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  1. I think my other mistake was to try and put glue in from both sides.
  2. Thank you for the replies so far. I was wondering how it was possible to keep things level, with everything on only one side of the plate. It really sounds a skilful repair. I only tried it once before, but it became disastrous. I had used paper separators to make removing the pillars easier after the crack was glued, but when gluing the crack, managed to pop off several of the pillars tightening the clamps
  3. I had a look at the site, but I'm struggling to make sense of it. It seems like a neat idea, just a picture can tell you everything you need to know in an instant. In practice, I see this as heavily flawed. A Storioni might be worth $500,000. The materials and workmanship could leave something to be desired. A modern copy of the same Storioni might have better materials and workmanship, but still quite faithful in the details and antiquing, it could cost $30,000 or less. Can you really deduce that from one picture of each, and accurately reflect the pricing? It seems very unlikely to me that this would ever be possible.
  4. It seems there is a lot going on all at once, and that a lot could go wrong too, if not careful. Are you all introducing the glue from the varnished side?
  5. I've seen the pillar method employed many times, and understand (I think) that the wedges are used to alter the outside shape, so that the arching still flows, and there is no dip at the crack. With the pillars so close together, how do you choose to level complex cracks and prevent the two halves moving out of register when gluing? Are interlocking pillars the only way, or can there be other methods? Must a cast be used, or it can be done without? Are clamps vertically over the crack to be avoided? A successful dry run is one thing, but once glue is introduced, things can start to slide a little.
  6. Do you think the real name could be Taylor?
  7. Wood Butcher


    Amber is very difficult to solve, you need extremely high temperatures to crack it. What is your set up, have you tried to fuse amber before?
  8. It looks fast just parked up
  9. I should point out that the monkey tip is not as safe as it looks, due to the fact that it slides down the finger further than the others.
  10. You can always wear safety tips if you're frightened of cutting 5mm diameter peg ends on a bandsaw. Just imagine how arduous it would be to cut them by hand, could take at least two minutes to trim and finish all four.
  11. Fingers closest to the blade, gives the very best control.
  12. A bandsaw will obviously be perfect for cutting small cylindrical shafts. Just make sure you get the right blade, and there will be no splitting of the wood.
  13. There is one on eBay right now Shoulder rest
  14. The retouching on the back is like a war crime
  15. Isn’t this what you are trying to do, by telling other people how to run their businesses, as though you know better?