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by Meccarroll
Mon May 20, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Guidance on pricing window repairs please
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: Guidance on pricing window repairs please

First one is a complete new window frame, The box-frame is also a complete new window but the others you could splice repair and make new sashes...... Cost is always a factor mate but there comes a time when the clients need to put their hands in their pockets and pay for a proper job. Well you are...
by Meccarroll
Wed May 15, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Guidance on pricing window repairs please
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Guidance on pricing window repairs please

Hi all I have been mainly working on site (Day work so not priced) for about three years and got totally out of pricing joinery repairs. I have been asked to price for some window repairs see pics below: 1. First one is a single glazed storm proof sash. Looks like the cill needs replacing and two ja...
by Meccarroll
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sash Window Mastic
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: Sash Window Mastic

thatsnotafestool wrote: but the listing people missed us :D So we can do what the hell we like !


Until now that is :lol:
by Meccarroll
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Re: Sunburst Dining Table
Replies: 4
Views: 465

Re: Re: Sunburst Dining Table

There's a great WIP here, Mark, if you're interested. http://thewoodhaven2.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=3659 You're absolutely right...it's a beautiful piece Cheers for the link Roger, it's a very nice piece of furniture and it will be very interesting to read all about the making of if. Mark
by Meccarroll
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Re: Sunburst Dining Table
Replies: 4
Views: 465

Re: Sunburst Dining Table

First impressions are excellent, looks to be extremely well finished. The top is superb, v.nice.
by Meccarroll
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: driveway gates
Replies: 26
Views: 4119

Re: driveway gates

All looks very nice to my eyes. A very good job indeed!
by Meccarroll
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Remote control for 110V Site Vacuum?
Replies: 10
Views: 314

Re: Remote control for 110V Site Vacuum?

No Probs Mark You and other forum users are welcome to pick through what remains of my brain lol. You might find some helpful bits in here even though it is three phase. http://www.thewoodhaven2.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=3921 Bob Took a quick look at the link Bob, I think I'll have to sit down...
by Meccarroll
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Remote control for 110V Site Vacuum?
Replies: 10
Views: 314

Re: Remote control for 110V Site Vacuum?

If it helps, I could order the remote for you and investigate the wiring. I've possible got some 110v contactors here too. I'd rough wire it and then send it to you to stuff in a box with your 110v connectors. Would that help? Bob I'm slightly ahead on this already, I've ordered both items. I place...
by Meccarroll
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: iroko garden gate
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Re: iroko garden gate

Hi, if I use screws, I tend to use two screws per board and that is how I see it done mostly. If I was nailing a hardwood door I would probably lean toward using rose headed nails, two per board. Place any fixings on a diagonal, 45deg line. lowest fixing on the hinge side (bottom edge of board) top ...
by Meccarroll
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Remote control for 110V Site Vacuum?
Replies: 10
Views: 314

Re: Remote control for 110V Site Vacuum?

The you tube guy is basically on the right track but the soundtrack is full of little errors and crap presentation. The packaging is awful and no way is that sort of thing gonna get past a site inspector. You could start with one of these or similar ebay no 333008845847 a nice chunky contactor A 11...
by Meccarroll
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Remote control for 110V Site Vacuum?
Replies: 10
Views: 314

Re: Remote control for 110V Site Vacuum?

Here is a link to a Utube video, looks like it could be a US made video and I have made a check on the parts which I can buy from ebay.

The link: https://youtu.be/DODs-wL07OI
by Meccarroll
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Remote control for 110V Site Vacuum?
Replies: 10
Views: 314

Re: Remote control for 110V Site Vacuum?

Sorry Mark, only just seen this. Problem is 110v. most of these switches are plug in to 13amp socket so expect 240v ac in. 12v wireless switches exist but then you need a 110v wall wart type power supply. I think you are going to need to look over the pond and import something from USA as they will...
by Meccarroll
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: stair spindles
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: stair spindles

On site we don't usually use much adhesive just pin the strips between the spindles with panel pins and a small drop of PVA glue. You can put a small flat on the tip of the panel pin by tapping it with a hammer first. Flatting the pin tip helps to prevent splitting the small strip. If you wanted to ...
by Meccarroll
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Remote control for 110V Site Vacuum?
Replies: 10
Views: 314

Re: Remote control for 110V Site Vacuum?

