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by promhandicam
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Hanging Doors - Any Tips??
Replies: 4
Views: 318

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: 26
Views: 1867

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: 123

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: 228

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: 203

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
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by promhandicam
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Remote Switching
Replies: 17
Views: 559

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: 10
Views: 662

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: 987

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: 987

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: 10
Views: 662

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: 987

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: 987

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: 662

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: 662

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.
by promhandicam
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Marks on wood door
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Re: Marks on wood door

Thanks for posting the picture. One possibility is that they are caused by splashing or spitting from something on the cooker, although I think this is unlikely. Black specks on oak are usually due to contamination from ferrous metals - i.e. rubbing down the timber with wire wool before or while the...
by promhandicam
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Crown extraction/guard
Replies: 7
Views: 1400

Re: Crown extraction/guard

Hi Jon. -Gravesen may not get a PM yet as he has only posted once - IIRC you have to post a few times before being able to get PM's . Gravesen if you are reading this maybe introduce yourself or contribute to another thread.
by promhandicam
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Marks on wood door
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Re: Marks on wood door

welcome to the forum. could you post a picture of the door in situ showing the side where the marks are?
by promhandicam
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Bonding Brass to wood
Replies: 8
Views: 553

Re: Bonding Brass to wood

martin.pearson wrote:Quote is in so see how it goes, thanks for the replies, always helps to ask the experts.


Just don't blame us if it goes tits up :lol:
by promhandicam
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Gluing Douglas Fir to Plywood
Replies: 1
Views: 181

Re: Gluing Douglas Fir to Plywood

Welcome to the forum. Assuming that you can do the glue up in somewhere that you can get to room temperature i.e. above about 15C then try using a D3 or D4 PVA wood glue and also using some sort of mechanical fixing if possible i.e. pins through the ply into the DF. For the record I personally hate ...
by promhandicam
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: New Joinery Business - Advice Please
Replies: 26
Views: 1867

Re: New Joinery Business - Advice Please

Just one more thing about the website - I clicked on some of the photos at the bottom, and the text alongside was illegible - if you want people to read it change the font and make it bigger.
by promhandicam
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: New Joinery Business - Advice Please
Replies: 26
Views: 1867

Re: New Joinery Business - Advice Please

re. facebook - I have tended to keep clear of it as at least for me it is a bit like yellow pages of old - a lot of timewasters just getting quotes with no intention of getting the work done. One I looked at last year - alcove cupboards and shelving - the 'customer' told me he'd be in touch but it w...
by promhandicam
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Small boot room
Replies: 11
Views: 1198

Re: Small boot room

Very nice! Did you do the pebble dashing or was it my mate Stevie Wonder!
by promhandicam
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: fired earth style kitchen
Replies: 4
Views: 461

Re: fired earth style kitchen

Tomyjoiner wrote:I wouldn’t recommend no plinths as it will be a right pain cleaning under them, on the other hand it might be handy to brush everything under!


Somewhere for the mice to live! Looks good - thanks for posting.
by promhandicam
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Bonding Brass to wood
Replies: 8
Views: 553

Re: Bonding Brass to wood

+1 for Stixall for what you are wanting to do. Other hybrid polymer adhesives are available however :)
by promhandicam
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Which tool to use? (wedge shape)
Replies: 2
Views: 363

Re: Which tool to use? (wedge shape)

Welcome to the forum. The only way to easily do it would be to mount the piece of wood on a sled at the desired inclination and run it through a planer thicknesser. This isn't something that you could do yourself without investing upwards of £1000 in a p/t but most reasonable joinery shops would be ...
by promhandicam
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Bonding Brass to wood
Replies: 8
Views: 553

Re: Bonding Brass to wood

Welcome to the forum. Are these posts going to be kept indoor or are they for the exterior? If outdoors then there will be a lot more movement and I would think that something with a degree of flexibility would be necessary. If indoors then I would probably go for some sort of 2 part epoxy.
by promhandicam
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Finish on pallet projects
Replies: 5
Views: 451

Re: Finish on pallet projects

Welcome to the forum. I've not made anything from recycled wood but have seen quite a few pictures of things made from pallets. Most seem to be painted and I think that would be the way I'd go. Trying to varnish or wax something as rough as pallet wood is going to be a struggle.

