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Mark Baker

Mark Baker

For the love of timber

10 June 2019

It is interesting that many young people do not know what they really want to do when they leave education. I think that comment would apply to many of us. I think I’ve mentioned in the past that I had two things I loved and wanted to work within. The dominant thought was to be a geochemist, the s ...

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  • Jammed faceplate

    By Ian Thorn

    Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 10:30 PM

    You could use a face plate ring it fits in the chuck . I never use a faceplate I use a chuck screw with the tail stock up to form the spigett . Tip allways...

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  • Jammed faceplate

    By Handcrafter

    Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 6:49 PM

    Oh, I've got a chuck - very useful indeed, I agree. However, before I can use that I need to turn a chucking point on the base of the bowl - which as far a...

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  • Jammed faceplate

    By Dalboy

    Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 6:41 PM

    I have a record CL3 and don't seem to have any problems but I can understand why it stuck. It will pay to get a chuck as soon as you can life will become easier

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  • Jammed faceplate

    By Handcrafter

    Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 6:31 PM

    Thanks very much for the tips - unfortunately nothing seemed to work, including using penetrating oil on the contact between faceplate and spindle over a n...

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  • Jammed faceplate

    By Dalboy

    Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 10:25 AM

    Have you tried putting the spanner on the shaft to help hold that before trying to unscrew the plate the spanner flats can be found on the shaft inside the...

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  • Wood and Fire

    By Dalboy

    Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 4:16 PM

    Like Neil, I also missed these Les. Again like the others that you showed on here a nice collection and it just goes to show that something as simple as sc...

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  • Wood and Fire...small pots

    By Dalboy

    Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 4:12 PM

    [QUOTE=Les Symonds] Cheers Dalboy....if you have any Chestnut coloured stains (ed/blue etc) they can be mixed into lime wax to give pastel colours.Les[/QU...

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  • Wood and Fire

    By Neil Lawton

    Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 3:57 PM

    I missed these (but I am officially on holiday!)I like all of these, the top ones especially being reminiscent of my friend John Hodgson's work. He loves t...

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