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by Roger-M
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Recent Staircase
Replies: 16
Views: 3807

Re: Recent Staircase

Fabulous. I can't say I fully understand the process, and I wouldn't know where to start on that balustrade, but I certainly appreciate the end result.
by Roger-M
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Sadolin Ultra vs Sadolin Classic vs Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus
Replies: 20
Views: 6764

Re: Sadolin Ultra vs Sadolin Classic vs Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus

Keith - I expected the Sikkens Walnut to weather better than the light oak, but the reverse seems to be happening, although the difference isn't really significant at this stage. If the tung oil has lasted 20 years, is there any reason you aren't using that again?
by Roger-M
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Sadolin Ultra vs Sadolin Classic vs Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus
Replies: 20
Views: 6764

Re: Sadolin Ultra vs Sadolin Classic vs Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus

Nearly 12 months on, so time for another update. DSCF6509-1.jpg The top row, Sadolin Ultra, is wearing well, although there are slight signs of deterioration on the English Oak (second column). The second row, Sadolin Classic, is showing signs of deterioration on all woods. The third row, Sikkens Fi...
by Roger-M
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Refitting botched bifold door installation.
Replies: 2
Views: 521

Refitting botched bifold door installation.

Around May last year my daughter and son-in-law completed a self build which included 2 sets of bifold doors in an oak framed kitchen extension on the back of the house. It was specified that there should be a stack of 3 bifolds on the side, and a stack of 5 across the back, for which they paid arou...
by Roger-M
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Face frame and side panel
Replies: 4
Views: 1326

Re: Face frame and side panel

You could also repeat the cockbead used on the front of the frame to disguise the join down the side?
by Roger-M
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: inset brush seal - can anyone identify?
Replies: 15
Views: 2982

Re: inset brush seal - can anyone identify?

From memory and looking at the centour pdf's i dont think you can have five sliding . It has to be four and one or even numbers to slide one way . I guess they want one side roller the other side lock . Make sure the door will fit both , i'm not sure you can as the lock will foul the roller when re...
by Roger-M
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: inset brush seal - can anyone identify?
Replies: 15
Views: 2982

Re: inset brush seal - and bifold door fix.

Thanks guys. A plan is bubbling to the surface. I shall try and re-use the existing door and scarf some matching European Oak in where required. The 4 door stack and the single door will have to be taken off and the top track taken down so that the existing end roller set can be taken out and replac...
by Roger-M
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: inset brush seal - can anyone identify?
Replies: 15
Views: 2982

Re: inset brush seal - can anyone identify?

It looks like aquamac 63 on the edge of the doors , not 21 and it doesnt get recessed into a groove . It does seem like its hard to close the doors when first fitted but at least that part is correct . Sorry i wasnt able to help with the project , had a lot going on with my parents over the last fe...
by Roger-M
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: inset brush seal - can anyone identify?
Replies: 15
Views: 2982

Re: inset brush seal - can anyone identify?

You'll have read in another thread about Steve's fabulous kitchen build for my daughter's new home. Sadly the guys who did her bifold doors were not up to the same standard. Amongst other problems one of the brush seals in the underside of one of the doors has slid out of place and been mangled as ...
by Roger-M
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: inset brush seal - can anyone identify?
Replies: 15
Views: 2982

Re: inset brush seal - can anyone identify?

That does look right. I'll get her ladyship to measure the pile length. Many thanks David.
by Roger-M
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: inset brush seal - can anyone identify?
Replies: 15
Views: 2982

inset brush seal - can anyone identify?

You'll have read in another thread about Steve's fabulous kitchen build for my daughter's new home. Sadly the guys who did her bifold doors were not up to the same standard. Amongst other problems one of the brush seals in the underside of one of the doors has slid out of place and been mangled as t...
by Roger-M
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Replacement deck in composite materials.
Replies: 0
Views: 2672

Replacement deck in composite materials.

You know when you’ve lived in the same house for a long time when stuff you originally did has to be replaced. We installed a deck out the front of our home in 2008, and it was even the subject of a write-up on this very forum. I was happy with the result at the time … DSC01917.jpg … but by the begi...
by Roger-M
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Bespoke Kitchen and Utility
Replies: 11
Views: 3165

Re: Bespoke Kitchen and Utility

For obvious reasons I am more than a little "partisan", but Steve has done a cracking good job here! My daughter provided the basic design, but I was able to deflect her away from some of her less practical ideas and present Steve with a sketch plan of something that was actually "buildable", and he...
by Roger-M
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Kitchen Island
Replies: 6
Views: 2306

Re: Kitchen Island

Indeed. Steve has made a cracking good job of this kitchen, but it was not my place to do a post on it, but now very pleased to see that Steve has done a write-up here.
by Roger-M
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: External Folding Sliding (Bifold) Doors - loads of WIP pics
Replies: 27
Views: 21990

