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    Can you help?

    I haven't been on the fourum for a number of reasons which I'd rather not go into, though I have been a regular visitor when I've been able to (usually when I can borrow some time on friends laptops!). However, I'm here now and asking for help. Can you spare a few quid to help Macmillan? I'm...
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    The big day is almost here.

    I haven't been active on the forum for some time now. As some of you may recall, I have been training for a 300 mile bike ride, from Newcastle to London in under 24 hours. (Well that, and I now have a 6 month old son to add to the seven year old one I already had!). I just thought those that...
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    Macmillan Cancer/Cycling Challenge and Tool Giveaway.

    Hello all. I started another thread about this some weeks ago, however things went a little awry, so I've started another. In August I'm taking part in an organised event (Ride 24), in which I have to ride from Newcastle to London in 24 hours. That's 300 miles, by pushbike in a day. I'm taking...
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    Happy New Year, and thank you.

    I know it's not midnight, but I'm stripping the walls in my bedroom tonight so I'll probably forget later on... I just want to wish all members of this fine forum a happy, healthy 2015, and thank you all for your help, advice and support over the last year. Some of you are aware that my wife and...
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    Newcastle to London in 24 hours. By bike. Sponsorship needed

    On August 22nd 2015 I'm taking part in a Ride24 event, riding from Newcastle to London in 24 hours (hopefully!) in order to raise money for the charity, Macmillan Cancer Support (edited from previous) I have never cycled this kind of distance before, but I have a training plan that will see...
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    Where can I get some 1/2" crown staples from?

    Hello fellow woodies. I hope someone can help me out. I have a job coming up, for which I have to use my staple gun (don't ask). It is an old Duo Fast, and takes 1/2" crown staples. Do any of you guys and girls know a good supplier? I can find loads in America, but I'm struggling to get some...
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    Scratch Awl Squadron

    Here are some photos of the scratch awls I took along to Richarnold's open day. I would describe these ones as seconds, or 'B' quality (in that they have cosmetic flaws). I strive for AA quality, but seem to get a collection of seconds from time to time. I guess that's the same for us...
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    Thanks Richarnold...

    I'd jut like to say a big thanks to Richard Arnold for the open day he held today. I had a great time, met some wonderful people and got to handle some amazing tools. And all for charity too! Highlights for me were meeting up with friends, old and new, talking at length to Richard Maguire (who...
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    How I use Sketchup to help me design

    Just thought I'd share a few quick pics of concept drawings. I use these to hep me refine things virtually before committing to prototypes. (Of which there are usually many) I often don't bother with real textures, these are simply to help with the mechanics of how a tool will function...
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    Sad day for music...

    I heard the sad news today that Pete Seeger has died. I know he was 94, but he seemed like one of those people who would be with us forever. He is a hero of mine. I wish I had a tenth of the courage or conviction this fine man displayed throughout his life. Even though I only heard him on...
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    Ingenious idea

    I've been looking around lately for a better way to fix kitchen carcases (or any fitted furniture for that matter). I came across a product called space plugs, and duly requested a sample. Well, what can I say?. I truly think this is a great idea, and a great product which simplifies the process...
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    A word of warning...Ebay seller francoisgreeff

    I was looking at lathes on the bay,and came across this, which at first sight looked half decent. Added to my watch list, and returned to look again later on. Now, as far as I can tell, there are 3 different lathes in the pictures. In fact, the goblet rest picture has been lifted straight from...
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    give us a clue. . .

    as to what this is.. .. Thanks. Adam.
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    1" x 8 - BSF or UNC?

    As the title. Is a 1" x 8 headstock thread a BSF or UNC thread? Thanks in advance for the help. Adam.
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    Thought I'd share this little job...

    I finished this awl for a customer at the weekend. I love working with Cocobolo, and for me, there is nothing like a dark timber married with Stainless components. This one measures 156mm overall. The hardened spike is made of silver steel drill rod). There is a small flat (unseen in these...
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    Today I have mostly been....

    making these... Volume/tone knobs for guitars. Air dried English Holly. Well,that was in my lunch break. The rest of the day was spent working on these... The shape of these allows them to nest in tha hand very comfortably, with easy access to the tightening screw, which is knurled...
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    My apprentices first day....

    A few weeks ago my son came to me and asked if I could help him make a bed for his favourite toy. So last week weekend we made a packed lunch each and headed off to my workshop.... Jacob working out the proportions... Jacob (and George Pig) spied the beginnings of a jewellery box, and tried...
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    Any one in the Kettering/Market Harborough area....

    Know of any small workshops available to rent? Mine has just flooded (again) and I think it's time to move on. If anyone knows of any potential 'shops, I'd appreciate it. All the best. Adam.
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    Petition for quality saw files...

    If you're frustrated with the quality of saw files, have a look here.... https://www.change.org/petitions/saw-fi ... g-handsaws All the best. Adam.
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    Wow. Never seen one of these before...

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-VINTAGE- ... 4856415050 :lol: :lol: :lol: 8) :shock:
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