Here is a list of all the postings Derek Lane has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Ally Pally Exhibition|
I find that any show is no longer worth attending. After the hassle of getting to many and the costs is one reason that puts me off as well as the fact that traders no longer have those show specials which use to be offered. By not going all the costs that I can save will go to buying another piece of tooling.
The only upside to them is seeing some of the wonderful models being shown and the meeting of like-minded people.
|Thread: What Did You Do Today 2020|
As you can see from the pictures the top of the jaws and little anvil square they have been used but not too badly all the other parts are still fine with not hardly any wear.
This is the first of some of the odd jobs that need doing around the workshop.
Now it is ready to have a new home
|Thread: Air line / compressor fittings|
I now the type you have but it pays to standardise all you fitting. Like Stevietr I have all PCL couplings on every tool as well as the hose to compressor. Save a lot of messing about and quick to couple and connect whenever I need to.
|Thread: Windows 7 support ends|
You should know by now that if you mention that site you know the one that sells things that you will catch the plague.
E BAY, E BAY, E BAY there I am now unclean
|Thread: New legislation that could affect us all.|
They were normally in the outhouse blimey showing my age now
There is only one legislation that applies in my workshop
Thank you Brian.
When ordering rivets how are the measured is it by head size or shank size. I need to order some as well as the rivet snap set to match.
I am still learning so bear with me
|Thread: Aluminium bar|
Thank you both. The bar I have looked at from Metals4u is 6082 so will order some of that.
I have some homemade gravers rather than use my woodturning tools but thank you all the same for the information Jason
I want to turn some Aluminium bar using some gravers as I need to put a sphere shape on it which grade will be best for this type of turning.
It will not be a part that is under any pressure so that strength is not anything to worry about.
I have noticed that some places do not put a grade of the material on their sites so recommendations with your choice would be appreciated.
Edited By Derek Lane on 01/01/2020 16:46:59
|Thread: Abracs Quick-lock abrasive tool|
If he believes it to be Australian then try asking on this SITE
|Thread: A Santa Special to forget.|
I did like the bloke who walked up took off his flat cap and scratches his head as though to say "How the eck did that happen"
|Thread: Removing superglue from an oak table|
Because the danish oil has dried it may give a barrier to the wood so a little scraping with a sharp blade may just lift it and leave no mark. it should not have stained the wood so a small amount of oil over the area after removing should be enough.
I apply wood sealers to some of my woodturning before filling cracks with a filler and flooding with CA. Note the filler is not wood filler but can be aluminium, copper or brass powder or even a contrasting wood dust this it to highlight the defect.
What I am saying is once wood has a finish it does not allow the glue to stain.
|Thread: 3 in 1|
Thank you all for the comments on this piece of kit. I was thinking this 3 in 1 because of space which is at a premium in my workshop.
Looks like I will just have to press the button
Is this any good for what it is designed for any thoughts on it I only intend to use it within its capabilities. Has any one brought this from Axminsters.
|Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019|
That is where this came from the mat is just laid in there. I did think of getting a couple more bricks maybe in the future
Spent some of yesterday assembling a present for the workshop. It may not be much but it will be ideal for a lot of pieces.
|Thread: Conecutters to produce rough MT1 and MT2 shaped holes?|
I made this for my 1 and 2MT bits and pieces for my woodturning lathe the hole is just a straight hole and holds everything just where I want it(mind you I think I need to enlarge it as run out of room).
As can be seen, angled each level for easy access to each one. Top row 1MT and lower 2MT
I need to make a second one for all the morse taper drill bits that I have
May need to modify for taller pieces.
|Thread: Heatshrink tubing|
Try model shops that sell radio-controlled items. I use to get some from them including sizes to make battery packs up
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