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by thatsnotafestool
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Bench project: where to get timber?
Replies: 3
Views: 726

Re: Bench project: where to get timber?

British Hardwoods ?
by thatsnotafestool
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Baltic Birch Supplier in North East
Replies: 7
Views: 4686

Re: Baltic Birch Supplier in North East

Sorry Neil...missed the 22mm bit ! Mine was 18mm. They're top of my sh*t pile though and I cancelled my account since they really left me in the brown stuff. Latham's ?
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Wagner spray system
Replies: 8
Views: 472

Re: Wagner spray system

Guess it depends on the model. Went quick enough for me doing the workshop.
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Wagner spray system
Replies: 8
Views: 472

Re: Wagner spray system

I had a Wagner to spray my workshop. Bloody brilliant.
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: BANDSAW Help and advice
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: BANDSAW Help and advice

Or you could also speak to Ian at Tuffsaws.

Those reindeer are cute. Just like Jas :lol:
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A job for knockdown fittings ?
Replies: 13
Views: 543

Re: A job for knockdown fittings ?

So why can't you just divide the built in so one door opens up to the plumbing for access (if needed) and the others open to your storage. If I did that then the only things I could store in that area were upright things like brooms etc. We need shelves. Lots of 'em ! Or knock a hole in the wall th...
by thatsnotafestool
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A job for knockdown fittings ?
Replies: 13
Views: 543

Re: A job for knockdown fittings ?

If you want a completely invisible fixing system then Lamello have the Invis system, not cheap though. I’ve used it and it works brilliantly, the main drawback is the accuracy needed in fitting them, they are best used with a cnc machine but I’ve used them on an oak unit and got them to work. Other...
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A job for knockdown fittings ?
Replies: 13
Views: 543

Re: A job for knockdown fittings ?

Thanks guys...food for thought although I think the local rep might suss what I was up to.
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A job for knockdown fittings ?
Replies: 13
Views: 543

Re: A job for knockdown fittings ?

mark270981 wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:40 pm
As in KD blocks?
No...I'd prefer a hidden jointing system.
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A job for knockdown fittings ?
Replies: 13
Views: 543

A job for knockdown fittings ?

I need to build in a cupboard into this space. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50108005462_5a9b0614a6_b.jpg But the drawback is all the plumbing to the right and I need to have the ability to get to that if I need to. I know that I could simply get a standalone cupboard but as we're really short...
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Just starting out and need table saw advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1131

Re: Just starting out and need table saw advice

Hi Pinelope

Whereabouts in Cumbria are you ? I'm on the border with Northumberland.

Roger
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Hammer C3-31 problem
Replies: 1
Views: 278

Re: Hammer C3-31 problem

Sorted. Well, faulty component identified...the electronic brake module. Felder want £420 + VAT + delivery aus Osterreich so I don't think so. It works perfectly well without it. Just have to remember to wait.

I have a call out to the module manufacturer..they list it for 50 Euro.
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Hammer C3-31 problem
Replies: 1
Views: 278

Hammer C3-31 problem

I thicknessed one piece of wood this morning. Turned it off. Noticed that there still remained a buzzing sound coming from the P/T. Didn't think any more of it. Changed tables out of thicknesser mode, fitted the rip fence etc ...changed the selector switch to table saw but it wouldn't fire up. Check...
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Using shellac varnish on oiled wood
Replies: 7
Views: 901

Re: Using shellac varnish on oiled wood

Why would you ever want to put shellac over linseed oil ? However, if you do want to carry on using linseed oil in future then just load your brush once and use it to cover the whole thing. Linseed oil HAS to be put on thinly. And even that is too thick. You also probably didn't let it dry enough be...
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Eurocyliner lock
Replies: 12
Views: 864

Re: Eurocyliner lock

Rogerdodge wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 8:32 pm
As a keen student of locks, I would add that some Euro cylinder locks with thumb turns are susceptible to being bypassed with a wire, and consequently do not offer very much security.
That's why you need one circuit in your mains consumer unit not being fed from an RCD :twisted:
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Ok how many of you guys would..............
Replies: 17
Views: 996

Re: Ok how many of you guys would..............

Really interesting post, thanks, Leveller...I learned an awful lot and am now looking at my joints with a different perspective !
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Ok how many of you guys would..............
Replies: 17
Views: 996

Re: Ok how many of you guys would..............

Doesn't the standard M&T allow more water in ? That mortice...cut all the way through to the 'open' end of the stile. Now a Domino on the other hand...nice and cosy inside its own little pocket. On the subject...why does a haunched M&T resist twist and an ordinary one doesn't ? Allegedly. 1. If you...
by thatsnotafestool
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Ok how many of you guys would..............
Replies: 17
Views: 996

Re: Ok how many of you guys would..............

Doesn't the standard M&T allow more water in ? That mortice...cut all the way through to the 'open' end of the stile. Now a Domino on the other hand...nice and cosy inside its own little pocket.

On the subject...why does a haunched M&T resist twist and an ordinary one doesn't ? Allegedly.
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Planer thicknesser quandry.
Replies: 26
Views: 1431

Re: Planer thicknesser quandry.

If the beds on whichever one you go for are too short then it's an easy job to add extensions. Especially if you have holes already in the end of the outfeed table https://live.staticflickr.com/840/28320224497_aaa3c6d6b2_b.jpg This just clips over the top https://live.staticflickr.com/842/4228520339...
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Planer thicknesser quandry.
Replies: 26
Views: 1431

Re: Planer thicknesser quandry.

