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by ftacarpentry
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Concrete worktop
Replies: 34
Views: 19577

Re: Concrete worktop

Hi Dave, I followed furynature's excellent advice: You will need an aggregate, concrete is only strong because of the aggregate. You need as much big stuff as you dare, without it jamming the mould and not allowing the fat to get to the outside. You are basically looking at 4 or 5 to 1 mix For your ...
by ftacarpentry
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Articad
Replies: 10
Views: 2001

Re: Articad

Yes, I know how powerful SU is, especially when used in conjunction with a decent rendering plugin (and possibly photoshop as well) but it isn't really feasible when you take into account the time that would be required in SU to produce a rendered image on a par with an Articad image of equivalent m...
by ftacarpentry
Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Articad
Replies: 10
Views: 2001

Re: Articad

Cheers chaps, I think i'm largely suffering from 'analysis paralysis'...i.e. completely overthinking it. I set myself a budget for 'tidying up' the elements of my business that I felt needed it most. The last of them was the quoting phase, and at the moment it feels like a massive step back... which...
by ftacarpentry
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Articad
Replies: 10
Views: 2001

Re: Articad

Thanks MJ80! Pretty impressive results he’s achieved!
by ftacarpentry
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Articad
Replies: 10
Views: 2001

Re: Articad

Cheers Paul, I’ll give that a go. It just seems mad to me that there isn’t a proper manual for the system? The videos online skim the surface but there is such a steep learning curve! After having tried Vray to render SU drawings, it’s pretty obvious Articad has to work for me... even my all bells-a...
by ftacarpentry
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Articad
Replies: 10
Views: 2001

Articad

Afternoon all, I recently purchased Articad as the last of a few big expenses (big to me, anyway!) to help push things forward a bit. I'm hoping to secure some bigger/higher value jobs with it that I don't think I could 'blag' with the Sketch up take on things. I did the level one training course, a...
by ftacarpentry
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: latest kitchen
Replies: 19
Views: 4751

Re: latest kitchen

Lovely job! Nice one!

Can I ask how you went about the paint touch up (assuming it was a spray finish on the cabinetry?) ?
by ftacarpentry
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Water based spray paint and hand finish
Replies: 7
Views: 2660

Re: Water based spray paint and hand finish

Sorry to chime in... I've a very similar job coming up and have also been recommended Movac. Is the paint you're talking about 'Sayerlac'?

Ta!
by ftacarpentry
Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Scale doors in sketchup
Replies: 3
Views: 1514

Re: Scale doors in sketchup

I've just been querying the same thing on the skethup community forum... https://forums.sketchup.com/t/dynamic-components-again/46175/7 It's all about dynamic components (think of it as a combination of spreadsheets, sketchup, and how you actually make the item in question). Sounds, awful, but reall...
by ftacarpentry
Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: is this a thing?!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1487

Re: is this a thing?!!

Mark... what kind of films are you watching?!! Yes... I played with total stations at Uni' and also have a vague idea of the price tag. I had a play in the wokrshop with a 'rotary angle encoder' and my laser measurer. It appears that 0.1 degree of accuracy is no where near enough for what is require...
by ftacarpentry
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: is this a thing?!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1487

is this a thing?!!

Is it just me, or would the following be a great tool for site surveying... Essentially a laser measuring device mounted on a rotating base on a tripod, that also records the degrees of revolution... Point the laser-dot at the relevant points of interest (i.e. corners of walls etc.), take your measu...
by ftacarpentry
Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Polyrey on to birch ply...
Replies: 12
Views: 2490

Re: Polyrey on to birch ply...

Thanks David!

Gotta be honest... It's quite new to me also. I get it from IDS, it comes in 10'X4' sheets, and seems pretty tough. I prefer it to spray finishing stuff... but of course the choice is often dependant on circumstances.
by ftacarpentry
Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Polyrey on to birch ply...
Replies: 12
Views: 2490

Re: Polyrey on to birch ply...

