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by davidpidge
Tue Mar 01, 2022 6:02 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Startrite 352 wandering bandsaw
Replies: 1
Views: 476

Re: Startrite 352 wandering bandsaw

Do you mean when feeding against the fence or free handing while following a line?
by davidpidge
Sat Feb 26, 2022 3:28 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Advice please!
Replies: 2
Views: 573

Re: Advice please!

I would start by going to a big machinery dealer to see different machines and get an idea of what they can do at what price.
by davidpidge
Sat Jan 29, 2022 2:20 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Machines for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 1272

Re: Machines for sale

Try BPI auctions or someone similar?
by davidpidge
Sat Jan 29, 2022 2:15 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Small workshop Tablesaw/Small panel saw options?
Replies: 1
Views: 524

Re: Small workshop Tablesaw/Small panel saw options?

There are panel saws with various lengths of sliding table down to a meter or so. Axminster has plenty or you could get a sedgwick TA315 and get the big sliding table option. What's your budget? Looking for new or used or not fussed? Just re-read your post and if you need a heavy duty rip saw as a p...
by davidpidge
Tue Jun 29, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Sanding belts for wide belt sander
Replies: 0
Views: 1478

Sanding belts for wide belt sander

Hi,
Anyone got a recommendation for suppliers of wide belts? I need some delivered quickly but can't seem get any recommendations.
Seems strange you have to buy them 10 at a time so you can't test new ones without spending a fortune.
by davidpidge
Sun Jun 13, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: teak bench
Replies: 5
Views: 1496

Re: teak bench

Why not English oak?
by davidpidge
Fri Jun 04, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Newbie!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1129

Re: Newbie!!

What tools or machinery do you have right now? Can you find a local cabinet maker or joinery company to supply some better timber? Some timber merchants will machine timber to the finished sizes you want then you can just cut to length and join it however you like.
by davidpidge
Fri May 14, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Unusual roof
Replies: 30
Views: 3600

Re: Unusual roof

Looks lovely that. 👌
by davidpidge
Sun May 09, 2021 6:49 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Felder CF 531
Replies: 3
Views: 2074

Re: Felder CF 531

Search for one on ebay then put on the 'completed listing' filter. It'll show you any sold prices.
by davidpidge
Sat May 08, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Router v bit
Replies: 2
Views: 912

Re: Router v bit

Which cutter are you using?
by davidpidge
Sat May 08, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Uneven cut using circular saw
Replies: 1
Views: 707

Re: Uneven cut using circular saw

It's unlikely the top and bottom face of the sleeper are parallel to each other so even if the saw was cutting square it still wouldn't line up.
You'd be better off using the saw for one side then finishing with a hand saw.
Or hire a bigger saw for a day!
by davidpidge
Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Compressor recommendations
Replies: 0
Views: 1770

Compressor recommendations

Evenin' What are your recommendations for a compressor setup? I want a quiet one and there seems to be options for that. Already been told to get a screw type as they're quiter but I'd still consider a cheaper piston type if it's silenced. Any companies around the south west who can supply and servi...
by davidpidge
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Forum suggestions/comments/complaints
Topic: One post only
Replies: 4
Views: 2797

Re: One post only

In 15 years someone will find that post and the answer they've been looking for!
by davidpidge
Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Walnut Offcuts for Espresso Machine Project
Replies: 1
Views: 1453

Re: Walnut Offcuts for Espresso Machine Project

Where are you based?
by davidpidge
Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Compact sliding table saw choices.
Replies: 10
Views: 3779

Re: Compact sliding table saw choices.

I know this is an old post but I would also recommend an SCM saw (or their minimax range or casadei).
All my machinery is SCM, some new, some very old and it's all excellent value compared to stuff down this end of the market.
by davidpidge
Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Planed redwood, cut to size
Replies: 3
Views: 1043

Re: Planed redwood, cut to size

You're not far from vastern timber. They could make the slats in English oak for you or if you can find a local joiner thay might use vastern already
by davidpidge
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Planed redwood, cut to size
Replies: 3
Views: 1043

Re: Planed redwood, cut to size

Try timbersource. They machine various timbers to order but not sure where they deliver to.
by davidpidge
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Pelmets
Replies: 1
Views: 1464

Re: Pelmets

18mm moisture resistant mdf would probably be your best bet.
by davidpidge
Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Planer thicknesser choices
Replies: 27
Views: 5508

