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by 9fingers
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Dark stain
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Dark stain

I've got some spirit stain called Tudor Oak which looks pretty similar. Concentrated van dyke crystals might work but tends to be more brown than black
Taking pale ash down so dark with a stain could well give quite a streaky finish due to differential penetration into the grain.

Bob
by 9fingers
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Beginner Woodworker help.
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Beginner Woodworker help.

Without tablesaw, P/T etc you are either going to have to put in a lot of effort with hand tools which whilst will be skill you will need, why not design your projects around the stock sizes that you can buy? Try and stay away from the diy sheds. Their wood is pretty awful quality. Wide boards are r...
by 9fingers
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Mitre saw blade
Replies: 8
Views: 398

Re: Mitre saw blade

Why not use a 30mm bore blade where there is far more choice and add a spacer to convert to 25 mm
Spacers are stocked by axminster amongst others
Bob
by 9fingers
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Looking for suitable tool
Replies: 8
Views: 533

Re: Looking for suitable tool

Sorry I don't follow this? What are these grooves for?
Do you mean the cut outs at the corners of the building where the timbers interlock.

Whatever the application, I recommend Wealden tools for router tooling

Bob
by 9fingers
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Tool advice.
Replies: 30
Views: 1105

Re: Tool advice.

Yes festool are expensive and arguably worth the included rapid repair service and replacement insurance to heavy trade users. However within each tool type there are a few nearly as well designed tools from other makers. Yes do your research and don’t assume the dearest tool will be best vfm for yo...
by 9fingers
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Gothic arch architrave
Replies: 22
Views: 842

Re: Gothic arch architrave

Can you mount the embryo architrave on a backer of ply or something to give better support surface once the profile has been cut?

Bob
by 9fingers
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Tool advice.
Replies: 30
Views: 1105

Re: Tool advice.

Quite agree Roger, the portable stands can be worse than useless as they can get knock out of line by a warped board etc. I initially had a fold down outfeed table but it tended to get left up, then stuff put underneath and never went down and it was too short to hold an 8x4 after cutting without ti...
by 9fingers
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Tool advice.
Replies: 30
Views: 1105

Re: Tool advice.

One of the first decisions on machinery is new or used? If new, quality will come at a price. There are bargains to be had with brands such a Startrite, Wadkin, Sedgewick, Multico etc Don't be put of by three phase as you can get them cheaper and run with a converter/inverter which your son should b...
by 9fingers
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Tool advice.
Replies: 30
Views: 1105

Re: Tool advice.

thatsnotafestool wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:03 pm
I think you'll struggle with that budget to buy all the things you're suggesting.
Agreed If you are buying new but careful selection of used kit with a positive attitude to fixing any little niggles yourself then you could well stay in the upper end of your budget.

Bob
by 9fingers
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Gothic arch architrave
Replies: 22
Views: 842

Re: Gothic arch architrave

CNC? ie get somone else to do it!

Good luck

Bob
by 9fingers
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Tool advice.
Replies: 30
Views: 1105

Re: Tool advice.

First thing to decide is if you are able to build it under Permitted Development Rights or if you will need planning permission. If under PDR then keeping to max 30sqm internal will mean that you should not need to get building control involved. You say you are doing your own electrics, but are you ...
by 9fingers
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: CNC Building for woodwork
Replies: 45
Views: 3370

Re: CNC Building for woodwork

Mark, you might find this site useful when buying from far flung places.
http://parcelsapp.com/en/tracking
Often they provide more info than Ali-Express themselves.

Bob
by 9fingers
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Stain finish for newly built loudspeaker cabinets.
Replies: 15
Views: 966

Re: Stain finish for newly built loudspeaker cabinets.

I tend to go for rustins satin pu but the ronseal diamond hard might be easier to find in the sheds. There is little choice in spirit based stuff on the shelves. I buy from amazon and eBay and it comes in a day or so and wide range to choose from. Good luck
Bob
by 9fingers
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: CNC Building for woodwork
Replies: 45
Views: 3370

Re: CNC Building for woodwork

Following this with interest.
I too buy stuff on Ali-express and it seems to be the luck of the draw on duties. I've had multi £100 buys with duty (vat) charged on one order and nothing on another even from the same vendor.
Good Luck
Bob
by 9fingers
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: What stain for sapele?
Replies: 2
Views: 533

Re: What stain for sapele?

by 9fingers
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Finish on an old wood valve radio
Replies: 2
Views: 437

Re: Finish on an old wood valve radio

Have a look at this current thread maybe

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=13987

Be careful sanding as the cabinet might only have a thin veneer on ply or similar.

