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by MJ80
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Recent Staircase
Replies: 11
Views: 167

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: 197

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: 767

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: 596

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: 596

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: 3386

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: 1162

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: 1255

Re: Swolen work surface

It needs replacing
by MJ80
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Drawer runners
Replies: 7
Views: 1292

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: 1292

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: 1292

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: 1292

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: 1626

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: 746

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: 1484

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.
by MJ80
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Festool Domino warning - graphic content
Replies: 11
Views: 2266

Re: Festool Domino warning - graphic content

Get well soon, looks pretty rough. My best mate did the same thing something a few years ago but managed to go into the side of his finger. Hope it heals quickly.
by MJ80
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Oak tops and Undermount sinks
Replies: 5
Views: 1035

Re: Oak tops and Undermount sinks

I forgot the nightmare we had with some beech tops years ago in out first place. Its wierd here in Germany, all the sinks are quite architectural and from the obvious manufacturers, but the range seems to be limited to the market tastes compared to the UK. The idea of a face frame kitchen is quite a...
by MJ80
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Oak tops and Undermount sinks
Replies: 5
Views: 1035

Oak tops and Undermount sinks

I'm doing my kitchen at the moment and had originally planned to do undermount ceramic sinks with drainer grooves in the Oak worktop. Style wise its a normal face frame affair.... Trying to get hold of an undermount sink at a reasonable price over here is pretty tough going and there is a limited se...
by MJ80
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: New Joinery Business - Advice Please
Replies: 27
Views: 4597

Re: New Joinery Business - Advice Please

Generally I found people would be happy waiting for a slot especially as they are paying for your service. I was always upfront with starting prices for projects, it weeded out those who were not interested quite quickly and allowed me to spend more time designing and quoting for jobs with a better ...
by MJ80
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Small boot room
Replies: 11
Views: 2771

Re: Small boot room

That's nice, I like the vented door. Any more pictures of the shoe rack?
by MJ80
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Festool rotex
Replies: 2
Views: 973

Re: Festool rotex

I've had my rotax for years, with the midi extractor. It's brilliant, never let me down. Thinking about the Mirka sander now as I am using abranet abrasive and an interface pad, I think the Mirka is a bit lighter.
by MJ80
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sedgwick planer setting
Replies: 7
Views: 2222

Re: Sedgwick planer setting

Which one have you got? I had an old MB which was a complete cow to set up, it would snipe on both ends. Have you adjusted the pressure rollers and feed rollers each side of the blade? Has it got the adjustable roller on the bed? I also found that if you put softwood through it when it was set up ni...
by MJ80
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Festool dust extractor
Replies: 15
Views: 3302

Re: Festool dust extractor

I have got the old CTL22, it is the bigger one to the midi. I find it a bit heavy to lug about and think the midi would be a better option for site work. Saying that it has been everywhere with me, big capacity, I get quite a few uses out the bags before they die (they are too expensive to chuck aft...
by MJ80
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Tulip or maple? (Here we go again)
Replies: 11
Views: 2614

Re: Tulip or maple? (Here we go again)

Maple is crazy expensive over here in Germany, I was shocked when I got a price on it, but the beech is cheap and even cheaper if i go to the mill.
by MJ80
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Tulip or maple? (Here we go again)
Replies: 11
Views: 2614

Re: Tulip or maple? (Here we go again)

I changed from Tulip to steamed beech. Is so much nicer to machine and paint. Also I found I was getting much less wastage when planing than Tulip with the Polymer? Beech. I often had to buy really oversize in Tulip to get down to section as it was all over the place.
by MJ80
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Mini fix & Maxi fix jigs.........
Replies: 13
Views: 2784

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

I have the hettich version, it was really expensive, but for big cabinets that need reassembly on site it was really good.
by MJ80
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Articad
Replies: 10
Views: 4258

Re: Articad

I used sketchup a lot and wanted to move the models on from the sketchy edges styles. I found this tutorial to make them into marker drawings and it worked really well for me.
http://www.sketchupartists.org/tutorial ... strations/
by MJ80
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: driveway gates
Replies: 26
Views: 6166

Re: driveway gates

Superb work, thank you for sharing.

I like your out feed table, I have a pair of the aigner extensions which are great, but yours looks a whole lot sturdier and better with the wide foot. I’ll be copying that.
by MJ80
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: First proper kitchen finished
Replies: 12
Views: 3378

Re: First proper kitchen finished

Looks great, love the blue as well
by MJ80
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Blum runner suppliers?
Replies: 10
Views: 2615

Re: Blum runner suppliers?

Grass tipmatic. Never again.
by MJ80
Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Hettich bin issue
Replies: 0
Views: 1170

Hettich bin issue

I'm having some trouble with one if the websco integrated bins and the hettich runners and sides. Just can't get it to sit right in the cab when it is closed. The door front leans forward at the top slightly. Have tried a slight angle on the runner and a packer to twist the door at the top. Anyone g...
by MJ80
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Jigsaw
Replies: 13
Views: 3493

Re: Jigsaw

The 300 is closer in price to the dewalt. I'll have a look into it. I'll probably go for a normal d grip as I one had a Milwaukee with the other grip and boy did I hate that.
by MJ80
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Jigsaw
Replies: 13
Views: 3493

Re: Jigsaw

Good idea
Unfortunately from the drawing it is the gearbox housing which is as you would expect the most expensive part. I think its going to the great toolbox in the sky.
by MJ80
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Jigsaw
Replies: 13
Views: 3493

Re: Jigsaw

Unfortunately it is the casting of the housing, not the base. It is where the base attaches and it looks like a real weak point given how small it is to accommodate the base adjustment.
by MJ80
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Jigsaw
Replies: 13
Views: 3493

Re: Jigsaw

I don't think I can justify the festool for a jigsaw. I'm gutted the dewalt is broken. By bevel work, I just have the blade canted over a bit for undercutting scribes on end panels.
by MJ80
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Jigsaw
Replies: 13
Views: 3493

Jigsaw

The casting on my dewalt jigsaw has broken where it meets the footplate. Generally i replace gear with festool when it gives up the ghost. However the carvex is pretty pricey and you need an extra base for doing any work on an angle which is another load of money. The 300? series festool is cheaper,...
by MJ80
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Engineered wood floor
Replies: 5
Views: 2447

Re: Engineered wood floor

hire a flooring nailer, or fit it as floating
tongue tite screws are great for the first and last boards and where you cant et the nailer in, but it will be slow going screwing a whole floor down
by MJ80
Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Thermal External door
Replies: 7
Views: 2547

Re: Thermal External door

Going for a multipoint ststem i have used before with either tectus or some big adjustable hinges. The door and casing have a double rebate here. I'll try and find some section details of this and do a squiggle of the build up. I'm thinking for the external face in oak it would be ok in 12mm PU bond...
by MJ80
Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Thermal External door
Replies: 7
Views: 2547

Re: Thermal External door

I was looking the section of a geman timber door and it had the Alu both sides. I wanted to see if it was simple enough to do, but it's not critical.
by MJ80
Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Thermal External door
Replies: 7
Views: 2547

Re: Thermal External door

Vallybar wrote:Ffs u growing weed in there
That's a thought