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by thekarter
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Turning
Topic: using coloured resins while turning
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Re: using coloured resins while turning

Check out Facebook woodturning UK. There has been a lot of posts in the last week on coloured resins.
Alan
by thekarter
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Radiator Cover Help
Replies: 6
Views: 261

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 thekarter
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Radiator Cover Help
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Radiator Cover Help

Leveller2911 wrote: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
by thekarter
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Radiator Cover Help
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Radiator Cover Help

How is the radiator cover attached to the wall? Is the skirting fixed to the skirting on the wall?
Alan
by thekarter
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Oak tops and Undermount sinks
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: Oak tops and Undermount sinks

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by thekarter
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Oak tops and Undermount sinks
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: Oak tops and Undermount sinks

I have in the passed and in my kitchen now used a top mount sink and under mounted it, I have never had a problem. One advantage is that you can under mount a sink with draining board which works far better than a routed out draining board in the oak. I'll try to post a photograph.
Alan
by thekarter
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Advice needed on plywood fabrication plse
Replies: 12
Views: 1436

Re: Advice needed on plywood fabrication plse

Are your original sizes correct - 400mm high?
Alan
by thekarter
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Tenon Saw for a child to use
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Re: Tenon Saw for a child to use

Gents saw has now been delivered. The little chap will try it out this weekend.
Alan
by thekarter
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Tenon Saw for a child to use
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Tenon Saw for a child to use

I need a tenon saw for my six year old grandson to use. I have two sharp point saws but they are both quite had for the little chap to use. I need one with lot of small teeth - any ideas? This little chap is really keen to do woodwork and I want to encourage him as much as possible. Are there any si...
by thekarter
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Chopping Board Advice?
Replies: 6
Views: 947

Re: Chopping Board Advice?

Put an ad on Freecycle for off cuts of wooden worktop oak/beech/bamboo, i have some but your just a bit to far away ! You see them on Ebay also at times. Making up wide boards with small pieces make it more stable less likely to warp. Some timber species will be more stable than others in a wide pl...
by thekarter
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Silicon Spray
Replies: 3
Views: 474

Re: Silicon Spray

katellwood wrote:Wax polish works for me, also keeps them slick


Many thanks. I do feel a bit silly with tins and tins of wax in stock why on earth didn't I think of that!!!!
Alan
by thekarter
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Silicon Spray
Replies: 3
Views: 474

Silicon Spray

My workshop which is a log cabin is basically dry but the beds of the planer, bandsaw etc do get a dusting of rust. Is there a silicon spray which I can apply to stop this?
Alan
by thekarter
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cutting a circular oak worktop best method
Replies: 11
Views: 1807

Re: Cutting a circular oak worktop best method

It may be obvious but if using a trammel bar don't stop the router then start it again with it engaged with the wood, the torque will twist the router.
Alan
by thekarter
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Good Timber at Sensible Prices in SE UK?
Replies: 5
Views: 873

Re: Good Timber at Sensible Prices in SE UK?

English Woodland Timbers which are between Chichester and Midhurst. They don' sell plywood. Checkout their website.
Alan
by thekarter
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Internal doors - which supplier?
Replies: 10
Views: 1492

Re: Internal doors - which supplier?

Howdens are not easy to deal with. The prices that they quote as retail are nothing like the trade price. Having said that they quote one price to one trade customer say 25% off and a better price to another say 40% off. I would take up promhandicam's offer, let him get a price for you.
Alan
by thekarter
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: when mitreing
Replies: 4
Views: 887

Re: when mitreing

davidpidge wrote:wot?



Wot - which language is that? I don't think it's English.
Alan
by thekarter
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: when mitreing
Replies: 4
Views: 887

Re: when mitreing

Sorry Stevie It's probably me but I don't understand what you are doing. Building Letters? And 700mm gap - in what?
Alan
by thekarter
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: 10x8 Shed
Replies: 2
Views: 692

Re: 10x8 Shed

I think the best covering for the roof is GRP, it's easy to do and will last probably more that 20 years. I would do some costing before you start as it could be cheaper to by a shed than it would cost you to buy the wood.
Alan
by thekarter
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Draper Woodturning Lathe
Replies: 3
Views: 685

Re: Draper Woodturning Lathe

The problem is the brand. Built down to a price. It will possibly be OK as motor wire is typically rated to 60 c operating temperature. The capacitor won't like running that hot so hopefully it is mounted externally and will be cooler. If it does fail ( motor will not start) it is cheap to replace....
by thekarter
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Draper Woodturning Lathe
Replies: 3
Views: 685

Draper Woodturning Lathe

I have just changed my Record lathe for a Draper WTL95 lathe. The motor on the Record lathe was finned and the motor never got hot or even warm. The draper motor in contrast has a solid steel casing, there is a small plastic fan at one end but that does not stop the motor from getting quite hot - is...
by thekarter
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Bathrooms and Moisture
Replies: 4
Views: 870

Re: Bathrooms and Moisture

Egger's own web site say it all - Moisture-resistant Eurospan E1 P3 CE with a middle layer dyed green is suitable for all types of coating. This chipboard is used in furniture and interior design as an alternative to the P2 standard coreboard. It is certified in accordance with EN 312, type P3. Appl...
by thekarter
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Startrite 352
Replies: 13
Views: 1775

Re: Startrite 352

IMHO I think that anyone who refers to eBay as Fleabay should not get involved with items being sold on the site, you would start off with the wrong idea. I have an eBay feedback of some 3,500 - my superb Mini Max combination machine was bought on eBay - it's one of the best buys that I have ever ma...
by thekarter
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Kitchen worktop help
Replies: 5
Views: 1004

