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by daves
Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: ripple sycamore
Replies: 6
Views: 1265

Re: ripple sycamore

North Heigham Sawmills? But surely you know of them - or is that who you meant when you said 'Norfolk Saw'?

cheers
Dave
by daves
Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: face and edge markings
Replies: 49
Views: 3360

Re: face and edge markings

one pass on all tenons to cut the side nearest the face, then move the fence once and do all the other cuts. Your way, any differences in the widht of the stock will end up being reflected in the tenon. Or even better use a piece of 12mm/15/18mm (same thickness as tenon) ply to pack off the fence f...
by daves
Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 'Repro' TV Cabinet in English Walnut with Burr Walnut Veneer
Replies: 12
Views: 1868

Re: 'Repro' TV Cabinet in English Walnut with Burr Walnut Veneer

Yebbut it's the market. The demand is there, the customer is always right. My ma-in-law used to like stuff like that. We had a big bonfire when she popped off! Yes, I realise that - I followed Brad's thread on the other side so I understand the background to his making this piece. I was also pretty...
by daves
Mon Dec 28, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 'Repro' TV Cabinet in English Walnut with Burr Walnut Veneer
Replies: 12
Views: 1868

Re: 'Repro' TV Cabinet in English Walnut with Burr Walnut Veneer

jake wrote:That's really horrible in a very very nicely made way. :D
I've been struggling to find a polite way to express those same sentiments - thanks for finding the words, Jake! :D

Dave
by daves
Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Doms and Biscuit jointers
Replies: 6
Views: 1235

Re: Doms and Biscuit jointers

I still have my biscuit jointer but I haven't used it since I got the domino. In 4 months of use I haven't found anything the biscuiter can do that the domino can't do better and more quickly, but obviously it is a lot more expensive, and I think it would be hard to justify buying one for occasiona...
by daves
Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Timber for garden bench restoration
Replies: 9
Views: 2004

Re: Timber for garden bench restoration

Think I'll go for oak with stainless fittings since oak is fairly easy to obtain around these parts.

cheers for the advice,

Dave
by daves
Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Timber for garden bench restoration
Replies: 9
Views: 2004

Re: Timber for garden bench restoration

woodworker wrote:Daves, what sort of cake is that your Mum makes, can we have some please, No sugar in the tea please.
Hehe - she doesn't do cakes anymore. Good news is that my wife has become rather adept at cake and breadmaking - not bad considering that neither figure very much in Chinese cuisine! :D
Dave
by daves
Sun Dec 06, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Timber for garden bench restoration
Replies: 9
Views: 2004

Timber for garden bench restoration

I need to replace the woodwork on a garden bench which belongs to my mum. It's similar to this: http://www.argos.co.uk/wcsstore/argos/images/88-6500456A67UC318746X.jpg - it's cheap and cheerful but has a lot of sentimental value, hence my desire to restore rather than replace. Iroko seems to be a co...
by daves
Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Buying sawn
Replies: 21
Views: 1585

Re: Buying sawn

I called a few yards today and they seem more helpfull when ordering sawn than when asking for PAR . Very odd as they must make money on PAR . oh well . Ill give my local yard a call tomorrow and ask how much for PAR and i can see if the saving is worth it on a bigger job . Ask for par and they pro...
by daves
Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Kitchen WIP
Replies: 97
Views: 8998

Re: Kitchen WIP

mattty wrote:Looks like good progress Jon. I bet you were going stir crazy domino'ing the carcases.
I bet there are wannabe domino owners who would wet themselves at the chance to swap places!! :lol:

cheers
Dave
by daves
Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Kitchen WIP
Replies: 97
Views: 8998

Re: Kitchen WIP

Looking good, Jon. As always, interesting to follow how things are done in a commercial workshop. Much for us amateurs to learn from. A good illustration too of the use of the Domino. The spacing add-on looks like a big time-saver - I had to knock up some kind of jig to achieve a similar effect with...
by daves
Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: paypal, google checkout is it worth it?
Replies: 61
Views: 5227

Re: paypal, google checkout is it worth it?

I want them to pay up quickly before they change their minds! If your sales fall within the DSR then they have a cooling off/rejection period anyway. Exactly. Nochex accounts have a minimum retainer which must be kept in the account at all times to cover chargebacks. The amount is set on a case-by-...
by daves
Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: paypal, google checkout is it worth it?
Replies: 61
Views: 5227

Re: paypal, google checkout is it worth it?

