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by davidpidge
Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Compressor recommendations
Replies: 0
Views: 398

Compressor recommendations

Evenin' What are your recommendations for a compressor setup? I want a quiet one and there seems to be options for that. Already been told to get a screw type as they're quiter but I'd still consider a cheaper piston type if it's silenced. Any companies around the south west who can supply and servi...
by davidpidge
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Forum suggestions/comments/complaints
Topic: One post only
Replies: 2
Views: 614

Re: One post only

In 15 years someone will find that post and the answer they've been looking for!
by davidpidge
Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Walnut Offcuts for Espresso Machine Project
Replies: 1
Views: 354

Re: Walnut Offcuts for Espresso Machine Project

Where are you based?
by davidpidge
Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Compact sliding table saw choices.
Replies: 10
Views: 1012

Re: Compact sliding table saw choices.

I know this is an old post but I would also recommend an SCM saw (or their minimax range or casadei).
All my machinery is SCM, some new, some very old and it's all excellent value compared to stuff down this end of the market.
by davidpidge
Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Planed redwood, cut to size
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Planed redwood, cut to size

You're not far from vastern timber. They could make the slats in English oak for you or if you can find a local joiner thay might use vastern already
by davidpidge
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Planed redwood, cut to size
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Planed redwood, cut to size

Try timbersource. They machine various timbers to order but not sure where they deliver to.
by davidpidge
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Pelmets
Replies: 1
Views: 896

Re: Pelmets

18mm moisture resistant mdf would probably be your best bet.
by davidpidge
Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Planer thicknesser choices
Replies: 27
Views: 1351

Re: Planer thicknesser choices

Mine has the 2 knife block. I assume the you can feed timber more quickly with more knives in a block? I can get a lovely finish on mine if I feed at the correct speed. I'm looking into adding the aigner extension tables to mine. The MB is quite a small machine with short tables. I don't think a mac...
by davidpidge
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Planer thicknesser choices
Replies: 27
Views: 1351

Re: Planer thicknesser choices

I made mine out of mdf but you could ask sedgwick how much a proper one is from them.
by davidpidge
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Firewood & offcuts
Replies: 3
Views: 502

Re: Firewood & offcuts

The slab with bevelled sides is nice. You been selling them on the side?
by davidpidge
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Planer thicknesser choices
Replies: 27
Views: 1351

Re: Planer thicknesser choices

I've had an old sedgwick MB for about 8 years and it's brilliant. The green ones are older. I think they changed to the blue/white around 2000. They haven't changed the design significantly over the years but try and get one with a dc brake fitted otherwise it takes ages for the block to stop. Peopl...
by davidpidge
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Instagram
Replies: 11
Views: 1133

Re: Instagram

We get the majority of our work through instagram now. We're frome interiors. My personal account mr_pidgeon
by davidpidge
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Caravan/chest.
Replies: 11
Views: 4024

Re: Caravan/chest.

Nicely done. 👌
by davidpidge
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Sander recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 1654

Re: Sander recommendations

A mains sander will probably have more oomph but more important is the speed and orbit pattern. Some sanders have smaller pattern of say 2mm for fine work and some have a 5mm pattern for quicker, more aggressive sanding. Look at a good budget 150mm like the metabo sxe 450. Or for seriously quick rem...
by davidpidge
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: PHP Errors
Replies: 5
Views: 769

Re: PHP Errors

Because what does that even mean?
by davidpidge
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wide belt sander, spindle moulder
Replies: 0
Views: 1367

Wide belt sander, spindle moulder

Hi,
I'm going to start contacting dealers but wondered if anyone has a 950mm wide belt sander going? We also need a spindle with sliding table and power feed (power feed not so important as we can get one).
Cheers
by davidpidge
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Help me determine this wood grain
Replies: 4
Views: 1315

Re: Help me determine this wood grain

Post a photo of it sanded. Could be ash or oak but it's been stained so who knows?
by davidpidge
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Casadei router
Replies: 2
Views: 655

Re: Casadei router

Try calling TWS machinery. They're an SCM/casadei dealer and may have an old manual. Worth a shot?
by davidpidge
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: What type of plywood is this??
Replies: 7
Views: 1318

Re: What type of plywood is this??

Is the lighter ply softer and lighter in weight than the birch?
by davidpidge
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Woodworking With Children
Replies: 3
Views: 777

Re: Woodworking With Children

Could start on the free version of sketchup and it'd be a good skill for him to have. Some router work would be ok wouldn't it? Get him set up and do some small round over or groove work. Using a table is pretty safe with feather boards and push sticks. Learning how spinny sharp things behave is imp...
by davidpidge
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Draw runners?
Replies: 6
Views: 1102

Re: Draw runners?

