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About TerryMcK

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  • Birthday 07/26/1962

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    Ellesmere Pk, England, UK
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    Stringed instrument making
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    Cabinet making
    Furniture design and manufacture
    Power tools
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    Shop design and layout
    Gate, Portcullis and Drawbridge design and manufacture a speciality - especially for anybody living in a castle.

    Also a licensed radio ham G8YPH since 1980 and just getting back into operating. Have a listen around on HF, VHF or UHF as I have gear for all bands.

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  1. Learn a few words like Eh and Aboot and you will be ok . great that you are going to be near Lee Valley but that might get a little expensive. Marc has done a few shop move videos you may pick something up from those.
  2. I just saw this on Ask This Old House where Tom goes off to Chicago to help set up a small workshop in a one car garage. Some good ideas in this episode if you have a small space. It also looks as though the episode may have had a connection (sponsor maybe?) to Bosch blue. I noticed the glide saw with its fancy pivot mechanism and the saw is becoming very popular due to its very small footprint.
  3. The file link doesn't work Paul
  4. It's a trepanning tool. Normally you would only use one cutter at a time. Only use it in a drill press on very slow speed (it is unbalanced with one cutter but you could leave the other holder in place without cutter to balance it out) as it will take your fingers off. Also make sure you don't have any loose sleeves or long hair near it. I once saw a guy pulled into a lathe with loose sleeves - not a pretty sight but he survived with a broken arm.
  5. I have my planes and a few other tools hung in my wall mounted plane cabinet here. I also have other miscellaneous tools like chisels, small saws and layout tools hung over the window in a custom rack. Currently making a sawtill for all my bigger saws. Here is an update on the current over bench hand tool storage arrangement in the shop (January 2017) Now using the outside of the cabinet to store twist drills and bradpoint drills Door open showing the inner door in closed state Inner door swung open to reveal planes and other tools Tool rack over the window I need a proper sawtill. That is a coincidence as I'm currently building one! I may journal about it.
  6. Get a Dust Deputy but remember to empty it periodically otherwise you are back to plan A again!
  7. I store my CA bottles vertically in an airtight plastic container in the shop but that's only so I know where the bottles are. The thing I noticed with CA (I only use 1 oz bottles) is that the nozzle always blocks first. So I make sure that I clean the nozzle everytime before I replace the cap. I use a drop of two of CA glue remover for that. It prevents the cap from binding as well as keeping the nozzle clear. When I open a fresh bottle I also write on the date of first use. Now I rarely find the CA goes off too quickly in the bottle (with the exception of a bottle that is nearly used having too much air inside and that I will toss anyway).
  8. Read about it this morning having seen it in photos for many years but never visited. A news report said it was estimated to be about 1000 years old.
  9. Yes I too think you nailed that one.
  10. It's a bit wider gap than I would shoot for, especially with the width of boards you have, but try it out. If it opens or still shows after glueup you can always rip it down the joint and start again. You are only going to lose 1/8" to 3/16 off the width. Remember to bring your shop up to temperature stated in the glue manufacturers instructions especially in the winter. Lightly clamping means not screwing the heck out of the clamp - firm but not having to use a wrench. Just common sense really.
  11. LMAO literally
  12. Yes I only spray waterbourne finishes nowadays. I used to use nitrocellulose but always made sure sources of ignition were always shut off before and after spraying. I just brought the shop up to a decent temperature before starting.
  13. Sometimes, counter-intuitively, tightening the bolt slightly before slackening off works although I don't need to tell you to take care with aluminium.
  14. Finish does not cover up defects it actually highlights them. Sand bare wood to 220 and apply finish. Then lightly sand between subsequent coats with higher grits (600, 800, 1000) and after final curing 2000 to 4000. You can even use a brown grocery bag and you end up with baby butt smooth finish. Initial sanding any higher than 220 (except on end grain which can tolerate higher grits) is a waste of energy.