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by MJ80
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: MDF Faced Blockboard
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: MDF Faced Blockboard

Ita made by SWL in Germany, I'm over here and its a new one to me. Not sure who supplies it in the UK, Lathams Lawcris perhaps?
by MJ80
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: MDF Faced Blockboard
Replies: 4
Views: 97

MDF Faced Blockboard

Are any of you guys using or have used the MDF faced blockboard?
I'm thinking about it for kitchen carcasses and door panels.
by MJ80
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Door Panel
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: Door Panel

I'm in the middle of Germany.

This is a bit out of my comfort zone and I have been overthinking it and avoiding it for far far too long. Plus they do some things differently here and it keeps throwing me, I find it hard to follow the logic sometimes.
by MJ80
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Door Panel
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: Door Panel

Thanks Mark, I'm going to break the panels into three parts, I'm really worried about cracking. I have been over thinking this for far too long. The difference in temperature ranges in the summer to the winter here can be quite extreme. In summer it has the lunch and afternoon sun, which can be utte...
by MJ80
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Door Panel
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Door Panel

I have fielded panel to make for a front door and can't make my mind up which way to orientate it. Its going to be an insulated panel - sapele each side of some celotex, door is a crazy 88mm thick. The panel is a single unit and quite wide I can't make my mind up which way to joint it, with the grai...
by MJ80
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: What to use for filling around panels, joints, etc?
Replies: 8
Views: 1051

Re: What to use for filling around panels, joints, etc?

I hate the stuff as well, until I had a lesson from my Uncle who is an old decorator, now I can just about bear it.
by MJ80
Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: What to use for filling around panels, joints, etc?
Replies: 8
Views: 1051

Re: What to use for filling around panels, joints, etc?

Have you tried a bead of caulk round the edge and a quick wipe over with a damp sponge to fill the edge. I don't think brummer or the morells filler will too easy round the panel.
by MJ80
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Woodworking With Children
Replies: 3
Views: 544

Re: Woodworking With Children

Have a look at the Paul Sellers common woodworking. I have been trying to get my kids onto it as it#s a good introduction to tool basics and has some easy projects involved. I would also make them draw something at least once so they can lay out off the drawing and see how it relates to the actual o...
by MJ80
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Timber pricing/size - rule of thumb?
Replies: 8
Views: 1185

Re: Timber pricing/size - rule of thumb?

I'd be surprised if you got a price for hardwood boards. You would normally get a per cubic foot or cubic meter price. Boards often vary greatly in width over the length and you will be paying for some unusable timber. It's best to go down and pick out the boards you want, the amounts can rack up qu...
by MJ80
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sandlefors door furniture. Looking for mechanism...
Replies: 4
Views: 599

Re: Sandlefors door furniture. Looking for mechanism...

A standard bathroom mortice lock should fit it
by MJ80
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Floating shelf bracket for books?
Replies: 7
Views: 779

Re: Floating shelf bracket for books?

Ate they going into an alcove? I have build and installed ladder frames into the alcoves then clad them with veneered and solid front. It can be a pain to fit, scribing and sometimes templates but they look good when done. Price wise I always found shelves are always mote expensive than you would th...
by MJ80
Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Floating shelf bracket for books?
Replies: 7
Views: 779

Re: Floating shelf bracket for books?

I never had much success with them. They tend to droop over time and trying to get them to sit nice on old walls is a nightmare. Another option is a bit of threaded bar resin anchored into the wall.
by MJ80
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Plane sold without blades
Replies: 2
Views: 1124

Re: Plane sold without blades

https://www.oldtools.co.uk/products/rec ... ade-no-778
you can also get them from faithfull
I really wouldn't be bothered about the provenance of the blade,it is there to do a job and more than likely it will only be doing it part time. Keep it sharp, keep working.
by MJ80
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Veneer press weight
Replies: 1
Views: 1219

Veneer press weight

I'm looking at making and offer on an old manual triple screw veneer press. Have you any idea how much it might weigh?
by MJ80
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Gable Apex Joint?
Replies: 4
Views: 956

Re: Gable Apex Joint?

I'm finding it hard to figure out which bit to be shocked at first!
by MJ80
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Aquamac cutter
Replies: 9
Views: 1563

Re: Aquamac cutter

They still point at airplanes where I live, and the old people in the village still talk about when the road came. No joke. The cities are very different, I lived in Hamburg for a year 20 odd years and that was amazing, but the countryside here has its own ways. When we moved over I was very very sh...
by MJ80
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Aquamac cutter
Replies: 9
Views: 1563

Re: Aquamac cutter

No its been Germany for the last 6 years. Been renovating an old farmhouse amongst other projects that keep me busy.
by MJ80
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Aquamac cutter
Replies: 9
Views: 1563

Re: Aquamac cutter

Non Le Bosche land
by MJ80
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Aquamac cutter
Replies: 9
Views: 1563

Re: Aquamac cutter

It' needs to be the router cutter, Wealden don't have any in stock for a while.
by MJ80
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Aquamac cutter
Replies: 9
Views: 1563

Aquamac cutter

Has anyone got an Aquamac 21 cutter they would be willing to part with?
Beg borrow or steal
by MJ80
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: 4 sider extraction
Replies: 4
Views: 1174

Re: 4 sider extraction

Hi David
I have got the normal sitax and it wants 20m/s or 3600 cubic meters an hour. I think yours will do a bit wider so probably somewhere around the 4000
Hope it helps
by MJ80
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Ok how many of you guys would..............
Replies: 17
Views: 2714

Re: Ok how many of you guys would..............

