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by Louis84
Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Tulipwood or unsorted
Replies: 42
Views: 9876

Re: Tulipwood or unsorted

As some have suggested, I would deffinitely use finger jointed / laminated softwood for any internal work like that. Nice and straight, planes up beautifully. I was not that impressed with tulipwood. It bowed, swelled, expanded and shrunk. Only ever seen it used for skirts, archs and small cabinets ...
by Louis84
Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Best place to buy Tersa blades
Replies: 1
Views: 748

Best place to buy Tersa blades

As the title says really. Where is the best place? Think I got ripped off on my last set. Where do you lot get yours from?


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by Louis84
Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Creating a joinery price list
Replies: 7
Views: 2499

Creating a joinery price list

How many of you have created a price list for your own records, so you don't have to keep pricing up similar items over and over again. I'm starting to create a structured database as so I can refer to when pricing anything up. Mainly Windows, doors, screens & alcove wardrobes / cupboards The sub se...
by Louis84
Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:56 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: spiral sash balance
Replies: 11
Views: 3559

Re: spiral sash balance

I can now confirm that offsetting the groove works fine. I started the groove 10 mm from the front of the sash and it cut through less than half my joint.
by Louis84
Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: spiral sash balance
Replies: 11
Views: 3559

Re: spiral sash balance

I have been making the same with spiral balances just this week. My sections are 55 x 55. I actually offset the groove in the sash so it misses most of the joint. Fingers crossed it doesn't cause any issues with balancing. Top notch joiner - how do you manage a 10mm flat with double glazed units? Su...
by Louis84
Sun Dec 07, 2014 3:06 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: gouge or adze
Replies: 3
Views: 2391

Re: gouge or adze

if you don't want to spend any money then a gauge is your best bet.
by Louis84
Sun Dec 07, 2014 2:58 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Woodworking books
Replies: 6
Views: 2056

Re: Woodworking books

I have a joinery book By George Ellis which is about the zillionth edition and is often referred to as "The Bible". Nothing better than a quiet few hours, flicking through it and thinking "jesus I wish someone would pay me to do work like this" Then realise.... They do! Go to book for anything fancy
by Louis84
Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:50 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Listed building windows in the High Court
Replies: 25
Views: 5458

Re: Listed building windows in the High Court

Mildy off topic but still in the realm ...... My local glass company told me the other day that different councils or those working on behalf of building control, have different regs for what your glass U-values should be. Really? There are loads of jobs where I could really do with using a 20mm uni...
by Louis84
Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:56 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: External Folding Sliding (Bifold) Doors - loads of WIP pics
Replies: 27
Views: 18953

Re: External Folding Sliding (Bifold) Doors - loads of WIP

Superb! Bravo! Well done!

How many hours in total did it take?
by Louis84
Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:56 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: morrells 440 fighting advice
Replies: 8
Views: 2486

Re: morrells 440 fighting advice

I don't know what Morells is like in other places but in Leicester they are a right bunch of unhelpful ar*%holes. One bloke tells me they can deliver on the same day, another tells me "no chance". Sarcastic & un-helpful. Thats the impression I always seem to get after a phone conversation with them
by Louis84
Sat Nov 15, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Raised panels
Replies: 11
Views: 3098

Re: Raised panels

It appears I have repeated myself! Dammit!
by Louis84
Sat Nov 15, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Raised panels
Replies: 11
Views: 3098

Re: Raised panels

Well, I completed it today. Came out a treat and have some photos. I used a router to take out the waste and create 'steps' up the field. Then smoothed it off with a low angle block plane and a bullnose.
by Louis84
Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Raised panels
Replies: 11
Views: 3098

Re: Raised panels

I started the raised panel today using a method that we used at college. Cut out the main excess waste on the saw and then use a router create steps for the 'field', then finish off with a bullnose plane.

I just thought there were other ways. Lavely
by Louis84
Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:17 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Raised panels
Replies: 11
Views: 3098

Re: Raised panels

Planey thing you say. Fascinating. Oh how vintage! I'll be like our fathers, fathers, fathers.

