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by thekarter
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Repairing an old elevated playhouse
Replies: 4
Views: 59

Re: Repairing an old elevated playhouse

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May be you could scarf a new section on the bottom either in one or two pieces. It obviously depends on your skill and the tools that you have.
by thekarter
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Repairing an old elevated playhouse
Replies: 4
Views: 59

Re: Repairing an old elevated playhouse

What size is the cross section of the legs?
by thekarter
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Screwing guitar body
Replies: 2
Views: 896

Re: Screwing guitar body

If the guitar is 'expensive' why take the chance of spoiling it?
Let the pro's do the job IMHO.
Alan
by thekarter
Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Forum suggestions/comments/complaints
Topic: One post only
Replies: 2
Views: 605

One post only

It amazes me how many people in their first post ask a question, receive replies but never thank the members and never post anything again!
Alan
by thekarter
Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Steam bending
Replies: 1
Views: 148

Re: Steam bending

If you list where you are a member may be able to direct you to a local company that sells wood.
Alan
by thekarter
Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: This style of spoke shave:
Replies: 1
Views: 420

Re: This style of spoke shave:

How easy is it to straighten a wobbly plank of wood with a spoke shave and no vice? Doable, right? I would think just about impossible. The ones that you show are from China which is fine for some things but IMHO not for anything which cuts. In general the steel is of very poor quality. Spoke shaves...
by thekarter
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Scheppach Tiger 2500 Wet Stone Sharpener
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: Scheppach Tiger 2500 Wet Stone Sharpener

Hi Keith
Thanks for your advice. I have checked and the TT-50 will fit the Scheppach. I'll be ordering one tomorrow.
Alan
by thekarter
Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Scheppach Tiger 2500 Wet Stone Sharpener
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Scheppach Tiger 2500 Wet Stone Sharpener

I have a Scheppach Tiger 2500 Wet Stone Sharpener and the water stone requires flattening. I have bought a Tormek SP650 stone grader. I have tried it on the course side with the wet stone dry and it is clogging up. Should the stone be wet? How do I now clean the stone grader?
Alan
by thekarter
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Stayer SC 380 Chop Saw
Replies: 1
Views: 162

Stayer SC 380 Chop Saw

I have a Stayer SC 380 Chop Saw which I have had for some years. I haven't used it for a while and now have found that it is very stiff to pull down and it doesn't return to the up position without me pushing it up! Any ideas how to free it up? 20210215_112921.jpg 20210215_112844.jpg 20210215_112808...
by thekarter
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: ITECH 310S PLANER THICKNESSER
Replies: 7
Views: 3411

Re: ITECH 310S PLANER THICKNESSER

Just a question - is it quieter than your Dyson or your Hoover? Both companies of course make vacuum cleaners!
by thekarter
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Make something for me?
Replies: 1
Views: 440

Re: Make something for me?

A photograph would help.
by thekarter
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Hard Varnish or Oil recommendation for kitchen worktop
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Re: Hard Varnish or Oil recommendation for kitchen worktop

A good make of Danish Oil - Rustins.
by thekarter
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Where to purchase material for box making?
Replies: 2
Views: 608

Re: Where to purchase material for box making?

A local joinery works would probably run up some wood for you. I had to make some presentation boxes for Jewelled Steering Wheels a while ago. They were 60mm deep and 350mm square. I made the sides of beech and the top and bottom of mahogany faced ply recessed into the sides. That gave a nice contra...
by thekarter
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Plywood kitchen
Replies: 11
Views: 1452

Re: Plywood kitchen

Yes but the OP is talking about using Birch Ply - now that is expensive!
I would make each carcass individually.
Alan
by thekarter
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Plywood kitchen
Replies: 11
Views: 1452

Re: Plywood kitchen

cncpaul, that's an excellent video. He does things the right way.
Alan
by thekarter
Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Plywood kitchen
Replies: 11
Views: 1452

Re: Plywood kitchen

When you say that you want to build a 'Birch Ply' kitchen do you mean to make the carcasses and doors - draw fronts from birch ply? Birch ply is super expensive and not all birch ply's are of the same quality. A couple of things worth doing is make the work surface wider than normal. I tend to make ...
by thekarter
Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Impregnated Timber
Replies: 3
Views: 717

Re: Impregnated Timber

Leveller2911 Thank you so much for your very comprehensive reply. Fortunately the post won't go in the ground, they will be bolted to a wall.
The quality of the timber is as you say is rubbish!
Regards
Alan
by thekarter
Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Impregnated Timber
Replies: 3
Views: 717

Impregnated Timber

I am going to put up some fencing during lock down! All the timber that I will be using is 'impregnated', which I assume will make it water resistant. I have cut the fence posts down to size and it looks as if the impregnation is only on the surface ie no colour change below the surface. Is that nor...
by thekarter
Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: What type of plywood is this??
Replies: 7
Views: 1313

Re: What type of plywood is this??

Birch ply
by thekarter
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Timber pricing/size - rule of thumb?
Replies: 8
Views: 1583

Re: Timber pricing/size - rule of thumb?

