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by Meccarroll
Tue Jul 27, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Pictures disappearing from post?
Replies: 12
Views: 195

Re: Pictures disappearing from post?

9fingers wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 7:45 am Test post deleted
Bob what do you mean Test Post Deleted?
by Meccarroll
Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Pictures disappearing from post?
Replies: 12
Views: 195

Re: Pictures disappearing from post?

Hi looks like all my pictures which I uploaded directly from my computer have now disappeared anyone know why? I’m having a similar problem when I want to check something out on my past project post , the pictures don’t show, but other times they do. The post is nothing without pictures makes no se...
by Meccarroll
Wed Jul 14, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Osmo wood finishes and preservatives advice please!
Replies: 5
Views: 82

Re: Osmo wood finishes and preservatives advice please!

Cheers for the replies. Trevanion, I usually use Sovereign which has never had a detrimental effect on any topcoats I have used and have proved it's worth over the years. Oldboy I suspect you are right in what you say as I have read people comment on about Osmo not living up to the expectations but ...
by Meccarroll
Tue Jul 13, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Osmo wood finishes and preservatives advice please!
Replies: 5
Views: 82

Osmo wood finishes and preservatives advice please!

Hi all, Doing a job, external free standing wood car port built out of laminated fir, the customer wants to use Osmo wood coatings only. I suggested pr-treating the wood with a clear wood preservative but the client is not convinced it's necessary. My experience is that wood preservative helps prese...
by Meccarroll
Sun Jul 11, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Plans
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Re: Plans

This should give you a start. There are lots out there just use your search engine.
You will need a printer but thats about all.

https://woodworkersworkshop.com/woodwo ... egory/102
by Meccarroll
Sat Jul 10, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Pictures disappearing from post?
Replies: 12
Views: 195

Pictures disappearing from post?

Hi looks like all my pictures which I uploaded directly from my computer have now disappeared anyone know why?
by Meccarroll
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: teak bench
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: teak bench

Hi All, I'm looking to make a 3 seater, memorial type outdoor bench. Ideally teak. Questions.... where can i get reasonably priced teak in large pieces? Are there other, just as weatherproof options for the timber choice? cheers Matt Oak is a good alternative, although quite different in texture an...
by Meccarroll
Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: HVLP Spray unit wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 285

HVLP Spray unit wanted

Hi looking to buy a HVLP spray unit (Turbine type). I already have a cheap one that works just fine but I'm looking for something a bit more powerful like a four stage unit. If you have one thats just standing around and you want to sell please let me know.
by Meccarroll
Sat May 29, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Painted kitchens and extra bits
Replies: 9
Views: 705

Re: Painted kitchens and extra bits

You are definitely a very talented craftsman Oldboy.
by Meccarroll
Tue May 25, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Wide Belt Drum Sander
Replies: 4
Views: 552

Re: Wide Belt Drum Sander

I had the Kufo twin drum machine. There are a few that look the same on the market. Think it was about 900 capacity. There were some fundamental problems with it, which once addressed made a good machine. The chassis cabinet bends and has no provision for adjustable feel, as the cabinet flexs when ...
by Meccarroll
Tue May 25, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Wide Belt Drum Sander
Replies: 4
Views: 552

Re: Wide Belt Drum Sander

If I follow you, Mark, you're after a drum sander that can handle 500-600mm capacity. But not an industrial one. I don't think they exist, TBH. I had a Jet 16-32 that had a 400mm wide capacity. True..it was open-ended and so you could double that-ish by turning the board round and resanding the oth...
by Meccarroll
Mon May 24, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Staircase upgrade ..
Replies: 157
Views: 9215

Re: Staircase upgrade ..

Thanks, Mark. Do you buy any chance mean this one ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTsjxQhUPWk No this chap does end with a nice finished job but the way he goes about it is a lot harder than needed. In my opinion If he had followed the Tangent system he would have done the job a lot quicker. Oldb...
by Meccarroll
Sun May 23, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Staircase upgrade ..
Replies: 157
Views: 9215

Re: Staircase upgrade ..

I think I don't need any drawing TBH in retrospect. I'm getting another thick block of polystyrene and will cut it out from that as a proof of concept. If you cut a pitch board attach your wreath block to it on the pitch line and then cut the quarter circle out on the bandsaw at the angle of the pi...
by Meccarroll
Sun May 23, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Staircase upgrade ..
Replies: 157
Views: 9215

Re: Staircase upgrade ..