Re: Planer thicknesser choices

Mine has the 2 knife block. I assume the you can feed timber more quickly with more knives in a block? I can get a lovely finish on mine if I feed at the correct speed. I'm looking into adding the aigner extension tables to mine. The MB is quite a small machine with short tables. I don't think a mac...
by davidpidge
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Planer thicknesser choices
Replies: 27
Views: 5508

Re: Planer thicknesser choices

I made mine out of mdf but you could ask sedgwick how much a proper one is from them.
by davidpidge
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Firewood & offcuts
Replies: 3
Views: 1319

Re: Firewood & offcuts

The slab with bevelled sides is nice. You been selling them on the side?
by davidpidge
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Planer thicknesser choices
Replies: 27
Views: 5508

Re: Planer thicknesser choices

I've had an old sedgwick MB for about 8 years and it's brilliant. The green ones are older. I think they changed to the blue/white around 2000. They haven't changed the design significantly over the years but try and get one with a dc brake fitted otherwise it takes ages for the block to stop. Peopl...
by davidpidge
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Instagram
Replies: 13
Views: 4220

Re: Instagram

We get the majority of our work through instagram now. We're frome interiors. My personal account mr_pidgeon
by davidpidge
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Caravan/chest.
Replies: 11
Views: 5842

Re: Caravan/chest.

Nicely done. 👌
by davidpidge
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Sander recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 2832

Re: Sander recommendations

A mains sander will probably have more oomph but more important is the speed and orbit pattern. Some sanders have smaller pattern of say 2mm for fine work and some have a 5mm pattern for quicker, more aggressive sanding. Look at a good budget 150mm like the metabo sxe 450. Or for seriously quick rem...
by davidpidge
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: PHP Errors
Replies: 5
Views: 2057

Re: PHP Errors

Because what does that even mean?
by davidpidge
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wide belt sander, spindle moulder
Replies: 0
Views: 2437

Wide belt sander, spindle moulder

Hi,
I'm going to start contacting dealers but wondered if anyone has a 950mm wide belt sander going? We also need a spindle with sliding table and power feed (power feed not so important as we can get one).
Cheers
by davidpidge
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Help me determine this wood grain
Replies: 4
Views: 2097

Re: Help me determine this wood grain

Post a photo of it sanded. Could be ash or oak but it's been stained so who knows?
by davidpidge
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Casadei router
Replies: 2
Views: 1116

Re: Casadei router

Try calling TWS machinery. They're an SCM/casadei dealer and may have an old manual. Worth a shot?
by davidpidge
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: What type of plywood is this??
Replies: 7
Views: 2495

Re: What type of plywood is this??

Is the lighter ply softer and lighter in weight than the birch?
by davidpidge
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Woodworking With Children
Replies: 3
Views: 1548

Re: Woodworking With Children

Could start on the free version of sketchup and it'd be a good skill for him to have. Some router work would be ok wouldn't it? Get him set up and do some small round over or groove work. Using a table is pretty safe with feather boards and push sticks. Learning how spinny sharp things behave is imp...
by davidpidge
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Draw runners?
Replies: 6
Views: 2327

Re: Draw runners?

Stick with blum movento. Best there is and smooth closing action.
by davidpidge
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Floating shelf bracket for books?
Replies: 7
Views: 2497

Re: Floating shelf bracket for books?

Threaded bar, resin. Easiest, strongest option by far.
by davidpidge
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Festool MFK 700 EQ-set 240volt price reduced - SOLD
Replies: 4
Views: 5615

Re: Festool MFK 700 EQ-set 240volt price reduced

Can you post a photo of the label with the T-nr number etc. I might be interested as I was about to buy one anyway.
by davidpidge
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Bench project: where to get timber?
Replies: 3
Views: 2591

Re: Bench project: where to get timber?

Contact your closest cabinet maker/joiner and ask them to supply you some prepared timber to the sizes you need.
I'd be happy to supply someone if they gave me a cutting list. Might take a few weeks though!
by davidpidge
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: quality router table
Replies: 2
Views: 2714

Re: quality router table

Location and photos might help
by davidpidge
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Decent internal door handles
Replies: 1
Views: 1248

Re: Decent internal door handles

Sds London
by davidpidge
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A job for knockdown fittings ?
Replies: 16
Views: 6482

Re: A job for knockdown fittings ?

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Middle cab pulls out on heavy duty castors for access to water tank and all the plumbing.
by davidpidge
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Just starting out and need table saw advice
Replies: 7
Views: 5174

Re: Just starting out and need table saw advice

If you're cutting sheet material for cupboards then even a cheap track saw can be extremely accurate. You also need less space than a table saw to cut large pieces.
I lived without a table saw for years when I started out.