That is another option I had considered.
by MJ80
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Ok how many of you guys would..............
Replies: 17
Views: 2714

Re: Ok how many of you guys would..............

Funny you should be asking this. I'm over in Germany and the whole door system is completely different here and they are reliant on the domino or large dowels as the standard fixing system. I'm literally about to start the front door for our house and it has been giving me the most enormous headache...
by MJ80
Tue May 12, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Re boring spindle blocks
Replies: 2
Views: 919

Re: Re boring spindle blocks

I did that and it worked really well. Well until I changed back to a 30mm. In the interviening time I had sold up my machines in the UK and had the heads in storage. Got hold of an big old moulder over here and put the head on. Started it up, the machine started making a terrible noise and decided t...
by MJ80
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Festool TS75 trouble
Replies: 0
Views: 2239

Festool TS75 trouble

My old TS75 is really starting to struggle. I have mainly been using it for rough sizing timber before I get it to the table saw. Over here I am buying everything now from the sawmill in big packs or boules and the boards are a bit of a handful. To be fair I need to get another saw for ripping thick...
by MJ80
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Recent Staircase
Replies: 16
Views: 4725

Re: Recent Staircase

Fantastic job, I would love to have a go at doing a handrail like that. I've only done a few stairs but have always enjoyed them.
by MJ80
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Dark stain
Replies: 4
Views: 1487

Re: Dark stain

What about Morrells stain?
by MJ80
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Making a 120mm dia hole....
Replies: 4
Views: 1771

Re: Making a 120mm dia hole....

120mm forster bits are available. You could use one with an extension, I'd probably use my core drill to turn it.
The bits are about 80 euros for a cheapy over here.
by MJ80
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Corian Glue for fixing together of-cuts ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2243

Re: Corian Glue for fixing together of-cuts ?

I don't think so Bob. It is to do with the guarantee with the finished product. Hehe fabrication has to be done by an approved trained fabricator.

There are some chipboard core worktops with a thin layer of solid surface available. They were pretty expensive and I have never used them.
by MJ80
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Corian Glue for fixing together of-cuts ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2243

Re: Corian Glue for fixing together of-cuts ?

Hi Mark
CDUK in Leeds are the UK Corian distributors.
Any questions drop me a line. I did my fabrication course years ago.
by MJ80
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: CNC Building for woodwork
Replies: 45
Views: 9405

Re: CNC Building for woodwork

I'm going to keep an eye on this. I keep looking into this but find it pretty hard to get my head around. Ideally I want to build something that has a pretty high gantry, but there are stability issues on smaller home machines.
by MJ80
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Robland saw/machinery reviews
Replies: 12
Views: 3503

Re: Robland saw/machinery reviews

Absolute crock of s**t. Had a z3200. Worst machine I have ever owned Doesn't stay square - outrigger fence Blade height and tilt adjustment is terrible Scribing saw adjustment is even worse. Wished I never sold my Scm for that. When I sold up in the UK a dealer who sells them new had to be begged to...
by MJ80
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Swolen work surface
Replies: 12
Views: 3050

Re: Swolen work surface

It needs replacing
by MJ80
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Drawer runners
Replies: 7
Views: 2392

Re: Drawer runners

If only it was that simple here, you need to be registered on the official roll of hand workers and or have a firm uses the products with a unique tax ID code.
It is insane, but that will change when I register down the line. In the meantime I'm really happy with the prices on the Quattro runners.
by MJ80
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Drawer runners
Replies: 7
Views: 2392

Re: Drawer runners

I can't use wurth here because I'm not registered as a company. I have to go and beg to buy boxes of packers paying cash. Properly insane. Same goes for Hafele, there is a big warehouse about 30k from me, but I can't have an account here. So I order it on my UK account and get it shipped back over. ...
by MJ80
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Drawer runners
Replies: 7
Views: 2392

Re: Drawer runners

Thanks for that, I'll give them a go, the price here is really competitive against the Grass ones.
by MJ80
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Drawer runners
Replies: 7
Views: 2392

Drawer runners

Anyone using Hettich Quattro 4d runners? What are they like compared to the Grass Dynapro? I have used them before but years ago before the 4d adjusters, have they got better?
by MJ80
Fri May 24, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Torch on felt advice
Replies: 10
Views: 3050

Re: Torch on felt advice

I did a edpm dormer last summer. Had never done it before and bricked it. It was really easy and simple to do in the end. If you go to a roofing place you should be able to buy the amount you need off the roll.
by MJ80
Mon May 20, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Blum movento or Grass dynapro
Replies: 3
Views: 1397

Re: Blum movento or Grass dynapro

I always used the dynapro runners for timber drawer boxes. If I remember right they do two sorts, one has an extra 3d adjuster for tilt of the drawer front. The adjustability on them is really good. Never had any problems with them. Would recommended them.
by MJ80
Wed May 01, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Veritas Honing Guide Mk.11
Replies: 2
Views: 2826

Re: Veritas Honing Guide Mk.11

Is there a link to that?
I've had mine years and it's a good bit of kit.