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by MJ80
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Festool rotex
Replies: 2
Views: 337

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: 1082

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: 14
Views: 1315

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: 1403

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: 1403

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: 1462

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: 2000

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: 16
Views: 2125

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: 1591

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: 1479

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: 582

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: 1802

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: 1802

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: 1802

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: 1802

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: 1802

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: 1396

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: 1587

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: 1587

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: 1587

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: 1587

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: 1334

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: 1895

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: 1682

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: 1709

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: 999

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: 867

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: 894

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.
by MJ80
Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Combination machines
Replies: 4
Views: 1168

Re: Combination machines

Minimax over hammer. The other two are junk.
I prefer the scm family to felder. The scm minimax castings are nicer than the hammer.
by MJ80
Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Edge Band Adhesive
Replies: 4
Views: 1042

Re: Edge Band Adhesive

Are you pellets or glue blocks?
by MJ80
Fri Nov 25, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Finding new employees
Replies: 31
Views: 4787

Re: Finding new employees

I have had a couple of good and bad experiences with school leavers. The CV's are a waste of time, they were all the same. I was always inundated with them from the lads at building college. The ones which stuck out got a call in for a chat and a couple of trial days. I also was in touch with the co...
by MJ80
Thu Nov 24, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Mitre saws.
Replies: 10
Views: 1943

Re: Mitre saws.

I got the little metabo as a stop gap 5 years ago, mine is the blue one. Its a good little saw with a decent capacity and I was desperate and it was cheap. Its still going strong and for what I paid for it.... It is a bit rougher manufacture wise than the dewalt, and the motor does sound like a scal...
by MJ80
Sat Oct 29, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Throw it to the floor
Replies: 13
Views: 2675

Re: Throw it to the floor

Might not be too bad to seal it with Pva then go over with a paint. The primers for the 2 pack are almost as much as the paint.
by MJ80
Thu Oct 27, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Throw it to the floor
Replies: 13
Views: 2675

Re: Throw it to the floor

You PVA lot messing with my dream of a perfect floor. Does make sense though. :-(
by MJ80
Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Throw it to the floor
Replies: 13
Views: 2675

Re: Throw it to the floor

Ill have a look into that. I'm going to put some anti slip or sharp sand in because my old place was lethal when it was a bit dusty or wet
by MJ80
Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Throw it to the floor
Replies: 13
Views: 2675

Throw it to the floor

I need some advice on floor paint for the workshop. I was looking at the epoxy paint but it's so expensive for the area. The barn is about 260 sqm. With the cleaner and primer it's silly money. I could pick some up when I come back to the UK if it's cheaper, but I'm asking myself do I really need to...
by MJ80
Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Push to open hinges and soft close
Replies: 9
Views: 1773

Re: Push to open hinges and soft close

I don't think they exist. I had a similar problem a few years ago. If I remember to ended up using the grass tipmatic? hinges a few times as they have a nice action. The problem with push to open is the closing as a lot need the piston in the cab to be reset to be ready to spring it again when it's ...
by MJ80
Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:33 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cockbeads
Replies: 2
Views: 909

Re: Cockbeads

Whitehill 195
by MJ80
Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: New Kitchen Window Advise
Replies: 15
Views: 2321

Re: New Kitchen Window Advise

I had a bit of a fiasco when I sold my house because I had fitted the windows myself and I'm not fensra registered so they didn't have a certificate. Had to get a waiver that cost about £50. Silly thing is I did all the windows in the house when I renovated and did the extension, but they were not c...
by MJ80
Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Fixings
Replies: 6
Views: 1350

Re: Fixings

Hi Nick, I had a similar situation and used the self thread cutting masonry frame screws with great success. If the plasterboard has been properly dotted and dabbed I wouldnt worry about the cabinet breaking it, its got a pretty reasonable capacity for load over a spread area. I have also cut letter...

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