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post #1 of 14 Old 09-16-2007, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
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A bit of help please

Hi some of you have been and looked at my site, i have put all my pictures with a black boarder around them, i would like to have your thoughs, does the black boarder distract you from the picture, inhance the picture, or it just not matter, and if there are any other points you wana point out about the site good or bad would help me out alot, might help me get around to finishing it. thanks LB.

My main concern are the boarders do they stay or do they go.

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I like it.

Do one thing at a time, do it well, then move on.
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Hi from over the Pond, all your pics look great, keep the boarders, and keep turning, great stuff.
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John B were in the same pond mate...Coventry UK. thanks both.
John leave the dog in the house and get turning. LB.
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Sorry Littlebuddha, no address on your thread,anyway nice work you do, about to upgrade my lathe any good ones around 400-500.(Dogs got a bad leg!!!! )
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Hi John, some of it comes down to what you might want to achive on it the sort of work, and is it something you are really hot on getting into, remember that you will need a chuck which will set you back somewhere around 100.
Theres a lot of lathes out there at reasonable prices all comes down to money and what you might be happy with. Have a look at
http://www.axminster.co.uk/product-P...athe-21707.htm
and go from there, there out your wayish.
they have there own model, and the main diff is that bearings and castings are said to be cheaper, saying that my wifes father has one of these apart from the all seeing one he just bought. but its a dam good lathe, strong and well capable, im even able to do thread work on it. any way, if i can help just email me. LB
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Sir (you said to just call you that):

I like the black borders around the pictures. However, I would suggest that you get someone to proofread the narrative on your site. There are a number of typos, misspelled words, etc., that detract from what you are saying. Yes, I'm a stickler for "proper English", but capitalizing words in the middle of a sentence is a real no-no. Just my HO.

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How right you are Nancy. I used to give my prospective secretaries a test dictation to ensure they knew the difference between 'practice' and 'practise', 'principle' and 'principal'. Also that 'i' before 'e' except after 'c'.

UK standards of spelling generally appalling both on the net and in the daily press and TV.

A result of abandonment of teaching by rote in favour of letting the kids do what they like. Our govnmt has poured millions into education, but 40% cannot read or write properly on leaving primary school.
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Nancy please don’t chastise me spank me, I did say that the site had to be finished, but your right, and John, you spell government a little different from most of us...
Corrected site I hope....you can call me sir still though, Nancy. thanks xx

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No chastisement, Sir. Just a little friendly advice. You did say that the site wasn't finished, so I just suggested that someone proofread. No harm no foul!!?

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Govnmt just an abbreviation. I sometimes have much more fruity words to describe them!
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Happy you did Nancy, hope i have found them all now. More than like get a few more before i finish.
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A little bit of help

Hi LB thanks for your reply, lets get back to Turning.
Any views on the Scheppach 900 or 1100 lathe, I would only be a hobby woodturner, have been turning for about five years, on and off,now retired I would like to make it my main hobby, I have an old Tyme Cub lathe with a masterchuck, but feel the need to upgrade.
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John with the machine you talk about is the same as i pointed out at axminster, the preform and there are different people selling the same machine, just has there colour and badge name. i have one, under the name of Draper, still the same model, the one good thing is it just comes down to 500 rpm just get away with screw chasing if you need to do any, a lot of others can start around 700rmp. the bigest thing is looking at the model and different places to buy it as you can save up to 200 buying over the net for the same model different company, sip also do it, axminster do there own name of it in the white. make sure you buy a spare belt for it, and if you buy that sort of model to remember to change speed only when the lathe is going. hope that helps a bit. keep shaving LB.
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