I think I don't need any drawing TBH in retrospect. I'm getting another thick block of polystyrene and will cut it out from that as a proof of concept. If you cut a pitch board attach your wreath block to it on the pitch line and then cut the quarter circle out on the bandsaw at the angle of the pi...
by Meccarroll
Sun May 23, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Staircase upgrade ..
Replies: 157
Views: 9215

Re: Staircase upgrade ..

Mark, on p.140 of diCristina there are two terms he introduces that mean nothing to me and the terms are too common for Google to assist. The context is upper tangent level, lower tangent pitched. Seat Height. Any ideas, please ? The other thing I can't fathom out is all that end-grain. As you're t...
by Meccarroll
Sat May 22, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Unusual roof
Replies: 23
Views: 973

Re: Unusual roof

Oldboy22 wrote: Wed May 19, 2021 12:49 pm Anyone struggling with roof geometry?, I’d like to help.
Brian
I don't have a problem in this area Brian but out of interest which method do you tend to use?
by Meccarroll
Sat May 22, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Wide Belt Drum Sander
Replies: 4
Views: 552

Wide Belt Drum Sander

Hi all just thinking about buying a wide belt drum sander and wondered if anyone has any recommendations? Looking at 240v models that have a relatively smallish footprint. I don't either need or have the space for a large industrial wide belt sander but think a smallish sander could be very useful a...
by Meccarroll
Wed May 19, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cascamite glue
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Re: Cascamite glue

Hi Mark, I use cascemite in the workshop. From what i understand the polyvine has changed the ingrediants and isn't as it used to be. I had an interesting chat with Adkwik last year about it, unfortunatley I can't recall the nitty gritty details. I used this which is supplied by them and its great....
by Meccarroll
Wed May 19, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cascamite glue
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Re: Cascamite glue

Hi all, I usually use PVA for my woodworking but recently had some oak boards to glue together for a landing on some stairs so bought and used "Polyvine Cascamite" wood glue. I wanted to avoid staining the wood which can happen with PVA sometimes. Years ago I used Cascamite a lot and it w...
by Meccarroll
Wed May 19, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: Wooden boats
Topic: Reaction to epoxy resin
Replies: 3
Views: 5871

Re: Reaction to epoxy resin

Can you use "Resorcinol glue".

Oppps just noticed the post date :(
by Meccarroll
Wed May 19, 2021 6:25 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cascamite glue
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Cascamite glue

Hi all, I usually use PVA for my woodworking but recently had some oak boards to glue together for a landing on some stairs so bought and used "Polyvine Cascamite" wood glue. I wanted to avoid staining the wood which can happen with PVA sometimes. Years ago I used Cascamite a lot and it wa...
by Meccarroll
Sat May 15, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Past project, tangent handrail
Replies: 429
Views: 14278

Re: Past project, tangent handrail

Anyone interested in staircase work, take a look at this and tell me, did they do a good job? They think they did. I would have sacked them on the spot, but am I out of touch, is that’s what you get in the modern world. https://youtu.be/uF_yF4ehUL0 I took a look last night and found it very interes...
by Meccarroll
Fri May 14, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Unusual roof
Replies: 23
Views: 973

Re: Unusual roof

Nice work Brian, if I was looking for a pro I'd be very pleased if you turned up.
by Meccarroll
Thu May 13, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Unusual roof
Replies: 23
Views: 973

Re: Past project 2

Go to Board index, then choose the heading such as, Project, woodworking etc, Then select new topic and enter your description. Then enter all of your useful info.
by Meccarroll
Thu May 13, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Unusual roof
Replies: 23
Views: 973

Re: Past project 2

I posted this roof to see if it fits the forum, once again not the usual job. Hi Brian, we usually post a new subject as a new thread so people can search a specific subject they want to follow directed by the thread heading. I would comment on your post but only if it's in a new thread otherwise t...
by Meccarroll
Sun May 09, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Felder CF 531
Replies: 3
Views: 704

Re: Felder CF 531

Hi all, just joined, I'm not knowledgeable about woodworking in the slightest but I have a Felder CF 531 to sell, to help clear out a garage. As far as I'm aware it was fully working before being put into storage, though I have not attempted to turn it on. At the moment I'm just looking for guidanc...
by Meccarroll
Sun May 09, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Past project, tangent handrail
Replies: 429
Views: 14278

Re: Past project

Can anyone answer this , how many members on this site are tradesmen? Carpenters joiners etc And how many diyers, men in sheds, etc . The reason I ask is I have other past projects I’d like to post, but they wouldn’t really be of interest to none tradesmen and don’t want to waste my time, if they a...
by Meccarroll
Sun May 09, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Router v bit
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Re: Router v bit