BoB where are you?
by Meccarroll
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Advice on a Kitchen cabinet door - with divided panel
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: Advice on a Kitchen cabinet door - with divided panel

Looking at the door and panel arrangement it appears that the middle mullion is there to cover the gap made by the central groove between the panel. You could possibly obtain the same effect by simply applying a groove to the panel before assembly and doing away with the mullion. 1. You could make a...
by Meccarroll
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Remote control for 110V Site Vacuum?
Replies: 10
Views: 314

Remote control for 110V Site Vacuum?

Hi all, I recently purchased a site vacuum, Hilti VCU 40, rated at 1100w running on 110v power supply. The VCU vacuum does not have a power take off point for 110v tools, you have to do the switching manually. In any case when using battery operated tools an automatic function is of no use as these ...
by Meccarroll
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Hanging Doors - Any Tips??
Replies: 4
Views: 497

Re: Hanging Doors - Any Tips??

Unless the doors are hardwood I tend to cut the hinges out with a chisel, I find it quicker than setting up a router and messing about clamping a jig but that's just me. Using a router and jig is probably going to be the best option for most though. If the door is oversized I tend to offer it up to ...
by Meccarroll
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Dovetail Jig
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Re: Dovetail Jig

I'd think about buying a Leigh Dovetail Jig. You might have to pay between £250-£300 on ebay for a second hand one but they are the des-res of Dovetail Jigs and a re-sale is likely to recoup all of your original outlay.

Yes I use one and it's a great bit of kit.

Mark
by Meccarroll
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: FOX F50-800-110 Wet & Dry Vacuum
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: FOX F50-800-110 Wet & Dry Vacuum

Mark You could save your pennies and buy one of these £43.99 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SwitZer-Wet-and-Dry-Industrial-Vacuum-Cleaner-20-80L-1-2-3KW-Hoover-Steel-Tank/113355635951?hash=item1a6485bcef:m:mngu-oPZrvs6kBP_ukSnMKQ I've got one that I use with my Kapex. Does what it says on the tin. Also...
by Meccarroll
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: FOX F50-800-110 Wet & Dry Vacuum
Replies: 2
Views: 224

FOX F50-800-110 Wet & Dry Vacuum

Any one used a FOX F50-800-110 Wet & Dry Vacuum ? I need a vacuum or dust extractor for occasional site use mainly for my Dewalt Flip saw. I don't really want to pay a fortune as it's only occasional use at the moment about 4 hours a week and I could buy a new Fox as above for around £150 so jus...
by Meccarroll
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Roofing question
Replies: 15
Views: 1320

Re: Roofing question

A bit more information on floor timber sizes which may or may not be useful: https://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i448/meccyclinguk/Floor%20Joist/Floor1.jpg http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i448/meccyclinguk/Floor%20Joist/Floor%202.jpg http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i448/meccyclinguk/Floor%2...
by Meccarroll
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Roofing question
Replies: 15
Views: 1320

Re: Roofing question

promhandicam wrote:Thanks Mark. Very helpful.

Steve


Glad to help. Hope that finger repairs V.soon ;)
by Meccarroll
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Roofing question
Replies: 15
Views: 1320

Re: Roofing question

Same information as in the link I gave above. http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i448/meccyclinguk/Calcs%201.jpg http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i448/meccyclinguk/Calcs%202.jpg http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i448/meccyclinguk/Pic1.jpg http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i448/meccyclinguk/p...
by Meccarroll
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Roofing question
Replies: 15
Views: 1320

Re: Roofing question

The below link should help with recommended timber sizes and spacing for your roof (useful to consult). The floor is different but you can find recommended sizes online for your floor span if you want. We used to use a rule of thumb: 1. Span divided by two (convert this figure to inches) then add tw...
by Meccarroll
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Roofing question
Replies: 15
Views: 1320

Re: Roofing question

thatsnotafestool wrote:Why not pop over to TWH2 as we do have an expert onboard ! No, not me, silly.


That's very nice of you Roger!

LoL
by Meccarroll
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Roofing question
Replies: 15
Views: 1320

Re: Roofing question

Just another quick one: From what you wrote it sounds like the original binder and and 3 No hangers are primarily supporting the ceiling joist (stopping them from sagging in the middle and not a major support for the rafters). Collectively all the roof members help in supporting the roof and load bu...
by Meccarroll
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Roofing question
Replies: 15
Views: 1320

Re: Roofing question

Just a quickie: have you considered using a truss to support the purlin (locate it on the central pier)? 5.7m is quite a span for any purlin to cope with in timber. A central truss would half that. You could make the truss so it top edge sits on the same plane as the ceiling joist but bottom edge ha...
by Meccarroll
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Stair Design Software
Replies: 3
Views: 947

Re: Stair Design Software

Thank you for the replies chaps, I will look at them all. I am a bit of a dabbler where joinery is concerned, as most of the time I'm on site but I am fascinated by stairs for some reason and the software fascinates me too!