Re: External Folding Sliding (Bifold) Doors - loads of WIP pics

Mark - I only used iroko as these were to be outside doors in an exposed coastal position, and I wanted something virtually rot proof. If these are to be internal bifolds this will be less of a consideration, so there's nothing magic about using iroko. If I had been building for internal use I might...
by Roger-M
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: External Folding Sliding (Bifold) Doors - loads of WIP pics
Replies: 27
Views: 21990

Re: External Folding Sliding (Bifold) Doors - loads of WIP pics

Thanks Mark. The doors are standing up to use very well, and still slide as well today as they did when first installed. I've searched for a copy of Keith's article but unable to find it. However, the key parts were explained in my initial posts on this thread. I've been very happy with TB3 as an ad...
by Roger-M
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Kitchen Island
Replies: 6
Views: 2306

Kitchen Island

My daughter has spent the last 12 months demolishing a grotty hovel set in a glorious ⅔ acre garden and replacing it with a self build 6 bedroom mock Georgian detached house. She and her husband have been project managing the build, and in a moment of weakness I agreed to build them an island for th...
by Roger-M
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Sadolin Ultra vs Sadolin Classic vs Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus
Replies: 20
Views: 6764

Re: Sadolin Ultra vs Sadolin Classic vs Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus

Thank you Roger, Originally I was going to use Osmo 420 oil as I would have liked to show off the natural beauty of the grain but think the best course of action now will be to go down the Sikkens Light Oak route judging by the results of both tests. The wood I have to treat is currently bare Europ...
by Roger-M
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Sadolin Ultra vs Sadolin Classic vs Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus
Replies: 20
Views: 6764

Re: Sadolin Ultra vs Sadolin Classic vs Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus

This test has been running for 21 months now, and we're well into the second summer. As expected, mixed results so far. The Sadolin Ultra, and both Sikkens finishes (walnut and light oak) are holding up well on all timbers. That's rows 1, 3 and 4, with row 5 being bare uncoated timber. DSCF2205-1.jp...
by Roger-M
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: External iroko - Osmo UV Oil or Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus
Replies: 42
Views: 53143

Re: External iroko - Osmo UV Oil or Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus

Yep! 7.5 years in, and 8 summers in full sun in a coastal location, I would be expecting even the best finish to be complaining. The Sikkens has needed a recoat for the last few years, but I'm leaving it to fester in the interests of science.
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by Roger-M
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Attaching quartz top to kitchen island
Replies: 1
Views: 833

Attaching quartz top to kitchen island

I'm just finishing a kitchen island for my daughter's new self build, and she has a piece of 30mm quartz worktop already cut to size to fit - 1950mm x 1040mm - so probably about 150kgs - so it's not going to move in a hurry. How do I attach it to the island? I'd rather not have to drill it unless I ...
by Roger-M
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Re: Sunburst Dining Table
Replies: 4
Views: 2128

Re: Sunburst Dining Table

Just finished this to go in the corner of our kitchen/breakfast room. it is 134cms across and made from 24mm ply with a sunburst veneer of 2mm American Cherry and Birdseye Maple, separated with a 3mm string of sycamore and ebony. The legs are solid cherry. Finish is a single thin coat of Osmo Raw on...
by Roger-M
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Sadolin Ultra vs Sadolin Classic vs Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus
Replies: 20
Views: 6764

Re: Sadolin Ultra vs Sadolin Classic vs Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus

Here is an update on the Sadolin or Sikkens test pieces. DSC04854 reduced.jpg DSC07563-2.jpg After 15 months the only ones showing visible signs of degradation are the Iroko and English Oak with Sadolin classic (Walnut). The Sadolin Classic on the Sapele and Treated Softwood is fine, as are the othe...
by Roger-M
Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Spray finish MDF SE London
Replies: 20
Views: 5922

Re: Spray finish MDF SE London

To anyone who is interested in the thread. Helmi sprays just fine through HVLP stage 4 kit. I spoke to Tikkurila direct. Needs thinning, use a viscosity cup. Finish is excellent. Anyone looking to go into spraying. Go for it, not as scary as you may think. Good luck Thanks for the feedback, and gla...
by Roger-M
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Spray finish MDF SE London
Replies: 20
Views: 5922

Re: Spray finish MDF SE London

I've had very acceptable results with an Earlex sprayer using Johnston's primer and eggshell top coats. Out of interest, what model and what are you spraying? Johnston's seems the choice of many for the primer. And what topcoat? Heard good stuff about Helmi but open to other suggestions. I use an E...
by Roger-M
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Spray finish MDF SE London
Replies: 20
Views: 5922

Re: Spray finish MDF SE London

London_chippy - I think if you are laying the external 6mm rails and stiles on the surface of a 12mm panel, just on one side, there lies your problem. I'm with Steve on this one - nothing wrong with Medite or MRMDF shaker doors, but the panel needs to be inset into a frame made of full thickness sti...
by Roger-M
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Internal doors - which supplier?
Replies: 10
Views: 3493

Re: Internal doors - which supplier? ***Deanta Doors***

10 doors hung and 5 to go. So far I'm very happy with them. Construction is a chipboard core with a 35mm lip on each side and top and bottom, leaving plenty of room for trimming to size. The veneers are mainly book matched which is a nice touch, and the thickness of the lipping means that there is a...
by Roger-M
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Internal doors - which supplier?
Replies: 10
Views: 3493

Re: Internal doors - which supplier?

