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    Post a photo of the last thing you made

    Still trying to get to grips with bowls/platters... it was really too hot in my workshop 31C but I wanted to make something, then once I started, well you have to's a piece of ash... Regards Padster
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    Tennis elbows

    I have to say having played sport all my life (football semi-pro), and having numerous injuries over the years, I have a similar outlook. After finishing football - I took up tennis and at some point got tennis elbow, various people suggested various things, but being 'old school' I generally...
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    Pillar drill

    For what it's worth I have the PBD40 and have had no issues. It does everything I need or want, I got it on offer (happens reasonably often on Amazon) you will find at least two other threads about it with more info if you are looking to buy new rather than refurb something. Regards Padster
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    Post a photo of the last thing you made

    Just a couple from this week end - the pen is Thuya Burl and was far from easy to turn or finish, the letter opener was leveraging a piece of leftover acrylic blank I had Regards Padster
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    About time I joined

    Welcome to madhouse - some great timber you have there too! Padster
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    New woodworker

    Welcome to the madhouse or can also be known as the money pit :ROFLMAO: Padster
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    Hi everyone

    What Stig said!!!
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    Post a photo of the last thing you made

    So another something new... This time some secret compartment keyrings, I was using up two offcuts (I know there are three!) ... the leftmost is believe it or not Purpleheart, the right most is teak, the centre one is not really an offcut but my first home made blank, using some left over resin...
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    Post a photo of the last thing you made

    Thanks.. are flexcut the best starter option.... honestly I don't know any different, they are all I've used but research before I bought them seemed to suggest they'd be good, and I like to get the best I can afford and buy once, I also thought because they were 'known' if I didn't take to it I...
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    Bosch PBD 40 - not showing depth

    As you say many others have this drill, myself included and I've never had any issues. You may have a faulty model if you aren't seeing rpm either, but you do need to have the back positional lever locked, the front will tighten if required to use the depth gauge (physical rather than reading)...
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    Post a photo of the last thing you made

    Something a little different, never tried a green man before. I take my flex cut tools away with me on hols, this took me two hols but only doing it sporadically when we had nothing planned or the girls were just chilling - I finished with Danish oil this week when we got back. Padster
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    My heart is broken

    Sorry for your loss @Stigmorgan. I have no words or advice, only that I'm sure whatever you turn will be fabulous. Personally I'm dreading the day our cockerpoo goes, never wanted a dog (I've been allergic most of my life but fortunately not in this instance) she was for our daughter but...
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    Post a photo of the last thing you made

    Thought it was time for another pen, this is called a cyclone.... Regards Padster
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    Post a photo of the last thing you made

    Something I made yesterday.... @Stigmorgan not sure how we managed to come up with almost identical pots I hadn't seen yours! I believe mine was spalted beech so different wood ;-) Regards Padster
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    Budget Glue

    I use titebond because it works, as others have said when you spend on timber, it is a small fraction, I buy when it’s on offer and buy larger and split into smaller bottles. Cheaper may do the job, but I’m a believer in if it ain’t broke…. Padster