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Dodge

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Well when I finished in my workshop just before Christmas I didnt plan on going back until the new year but my son had other ideas.

Whilst my wife went shopping with my daughter we had a boys day and I offered to take James Fishing, Bowling, etc but do you know what he asked to do??

Go to my workshop for the day! Mainly so he could put the new tools he got for Christmas into his bench and give them a try

First he spent time trying his new Mitre Saw & the fine tooth blade



Next was how to get the best from his Zona Gents Saw



After that was time spent sharpening and learning how to use his cabinet scraper



Followed by sharpening and lapping the backs of his new Narex Chisels



The some planing practice with his No4 having christened his Tenon Saw



And finally had a play with the Scheppach Scroll Saw recently bought from Dan (Goldeneyemonkey)



All in all a very enjoyable day - Hes now laying on the sofa fast asleep though - Did I wear him out for once??

Happy New Year Everyone
 

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V.cool, what age is he? Mine is only 6 months old but he already likes coming in my workshop as long as I don't start any machinery.
 

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The Wood Butcher":3fx4dahs said:
V.cool, what age is he? Mine is only 6 months old but he already likes coming in my workshop as long as I don't start any machinery.
He was 10 in November - Admittedly he has got computer games but the tools were all things he put on his own Christmas List
 

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I try to keep my son out! To him cleaning up is something his mother does! :(

Roy.
 

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Come on Rog

You were suffering withdrawal symptoms :lol:

Quality time together =D>
 

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Spring! And the young man's fancy turns lightly to thoughts of....woodworking?

Roy.
 

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Fantastic. I wish I had someone in the family to take after.
I just have to figure things out myself
brings a tear to my eye!
You should be very proud
 

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hi Melinda,

if ever you need a few pointers or a bit of assistance please dont hesitate to contact me

Happy New Year

Rog
 

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Melinda_dd":2ea5avl7 said:
Thanks dodge I certainly will do that
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best saw for dovetails? gents?
Personally I use a small Japanese handsaw but I have got to say that the little Zona Gents saw I got for James is a really nice little saw and cuts very crisp/clean dovetails

Rog
 

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Next question.. but i'm not gonna know if don't ask... where to get tools from

For example I need a mitre saw and the only places i know are b and q, wickes etc but all they have is floppy plastic ones for d i y ... where do i go for good quality tools :oops:
 

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Melinda_dd":133ct687 said:
Next question.. but i'm not gonna know if don't ask... where to get tools from

For example I need a mitre saw and the only places i know are b and q, wickes etc but all they have is floppy plastic ones for d i y ... where do i go for good quality tools :oops:

WARNING

entering this site is VERY bad for your bank balance :mrgreen:

http://www.axminster.co.uk/
 

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Yes I agree with Blister, Axminster basically is a one stop shop, but there are also other specialist tools suppliers like Matthew at Workshop Heaven.

Personally I would not recommend Rutlands having received some very poor service from them in the past, received items which were not as I ordered, inferior steel rules once instead of the quality ones in the catalogue, and a power tool which had previously been returned by another customer as damaged broken - How do I know this? - It still had his previous individuals letter of complaint in the box with it and upon return they had obviously just put on the shelf ready to dispatch again without even checking it! despite this they still didn't want to refund me!

Admittedly I havn't ordered anything from them for probably 15 years so maybe they have changed
 

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Dodge":1j2q03vt said:
- Hes now laying on the sofa fast asleep though - Did I wear him out for once??

Happy New Year Everyone
Nah.. He's just dreaming of all the LNs and LVs he will be getting over the next few years! :lol:

John :D
 

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I didn't even think of axminster!!! i really should flick throught that lovely new catalogue they sent me !! :oops:

Mark ... buster bunny.... for some reason my avatar went awol so that was the only one I could find that I liked!
 
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