Hello, I'd appreciate some help please. I'm trying to use a router to create a v groove in a piece of mdf to resemble tongue and groove. I've used a 1/4" trend bit on a new trend router, but the cut has a flat bottom, rather than being a sharp v. Am I doing something wrong or should I try a di...
by Meccarroll
Sat May 08, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Past project, tangent handrail
Replies: 429
Views: 14278

Re: Past project

None of what I said was b%*l+-&ks. I don't think anyone thought what you said was b*ll*cks. However this forum has only a handful of members that post, maybe a dozen who browse and only one that was actually making a handrail. Don't confuse 'views' with actual people and don't mistake a lack of...
by Meccarroll
Fri May 07, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Staircase upgrade ..
Replies: 157
Views: 9215

Re: Staircase upgrade ..

How is the project coming along Rodger? I have read up on this quite a fair bit lately a lot of the books mention putting in a cast iron Spindle every 7 or so to stiffened up the handrail. It's normally morticed at the bottom onto the cut tread or into the string. I think another option might be to...
by Meccarroll
Tue May 04, 2021 6:25 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Staircase upgrade ..
Replies: 157
Views: 9215

Re: Staircase upgrade ..

How is the project coming along Rodger? I have read up on this quite a fair bit lately a lot of the books mention putting in a cast iron Spindle every 7 or so to stiffened up the handrail. It's normally morticed at the bottom onto the cut tread or into the string. I think another option might be to ...
by Meccarroll
Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sliding Door Track Recommendations Please
Replies: 9
Views: 814

Re: Sliding Door Track Recommendations Please

Hi Neil, try contacting "Ironmongery Direct", they have a huge stock of second fix ironmongery. Thanks, Mark. I've been looking at them, is there anything that you can recommend? Neil Hi Neil, sorry for the late reply but been v.busy. I don't do a lot of work involving doors with sliding ...
by Meccarroll
Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sliding Door Track Recommendations Please
Replies: 9
Views: 814

Re: Sliding Door Track Recommendations Please

Hi Niel, try contacting "Iron Mongery Direct", they have a huge stock of second fix ironmongery.
by Meccarroll
Sun Apr 25, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Staircase upgrade ..
Replies: 157
Views: 9215

Re: Staircase upgrade ..

To labour the topic fixing of the spindles a bit further: This type of handrail would usually have a cut string into which the bottom of the spindle is wedge morticed into the tread. This type of construction gives rigidity to the handrail and balustrade as a whole. In Rodgers case morticing the low...
by Meccarroll
Sat Apr 24, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Staircase upgrade ..
Replies: 157
Views: 9215

Re: Staircase upgrade ..

Morticing is easy with a Forster bit and chisel, a lot easier than making a twisted infill. Unless of course there wasn’t going to be an infill. I can’t see any other way of doing the straight handrail than with the method you suggest on that string setup, the problem arises on the corner, if there...
by Meccarroll
Sat Apr 24, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Staircase upgrade ..
Replies: 157
Views: 9215

Re: Staircase upgrade ..

Mine too but I do have that newel post going down to the floor and if push comes to shove may not need the curve. We shall see. If you do leave it as is I think it will look a bit clunky, If you add a curve to the string it should help the stair look slightly nicer in appearance so worth considerin...
by Meccarroll
Sat Apr 24, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Staircase upgrade ..
Replies: 157
Views: 9215

Re: Staircase upgrade ..

Phew! That's what I've already done. Tacking just doesn't seem that strong to me. But if it's what you do then that's OK with me. I'll know who to blame when it all goes TU :lol: The handrail and balusters form a collective structure so can be quite sturdy when finished as one unit. When you glue e...
by Meccarroll
Sat Apr 24, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Staircase upgrade ..
Replies: 157
Views: 9215

Re: Staircase upgrade ..

I’m going to disagree with both of you sorry, I would have just mortised the few on the wreath into the wreath, can you imagine making twisted infill pieces “nightmare “ but fine for the straight rail. Disagree if you want the method was adopted by George Ellis and is a method written in his book: ...
by Meccarroll
Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Staircase upgrade ..
Replies: 157
Views: 9215

Re: Staircase upgrade ..

Thanks, Mark. What I found threw me was that the amount of twist in this wreath really 'throws' the moulds off-line, if you get my drift. So much so that it was difficult (at least for me) to see the end result/lines/where to cut etc. /quote] That is why I use two face mould patterns initially. Que...