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by johnarnold
Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: live edge
Replies: 0
Views: 1442

live edge

Hello Got a piece of elm i am using to maka a mirror, its got worm tracks in it so i filled with resin but as i sand it down it justy looks like darker tracks now and looks crap so i planed it down a bit which just reveals more worm tracks arrrrr, do i just chuck the wood away or what ? Fed up now, ...
by johnarnold
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: electric nail gun
Replies: 8
Views: 2464

Re: electric nail gun

ok sounds like air gun and compressor is the way,, cheers all ill have a search
by johnarnold
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: electric nail gun
Replies: 8
Views: 2464

Re: electric nail gun

ok thanks ill have to go up a level in price then
by johnarnold
Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: electric nail gun
Replies: 8
Views: 2464

Re: electric nail gun

really..but did you use it a lot, this is ponly for like hobby usage
by johnarnold
Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: electric nail gun
Replies: 8
Views: 2464

electric nail gun

Hello again

Bit confused but what sort of electric,under £50 nail gun would be ok for picture frames and nailing drift wood on a frame, this is for the missus so wont get heavy usage

thanks
by johnarnold
Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: natural finish
Replies: 18
Views: 5670

Re: natural finish

been away but thanks all, i am using finishing oil which is good for now , now i apply it properly that is
by johnarnold
Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: spoke shaves
Replies: 12
Views: 5539

Re: spoke shaves

sorry for late reply but thanks all for the help i am a little new to spke shaves but on the convex curves im good its just the concave ones, i realise about the grain i have not had to do any more concave ones so all good for now
thanks again everyone for the effort
by johnarnold
Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: wood and resin
Replies: 2
Views: 1523

Re: wood and resin

haha i like it, 1 star is good, thanks for your help, just got to spend a small fortune on resin and dive in i guess
by johnarnold
Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: wood and resin
Replies: 2
Views: 1523

wood and resin

hello

i want to do a table, wany edged that ahs some holes in wood that i wantr to fill with clear resin, how would i sand it all down so the resin goes crystal clear again as i imagine a cutting compound for the resin would stain the wood, any idea

thanks
by johnarnold
Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: idigbo
Replies: 5
Views: 2334

Re: idigbo

i havnt got a bench planer so wont be able to square off edges good enough to glue by the way just came in from planing some without a mask on and my nose is burning right up, horrible stuff really, thanks all
by johnarnold
Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: good earners
Replies: 6
Views: 3071

Re: good earners

ok cheers all thought that might provoke people a little
by johnarnold
Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: good earners
Replies: 6
Views: 3071

Re: good earners

haha oh go on ill be in france so it wont affect your sales but yeah I get it ha, tissue boxes mm that's a thought thanks
by johnarnold
Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: idigbo
Replies: 5
Views: 2334

Re: idigbo

ok thanks for that, its for inside so not worried about expansion so much, just have to be more careful with drilling and chisel work, I'm having trouble finding supply of English ash 12" wide which is what I need so tried this out
by johnarnold
Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: idigbo
Replies: 5
Views: 2334

idigbo

Hello

Just got some idigbo wood, is it just me or does anyone else have a problem with it chipping easily around mortice holes for instance,
it really upset me :(
by johnarnold
Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: good earners
Replies: 6
Views: 3071

good earners

Hello all

Anyone know what type of things sell well online as i may be moving out the country and want to work from home, kinda semi retired

thanks
by johnarnold
Fri May 29, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: spoke shaves
Replies: 12
Views: 5539

Re: spoke shaves

ill get some photos next week when im back at work
by johnarnold
Fri May 29, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: spoke shaves
Replies: 12
Views: 5539

Re: spoke shaves

yeah i have changed for a shallow shave and blade is right way up and i do kinda slice it at an angle, this helps but still not happy with it, also i have a concaved one and this is really doing my head in, it just digs in or shaves nothing on a different part of chair im making, i tried blade up ot...
by johnarnold
Fri May 29, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: spoke shaves
Replies: 12
Views: 5539

Re: spoke shaves

oh one is new stanley, one is old stanley and other is an unknown wooden one
by johnarnold
Fri May 29, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: spoke shaves
Replies: 12
Views: 5539

