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by promhandicam
Fri May 07, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Luna W57 Combination
Replies: 3
Views: 1320

Re: Luna W57 Combination

welcome Simon. You do realise that this thread is 6 years old and the OP only posted once!
by promhandicam
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Repairing an old elevated playhouse
Replies: 5
Views: 332

Re: Repairing an old elevated playhouse

I'd be tempted just cut the rotten section off and add a repair spur next to shortened post and attach with couple of coach bolts.
by promhandicam
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: KAPEX RECALL
Replies: 0
Views: 483

KAPEX RECALL

Anyone owning an older Kapex (like the one I just sold :shock: ) check to see if it is the subject of a recall as they can 'go on fire' which is what mine did in February and was repaired FOC- see here https://www.festool.co.uk/campaigns/mic ... ofit#start
by promhandicam
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Festool Kapex 120 240v
Replies: 1
Views: 365

Re: Festool Kapex 120 240v

Sold
by promhandicam
Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Festool Kapex 120 240v
Replies: 1
Views: 365

Festool Kapex 120 240v

240v Kapex 120 for sale good in good condition. Recently serviced by festool and brushes replaced. Collection preferred from GU8 but could post at cost - I have a kapex box and packing so it should be safe. Includes a used 60t festool blade and the mitre gauge. £750 ono 20210409_173031_resized.jpg 2...
by promhandicam
Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: sawdust not moving from project
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: sawdust not moving from project

Welcome to the forum. I'm not familiar with either of the routers that you mentioned, but rather than blowing the dust away you should be looking to hooking a router up to a dust extractor. Most routers have some kind of of dust collection shroud.
by promhandicam
Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Router bit help
Replies: 1
Views: 677

Re: Router bit help

Welcome. If you just want to remove the varnish from the moulding then make a curved scraper to the correct profile - an old saw blade is ideal material to use.
by promhandicam
Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Iroko colour change
Replies: 4
Views: 502

Re: Iroko colour change

Welcome. Nearly all wood will change colour over time - some more so and quicker than others. I had to make some furniture from some Afromosia which changes colour quite significantly and ended up putting it under a sun bed - I kid you not! Not sure about Iroko, but both are west african hardwoods s...
by promhandicam
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Wooden worktop
Replies: 2
Views: 379

Re: Wooden worktop

welcome. what stain did you use (water based or solvent) and what lacquer?
by promhandicam
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: French Style Garage Doors
Replies: 4
Views: 1420

Re: French Style Garage Doors

They look impressive but there are an awful lot of places for them to hold water. My thoughts too - less of a problem in the French photo as the roof has a significant overhang. They are also less secure with the boards on the inside. I also wondered if the tenons risk popping when the cross braces...
by promhandicam
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Replacing exhaust kit on Mirka CEROS
Replies: 2
Views: 1135

Re: Replacing exhaust kit on Mirka CEROS

I think the skirt round the body of the sander pulls off. I've had mine completely apart a couple of times to do repairs.
by promhandicam
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: French Style Garage Doors
Replies: 4
Views: 1420

French Style Garage Doors

A friend has had some garage doors made in the style of some french barn doors that he likes the look of. Aside from the fact that he is in Kent not the Savoie, what are the panels thoughts?
garage doors.jpg
Made in this style
french barn doors.jpg
He and his wife are delighted btw.
by promhandicam
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A job for knockdown fittings ?
Replies: 16
Views: 4105

Re: A job for knockdown fittings ?

Festool do KD fittings that work with a domino jointer. I've not used them but I have used dominofix kd fittings although these don't appear to be available anymore.
by promhandicam
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Tool advice.
Replies: 30
Views: 6866

Re: Tool advice.

