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by sargan
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Dust Extract adapter
Replies: 1
Views: 275

Dust Extract adapter

Need help with a dust extract adapter. I have a workshop dust extractor - via a cyclonic separator ... which has a flexible 50mm pipe .. and fitted onto the end a rubber adapter than allows it to fit neatly onto a 40 mm male spigot. That means I can happily use it with several of my power tools dire...
by sargan
Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Routers & Bits
Replies: 0
Views: 1047

Routers & Bits

I have 2 different TREND routers and an assorted set of 8mm & 1/2" shank bits. I have used TREND Rust Buster and always sprayed bits with this after use - and occasionally on the telescopic support rods of the routers. Finally the free sprays I had have run out ... is it worth buying the TR...
by sargan
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Router job - possibly
Replies: 6
Views: 1792

Re: Router job - possibly

OK I have the CRB
https://www.trenddirectuk.com/crb?gclid ... GwodKV4Htw

Assume you mean using by setting a temporarytimber along face - parallel to edge and running guide along there with router offset?
by sargan
Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Router job - possibly
Replies: 6
Views: 1792

Re: Router job - possibly

I thought about planing .. just saw risk of gouging face of sheet.
by sargan
Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Router job - possibly
Replies: 6
Views: 1792

Router job - possibly

I have an 8x4 sheet which I have edged with oak strip .... the strip was about 3/16 wider than sheet thickness. Set it flush on front .... so want to trim flush the back ... Initially I thought I could use a bearing guided flush trimmer bit .... but don't think holding router in horizontal plane wit...
by sargan
Mon May 01, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Workbench project
Replies: 5
Views: 1590

Re: Workbench project

Onky reason I thought about 'not' adding it. Was that the router table has melamine top, large made to fit fence ..and I have Trend clamp system that fits its width. I would lose all that . Have thought of adding router table to the end of new tabke and have it so that it that hinged up ... but fold...
by sargan
Mon May 01, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Workbench project
Replies: 5
Views: 1590

Re: Workbench project

You mean screw up with no glue? I have a router table ... (build using TREND plate) I have thought of building that into this table ... but as I have already built fence, faced with melamine etc. ... thought instead I would simply adapt into a cabinet, so that the height matches this table ....could...
by sargan
Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Workbench project
Replies: 5
Views: 1590

Workbench project

Decided to build a sturdy workbench, specifically to take my chop saw and saw table. The saw table often fails to get used as it is so difficult with large materials ….trestle supports often topple. By having a decent width of table and a long outfeed support of the bench top … should make things a ...
by sargan
Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Making small disc with a router
Replies: 3
Views: 1146

Making small disc with a router

Looking for a bit of advice. I need to cut out a 170mm disc from 20mm mdf. I have used the standard trammel arm which came with my router to do larger diameters .. don’t think it suitable for small diameters. I have a Trend T11 which I can also fit into my router table, and a Trend T5. Anybody any s...
by sargan
Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Build a saw table
Replies: 0
Views: 1016

Build a saw table

New project time … fed up of saw table and chopsaw having to be dragged out, and lack of infeed / outfeed area. Going to build 72” x 36” work bench with chop saw & table saw mounted ‘in’ the bench. Something like: http://makezine.com/2014/06/14/building-your-workbench/ or http://www.instructable...
by sargan
Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Record Power Bandsaw
Replies: 1
Views: 802

Record Power Bandsaw

I have a Record Power SBS250 bandsaw ... I don't use it much, once maybe twice a year for around 30 minutes ... but every year (or so it seems) when I do want to use it the rubber tyres on the outside of the drive wheels are snapped. When you look at them the rubber seems to have deteriorates and ha...
by sargan
Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Cyclone dust seperator - creation
Replies: 0
Views: 1035

Cyclone dust seperator - creation

I have a pretty powerful extract system available in my garage (BEAM whole house vac), but this puts huge volumes of shaving & dust down the pipes …. So thought about installing a Cyclone-separator … some call them dual bucket separators – in my case the BEAM would be the 2nd bucket. I had been ...
by sargan
Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Wood pellets
Replies: 2
Views: 1020

Wood pellets

Have to fix about 150 screws into treated softwood ......using screw & pellet fixing. Instead of making the pellets .... after a suggestion here - decided to buy them. As I had used pressure treated tanalized wood ... didn't want to use untreated pellets ......... No problem send them some off c...
by sargan
Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Screw & Plug fixing
Replies: 8
Views: 1789

Re: Screw & Plug fixing

No - the method of fixing has been decided and screws already purchased.