Bob
by 9fingers
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Resurfacing a coffee table
Replies: 13
Views: 738

Re: Resurfacing a coffee table

2parts pu varnish 1 part white spirit
I use three coats de-nibbing between coats and wax applied with 0000 wire wool.
Bob
by 9fingers
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Stain finish for newly built loudspeaker cabinets.
Replies: 15
Views: 966

Re: Stain finish for newly built loudspeaker cabinets.

Certainly related but I would not risk it on a decent project. Certainly good enough to seal the ends of freshly felled timber whilst it is seasoning.
Bob
by 9fingers
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Elu sharpener
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Re: Elu sharpener

I presume that the carriage alternately picks up the chain on one side or the other to drive it back and forth.

Bob
by 9fingers
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: AWEBDS610 Belt/disc sander drive belt.
Replies: 18
Views: 850

Re: AWEBDS610 Belt/disc sander drive belt.

Sounds like a result.
Persistence pays off!

Bob
by 9fingers
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: AWEBDS610 Belt/disc sander drive belt.
Replies: 18
Views: 850

Re: AWEBDS610 Belt/disc sander drive belt.

Belt length is quite a complicated issue. The stated length is of the neutral axis of the belt which is part way through the thickness where the internal cords are as those do not stretch. As the belt goes round the pulleys, the inside of the belt compresses and the outside stretches accordingly. So...
by 9fingers
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: AWEBDS610 Belt/disc sander drive belt.
Replies: 18
Views: 850

Re: AWEBDS610 Belt/disc sander drive belt.

A comparison here https://www.bbman.com/blog/2013/08/choosing-the-right-timing-belt-tooth-profile/ It does not seem likely that it is the top paragraph as there is no 8mm or 5/16" pitch referred to The middle paragraph refers to the one you have, HTD Just possible that you have profile referred to i...
by 9fingers
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: AWEBDS610 Belt/disc sander drive belt.
Replies: 18
Views: 850

Re: AWEBDS610 Belt/disc sander drive belt.

wrap the belt 3/4 around one of the pulleys and see if it nestles down nicely or not.
There is an alternate timing belt profile where the teeth are more trapezoidal rather than a series of semicircles that HTD uses.
Not sure what that profile is called - I'll have a google.

Bob
by 9fingers
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Stain finish for newly built loudspeaker cabinets.
Replies: 15
Views: 966

Re: Stain finish for newly built loudspeaker cabinets.

I've never used iron on veneer so can't advise. I certainly would not put sanding sealer on under the veneer if that is what you meant? As for finishing the veneer I would use a thinned satin polyurethane - about 2 parts varnish to 1 part white spirit*. It makes an excellent low build protective lay...
by 9fingers
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Stain finish for newly built loudspeaker cabinets.
Replies: 15
Views: 966

Re: Stain finish for newly built loudspeaker cabinets.

yes you only want a dilute (with meths or IPA*) coat and you sand most of it off but it helps seal the more absorbant areas which is what causes the blotches.
Only go down the sealing route if test show blotching will be a problem.

*Alcohol not beer!

I don't suppose you fancy veneering it?

Bob
by 9fingers
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Stain finish for newly built loudspeaker cabinets.
Replies: 15
Views: 966

Re: Stain finish for newly built loudspeaker cabinets.

I prefer spirit stains to waterbased as they raise the grain less. I strongly suggest you try it on some scrap first as there could be a risk of it going blotchy and with such a huge contrast in colours you don't want any variation. If there is a tendency to going blotchy, then try a coat of thin sa...
by 9fingers
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Making tongued and grooved joints
Replies: 23
Views: 1825

Re: Making tongued and grooved joints

It looks like some makita collets but looking a google images, it seem that makita use several different looking collet types. Maybe find an ebay supplier and ask them for a few key dimensions for comparison with yours. I suspect the failure might be due to poor heat treatment. If makita one do turn...
by 9fingers
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: CNC Building for woodwork
Replies: 45
Views: 3370

Re: CNC Building for woodwork

A few comments That price for drivers is exceptionally good. You can buy a generic R3 UNO clone about £20 cheaper on ebay if you want (they usually use a different USB chip and so you need to add a driver for ch340 family - easily found online) Those generic power supply bricks are very good - I've ...
by 9fingers
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Concrete floor around a wall saw
Replies: 10
Views: 654

Re: Concrete floor around a wall saw

Fair point. I tend to think either of old places like mine with rough oversite weak concrete under a suspended floor or modern solid concrete, dpm and screed.
It is a while since I went to jason's workshop and then I only went in the concrete bit to look at a wadkin with elec problems.