(referring to direct transfer through the bank) It looks far more professional, as paypal is primarily for low value purchases, and people associate it with eBay, which is associated with mostly second hand crap :lol: - not something you want people to think of when considering buying a new £800. T...
by daves
Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:46 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: My accident
Replies: 81
Views: 10029

Re: My accident

I read this board daily, but I think the other forum is more deserving of my wittering ;) I'm surprised you have any time left!! :lol: Movement is 99%, I can't close it the last 5 or 6mm. The feeling is about 80%. I have a stripe up the side where the scar is that is just like grissly skin. Every n...
by daves
Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:36 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: paypal, google checkout is it worth it?
Replies: 61
Views: 5227

Re: paypal, google checkout is it worth it?

There are two main advantages of a service like Paypal: 1. you basically only pay when you make a transaction - hence good for small businesses an startups 2. you don't need a e-merchant account which can be hard to get until you are established, and which attract a monthly charge. Paypal does have ...
by daves
Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:21 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: paypal, google checkout is it worth it?
Replies: 61
Views: 5227

Re: paypal, google checkout is it worth it?

have you checked out the rbs world pay site to see whether that is more cost effective. pay pal has both pluses and minuses, not least the power to take back money at the first complaint from the customer. so amongst other things you need to ensure that your delivery service gives you proper delive...
by daves
Sun Nov 15, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: My accident
Replies: 81
Views: 10029

Re: My accident

I had a skin graft, I can't remember how many stiches, it wasn't actually that many tho. Just over year later and it's pretty much back to normal. Some loss of feeling and a tiny loss of movement. http://wizer.co.uk/gallery2/d/6265-2/DSC_1013.JPG Hello Tom, haven't seen you over here for a while! :...
by daves
Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: google search terms
Replies: 31
Views: 2881

Re: google search terms

stevep wrote: (does anyone use anything other than Google these days?)
Well Microsoft would like us to believe the future is Bing.

I agree about the Alt tags.

I think I would be tempted to use the terms 'handmade' and 'custom' if I were searching...

Dave
by daves
Sat Nov 07, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: google search terms
Replies: 31
Views: 2881

Re: google search terms

Whatever parameters or strategies Google uses, at the end of the day it still comes down to one thing and that is..what terms to potential customers stick into google. And therein lies our problem, I think, and that is just what do people enter. Someone looking to fill an alcove, say. Will they sti...
by daves
Sat Nov 07, 2009 5:31 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: google search terms
Replies: 31
Views: 2881

Re: google search terms

I think it is easier to sell cheap furniture based on price rather than quality over the net but quality and more expensive stuff people need to see in the flesh so they can make a purchasing decision. cheers Jon I think you are right - selling anything online based on quality rather than price is ...
by daves
Sat Nov 07, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: google search terms
Replies: 31
Views: 2881

Re: google search terms

Google have stated categorically that they don't use the keywords and haven't done so for some time. That's not to say that Yahoo, Bing etc don't pay attention to them, though. The Title and the Meta Description are supposedly still relevant, though. Apart from anything else, the description is what...
by daves
Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:03 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Chez Sainty...
Replies: 20
Views: 1835

Re: Chez Sainty...

jake wrote:Your life would be brighter if you splashed some white on the walls.
When I was about 17 I got a summer holiday job in a local joiners which had just had a new workshop built. I spent 6 weeks doing exacty that!

cheers
Dave
by daves
Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Chez Sainty...
Replies: 20
Views: 1835

Re: Chez Sainty...

Stuart, interesting to see a workshop which is about as far removed from my single-garage hobby workshop as you could get! My word, that saw is probably bigger than my workshop!! :lol: The clamp collection seems rather small - I've seen collectors over the other side with more than that! Did you hav...
by daves
Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:10 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Website cost
Replies: 74
Views: 6627

Re: Website cost

Something todo with links the guy said, also does it matter if web guy owns the site/name? i'm a bit uncomfortable with this It's not uncommon for the 'guy' to register the domain name on the customer's behalf, but the guy should not own it. Check your T&C. Your pictures remain your copyright unles...
by daves
Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Auction ending soon
Replies: 10
Views: 1557

Re: Auction ending soon

Ah yes, Apex. I was trying to remember them for the recent thread on Auctions. They were clients of a software house I used to work for. They specialise in this kind of thing, so worth keeping an eye on. On the other hand, they attract a lot of interest because of this, so prices probably end up hig...
by daves
Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:59 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Take a look at this!
Replies: 33
Views: 4063

Re: Take a look at this!