An option is whether a single screw on centreline of brick ... every 600mm may be 'enough'
by sargan
Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Screw & Plug fixing
Replies: 8
Views: 1789

Re: Screw & Plug fixing

agree ... just need to confirm the way forward for treated wood ......... if it works I'll buy them.
Saves cost of 1/2" cutting tool as well :-)
by sargan
Tue Feb 16, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Screw & Plug fixing
Replies: 8
Views: 1789

Re: Screw & Plug fixing

That looks like a cheaper version of the TCT one I gave in the link
with plug cutte: http://tinyurl.com/jm8qv65
by sargan
Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Screw & Plug fixing
Replies: 8
Views: 1789

Screw & Plug fixing

Apologies if this is a bit long .... looking for some advice on plug & screw fixing. I have a large quantity of raised garden beds ... so effectively a 100 wide brick wall. I will be fixing 5mm plastic spacers to maintain an airgap (keep wood off brick) ...... end result will be: http://tinyurl....
by sargan
Sat Dec 05, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Coverring / hiding screws
Replies: 2
Views: 1221

Re: Coverring / hiding screws

The timber is 50mm x 270mm (taper sawn to about 35mm x 270) Was thinking of a fixing every 600 mm .. the fixing is to standard 110mm wide bricks, wood will overhang bring ~10mm so a single fixing in centre of brick ~ 65mm in from edge of wood. The screws are plated - but not stainless, so will proba...
by sargan
Sat Dec 05, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Coverring / hiding screws
Replies: 2
Views: 1221

Coverring / hiding screws

Week before last asked some advice on how to fix Tanalized 50mm thick wood capping onto brick/block wall. (60m of it) http://www.woodworkuk.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=12570&e=1&view=unread#unread Final decision is to fit with Concrete screws .. Frame Screws http://tinyurl.com/h9uu7y...
by sargan
Sat Nov 28, 2015 4:46 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: External joinery
Replies: 6
Views: 1656

Re: External joinery

I'll have to see if I can buy a load of 5mm spares at least 100mm wide (do you know of any ?) and it would seem good to put one under each fixing screw. (edit) Screwfix sell packs of 5mm spacers so I'll go get.
by sargan
Sat Nov 28, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: External joinery
Replies: 6
Views: 1656

Re: External joinery

That is a sensible idea. I could even fix first then plane the end. Thanks. I have 2 other questions appreciate advice on. 1) Just collected the 150mm frame screws .. assume will couterbore & plug to hide. What fixing centres should I be using ? 600mm .. 900mm ? 2) Undecided about putting dpc be...
by sargan
Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: External joinery
Replies: 6
Views: 1656

Re: External joinery

You misunderstood ...must be my description, my question is not about the cladding ... I will be fitting that exactly as you describe.

The question on mitres (or not) refers to the horizontal taper sawn capping wood. Which I will screw down ...trying to find best way to deal with corners.
by sargan
Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: External joinery
Replies: 6
Views: 1656

External joinery

I have around 60m of raised beds in the garden .. I have had taper sawn tanalized boards to create a top 'capping' .... not cheap at just under £500 Counter battens on dpc fixed to wall, then Thermowood cladding : http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx351/Tafflad/garden/capping_zps69lm06vl.jpg Be fix...
by sargan
Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:02 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Wood Glue choice
Replies: 9
Views: 2768

Re: Wood Glue choice

...There's a variety of liquid PU containing an additive that significantly improves its water resistance ... .... almost all PU off the shelf are D4 rated, so no need for special additive. The issue is, if our foams to fill a gap, that is a weak point. Foam =bubbles, =failure point. I have never c...
by sargan
Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Wood Glue choice
Replies: 9
Views: 2768

Re: Wood Glue choice

OK .. job carried out yesterday ... used some West System Epoxy I had left over form a boat job I did 2 years ago. (had forgot about it) Joints were very good hand scraped finish ... now had to cross abrade with 60 grit to allow glue penetration. Mixed up epoxy and coated mating surfaces ....let it ...
by sargan
Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Wood Glue choice
Replies: 9
Views: 2768

Re: Wood Glue choice

A scarf joint is traditionally a wedged joint why glue it at all? Further you need to think about the chemical reaction between tanalised wood and glue I have seen many variants of a Ridge Scarf joint, wedged, tennon & wedge, non wedged, sliding scarf etc. Why am I gluing .... strength & ha...
by sargan
Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:47 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Wood Glue choice
Replies: 9
Views: 2768

Re: Wood Glue choice

Well this is Tanalized softwood ... and I want it to last for years. Joints will be close ... but not perfect .... I have some West System Epoxy, use it on fibreglass projects ... and the microfibre filler .... just concerned about mess on wood, and it standing out .... project will be oiled after c...
by sargan
Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:23 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Wood Glue choice
Replies: 9
Views: 2768

Wood Glue choice

On a large Pergola project ... requires me to join some 8x2 beams end to end to get the 9.4m lengths I need. They are supported every 6' by being screwed (& glued) to 4x4 posts, so no worries about deflection. I have started on the joints and am using (and taking a long time to make) stopped sca...

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