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by engineerone
Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: Non-woodworking related DIY
Topic: insulating inside a flat
Replies: 7
Views: 2282

Re: insulating inside a flat

I understand some of the problems with wiring etc
by engineerone
Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: Non-woodworking related DIY
Topic: insulating inside a flat
Replies: 7
Views: 2282

insulating inside a flat

although it appears I have been lurking for ages, I have not, been in and out of hospital for a while sorting out my heart. so for the winter i need to consider insulating the inside of my flat. Anyone got any experience in adding internal insulation. I understand the idea of using klingspan board, ...
by engineerone
Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sound Enclosures
Replies: 8
Views: 1315

Re: Sound Enclosures

test
by engineerone
Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: coachbuilding
Replies: 5
Views: 918

Re: coachbuilding

thanks for the early replies guys. your answers kind of reiterate what i have found, it is not as easy as you would think, other wise i would hope with all the books i now have, i would have found them :?: jacob you are right, 18/19th century englishman was very ingenious, however, although the timb...
by engineerone
Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: coachbuilding
Replies: 5
Views: 918

coachbuilding

i realise it will disappoint some of you, :lol: but i have not snuffed it, only been off seeing more of the inside of hospitals than i would like. as a diversion, i have been investigating the transition from building coaches for the road, to building railway carriages, and there are a number of are...
by engineerone
Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Latest bathroom
Replies: 16
Views: 2596

Re: Latest bathroom

great work but how do you sit ( or sh*t) comfortably on those square wc's??
:lol:

very nice work and an attractive approach
paul ;)
by engineerone
Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: which glues and best clean-up method
Replies: 10
Views: 852

Re: which glues and best clean-up method

seems it has been re launched as cascamite .

paul ;)
by engineerone
Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:58 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Wardrobe
Replies: 11
Views: 1612

Re: Wardrobe

john that is an interesting and attractive approach to making the room seem larger whilst still providing decent storage. and like brian i like the stringing a very clever approach.

nice to have a customer to work with you.

paul ;)
by engineerone
Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: Non-woodworking related DIY
Topic: what the f**k are 3pin light bulbs?
Replies: 4
Views: 1478

Re: what the f**k are 3pin light bulbs?

why do people in government offices have to meddle so much. plainly it is part of the drive to so called energy efficiency, but what about the disposal process where it seems they are much more dangerous than old fashioned bulbs??? what is certain is that none of them actually produce as much light ...
by engineerone
Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:54 am
Forum: Non-woodworking related DIY
Topic: what the f**k are 3pin light bulbs?
Replies: 4
Views: 1478

what the f**k are 3pin light bulbs?

i have read in a couple of places recently that new houses have to have three pin light fittings installed. it is apparantly in part p, but has been kind of slipped through with little public knowledge. certainly last time i went to b&q, i didn't see such bulbs, and our friends at ikea do not se...
by engineerone
Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:33 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Keeping busy
Replies: 1
Views: 473

Re: Keeping busy

why would giving the women poles earn your brownie points :roll: do they like doing the sweeping whilst looking at the birds :lol:

nice work, so that's how you afford TWO financial advisors :twisted:

paul ;)
by engineerone
Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: bookshelf question from competent amateur
Replies: 54
Views: 9464

Re: bookshelf question from competent amateur

i would suggest that the number of supporting wires on early airplanes suggests that the early wings were bending too much. since most british planes in ww1 were fabric covered wooden frames. struts and cables, it suggests that bending was a major, but misunderstood problem. indeed r.j.mitchell desi...
by engineerone
Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Sedgwick pt255 "restored"
Replies: 49
Views: 5033

Re: Sedgwick pt255 "restoration"

karl. you might well find it prudent to remove the pulley, to clean it up. so a couple of more ideas, use some rust remover in the belt part, to see whether as brian said there is a screw, might well be an allen screw. otherwise feel behind, to see if there is in fact a screw in the wedge from that ...
by engineerone
Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:20 am
Forum: Non-woodworking related DIY
Topic: Kitchen Tap
Replies: 19
Views: 3497

