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by promhandicam
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Forum suggestions/comments/complaints
Topic: Killing woodworm in a vacuum press
Replies: 1
Views: 27

Re: Killing woodworm in a vacuum press

Welcome to the forum. I'm doubtful that anyone will be able to help you with this as most people who have timber with live woodworm in it would be more concerned about getting rid of it before it affected anything else that trying to save it. Any reason why you can't just treat the timber with chemi...
by promhandicam
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Concrete floor around a wall saw
Replies: 10
Views: 247

Re: Concrete floor around a wall saw

From what I can recall of my visit, any condensation that forms would be instantly absorbed by the inch thick layer of saw dust on every non vertical surface, including Jason :lol: :lol: :lol:
by promhandicam
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Set of circular segmental steps
Replies: 31
Views: 1482

Re: Set of circular segmental steps

Carpet?
by promhandicam
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Workshop to rent Dunstable Hemel Hempstead
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: Workshop to rent Dunstable Hemel Hempstead

TT for some reason my private messages are staying in my outbox so I don’t think they’re getting through? I’m interested in taking a look at the workshop so could you drop me an email at louis.taylor@gmail.com please? Cheers Louis As a new member I don't think that they will be able to send or rece...
by promhandicam
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Extending a lathe bed
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Re: Extending a lathe bed

If they are solid do it the other way round and get hold of a couple of lengths of tube with a 1 1/4" bore, cut the existing bars and slide the tubes over the ends. Ideally an engineering company would be able to tap a threaded hole or two at each end so that you can secure the tubes to the bars wit...
by promhandicam
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Which engineered oak floor?
Replies: 17
Views: 3361

Re: Which engineered oak floor?

Welcome to the forum. Personally never heard of them but then I don't fit flooring. Maybe someone can help. If however you are here to promote your company by spamming us with your website I can assure you it will not end well ;)
by promhandicam
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Dewalt Mitre Saw
Replies: 4
Views: 504

Re: Dewalt Mitre Saw

Thanks for your input...I guess your right about the size of the blade and yeah i generally use a skill saw with speed square for 1st fixing...and also done a bit of trenching with it last week making door linings up. I will take a look at the makita aswell. Steve I have never used a skill saw for ...
by promhandicam
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Mineral oil?
Replies: 1
Views: 185

Re: Mineral oil?

Welcome to the forum. It might help to know what you want to use it for. If it is for a worktop or chopping board then there are other alternatives that a decent hardware store or decorators merchants may stock.
by promhandicam
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: WADKIN MK / RM - OIL GREASE
Replies: 10
Views: 1057

Re: WADKIN MK / RM - OIL GREASE

I bet the dog wasn't still sitting there when you turned it on @rhrwilliams! Probably still hasn't recovered 6 months on!
by promhandicam
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Making tongued and grooved joints
Replies: 18
Views: 1098

Re: Making tongued and grooved joints

A table saw is the last piece of machinery that I'd think of using in the workshop to make tongue and grooved boards. How much have you got to make? If only a bit and you have the time do it by hand, a Stanley No 50 Plough plane (or something similar) would do the job. Alternatively you can buy a se...
by promhandicam
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Custom built wardrobe. Best Materials
Replies: 11
Views: 1220

Re: Custom built wardrobe. Best Materials

Hi. Thanks for the reply. What would be the max length of horizontal components? If this measurement exceeds the desired shelf width, what should I construct the shelves from? Plywood? Thanks again D I wouldn't go more than about 800mm, but if you need to then you can add a timber batten underneath...
by promhandicam
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Custom built wardrobe. Best Materials
Replies: 11
Views: 1220

Re: Custom built wardrobe. Best Materials

Welcome to the forum. I personally would make it out of 18mm moisture resistant mdf. The only thing to be aware of is that you need to avoid any long unsupported horizontal components as they will sag.
by promhandicam
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Axminster Trade AT254PS13 Panel Saw
Replies: 3
Views: 459

Re: Axminster Trade AT254PS13 Panel Saw

Sorry to hear about your friends tragic loss.