Haha! Yah! You did! I trust you treated me to a 'like'?!!
by ftacarpentry
Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Polyrey on to birch ply...
Replies: 12
Views: 2490

Re: Polyrey on to birch ply...

When I say lumpy, I'm being a bit of a perfectionist... I have just started using the L19 and it is a finer 'mist' and I feel a better product for PR/BirchPly.

That said, The bits around the sink are still being vac-pressed with titebond just to be sure!
by ftacarpentry
Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Polyrey on to birch ply...
Replies: 12
Views: 2490

Re: Polyrey on to birch ply...

I've got enough now to do both sides of everything... its a pretty plain colour anyway. Yes... I'm using the L19 tensor grip gear from one of their big canisters.

I've used lots of the L17, but it can be a bit lumpy for polyrey!
by ftacarpentry
Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Polyrey on to birch ply...
Replies: 12
Views: 2490

Re: Polyrey on to birch ply...

Thanks for that... Glad I asked now!

Pete
by ftacarpentry
Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Polyrey on to birch ply...
Replies: 12
Views: 2490

Polyrey on to birch ply...

Evening chaps. I've a job coming up in the next few weeks that'll be using polyrey (Formica type gear) bonded onto birch plywood (18mm). It's mostly doors/drawer fronts, but the worktop is also going to be the same makeup, but with two pieces of 18mm BP laminated together then they'll be clad with l...
by ftacarpentry
Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Pneumatic automation
Replies: 5
Views: 1074

Re: Pneumatic automation

Thanks SM... You sound like a man in the know! What about attaching the compressor to this setup... Currently I am guessing compressor-regulator/filter-then some kind of adapter down to 5mm (?) tubing- then to the footswitch- and finally on to your suggested setup. Would a single action not work? Su...
by ftacarpentry
Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Latest kitchen
Replies: 31
Views: 5500

Re: Latest kitchen

Amazing job- nice one!

This paint sounds pretty amazing... I stopped using AC because of the formaldehyde content, and now use RSE with has almost none, but still has the issue of site touchups. Does this new kit you are using have reasonable drying times?

Ta,

Pete
by ftacarpentry
Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Pneumatic automation
Replies: 5
Views: 1074

Re: Pneumatic automation

Thanks Mark, The previous ones I have seen (none of which I can find now!) had the domino set in front of a linear piston, with the stroke of the piston set to the required depth of the cutter. My current understanding is that the exact stroke length would be set by a pair of locking nuts on the sha...
by ftacarpentry
Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Pneumatic automation
Replies: 5
Views: 1074

Pneumatic automation

Morning! For ages now I have been meaning to rig up a pneumatic setup for the domino... probably just a foot operated means of plunging the thing (whilst it is connected to a solid base) but maybe some clamping gubbins as well. I've seen a few people have done what I mean to do, but I am bu@@ered if...
by ftacarpentry
Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Spindle Moulder fence
Replies: 1
Views: 696

Spindle Moulder fence

Morning Chaps, We purchased an SCM (minimax unfortunately) spindle moulder, and whilst the machine is fine, the fence is awful. I have been trying to find a complete new setup for it, and keep stumbling into the aigner kit,which is great and would be ideal, but it is only the fence plates I can find...
by ftacarpentry
Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Fire surround/units
Replies: 1
Views: 925

Fire surround/units

Hi All I've been asked to price something similar to that pictured below... my current ideas involve making a frame work that is clad with MDF, spray finishing it and then hiring a whacking big van to transport it in as big a sections as I dare. Any other ideas on how the seamless look could be achi...
by ftacarpentry
Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Oak TV Stand
Replies: 21
Views: 2928

Re: Oak TV Stand

Sorta goes without saying... Perfect craftsmanship is all we have come to expect from any of your posts! Great work!

Even that bellend, sorry, politician, Nigel couldn't spoil it!

Well done, and thanks for posting,

Pete
by ftacarpentry
Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Touch me up...
Replies: 11
Views: 2311

Re: Touch me up...

Cheers gents!

It had occurred to me that pssssing may have been the problem. I'll try tuffing!

