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Derek Jones

Welcome to......the future

30 August 2019

I have been at the helm of F&C for 10 years I am now moving on to pastures new. It has been a privilege to work and talk with such wonderful craftspeople from around the world. The 20 working day production cycles certainly kept me on my toes and it will be a different pace of life from here on  ...

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  • Help needed

    By Ian Thorn

    Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 10:16 PM

    It may be worth using an outdoor furniture oil it will protect the wood and repel moisture and dry so as not to come off on your cloths

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  • Help needed

    By barry

    Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 9:26 AM

    Many thanks Peter, have been using Danish oil for years, and have never had any problems at all with it.What you are saying is possibly the only answer. Ma...

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  • Help needed

    By Peter T

    Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 9:27 AM

    Probably just water damage. Even if it has not rained there will often be condensation in the morning. The question of what to finish Oak with when used ou...

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  • Live Centre for a Union Graduate

    By ron.d

    Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 7:17 PM

    Looking at tyour request for a live centre or your Graduate, the one you asked about in the next post is a 2MT and any live centre with 2MT will fit. Nearly all manfacureres use themRon

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  • Live Centre for a Union Graduate

    By GoldfingerFactory

    Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 6:25 PM

    Hi all, We've got the old bird up and running with a variable speed controller and it's great to get started. One thing is that it has a very blunt dead ce...

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  • Help needed

    By barry

    Monday, September 9, 2019 - 4:53 PM

    thanks for getting back to me Ron   I always use a RubberThanks again

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  • Help needed

    By ron.d

    Monday, September 9, 2019 - 12:02 PM

    How did you apply it if you used wire wool then the tannin in the oak will have reacted to the shreds left in the grain.Ron

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  • Help needed

    By barry

    Monday, September 9, 2019 - 8:50 AM

    Wonder if there is anybody out there that can help me.I renewed the timber on a friends bench last week with European oak and gave it 3 coats of danish oil...

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