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by thekarter
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: ITECH 310S PLANER THICKNESSER
Replies: 7
Views: 2719

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: 132

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: 1
Views: 124

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: 344

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: 826

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: 826

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: 826

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: 440

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: 440

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: 906

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: 1192

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: 550

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: 1672

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: 3712

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: 4662

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: 1635

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: 1635

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: 2365

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: 2208

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: 2831

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: 2445

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: 2320

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: 2320

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: 1875

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: 1875

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: 2025

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: 2550

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: 1917

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: 1917

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: 1917

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: 2550

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: 2332

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: 2034

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: 2034

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: 2034

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: 1991

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: 1991

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: 5087

Re: Advice needed on plywood fabrication plse

Are your original sizes correct - 400mm high?
Alan