Probably rough out the field with a router as it's a rather large sapele panel
by Louis84
Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:38 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Raised panels
Replies: 11
Views: 3098

Raised panels

I have some deep raised panels to make and I want the distance from the edge to the central 'raised' part to be quite large. I can't find any cutters that I think will be big enough so I am going to make them by hand. I have seen one video on youtube which seems to be the best way to do it, making a...
by Louis84
Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:07 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Chop saw or RAS?
Replies: 14
Views: 3278

Re: Chop saw or RAS?

Bosch has a larger cut capacity and is cheaper. Don't get me wrong, I love the festools that I own, but I cannot deny that the bosch is more suited towards needs. Today is my birthday, I may just order it now! Treat myself!
by Louis84
Wed Nov 05, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Time to replace the battery drill
Replies: 24
Views: 4131

Re: Time to replace the battery drill

Bosch. Had mine a few years now. No probs
by Louis84
Wed Nov 05, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Chop saw or RAS?
Replies: 14
Views: 3278

Re: Chop saw or RAS?

I have read all comments, considered and made a descision - chop saw it is.
by Louis84
Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Chop saw or RAS?
Replies: 14
Views: 3278

Re: Chop saw or RAS?

I have never owned a RAS. But all shops have them. I can't help think though they are a thing of the past. An old mans stubborn dream. Large SCMS are so much more versatile. Or am I missing something? Here's my needs: Space saving Mitre cuts for beads Cross cuts for rough sawn timber Repeat 9 Degree...
by Louis84
Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Chop saw or RAS?
Replies: 14
Views: 3278

Chop saw or RAS?

I desperately need a cross cut saw in my workshop for cutting rough sawn timbers to length before plane up. I also don't have much space left. A RAS would be good, but would a large chopsaw be better and more versatile?(I'm currently eyeballing a Bosch 12 GDL). Can even break it down for site work w...
by Louis84
Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Brazilian Mahogany door finishes
Replies: 5
Views: 2226

Re: Brazilian Mahogany door finishes

That post box looks awesome. Really brings out the elusive sapele grains.
by Louis84
Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: old pine flooring
Replies: 3
Views: 1378

Re: old pine flooring

I don't think anything would be gained from putting a finish on and sanding it back off. I did mine recently and used some Osmo poly-x with a honey tint. Very pleased with the results, comes in various different satin / matt finishes.
by Louis84
Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Stick on glazing beads and bars
Replies: 13
Views: 3734

Re: Stick on glazing beads and bars

I walk into this shop, yeah, and I say "gimme some glazin' tape, 1mm thick" and he says "'ow menneh?" and I'm like "5 rolls" and ees like "£20" and i'm all "cheers....theeya!"
by Louis84
Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Felder or Minimax
Replies: 12
Views: 4136

Re: Felder or Minimax

Separates. My shop is only 700 sqft but everything is separate. Picking a scenario off the top of my head - making plant in glazing beads for double glazed sash's involves marking off one timber, trim on panel saw, run scribe through tenonner, run through spindle moulder. Next glazing bead - same ag...
by Louis84
Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:16 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Belfast undermount sink
Replies: 23
Views: 4930

Re: Belfast undermount sink

Of course it doesn't work. Nothing is ideal about having a timber worktop surrounding a sink. But it's a damn site better than nothing.
by Louis84
Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:11 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Capillary grooves in sash's
Replies: 26
Views: 6823

Re: Capillary grooves in sash's

Water can travel upwards?? So up down left & right? AAAARRRRGGGHHHH. I remembered why I do still run a groove along the top - like leveller I use AQ21. If water is sitting on the top of a casement, and you open her up (oO er), then water will fall down at the point of the AQ21 and could spill inside...
by Louis84
Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Belfast undermount sink
Replies: 23
Views: 4930

