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Tool tips & reviews / Deep but narrow hole
« Last post by dr4g0nfly on May 30, 2020, 01:15:10 PM »
I need to bore a hole, about 35mm wide by 200mm deep.
I have Forstner bit big enough but the hole is narrower than my Jacobs chuck, so I cannot bore deeper than the length of the shaft.

This is a one-off so I don't want to buy an extension bar for the Forstner bit.

Any useful ideas out there please?
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General Discussion / Re: Preventing worm attack
« Last post by bodrighywood on May 30, 2020, 11:57:53 AM »
If you haven't gpt any kind of infestation and keep the wood in the dry you should be OK. Avoid mixing dry wood with amny that has mould, rot etc as the soft damp wood attracts the beetles in the first place.

Pete
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General Discussion / Re: Preventing worm attack
« Last post by Les Symonds on May 30, 2020, 11:52:35 AM »
If by orevent you mean kill any in a piece of wood there are proprietary potions you can use. They work for me but I give several coats to make sure. Alternatively deepfreeze fpr a few days or microwave if the piece ios smll enough. Most of the various types of isect prefer damp wood so  keeping your wood as dry as possible helps to stop it spreading as well.

Pete
....I'm thinking more along the lines of preventing the little critters getting into my timber stock in the slab and in the log!
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Gallery / Re: Ash hollow form
« Last post by fuzzyturns on May 30, 2020, 09:58:47 AM »
Thanks, gents. The good news is that I managed to get a few more pieces off that tree before the rest was chopped up for firewood.
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General Discussion / Re: Preventing worm attack
« Last post by bodrighywood on May 30, 2020, 08:46:03 AM »
If by orevent you mean kill any in a piece of wood there are proprietary potions you can use. They work for me but I give several coats to make sure. Alternatively deepfreeze fpr a few days or microwave if the piece ios smll enough. Most of the various types of isect prefer damp wood so  keeping your wood as dry as possible helps to stop it spreading as well.

Pete
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General Discussion / Re: Preventing worm attack
« Last post by Tim Pettigrew on May 30, 2020, 07:53:08 AM »
Hi Les
Yes I use Borax which has certainly worked for me. The only problem I have had with that is it's incompatibility with PVA used to coat end grain and green turnings.  I now use EndSeal instead which is incidentally much more effective than using PVA or paint and is fine with Borax.
Hope this is helpful.
Tim
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General Discussion / Preventing worm attack
« Last post by Les Symonds on May 30, 2020, 06:24:51 AM »
What methods do you use to prevent worm attack in your timber store? The only significant method that I use is to douse green timber with a borax solution  before putting it into stick, so I'm interested in what anyone else has tried.
Les
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Gallery / Re: Ash hollow form
« Last post by Les Symonds on May 30, 2020, 06:22:38 AM »
Excellent job there, Fuzzy, on a beautiful piece of timber.
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Gallery / Re: Ash hollow form
« Last post by dr4g0nfly on May 29, 2020, 10:19:27 PM »
The heartwood is dramatic to say the least.
You've turned a great looking hollow-form there from it as well.
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Gallery / Re: Ash hollow form
« Last post by Docjohn on May 29, 2020, 10:07:38 PM »
The form you’ve chosen really shows off that amazing grain/spalt
I really like it!
Regards
John
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