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by mrgrimsdale
Thu May 09, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Where do boxes come from ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2030

Re: Where do boxes come from ?

Excellent.
by mrgrimsdale
Tue May 07, 2013 6:39 pm
Forum: Non-woodworking related DIY
Topic: Patching Holes in Plasterboard Ceiling
Replies: 9
Views: 3333

Re: Patching Holes in Plasterboard Ceiling

Easyfill, Polyfill, EasyPeasy fill, there are dozens of them. Instructions on the packet.
Useful tip - when dry, chisel off the worst lumps and sand down with 40 grit, then do it all again.
by mrgrimsdale
Sun May 05, 2013 4:43 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Rayburn log burning cooker?
Replies: 29
Views: 4701

Re: Rayburn log burning cooker?

JUST GET IT IN, HOOK IT UP and enjoy your cooked bacon and eggs I've got 2 and had one going full chat over last winter, I would not have a shop w/o a Rayburn if there's a chimney. hth K Yebbut one thing Raybirn/Agas are particularly bad at is bacon and eggs (or any frying) unless you have stoked i...
by mrgrimsdale
Sat May 04, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Rayburn log burning cooker?
Replies: 29
Views: 4701

Re: Rayburn log burning cooker?

Tiny firebox would need small logs/sticks stoking every few minutes if you run it hot. Insulated so doesn't release much heat Crap cooker - all Aga/Rayburn owners also have hobs, microwaves etc etc - often another complete cooker as "stand-by" i.e. needed most of the time. designed to keep...
by mrgrimsdale
Thu May 02, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Open workshop April 27th
Replies: 52
Views: 6138

Re: Open workshop April 27th

Thank you Jon for being once again an excellent host. what it was I was going to buy? Glue roller? I think I was the only one to actually draw blood during the day and is the LN mitre plane had been bevel up instead of down I would have had a chatter free mitre on my finger end! Glad your not blami...
by mrgrimsdale
Thu May 02, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sick of it
Replies: 13
Views: 2187

Re: Sick of it

The main way of freeing yourself from clients is to make stuff off the peg for sale, instead of "bespoke". There is a huge market out there (most stuff is off the peg) and they just give you the cash and take away the item. No fitting, negotiating, other bolox. You become a manufacturer/re...
by mrgrimsdale
Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:49 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Open workshop April 27th
Replies: 52
Views: 6138

Re: Open workshop April 27th

senior wrote:Great day, really enjoyed it.
Only spoiled by Northerners heckling my market stall :lol: :lol:

What a load of tat! :roll:

Nice to meet everybody. Thanks Jon and Dad.
by mrgrimsdale
Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Bevel angle for jointer plane
Replies: 4
Views: 2531

Re: Bevel angle for jointer plane

AnselmFraser wrote:...... . The actual angle you settle on will become your personal preference .
As long as it isn't far from 30º at the edge. 40 is too much really.
by mrgrimsdale
Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: flexible plasterboard
Replies: 3
Views: 1468

Re: flexible plasterboard

Ta.
Found 'Glasroc F Multiboard'. 6mm thick. Pricey - £30 ish 8x4'. Tried a piece out and it bends nicely - min radius 600mm which is OK. I need to get it sorted efficiently rather than bodging (as I would normally) as there are 10 of them and a door and a large circular window.
by mrgrimsdale
Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:11 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: flexible plasterboard
Replies: 3
Views: 1468

flexible plasterboard

Anybody have experience of flexible plasterboard? I want it to go around semi circular curved window heads about 48" diameter and 18" deep.
I've phoned around but can't find a supplier so far but I know it exists.
by mrgrimsdale
Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Server board
Replies: 4
Views: 1294

Re: Server board

Sounds OK. You could even heat the oil a bit to make it flow better. It might take some time to dry though. You might be better off just dipping them quickly. Keeping them in good nick has to be down to the user in the end.
by mrgrimsdale
Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:04 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Help from the professionals please!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 2259

Re: Help from the professionals please!!!

In my experience modern paints don't stick too well anyway, however good the under surface. The paint itself is tough and even the flakes which fall off are still glossy! I've been doing everything in linseed over the last few years and it sticks like sh*t to a blanket, even on top of flaky modern g...
by mrgrimsdale
Sun Apr 21, 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Help from the professionals please!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 2259

Re: Help from the professionals please!!!

