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by johnboy
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cutting Cardboard Tubes
Replies: 5
Views: 1951

Re: Cutting Cardboard Tubes

Bandsaw easiest for me. Problem with cutting them to shorter lengths while still round is that they will try to rotate so really need clamping to do safely. With a bandsaw you could cut them in half along the length then easy to cut them into shorter pieces.

John
by johnboy
Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Fusion 360 toolbox
Replies: 3
Views: 2127

Re: Fusion 360 toolbox

Short video showing the tool box being opened.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmTbcFogYWo
by johnboy
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Fusion 360 toolbox
Replies: 3
Views: 2127

Re: Fusion 360 toolbox

About 4 hours to model it but I am a learner. It was modelled with everything closed. Once the joints between components are set up it is just a matter of clicking and dragging to change to the open view I rendered. Loads of videos on YouTube of using fusion.

John
by johnboy
Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Fusion 360 toolbox
Replies: 3
Views: 2127

Fusion 360 toolbox

I have been playing around with Fusion 360 CAD. This is a toolbox I have modeled. Fusion includes rendering as part of the package.
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by johnboy
Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: What Cad Sofware do you use?
Replies: 11
Views: 4685

Re: What Cad Sofware do you use?

Take a look at Fusion 360.

John
by johnboy
Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Handles
Replies: 3
Views: 1877

Re: Handles

If you can't find them they look simple to make from some brass angle.

John
by johnboy
Sun Mar 27, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Which design software??
Replies: 14
Views: 5687

Re: Which design software??

I have been playing atound with auto desk fusion 360. Full 3D cad, rendering and cam. Free for personal use and small business.

Dimension driven parametric design. So much easier than sketch up to make changes.

John
by johnboy
Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:08 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Which Laser Level
Replies: 25
Views: 5603

Re: Which Laser Level

The +/- 0.3mm/m would mean that the laser line could be up or down by 9mm so within a total 18mm range. If you are 18mm out then it is out of tolerance. how did you check how far out you were? Water level is dead accurate for long distances.

John
by johnboy
Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:05 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: We need more bangers and mash
Replies: 52
Views: 9234

Re: We need more bangers and mash

done my little bit. Don't post much but always entertaining.

John
by johnboy
Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Drum sander accurate to 0.02mm ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1910

Re: Drum sander accurate to 0.02mm ?

0.02mm is under one thousand of an inch. Grinding or very fine turning or milling in engineering. Total bollox for woodworking.
by johnboy
Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: Forum suggestions/comments/complaints
Topic: So then....
Replies: 33
Views: 10461

Re: So then....

I have kept out of all this as I generally just lurk to learn from the pros on here and only post if I have something to add (not very often!!) As JRM states there is a common factor in all these spats on here and the other place which is Jacob. It is a pity as he obviously has extensive experience ...
by johnboy
Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Latest Kitchen
Replies: 29
Views: 5781

Re: Latest Kitchen

Great kitchen, so much lighter now.

Can you explain the reasoning why the cornice leaves a gap to the ceiling? I have seen this on several kitchens but doesn't the gap get full of dirt and crap and is impossible to clean.

John
by johnboy
Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:06 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Plane storage project
Replies: 7
Views: 1640

Re: Plane storage project

back to the subject, sorry!!

I have a vague memory of a tool cabinet with a lift up panel supported on gas struts revealing storage behind, must have been on UKW I think.

John
by johnboy
Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:14 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Wenge White Wip
Replies: 63
Views: 8763

Re: Wenge White Wip

I know nothing but option 3 for me.

Would it look better if the box in the lower half RH unit was the same height and in line with the one in the 3rd unit?

JOhn
by johnboy
Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Drill recommendations - the Makita has died!
Replies: 20
Views: 4347

Re: Drill recommendations - the Makita has died!

Or if you still have working batteries why not just buy a makita 4.4 bare drill? Under 30 quid.

John
by johnboy
Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Drill recommendations - the Makita has died!
Replies: 20
Views: 4347

Re: Drill recommendations - the Makita has died!

What is wrong with it? I put an new motor in one of mine like that. Cost about 12Quid if i remember.

John
by johnboy
Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:59 am
Forum: Turning
Topic: Logs
Replies: 5
Views: 3667

Re: Logs

Trees.
by johnboy
Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: cad program
Replies: 7
Views: 1906

Re: cad program

Have a look at Alibre, full solid modelling. As you say the training is the problem. I was trained at work on SDRC Ideas and Catia so picked Alibre fairly quickly.

John
by johnboy
Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Finally finished.
Replies: 12
Views: 2350

Re: Finally finished.

nickw wrote:I've not had stuff nicked, well not that I know of, but I know people who have. If I were to put it up an edge or in a corner 'twould be easy for the less-than-honest to eradicate it.
This took me about 5 mins.
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by johnboy
Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:14 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Which tool would you like to be today and why?
Replies: 10
Views: 3435

Re: Which tool would you like to be today and why?

You sure someone hasn't slipped something other than baccy in your pipe!!

John
by johnboy
Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Latest Kitchen
Replies: 25
Views: 4724

Re: Latest Kitchen

Looks great, although that kitchen is bigger than my house!!

John
by johnboy
Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Non-woodworking related DIY
Topic: masonry paint.
Replies: 4
Views: 4331

Re: masonry paint.

Cheers. The screwfix stuff is leyland which i thought was ok. i will look at dulux and sandtex now though. Cost isn't a big issue. I seem to have agreed to provide labour free so the material cost isn't great anyway.

John
by johnboy
Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Non-woodworking related DIY
Topic: masonry paint.
Replies: 4
Views: 4331

masonry paint.

