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by 9fingers
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: MDF Faced Blockboard
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: MDF Faced Blockboard

by 9fingers
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Bandsaw blade thickness restriction
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Re: Bandsaw blade thickness restriction

You need to make sure the blade guide system can cope with such narrow blades.
Secondly can you get 3 mm blades to fit? One of the best blade suppliers with advice freely given is Ian at tuffsaws
HTH
Bob
by 9fingers
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: AWEBDS610 Belt/disc sander drive belt.
Replies: 20
Views: 3626

Re: AWEBDS610 Belt/disc sander drive belt.

Sadly with Axminster's drive to expand into retail showroom sites and hence employing far more staff, the customer service has deteriorated quite markedly especially difficult to find anyone with knowledge of older machines.

Bob
by 9fingers
Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: PHP Errors
Replies: 5
Views: 411

Re: PHP Errors

Errors show when searching but scroll through them and the results are below.
Not a real problem
Bob
by 9fingers
Sat Dec 05, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Scheppach 4010 motor access.
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Re: Scheppach 4010 motor access.

Take the table off? Or just run it with a converter.
Bob
by 9fingers
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: What Wood is this? Help
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Re: What Wood is this? Help

Redwood. Nothing special but fairly slow grown.
Bob
by 9fingers
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Sedgwick PT255 Startup Issues
Replies: 5
Views: 381

Re: Sedgwick PT255 Startup Issues

According to the rating plate, the original capacitor was 40uF at 400v but the rewinders could have changed this value so you will have to check the value actually fitted. Furthermore the plate suggests that a brake might be fitted, this could have failed or need adjustment according to the type of ...
by 9fingers
Wed Nov 04, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Sedgwick PT255 Startup Issues
Replies: 5
Views: 381

Re: Sedgwick PT255 Startup Issues

Most probably a failing start capacitor. A cheap fix with a similar value capacitor from eBay.
Post a picture of the markings on the capacitor if you want a suggested replacement.
It could be a different problem but capacitor is by far the most probable and the cheapest thing to try first.
Bob
by 9fingers
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Suggestions for circular pond surround?
Replies: 5
Views: 768

Re: Suggestions for circular pond surround?

Long bolts are no problem. Stainless steel studding is readily available in metre or more lengths.
Bob
by 9fingers
Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cutting long bevelled edges by hand
Replies: 2
Views: 542

Re: Cutting long bevelled edges by hand

Your chosen way of work is the total antithesis of mine but in my project write up here http://www.thewoodhaven2.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=3709 some of the jigs I designed could possibly be the basis of some custom shooting boards to achieve your aims. The last time I used a shooting board would ha...
by 9fingers
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Wooden hand plane advice
Replies: 3
Views: 4704

Re: Wooden hand plane advice

You have seen the date of the OP I presume?

Bob
by 9fingers
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Fitting drawer locks
Replies: 1
Views: 266

Re: Fitting drawer locks

Never seen a lock like that. I'd use a standard lock and make a custom long bolt for it.
Bob
by 9fingers
Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: What type of plywood is this??
Replies: 7
Views: 906

Re: What type of plywood is this??

Traditionally birch ply was made in the baltic region, Russia, Latvia maybe Scandanavia too and the glue is a dark reddish brown but these days ply is being also made in china and they could easily be using a different adhesive which might explain what you are seeing. I don't know how to specify one...
by 9fingers
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: What type of plywood is this??
Replies: 7
Views: 906

Re: What type of plywood is this??

I reckon traditional birch is on the left. The right hand one might be birch with a lighter coloured glue given an impression of being lighter over all.

Bob
by 9fingers
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Dry cracked birch veneer - how to restore?
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: Dry cracked birch veneer - how to restore?

See how well (or not) you can get the stain out without sanding through the veneer. Choose a grain filler a bit darker than the average colour to make the splits look like grain flecks.

Bob
by 9fingers
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Is there a difference between wood glues?
Replies: 4
Views: 755

Re: Is there a difference between wood glues?

If you are only buying small quantities and possibly only a "fair weather" woodworking, it might be worth buying fresh glue each spring and chucking the old stuff rather than risking premature failure of a project.

Bob
by 9fingers
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Woodworking With Children
Replies: 3
Views: 550

Re: Woodworking With Children

It is possibly important not to have too complex a project to start with or one needing too much design so he does not lose interest. He will benefit greatly from seeing partial results as he goes along and keep up his enthusiasm. Possibly you should try an hold back from taking over and let him mak...
by 9fingers
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Is there a difference between wood glues?
Replies: 4
Views: 755

Re: Is there a difference between wood glues?

502 and evostick will be both good within their design applications. Brands you have never heard of are possibly best avoided. Glue performance is graded by D number. Higher the number the more waterproof/resistant it is. Glue types vary in terms of open time, degree of tack and time before you can ...
by 9fingers
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 4
Views: 598

Re: Hello everyone

Whilst you continue to exceed your expectations then all is good!

Bob
by 9fingers
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 4
Views: 598

Re: Hello everyone

Enjoying your woodwork is what it is all about for the amateur. When you become disatisified with the results then working on improving the bits that bug you.
Bob
by 9fingers
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Floating shelf bracket for books?
Replies: 7
Views: 784

Re: Floating shelf bracket for books?