Give us a chance! Only arrived Friday and hinges/locks/handles don't arrive til tomorrow. You want stuff done even quicker than my missus! :lol: Looking good on the floor of the lounge and dining room at the moment tho'. :D https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/7VscIB3KAPwTB_R07xeXS6QNNHLUZRP-KKZOWPFMBI...
by Roger-M
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Internal doors - which supplier?
Replies: 10
Views: 3493

Re: Internal doors - which supplier?

Sure John. They arrive Friday so will start fitting next week. I'll give my judgement, warts 'n all.
by Roger-M
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Internal doors - which supplier?
Replies: 10
Views: 3493

Re: Internal doors - which supplier?

Thanks for the helpful comments guys, and particularly to Steve for the Howdens offer. However looks like we are going to go for Deanta doors Ely for the solid ones, and Deanta Kerry for the glazed. These have a solid engineered construction, and 18mm lippings all round so plenty of allowance for tr...
by Roger-M
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Internal doors - which supplier?
Replies: 10
Views: 3493

Re: Internal doors - which supplier?

Looked at Howdens doors and they are unsuitable. Lipping is only 10mm all round, and I need to be able to trim 10mm off both top and bottom on some doors. Currently looking at these from Deanta Doors which have 18 mm lipping all around, and these for the glazed doors which also have a 20mm lipping.
by Roger-M
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Internal doors - which supplier?
Replies: 10
Views: 3493

Re: Internal doors - which supplier?

Thanks Steve. That's very kind of you. I will have a look in Howden's to see if the reality matches what I see on their website and if they still refuse to deal I'll get back to you by pm.

So is it the general view that the Howdens offering is as good as any?
by Roger-M
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Internal doors - which supplier?
Replies: 10
Views: 3493

Internal doors - which supplier?

I have 14 internal doors to replace, probably with something like this . I could make my own, but 14 of them? I'd lose the will to live, and I don't think I'd save much. Howdens refuse to take the order because I'm not trade! Are there any suppliers you prefer? Any that you would stay clear of? As u...
by Roger-M
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Stick build or Factory system built timber framed house panels?
Replies: 6
Views: 2498

Re: Stick build or Factory system built timber framed house panels?

Hi Roger, I have worked on sites where quite a few factory made timber framed panels were used and erected by the factory operatives and can only say accuracy was not any where near what you might think it should be. I think the problem with factory panels is that the operatives constructing the pa...
by Roger-M
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Stick build or Factory system built timber framed house panels?
Replies: 6
Views: 2498

Re: Stick build or Factory system built timber framed house panels?

Thanks guys. My daughter looked in to SIPs but eventually decided against it because they are accepted by very few mortgage lenders, and they don't want to limit the market when they eventually sell. I think the pre-built open panels are the way forward myself if you want timber framing.
by Roger-M
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Stick build or Factory system built timber framed house panels?
Replies: 6
Views: 2498

Stick build or Factory system built timber framed house panels?

My daughter and son-in-law are about to build a timber framed house, and have quotes for both "Stick build" - where the frames are constructed in situ, and for "Factory built open panels" incorporating "I beams". What are the pro's and cons of each? I have no experience in this, but my view FWIW is ...
by Roger-M
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Bandsaw blade wobble
Replies: 2
Views: 1359

Re: Bandsaw blade wobble

Welcome to the forum. The blade from Tuffsaws will almost certainly not be the problem. Was this a new saw? If s/h check the wheels for debris like a build up of pitch. Check the thrust bearings top and bottom to make sure they are not touching the blade at any point in the rotation of the blade. Ad...
by Roger-M
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cutting list software recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 2274

Re: Cutting list software recommendations

Don't go getting all technical with me! :lol:
by Roger-M
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Tulip or maple? (Here we go again)
Replies: 11
Views: 3451

Re: Tulip or maple? (Here we go again)

I've not used Maple, but agree that tulipwood damages too easily. If it's going to be painted, I find steamed beech to machine well, takes knocks, and is stable. However, I made the mistake of using some un-steamed beech for some kitchen door frames and it warped all over the place and would never u...
by Roger-M
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cutting list software recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 2274

Re: Cutting list software recommendations

David - I have used Maxcut2 and it's not at all bad for a downloadable freebie. My favourite though is Smart2DCutting . You can download the full version and try for free for I think 28 days, but thereafter unless you pay you are limited to 30 components. In the end I decided to grasp the nettle and...