Mastercrafts on BBC

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Mastercrafts on BBC

Post: #187110 southeast-isher
Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:07 pm

First one on bbc 2 tonight on green woodworking. Now up on iPlayer.

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Post: #187149 Kezz
Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:49 pm

I watched it. Very interesting, even the xbox mad OH sat down and watched it all. Maybe I'll buy him a stanley knife and send him out to whittle something, get him off the damn xbox.

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Post: #187156 Green Aura
Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:41 pm

We watched it, and quite enjoyed it. It had the usual "will she/won't she" rubbish - I don't understand why they think we need drama in a crafts programme. :scratch: :lol:

But I loved all the tools and the circus-like workshop. What an amazing place to work all day.

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Re: Mastercrafts on BBC

Post: #187182 snapdragon
Sat Feb 13, 2010 6:34 pm

bah and I thought i'd be getting chairs - OH watched and decided aginst as the tolerances were just too tiddly and old sight ain't too good
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Post: #187227 Silver Ether
Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:21 am

I watched it last night ... himself had recorded it for me...I enjoyed .. and I felt terrible of proud the Lady ... eerrr Sarah ... not good with names

She struggled but did a nice little job ... :flower:
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Post: #187228 sarahkeast
Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:34 am

Watched it on iPlayer, what a great experience, I am officially jealous. Cant wait to show my son, he will be totally into it. Want to try and find him a summer camp to do stuff like that.

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Post: #187229 theabsinthefairy
Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:59 am

What a fantastic place to do a course, tucked away in the woods under that lovely canopy.

Wonder if i can convince my other half to make me one of those rotating foot powered lathes? hmmmmmm

:study: Might have to go and see if I can find some plans on line.
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Post: #187234 Milims
Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:56 am

We loved it - thank you for pointing it out!
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Re: Mastercrafts on BBC

Post: #187253 brett53
Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:46 pm

theabsinthefairy wrote:What a fantastic place to do a course, tucked away in the woods under that lovely canopy.

Wonder if i can convince my other half to make me one of those rotating foot powered lathes? hmmmmmm

:study: Might have to go and see if I can find some plans on line.



here you go - a pdf on the subject - looks easy enough to build ( but then i am a chippy by trade ) - if not a tad fancy for my liking - and i doubt if you will find the same materials easily - but other than that looks sound to me

if you have access to a bench mounted circular saw there IS a way of cutting exact circles - which requires a simple jig - there's a video here that shows how http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wxbzrf4z_cg

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FINGERS ARE USEFULL - DONT LOOSE YOURS IN A SAW ACCIDENT !! :thumbright:

AND - I DONT approve of using an OPEN blade like that - you can still do this with the riving knife AND blade guard in place :angryfire: - yes a lot of us have done work with an "open" blade and still have our fingers to tell the tale - but ONE SLIP and its casualty time !! + you could fall on to the blade - NOT recommended - but here is a classic example of someone who SHOULD know better .................... :wink: power tools ain't TOYS they BITE !!
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Re: Mastercrafts on BBC

Post: #187260 theabsinthefairy
Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:19 pm

here you go - a pdf on the subject



brett 53

I think you forgot to attach the pdf :icon_smile:


We are quite used to fast spinning things that can take off your appendages if you don't pay attention, we cut our firewood on this home built saw.




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Re: Mastercrafts on BBC

Post: #187266 brett53
Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:19 pm

theabsinthefairy wrote:
here you go - a pdf on the subject



brett 53

I think you forgot to attach the pdf :icon_smile:


We are quite used to fast spinning things that can take off your appendages if you don't pay attention, we cut our firewood on this home built saw.




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:oops: :oops: SORRY - http://www.manytracks.com/lathe/lathe.pdf

AND THAT THING LOOKS LEATHAL !! - :shock: :shock: ( and i thought some of my gear was dodgy :lol: :lol: )
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Re: Mastercrafts on BBC

Post: #187272 crowsashes
Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:58 pm

health and saftey would have a field day with that creation !

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Re: Mastercrafts on BBC

Post: #187281 brett53
Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:02 am

crowsashes wrote:health and safety would have a field day with that creation !


instant prohibition order !! - maybe they don't take H&S so literally as we do in France ????? :lol:
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Re: Mastercrafts on BBC

Post: #187303 snapdragon
Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:59 am

theabsinthefairy wrote:We are quite used to fast spinning things that can take off your appendages if you don't pay attention, we cut our firewood on this home built saw.

Oh my giddy aunt :shock: and I thought my treadle jig saw was a bit scary :pale:
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Re: Mastercrafts on BBC

Post: #187324 theabsinthefairy
Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:15 pm

Thank you for the pdf.

The saw is lethal, as we have heard from local histories, and H&S is a bit hit and miss here in rural France, but ultimately, the saw is safer than a chainsaw and a sawhorse, which had a tendancy to spin the logs and make the chainsaw blade 'jump' up towards your head. :icon_smile:
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