Re: Kitchen Tap

what about throwing it away nick, and using one of those "instant hot water units"?

if people like magnet sell them, they cannot be too expensive, and in summer might well be more sensible, and cost effective.


paul ;)
by engineerone
Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:10 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: bookshelf question from competent amateur
Replies: 54
Views: 9464

Re: bookshelf question from competent amateur

we have indeed had long and tedious fights about what is considered a torsion box. however, in practical application, the honeycomb inner structure, covered stressed unit does allow for a relatively lightweight shelf to be stretched over a considerably greater distance than most alternatives, withou...
by engineerone
Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:16 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: bookshelf question from competent amateur
Replies: 54
Views: 9464

Re: bookshelf question from competent amateur

look at making so called torsion boxes. these are a sandwich construction device which is covered top and bottom by a thinner layer of the material you want. they offer many advantages, including lowish weight, and simplicity of construction, plus great strength. there have been numerous magazine ar...
by engineerone
Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:20 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: how good is a domino?
Replies: 87
Views: 4782

Re: how good is a domino?

i have read this with increasing laughter, in view of the way that as usual grim you have changed your mind halfway through the post. if you move a finished item from a cold workshop to a warm room, then it will move, that has nothing to do with strength, rather to do with moisture content. most of ...
by engineerone
Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:39 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: DICHLOROMETHANE STRIPPER
Replies: 10
Views: 7900

Re: DICHLOROMETHANE STRIPPER

so what brands that we all know and love will be banned :?

and what is the supposed replacement?

paul ;)
by engineerone
Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:32 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: bi fold doors
Replies: 4
Views: 672

Re: bi fold doors

i too would think about the rail system, but make sure that there is some way in which the owners can point out to their guests that the doors do not hinge as they might expect. if you are going 3 hinges, then look at the outside door types. had two doors ruined by someone trying to open them like n...
by engineerone
Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: multi tools
Replies: 7
Views: 1815

Re: multi tools

sadly steve, it's not how i spend the days :lol: rather it's the nights, :roll: no wonder i couldn't remember the brand, but in fact it is what davy has suggested, the worx brand. although they were sponsoring superbikes last year, i don't know any one who has actually used them. mind you the shoppi...
by engineerone
Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:29 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: multi tools
Replies: 7
Views: 1815

Re: multi tools

there's also one advertised in the uk on the shopping channels can't remember the name, but frankly don't go for less than the bosch, and if you can trade up to the fein, it really is the dogs


paul ;)
by engineerone
Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:27 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: nail guns
Replies: 7
Views: 1374

Re: nail guns

i have used the henkel product called ceresit pl600 bought from toolstation. it's called a construction adhesive, and is solvent based
in my usage it really does stick like sh*t on a blanket.

maybe it isn't silicon based, but i found it better than gripfil

paul ;)
by engineerone
Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:15 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: moore and wright combination set
Replies: 16
Views: 5152

Re: moore and wright combination set

why not check out the incra protactors and rules, including a t square one, they have holes to place a pencil in, offering quite high accuracy.
both rutlands and axminster sell them i think

paul ;)
by engineerone
Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:05 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: nail guns
Replies: 7
Views: 1374

Re: nail guns

i've used an ace&k 16gauge one for the same job, all you are really doing is holding the skirting whilst the pink goes off. might be worth trying one of the newer silicone quick grip glues though. toolstation sell a couple of really good ones. if nailing, you need to angle the nail entry to get ...
by engineerone
Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: mitre saw braking question
Replies: 5
Views: 859

Re: mitre saw braking question

blimey bob, you are worried about hurting your employees :lol: :lol:

surely if the saw was bought new after the hse docs were produced, it would have the relevant equipment?

paul
by engineerone
Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:06 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: moore and wright combination set
Replies: 16
Views: 5152

Re: moore and wright combination set

real question is why do you feel the need to use a combination set in woodworking? m&w still retain much of their reputation, and the product is likely to be pretty good. mine is way older than that :roll: certainly there is much to be said for having at least one proper engineers square for che...
by engineerone
Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:01 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Chrome feet?
Replies: 7
Views: 896