Sugar soap is for degreasing and cleaning, nothing to do with smoking.
Does the primer stay well stuck? If no then it's inadequate preparation.
If it's only the top coats lifting maybe not enough time for drying, between coats?
by mrgrimsdale
Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Help from the professionals please!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 2259

Re: Help from the professionals please!!!

You mean it's scraping off? If so could be due to not enough preparation. Probably would be better if it had been well washed with sugar soap and then (if at all glossy) lightly sanded when dry. So it's your wife's fault! :lol:
by mrgrimsdale
Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: A bit of an indulgence
Replies: 52
Views: 11154

Re: A bit of an indulgence

senior wrote:I have done a quick sketch which may help

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Yebbut if you are paying a mountain of cash for a plane there are no molehills! Personally I'd send it back.
by mrgrimsdale
Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Server board
Replies: 4
Views: 1294

Re: Server board

If they are going to get a lot of use there is no finish which will last long from new. Best thing is to oil them (raw linseed, olive oil, vegetable cooking oil) and explain to the restaurant that they want washing carefully (low temp, no soaking) and oiling occasionally when dry, and that will look...
by mrgrimsdale
Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:20 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: A bit of an indulgence
Replies: 52
Views: 11154

Re: A bit of an indulgence

robos60 wrote:......so why are LV planes made differently? .....

Crap quality control, unless it's a basic design problem.
by mrgrimsdale
Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:07 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: A bit of an indulgence
Replies: 52
Views: 11154

Re: A bit of an indulgence

I will leave the readers to make their own conclusion. ...but there's no argument with the facts, straight from LV , as I've clearly stated. I'm sure the members will make up their own minds. The shoulder planes work well as I've said, but a few minutes spent lapping the sole will prove beneficial ...
by mrgrimsdale
Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:30 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: A bit of an indulgence
Replies: 52
Views: 11154

Re: A bit of an indulgence

.....'caveat emptor' applies,..... Especially if you buy something from wee Robbie! :lol: :lol: A lot of these posh end tools are hopelessly over rated and over priced anyway IMHO. I'm amazed that you are expected to repair them before use! :roll: Caveat emptor again. They should at least supply th...
by mrgrimsdale
Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:13 am
Forum: Forum suggestions/comments/complaints
Topic: So then....
Replies: 33
Views: 6768

Re: So then....

I've had enough of this bollox. OK I concede victory to King Kong, JRM, tnaft and all the other obnoxious sh|theads.
Mods please delete my membership and give a permanent ban.
by mrgrimsdale
Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Assembly bench
Replies: 53
Views: 5859

Re: Assembly bench

.... It's so easy to work off a flat level area why wouldn't you want to, .... Mainly because you can't easily work around it, whatever it is, as compared to working from 2 saw stools with 2"x4" s on top. I had 3 saw stools for my big windows, must have a snap somewhere I'll dig it out. N...
by mrgrimsdale
Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: Forum suggestions/comments/complaints
Topic: So then....
Replies: 33
Views: 6768

Re: So then....

pachyderm in the deleted room :lol: can be heard still crashing through the undergrowth!
by mrgrimsdale
Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: Forum suggestions/comments/complaints
Topic: So then....
Replies: 33
Views: 6768

Re: So then....

As I alluded to in the other thread, if any more personal insults are thrown about between the 'usual suspects' then they will get a 1 week ban without warning. Just remember it applies to you aswell though Jacob. All right, all right, I've been banned before you know! Seems simplest option and sav...
by mrgrimsdale
Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Gouge for scribing
Replies: 6
Views: 2161

Re: Gouge for scribing

mattty wrote:Try searching for In-cannel gouge.
HTH

And/or scribing gouge.
by mrgrimsdale
Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: Forum suggestions/comments/complaints
Topic: So then....
Replies: 33
Views: 6768

Re: So then....

