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by Leveller2911
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Wadkin EP 1" spindle needed
Replies: 18
Views: 1224

Re: Wadkin EP 1" spindle needed

Yes a good point about leaving the spindles set up so they are ready. It can be a bit of a pain having to swap cutter blocks, adjust spindle height, fences and spindle speed. I guess that might be where a spindle moulder with digital readout and pre settings could help but on the other hand, why no...
by Leveller2911
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Wadkin EP 1" spindle needed
Replies: 18
Views: 1224

Re: Wadkin EP 1" spindle needed

Before I foregt Happy New Year chaps ....................... :P
by Leveller2911
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Wadkin EP 1" spindle needed
Replies: 18
Views: 1224

Re: Wadkin EP 1" spindle needed

Question . Ive only played with small spindle moulders before . 1" spindle and 50 x 100mm blocks . Is the 1-1/4 spindle beneficial over a smaller dia spindle ? Are wider (125 rather than 100 ) dia blocks beneficial ? Hi Jase, Just my penneth worth but having an 1 1/4 spindle is my preference becaus...
by Leveller2911
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Custom built wardrobe. Best Materials
Replies: 11
Views: 1220

Re: Custom built wardrobe. Best Materials

This may help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvAQMc3ox_c Doing a search on this product it seems to be about twice the price of MRMDF but looks to machine well so could well be a good alternative. Cheers for that, I have a sample now and like the look of it. I really don't like MDF so I might try...
by Leveller2911
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A workshop tour
Replies: 4
Views: 807

Re: A workshop tour

There's a chap on Youtube, I sometimes look at his video's and his workshop has the nice felder kit, top quality spec clamps,gadgets,every Festool box ever bade etc but Joinery wise he has little knowledge and his cabinet work is very average so having money only means you can buy quality stuff but ...
by Leveller2911
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Casadei machines
Replies: 4
Views: 368

Re: Casadei machines

Just googled your 4 sider and that is a great looking machine! Scott & Sargent have one for sale atm. I can only speak as I find but its been a good investment in my workshop. Bought it new around 2006 for £10k+vat. Touch wood the only issues I've had over the years is the chain drive needing tight...
by Leveller2911
Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Casadei machines
Replies: 4
Views: 368

Re: Casadei machines

Hi David, I personally have no experience of Casadei but a mate of mine has and he said their stuff is ok, nothing fancy but does the job. Not sure what your main type of work is but I do mainly windows, doors,wardrobes and the odd kitchen and for me a 4 sided moulder is the number 1 machine on my l...
by Leveller2911
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: inset brush seal - can anyone identify?
Replies: 15
Views: 1220

Re: inset brush seal - can anyone identify?

It sounds like you were matching existing and Anglican just used the profiles they had in stock so not really a level playing for pricing. I recently had an opportunity to walk around a small window/door manufacturing establishment, they had some really interesting machinery one of which was a spin...
by Leveller2911
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Custom built wardrobe. Best Materials
Replies: 11
Views: 1220

Re: Custom built wardrobe. Best Materials

I would usually go for Medite MRMDF but I'm pricing some wardrobes at the moment and the client is adam ant he doesn't want MDF so I'm considering Tulip/Polplar ply made by Garnica (iirc) through Lathams. I have a sample and it looks very good, no voids and will sand well and take paint so has anyon...
by Leveller2911
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: inset brush seal - can anyone identify?
Replies: 15
Views: 1220

Re: inset brush seal - can anyone identify?

Not made any double glazed joinery for a while but last time I did 57mm was a (General Standard) section thickness used that fulfilled the U value requirement for wood framed sections that worked with double glazing allowing for the glass, glazing tape and beads either side. I've been working mainl...
by Leveller2911
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Tablesaw upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 828

Re: Tablesaw upgrade

Don't buy an Axminster table saw with a 3yr Parts and Labour warranty and expect any level of service from them other than "f**king dire".. I spent the best part of £5k with them for an Industrial rip saw which broke down within 30 seconds of turing it on and they didn't want to come on site to sort...
by Leveller2911
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Sadolin Ultra vs Sadolin Classic vs Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus
Replies: 15
Views: 3723

Re: Sadolin Ultra vs Sadolin Classic vs Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus

Cheers for the update Roger, I'm gonna stick with Sikkens I Think..........Re meths, I wonder if it would have made any real difference, I don't really see even Iroko being very Oily these days so not sure meths would make any difference...


