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  1. K

    Post a photo of the last thing you made

    Nice work. What ebonising lacquer did you use?
  2. K

    Newbie, few things I made.

    This is why I like coming here each evening. I get to see some excellent work from members and also get to learn things in the comments like . Priceless.
  3. K

    I blame YouTube, how many more Americanisms are we going to have to suffer ?

    We don't have morgues either. We have mortuaries. That is starting to wind me up too. Plus, I'm fine, not good or okay. It's a burr not a burl.
  4. K

    Wrist watch recommendations

    For many years I bought watches on whims. Nothing too expensive. Since my retirement I have whittled it down now to ten by selling or giving some away. I feel a little guilty about having those now because I rarely wear them. My go-to watch is my Garmin fenix 3. I have a pack of screen...
  5. K

    Double sided tape?

    As an addition to the CA glue approach, you can use masking tape then double-sided tape on top of that instead of the CA glue. It's not ideal. DS tape is a beggar to get off along with the residue and it would be great if there is/was a low-tack version out there - like DS masking tape?
  6. K

    PPE for turning - concerns over the PAPR masks

    I bought my JSP Powercap in the early oughts. The power pack is the original one that it came with that is on a long cable so I can put it in my smock back pocket or clip to a belt. It still powers the mask for a full day. No neck pain that I can recall. Have to wear ear-buds to listen to my...
  7. K

    Tips for dowel making jig?

    Just saw this one on YouTube. First time I've seen it done like this.
  8. K

    Wood mallet

    I've had the same mallet for twenty years. It's had four new heads and two new handles in that time. RIP Trigger
  9. K

    Workshop apron or coat

    For years I've worn an apron for general workshop woodworking. The one I wear now is custom made for me, by me. It's wax canvas with leather pockets. I wear a leather apron, also made by me, for the occasional bit of stick welding or grinding. A turners smock which I've had for possibly twenty...
  10. K

    Post a photo of the last thing you made

    That still looks like Tulipwood to me which North Americans would also refer to as Poplar. Tulipwood - Wikipedia
  11. K

    Mid range/budget chisels

    The only Marples I have are ancient mortice chisels with wooden handles that I've picked up from here and there over the years. I have no complaints with those either. I've never heard a bad thing about Marples so I imagine they must be good. As for the bid, I would just watch until near the end...
  12. K

    Mid range/budget chisels

    A set of six has just been added to ebay. £20.00 starting price. I've had the five set since my 21st birthday 1981. Also picked up a few extra at car boots for a quid here and there. No complaints from me.
  13. K

    Angle grinder wood sanding disc

    That has me thinking. I bet you could load the rough side of a leather belt with buffing wax as a polishing abrasive. A strop to the work piece rather than the other way around as you would with a blade. I can't test it on a metal lathe (I don't have one) but I try to think of it next time I'm...
  14. K

    which way for the blade?

    My understanding is that the arrow on a hacksaw blade points in the direction of the cut and not the direction it should be fitted. Personally, I think you should fit it in your preferred direction or in the direction the situation requires.
  15. K

    Angle grinder wood sanding disc

    On disc/belt cleaning. If you ever have a bottle of wine with one of those plastic type corks instead of a natural cork stopper you can use it to clean either - while they are running of course. I only buy wine with a cork stopper because I find the metal ring left behind with a screw top can...
  16. K

    Angle grinder wood sanding disc

    You can buy 50mm, 75mm and 100mm hook and loop discs that screw directly onto a grinder or extension bar. They take corresponding sanding discs of various grits. I've only ever used them for wood turning when sanding particularly 'dodgy' live edge items and don't want my hands near the spinning...
  17. K

    Post a photo of the last thing you made

    Yes, I can see that too.
  18. K

    Post a photo of the last thing you made

    I was given two sets of drawers. One set oak and the other pine with tulip wood sides. They are are very old and were just used for storage in a shed. Without the chests I was forced to take them apart for re-cycling. With some of the oak I made these two arts and crafts style candlestick...
  19. K

    Tide marks on shellac finish

    I would have to go with what profchris said. It should take to the oiled surface if it was given long enough to cure. It would probably take over a week if your workshop is as cold as mine. Glad you said it was teak before I wrongly identified it as mahogany.
  20. K

    Challenge - 18th century transport box design and materials?

    Tulipwood was a popular (poplar) wood used by the Victorians. I have recently been given three drawers, the chest has long been gone. The fronts are pine, the bottoms are single sheets of thin pine and the sides are poplar, all ends dovetailed. They are 1/4" thick, around the 6mm. A box of the...