Best of luck!
by promhandicam
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Spot the oversight !
Replies: 10
Views: 826

Re: Spot the oversight !

One of my timber suppliers moulds grooves on the back face of wide mouldings presumably to help prevent cupping - just a thought
by promhandicam
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Makita 9403 or any unbranded one?
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Re: Makita 9403 or any unbranded one?

Welcome. I have a Makita 9403 and it is a good trade rated machine. I guess the question is, what are you wanting to use it to do and for how long? If it is just a one off, then probably better to hire one.
by promhandicam
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Table Saw (£400 budget)
Replies: 8
Views: 1025

Re: Table Saw (£400 budget)

welcome. personally i would look at a plunge saw / guide rail if you are mainly going to be using man made boards. Hi Steve and Merry Christmas to you and all on the forum. Now to the question: I don't actually own a plunge saw myself as most of my current work is site carpentry (structural) and on...
by promhandicam
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Steam bending kiln dried sweet chestnut
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: Steam bending kiln dried sweet chestnut

Welcome to the forum. No personal experience of steam bending, but other than possibly needing longer in the steam chamber I can't think that it will be a problem. Might be best to try a couple of samples before committing to a large order.
by promhandicam
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: New Joinery Business - Advice Please
Replies: 26
Views: 1867

Re: New Joinery Business - Advice Please

Welcome. I've had quite a few jobs from adverts in parish magazines over the years. Some get delivered to all houses in the parish and they give are the best leads. I think I pay around £140 a year in one of them. Best of luck.
by promhandicam
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Spindle Tooling For Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 1518

Re: Spindle Tooling For Sale

Long shot! I should say so, as it is almost exactly 6 years since Paul posted this
by promhandicam
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Spray finish MDF SE London
Replies: 20
Views: 1738

Re: Spray finish MDF SE London

For furniture i personally would only use a paint specifically designed for spraying like Morrells. I've had to spray ordinary wb paint a couple of times and there's no comparison, especially when it comes to drying times.
by promhandicam
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Spray finish MDF SE London
Replies: 20
Views: 1738

Re: Spray finish MDF SE London

All my shaker doors are made traditionally even when using mdf. I.e. the rails are scribed to fit the stiles and the panel is fitted into the groove before glueing up. With entirely mdf made doors the panel is glued into the frame. I usually use 22mm mrmdf for the frame and 9mm for the panel althoug...
by promhandicam
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Which Pocket Hole to Buy for Versatility
Replies: 1
Views: 349

Re: Which Pocket Hole to Buy for Versatility

Welcome. I'm not aware of one jig that does both, but I bought a Kreg kit that had both in it and I use it extensively.
by promhandicam
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Forum suggestions/comments/complaints
Topic: Newbie from Scotland
Replies: 1
Views: 504

Re: Newbie from Scotland

Welcome to the forum Peter
by promhandicam
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Spray finish MDF SE London
Replies: 20
Views: 1738

Re: Spray finish MDF SE London

The only time I have had mdf doors bow significantly was wardrobe doors I supplied primed which the customers decorator was going to finish. Despite telling them that they had to be finished exactly the same inside and out, he didn't and surprise surprise they bowed. I wonder if when your doors are ...
by promhandicam
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Spray finish MDF SE London
Replies: 20
Views: 1738

Re: Spray finish MDF SE London

Welcome to the forum. With regards to spraying I use Morrells water bourne primer and lacquer with good results using an Earlex HVLP kit, although I have never used it on site. For hand painting I've just done a kitchen using Tikkurilia Otex Akva / Helmi paint and it is fantastic stuff.
by promhandicam
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Accuride 1319/1316 fold in door runners
Replies: 2
Views: 378

Re: Accuride 1319/1316 fold in door runners

Welcome. I've used the Accuride 1316 a couple of times and the drawings that Accuride supply are pretty good . Just bear in mind that if you are fitting internal panels to allow enough space for whatever hinges you are using and allow access to the adjusting screws.

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