Stick with blum movento. Best there is and smooth closing action.
by davidpidge
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Floating shelf bracket for books?
Replies: 7
Views: 1154

Re: Floating shelf bracket for books?

Threaded bar, resin. Easiest, strongest option by far.
by davidpidge
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Festool MFK 700 EQ-set 240volt price reduced - SOLD
Replies: 4
Views: 3936

Re: Festool MFK 700 EQ-set 240volt price reduced

Can you post a photo of the label with the T-nr number etc. I might be interested as I was about to buy one anyway.
by davidpidge
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Bench project: where to get timber?
Replies: 3
Views: 1652

Re: Bench project: where to get timber?

Contact your closest cabinet maker/joiner and ask them to supply you some prepared timber to the sizes you need.
I'd be happy to supply someone if they gave me a cutting list. Might take a few weeks though!
by davidpidge
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: quality router table
Replies: 2
Views: 1252

Re: quality router table

Location and photos might help
by davidpidge
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Decent internal door handles
Replies: 1
Views: 778

Re: Decent internal door handles

Sds London
by davidpidge
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A job for knockdown fittings ?
Replies: 16
Views: 3570

Re: A job for knockdown fittings ?

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Middle cab pulls out on heavy duty castors for access to water tank and all the plumbing.
by davidpidge
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Just starting out and need table saw advice
Replies: 7
Views: 3602

Re: Just starting out and need table saw advice

If you're cutting sheet material for cupboards then even a cheap track saw can be extremely accurate. You also need less space than a table saw to cut large pieces.
I lived without a table saw for years when I started out.
by davidpidge
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: 4 sider extraction
Replies: 4
Views: 1534

Re: 4 sider extraction

I've ordered an iTech twin bag with 5000m³/h flow with a 200mm inlet so plenty and could potentially take a 2nd machine at the same time.
Nice compact machine considering the massive flow rate.
by davidpidge
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Forum suggestions/comments/complaints
Topic: Forum search issues
Replies: 2
Views: 2120

Re: Forum search issues

Haha, cheers! I didn't think to scroll down. You're right it's underneath.
by davidpidge
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: 4 sider extraction
Replies: 4
Views: 1534

Re: 4 sider extraction

Thanks for the reply. I think its going to be underpowered so I'll start looking for a replacement.
I can't find the specs anywhere online and the dealer isn't much use atm as they're mostly shut down due to covid.
by davidpidge
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: 4 sider extraction
Replies: 4
Views: 1534

4 sider extraction

Hi all, Got my sintex XL coming in a couple of weeks. I got a twin bag, Felder AF 22 extractor that sucks 3100m³/h. It's a used machine from another woodworker and I could still give it back to him if it's not up to the job. So, anybody know if I should get a bigger extractor? The extractor will onl...
by davidpidge
Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Forum suggestions/comments/complaints
Topic: Forum search issues
Replies: 2
Views: 2120

Forum search issues

Hi, if I use the search function on click on 'my posts' I just get a page of script. Anyone else have this issue?
by davidpidge
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: 18mm or 24mm ply?
Replies: 0
Views: 2407

18mm or 24mm ply?

I've been asked to quote to replace some wardrobe doors with birch ply. I usually dissuade people from large birch doors as they tend to warp or twist.
Anyone notice a difference between 18mm and 24mm in terms of stability? The doors are 530mm x 1830mm so not too big.
by davidpidge
Fri May 01, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Combination machine
Replies: 2
Views: 1746

Re: Combination machine

I would ring/email a few machinery dealers if I were you. Tell them your requirements and a budget and they will tell you if they think they can find something. Sometimes they will unload a machine for cheap if they don't want it taking up space. Ebay is more expensive than dealers these days!
by davidpidge
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Joining legs to worktop
Replies: 2
Views: 937

Re: Joining legs to worktop

The benefit is all you need is a drill and table saw or chop saw with depth stop.
by davidpidge
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Joining legs to worktop
Replies: 2
Views: 937

Re: Joining legs to worktop

Those brackets will work but obviously won't look great and you won't be able to mount the leg too near the corner.
I would use a standard knock down bracket (attached) which will mean adding an apron around 3 sides of the top.

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by davidpidge
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Basic tools?
Replies: 2
Views: 1068

Re: Basic tools?

Are you planing to make and finish everything with hand tools or power tools? Will you be buying timber prepared or are you hoping to do that yourself? Hard to say what tools you'll need unless you have more specific requirements. I usually design things around the tools i have rather than buying to...
by davidpidge
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Dark stain
Replies: 4
Views: 1815

Re: Dark stain

I'll take a look.