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by thatsnotafestool
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Workshop build
Replies: 7
Views: 382

Re: Workshop build

No but, apart from this excellent forum, you will also find a shed load of information over on thewoodhaven2.co.uk
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Drawer runners
Replies: 7
Views: 520

Re: Drawer runners

In my experience, unless these companies insist you set up an account, full audit etc...and I have yet to come across one that does....then simply make up the name of a company.
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Tablesaw upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 356

Re: Tablesaw upgrade

Beardo...where are you down the path of getting kit ? If you're starting early and have the space, then why not think about a good secondhand cast iron jobbie. Get a Transwave rotary converter if it's 3-phase. You can then continue down the merry path of cast-iron !
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Help with ducted dust extraction
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: Help with ducted dust extraction

My 'history' of extraction has constantly changed and was driven by (a) the type and size of machines that I had, (b) volume of work and (c) workshop layout. My first planer was an Axminster 6" and I used my shop vacuum cleaner. Soon found that the chippings filled it up quickly. Then IIRC I th...
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Screws
Replies: 1
Views: 210

Re: Screws

Stainless steel works fine
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Help with ducted dust extraction
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: Help with ducted dust extraction

TBH given the machines that you have and making a guess as to just how much dust you're going to create, I think that you're both over-engineering and over-complicating things. You're also getting confused re the individual machine requirements, HVLP and LVHP systems TBH. I have a twin-motor CamVac ...
by thatsnotafestool
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Table Saw Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: Table Saw Advice

Ditch the Evolution.

The Metabo and the Scheppach both look the same saw to me TBH.
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: That didn'tgo according to plan
Replies: 4
Views: 510

That didn'tgo according to plan

We bought some engineered oak floorboards from French Forest Floors and, well to be honest, the finish quality of many of them..well, most of them...leaves a lot to be desired and, yes, I should have rejected them at the time but when you've just hand offloaded 3 tons of the stuff and trying to beat...
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Cooksley machines
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: Cooksley machines

jfc wrote:So , did you buy it ?


No! My 'workshop' is too small.
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Cooksley machines
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: Cooksley machines

Thanks for the replies. Had my eye on a Cooksley combi ...only 9 miles away and a pittance. Very tempted but would need to totally re-engineer the workshop to get it in. It is in very very good nick as it's been in regular use. Annually maintained plus HSE kosher having had brakes fitted etc. Rise a...
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Router recommendations?
Replies: 13
Views: 3329

Re: Router recommendations?

I've got a T11. I'd not buy another one. Yes, the fine adjust is good. But within weeks, the circuit speed controller board failed as did the bearing. Now ..and after relatively little use, the on/off plunger tends to stick in the 'on' position ie the return spring has either weakened or there is di...
by thatsnotafestool
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Rail and stile cutter question.
Replies: 5
Views: 401

Re: Rail and stile cutter question.

The way I did it, albeit expensive, was to buy a couple of these and swap out the curly cutter for another straight one. https://www.wealdentool.com/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_Reversible_192.html Also if you look at the list of spares, it's possible to make what you need up from bits and pieces I thi...
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Cooksley machines
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Cooksley machines

Anyone have any of these ? What are they like ? Eyeballing one at the moment.
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Coating for Pine Table
Replies: 6
Views: 448

Re: Coating for Pine Table

Original Blanchon is worth trying.
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Woodwork courses North East
Replies: 1
Views: 238

Re: Woodwork courses North East

Well, congratulations on living in a cracking part of the country. One of the few places where you can call Yorkshiremen 'soft Southern wussies'. :lol: I like Newcastle. There used to be courses at the tech, I believe but think that they have stopped. There is Peter Sefton down in Upton-on-Severn bu...
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Closing down sale at Tools4Pro
Replies: 4
Views: 375

Re: Closing down sale at Tools4Pro

No I haven't...should have taken a look at their site to see if they had any in the sale but too late now. We've got a large terrace to lat but thankfully not 2m x 1m tiles.

I did get a Scheppach wet tile cutter...absolutely brilliant especially for large tiles.

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by thatsnotafestool
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Closing down sale at Tools4Pro
Replies: 4
Views: 375

Re: Closing down sale at Tools4Pro

I know what you mean re knees. I used to se 'add-on' kneepads...the ones with straps around the knee but late last year suddenly developed 'foot-drop'...a crushed common peroneal nerve...and the only cause as far as we could work out were the straps on the kneepads. Rubi do some nice stuff. I bought...
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Hammer C3-31 spindle problem
Replies: 1
Views: 225

Hammer C3-31 spindle problem

aka reason 5670 for not buying a f*****g Hammer. I have what Axminster call a Whitehill Universal Moulding Block (although it doesn't appear in Whitehill's catalogue!). It's this one https://www.axminster.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/920x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/1/3/134070_xl.j...
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: External door question
Replies: 10
Views: 544

Re: External door question

Many thanks, guys...lots of food for thought there. Frame is already in situ - guess in extremis I could pad the frame out. Key conclusion is that the back door is defo softwood (minimal rain coverage) and SWMBO wants that one done first. I am planning to use West epoxy (I've already got it so reluc...
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: External door question
Replies: 10
Views: 544

Re: External door question

I thought about that but they inevitably telegraph through any paint etc.
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: External door question
Replies: 10
Views: 544

External door question

Is there any reason why the tenons on the rails have to go all the way through the rails? Is wedging that essential ? Reason for asking is that I've just had a design change. Had some sapele for our back door but while prepping it up thought to myself 'Why am I making this out of hardwood ? The door...
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Closing down sale at Tools4Pro
Replies: 4
Views: 375

Closing down sale at Tools4Pro

There are some stonking bargains here and there.