It would help however to know where the saw is located.
by promhandicam
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: DIY workshop clear out
Replies: 4
Views: 482

Re: DIY workshop clear out

he won't be able to post photos until he has posted a couple of times to ensure that the photos posted aren't inappropriate ;)
by promhandicam
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Virutex eb25 edge banding machine
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Re: Virutex eb25 edge banding machine

welcome to the forum. it would help to have a rough idea of what you are wanting for the edgebander and also the condition.
by promhandicam
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Bespoke Kitchen and Utility
Replies: 11
Views: 1285

Re: Bespoke Kitchen and Utility

Hi Mark. Thanks for all the questions. Before I try to answer them this is my set up for spraying: spraying.jpg I usually use Morrells Waterbourne lacquers, but I've used Tikkurila Helmi on two jobs and I've been very pleased with the results. The reason for choosing it rather than using Morrells is...
by promhandicam
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Identify tools
Replies: 2
Views: 599

Re: Identify tools

I'd have said that the two that look like pig stickers must be for a type of mortising machine as the round tapered end looks like a large morse taper.
by promhandicam
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Robland saw/machinery reviews
Replies: 12
Views: 725

Re: Robland saw/machinery reviews

Not sure what your budget is, but there is a nice looking Felder KF500 saw spindle single phase on Ebay which looks good https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Felder-KF500 ... SwVTldqGC7
by promhandicam
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Bespoke Kitchen and Utility
Replies: 11
Views: 1285

Re: Bespoke Kitchen and Utility

Thanks chaps!
by promhandicam
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 3
Views: 571

Re: Newbie

I've just stopped my subscription to Furniture and Cabinet Making as there was little in it of interest to me as I have no intention of spending thousands of pounds and hundreds of hours making a work bench that I'd be afraid to use! I do have a stack of back issues, and if you are local to me you'd...
by promhandicam
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Bespoke Kitchen and Utility
Replies: 11
Views: 1285

Bespoke Kitchen and Utility

Earlier this year I completed my first bespoke kitchen and utility and the customer has kindly sent me some photos now that the decorating has been finished. It was quite an undertaking, not least because of the size but also because the customer in question was our very own RogerM's daughter and so...
by promhandicam
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Wood work for disabled
Replies: 2
Views: 495

Re: Wood work for disabled

Welcome. You would probably be best talking to a machinery supplier - maybe Axminster Tools to ask them, but FYI, on my ancient Fobco pillar drill it is possible to lower the head down the pillar as well as moving the table.
by promhandicam
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Joining wardrobe carcass together
Replies: 9
Views: 1058

Re: Joining wardrobe carcass together

I use Domino's to align the sides with the top and bottom panels and 45mm carcase screws through the sides if into mfc or spax mdf screws into mfmdf. The backs are also held on with carcase screws - 33mm if a thinner back is used. I don't generally glue anything other than where a unit may get wet -...
by promhandicam
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Festool Domino's 8 x 100 (ten)
Replies: 2
Views: 769

Re: Festool Domino's 8 x 100 (ten)

Can't you just thickness some beech to 8mm and rip to width? Last weekend I ended up using some 5mm plastic packers cut roughly to length when I forgot to pick up some domino's when I was assembling a unit on site :lol:
by promhandicam
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Swolen work surface
Replies: 12
Views: 952

Re: Swolen work surface

Yes, that's a (badly installed) worktop bolt. The other end (the top in your pic) will have a nut on it which you loosen to remove the bolt. However the two bits of worktop will be joined with some kind of sealant as well - usually like a thick PVA glue. You will need to carefully break the joint. ...
by promhandicam
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: 12" wide timber
Replies: 5
Views: 653

Re: 12" wide timber

You will struggle to find softwood 12" wide. Best to edge join several pieces or just buy a piece of pine furniture board
by promhandicam
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Swolen work surface
Replies: 12
Views: 952

Re: Swolen work surface

As above. Once they've gone then there is nothing you can do other than replace. Is it close to the sink, or does a kettle often get placed there? These are common causes of blown joints.
by promhandicam
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Kitchen Island
Replies: 6
Views: 1031

Re: Kitchen Island

mmm - that might be someone else here ;) one day they might post up some photos, but they are waiting for the customer to send across a couple when the dec's are finished.
by promhandicam
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Grass dynapro drawer runners...
Replies: 7
Views: 2545

Re: Grass dynapro drawer runners...

Welcome to the forum Neal. I've taken the liberty of removing the link to what is presumably your business as you haven't taken a moment to introduce yourself first. We are happy for members to link to their business websites but only if they actually contribute to the forum in some small way first.
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: 860

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: 860

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: 860

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: 801

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: 801

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: 801

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: 960

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: 451

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: 581

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: 636

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: 636

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.