All the best Leveller..
by Leveller2911
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Sadolin Ultra vs Sadolin Classic vs Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus
Replies: 15
Views: 3723

Re: Sadolin Ultra vs Sadolin Classic vs Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus

Thank you Roger, Originally I was going to use Osmo 420 oil as I would have liked to show off the natural beauty of the grain but think the best course of action now will be to go down the Sikkens Light Oak route judging by the results of both tests. The wood I have to treat is currently bare Europ...
by Leveller2911
Wed May 15, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Guidance on pricing window repairs please
Replies: 5
Views: 897

Re: Guidance on pricing window repairs please

First one is a complete new window frame,You can see its already had a new cill front fitted so you can bet the posts are rot too and messing around splicing it is a waste of time and money on a very simple frame. The box-frame is also a complete new window but the others you could splice repair and...
by Leveller2911
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sapele pricing
Replies: 6
Views: 1797

Re: Sapele pricing

I'm on the Kent/Sussex Border and I'm paying around £990 Cube from Lathams, JW Timber at Marden are charging around £1189 cube.. I use to deal with Y Goldbergs a lot but when they were taken over there prices sky rocketed and are a complete joke.. Brooks Bros which is a big company are also higher t...
by Leveller2911
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Hanging Doors - Any Tips??
Replies: 4
Views: 1024

Re: Hanging Doors - Any Tips??

Don't freehand hinge recesses with a router because it wil take to long. Make a hinge jig out of ply (preferably birch ply) or even better some Tufnol (more hard wearing if you intend to hang more doors,make windows and doors). Reddiseals sell those rubber pads/cushions you can blow up and they are ...
by Leveller2911
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Festool Domino warning - graphic content
Replies: 11
Views: 2048

Re: Festool Domino warning - graphic content

Hi Steve, Have to say I've had my fingers /hand behind the timber and on the odd occasion forgotten to set the depth but been lucky.. Think I will try and remember to always hold a sacrifical piece behind it in the future............All the best mate and hope you get it sorted.. They are great at Ea...
by Leveller2911
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sash construction - Double glazing
Replies: 16
Views: 2271

Re: Sash construction - Double glazing

Like this: 20190209_165516 venetian3.jpg and as now: 20190209_165516 (Medium).jpg Yes, you could make the centre sashes a touch wider but up to you but they would look in keeping with the double boxframe above the ground floor window. Personally its a venetian all the way for me but as I said its j...
by Leveller2911
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Sadolin Ultra vs Sadolin Classic vs Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus
Replies: 15
Views: 3723

Re: Sadolin Ultra vs Sadolin Classic vs Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus

Thanks Roger, really appreciate your efforts and keeping us updated..
by Leveller2911
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sash construction - Double glazing
Replies: 16
Views: 2271

Re: Sash construction - Double glazing

Hmmm not sure that works as the window is very wide in proportion to the height. Might look better on a taller or narrower opening? 20190209_165516 venetian.jpg If you bring the meeting rails down so the glass height is the same in the top and bottom sashes I think it would look much better than a ...
by Leveller2911
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sash construction - Double glazing
Replies: 16
Views: 2271

Re: Sash construction - Double glazing

I think venetians would look great but I would make the glass in the top sash the same height as the bottom sash glass (same as the double on the first floor?) but thats just my opinion and as Mark said they would look more elegant.. Currently they look very uniformed and maybe a tad bland... There ...
by Leveller2911
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sash construction - joints
Replies: 8
Views: 1251

Re: Sash construction - joints

Meccarroll wrote:
But obviously very knowledgable when it counts..............Joinery!
I'm very weak on stairs and would love to be taught more about making staircases. I know the basics but don't that many enquiries and when I do I tend to shy away a bit ..........Lack of confidence I guess. :roll:
by Leveller2911
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sash construction - joints
Replies: 8
Views: 1251

Re: Sash construction - joints

Duplicate post..........PC going wonky. :lol:
by Leveller2911
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sash construction - joints
Replies: 8
Views: 1251

Re: Sash construction - joints

It's the one negative comment I have re your existing windows..those two massive frames between the two outer windows. Do you have to keep the same design? Could you not go for something else to avoid those chunks of wood ? Or if you are tied to the design, make the two outers fixed or the middle o...
by Leveller2911
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sash construction - joints
Replies: 8
Views: 1251

Re: Sash construction - joints

I thought this was an interesting blog of sash window contruction. http://customfurniture.us/index.php/furniture-blog/82-making-furniture/103-replicating-historic-window-sash I would ignore the blog to be honest. The order of processes are not great and in fact create more work so for instance ever...
by Leveller2911
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Replacement Sash and Case Windows
Replies: 62
Views: 6910

Re: Replacement Sash and Case Windows

I may decide to get some basic/used machines an make a single sash first. We have one that will need doing. It's only a small window so will be managable. It will allow me to have a few goes at it without breaking the bank... Once I get the process down and the layout fixed, I will have a better id...
by Leveller2911
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Replacement Sash and Case Windows
Replies: 62
Views: 6910

Re: Replacement Sash and Case Windows

I hope to recover the achitraves so I can re-use them. The are very decorative an original. If you can't save the original architraves you can have some cutters made and make your own to the exact same profile.. Thinking on futher, there are 4x triple sashes and 4x bays that will need doing. Quote ...
by Leveller2911
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Replacement Sash and Case Windows
Replies: 62
Views: 6910

