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by Meccarroll
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Working with 4mm Ply
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Re: Working with 4mm Ply

Yes 4mm ply is rather thin and can bend, more so with cheap poor quality ply too. Without drawings is difficult to determine what you are actually doing with the cut out parts apart from forming the profile of a gun from laminated ply. You probably can't post pictures but they help people understand...
by Meccarroll
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Planer thicknesser quandry.
Replies: 6
Views: 57

Re: Planer thicknesser quandry.

I started with an aluminium built 250mm DeWalt planer thicknesser which did the job but was slow, I upgraded to a 300mm cast iron Holtztec planer thicknesser (same as Startrite) which is a better machine by far but still slow as its cutting depth is limited to 3mm at a time. The surface tables have ...
by Meccarroll
Wed May 27, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Dewalt dw50 planer/thicknesser
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Dewalt dw50 planer/thicknesser

I used to own one of these many years ago but never had your problem. Is there any way to make an adjustment on the actual cutting block or is it permanently fixed?
by Meccarroll
Mon May 25, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Eurocyliner lock
Replies: 10
Views: 209

Re: Eurocyliner lock

These should help. Just check your backseat when ordering.
The backset is the horizontal distance from the edge of a door to the centre of a lockset; thus, the distance a lockset is 'set back' from the edge of a door is called its backset. It's usually around 44mm and 57mm.



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by Meccarroll
Mon May 25, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Eurocyliner lock
Replies: 10
Views: 209

Re: Eurocyliner lock

The euro cylinder only needs to be long enough so it is flush with any door furniture such as cover plates handles etc. It's not too difficult to get right. Perhaps the biggest problem will be matching any cover plates finishes with the existing finish of the handles stc in your house. Any decent ca...
by Meccarroll
Sun May 24, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Eurocyliner lock
Replies: 10
Views: 209

Re: Eurocyliner lock

ironmongerydirect.co.uk ? As above or screwfix will have them. There will be a screw (sometimes behind a faceplate fitted to the case) which holds the euro cylinder in place. If there is a faceplate, take the faceplate off then undo the screw and pull out the euro cylinder. You may have to turn the...
by Meccarroll
Sun May 24, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Does anyone recognise this unit ?
Replies: 13
Views: 724

Re: Does anyone recognise this unit ?

bathroom wall unit.png TIA Yes it's a wall unit LoL! You must have been a consultant in an earlier life, Mark ! A shepherd was herding his flock in a remote pasture when suddenly a brand-new BMW advanced out of the dust cloud towards him. The driver, a young man in a Broni suit, Gucci shoes, Ray Ba...
by Meccarroll
Sun May 24, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Does anyone recognise this unit ?
Replies: 13
Views: 724

Re: Does anyone recognise this unit ?

thatsnotafestool wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:10 pm
bathroom wall unit.png

TIA
Yes it's a wall unit LoL!
by Meccarroll
Fri May 15, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Question on cutting
Replies: 4
Views: 252

Re: Question on cutting

9fingers wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 8:05 am
Use your existing method to cut an undersized opening. Cut to final size with a template and guide bush on the router. This will leave radiussed corners which can be squared out with a wide sharp chisel.
Bob
That's how I would do it too.
by Meccarroll
Thu May 07, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Small Business Grant Fund Grants...........
Replies: 21
Views: 1248

Re: Small Business Grant Fund Grants...........

mark270981 wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 8:29 am
I think I will explore it all further tomorrow

Thank you for taking your time on this it’s much appreciated
Really sorry to hear what you are experiencing Mark.

I might help if you contact your local MP they can sometimes step in to help.

All the best.
by Meccarroll
Sat May 02, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Round groove in dowel.
Replies: 5
Views: 295

Re: Round groove in dowel.

Another way if you have a router table you could make a hinged jig. Hold the peg in the jig then use the hinged jig to safely drop the peg onto the cutter. Quick and clean once you have made the jig.
by Meccarroll
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Gothic arch architrave
Replies: 26
Views: 1663

Re: Gothic arch architrave

jfc wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:17 pm
Looks like this job is on . Great fun !
Photos please Jason, if you can.
by Meccarroll
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: The Halo to fight Covid - 19
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Re: The Halo to fight Covid - 19

Leveller has posted that he is already doing this. Just took a look at my workshop to see if it might be viable and it's in such a mess :lol: It's a v.good idea Jason and if it's possible then I'd be happy to do my bit. The only thing is that PPE has to be clean and although my workshop is fine for ...
by Meccarroll
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Recent Staircase
Replies: 11
Views: 1032