Threaded bar initially seems good idea for gripping the resin but the thread weakens the bar. The effective diameter for load bearing purposes = the core diameter of the thread = the tapping drill, the diameter which you can look up. For metric threads this the is OD- thread pitch. M20 will have an ...
by 9fingers
Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Yacht varnish over an epoxy resin river top
Replies: 3
Views: 1012

Re: Yacht varnish over an epoxy resin river top

Pleased that it worked out for you
Bob
by 9fingers
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Gothic arch architrave
Replies: 42
Views: 7552

Re: Gothic arch architrave

Looking good Jase! its been good to watch this evolving.

Bob
by 9fingers
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Please help
Replies: 5
Views: 1356

Re: Please help

Have look on this site https://www.homeworkshop.org.uk/
lots of machine enthusiasts/collectors on there who might just go for it.
Good luck

Bob
by 9fingers
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Yacht varnish over an epoxy resin river top
Replies: 3
Views: 1012

Re: Yacht varnish over an epoxy resin river top

I'd be surprised if there was a problem provided every molecule of wax is removed. Wipe ove with actetone perhaps. You could always to a test on the underside first to be really sure. Bob PS I'm going through a phase of using screwfix no non-sense water based satin floor varnish as my go to finish o...
by 9fingers
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Re veneering a cab
Replies: 3
Views: 759

Re: Re veneering a cab

In that case I don’t know

Works ok for me.
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Bob
by 9fingers
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Re veneering a cab
Replies: 3
Views: 759

Re: Re veneering a cab

Click on the full editor & preview button and you will see all the picture upload options.

hth
Bob
by 9fingers
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Howdens kitchen worktops
Replies: 5
Views: 946

Re: Howdens kitchen worktops

No need for a masons mitre in this case.
Bob
by 9fingers
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Router Help
Replies: 2
Views: 611

Re: Router Help

Use a bearing guided rebate cutter with the bearing diameter Xmm smaller than the cutter diameter. Where X= twice the difference in diameter of the existing hole and the diameter of the desired rebate. Do a practice hole first and dont do the full 10mm depth all in one go - 2-3 stages will be about ...
by 9fingers
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Need a jet black stain recommendation
Replies: 7
Views: 1269

Re: Need a jet black stain recommendation

Very strong solution of van dyke crystals perhaps. Will tend to be a very dark brown rather than jet black.
Someone on another forum did some permanent blackening by flame charing but that seems risky to me!

Bob
by 9fingers
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Queries
Replies: 1
Views: 527

Re: Queries

Why would you not follow the instructions especially from a specialist finish supplier like OSMO?

Bob
by 9fingers
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Just starting out and need table saw advice
Replies: 7
Views: 3149

Re: Just starting out and need table saw advice

Hi Pinelope, The proxxon range of tools is aimed at model makers and whilst well respected are not suitable for your needs. Maximum depth of cut is 8mm in softwood! Track saws* are great for sheet goods but less so for working with 4x2 etc as you have noted due to lack of support. Although you can't...
by 9fingers
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Just starting out and need table saw advice
Replies: 7
Views: 3149

Re: Just starting out and need table saw advice

Fully understand the need to keep costs down but the very cheap saws do suffer from problems. The worst of these is that the fence that will not repeatedly lock down truely parallel to the blade. If you can get to a shop like Axminster, they should be willing to demostrate their wares. Personally I ...
by 9fingers
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: What wood for a sandwich press?
Replies: 3
Views: 1463

Re: What wood for a sandwich press?

Maple perhaps?

Bob
by 9fingers
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Walnut wood
Replies: 2
Views: 1201

Re: Walnut wood

ABW tends to be darker than EW and can suffer from paler sapwood that only really comes to light once you have planed the wood.
Allow for for more wastage when working with sawn ABW

Bob
by 9fingers
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Dust extraction for Table saw and Mitre saw
Replies: 2
Views: 1011

Re: Dust extraction for Table saw and Mitre saw

Mitre saws are notoriously difficult to extract the dust from. Youtube is full of exotic hoods etc to improve what is provided by the manufacturer. I've found that matching the area of the air inlets on a table saw to be more or less equal to the area of the exhaust port. This normally means bunging...
by 9fingers
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Forum suggestions/comments/complaints
Topic: Forum search issues
Replies: 2
Views: 1830

Re: Forum search issues

Yes David I get all the script but scrolling through it I then get the search results

HTH
Bob
by 9fingers
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Bandsaw for Workshop 10 x 14
Replies: 2
Views: 862

Re: Bandsaw for Workshop 10 x 14

You could do a lot worse than a second hand startrite. As long as the tyres are ok, everything else are standard bits, bearings belts etc

Bob
by 9fingers
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Using shellac varnish on oiled wood
Replies: 7
Views: 1913

Re: Using shellac varnish on oiled wood

Just leave it oiled and maybe just maybe try some wax if you must.

Bob
by 9fingers
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Is project structurally sound?
Replies: 6
Views: 1520

Re: Is project structurally sound?

That chair will be no better. The only resistance to lateral forces are the sides of the halving joints.
Bob