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by 9fingers
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Yacht varnish over an epoxy resin river top
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: Yacht varnish over an epoxy resin river top

I'd be surprised if there was a problem provided every molecule of wax is removed. Wipe ove with actetone perhaps. You could always to a test on the underside first to be really sure. Bob PS I'm going through a phase of using screwfix no non-sense water based satin floor varnish as my go to finish o...
by 9fingers
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Re veneering a cab
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: Re veneering a cab

In that case I don’t know

Works ok for me.
A random photo
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Bob
by 9fingers
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Re veneering a cab
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: Re veneering a cab

Click on the full editor & preview button and you will see all the picture upload options.

hth
Bob
by 9fingers
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Howdens kitchen worktops
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: Howdens kitchen worktops

No need for a masons mitre in this case.
Bob
by 9fingers
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Router Help
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: Router Help

Use a bearing guided rebate cutter with the bearing diameter Xmm smaller than the cutter diameter. Where X= twice the difference in diameter of the existing hole and the diameter of the desired rebate. Do a practice hole first and dont do the full 10mm depth all in one go - 2-3 stages will be about ...
by 9fingers
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Need a jet black stain recommendation
Replies: 7
Views: 285

Re: Need a jet black stain recommendation

Very strong solution of van dyke crystals perhaps. Will tend to be a very dark brown rather than jet black.
Someone on another forum did some permanent blackening by flame charing but that seems risky to me!

Bob
by 9fingers
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Queries
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Re: Queries

Why would you not follow the instructions especially from a specialist finish supplier like OSMO?

Bob
by 9fingers
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Just starting out and need table saw advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1159

Re: Just starting out and need table saw advice

Hi Pinelope, The proxxon range of tools is aimed at model makers and whilst well respected are not suitable for your needs. Maximum depth of cut is 8mm in softwood! Track saws* are great for sheet goods but less so for working with 4x2 etc as you have noted due to lack of support. Although you can't...
by 9fingers
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Just starting out and need table saw advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1159

Re: Just starting out and need table saw advice

Fully understand the need to keep costs down but the very cheap saws do suffer from problems. The worst of these is that the fence that will not repeatedly lock down truely parallel to the blade. If you can get to a shop like Axminster, they should be willing to demostrate their wares. Personally I ...
by 9fingers
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: What wood for a sandwich press?
Replies: 3
Views: 921

Re: What wood for a sandwich press?

Maple perhaps?

Bob
by 9fingers
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Walnut wood
Replies: 2
Views: 652

Re: Walnut wood

ABW tends to be darker than EW and can suffer from paler sapwood that only really comes to light once you have planed the wood.
Allow for for more wastage when working with sawn ABW

Bob
by 9fingers
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Dust extraction for Table saw and Mitre saw
Replies: 2
Views: 406

Re: Dust extraction for Table saw and Mitre saw

Mitre saws are notoriously difficult to extract the dust from. Youtube is full of exotic hoods etc to improve what is provided by the manufacturer. I've found that matching the area of the air inlets on a table saw to be more or less equal to the area of the exhaust port. This normally means bunging...
by 9fingers
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Forum suggestions/comments/complaints
Topic: Forum search issues
Replies: 2
Views: 727

Re: Forum search issues

Yes David I get all the script but scrolling through it I then get the search results

HTH
Bob
by 9fingers
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Bandsaw for Workshop 10 x 14
Replies: 2
Views: 336

Re: Bandsaw for Workshop 10 x 14

You could do a lot worse than a second hand startrite. As long as the tyres are ok, everything else are standard bits, bearings belts etc

Bob
by 9fingers
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Using shellac varnish on oiled wood
Replies: 7
Views: 949

Re: Using shellac varnish on oiled wood

Just leave it oiled and maybe just maybe try some wax if you must.

Bob
by 9fingers
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Is project structurally sound?
Replies: 6
Views: 554

Re: Is project structurally sound?

That chair will be no better. The only resistance to lateral forces are the sides of the halving joints.
Bob
by 9fingers
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Help with building a wooden gazebo
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Re: Help with building a wooden gazebo

Felt shingles on OSB will possibly be a good mid range solution on logevity and appearance grounds
FE boards will gap in time and not last well without regular maintenance but look nice and rustic
EPDM rubber on OSB will last best of all but not look too pretty.
my 2p
Bob
by 9fingers
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: cleaning feed rollers on a pt
Replies: 5
Views: 476

Re: cleaning feed rollers on a pt

Yes it needs time to soak in

Glad you got it sorted mate.

Bob
by 9fingers
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: cleaning feed rollers on a pt
Replies: 5
Views: 476

Re: cleaning feed rollers on a pt

I think mine came from screwfix years ago. Smells of oranges?

