WEEK COMMENCING 12 MAY 2019
Makers Central 2019 is but a memory now; I know that many of you came along and it was great to see you. We might not have been able to talk much as it was just so busy, but I hope I managed to spend a bit of time with all of you who came along.
Many others attended Woodworks in Daventry, sadly we couldn’t be in two places at once but if you opted for there I hope had an equally good time.
What you might not know, and this came up at the weekend, is that you can tint the WoodWax 22 and especially the Liming Wax using our Spirit Stains to get a wide range of colours from just one tin. The only limit is your imagination!
Picking up on something I was saying last week, the life expectancy of the Buffing Wheel Kit came up this weekend. All of the components of the kit are available to buy individually, so rather like Trigger’s Broom
The outer edge of the wheel will also wear down in time, but this will take a lot longer. We upgraded the mounting system on the wheels a while ago and I changed my demo wheels accordingly. I compared the new ones to the ones which were several years old and the difference in the diameter was too small to really notice. As the fabric does wear away the wheel is still usable, it will probably just require a little more speed.
The mandrels should last forever, as we often say the only reason to replace them is if you lose one! Or, in the case of a caller today, if you want to have a spare for a second lathe!
This time next week I’ll be in the Isle of Wight at Mulberry Tree Woodturnery and the following weekend I’ll be at the ToolPost Open House. Apart from a few club demos that’ll be it for shows until a little event taking place at the beginning of August, I can’t remember if I’ve mentioned it before…of course I did, it’s our Woodturning Weekender – our late 25th birthday party disguised as a woodturning event! Tickets are still available and are selling well, we really hope that if you haven’t already taken the plunge you’ll dive in soon and join us. It’s going to be a lot of fun with loads of inspiration and information to be had.
I really hope I’ll see you at one or maybe even all of the above.
Have a great week!