Ollie, although they are separate, the two tables do move up together as they are linked. You use two hands on the lifting levers.. If you do go down the Hammer route, make sure you get the digital dial for the thicknesser. Re not gripping wood...OK as long as I remember to spray with Woodslide both...
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Planer thicknesser quandry.
Replies: 26
Views: 1431

Re: Planer thicknesser quandry.

.....they are miles better than any of the current Axminster, startrite, Sedgwick etc trade offerings. .... Are you sure ? :o All the Sedgwicks I've seen have a fixed set of tables. I do like the build quality of sedgwick machines Roger and you are right they do have fixed surface tables, that's no...
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Planer thicknesser quandry.
Replies: 26
Views: 1431

Re: Planer thicknesser quandry.

woodsmith wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:31 am
If you have the space I'd look at getting a relatively cheap thicknesser. I had a Dewalt for years and it worked for 95% of the thicknessing I need to do and saves so much time swapping modes.
But it's bloody noisy !
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Planer thicknesser quandry.
Replies: 26
Views: 1431

Re: Planer thicknesser quandry.

..... What makes you miss the Sedgwick, where does the hammer let you down ? ..... Ollie The fence. I know that the Hammer you're looking at has the fence fitted in the middle (the right place IMO...not at the end ..as on my Hammer combi that let's it flop around at the remote unfixed end...y'know,...
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Planer thicknesser quandry.
Replies: 26
Views: 1431

Re: Planer thicknesser quandry.

Meccarroll wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:41 am
.....they are miles better than any of the current Axminster, startrite, Sedgwick etc trade offerings. ....

Are you sure ? :o All the Sedgwicks I've seen have a fixed set of tables.
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Planer thicknesser quandry.
Replies: 26
Views: 1431

Re: Planer thicknesser quandry.

Sedgwick. Every time. I had one. Then I had to sell it. I bought a Hammer. I rue the day. Not that it's that bad...in fact, out of your list, Hammer is streets ahead.
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: 4mm Plywood
Replies: 2
Views: 353

Re: 4mm Plywood

Maybe you need to understand the difference between Lento and Allegro. Either that or you don't understand how forums work. You log on in the wee hours and get asked to be verified or similar. It's how forums work. Otherwise we'd be inundated with spamming robots. So you throw a hissy fit rather tha...
by thatsnotafestool
Sun May 24, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Does anyone recognise this unit ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1511

Re: Does anyone recognise this unit ?

bathroom wall unit.png TIA Yes it's a wall unit LoL! You must have been a consultant in an earlier life, Mark ! A shepherd was herding his flock in a remote pasture when suddenly a brand-new BMW advanced out of the dust cloud towards him. The driver, a young man in a Broni suit, Gucci shoes, Ray Ba...
by thatsnotafestool
Sat May 23, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Eurocyliner lock
Replies: 12
Views: 864

Re: Eurocyliner lock

ironmongerydirect.co.uk ?
by thatsnotafestool
Sun May 17, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: New to woodworking, tips for outdoor project
Replies: 11
Views: 906

Re: New to woodworking, tips for outdoor project

Try British Hardwoods. They will supply you with planed softwood to your spec.
by thatsnotafestool
Tue May 05, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Small spindle moulder
Replies: 11
Views: 987

Re: Small spindle moulder

jfc wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 8:44 pm
.... Worth while if you plan to use it alot ( i have four ) :lol: ....
One day, you'll find one that works :lol: :lol: :lol:
by thatsnotafestool
Mon May 04, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Small spindle moulder
Replies: 11
Views: 987

Re: Small spindle moulder

As you've got all that lovely old cast-iron machinery, have you considered getting a rotary converter to provide you with 3-phase ? Plenty of companies can move the stuff for you.
by thatsnotafestool
Mon May 04, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Small spindle moulder
Replies: 11
Views: 987

Re: Small spindle moulder

If you're asking that question then if you do go down the spindle moulder route, I urge you in the strongest possible way to go on a course on how to use a moulder safely. Remember the adage

A router will remove a finger. A spindle moulder - a hand.
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Seeking a THIN Mirka interface pad
Replies: 3
Views: 645

Seeking a THIN Mirka interface pad

I have been using a thin interface pad (a few mm thick) on my Mirka Ceros and it's worked a dream. It was getting a bit tatty and losing it's grip (bit like me :lol: ) and so I ordered a couple of replacements. They are about three/four times the thickness of my old thin pad. Like all interface pads...
by thatsnotafestool
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Does anyone recognise this unit ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1511

Re: Does anyone recognise this unit ?

SWMBO liked it I'd like to make it but she has other plans for my time.....No..no that.
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Does anyone recognise this unit ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1511

Does anyone recognise this unit ?

bathroom wall unit.png
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TIA
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Recent Staircase
Replies: 16
Views: 2688

Re: Recent Staircase

Thanks for the photos but I'm after something as sinuous as your other one.
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Recent Staircase
Replies: 16
Views: 2688

Re: Recent Staircase

That's fantastic. How did you make the balustrades ?

SWMBO wants me to replace the newels and balustrades with something similar. Where are you based...as I think I'm chickening out seeing the quality of your work.
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by thatsnotafestool
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Mitre saw blade
Replies: 8
Views: 1226

Re: Mitre saw blade

Yes it does. It will 'chatter' most likely.
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Looking for suitable tool
Replies: 8
Views: 1259

Re: Looking for suitable tool

On that scale I'd have thought a bow saw or chainsaw more suitable.

Or am I confusing Uncle Tom's Cabin ?