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by promhandicam
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: How do you drill a long hole down the length of a piece of timber?
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: How do you drill a long hole down the length of a piece of timber?

Welcome to the forum. If I had to do it exactly as you have shown, I'd rip the piece of wood in two, one piece 20mm wide the other 35mm wide and then using a core box router cutter in a router mounted in a table I'd route a semi circular groove in each piece and then stick them back together using ...
by promhandicam
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: How do you drill a long hole down the length of a piece of timber?
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: How do you drill a long hole down the length of a piece of timber?

will1983 wrote:I would do similar but as its just for a cable and therefore doesn't necessarily need to be a circular hole I would just cut two pieces, then cut a groove in one of the mating faces with the table saw and then glue it back together.


I agree.
by promhandicam
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: How do you drill a long hole down the length of a piece of timber?
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: How do you drill a long hole down the length of a piece of timber?

Welcome to the forum. If I had to do it exactly as you have shown, I'd rip the piece of wood in two, one piece 20mm wide the other 35mm wide and then using a core box router cutter in a router mounted in a table I'd route a semi circular groove in each piece and then stick them back together using c...
by promhandicam
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Bench legs design
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: Bench legs design

will1983 wrote:With a bench top of that size you shouldn't need a cross member at the top of the legs, the top itself will do the same job. Just the one about 6" from the floor should be fine.

Except that having a cross member at the top will make it easier to attach the leg to the top.
by promhandicam
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Bench legs design
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: Bench legs design

A quick google will show you plenty of examples - basically a cross member at the top to attach to the bench and second approx 1/3 up. You could attach a sheet of ply to the back, but some diagonal cross braces between the apron and the legs would do the same job.
by promhandicam
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Bench legs design
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: Bench legs design

Welcome to the forum. That is a nice looking bench you have picked up. If it were me, I would make two pairs of H frame legs one larger than the other to accommodate the tail vice. I'd then attach 4 x 2's between them on the lower cross bar of the H to prevent racking and then put a piece of ply on ...
by promhandicam
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Workshop build
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: Workshop build

welcome. do a search on here as I am sure that there have been threads in the past with people building their own workshops. my only comment would be that if you haven't got a clue where to start then building a 10 x 16 workshop is quite ambitious. you might be better getting a cheaper shed and upgr...
by promhandicam
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Cutting large panels on a table saw
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: Cutting large panels on a table saw

see my reply to your other (almost) identical thread.
by promhandicam
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Cross sled for table saw
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: Cross sled for table saw

welcome to the forum. if you only have a small table saw then I would strongly suggest not trying to cut sheet plywood on it. either get your supplier to cut it to size - most timber yards offer this service, or if you are going to be doing a lot of work with sheet materials look at buying a plunge ...
by promhandicam
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: What joint is this?
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: What joint is this?

nobody can see the image. you can't post images until you have made a couple of posts to prevent too much spam.
by promhandicam
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: What joint is this?
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: What joint is this?

welcome to the forum. As a precaution, you will have to make a couple more posts before you can post images.
by promhandicam
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Tablesaw upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: Tablesaw upgrade

I had a similar experience with an Industrial Chip Collector / Dust extractor from Axminster. Admittedly it was a customer return, but when the motor went pop a few months after I got it I was told a replacement would take a couple of months to come from China or I could pay an extra £150 and have i...
by promhandicam
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Drying an Oak slab?
Replies: 5
Views: 526

Re: Drying an Oak slab?