Re: Belfast undermount sink

Don't forget your sloping grooves on the top which let the water run back into the sink. Good times......NAAAAAT
by Louis84
Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Belfast undermount sink
Replies: 23
Views: 4930

Re: Belfast undermount sink

Number 3 with drip groove, all the way, oh yeah
by Louis84
Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Capillary grooves in sash's
Replies: 26
Views: 6823

Re: Capillary grooves in sash's

Interesting. When I say sash I mean casement, festool. The casements are flush with the frame when closed
by Louis84
Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Capillary grooves in sash's
Replies: 26
Views: 6823

Capillary grooves in sash's

Just wondering on people's opinions on this. I always run a capillary groove all the way round opening sash's / casements. I always wonder weather it's a good idea or not to run it along the top of the sash as water will essentially just sit there. Then again if you don't, it's just gonna sit on top...
by Louis84
Mon Sep 22, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: W14 Joinery Show @ NEC
Replies: 24
Views: 5027

W14 Joinery Show @ NEC

Is anyone going to this or have been before?

Keep getting loads of invites to it an wondering if its worth it.

Basically are they giving away goods at silly prices.
by Louis84
Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Getting work/commisions
Replies: 8
Views: 2557

Re: Getting work/commisions

Just one local trade mag for me. Half page colour every 3 months for £125 a pot. Easily pays for itself. The rest is like everyone else, word of mouth. It's easy when your on your own as you don't need much work to stay busy all year. Couple of big projects and everything else gets filled by the sma...
by Louis84
Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Nobody else to tell.
Replies: 11
Views: 3429

Re: Nobody else to tell.

HAHAHA nearly spat my food out then. I knew something "unhelpful" was going to be behind the door but a STEAMROOM?? Beggars belief. Honestly, most people think movement in timber is a myth!
by Louis84
Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Priceing
Replies: 49
Views: 12880

Re: Priceing

I charge my day rate to the nearest half day. I add 40% to timber and glass (20% if good customers) 20% to any other materials. Sometimes you look at an invoice, after pricing it and think " Jesus I can't charge that, it looks too high" Stick to it. "It is what it is" as they say. And then realise t...
by Louis84
Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Need some knobs
Replies: 6
Views: 1751

Re: Need some knobs

Can't you blag with these? http://www.ironmongerydirect.co.uk/prod ... nob/233749" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Louis84
Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Workshop share - Leicestershire
Replies: 0
Views: 788

Workshop share - Leicestershire

Good morning people, Not been on in a while, been setting up my workshop for the past forever and a day and keeping my head above water. However it is now all done and shweet. I was wondering if anyone would be interested in part-renting my workshop, with access and availability to you at the weeken...
by Louis84
Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: correct nails for glazing beading
Replies: 15
Views: 3141

Re: correct nails for glazing beading

I picked up a nice duo from rutlands. A 23g & 18g nailer for less than £100 if I remember correctly. Came with a nice starter selection of nails too. Absolutely love them and even take the compressor on site and am doing away with the cordless hitachi 16g nailer
by Louis84
Thu May 29, 2014 7:19 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Things
Replies: 0
Views: 861

Things

I'm after...... Modern blocks for my multico tenoner. Mine are the old style and mega fun / deadly Metal insert rings for Wadkin EP spindle moulder RAS saw capable of cutting 4" timber and bevels both ways Spindle tooling - Adjustable groovers (preferred but will still take fixed sizes) Block to cut...
by Louis84
Mon May 26, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: New Workshop
Replies: 19
Views: 7746

Re: New Workshop

Looking good. Must get the second floor in my workshop on the go!
by Louis84
Thu May 08, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Hardwood floor over laminate
Replies: 1
Views: 878

Hardwood floor over laminate

Im just about to set off to my mates in manchester to fit a floating hardwood bamboo floor. I've just thought.....His flat is on the 5th floor and has lino in the kitchen area. Do I need to take up this lino? It would be easier to leave it on, and go straight over the top. Then I thought....do I eve...