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Tool tips & reviews / Re: Spirit stain - questions?
« Last post by Bill21 on Today at 03:18:17 PM »
Thanks for that Paul. A brief search reveals at least some of these products are Anilene Dyes and somewhat fade resistant? Some are water soluble and others alcohol soluble.
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Tool tips & reviews / Re: Spirit stain - questions?
« Last post by Paul Hannaby on Today at 03:09:08 PM »
Some of the wood dyes are available in powder form (Liberon?) so there's no reason why any dye couldn't be used. My first experiments with colouring wood was using silk dyes ("borrowed" from my wife who used to paint silk). They worked fine for colouring wood but as they were water based, they would raise the grain so wet sanding before staining was the way to go.

The question with any dye is how durable it is and how well they retain their colour so what ever dye you choose, it's a question worth considering.
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Tool tips & reviews / Re: Spirit stain - questions?
« Last post by Bill21 on Today at 02:53:34 PM »
Anyone tried mixing powdered fabric dyes with a solvent?
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Tool tips & reviews / Re: Rutland chuck jaws
« Last post by Bill21 on Today at 02:52:14 PM »
I think you may be able to add the Sorby Chuck to that list as well?

I stand to be corrected but although the Axminster Chuck is very different I believe at one point they supplied jaws that could accept other makes. Sadly no longer listed.

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Tool tips & reviews / Re: Rutland chuck jaws
« Last post by M.Straughton on Today at 03:42:35 AM »
If your chuck model is XT9000 4 inch or XT700 according to my manual the following are compatible
Super nova 2
Charnwood Nexus 3
Charnwood viper 3
record power SC4
hope this helps
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General Discussion / Re: Insurance limitations
« Last post by The Bowler Hatted Turner on February 23, 2021, 05:19:48 PM »
I would like to point out that all members of the RPT that conduct demonstrations are required to carry their own public liability insurance. They know this as it is part of the joining requirements. If you book a member of the RPT and they do not have insurance don't let them demonstrate or report it to the RPT.
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General Discussion / Re: Insurance limitations
« Last post by Paul Hannaby on February 22, 2021, 11:33:08 PM »
Anyone charging for a demo isn't covered on the club insurance - it would only allow for reasonable expenses (travel & materials for example).

It isn't a question of "fairness" and insurance is not mandatory but with no insurance, the demonstrator risks all the assets they own in the event of a claim and for a standard club set up as an association, the club officers are financially liable for any debts incurred by the club including claims for negligence.

It's up to the club to assess the risk and if they think necessary, ensure the demonstrator carries appropriate insurance. If the demonstrator was just there to do a talk, the club officers may decide the risk is negligible so there would be no need for insurance but it's up to the club to assess and decide.

The insurance policies also state that risk assessments must be carried out. Without that, the insurers may decide not to cover a claim and you're back to square one so both clubs and demonstrators should do risk assessments and decide what insurance is appropriate.
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Tool tips & reviews / Re: Rutland chuck jaws
« Last post by Bill21 on February 22, 2021, 11:30:15 PM »


Maybe this should be a task for when clubs reopen, bring in your chucks and see if we can share jaws night :-)

I was thinking something very similar!  :)

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Tool tips & reviews / Re: Rutland chuck jaws
« Last post by Twisted Trees on February 22, 2021, 11:27:02 PM »
My chucks are now all Axminster without the silly new safety screw that stops you easily switching carriers. BUT I previously had a Sorby Patriot and a Super Nova and can confirm that the jaws are interchangeable on those two, also the Record Power site states that all it's chucks are compatible with the Nova jaws, which is a start point...

Maybe this should be a task for when clubs reopen, bring in your chucks and see if we can share jaws night :-)
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Tool tips & reviews / Re: Rutland chuck jaws
« Last post by Bill21 on February 22, 2021, 07:58:51 PM »
Just goes to show, appearances can be deceptive.  ;)

What’s needed are for some accurate measurements of all the popular chucks together with some actual trial fitting of accessory jaws. This can then be disseminated amongst turners.

It’s not so much of a bother to me though as I’m only likely to buy Axminster chucks.
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