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Derek Jones

Welcome to......unknowns

7 June 2019

Since putting my first issue of F&C together back in the autumn of 2009 I must have written, read and commissioned well over a thousand articles on the subject.  With all that information under my belt you’d think I was some kind of an expert on the matter by now but in fact, the opposite is clo ...

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  • Jet dust collector anti-start bypass

    By rmichaelo67

    Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 4:18 AM

    Hi guys. I have 2hp 230v jet dust collector. It has an anti-start on the machine which means using remotes is not possible. I bought a new normal power too...

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  • Woodworkers bench

    By colin wilding

    Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 8:44 PM

    Just wondering does anybody know of a company in the UK that manufacture cabinet makers workbenches. I have had a fire in my shop which has destroyed my bench.

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  • Closing workshop

    By GoldfingerFactory

    Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 6:28 PM

    Hi Billio, Very sorry to hear of your ill health. Hope you feel better soon. We run a community based workshop in London aiming to upskill people in the ar...

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  • In built wardrobe project

    By Gsusamc

    Friday, April 19, 2019 - 1:50 AM

    Hello thereI was wondering if anyone could give me some expert advice. I want to build my wardrobe for the attic room I just converted. I have drawn t...

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  • End Grain

    By lodgema

    Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 11:59 AM

    Thank you both for your replies, very much appreciated.I guess, Claude, that the adage about Google not always being the font of all knowledge has proved c...

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  • End Grain

    By Robson Valley

    Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 1:31 AM

    Oaks can be divided into two groups.a) The Red Oak group of species have open pores (vessels) in the wood which run the height of the entire tree.Those 'po...

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  • End Grain

    By Claude

    Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 8:23 PM

    [QUOTE=lodgema]... the final piece will have an oak top which I understand from reading various articles on the internet does not suffer as badly as other ...

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  • End Grain

    By lodgema

    Monday, April 15, 2019 - 1:24 PM

    Many thank Ian for your reply.I've never used sanding sealer before but am more than willing to give it a try. What I built was a trial piece; the final pi...

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