FWIW, If you are going to be using sheet material, I'd look at a good (festool) plunge saw and rail (ideally a 2700mm) rather than a cheap panel saw.
by promhandicam
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Kelvin Power Tools
Replies: 2
Views: 1910

Re: Kelvin Power Tools

I think that I have ordered from them in the past but not recently. Most of my festool stuff has come from either FFX, Bunnys Bolts (toolfest) or powertool-supplies.co.uk
by promhandicam
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Set of circular segmental steps - FINISHED
Replies: 42
Views: 11771

Re: Set of circular segmental steps - FINISHED

Well done Roger - your perseverance paid off in the end!
by promhandicam
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Big Drawer and Slides
Replies: 3
Views: 1898

Re: Big Drawer and Slides

If the maximum opening is 650mm just get 600 of 700mm full extension runners. It will just mean that for a 1000mm drawer box 400mm will stay inside the carcase. I just ordered some 600mm heavy duty double extension runners rated at 80kg from ironmongery direct this evening for a similar job.
by promhandicam
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Joining plywood to make a bed
Replies: 2
Views: 1364

Re: Joining plywood to make a bed

I use D4 grade PVA wood glue for pretty much everything and would think it would be perfectly adequate for bed. I would consider using special bed frame brackets for joining the side rails to the head board and foot board to allow for disassembly.
by promhandicam
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Forum suggestions/comments/complaints
Topic: Killing woodworm in a vacuum press
Replies: 2
Views: 3510

Re: Killing woodworm in a vacuum press

Welcome to the forum. I'm doubtful that anyone will be able to help you with this as most people who have timber with live woodworm in it would be more concerned about getting rid of it before it affected anything else that trying to save it. Any reason why you can't just treat the timber with chemi...
by promhandicam
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Concrete floor around a wall saw
Replies: 10
Views: 3129

Re: Concrete floor around a wall saw

From what I can recall of my visit, any condensation that forms would be instantly absorbed by the inch thick layer of saw dust on every non vertical surface, including Jason :lol: :lol: :lol:
by promhandicam
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Set of circular segmental steps - FINISHED
Replies: 42
Views: 11771

Re: Set of circular segmental steps

Carpet?
by promhandicam
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Workshop to rent Dunstable Hemel Hempstead
Replies: 4
Views: 2282

Re: Workshop to rent Dunstable Hemel Hempstead

TT for some reason my private messages are staying in my outbox so I don’t think they’re getting through? I’m interested in taking a look at the workshop so could you drop me an email at louis.taylor@gmail.com please? Cheers Louis As a new member I don't think that they will be able to send or rece...
by promhandicam
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Extending a lathe bed
Replies: 6
Views: 2816

Re: Extending a lathe bed

If they are solid do it the other way round and get hold of a couple of lengths of tube with a 1 1/4" bore, cut the existing bars and slide the tubes over the ends. Ideally an engineering company would be able to tap a threaded hole or two at each end so that you can secure the tubes to the bars wit...
by promhandicam
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Which engineered oak floor?
Replies: 17
Views: 6840

Re: Which engineered oak floor?

Welcome to the forum. Personally never heard of them but then I don't fit flooring. Maybe someone can help. If however you are here to promote your company by spamming us with your website I can assure you it will not end well ;)
by promhandicam
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Dewalt Mitre Saw
Replies: 4
Views: 2171

Re: Dewalt Mitre Saw

Thanks for your input...I guess your right about the size of the blade and yeah i generally use a skill saw with speed square for 1st fixing...and also done a bit of trenching with it last week making door linings up. I will take a look at the makita aswell. Steve I have never used a skill saw for ...
by promhandicam
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Mineral oil?
Replies: 1
Views: 1398

Re: Mineral oil?