Re: Recent Staircase

Fantastic Job! I particularly like how you curved the handrail on the bottom newel to to blend in with the newel on the basement, clever bit of thinking there. This shows true craftsmanship and you have at your fingertips. Well done!
by Meccarroll
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Recent Staircase
Replies: 11
Views: 1032

Re: Recent Staircase

That's fantastic. How did you make the balustrades ? SWMBO wants me to replace the newels and balustrades with something similar. Where are you based...as I think I'm chickening out seeing the quality of your work. https://live.staticflickr.com/8344/29288178494_478d7ea22e_o.png Is this your current...
by Meccarroll
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Basic tools?
Replies: 2
Views: 370

Re: Basic tools?

Not exactly sure how you will buy tools for DIY, given the current environment, with people being advised to stay at home except for essential daily exercise and food shopping. Having said that it may be possible to still buy tools online and have them delivered, that might be the safest option at t...
by Meccarroll
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Beginner Woodworker help.
Replies: 3
Views: 425

Re: Beginner Woodworker help.

Depending upon the thickness you require, you could always consider sheet materials like ply, chipboard and MDF which are not constrained in width. Use them and cut to the width you require from the sheet. All you then need to do is dress the edges. We all have to pay extra for non standard size tim...
by Meccarroll
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Mitre saw blade
Replies: 8
Views: 823

Re: Mitre saw blade

9fingers wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:44 am
Why not use a 30mm bore blade where there is far more choice and add a spacer to convert to 25 mm
Spacers are stocked by axminster amongst others
Bob
That is a good point. Would probably save a few pounds in the long run too!
by Meccarroll
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Looking for suitable tool
Replies: 8
Views: 883

Re: Looking for suitable tool

D90D799D-A094-49E2-83F9-A5B7993A163D.png Thank you for the picture. It is still not clear to me what you actually want to achieve? The picture you have posted does not look like any part of a log cabin to me. It is at least something to work by so cheers for posting. The grooves (ribbed part on the...
by Meccarroll
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Looking for suitable tool
Replies: 8
Views: 883

Re: Looking for suitable tool

A picture of what you are wanting to achieve would help with providing suitable answers. Is there a possibility you might provide a photo?
by Meccarroll
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Removing beeswax
Replies: 1
Views: 426

Re: Removing beeswax

Anthony Appleyard wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:09 pm
Watching some of the "catching stray honeybee nests" beekeeping videos on Youtube will show examples of the wax marks left on wood where bees have made and attached wax honeycomb and a beekeeper has removed it. How can such wax marks be removed?
I'd try searching the answer on :arrow: utube
by Meccarroll
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Gothic arch architrave
Replies: 26
Views: 1663

Re: Gothic arch architrave

My thinking was if i have the power feed pushing against the fence and pointing slightly towards the machine bed then it would push the work both ways and keep the work tight to the curved bed and the fence while feeding forward . I will only be using the spindle to do the moulding on the curved bl...
by Meccarroll
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Gothic arch architrave
Replies: 26
Views: 1663

Re: Gothic arch architrave

Jason PLEASE NOTE!! GIVE YOUR TEMPLATES A LEAD IN, front and back edge! You need a lead in on your template, enough lead in in front of the timber so it holds well against the fence before the cutter starts to cut into the timber. Otherwise the cutter can snatch the wood and draw it into the cutter...
by Meccarroll
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Gothic arch architrave
Replies: 26
Views: 1663

Re: Gothic arch architrave

Cheers for the pictures mate . I'm gonna have to have a go at this even if its just for fun :D Is there a reason both of you dont use a power feed to do this ? 1. You don't need power feed 2. Power feed moves forward or in reverse. That is to say a Power feed moves the workpiece in a straight line ...
by Meccarroll
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Gothic arch architrave
Replies: 26
Views: 1663

Re: Gothic arch architrave

Such a neat, controlled and moreover safe way of doing it. Thx for posting, Mark Cheers Roger, I do like doing curved work on a spindle moulder but direction of the grain changes as you pass the wood through the spindle so you have to take care to keep those fingers out of the way in case to wood s...
by Meccarroll
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Gothic arch architrave
Replies: 26
Views: 1663

Re: Gothic arch architrave

This is an example of a water drip being moulded on a curved section of cill using a cradle (Sled) and spindle moulder.
by Meccarroll
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Gothic arch architrave
Replies: 26
Views: 1663