Re: Kitchen worktop help

I would go for something similar to the picture on the rhs. If your worktop is one of the Ikea veneered tops, I would put the join somewhere in front of the hob and put a completely new lipping on, if done well you would not see the joint. Jonathan The OP states that it is a solid wood work top. Alan
by thekarter
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Kitchen worktop help
Replies: 5
Views: 1004

Re: Kitchen worktop help

I would go for the picture on the right. Is the sink really that big i.e. from the wall to wider than the worktop? What are you going to do about a draining board or is that built into the sink?
Alan
by thekarter
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: 5 IN 1 combination/universal woordwork machines
Replies: 8
Views: 1531

Re: 5 IN 1 combination/universal woordwork machines

How much did you pay for it?
Alan
by thekarter
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Change Drive Belt on Record BS350 band saw
Replies: 7
Views: 1148

Re: Change Drive Belt on Record BS350 band saw

I couldn't stretch it enough to get it on the wheel
by thekarter
Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Change Drive Belt on Record BS350 band saw
Replies: 7
Views: 1148

Re: Change Drive Belt on Record BS350 band saw

Oakfield wrote:Glad you got it sorted.
I need to do a bit of a service on my bs350 after getting it out of storage.
I know it needs a start capacitor and a tyre for top wheel. Hope that's it!



I found the tyre for the top wheel a melodrama to fit !!!!I ended up posting it back to Record for them to fit.
Alan
by thekarter
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Change Drive Belt on Record BS350 band saw
Replies: 7
Views: 1148

Re: Change Drive Belt on Record BS350 band saw

Top of the page here: Basically you remove the bottom wheel. https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1044149/Record-Power-Bs350s.html?page=28#manual Thanks for the link. It wasn't quite right but put me on the right track. There is no 13mm bolt as in the link but there is a circlip after removing that I ...
by thekarter
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Change Drive Belt on Record BS350 band saw
Replies: 7
Views: 1148

Change Drive Belt on Record BS350 band saw

How do change the drive belt on my Record BS350 Bandsaw?
Alan
by thekarter
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: 5 IN 1 combination/universal woordwork machines
Replies: 8
Views: 1531

Re: 5 IN 1 combination/universal woordwork machines

I had a Kity Bestcombi 2000 for a few years then sold it and bought a Mini Max LAB 300 N which was on eBay. A far superior machine of a 'professional standard' as apposed to the Kity which is a 'hobby' machine.
Alan
by thekarter
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Mini fix & Maxi fix jigs.........
Replies: 13
Views: 1812

Re: Mini fix & Maxi fix jigs.........

The OP doesn't state if he fits face frames or just uses lay on doors.
Alan
by thekarter
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Turning
Topic: Green Apple Wood for turning
Replies: 0
Views: 943

Green Apple Wood for turning

In January I will have a large quantity of green Apple Wood of various sizes (it's from a big tree that is being cut down) for sale at very reasonable prices. It will have to be collected from Bognor Regis PO21 post code. Please let me know if you will be interested.
by thekarter
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeships
Replies: 10
Views: 1886

Re: Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeships

mark270981 wrote:Most companies I know who have active apprenticeship schemes are really solid companies with longevity.

Now that we have moved to larger premises - i’ll Be running the same scheme I received all those ago.



I think that the word 'longevity' is the thing - invest today for tomorrow.
Alan
by thekarter
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Tinted Danish Oil on poplar?
Replies: 3
Views: 1696

Re: Tinted Danish Oil on poplar?

promhandicam wrote:Not sure about staining poplar, you'd need to try a sample first, but I'm a big fan of osmo - have a look at their wood wax finishes.



I agree, a wax finish could be the answer. I use Briwax.
Alan
by thekarter
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeships
Replies: 10
Views: 1886

Re: Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeships

Why oh why don't the government encourage more companies like this? My sister recently spent some time at the Rolls Royce factory at Goodwood. She was told that when the company opened the factory twelve years ago they were astounded that there was no apprenticeship scheme in place in the UK. They e...
by thekarter
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Scheppach Tiger 2500 wet stone sharpener
Replies: 0
Views: 693

Scheppach Tiger 2500 wet stone sharpener

I am thinking of buying a Scheppach 2500 Wet Stone Sharpener - are they any good? Is there a better alternative?
Alan
by thekarter
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Where can I buy?
Replies: 4
Views: 1558

Re: Where can I buy?

promhandicam wrote:Welcome to the forum. No idea about Essex, but if you're prepared to travel have a look at English Woodland Timber in West Sussex.

+1 for English Woodland Timber a company that have been around for years. Huge stock of timber - excellent people to deal with.
Alan
by thekarter
Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: What Wood for Shaker Door
Replies: 11
Views: 2713

Re: What Wood for Shaker Door

I just used Soft wood from the local builders merchant - obviously I carefully selected the pieces. I don't understand how you would 'see the grain' if you have a painted finish. I apply a primer coat - flat it down - two undercoats - flated down between each coat - two top coats - the first one fla...
by thekarter
Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: What Wood for Shaker Door
Replies: 11
Views: 2713

Re: What Wood for Shaker Door

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In the passed I have used prepared soft wood for Stiles and rails and MDF for the panels and never had a problem. The Castle was made in that way but with fielded MDF panels.
Alan
by thekarter
Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Wood stock due to bereavement
Replies: 3
Views: 1097

Re: Wood stock due to bereavement

I have PM you
Alan

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