More positive action over belligerent and abusive posts. Sometimes it doesn't matter too much and we can answer back but at other times it spreads like a virus and a lot of people get pissed off. There seem to have been too many occasions where things have been allowed to deteriorate instead of bein...
by mrgrimsdale
Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Assembly bench
Replies: 53
Views: 5859

Re: Assembly bench

Is it that these flat surfaces are particularly needed by mdf cabinet makers, which I don't do myself? If so perhaps talking at cross purposes (again :roll: ). Bendy stuff mdf, not like real wood! Racing cars are assembled on precision levelled floors. .... Exactly - that's engineering! But I'm gen...
by mrgrimsdale
Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:24 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Assembly bench
Replies: 53
Views: 5859

Re: Assembly bench

Is it that these flat surfaces are particularly needed by mdf cabinet makers, which I don't do myself?
If so perhaps talking at cross purposes (again :roll: ).
Bendy stuff mdf, not like real wood!
by mrgrimsdale
Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Concrete Worktops
Replies: 9
Views: 1503

Re: Concrete Worktops

Can be spectacular. Some good pictures here It's always been around but maybe time for a comeback?
by mrgrimsdale
Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Concrete Worktops
Replies: 9
Views: 1503

Re: Concrete Worktops

Terrazzo! Specialist job IMHO.
by mrgrimsdale
Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Assembly bench
Replies: 53
Views: 5859

Re: Assembly bench

....... it is a torsion box made from mfmdf. I've been using it for about 6 years and I wish I'd made more of an effort to make it flat (i'm not sure where I went wrong :oops: ), it has a slightly convex top which can be a pain when trying to hold a long board on it's edge. Cheers Si Er hate to say...
by mrgrimsdale
Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:28 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Assembly bench
Replies: 53
Views: 5859

Re: Assembly bench

I'm not a mod Roger but in the interests of common decency would you like to moderate your offensive language. The merits or otherwise of making furniture on an undulating bench top are within the grasp of most on this forum and your contribution is not helpful. Brian...please stop taking sides. Lo...
by mrgrimsdale
Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:58 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Assembly bench
Replies: 53
Views: 5859

Re: Assembly bench

I wasn't suggesting that a flat assembly surface is not a good idea - I think it is. However, Paul's glib suggestion that if you put any cabinet with doors on a non-level surface it pulls the doors all out of line is just not true for a large subset of "cabinets with doors". That has not ...
by mrgrimsdale
Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:40 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Assembly bench
Replies: 53
Views: 5859

Re: Assembly bench

Funny how things change! It's a lot better over there. These bad tempered moronic thugs aren't allowed. This place is getting to be like an infant school play ground on a bad day.
by mrgrimsdale
Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:26 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Assembly bench
Replies: 53
Views: 5859

Re: Assembly bench

How does a surface pull things out of square? Easy enough to demonstrate. Take a cabinet with doors and stand it on a surface that isn't level and you will find that the doors no longer line up. Cheers ;) Paul What, a rubber cabinet? Obviously you want reasonably level (normal) surface but there se...
by mrgrimsdale
Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Assembly bench
Replies: 53
Views: 5859

Re: Assembly bench

Any old table will do. Getting things flat/square shouldn't depend on the surface you are assembling it on. I don't agree - in my experience, assembling stuff on a surface that isn't level will tend to result in it being pulled out of square. Cheers ;) Paul I can't imagine why and even if it could ...
by mrgrimsdale
Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Assembly bench
Replies: 53
Views: 5859

Re: Assembly bench

Any old table will do. Getting things flat/square shouldn't depend on the surface you are assembling it on. The trad assembly table tops I've seen (in a training establishment) were made with a grid 3x2" or 4x2 etc (fixed with the width vertical) and gaps (2" +) between. Clamps can sit in...
by mrgrimsdale
Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Assembly bench
Replies: 53
Views: 5859

Re: Assembly bench

Any old table will do. Getting things flat/square shouldn't depend on the surface you are assembling it on. The trad assembly table tops I've seen (in a training establishment) were made with a grid 3x2" or 4x2 etc (fixed with the width vertical) and gaps (2" +) between. Clamps can sit in ...
by mrgrimsdale
Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Balusters question
Replies: 10
Views: 2487

Re: Balusters question

Oops just checked the original - it's actually 25mm square finished (I was thinking ex) and the spacing is 4" centre to centre which means 3" between (less than building regs). The closer spacing will make it a bit stronger against impact etc.
by mrgrimsdale
Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: holding, dogs etc
Replies: 17
Views: 3852

Re: holding, dogs etc

JHWBigley wrote:....
I even have a bit of pink carpet cut to the size of the bench top for when I'm sanding table tops/panels.

JH
Pink :roll: that's posh! Good idea though. I use folded up dust sheets but they tend to be a bit nobbly with glue blobs etc.

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