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by Leveller2911
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Aquamac cutter
Replies: 9
Views: 95

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: 186

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: 186

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: 186

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: 184

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: 592

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: 592

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: 592

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: 592

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: 384

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: 26
Views: 913

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: 1781

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: 1781

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: 1781

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: 474

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: 474

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: 1781

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: 1781

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: 1781

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: 1781

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: 1781

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: 1781

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: 11
Views: 1992

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: 32
Views: 2451

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: 32
Views: 2451

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: 913

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...
by Leveller2911
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Casement windows on the cheap
Replies: 8
Views: 1162

Re: Casement windows on the cheap

Made me laugh when they claimed a Domino joint was stronger than a traditional Mortice and tenon. Thing is the channel often bangs on about "Cowboy" workmen and yet you have a couple of builders bodging out casement sashes with a f**king domino and they think thats fine... That said I can't wait for...
by Leveller2911
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Wadkin EP 1" spindle needed
Replies: 18
Views: 2407

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: 2407

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: 2407

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: 2180

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: 5
Views: 1585

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: 978

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: 978

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: 2160

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: 2180

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: 2160

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: 1393

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: 5099

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: 5099

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...