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by promhandicam
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Marks on wood door
Replies: 3
Views: 64

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: 6
Views: 1016

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: 3
Views: 64

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: 187

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: 46

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: 22
Views: 805

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: 22
Views: 805

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: 262

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: 153

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: 187

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: 116

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: 187

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: 4
Views: 144

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: 9
Views: 282

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: 67

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: 586

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: 182

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: 22
Views: 805

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: 1299

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: 947

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: 947

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: 211

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: 277

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: 947

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: 947

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: 217

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.
by promhandicam
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Protective cover for on/off switch
Replies: 1
Views: 203

Re: Protective cover for on/off switch

Welcome. If the covers (presume you mean the clear flexible plastic ones) are important to you then It might be easier to buy a complete new switch if the manufacturer can't help you.
by promhandicam
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Kreg Micro Pocket hole jig
Replies: 1
Views: 280

Re: Kreg Micro Pocket hole jig

Welcome to the forum. I've not used the micro pocket jig but I do use standard kreg jigs regularly. I would have thought that it would be fine assuming that you can get good quality (birch) ply.
by promhandicam
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Tenon Saw for a child to use
Replies: 3
Views: 516

Re: Tenon Saw for a child to use

I also had a gents saw when I was about 7 or 8 - they are fairly easy for a small hand to grip. First projet could be a bench hook.
by promhandicam
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Finishing chessboard with Aluminium inlay
Replies: 2
Views: 514

Re: Finishing chessboard with Aluminium inlay

Welcome to the forum. Is there any way of getting the aluminium anodised which would stop it oxidising?
by promhandicam
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Kity K5 Operation Woodworker Combination Woodworking
Replies: 6
Views: 2583

Re: Kity K5 Operation Woodworker Combination Woodworking

As the original post was 4 years ago I doubt very much that the K5 is still available, but you never know!
by promhandicam
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Silicon Spray
Replies: 3
Views: 392

Re: Silicon Spray

Don't whatever you do use silicone as it will bugger up your finish
by promhandicam
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Replacement Sash and Case Windows
Replies: 21
Views: 1302

Re: Replacement Sash and Case Windows

In my opinion, it will be down to how the windows are maintained rather than what wood they are made from. I would have thought that assuming they are well made and regularly maintained and painted with an appropriate paint at regular intervals then unsorted redwood would be fine.
by promhandicam
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Chopping Board Advice?
Replies: 6
Views: 818

Re: Chopping Board Advice?

You could buy an entire ikea beech block work top for that sort of money cut off what you want and cut up thw rest into smaller chopping boards and you've got your Christmas presents sorted!
by promhandicam
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: EARLEX SPARES
Replies: 9
Views: 1119

Re: EARLEX SPARES

Let me know which gun / sprayer you have and if I'm in the area I will pop in and ask as they aren't too far away and in the past they've been very helpful.
by promhandicam
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cutting a circular oak worktop best method
Replies: 11
Views: 1619

Re: Cutting a circular oak worktop best method

Duly noted!
by promhandicam
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Southern Silky Oak
Replies: 5
Views: 802

Re: Southern Silky Oak

Welcome. Looks not dissimilar to lacewood.
by promhandicam
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Thickness of door panel
Replies: 6
Views: 898

Re: Thickness of door panel

What are the rails and stiles going to be made from as a veneered board would match the grain even painted. Personally I won't buy or use anything other than moisture resistant mdf if you dont want a veneered board. As to thickness probably 12mm.
by promhandicam
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Which Heavy duty runners for under stair cupboard?
Replies: 3
Views: 796

Re: Which Heavy duty runners for under stair cupboard?

Accuride do heavy duty full extension runners up to 700 or 800mm deep and rated up to over 200kg but they ain't cheap. Fixed castors would be a cheaper alternative. I've used accuride ones rated around 80kg with no problem.
by promhandicam
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: been busy making these in rural France
Replies: 13
Views: 1447

Re: been busy making these in rural France

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