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by 9fingers
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Dry cracked birch veneer - how to restore?
Replies: 2
Views: 59

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: 199

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: 87

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: 199

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: 147

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: 147

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: 138

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: 512

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: 4923

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: 707

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: 512

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: 289

Re: Re veneering a cab

In that case I don’t know

Works ok for me.
A random photo
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Bob
by 9fingers
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Re veneering a cab
Replies: 3
Views: 289

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: 409

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: 289

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: 550

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: 249

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: 6
Views: 1420

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: 6
Views: 1420

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: 1096

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: 809

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: 558

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: 1276

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: 461

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: 1187

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: 840

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
by 9fingers
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Help with building a wooden gazebo
Replies: 3
Views: 659

Re: Help with building a wooden gazebo

Felt shingles on OSB will possibly be a good mid range solution on logevity and appearance grounds
FE boards will gap in time and not last well without regular maintenance but look nice and rustic
EPDM rubber on OSB will last best of all but not look too pretty.
my 2p
Bob
by 9fingers
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: cleaning feed rollers on a pt
Replies: 5
Views: 660

Re: cleaning feed rollers on a pt

Yes it needs time to soak in

Glad you got it sorted mate.

Bob
by 9fingers
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: cleaning feed rollers on a pt
Replies: 5
Views: 660

Re: cleaning feed rollers on a pt

I think mine came from screwfix years ago. Smells of oranges?

Bob
by 9fingers
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: cleaning feed rollers on a pt
Replies: 5
Views: 660

Re: cleaning feed rollers on a pt

Maybe try the spray on stuff want to get resin off saw blades.
Bob
by 9fingers
Fri May 29, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Kapex KS120 problems
Replies: 11
Views: 1168

Re: Kapex KS120 problems

About all that is left of the electrics not replaced to date are the field coils and possible the softstart/braking module if not included in the switch, I wonder if they might have a problem? I'd agree with Keith. An approach saying this is not the type behaviour associated with a brand leader etc ...
by 9fingers
Sun May 24, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Dewalt dw50 planer/thicknesser
Replies: 2
Views: 479

Re: Dewalt dw50 planer/thicknesser

Same as I suggested elsewhere!
Raise the outfeed table as much as you can to get it out of the way. Adjust the blades so they stick out further and the thicknesser works, then reduce, the height of the outfeed planer table with the standard drag test (youtube if you are not familiar.)
Bob
by 9fingers
Sun May 24, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Eurocyliner lock
Replies: 12
Views: 1221

Re: Eurocyliner lock

No worries. I’ve been down a similar learning path with a rental property in the past.
Bob
by 9fingers
Sun May 24, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Eurocyliner lock
Replies: 12
Views: 1221

Re: Eurocyliner lock

That’s admitting defeat Matt! Lol
Bob
by 9fingers
Sun May 24, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Eurocyliner lock
Replies: 12
Views: 1221

Re: Eurocyliner lock

The length does not fully define a eurocylinder

Two dimensions are needed, one from each end to the actuator for the lock. Also if you want a turn button one one end the asymmetry needs to be stated too.
An potential euro-minefield!
Bob
by 9fingers
Thu May 21, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Does anyone recognise this unit ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1871

Re: Does anyone recognise this unit ?

Its the rules m8!

Bob
by 9fingers
Thu May 21, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Can you cut chromed steel tube with a mitre saw?
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Re: Can you cut chromed steel tube with a mitre saw?

There are saws that look rather like mitre saws that will cut steel but run much slower with a specialist blades.
Look for cut-off saws. Many tend to cut non 90 degree cuts by changing the angle of the vice rather than swinging over the blade. Unusual to find one that does compound cuts.
Bob
by 9fingers
Mon May 18, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Brand New - Numatic NV750 Workshop Vacuum Extractor
Replies: 2
Views: 2008

Re: Brand New - Numatic NV750 Workshop Vacuum Extractor

What from April 2017??
by 9fingers
Fri May 15, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Non-woodworking related DIY
Topic: help wanted identifying unnamed angle grinder
Replies: 1
Views: 1504

Re: help wanted identifying unnamed angle grinder

There is not really much in angle grinder instructions apart from pages of satefy stuff.

If you have a specific query, then maybe usk us that?

Bob
by 9fingers
Thu May 14, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Monumental Boo Boo, Creocote!
Replies: 1
Views: 462

Re: Monumental Boo Boo, Creocote!

Virtually nothing will overpaint creosote or bitumen related products.
Zinser make some stain blocking primers for problem surfaces so you could contact their technical people to see if they can help but I don’t hold out much hope.
You might have to start again and learn the hard lesson.
Bob