As above, wait another 3 years and then the moisture content will be approaching 10% at which point hopefully it will have stopped shrinking. Cracks would best be filled with epoxy resin
by promhandicam
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Rail and stile cutter question.
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: Rail and stile cutter question.

you can also buy an arbour and a pair of grooving cutters from wealden which I think is what I did. https://www.wealdentool.com/acatalog/Heavy_Duty_64.html
by promhandicam
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Coating for Pine Table
Replies: 6
Views: 412

Re: Coating for Pine Table

welcome to the forum. you could try osmo raw, which I have used on some light woods with some success, but any oil will change the colour to a certain extent. The only other option would be to spray it with a lacquer.
by promhandicam
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Router questions
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: Router questions

welcome to the forum. if you want a router to use in a router sled then you should definately look for a larger one with a 1/2" collet. You can then, if you wish, use collet adaptors to use router bits with a smaller diameter shaft. routers to look for would be something like the Trend t10, dew...
by promhandicam
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Teak oil nightmare
Replies: 11
Views: 618

Re: Teak oil nightmare

thanks for the update. I would strongly recommend not adding any more coats as the manufacturer only recommends 2 and you may get issues with it not drying fully.
by promhandicam
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Teak oil nightmare
Replies: 11
Views: 618

Re: Teak oil nightmare

180g would be ok, just don't go coarser than 120g. Colour will be similar. When you apply the osmo do a thin coat, leave a couple of minutes and then wipe off any excess with paper towels. It should be touch dry. Leave a day and apply a 2nd coat as above.
by promhandicam
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Teak oil nightmare
Replies: 11
Views: 618

Re: Teak oil nightmare

Be very careful sanding the table unless you are 101% sure that it is solid beech. In all likelihood it is a veneer which will be less than 1mm thick. The white spirit should remove the excess oil, and once dry I personally would just very lightly hand sand with 120g paper. Osmo Polyx is widely avai...
by promhandicam
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Teak oil nightmare
Replies: 11
Views: 618

Re: Teak oil nightmare

Welcome to the forum. You have to post a few times before posting photos. Regarding your table, teak oil is generally used for garden furniture. Any idea what the finish was originally? I suspect you may have to clean the oil off with white spirits and start again. My preference would be to use osmo...
by promhandicam
Fri May 17, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cracked table leg
Replies: 1
Views: 253

Re: Cracked table leg

welcome to the forum. If you post a couple more times you will be able to post a picture which might help in advising on the best course of action.
by promhandicam
Sun May 12, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Adirondack chair
Replies: 3
Views: 676

Re: Adirondack chair

Looks good. Are they going to add cushions or leave as is?
by promhandicam
Sun May 12, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Drying an Oak slab?
Replies: 5
Views: 526

Re: Drying an Oak slab?

Welcome to the forum. With regards to drying your piece of oak, I would leave it outside, under shelter, and hope for the best. Oh and you will need to be patient - the rule of thumb for air drying is 1 year per inch of thickness. The likelihood is that the bark will come off and there isn't a lot t...
by promhandicam
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: shaker door supplier
Replies: 8
Views: 719

Re: shaker door supplier

James I've got a bunch of shaker doors to make soon....I'm intrigued as to what the Bobby method is? Jonathan http://www.woodworkuk.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5805&p=73168&hilit=door#p73168 Sadly the images have gone - maybe Bobby could repost. Or I will take some photos of my copy...
by promhandicam
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: shaker door supplier
Replies: 8
Views: 719

shaker door supplier

Any suggestions for a supplier of custom shaker doors? I was planning on using cutwrights for an upcoming job however they only do doors with a 90mm rail and stile and the customer wants 70 or 75mm. There are going to be around 40 doors / drawer fronts and ideally they will come primed.

Thanks
by promhandicam
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Power feeder for spindle moulder options
Replies: 13
Views: 1241

Re: Power feeder for spindle moulder options

No experience of 3ph power feeds, but all the single phase ones I've seen have a switch on the body of the feeder to turn on and off and change speed and feed direction. I can't imagine that a 3ph one would be any different.
by promhandicam
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Hanging Doors - Any Tips??
Replies: 4
Views: 735

Re: Hanging Doors - Any Tips??

If the old door fits nicely use it as a template.
by promhandicam
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: New Joinery Business - Advice Please
Replies: 27
Views: 3202

Re: New Joinery Business - Advice Please

Well done Will - keep us posted and feel free to ask for advice as we have all been in your position at some point in the past.
by promhandicam
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Which one is best for the French cleats wall system, circular saw or table saw?
Replies: 2
Views: 448

Re: Which one is best for the French clear wall system, circular saw or table saw?

