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by thekarter
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Timber pricing/size - rule of thumb?
Replies: 7
Views: 286

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: 58

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: 1161

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: 2675

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: 3249

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: 1178

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: 1178

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: 2065

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: 1773

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: 2225

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: 1971

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: 1748

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: 1748

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: 1475

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: 1475

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: 1578

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: 2115

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: 1395

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: 1395

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
by thekarter
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Saw blades for Radial Arm Saws
Replies: 5
Views: 1395

Saw blades for Radial Arm Saws

Do I need a special saw blade for a radial arm saw? I have use a normal circular saw blade for years but recently the blade tries to ride up over the wood and jams!
Alan
by thekarter
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Cleaning planes
Replies: 2
Views: 2115

Cleaning planes

I have been retired for some time. My workshop is a log cabin in the garden. The cabin is basically dry - I had the roof covered in GRP last summer - but due to the fact that it is not heated all the time my planes have gone black. I tried to clean that off and found a layer of rust underneath, what...
by thekarter
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Turning
Topic: using coloured resins while turning
Replies: 1
Views: 2030

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: 1528

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: 1528

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: 1528

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: 1478

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: 1478

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: 4029

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: 2741

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: 2741

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: 2045

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: 1370

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: 1370

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: 3682

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: 1917

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: 3240

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: 1819

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: 1819

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: 1262

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