If anyone is interested this is what I used to make about 8-9 years ago. http://www.johnbarnard.co.uk/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Not to everyones taste , but I used to love going to work. Ahh the workshop is in Trowse, is it not? I work on the opposite side of the river to the ...
by daves
Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:49 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: workshop floor and walls
Replies: 14
Views: 2536

Re: workshop floor and walls

Although I agree about the t and g bit, I'm not convinced about using chipboard. It's going to suffer from being walked on with wet shoes during the winter (my kitchen has a vinyl-covered floating chipboard floor, and it's not looking good at all). In our double garage I floated flooring grade T&G ...
by daves
Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Bow window WIP
Replies: 46
Views: 5687

Re: Bow window WIP

Fascinating thread, Jon, and an impressive window. In reading the thread I get the impression that for someone who has the necessary skills and knowledge it is quite straightforward. Is that so, or is there much planning and head-scratching going on behind the scenes? (Guess you can tell I have neve...
by daves
Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:13 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Pre fab kitchen and utility units
Replies: 19
Views: 2289

Re: Pre fab kitchen and utility units

If you can bring yoursef to pop over there, Mailee asked a similar question recently and Brad/Dan/Dunc recommended a company near him. The thread is here, but if you can't bear to pop over then the company is http://www.choixbedroomsandkitchens.co.uk

Dave
by daves
Fri Sep 11, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: James Krenov 1928-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1691

Re: James Krenov 1928-2009

Thanks Jim you changed my life No doubt there are many who would say the same. I still remember the first time I saw a picture of one of his cabinets. It just seemed so 'right'. Years later I am no better able to explain why, but his work has remained a favourite, and his work and his books continu...
by daves
Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:50 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Auctions
Replies: 8
Views: 3347

Re: Auctions

Good phrases to google on are 'plant and machinery auction' or 'asset disposal'. Most of the auction houses who deal with plant and machinery and liquidation/insolvency sales specialise in this area - they often don't do general or fine art auctions, for example. There used to be several online list...
by daves
Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:28 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: fixing a woodworking vice
Replies: 129
Views: 35102

Re: fixing a woodworking vice

i don't want my computer to sing and dance, i have mr bojangles for that, i certainly have found that the continual need to upgrade programmes because of lack of support has not necessarily made the computer or the programmes easier to use or less crashable. I don't understand this. If I read it ri...
by daves
Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Tenoners
Replies: 25
Views: 6088

Re: Tenoners

jfc wrote:I do treat it like a hobby , makes the day go quicker .
Don't you enjoy it, then??

Oh I see, you mean that kind of hobbiest - you prefer talking about it to doing it. :shock: :shock: :lol: :lol:

Dave ;)
by daves
Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Triton router
Replies: 17
Views: 2204

Re: Triton router

Can't say I've found this to be a problem with mine.

Argee who posts at the other place used to be a Triton demonstrator - he may be able to shed some light on it.

Dave
by daves
Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:32 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Website Project
Replies: 21
Views: 2871

Re: Website Project

senior wrote:I'm going for a "cleaning your shower curtain" page.
how about '101 uses for rounded-over plane blades'. :roll:
by daves
Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Carcass Assembly
Replies: 9
Views: 1680

Re: Carcass Assembly

engineerone wrote:if you think about it 2 and 3 are really the same, since you need to glue the biscuits.
err.. I think that's the point - dry biscuits or glued biscuits.

I think it's JasonB who has posted that he builds kitchen cabinets with dry biscuits and carcass screws.

Dave
by daves
Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: new stanleys
Replies: 225
Views: 22150

Re: new stanleys

Wasn't that to allow one to hog timber off at a quick rate by adjusting the frog? I think it's great Stanley have done this, more competition = lower prices for Heirlooms :P Interesting. I'm not so sure. It seems to me (generalising a lot here) that plane users tend to fall into 1 of two camps: 1. ...
by daves
Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:55 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Curvy Oak Kitchen
Replies: 25
Views: 3758

Re: Curvy Oak Kitchen

Very nice kitchen - I'd love to have cabinets like those (not taken with the worktops). Alas, I don't have a kitchen big enough to do it justice. One day, maybe :)

Dave
by daves
Fri May 15, 2009 12:07 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Got it finished.....Keeps SWMBO happy
Replies: 6
Views: 1389

Re: Got it finished.....Keeps SWMBO happy

Looks good. I'd be interested to see a couple of close-ups, of you get the chance, as one of these figures somewhere on my 'to do' list.

Dave
by daves
Thu May 07, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: New forum topic ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1343

Re: New forum topic ?

I seem to recall Scrit talking of something similar a year or so ago. Could be useful. Some things could end up requiring a fair bit of maintenance, though. 'How-to' info would be ok, but sources of materials or hardware can go out of date quite quickly (links get broken etc.) I once helped with the...