Pete
by ftacarpentry
Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Touch me up...
Replies: 11
Views: 2311

Re: Touch me up...

So since my lost post on this thread, I have been trying various options... Initially I tried the Preval sprayer... That'll be a no then. I have just given up with a 1.2mm needled iwata gun owing to insane overspray issues... So now I'm going to have another go with my standard gun, pressure as low ...
by ftacarpentry
Fri Jun 19, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Co@k bead spraying...
Replies: 5
Views: 1153

Re: Co@k bead spraying...

Never mind... I'll muddle through!
by ftacarpentry
Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:36 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Co@k bead spraying...
Replies: 5
Views: 1153

Re: Co@k bead spraying...

I'm sure it's possible... just wondering what to do with the 'settings'.

Am I right in thinking turn fluid and air down as much as possible? I've tried but it just doesn't seem to get in the nooks n' crannies!
by ftacarpentry
Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:19 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Co@k bead spraying...
Replies: 5
Views: 1153

Co@k bead spraying...

What is the brain-trusts preferred method for spray finishing a c*ck beaded detail (kitchen face frames etc) without using a pump... Just a standard gravity fed spray gun?

Getting paint into the negative detail is a swine!

All advice appreciated,

Pete
by ftacarpentry
Sun May 31, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Morticer
Replies: 3
Views: 1199

Re: Morticer

Just scored a wadkin ma on the bay... No idea if it is any good, but even if it isn't it is probably overkill!

We'll see!
by ftacarpentry
Sun May 31, 2015 6:38 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Morticer
Replies: 3
Views: 1199

Re: Morticer

I think I have sent you a pm...
by ftacarpentry
Fri May 29, 2015 10:09 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Concrete worktop
Replies: 34
Views: 19577

Re: Concrete worktop

No... Afraid not! I'm based just outside of maidstone.
by ftacarpentry
Fri May 29, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Morticer
Replies: 3
Views: 1199

Morticer

A decent Morticer along the lines of a Sedgwick or a startrite is required for our new workshop... If anyone near Maidstone/Tunbridge wells has one they no longer require, let me know!

Pete
by ftacarpentry
Fri May 29, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Concrete worktop
Replies: 34
Views: 19577

Re: Concrete worktop

Thanks for all the thanks!

I am gagging to have another go now...
by ftacarpentry
Sun May 24, 2015 5:48 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Oak office
Replies: 7
Views: 1903

Re: Oak office

Neat job!

Every time I make a client a suspended file cabinet I mean to make one for myself as well... Never do though. My desk is about 12" deep with paperwork... Most of which could probably be binned!!!

Pete
by ftacarpentry
Fri May 22, 2015 5:49 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Concrete worktop
Replies: 34
Views: 19577

Re: Concrete worktop

Thanks! It is crisp, but not without air dimples and the odd pin-hole. Fortunately my clients wanted a more rustic look, so SUPER crisp wasn't a requirement, and I only needed to polish it to circa 200/400 grit for a honed finish. If I was going for a flawless finish, I would use densifiers in the m...
by ftacarpentry
Thu May 21, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: natural finish
Replies: 18
Views: 3333

Re: natural finish

Symphony coatings do a 2% sheen polyurethane lacquer that will look as though you have done nowt to it...

Only any use if you are set to spray of course!

Pete
by ftacarpentry
Thu May 21, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Concrete worktop
Replies: 34
Views: 19577

Re: Concrete worktop

Well... after hours spend on my knees (ahem) she left the shop and is proudly sat atop the island... All the pics look kinda the same, but since everyone was so helpful, thought the least I could do was post a couple of pics! Former made from Melamine faced chipboard, on some 6x2"s that I had f...
by ftacarpentry
Thu May 14, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Wedding Present
Replies: 22
Views: 3349

Re: Wedding Present

Great job, beautifully crisp letters!

Pete
by ftacarpentry
Mon May 11, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Grass dynapro drawer runners...
Replies: 6
Views: 1704

Re: Grass dynapro drawer runners...

Cheers mick, will bear that in mind!

Pete

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