Re: spoke shaves

the blade is sharp i have adjusted depth of cut and going with the grain, its ash
by johnarnold
Fri May 29, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: spoke shaves
Replies: 12
Views: 5539

spoke shaves

hello all

I am planing a curve on a wood that is 1.5 inches thick, I have a couple of flat spoke shaves but each one leaves chatter marks, except sometimes if im really careful and angle it a bit I get a clean shave, any ideas on stopping the chatter

thanks
by johnarnold
Fri May 22, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: natural finish
Replies: 18
Views: 5670

Re: natural finish

arr no spray gun im afraid just working from shed so not much room, did get A portable thicknesser which save me a lot of time processing the raw timber, lot of work getting rid of the plane marks tho 2 steps forward but only 1 step back ha
by johnarnold
Thu May 21, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: natural finish
Replies: 18
Views: 5670

Re: natural finish

ok cheers man
by johnarnold
Thu May 21, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: tool to cut very thin slot
Replies: 11
Views: 2401

Re: tool to cut very thin slot

i bought a 4mm brass rod in the end and cut twice with a tenon saw cleaned up with chisel, and lay the rod in groove, its gonna be good

thanks for all the help
by johnarnold
Thu May 21, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: natural finish
Replies: 18
Views: 5670

natural finish

hello all

Is there any way after sanding down a lovely bit of english ash that I can keep looking exactly the same, i have used osman wax and tried a bit of danish oil, looks lovely but i prefer the look after a fresh bit of sanding

thanks
by johnarnold
Wed May 20, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: tool to cut very thin slot
Replies: 11
Views: 2401

Re: tool to cut very thin slot

thanks tusses but i cant see that well to put 2 rulers 0.6 mm apart :))
by johnarnold
Wed May 20, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: tool to cut very thin slot
Replies: 11
Views: 2401

Re: tool to cut very thin slot

whats a fein and no its only about 4mm deep running a lenght of 300 mm, spoke to dremel man and he said they are 2mm thick so no good there, maybe a knife as im puttimng oin a long fret like on a guitar but lot longer
by johnarnold
Wed May 20, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: tool to cut very thin slot
Replies: 11
Views: 2401

tool to cut very thin slot

Hello

Anyone know what I can cut a slot 300 mm long 3mm deep but only 0.6mm wide in some Ash as the specs on the little dremel tool circular blades does not specify their thickness

many thanks people
by johnarnold
Mon Mar 23, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: wood dye and sealng
Replies: 11
Views: 2861

Re: wood dye and sealng

ok thanks all, i'll give osmo a try
by johnarnold
Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:57 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: wood dye and sealng
Replies: 11
Views: 2861

Re: wood dye and sealng

ok thanks all for the help, i think i was trying to rush it which is a big no no, what would be best for a chair then, i'm not keen about the plastic type, could I just leave it with the dye on, it wont be heavily used
by johnarnold
Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: wood dye and sealng
Replies: 11
Views: 2861

wood dye and sealng

Hey all Totally new to finishing wood, i have a chair thtas 9 inches wide 1.5 inches thick from Tulip wood(poplar) I dyed it nicely and this brought the grain up and feels rough now, how do i finish it, i put a coat og shellac on and when i sanded it a little it looks like its got a white colour to ...
by johnarnold
Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:02 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: sanding marks sepele wood
Replies: 6
Views: 1986

Re: sanding marks sepele wood

white spirit, nice thanks for that, cheers all
by johnarnold
Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:50 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: sanding marks sepele wood
Replies: 6
Views: 1986

Re: sanding marks sepele wood

that sounds bad but they started to go when i used the orbiter so I dont think its a split of some kind just a rubbish sander really, thanks for the replies though
by johnarnold
Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: sanding marks sepele wood
Replies: 6
Views: 1986

Re: sanding marks sepele wood

yeah i know, I just decided to use my cheapish orbiter sander and it worked better straight away, the £30 sheet sander must be a pile of crap, I was told a sheet sander was better than an orbiter so i stuck with it, a lot of wasted time today arrr and I just bought 4 packs of sheet paper for it aswe...
by johnarnold
Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: sanding marks sepele wood
Replies: 6
Views: 1986

sanding marks sepele wood

Hello Just got back into woodworking and makling these chairs, about 9 inches wide 1.5 inches thick sepele wood, i have started with p60 grit and worked upo but i cant seem to get rid of these like scratch marks going across grain a little, i am using a half sheet sander and they just dont seem top ...