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by Leveller2911
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sapele pricing
Replies: 5
Views: 908

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: 459

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: 10
Views: 844

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: 1089

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: 7
Views: 2154

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: 1089

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: 1089

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: 662

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: 662

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: 662

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: 662

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: 4249

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: 4249

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: 4249

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 sash...
by Leveller2911
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Radiator Cover Help
Replies: 6
Views: 517

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: 517

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: 467

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: 7
Views: 890

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 tr...
by Leveller2911
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Gothic arch glazing bars
Replies: 10
Views: 1179

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: 1179

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: 1179

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: 1179

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: 4249

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: 4249

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: 4249

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: 1250

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...
by Leveller2911
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Looking for a 'proper' ovolo spindle moulder profile
Replies: 4
Views: 786

Re: Looking for a 'proper' ovolo spindle moulder profile

Thanks for the suggestion. Do you have a URL you can give me as I can't find them on their website. EDIT:Found 'em, thanks. Is there a matching scribe ? Yyes they do the scribes but they tend to fit certain blocks and block rotation can also be a factor..So as an example the scribe below which fits...
by Leveller2911
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Looking for a 'proper' ovolo spindle moulder profile
Replies: 4
Views: 786

Re: Looking for a 'proper' ovolo spindle moulder profile

Whitehill do some traditional ovolo's such as 10x7, 12x9 etc . We tend to use 10x5 which when you add a 2mm quirk gives you 12x7 as in my opinion loks better and you can just about get an 19mm glazing bar with a 5mm web which we had made by Leitz tooling and they also made the scribe cutters for our...
by Leveller2911
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Advice needed on plywood fabrication plse
Replies: 12
Views: 1801

Re: Advice needed on plywood fabrication plse

I agree with JonR and found out recently James Lathams sell Poplar Ply which should be cheaper than Birch, more stable but may be a bit softer and not put up with knocks.
by Leveller2911
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Decent router bit's for kitchen worktop cutout
Replies: 3
Views: 884

Re: Decent router bit's for kitchen worktop cutout

Same as Steve and I like buying from Wealden tools as they are fairly local to me and give a decent service.
by Leveller2911
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Resinous unsorted
Replies: 9
Views: 1599

Re: Resinous unsorted

Doesn't seem to matter what thickness of unsorted I am going sorting through its all full of checking. What better timbers are you using instead of redwood? For exterior doors and windows I mainly use Sapele and also use Douglas Fir. Occasionally I use Idigbo too but not that often and I've yet to ...
by Leveller2911
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Resinous unsorted
Replies: 9
Views: 1599

Re: Resinous unsorted

You'll often get shakes in stock over 1 1/2" if its cut through and through so you have the centre of the tree with the pith. The downside is you tend to get shakes but the plus side is on through and through near the centre of the tree you tend to get leas distortion/cupping. With 225mm/9"...
by Leveller2911
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Felder Summer promotions
Replies: 9
Views: 1377

Re: Felder Summer promotions

nothing - they normally get in touch! Same here but they usually get in touch every bloody time I have a look on their website. Its as though they are stalking me............. Its a shame really because its put me off buying from them in the future. I will need a new spingle moulder and extractor s...
by Leveller2911
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Why do we make through tenons these days ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2448

Re: Why do we make through tenons these days ?

I know the arguments for and against using Domino's but the question remains....why do we bother to make them all the way through (assuming that they are not wedged) ? Its for fixing/securing purposes because if you had a stopped tenon the only way to actually fix it is either a peg or star dowels....
by Leveller2911
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Why do we make through tenons these days ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2448

Re: Why do we make through tenons these days ?

I often use my domino 500 for kitchen/cupboard doors but I would never use a domino for an external door. Personally I don't believe putting 3 domino's into a 9"+ bottom,Middle rails are as strong as a wedged, haunched mortice and tenon joint. I've seen some jobs where people made external door...
by Leveller2911
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Timber frames for metal Crittall type casement inserts..
Replies: 5
Views: 999

Re: Timber frames for metal Crittall type casement inserts..

Leveller, Do you have a CAD programe? If so this link will give you .dxf files of the crittall product, but you'll obviously need to know exactly what secction/window style is to be fabricated. Fabco (similar to crittall will be different again etc.) https://www.crittall-windows.co.uk/professionals...
by Leveller2911
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Timber frames for metal Crittall type casement inserts..
Replies: 5
Views: 999

Re: Timber frames for metal Crittall type casement inserts..

I hope you’ve agreed your fees for the research and design! Hi Mark, I've already lost 3 days and I only priced the job for 4 as once I know the section they are very simple..I've now bought another job forward so the window job will either have to wait or they can find someone else to do it. If th...
by Leveller2911
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Timber frames for metal Crittall type casement inserts..
Replies: 5
Views: 999

Timber frames for metal Crittall type casement inserts..

Afternoon all, hope you're all keeping well and watching the footie.. I've been asked to make some European Oak timber sub frames on a 15th century house . I'm having a nightmare in trying to find the timber section details (ie rebate dimension). Anyone who's made them before will know the timber fr...
by Leveller2911
Mon May 07, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Looking for new van suggestion
Replies: 5
Views: 1146

Re: Looking for new van suggestion

Over the years I've had Renault Trafic (90's model), Vauxhall Movano (2002 model) and Citroen Relay L2 H2 (2015 bought new). All van designs move with the times and all have their own issues . The Movano I had until 2015 and it was completely clear of rust and a really good van with the only issue I...
by Leveller2911
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Case hardened wood
Replies: 2
Views: 686

Re: Case hardened wood

I had a batch of Tulipwood a while ago , a stable timber which was ridiculous to run through the rip saw but it only showed up as it was being ripped up so there is no way I could have got a refund. Think you must be unlucky but out of interest who do you tend to deal with when buying timber?. I agr...

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