Re: Replacement Sash and Case Windows

For a triple sash of approx 2250x1700mm with no muntins, so just 6 panes, in Accoya, with only the middle sash opening, using proper cords and weights not springs, I am looking at £4500 fitted. When you say a "Triple sash" do you mean a sash window divided into 3 sections each with 2 sashes?..........
by Leveller2911
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Radiator Cover Help
Replies: 6
Views: 1026

Re: Radiator Cover Help

Keku fixing?. I have just looked at these fittings on youtube. The video showed how they lock in but not how they come apart. Can they be pulled apart? Alan Hi Alan, yes they pull apart and designed to do so. Good for using on access panels and I use them for the ends of kickboards on cupboards if ...
by Leveller2911
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Radiator Cover Help
Replies: 6
Views: 1026

Re: Radiator Cover Help

Keku fixing?.
by Leveller2911
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: External door - Medite Accoya for panels ?
Replies: 3
Views: 788

Re: External door - Medite Accoya for panels ?

Evening TNAF, You are proposing to use Tricoya for the stiles ,rails etc which is the Accoya MDF. Which is hugely expensive for 1 door but it is very good stuff. Or you could use Birch ply as a second option, not as good but would still last as long as you fully prime all edged ,gooves,rebates etc p...
by Leveller2911
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A small commission for £
Replies: 11
Views: 2557

Re: A small commission for £

A couple of years ago I watched a you-tuber set out and make a "ramped and wreathed" handrail and it was amazing and very technical but I would guess its a job for a CNC guy today . A friend of mine has done them but he's on the verge of retiring so probably not interested.. I'd love to try and make...
by Leveller2911
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Gothic arch glazing bars
Replies: 10
Views: 1810

Re: Gothic arch glazing bars

Thanks Leveller - yes i Understand all that - thanks. One more question and ill leave you all alone I promise. How do you cut the templates ? The only curved work I have done, I made a template and cut it out on a bandsaw, then planned it to exact size. Then used this against a ring fence on spindl...
by Leveller2911
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Gothic arch glazing bars
Replies: 10
Views: 1810

Re: Gothic arch glazing bars

Thanks for help guys, as always much appreciated. Yes I see what you mean Levveller by squaring off the full size drawing. Makes sense. How do you join where two glazing bars go into one tenon ? Do you just glue them up ? Thanks Richard Hi Richard, whenever I make curved work I always make template...
by Leveller2911
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Gothic arch glazing bars
Replies: 10
Views: 1810

Re: Gothic arch glazing bars

Very nice work,Leveller, but looking at the photoin the OP, I could be wrong but they look about half the width of yours. Would the same approach still work with something as thin? Thanks for the compliment TNAF, The pix might be a tad deceiving as the glazing bars were 20mm wide, I have done them ...
by Leveller2911
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Gothic arch glazing bars
Replies: 10
Views: 1810

Re: Gothic arch glazing bars

When I did the ones below I drew it out full size , made template etc. I morticed and tenoned them like you would normally and scribed each one and some were scribed on the teneon cutter and the ones which weren't easy to do on the tenone cutter I hand scribed, laying each one on the drawing and usi...
by Leveller2911
Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Replacement Sash and Case Windows
Replies: 62
Views: 6910

Re: Replacement Sash and Case Windows

Cracking prices TNAF.......... 6 boxframes for £5k+vat is ridiculously cheap. Were they made by a large company and did they match the mouldings etc ?. The reason I ask is if a company basically does 3 or 4 different options and makes them in large volumes I can see they would be cheaper but still, ...
by Leveller2911
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Replacement Sash and Case Windows
Replies: 62
Views: 6910

Re: Replacement Sash and Case Windows

Hi, I got a price for replacement (box and sashes) at £1500. The company specified Redwood timber. I was asking the question if it would be worth asking for the most durable timber (the company said that sometimes they make them using a Norwegian timber which is very hard wearing). Thanks Iain(Mac)...
by Leveller2911
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Replacement Sash and Case Windows
Replies: 62
Views: 6910

Re: Replacement Sash and Case Windows

Just my penneth worth but I've seen dozens of boxframes repaired in the last few years with alsorts of fancy fillers,glues ,splice repairs etc and none of them were any good. They ranged from splice repairs where the joints would shrink and move at different rates because both pieces of the joint (e...
by Leveller2911
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Thickness of door panel
Replies: 6
Views: 1659

Re: Thickness of door panel

I'm with Steve and never use anything other than moisture resistant MDF for internal work. With regards to panel thickness it really depends on what Ovolo you are using and if you are moulding one or both sides of the door. If moulding one side only then I would say 12mm too.. Incidentally I persona...