Many thanks.
by Meccarroll
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Stair Design Software
Replies: 3
Views: 947

Stair Design Software

Hi all, just wondered if anyone here uses software to design stairs that is reasonably priced or even free.

I have heard of "stair designer" but can't actually find any other software out there. I am sure there is loads but when I input a search I obtain stair manufacturers.

Mark
by Meccarroll
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sash construction - Double glazing
Replies: 16
Views: 1188

Re: Sash construction - Double glazing

The glass specification will obviously have an effect upon your section sizes Rich. I think you really need 57mm deep sections for standard double glazed units unless anything has changed. Take the pulley system (groove) into consideration and look at any furniture you might need to see if it will w...
by Meccarroll
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sash construction - joints
Replies: 8
Views: 711

Re: Sash construction - joints

Leveller2911 wrote: I'm rubbish as uploading pix .............. https://www.flickr.com/photos/55385455@ ... ed-public/


But obviously very knowledgable when it counts..............Joinery!
by Meccarroll
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A small commission for £
Replies: 7
Views: 935

Re: A small commission for £

Not much till the handrails really but we normally do all by hand and no CNC involved 16507732731578208348.PNG I don't think I have actually seen a CNC machining a large curved handrail section yet, Volute and such like yes but all the large curved sections have been done by hand that I have seen s...
by Meccarroll
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Replacement Sash and Case Windows
Replies: 62
Views: 4454

Re: Replacement Sash and Case Windows

Ha! I am currently in the lead on that machine.... Not sure what it will go to though. I'm going to have a look at it tomorrow. Its an oldie but a good solid machine. If I win it, the seller has offered to give me some training. Many thanks for the offer to visit. The dust extractor would be very u...
by Meccarroll
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Replacement Sash and Case Windows
Replies: 62
Views: 4454

Re: Replacement Sash and Case Windows

If it's a refurb then as long as it's no worse than before ...ie replacing double glazing with single glazing ....then I thought BC were out of the frame ? No, you still have to comply but may be able to obtain some form of relaxation from the guidance to the regulation from building control. Inter...
by Meccarroll
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Replacement Sash and Case Windows
Replies: 62
Views: 4454

Re: Replacement Sash and Case Windows

If it's a refurb then as long as it's no worse than before ...ie replacing double glazing with single glazing ....then I thought BC were out of the frame ? No, you still have to comply but may be able to obtain some form of relaxation from the guidance to the regulation from building control. The d...
by Meccarroll
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Replacement Sash and Case Windows
Replies: 62
Views: 4454

Re: Replacement Sash and Case Windows

Hi Mark, I have had a look for courses but they are all site carpenter type stuff. Nope it's not easy. I can certianly see that. But I don't think I'd find it impossible. A mainstream college should do NVQ courses in Site Carpentry and then Joinery but some also offer Wood Machining. It will depend...
by Meccarroll
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Replacement Sash and Case Windows
Replies: 62
Views: 4454

Re: Replacement Sash and Case Windows

Sorry £2170 was for 2 triples! Vs £9500 fitted. Allowing £2000 for the 2 triples (£1000 each) and £1500 for each bay, we get to £10k DIY + tooling and a machine (which I could if I wanted to recover maybe 50% of afterwards...) Maybe that might get to £15k plus £5k on a machine. I'm still not half w...
by Meccarroll
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Replacement Sash and Case Windows
Replies: 62
Views: 4454

Re: Replacement Sash and Case Windows

Hi again Rich, and thank you again for your update on pricing. I still think that the costing need to be refined a bit but you do seem to be moving quickly on it. Not really sure how you got £51,000 verses £10,000. Assuming your price is correct for one window: total: £1670 Add in £500 for mistakes,...
by Meccarroll
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Replacement Sash and Case Windows
Replies: 62
Views: 4454

Re: Replacement Sash and Case Windows

Could have have been Teknos sprayed finish. The job that we did the sash renovation on had new box sashes bought for the extension and they came over from Lithuania. They were spray finished in Teknos and were faultless....and cheap! I am now working on another house renovation with the same site m...
by Meccarroll
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Replacement Sash and Case Windows
Replies: 62
Views: 4454

Re: Replacement Sash and Case Windows

Hi Rich, Thank you for the pictures and price updates. I can see that having received a quote of £4500 to make and fit one Box sash window (with three sections, six sashes) has now given you the incentive to look at ways of reducing the overall cost. I am not quite clear on how your costings actuall...

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