Re: Gothic arch architrave

Next I use the cradle and do the moulding on the spindle moulder.
by Meccarroll
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Gothic arch architrave
Replies: 26
Views: 1663

Re: Gothic arch architrave

Next stage is to pin the template onto the wood and mould to shape using a spindle moulder and ring fence.
by Meccarroll
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Gothic arch architrave
Replies: 26
Views: 1663

Re: Gothic arch architrave

I am building a CNC Router ( when the parts arrive from China? ) so I can do templates for this type of work but I usually make a cradle like Leveller does for deep sections as it's a lot safer. 1. First I make the templates using a router and trammel. NEXT 2. Mark the wood using the template and cu...
by Meccarroll
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Tool advice.
Replies: 30
Views: 1750

Re: Tool advice.

Hi read a few suggestions on here and all are relevant. I started with a single garage and few machines and coule make windows, doors etc. The more machinery I purchased the less space I had to work in. So I needed to go bigger! I now have an area of 6x8m and find it cramped at times so as Jason sai...
by Meccarroll
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: CNC Building for woodwork
Replies: 45
Views: 4231

Re: CNC Building for woodwork

Mark, you might find this site useful when buying from far flung places. http://parcelsapp.com/en/tracking Often they provide more info than Ali-Express themselves. Bob Thank's for the info Bob, it's nice to get a bit of feedback. I have found that some Chinese sellers on ebay also sell on AliExpre...
by Meccarroll
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: CNC Building for woodwork
Replies: 45
Views: 4231

Re: CNC Building for woodwork

Made some more purchases for the CNC Router build, Spindle & VDF also a Set of Stepper Motors with Drivers. First the Spindle and VDF I have been looking at videos on Utube and read a lot of threads in CNC forums about Chinese Spindles and VDF's and come to the conclusion that most DIY builds use th...
by Meccarroll
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Jigsaw recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 566

Re: Jigsaw recommendations

Took a look at the Bosch and Erbauer and out of the two I would go for the Erbauer. If at all possible, consider paying a little more so you have more choice. Things that make cutting a lot easier are: 1. Variable speed (allows you to alter the speed to suite different materials. 2. Adjustable Pendu...
by Meccarroll
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Jigsaw recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 566

Re: Jigsaw recommendations

Pendulum action means the blade will swing back then forward like a clock pendulum. A Jigsaw in normally move the blade up then down to make a cutting action, if you add pendulum then you add a swing to the movement which helps to clear wood rapidly. Using pendulum action usually makes the cut quick...
by Meccarroll
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: CNC Building for woodwork
Replies: 45
Views: 4231

Re: CNC Building for woodwork

Hi all, After spending a lot of time thinking about buying or building a CNC Router I have decided to buy a Mechanical Kit from AliExpress and build using my own selection of components. This is the Mechanical kit I chose: workbee.jpg I purchased it when it was on offer with a -7% discount. I also p...
by Meccarroll
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Advice on buying first set of Chisels (Gouges, staight, V, etc)?
Replies: 3
Views: 1169

Re: Advice on buying first set of Chisels (Gouges, staight, V, etc)?

I have been using hand tools for over 44 years professionally and used to buy Stanley Black Handle Chisels (New). The chisels that I have found to be reasonable at holding an edge and that don't cost a fortune are: Marples Chisels with Yellow handles (red streak in them) are quite good, also Stanley...
by Meccarroll
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Making a 120mm dia hole....
Replies: 4
Views: 1013

Re: Making a 120mm dia hole....

thatsnotafestool wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:49 pm
They want to cut it into 1m lengths and then make a hole 120mm down the middle and about 300mm + deep.
Any ideas ?
Sounds intriguing and I doubt I'd know the answer Roger but I don't quite get the bit about 300mm + deep and 120mm down the middle :?:
by Meccarroll
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Resurfacing a coffee table
Replies: 13
Views: 1100

Re: Resurfacing a coffee table

If you use the right sandpaper for each stage of sanding it will make life a lot easier. Before you do any sanding clean the surface with white spirit first to remove any wax or other residue because this will clog the sandpaper and prevent you from making much progress. I have not had any problem u...
by Meccarroll
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Set of circular segmental steps - FINISHED
Replies: 42
Views: 4439

Re: Set of circular segmental steps - FINISHED

Very POSH! :mrgreen: