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by Leveller2911
Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Sash window tooling
Replies: 15
Views: 244

Re: Sash window tooling

Yebbit...Boris said it would be so easy. Seriously mate...I feel your pain and my apologies for implying you were a tosser. The rest are though :lol: Boris was and will always be a self serving c*ck. The fact that he wrote 2 letters before the referendum with one for leave and the other for remain ...
by Leveller2911
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Sash window tooling
Replies: 15
Views: 244

Re: Sash window tooling

Well, this article seems to bely the view that the EU decimated our fishing community. https://theconversation.com/fish-fights-britain-has-a-long-history-of-trading-away-access-to-coastal-waters-112988 Christ alive, what next ,a link to the BBC................... The article is a piece based on opi...
by Leveller2911
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Sash window tooling
Replies: 15
Views: 244

Re: Sash window tooling

Depends where it's made, I guess. If it's made in the EU then those tossers who voted for Brexit have just screwed you for a whole load of more dosh. Enjoy. How so?... Having lived in a fishing community all of my 52yrs and seen it decimated by the Common fisheries Policy I think some people need t...
by Leveller2911
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Sash window tooling
Replies: 15
Views: 244

Re: Sash window tooling

Hi Matt, Currently I'm paying £980 a cubic metre for Sapele which would equate to around £4.90 per linear metre. Accoya is showing about £16.00 per metre but my Accoya price is about a year old so may not be accurate. Accoya is the only timber I'd use for bi-fold doors other than the cost outweighs ...
by Leveller2911
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Sash window tooling
Replies: 15
Views: 244

Re: Sash window tooling

I assumed you'd do it in one piece! I only asked as I was looking at some windows I had made for me a while ago and saw, to my horror, that the horns were put on 'afterwards'! LOL! A jig to hold the stiles vertical is a great idea. Saves messing about on the bandsaw. We exchanged posts nearly 2 yea...
by Leveller2911
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Sash window tooling
Replies: 15
Views: 244

Re: Sash window tooling

Hi Rich, I've always made the horns part of the stiles rather than fixing additional parts on which to my mind wouldn't be good for longevity. When I machine them on the spindle I think It may be the whitehill cutter number 616 I use most of all,link below. I planed up a piece of hardwood abour 500m...
by Leveller2911
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Sash window tooling
Replies: 15
Views: 244

Re: Sash window tooling

I make a lot of sah windows but the tooling I use most for them is a rebate block,10mm groover (I groove the ouside and inside lining and rebate the sash pully stiles so the linings locate on the pully stiles.. Ovolo mouldings in general for the sashes but occasionally lambs tongue and bevels. I als...
by Leveller2911
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Hardwood windows and door isues
Replies: 4
Views: 323

Re: Hardwood windows and door isues

Unless you've got a missus who wants bloody great glazed sliding doors in Northumberland ! I wish we had triple glazing.. Well I can see the logic in having big glazed doors in Northumberland so you can cram in as much of that scenery.. My Grandfather came from Northumberland. He and his brother wa...
by Leveller2911
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Hardwood windows and door isues
Replies: 4
Views: 323

Re: Hardwood windows and door isues

Impossible to know the issues fully without photo's. Trimming the botton off a door and fitting a stormguard sounds like they weren't made correctly in the first place. For me triple glazing is a waste of money here in the UK unless you live on the top of Ben Nevis because the U value of the best Tr...
by Leveller2911
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: New to routers
Replies: 5
Views: 454

Re: New to routers

All the main brands make decent routers. I have a couple of Trend routers.With The T11EK the height can be adjusted from both above and below when fitted in a router table. Others probably do the same...
by Leveller2911
Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Impregnated Timber
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Re: Impregnated Timber

If it's tanalised pressure treated then the treatment is only as you say penetrating just below the surface. You may well need to cut the posts down in height and if you do make sure the pressure treated end goes in the ground rather than the cut end which will need treating. Best to either cut the ...
by Leveller2911
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Need some advice on a custom made door
Replies: 5
Views: 616

Re: Need some advice on a custom made door

Just my penneth worth. As most of us know Douglas fir does suffer from Shakes/splitting but the finish under the paint is also poor. The paint job is dire and looks like its been done by a 6yr old and if the client informed the Joinery from the start that the inside of the door would have a clear fi...
by Leveller2911
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Briquette making
Replies: 6
Views: 1552

Re: Briquette making

Looked into it but haven't sussed it really. I looked into it about 5yrs ago when you could get a grant towards them but the grants stopped and the cheaper ones costing around £4k bought you a pile of Chinese crap which you would be lucky to last more than the 12 month warranty and you had to manual...
by Leveller2911
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Desk - tracing a three minutes sketch
Replies: 4
Views: 950

Re: Desk - tracing a three minutes sketch

As a Joiner I rarely get to use my imagination or Artistic ideas so I enjoy wtching these types of threads............. Bring it on.. :D
by Leveller2911
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Aquamac cutter
Replies: 9
Views: 1561

Re: Aquamac cutter

If you are fitting AQ21 as a compression seal rather than a wiping seal You can use a saw blade. I use the Router cutter on curved work but on straight stuff I piut a saw blade (Right thickness,kerf obviously) in the spindle moulder............ Just a thought ... :-)
by Leveller2911
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Help Identify These Woods
Replies: 7
Views: 1142

Re: Help Identify These Woods

lol, I agree Ash and Oak... I love using Ash and currently transforming my existing staircase by cladding the newels (Mitre lock joint) with Ash , Ash handrails and metal spindles all timbers coated with 2 coats of OSMO Polyx Oil satin finsh.. I Think its a very underated timber in my opinion, can g...
by Leveller2911
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Help Identify These Woods
Replies: 7
Views: 1142

Re: Help Identify These Woods

The grain certainly looks like Maple , colour is usually a cream colour on the whole but the photo loooks a tad darker which might be from being stored for a long period.... You do get some Tulipwood with similar grain but my money would be on Maple. If you can mark it with your finger nail I'd say ...
by Leveller2911
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Help Identify These Woods
Replies: 7
Views: 1142

Re: Help Identify These Woods

Hi Mark, on my laptop they are coming up as 1&2 looking like Oak and 3&4 look like American Black Walnut..........
by Leveller2911
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: 4 sider extraction
Replies: 4
Views: 1174

Re: 4 sider extraction

Hi David, Have you tried looking online for the specification for the machine as it should state the minimum requirements for extraction.If I remember correctly my Paoloni RD240 required around 4000 M3/HR. It has 1x200mm port and 1x150mm port. My guess is it depends partly on how much each head can ...
by Leveller2911
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Ok how many of you guys would..............
Replies: 17
Views: 2714

Re: Ok how many of you guys would..............

jfc wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:29 pm
Before the domino they used dowels to make cheap doors . I just use a mortice and tenon cause its proper innit . Plus i have a tenoner and dont own a domino . :lol:
All good reasons Jase.................. :lol:
by Leveller2911
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Ok how many of you guys would..............
Replies: 17
Views: 2714

Re: Ok how many of you guys would..............

Doesn't the standard M&T allow more water in ? That mortice...cut all the way through to the 'open' end of the stile. Now a Domino on the other hand...nice and cosy inside its own little pocket. On the subject...why does a haunched M&T resist twist and an ordinary one doesn't ? Allegedly. 1. If you...
by Leveller2911
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Ok how many of you guys would..............
Replies: 17
Views: 2714

Re: Ok how many of you guys would..............

Cheers for the replies guys and all interesting points/views and I would just add I'm no Luddite and happy to use technology to make life easier. For me I Think the Domino system for carcases etc is great although I tend to use it for the face frames , groove the back of the face frames and then reb...
by Leveller2911
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Ok how many of you guys would..............
Replies: 17
Views: 2714

Ok how many of you guys would..............

Make external doors,gates or windows using the Festool Domino XL and if so why? If you don't then why not?. The reason I ask is I subscribe to a you-choober who makes tables etc mostly but does the odd door or window and he believes the Domino Joint is as strong and will last as long as a Traditiona...
by Leveller2911
Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Where do you get your wood/lumber
Replies: 5
Views: 1287

Re: Where do you get your wood/lumber

I tend to use 2 suppliers , James Lathams and JW Timber at Marden in kent. Lathams are cheaper but JW Timber will sell you a 2.1 metre length of 9x3 whereas Lathams may well send you a 3.6 mtr length (because thats the shortest length they have) and you pay for all of it so be prepared to add around...
by Leveller2911
Sun May 31, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Planer thicknesser quandry.
Replies: 28
Views: 4980

Re: Planer thicknesser quandry.

Thing is with Felder they monitor everyone who logs in on their website and then pester the f**k out of them. In the near future I will be buying a new Spindle moulder and extraction system and although I like my old 1980's Felder F700 I doubt I will be buying Felder purely on the basis of I'm f**ke...
by Leveller2911
Fri May 08, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Small Business Grant Fund Grants...........
Replies: 21
Views: 4252

Re: Small Business Grant Fund Grants...........

Funnily enough we did get in touch with our MP - he is actually very good and you will all know him from plebgate, which he was cleared of BTW. I am finding it incredible at the moment, I have to say I think in 12 months time it’s all going to do very wrong when people start defaulting on their 100...
by Leveller2911
Sat May 02, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Small Business Grant Fund Grants...........
Replies: 21
Views: 4252

Re: Small Business Grant Fund Grants...........

Mark, Just reading the criteria on the website below and it says you can apply to other lenders if turned down by one. From the link below: Quote: "4. If the lender turns you down If one lender turns you down, you can still approach other lenders within the scheme. Access to the scheme has now been ...
by Leveller2911
Sat May 02, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Small Business Grant Fund Grants...........
Replies: 21
Views: 4252

Re: Small Business Grant Fund Grants...........

Hi Mark, Sorry to hear you have still fallen through the gaps. I genuinely believe the Gov't are trying their best on this one and are constantly tweeking/amending the current schemes. On the Radio (LBC,Talk Radio) during the week they interviewed a guy who was explaining There is a new scheme begin...
by Leveller2911
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Round groove in dowel.
Replies: 5
Views: 1275

Re: Round groove in dowel.

If you get a block of wood, and drill a hole so that the peg slides in freely, then drill another hole the size of the notch so that it runs through the side of the hole you previously drilled. You can then slide a peg in, drill through the smaller hole and create your notch. If that makes sense? T...
by Leveller2911
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Round groove in dowel.
Replies: 5
Views: 1275

Re: Round groove in dowel.

If you only have 1 or 2 to do I would try and use a round file/rasp. Could cut most of it out with a hand saw and finish with a rasp/file.. Others will likely have a better solution..

Regards Leveller.
by Leveller2911
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Small Business Grant Fund Grants...........
Replies: 21
Views: 4252

Re: Small Business Grant Fund Grants...........

Just to let you know, I applied for this less than 2 weeks ago, with Wealden Council and can confirm the money was received today. So a massive thank you for pointing this out as I’m not sure I would of gone looking for it otherwise and this is a huge help to me. Hi Oakfield, Glad you received the ...
by Leveller2911
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Small Business Grant Fund Grants...........
Replies: 21
Views: 4252

Re: Small Business Grant Fund Grants...........

Quick update : Received payment details from my local council so payment within 3 working days. Worth passing on to others who are not aware of the Grant. I passed on the info to 3 people who have all applied but didn't know it was available. I know a lot of businesses are falling through the gaps a...
by Leveller2911
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Small Business Grant Fund Grants...........
Replies: 21
Views: 4252

Re: Small Business Grant Fund Grants...........

If and when mine arrives I will post up on here.. I applied on Friday 3rd April so hoping this next week.

Interesting to see how mnay guys receive it but I guess some work from home in the garden and others have large units which would mean they don't qualify..
by Leveller2911
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Small Business Grant Fund Grants...........
Replies: 21
Views: 4252

Re: Small Business Grant Fund Grants...........

Andys Woodshed wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:46 pm
Applied 👍
Hi Andy, have you received the money yet ?. As I mentioned I know a mate of mine who applied a week before me and he has his..

Hope all the guys get the help we all need... As they say "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger".. :D
by Leveller2911
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Small Business Grant Fund Grants...........
Replies: 21
Views: 4252

Re: Small Business Grant Fund Grants...........

Good find ! While our workshops are quiet what can we make to help ? I cant find any info . I'm making visors/head guards out of Sapele.............. ;) It took me a while to find the link on my local Council website which is Rother District council... Search on your local Authority website for Cor...
by Leveller2911
Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Small Business Grant Fund Grants...........
Replies: 21
Views: 4252

Small Business Grant Fund Grants...........

Hi guys, thought I'd put this thread in the woodwork section as most people check it on a regular basis... Has anyone applied for the Small Business Grant the Gov't created to help out those businesses with property who are on the Business Rates system. Worth checking out and although the Government...
by Leveller2911
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Recent Staircase
Replies: 16
Views: 4725

Re: Recent Staircase

Hi Chris, Lovelly job and I would love to learn more about Staircases but because I rarely get asked I rarely get involved in them. I like doing curved work (windows,doors etc) because its different and takes some thinking about and you made a fab job of that. Will it be oiled and do you worry at al...
by Leveller2911
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Gothic arch architrave
Replies: 42
Views: 7514

Re: Gothic arch architrave

Cheers Jase for uploading the piccy.............. Thing is with curved stuff its labour intensive and any "1 off" job like that will be expensive but if you had 10 sets to do they would be far cheaper per set.. :)
by Leveller2911
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Gothic arch architrave
Replies: 42
Views: 7514

Re: Gothic arch architrave

Hi Jase, When I've done them I've used a spindle moulder. A true Gothic arch is a true radius so you can make a simple template of the curve via a router. Then plane up the sections and router the curves with a flush cutter on the template so you have the curves. Then make a "sled" to clamp to the b...
by Leveller2911
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Face frame and side panel
Replies: 4
Views: 1588

Re: Face frame and side panel

Lots of ways of doing it but you make the face frame post 38mm wide and set the side of the unit flush with the inside of the post which looks better and ideal for fitting blum style kitchen hinges or butt hinges then either use 18mm MRMDF fixed to the side making the side 2x 18mm thick mrmdf (heavy...