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by MJ80
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Past project
Replies: 383
Views: 4932

Re: Past project

I've been finding this really interesting to follow along
by MJ80
Fri Mar 26, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Past project
Replies: 383
Views: 4932

Re: Past project

I feel like having a go for a test.
by MJ80
Sat Mar 13, 2021 6:55 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Past project
Replies: 383
Views: 4932

Re: Past project

That's really nice
by MJ80
Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Lantern in Green Oak
Replies: 3
Views: 641

Re: Lantern in Green Oak

Nice job
by MJ80
Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Compact sliding table saw choices.
Replies: 10
Views: 1031

Re: Compact sliding table saw choices.

It's a great saw, arm stays ban on accurate when you need to take it off for ripping long sheets or timber. It's a really reliable good joinery saw. I sold.it for a bigger slider because I got fed up taking the arm off as I did a lot of sheets and also used the slider to straight edge timber. If you...
by MJ80
Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Compact sliding table saw choices.
Replies: 10
Views: 1031

Re: Compact sliding table saw choices.

The little SCM is a great saw, 1600 slider. Nova 300s I think, wish I never sold mine.

https://jmjwood.co.uk/products/scm-si-3 ... panelsaw-1

What is it you are making?
by MJ80
Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Planer thicknesser choices
Replies: 27
Views: 1374

Re: Planer thicknesser choices

Thats a bit rich for that machine. I have an SCM minimax fs410 with the tersa block. Its OK but the lifting the tables and moving the thicknesser is a pita. I'm on the lookout for a seperate thicknesser to get round this. The machine has pretty long beds that make life so much easier. The green sedg...
by MJ80
Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Staircase upgrade ..
Replies: 113
Views: 4165

Re: Staircase upgrade

I would pre drill them for a hefty dowel then cut them, them put the dowel in for the joint. Round spindles would be simpler.
by MJ80
Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Staircase upgrade ..
Replies: 113
Views: 4165

Re: Staircase upgrade

But a continuous rail has no newels...so how do you stop it falling off the top of the spindles ..OK...I'm being a dumb clucx, I know :oops: The are fitted to the treads first then into the handrail. They can be dowelled or drilled into the handrail. Match the end of spindle diameter with a forster...
by MJ80
Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Planer thicknesser choices
Replies: 27
Views: 1374

Re: Planer thicknesser choices

Mine old one had the 2 knife block, you just need to take is low but the finish is good. If I remember rightly it had rollers as well on the thicknessing bed. The tables are pretty short and extensions are a must. David - make up your own extensions, the aigner ones ate great, I have a couple; but t...
by MJ80
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: MDF Faced Blockboard
Replies: 4
Views: 464

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: 464

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: 729

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: 729

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: 729

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: 1599

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: 1599

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: 781

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: 1593

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: 800

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: 1155

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: 1155

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: 1510

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: 1442

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: 1199

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: 2010

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: 2010

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: 2010

Re: Aquamac cutter

Non Le Bosche land
by MJ80
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Aquamac cutter
Replies: 9
Views: 2010

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: 2010

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: 1537

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: 3425

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: 3425

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: 1129

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: 2450

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: 19
Views: 6392

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: 1829

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: 2024

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: 2738

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: 2738

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.