Welcome to the forum. It might help to know what you want to use it for. If it is for a worktop or chopping board then there are other alternatives that a decent hardware store or decorators merchants may stock.
by promhandicam
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: WADKIN MK / RM - OIL GREASE
Replies: 10
Views: 3941

Re: WADKIN MK / RM - OIL GREASE

I bet the dog wasn't still sitting there when you turned it on @rhrwilliams! Probably still hasn't recovered 6 months on!
by promhandicam
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Making tongued and grooved joints
Replies: 23
Views: 6100

Re: Making tongued and grooved joints

A table saw is the last piece of machinery that I'd think of using in the workshop to make tongue and grooved boards. How much have you got to make? If only a bit and you have the time do it by hand, a Stanley No 50 Plough plane (or something similar) would do the job. Alternatively you can buy a se...
by promhandicam
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Custom built wardrobe. Best Materials
Replies: 11
Views: 4713

Re: Custom built wardrobe. Best Materials

Hi. Thanks for the reply. What would be the max length of horizontal components? If this measurement exceeds the desired shelf width, what should I construct the shelves from? Plywood? Thanks again D I wouldn't go more than about 800mm, but if you need to then you can add a timber batten underneath...
by promhandicam
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Custom built wardrobe. Best Materials
Replies: 11
Views: 4713

Re: Custom built wardrobe. Best Materials

Welcome to the forum. I personally would make it out of 18mm moisture resistant mdf. The only thing to be aware of is that you need to avoid any long unsupported horizontal components as they will sag.
by promhandicam
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Axminster Trade AT254PS13 Panel Saw
Replies: 3
Views: 2556

Re: Axminster Trade AT254PS13 Panel Saw

Sorry to hear about your friends tragic loss.

It would help however to know where the saw is located.
by promhandicam
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: DIY workshop clear out
Replies: 9
Views: 4189

Re: DIY workshop clear out

he won't be able to post photos until he has posted a couple of times to ensure that the photos posted aren't inappropriate ;)
by promhandicam
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Virutex eb25 edge banding machine
Replies: 2
Views: 1582

Re: Virutex eb25 edge banding machine

welcome to the forum. it would help to have a rough idea of what you are wanting for the edgebander and also the condition.
by promhandicam
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Bespoke Kitchen and Utility
Replies: 11
Views: 4793

Re: Bespoke Kitchen and Utility

Hi Mark. Thanks for all the questions. Before I try to answer them this is my set up for spraying: spraying.jpg I usually use Morrells Waterbourne lacquers, but I've used Tikkurila Helmi on two jobs and I've been very pleased with the results. The reason for choosing it rather than using Morrells is...
by promhandicam
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Identify tools
Replies: 2
Views: 1772

Re: Identify tools

I'd have said that the two that look like pig stickers must be for a type of mortising machine as the round tapered end looks like a large morse taper.
by promhandicam
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Robland saw/machinery reviews
Replies: 12
Views: 4867

Re: Robland saw/machinery reviews

Not sure what your budget is, but there is a nice looking Felder KF500 saw spindle single phase on Ebay which looks good https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Felder-KF500 ... SwVTldqGC7
by promhandicam
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Bespoke Kitchen and Utility
Replies: 11
Views: 4793

Re: Bespoke Kitchen and Utility

Thanks chaps!
by promhandicam
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 1987

Re: Newbie

I've just stopped my subscription to Furniture and Cabinet Making as there was little in it of interest to me as I have no intention of spending thousands of pounds and hundreds of hours making a work bench that I'd be afraid to use! I do have a stack of back issues, and if you are local to me you'd...
by promhandicam
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Bespoke Kitchen and Utility
Replies: 11
Views: 4793

Bespoke Kitchen and Utility

Earlier this year I completed my first bespoke kitchen and utility and the customer has kindly sent me some photos now that the decorating has been finished. It was quite an undertaking, not least because of the size but also because the customer in question was our very own RogerM's daughter and so...
by promhandicam
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Wood work for disabled
Replies: 2
Views: 1577

Re: Wood work for disabled

Welcome. You would probably be best talking to a machinery supplier - maybe Axminster Tools to ask them, but FYI, on my ancient Fobco pillar drill it is possible to lower the head down the pillar as well as moving the table.