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Mike Dempsey

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About Mike Dempsey

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    Senior Member, Raffle Sponsor 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Birthday 26/09/1963

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    furniture designer/maker, laser engraver
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  1. Iain at Tuffsaws in South Wales is your man. Top quality and good advice a well.
  2. I bought a clicker press on ebay on Sunday thinking that the guy would be helpful and stick it on a pallet for a few quid extra. Unfortunately he isn't and wont do that. Its in a small business premises at SO451BB. The press weighs about 350 Kg and is 900 x 800 and 1360mm high and will fit nicely on a normal sized pallet. All I need is a couple of helpful people to nip around there and stick it on a pallet (probably need to bring one) maybe using some old rope or a couple of cheap ratchet tie downs. You don't have to take it anywhere as I am going to arrange pick up via pallet company. Probably only about ten to fifteen minutes work at the most. It needs to be done between 8.30 and 5pm. I am happy to pay someone £100 to do this as its about 500 miles from me, so a bit of a hike! I would need to give them a days notice as they have some stuff in front of it that would need moved first. If anyone is able to help my no is 07769703520. cheers Mike
  3. I got a carpet fitters trolley a couple of years ago for shifting planks on. I ratchet strap a plank to it and its fairly easy to move. Wished I had done it years ago in fact. I have moved some fairly hefty planks about 100m when I wasn't allowed to drive on some grass a couple of years ago. Worth the effort but not if I had to carry them with a mate. Mike
  4. Whilst I appreciate the company is based in the States it would still be far cheaper to buy their products and pay for the shipping than it would be to get a one-off bespoke piece made for you. You could always buy the machinery such as a milling machine and spark eroder etc and make the bits yourself. You could then offset the cost of the machinery by offering to make and sell bandsaw parts to self builders such as yourself.
  5. The common furniture beetle or to give it its latin name, anobium punctatum, will go for wood that is bone dry. By the time you see the holes on the surface will a little fine sawdust they will have been inside your timber for 3 to 4 years. I am a cabinet maker and at the first signs of any dodgy timber it gets cut up and burned in the stove. I wont even have it in the workshop whilst I am waiting on it to get burned. You cannot make items from this wood and give/sell them to anyone as the risk of spreading it is too great and you might end up getting sued in court if someone's furniture gets infested.
  6. Thanks Shavey, much appreciated Mike
  7. Its the round wire gauze in the carb that I am needing Shavey, and if you could get one next week for me that would be brilliant. Mike
  8. Hadnt heard of this company Woodwizzard. Found the bit on their site but I am not going to order unless I know they actually have it and its not a back order.
  9. Think I might have to get on my hands and knees and hunt for the original one on the workshop floor. I was drying it with the airgun after washing it in petrol. The pressure was set too high and it flew away behind the radial arm saw. Lesson learned I think!
  10. I need a new filter screen part no 021151180 for the above saw. Ordered it from Power Tool Spares about 3 weeks ago believing it wouldn't take too long to get one. Now been told there are none in the country and it will be at least 25th Feb before any are in the country. Are there any recommended Makita dealers that folks could let know so I could try and get the part a bit sooner. Mike
  11. I am not a tree surgeon, I mill up logs with my Alaskan mill and kiln dry the wood to make things out of. If this oak was a decent size and worth planking I would plank it ok. The branches and other bits of trunk not suitable for planking would get logged up for my firewood. The brash I would be prepared to pile up and the owner could burn it when dry. I don't see a problem in that at all. As I am short of oak at present I would be prepared to do it at short notice as well in case someone else was going to get the wood!
  12. You could always join NTS Scotland and save yourself £18 quid on membership for a family, compared to NTS England.
  13. Get some ratchet straps around your timber or it will warp!
  14. That will keep you busy for a wee while! All it takes is a little imagination and a few quid. There are a few specialist companies out there supplying parts for van conversions so it shouldn't be too hard to get what you need. Still in the middle of restoring my own Talbot Express motorhome, just don't know where the time is going these days.


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