THIS IS YOUR FIRST VISIT - PLEASE NOTE:
REGISTER before you can post, view all the pictures, see all threads
Registering will also stop those annoying popup link ads from
Timber & Working With Wood Show
12, 13, 14 June 2015 10:00am to 4:00pm
Hall 6, Sydney Showground,
Sydney Olympic Park
For more info or to volunteer
Unable to help,
CLICK HERE for
info & discounted entry.
Originally Posted by Paulyboy1960
This is something I threw together from odds and sods laying around
Two bolts for thick and thin solder, plus another for solder wick. It is copper braid impregnated with flux, you just use it between the iron and excess solder and it will soak it up. Some people swear by it while others swear at it .
The foam is a tip wiper to keep the iron tip clean and save your trousers. Get it from Jaycar or similar, its in a jar lid velcro'd to the wood. Keep it moist but not saturated, and wipe the soldering iron tip on it before starting a joint. The stand is just a strip of metal bent to suit your iron so it doesnt tip backwards.
Just a thought, soldering is like welding, practice on something that doesnt matter till you are happy.
Originally Posted by Template Tom
It has been a long time since I have posted to this blog. That doesn't mean that I haven't been doing any woodwork. It just means that between that and all the other things in my life (work, children, rest of family), I haven't had time to do a proper write-up of my projects. However, I thought I would resume posting, because I have a new and interesting project to talk about.
Earlier this year I took a relatively brief overseas holiday and during that break I read Christopher Schwarz's book on Campaign Furniture. One project that struck me as interesting was the camp stool. As the father of children who play sport and otherwise do outdoor activities, having a comfortable seat to sit on during those activities is highly desirable and the $9 folding chairs from the green box store tends not to be either comfortable or long-lasting.
Updated 16th Jul 2014 at 01:23 PM by jmk89
Originally Posted by fozz
After much help from Sam-Q, NeilS, Paul39, Uncle Al, Old Croc, pjt, BobL, Mobyturns, and hughie, the Omega Lathe I've been restoring in these two threads, http://www.woodworkforums.com/showthread.php?t=177954 and http://www.woodworkforums.com/showth...hlight=pulleys is now finally finished.
Guys, you all have a generosity that is limitless, patience in abundance, and a willingness to help that is inspiring. Without your help over these last few months I would still have a boat anchor in the garage instead of a lathe that is everything I'd imagined it would be and for that I can't thank you enough.
Since last posting I still wasnt happy with the rev range so I sourced a step pulley from AA Bearings in Nunawading that gives me a 4 gear range of,
at 10hz the speeds are 58, 132, 245, 424 and
at 70hz the
Originally Posted by fozz
Good evening folks,
I'm wondering if any of you knows what brand this lathe may be and what age it my be.
Any information will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
Copyright © U-Beaut Enterprises 1999 - 2014. All rights reserved.
This website and its content is copyright of U-Beaut Enterprises. Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following: ♦ you may print or download to a local hard disk extracts for your personal and non-commercial use only ♦ you may copy the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge Woodwork Forums as the source of the material.
You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.