Welcome to the forum. If you just want a quantity of French Cleats for your own use, it would be much easier and cheaper to get a local joinery shop to run them off for you on a rip saw or table saw. With your budget you are only going to get a basic site saw which will be difficult to use. If you a...
by promhandicam
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: New tenon saw
Replies: 2
Views: 735

Re: New tenon saw

welcome to the forum. you need to make a couple of posts before you can post a picture, but from your description it is probably fine. As long as the plate is flat and straight and the spine is straight it doesn't really matter about the angle of the spine to the plate.
by promhandicam
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Saw blades for Radial Arm Saws
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Re: Saw blades for Radial Arm Saws

Give Doug of Cutting Solutions a shout - he is the most knowledgeable person regarding saw blades:
Tel: 01353 968711
Tel: 0800 280 0913
Mobile: 07741 264260
sales@cutting-solutions.co.uk
www.cutting-solutions.co.uk
by promhandicam
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Remote Switching
Replies: 17
Views: 1273

Re: Remote Switching

Welcome. I have exactly this set up, sorted out by a member of the forum who is a wizz with all things electrical. Sadly I have no idea what exactly he did, but he has added something inside the NVR switch to allow it to be operated from a remote socket. Note that at least with mine, the NVR switch ...
by promhandicam
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Festool Domino warning - graphic content
Replies: 11
Views: 1484

Re: Festool Domino warning - graphic content

Now don't laugh but .... I also had a bit of an accident a month or so back. The main on/off buttons for the Hammer are in the middle of the machine which entails walking behind the table saw to turn it off. There is an emergency switch on the table saw side but it's one of those that latches and y...
by promhandicam
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Roofing question
Replies: 15
Views: 1799

Re: Roofing question

Thanks Mark. Very helpful.

Steve
by promhandicam
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Roofing question
Replies: 15
Views: 1799

Re: Roofing question

Thanks for the suggestions. Will give it some more thought as I can't do anything at the moment anyway!
by promhandicam
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Festool Domino warning - graphic content
Replies: 11
Views: 1484

Festool Domino warning - graphic content

For those who have the domino, please take great care if you are changing depth of plunge going from shallow cuts on something like a face frame to deeper cuts on the carcase. If you forget to change the setting when cutting a slot in a thinner piece the cutter will exit on the face, and if you stup...
by promhandicam
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Roofing question
Replies: 15
Views: 1799

Re: Roofing question

Tomyjoiner wrote:structural engineer will want steels to cover his ar*e.4x2 ties below ridge on every rafter, dwarf walls in 4x2 double header boarded in osb3 for load bearing.
. . .which is why I don't want to talk to a structural engineer :lol:
by promhandicam
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Roofing question
Replies: 15
Views: 1799

Roofing question

Evening. I would really appreciate some advise on modifying my garage roof at home - see below. garage 1.JPG garage 5.JPG The garage is single skin, and the roof has a span of 5.4m a pitch of 45 deg and is 5.7m wide. The rafters are 5x2 and the joists 6x2. At each end the rafters have been doubled u...
by promhandicam
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Forum suggestions/comments/complaints
Topic: Bad form or just annoying?
Replies: 5
Views: 1276

Re: Bad form or just annoying?

The reason Iam here is because I was on the other forum as recommended from another forum, :roll: I got bullied and picked on by a "God" like member, other members tried to defuse to situation, I gave as much back admittedly, but no Mod intervention. Welsome. No bullying on WWUK - we are ...
by promhandicam
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Forum suggestions/comments/complaints
Topic: Bad form or just annoying?
Replies: 5
Views: 1276

Re: Bad form or just annoying?

Go for it. in the past UKW mods were a bunch of tossers - partly why this forum started. it used to be the case that WWUK was more trade orientated and UKW hobby, but no idea what UKW is like now as I've not visited in ages.

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