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  1. Boxwood in the UK and they are a very good supplier http://shop.exotichardwoods.co.uk/boxwoods/page/4/
  2. Hi Blue Ocean - If you need Aluminium soldering I've not yet seen a decent solution. I'm an ex coded welder and if I needed Ali joining I'd pop into my local welders and ask them to TIG weld it for me. It takes them seconds to do our sort of job and my local shop would do it for the price of a pint of beer.
  3. I guess so but what I meant was I just use a 3/8 spanner on the shaft flats and hold it to undo the blade locking nut. Easy peasy 👍
  4. That’s ingenious but why not just shove a 3/8 spanner on it? That’s what I do.
  5. Your right it is rubbing alcohol and this is what I use to thin my epoxy resin and also clean my tools with. I’ve been using it for years but anything more than a 10% dilution just doesn’t seem to work well for me. I buy a litre of IPA which is 99% pure if that’s the correct term for about £5
  6. Just realised I should have included a picture of the cloth with the resin applied before it was trimmed otherwise it doesn’t make sense - sorry. The resin has just been applied and is wet.
  7. I use 49g fibre cloth and finishing epoxy resin. The cloth really does make all the difference for a smooth long lasting finish. It takes 3 coats of resin to get an immaculate finish. The first just coats the hull. The second is used to apply the cloth and the third fills the weave of the cloth. Here’s a few pictures of what I’m working on at the moment. It hasn’t had its last coat yet but it’s coming out ok. The best results I’ve had is applying the resin using a 1” roller and using thin coats. The last two pictures are of the second coat dried and the excess cloth removed. I hope this helps you
  8. I agree with all of the above. The micrometer adjustment is what this saw was built for. The sled makes the job really easy and very safe too. Just double up on your blades as they are not that expensive and you’ll go through a few except for the carbide blades. These seem to stay sharp for a very long time.
  9. Yep I use my table saw every week and I use my thickness sander about the same too. Derek you will not be disappointed
  10. Sorry I clicked on the wrong quote - its an age thing! Here you go - £21 plus £7 postage - be quick https://www.cashconverters.co.uk/shop/product/parkside-disc-sander-ptsg-140-a1-140w-240v/245647
  11. Here you go - £21 plus £7 postage - be quick https://www.cashconverters.co.uk/shop/product/parkside-disc-sander-ptsg-140-a1-140w-240v/245647
  12. These sanders are great. We get them here in the UK from the Lidl supermarket for £29.99. Great value!
  13. The only thing that the manufacturer reckons this tool won't cut through is bull sh*t - if you've got £400 quid to buy one of these you seriously need help or medication. I've loved this thread its made me laugh so much can't wait for the next one like this
  14. Seriously how can a glue dispenser that costs £28 be any good what so ever for the every day modeller. Do you know how much glue I could buy for that much money. Enough to build two complete ships and a lot of brushes to spread the glue too. Come on I understand that we should embrace technology but thats like buying an atomic clock. Its good but so is my £1 Casio and isn't an improvement in real life.

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