Shame they're closing down as they were my Go-To for Rubi stuff.

https://uk.tools4pro.com

Think they might also have a Spanish outlet, Jonathan
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Torch on felt advice
Replies: 10
Views: 860

Re: Torch on felt advice

Proper job.

PS Can I have my blue ladder back now please ? :D Gawd..I got rid of mine...weighted a ton !
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A small commission for £
Replies: 11
Views: 1901

Re: A small commission for £

Well, well, well. LOML was very much on my case to outsource this given all the other stuff I've got to do and much as I'd liked to have had a crack, I could see her point. So I recently contacted a local firm who looked the bees knees. Bottom line - they see it as a lot of work onsite especially as...
by thatsnotafestool
Sun May 19, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Guidance on pricing window repairs please
Replies: 5
Views: 520

Re: Guidance on pricing window repairs please

I'm 100% with the above comments. Once you get stuck in, you'll find more and more rot.
by thatsnotafestool
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Power feeder for spindle moulder options
Replies: 13
Views: 1273

Re: Power feeder for spindle moulder options

Jonathan wrote:Gosh Rodger....look like your up early like me....


Absolutely...my favourite time of the day. :D
by thatsnotafestool
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Power feeder for spindle moulder options
Replies: 13
Views: 1273

Re: Power feeder for spindle moulder options

Will do Jonathan thanks. That’s not a what can I say - I bet you gain in other ways - space for example. Do you use a power feed on the planer does it work well? Space savings are marginal as you need a fair bit of space around it. You have to plan your workflow with precision (hollow laugh) to avo...
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Power feeder for spindle moulder options
Replies: 13
Views: 1273

Re: Power feeder for spindle moulder options

I'm jealous, Peter, in that you're going to be able to mount your feeder on the firm and stable surface of your moulder. I have to depend on a crappy bit of floppy metal at the end of my Hammer C3-31 combi machine. The result is that it's almost impossible to get the pillar vertical and so as you sw...
by thatsnotafestool
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Forum suggestions/comments/complaints
Topic: Return from abroad
Replies: 1
Views: 1312

Re: Return from abroad

Your old username was Tim, Tim. :D
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sash Window Mastic
Replies: 6
Views: 483

Re: Sash Window Mastic

....The joiners filled the gap between with window and stone with expanding foam... Thanks Mac That's probably why...bloody Philistines. They should have bedded in with lime mortar set back 5mm or so, let it dry and then dded the burnt sand mastic. You do need the proper sand IME...they probably go...
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sash Window Mastic
Replies: 6
Views: 483

Re: Sash Window Mastic

Hi Mac

Are you sure that that is mastic ? It looks more like cement (or similar) to me. Is your property a period one ? Take a look at using burnt sand mastic..that's the traditional approach.

http://knowledge.masonsmortar.co.uk/kno ... and-mastic
by thatsnotafestool
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Re: Sunburst Dining Table
Replies: 4
Views: 822

Re: Re: Sunburst Dining Table

There's a great WIP here, Mark, if you're interested. http://thewoodhaven2.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=3659

You're absolutely right...it's a beautiful piece
by thatsnotafestool
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sapele pricing
Replies: 6
Views: 1390

Re: Sapele pricing

Last time I bought from Lathams in Gateshead I paid 1050 plus vat per cube a few months ago. That was prob for buying 500 quid worth and I'm not a regular customer. Mike That's interesting. Looking back through my emails Latham's are who a local joinery company recommended for hardwood. I think tha...
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Hammer C3-31 dished fence
Replies: 23
Views: 2505

Re: Hammer C3-31 dished fence

Jonathan wrote:Rodgers
You could fine that the one wheel on the infeed is the problem......its a bit like putting pressure on the in feed whilst planning.



Doh! That makes a lot of sense.
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Hammer C3-31 dished fence
Replies: 23
Views: 2505

Re: Hammer C3-31 dished fence

Thanks for the idea, Jonathan. The feeder has two rollers on the outfeed and one on the infeed. I like the idea of the MDF sled. Will bear it in mind for next time. In the end, I went back to basics and used the planer.
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: driveway gates
Replies: 26
Views: 4903

Re: driveway gates

Nice gates.. lovely job there.

Nice Audi too ! Q3 ?
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Hammer C3-31 dished fence
Replies: 23
Views: 2505

Re: Hammer C3-31 dished fence

Glad to be of help. Its good that we can all learn from each other, its what forums are for Summats gone pear-shaped ! Help !!! Trying to face off using the spindle moulder but the timber isn't really wide enough to clamp to the sliding table. So I tried using the power feeder (pressing downwards) ...
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: driveway gates
Replies: 26
Views: 4903

Re: driveway gates

Just wondering how these have stood the test of time? Did the posts stay upright ?

Fabulous thread and job, by the way.
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Pull saw recommendations?
Replies: 3
Views: 726

Re: Pull saw recommendations?

Personally I find the spined ones easier to control.
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: A simple oak book case
Replies: 5
Views: 542

Re: A simple oak book case

It's called irony.

£545

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