Re: Chrome feet?

have you checked ikea, or even b&q, ?
:roll:
paul ;)
by engineerone
Mon Nov 01, 2010 1:43 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Being a salesman.
Replies: 70
Views: 3584

Re: Being a salesman.

everybody has offered some decent advice, but certainly you feel that you are still lacking something. think about this then. how many people did you beat to get the job you are presently in?? if it was more than one, then you must have been the better "salesman" in that you put across you...
by engineerone
Sun Oct 31, 2010 12:30 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Being a salesman.
Replies: 70
Views: 3584

Re: Being a salesman.

interesting, there is out there a conception that anyone can be trained to be a salesman. fact is like so many things that ain't true. anyone can be trained to be an order taker, but actually selling is more complex. for a craftsman, it is even more complex, because what you are selling every time y...
by engineerone
Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:43 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Pine corner robe
Replies: 2
Views: 739

Re: Pine corner robe

looks good, but can you do us all a favour, and sloooooooooooooooooooooooow down to a normal pace :lol:

paul ;)
by engineerone
Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:43 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Understairs media cabinet WIP
Replies: 63
Views: 7794

Re: Understairs media cabinet WIP

nice work mark, but have to say the last photo suggests the top and bottom rails are curved, i guess that is the camera angle :?

paul ;)
by engineerone
Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:01 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Busy day
Replies: 5
Views: 837

Re: Busy day

actually mate i meant the workshop :lol: :lol: :lol:

now you are using it, you will never complete it :twisted:

paul ;)
by engineerone
Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:27 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Busy day
Replies: 5
Views: 837

Re: Busy day

nice wardrobe, however, you do realise that now you are using the workshop, you will never finish it :lol:

always be another paying job to get in the way :roll:

paul ;)
by engineerone
Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:55 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Hafele Shmafele
Replies: 7
Views: 952

Re: Hafele Shmafele

i fitted something similar on a small kitchen pull out. by small i mean narrow.
it is about 6ft high, with a melamine front, and that has certainly bowed, so i would consider andy's advice
quite seriously.
paul ;)
by engineerone
Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:18 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Using dowels in mdf
Replies: 8
Views: 3596

Re: Using dowels in mdf

drill slightly longer holes :roll: i have over some years, used dowels in mdf and after the first couple of problems, found that drilling the hole in the end grain, slightly longer than the combination of the thicknesses and the dowel length helps. but then i used to not put them all the way through...
by engineerone
Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: reclamation yards in west london
Replies: 2
Views: 955

Re: reclamation yards in west london

thanks mate, but so far, not those in harrow :roll:

hence my question

mind you the reclaim yards also have some of the old wood i like

paul ;)
by engineerone
Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:27 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: reclamation yards in west london
Replies: 2
Views: 955

reclamation yards in west london

so the rains have come, and a couple of friends have had problems with their rooves. so need some more tiles. since they do not want to re roof, the idea was to try and find some old ones. now that's not so easy in west london, so anyone know of any reclaim yards between hammersmith and say heathrow...
by engineerone
Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Oak veneered MDF and damp
Replies: 21
Views: 2095

Re: Oak veneered MDF and damp

keith, im sure you will have little problem with the solid oak, however the post was about mdf, hence my comments about edging.

also, might remind you that books do really attract moisture, hence the smell in old bookshops, so it is important to minimise the bleed through.

paul ;)
by engineerone
Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Oak veneered MDF and damp
Replies: 21
Views: 2095

Re: Oak veneered MDF and damp

surely the important thing is to ensure that the edges against the wall, and floor are covered properly, ie solid lipping, maybe also put on top of polystyrene just to stop any wicking. also obviously use a proper finish on the open edges to ensure again no wicking. andy's idea has real merit in tha...
by engineerone
Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Glue test
Replies: 16
Views: 2012

Re: Glue test

very interesting, especially for us amateurs who have to rely on sales pitches when trying to figure out how to bodge up outside work. however, i have recently done some bathroom work, and needed to fix a bunch of wood and mfc to masonry, so ended up using something called ceresit by henkel which ap...

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