Bob
by 9fingers
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Concrete floor around a wall saw
Replies: 10
Views: 654

Re: Concrete floor around a wall saw

Jase, Will you have any suspended floor left when you have finished? I presume you know the importance of maintaining under floor ventilation when you have a mixed concrete/timber floor?
Apologies if I'm teaching granny to suck eggs mate.

Bob
by 9fingers
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: CNC Building for woodwork
Replies: 45
Views: 3370

Re: CNC Building for woodwork

Whenever I have wanted to get into a new area or interest, I have bought used equipment and learned all about how it works. If it does all I want then great but in several cases, I've used the experienced gained to really specify what I need and in most cases have bought a new/nearly new machine. In...
by 9fingers
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Corian Glue for fixing together of-cuts ?
Replies: 10
Views: 594

Re: Corian Glue for fixing together of-cuts ?

Cheers Mark!
by 9fingers
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Corian Glue for fixing together of-cuts ?
Replies: 10
Views: 594

Re: Corian Glue for fixing together of-cuts ?

Thanks Rusted!

I’ll follow those up.

Bob
by 9fingers
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: AWEBDS610 Belt/disc sander drive belt.
Replies: 18
Views: 850

Re: AWEBDS610 Belt/disc sander drive belt.

How about here https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HTD-Curved-Tooth-Timing-Belts-8mm-Pitch-8M-Series-20mm-Width/361754160782?hash=item543a3a6e8e:m:mQY8R_A018juFng00b3udog Or spot on 576 -8m-25 here https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HTD8M-228-816-Pitch-8mm-Close-Loop-Timing-Synchronous-Belt-Width-20-25-30-40mm/22349...
by 9fingers
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: AWEBDS610 Belt/disc sander drive belt.
Replies: 18
Views: 850

Re: AWEBDS610 Belt/disc sander drive belt.

Don't worry Roger, your reply made it to the forum. There is a problem with your theoretical belt as the length need to be an integral number of teeth so you possibly need an 576-8m-20 or even 576-8m-25 Popular sizes are 560 -8m-20 or 600-8m-20. you need to see how much adjustment there is in the mo...
by 9fingers
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Kity 1637 Planer/Thicknesser?
Replies: 14
Views: 681

Re: Kity 1637 Planer/Thicknesser?

How about this one?
MXL timing belt profile is 1.14mm thick
https://www.motionco.co.uk/rubber-timin ... p-262.html
BMXL350 is 711mm long

Bob
by 9fingers
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Kity 1637 Planer/Thicknesser?
Replies: 14
Views: 681

Re: Kity 1637 Planer/Thicknesser?

my searches for this flat belt are all ending up here https://www.probois-machinoutils.com/en/belt-planer-thicknesser-kity-1637-or-637-and-1647/3958-flat-belt-710-x-6-mm-for-the-planer-kity-637-1637.html Might be more that you want to spend? they also have the j6 belt so there might be some saving o...
by 9fingers
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Kity 1637 Planer/Thicknesser?
Replies: 14
Views: 681

Re: Kity 1637 Planer/Thicknesser?

It is years since I had a kity planer and thankfully did not have to replace belts.
I'd be surprised if there is not a method of adjusting the tension of the belt though - maybe a seach for youtube videos might yield a solution?

Good Luck
Bob
by 9fingers
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Kity 1637 Planer/Thicknesser?
Replies: 14
Views: 681

Re: Kity 1637 Planer/Thicknesser?

There are a huge range of timing belts out there in a wide range of widths.
Model robotics suppliers can be a possible source

Bob
by 9fingers
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: AWEBDS610 Belt/disc sander drive belt.
Replies: 18
Views: 850

Re: AWEBDS610 Belt/disc sander drive belt.

Ok I’ve found a photo of the belt and it is a timing belt Please count the number of teeth on the belt and measure the width. Estimate the tooth pitch by measuring between several teeth and dividing by the number of teeth you measure over. Best still provide the numbers/letters on the belt and I wil...