Bob
by 9fingers
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: cleaning feed rollers on a pt
Replies: 5
Views: 476

Re: cleaning feed rollers on a pt

Maybe try the spray on stuff want to get resin off saw blades.
Bob
by 9fingers
Fri May 29, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Kapex KS120 problems
Replies: 11
Views: 815

Re: Kapex KS120 problems

About all that is left of the electrics not replaced to date are the field coils and possible the softstart/braking module if not included in the switch, I wonder if they might have a problem? I'd agree with Keith. An approach saying this is not the type behaviour associated with a brand leader etc ...
by 9fingers
Sun May 24, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Dewalt dw50 planer/thicknesser
Replies: 2
Views: 362

Re: Dewalt dw50 planer/thicknesser

Same as I suggested elsewhere!
Raise the outfeed table as much as you can to get it out of the way. Adjust the blades so they stick out further and the thicknesser works, then reduce, the height of the outfeed planer table with the standard drag test (youtube if you are not familiar.)
Bob
by 9fingers
Sun May 24, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Eurocyliner lock
Replies: 12
Views: 896

Re: Eurocyliner lock

No worries. I’ve been down a similar learning path with a rental property in the past.
Bob
by 9fingers
Sun May 24, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Eurocyliner lock
Replies: 12
Views: 896

Re: Eurocyliner lock

That’s admitting defeat Matt! Lol
Bob
by 9fingers
Sun May 24, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Eurocyliner lock
Replies: 12
Views: 896

Re: Eurocyliner lock

The length does not fully define a eurocylinder

Two dimensions are needed, one from each end to the actuator for the lock. Also if you want a turn button one one end the asymmetry needs to be stated too.
An potential euro-minefield!
Bob
by 9fingers
Thu May 21, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Does anyone recognise this unit ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1530

Re: Does anyone recognise this unit ?

Its the rules m8!

Bob
by 9fingers
Thu May 21, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Can you cut chromed steel tube with a mitre saw?
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Re: Can you cut chromed steel tube with a mitre saw?

There are saws that look rather like mitre saws that will cut steel but run much slower with a specialist blades.
Look for cut-off saws. Many tend to cut non 90 degree cuts by changing the angle of the vice rather than swinging over the blade. Unusual to find one that does compound cuts.
Bob
by 9fingers
Mon May 18, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Brand New - Numatic NV750 Workshop Vacuum Extractor
Replies: 2
Views: 1838

Re: Brand New - Numatic NV750 Workshop Vacuum Extractor

What from April 2017??
by 9fingers
Fri May 15, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Non-woodworking related DIY
Topic: help wanted identifying unnamed angle grinder
Replies: 1
Views: 970

Re: help wanted identifying unnamed angle grinder

There is not really much in angle grinder instructions apart from pages of satefy stuff.

If you have a specific query, then maybe usk us that?

Bob
by 9fingers
Thu May 14, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Monumental Boo Boo, Creocote!
Replies: 1
Views: 375

Re: Monumental Boo Boo, Creocote!

Virtually nothing will overpaint creosote or bitumen related products.
Zinser make some stain blocking primers for problem surfaces so you could contact their technical people to see if they can help but I don’t hold out much hope.
You might have to start again and learn the hard lesson.
Bob
by 9fingers
Thu May 14, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Question on cutting
Replies: 4
Views: 653

Re: Question on cutting

Use your existing method to cut an undersized opening. Cut to final size with a template and guide bush on the router. This will leave radiussed corners which can be squared out with a wide sharp chisel.
Bob
by 9fingers
Sun May 10, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Can I wax an old oiled table
Replies: 11
Views: 2253

Re: Can I wax an old oiled table

This may sound severe, or just daft, but Im genuinely curious, can you apply bleach to a wooden (oiled) table? I'd have thought that would be a recipe for a blotchy disaster. Asuming it is not a paper thin veneer, then sanding it back to clean wood and then use dilute pu varnish. I use 2part oil ba...
by 9fingers
Mon May 04, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Small spindle moulder
Replies: 11
Views: 1040

Re: Small spindle moulder

In your shoes I’d go the router route. Either the Dw or its trend clone has the ability to adjust the height through the base so you can mount it on a plate in a home made table. You might need an extension collet.
That will be the most versatile solution and not too spendy.
Bob
by 9fingers
Mon May 04, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Small spindle moulder
Replies: 11
Views: 1040

Re: Small spindle moulder

With a top speed of 8000 rpm. I can’t see that this machine can use normal size router cutters properly.
It might be ok for router style large diameter panel raising cutters.
Bob
by 9fingers
Sat May 02, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: DIY workshop clear out
Replies: 9
Views: 2006

Re: DIY workshop clear out

For reference, if you click on any members name, you can see their activity on the forum - or lack of it.
A few people join us for a specific enquiry and then don't call back in - sometime not even to see the replies lol

Bob
by 9fingers
Sat May 02, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: DIY workshop clear out
Replies: 9
Views: 2006

Re: DIY workshop clear out

He has not been back to the forum since 20th Nov 19
Best to phone him?
Bob
by 9fingers
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Drilling Large holes in tree trunks
Replies: 4
Views: 623

Re: Drilling Large holes in tree trunks

Doesn't a forstner bit need a core for the centre to follow or are you suggesting the initial cut will be enough of a guide for cutting after the auger?

Bob
by 9fingers
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Does anyone recognise this unit ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1530

Re: Does anyone recognise this unit ?

hawkeyefxr wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:06 pm
Gives the appearance it's levitating.
Erm, that is because it is? sort of. Well at least it is wall mounted and so needs no legs

Bob
by 9fingers
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Gothic arch architrave
Replies: 33
Views: 3265

Re: Gothic arch architrave

Good to hear work is still coming in though the lockdown Jase.

Bob
by 9fingers
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Door finishing
Replies: 1
Views: 544

Re: Door finishing

It could be that there is still some old finish left leading to differing absorbancy by your new varnish. It could also be that if the new varnish is water based, it is drying too quickly. if so multiple coats might improve things. If it is absorbancy problems then sand off the patchy finish and app...