Has anyone been daft enough to do this by any chance who can give some practical advice? Or can anyone save me all the trouble and point me to a dirt cheap source of excellent reproductions which will save my time and lessen the chances of me removing a thumb during the construction? I'm...
I found a Gillwell hand ax at a carboot sale. I cleaned it up and gave it to my nephew. I had assumed it was a Scout brand ax from the association of the name with the Scout activity centre at Gilwell, but later realised that the spelling is different. So now I don't know whether there is any...
Graphite tape is used in my stove to seal the gland/control valve. I don't think it will wick. I have necer used it myself but have seen it discussed on various forums.
Like "Classic pressure lamps"
"Graphite foil is manufactured from expanded natural graphite which means it can be...
What about a Turkish coffee mill.
Well done. Your making me jealous.
I've still not got my hands on a pattern.
if it's a large is there any chance you could make a copy of the pattern and send it on to Wattsy? I'm next after him on the pass around pattern list.
I can definately get a spark with the stuff I sent you. The sparks are best seen out of sunlight. But I don't know the name of the particular polymorph. Descriptions I have read would suggest it is marcasite.
Going back to the offer of a shed. Is am having to replace my fence posts so will have posts that can be used for a shed base. I will keep them by until we know whether or not we will be able to have a shed.
I don’t like the idea of a load of kit bought or donated for the use and ownership of the group. As pointed out there is the problem of storage, maintence, replacement and collecting money etc as well as what happens to these things when we leave or if the group no longer meets.
Just checked the dates for the next meet (Nov). Unfortunately I will be working that weekend and it will be the third meeting in a row that I am working. But on a brighter note the December (Christmas) weekend I am able to attend.
I am working this weekend but I can come out on saturday morning. Would anyone be interested if I brought my pole lathe? It has sat in my shed for years without use and I would be happy to leave at the site for people to have a go. It is only made of soft wood so won't last too long outside but...