I have been volunteered to paint the exterior of the bowls club I am a member of!! Any advice on paint? Is the stuff sold by screwfix or toolstation decent quality? The current paint is not too bad, one south facing wall has faded badly and has some hairline cracks, just paint over this?

TIA

John
by johnboy
Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Furniture labels
Replies: 35
Views: 6811

Re: Furniture labels

I don't know if he has improved but it was a long drawn out process to get some made a couple of years ago. Good product though.

John
by johnboy
Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:23 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Trend T11 routers
Replies: 8
Views: 1773

Re: Trend T11 routers

Not tried the T11 but i was not impressed with the plunge bearings on my T5, loads of play without much use. Got a De Walt 621 now. Much better.

John
by johnboy
Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Window friction Stays - which ones?
Replies: 4
Views: 1090

Re: Window friction Stays - which ones?

Ironmongery direct moved recently from there office and warehouse just down the road from me in Hockley to Basildon. I wondered how that would affect orders!!

John
by johnboy
Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:07 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Flush Plane
Replies: 4
Views: 2271

Re: Flush Plane

I made one of these a few years ago, nowhere near as posh as Ed's and used a washer to locate the blade. Useful little tool. http://www.pbase.com/jaydoubleu/image/66211732/large.jpg http://www.pbase.com/jaydoubleu/image/66211734/large.jpg http://www.pbase.com/jaydoubleu/image/66211738/large.jpg John
by johnboy
Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:35 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: tiled outdoor table top.
Replies: 6
Views: 1396

Re: tiled outdoor table top.

It is 30" square, they would want to move it without having to hire a forklift so cast concrete is a non starter. :lol:

John
by johnboy
Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:36 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: tiled outdoor table top.
Replies: 6
Views: 1396

Re: tiled outdoor table top.

Thanks Doug, adhesive straight on the plywood ok or is a primer of some sort needed?

John
by johnboy
Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:34 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: tiled outdoor table top.
Replies: 6
Views: 1396

tiled outdoor table top.

I have been asked to make a new top for an outdoor table with a tiled top. I intend using wbp ply with an iroko frame around the edges with tiles in the middle. Anyone know what adhesive/grout I should use and any potential pitfalls etc.

TIA


John
by johnboy
Wed May 18, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: fit out
Replies: 34
Views: 6724

Re: fit out

Didn't say they were ply just thought they looked like it on the lowest tread in the picture, looking again they may be solid. My post wasn't intended to be critical of the craftsmanship and if the descriptions bring in customers then fine. I personally don't like the visible splines, not convinced ...
by johnboy
Tue May 17, 2011 9:33 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: fit out
Replies: 34
Views: 6724

Re: fit out

Had a look at the architects site, some impressive stuff. A lot of pretentious B***ocks too. This staircase is for example http://www.rickmather.com/project/category/all_glass_extension#/project/neals_yard_penthouse The description says "Open maple treads nonchalantly cantilever out from a sinuous w...
by johnboy
Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:38 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: New job, don't know how much to ask for.
Replies: 2
Views: 1022

Re: New job, don't know how much to ask for.

Thanks Stuart, Guess I am somewhere below fully skilled but a bit above a dabbler!! Think I will ask for £10 and see how I get on.

John
by johnboy
Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:02 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: New job, don't know how much to ask for.
Replies: 2
Views: 1022

New job, don't know how much to ask for.

Am starting part time for a local workshop soon but have no idea of what to expect to be paid!! The workshop is just starting up so I will be helping fit it out with benches, storage cabinets etc, then the main work will be painted MDF display units for shops, built ins etc. Bit of background about ...
by johnboy
Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:54 am
Forum: Non-woodworking related DIY
Topic: Suspended floor insulation.
Replies: 4
Views: 1789

Re: Suspended floor insulation.

Thanks for the replies. I think I will fit batons, as Jacob says it will give a better seal round the insulation and will stop me forever wondering if all the insulation has fallen into the void below!! Good idea about the expanding foam in any gaps and around the edges. The room will be carpeted, c...
by johnboy
Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:19 am
Forum: Non-woodworking related DIY
Topic: Suspended floor insulation.
Replies: 4
Views: 1789

Suspended floor insulation.

I live in a 30's semi with suspended timber floors with no insulation. Going to do a major redecorate so am thinking about taking the floor boards up and insulating between the joists(ground floor) Plan is to take up floorboards, add batons to the bottom of the joists to support the insulation, 100m...
by johnboy
Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:15 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Alternative to slimlite double glazing
Replies: 95
Views: 15825

Re: Alternative to slimlite double glazing

Jacob said:- Not bollox at all except you have missed V from the equation. P1V1/T1 = P2V2/T2* V will change - the glass will flex and alter the volume. But not perfectly flexible so pressure will vary too, and cause the pump effect if there is a leak. If there isn't a leak the glass and/or the seals...
by johnboy
Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:10 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Alternative to slimlite double glazing
Replies: 95
Views: 15825

Re: Alternative to slimlite double glazing

Just done a few quick sums and if I have it right a temp difference of 20 deg C results in a pressure change of about 1psi. Doesn't sound much but on a 30" by 30" dgu (900 sq ins) this means the panes of glass are being pushed together or pulled apart by 900lbs of force. As they don't explode in hig...
by johnboy
Sat Nov 27, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: shiny blue and some corian too
Replies: 26
Views: 6093

Re: shiny blue and some corian too

Great job.

Where are the washing machine, dishwasher, fridge and freezer?

John
by johnboy
Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:17 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: New kitchen WIP pics
Replies: 20
Views: 3267

Re: New kitchen WIP pics

Not sure about using danish oil on the interiors. I used it on the interior of a sideboard and it stank for ages. Horrible rancid smell.

great kitchen though.

John