May be if you say where in the UK you are members may be able to recommend a supplier near you.
Alan
by thekarter
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Woodworking With Children
Replies: 3
Views: 772

Woodworking With Children

One of my grandsons has reached the age that I was when I went to senior school and started woodwork classes. I was fortunate that the woodwork master was a super chap and a super teacher. This was many years ago probably before electricity was invented so everything was done using hand tools. As my...
by thekarter
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Pocket Screw Holes
Replies: 5
Views: 1956

Re: Pocket Screw Holes

Are pocket screw holes under upper wall cabinets in bad taste or okay? You would only see them if you looked under the cabinets. Any other recommendation for strengthening bottom rail besides glue only? I am building shaker cabinets with inset doors if that matters. 25 mm face frames. Thanks! You s...
by thekarter
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Custom built wardrobe. Best Materials
Replies: 11
Views: 4321

Re: Custom built wardrobe. Best Materials

If you check out this youtube link and fast forward to the Master Bedroom. The wardrobes panels are from MDF and the columns of Tulip wood all hand painted. Carcasses are from Birch Ply. They were inspired by wardrobes made by Clive Christian. I visited one of their showrooms and checked how and fro...
by thekarter
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Making tongued and grooved joints
Replies: 23
Views: 5436

Re: Making tongued and grooved joints

A table saw is the last piece of machinery that I'd think of using in the workshop to make tongue and grooved boards. How much have you got to make? If only a bit and you have the time do it by hand, a Stanley No 50 Plough plane (or something similar) would do the job. Alternatively you can buy a s...
by thekarter
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Used woodworking machines, largest selection? urgent
Replies: 5
Views: 1926

Re: Used woodworking machines, largest selection? urgent

Scott+Sargeant Woodworking Machinery Ltd
1 Blatchford Rd, Horsham RH13 5QR
by thekarter
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Used woodworking machines, largest selection? urgent
Replies: 5
Views: 1926

Re: Used woodworking machines, largest selection? urgent

Scott+Sargeant Woodworking Machinery Ltd
1 Blatchford Rd, Horsham RH13 5QR
by thekarter
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cleaning/replacing workshop lights
Replies: 0
Views: 2573

Cleaning/replacing workshop lights

The workshop strip lights have been up for some five years. When I bought them I also purchased a box of extra florescent tubes so I decided to replace the tubes with new ones. I fitted the first two and they were noticeably brighter. I took down the next two and thought that I would wash them to se...
by thekarter
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Coffee Table
Replies: 3
Views: 2458

Coffee Table

A coffee table was needed to fit between two settees. I decided that if the table could split then it would be more practical to use.
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by thekarter
Wed May 01, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Veritas Honing Guide Mk.11
Replies: 2
Views: 3182

Veritas Honing Guide Mk.11

I recently bought a Veritas Honing Guide Mk.11. I tried it out with quite good results, then I went onto Youtube and watched a video on how to use it properly!!! After watching the video I saw that I wasn't using it in the correct way.
Wow what a result - chisels sharp or what.
Alan
by thekarter
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Re: Sunburst Dining Table
Replies: 4
Views: 2701

Re: Re: Sunburst Dining Table

That certainly is beautiful
Alan
by thekarter
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: A simple oak book case
Replies: 5
Views: 2664

Re: A simple oak book case

I prefer a simpler style :D art deco wardrobe.png Seriously, I like it. Trying to convince SWMBO that we need it. Anyone care to guess how much ? I think that we all have ideas of what 'Simple' is. I have to tell you that your unit does not fit into the 'Simple' category. So what was the price?
by thekarter
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: A simple oak book case
Replies: 5
Views: 2664

A simple oak book case

A simple book case made from various oaks.
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How much longer with everything have to be Shaker Style?
Bring back raised and fielded panels!
Alan
by thekarter
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Diamond Sharpening Stone
Replies: 3
Views: 2068

Re: Diamond Sharpening Stone

Thanks will1983 I have ordered one.
Alan
by thekarter
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Diamond Sharpening Stone
Replies: 3
Views: 2068

Diamond Sharpening Stone

I have had a diamond sharpening stone for some years but it's now almost worn out.
I have seen on eBay - Faithfull Tools FAIDWKIT 290 x 70 mm Diamond Sharpening Stone - Clear are these any good? My old one was purchased from DM tools, are there's better?
Alan
by thekarter
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Dovetail Jig
Replies: 4
Views: 2276

Re: Dovetail Jig

I have had a Leigh Dovetail Jig for some years, this is a quality tool. Check out eBay you may be able to pick one up for around £150. Check it out on youtube
Alan
by thekarter
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Cleaning planes
Replies: 2
Views: 2849

Re: Cleaning planes

old2 wrote:https://www.toolstation.com/contour-sanding-pads/p10736
To get off tarnish and rust then lap in with wet and dry on a dead flat surface .is what i would do then lubricating wax to give temp. protection and /or socks and silica gel.
Thank you I'll get some pads today - I'll post the result!
Alan
by thekarter
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Saw blades for Radial Arm Saws
Replies: 5
Views: 2236

Re: Saw blades for Radial Arm Saws

9fingers wrote:Negative rake and limiters for use with RAS
+1 for cutting solutions
Bob

PS you are pulling the saw towards you when making a cut not pushing I hope!
Yes I am pulling not pushing.
by thekarter
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Saw blades for Radial Arm Saws
Replies: 5
Views: 2236

Re: Saw blades for Radial Arm Saws

promhandicam wrote:Give Doug of Cutting Solutions a shout - he is the most knowledgeable person regarding saw blades:
Tel: 01353 968711
Tel: 0800 280 0913
Mobile: 07741 264260
sales@cutting-solutions.co.uk
http://www.cutting-solutions.co.uk
I'll do that.
Many thanks
Alan