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by MJ80
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Drawer runners
Replies: 7
Views: 464

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: 464

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: 464

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: 464

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: 823

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: 357

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: 704

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: 1484

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: 713

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: 713

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: 3202

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: 1865

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: 805

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: 1817

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: 2650

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: 2241

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: 2241

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: 2382

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: 3365

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: 4818

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: 2670

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: 2265

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: 916

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: 3078

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: 3078

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: 3078

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: 3078

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: 3078

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: 2040

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: 2272

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: 2272

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: 2272

Re: Thermal External door

Vallybar wrote:Ffs u growing weed in there

That's a thought
by MJ80
Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Thermal External door
Replies: 7
Views: 2272

Thermal External door

I'm looking at doing the front door and thinking about making the blank, previously i used the moralt Klima core in the past, but I think it would be easy to make it. I want to reinforce it as well is possible with a sheet of aluminium, bonded to the first sheet of ply with a silka adhesive (I forge...
by MJ80
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: electric nail gun
Replies: 8
Views: 1977

Re: electric nail gun

I got a little compressor and bostich inner when my dewalt cordless died as a stop gap. That was 7 years ago, it is brilliant even if you have to lug the compressor to site. Plus the brads are cheap.
by MJ80
Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Rather large Front door
Replies: 9
Views: 2740

Re: Rather large Front door

I did a massive acoustic door that weighed an absolute tonne and hung that using tectus hinges. I did it all on its back in the workshop them fitted the casing, needed a few extra hands to lift the door, but it just slotted straight onto the hinges. I was really pleased with how it went.
by MJ80
Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: File hanging systems
Replies: 8
Views: 2301

Re: File hanging systems

I have used the Hettich hinges and runners for years, they are really good.
They have a great range of draw box options with the glass sides etc.
Liked the cam mounting plates a lot.
by MJ80
Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Panel Saw Scribe Blade
Replies: 7
Views: 2483

Re: Panel Saw Scribe Blade

PM sent
by MJ80
Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Dual Drum Sander
Replies: 3
Views: 1436

Re: Dual Drum Sander

I had the Kufo one. It was OK but a bit of a mare to set up because when you move it about I found the chassis would flex slightly then you had to readjust the drums to parallel. When it was going it was a good bit of kit, need to watch the ends as it could snipe, but i found that was more to techni...
by MJ80
Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Mortise collets
Replies: 4
Views: 1275

Re: Mortise collets

I had a multico and had a few collets made up for it and also a couple of the drills turned down on the shaft to fit existing collets. For some reason I can't remember mine had a selection of funny sized collets when i bought it.
by MJ80
Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: new door frames too wide for doors
Replies: 2
Views: 1154

Re: new door frames too wide for doors

Should be in, packed and plumb before plaster with a squirt of foam. Sounds like a chancer.

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