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by Meccarroll
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: External door question
Replies: 10
Views: 226

Re: External door question

I have made hardwood doors in the past from sapele, stopped the tenons from penetrating through the stiles and just glued them with Cascamite glue. They have been fine (external front doors too). I did it that way because tenons always shrink and protrude on the stiles and I preferred, at the time, ...
by Meccarroll
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Coffee Table
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: Coffee Table

Looks like a nice clean job and the two halves line up nicely, well done!
by Meccarroll
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: field gate
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: field gate

Thanks for replying Mark This is the design I would like to go with [url=https://ibb.co/sHWJwn0] https://i.ibb.co/yS4Bytw/Gate-specs.jpg [/url Made out of iroko and 70mm thick. Not sure on the posts yet. Anyone with any thoughts greatly appreciated John I made a couple of similar gates a while back...
by Meccarroll
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Torch on felt advice
Replies: 10
Views: 543

Re: Torch on felt advice

thatsnotafestool wrote:Proper job.

PS Can I have my blue ladder back now please ? :D Gawd..I got rid of mine...weighted a ton !


Cheers Roger, and I find your blue ladder very handy, so No! Lol
by Meccarroll
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Torch on felt advice
Replies: 10
Views: 543

Re: Torch on felt advice

Just thought I'd update this post with a few pictures which might be of interest to some. Quite a hole! https://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i448/meccyclinguk/Garage%20Roof/IMG_0248.jpg Some of the rotten roof timbers https://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i448/meccyclinguk/Garage%20Roof/PICT2129.jpg ...
by Meccarroll
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: What finishing sander?
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: What finishing sander?

Think I'd tend to go with a corded sander myself but mainly because you tend to use a sander in a workshop environment where power is not usually a problem. The orbit or size of circle made by the sander will dictate the finish to some extent along with the choice of sandpaper used. If I was looking...
by Meccarroll
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Door stay for top hung door on face frame cabinets
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Re: Door stay for top hung door on face frame cabinets

I used a strut similar to the below on a recent kitchen which gave a soft close effect and held up the doors well. I think the hinges we used may or may not have been unsprung but I can't remember so I'd check with the supplier of the strut for recommendations. https://www.hafele.co.uk/en/product/au...
by Meccarroll
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Torch on felt advice
Replies: 10
Views: 543

Re: Torch on felt advice

Ive done loads of it in my younger days, if done right will easily last 25+ years. You can hire torch an gas if you want to save a bit more. Im having a few beers just now but ill do a sketch in morning of how the drip goes with the felt if its any use to you. Is it green mineral on top or a clean ...
by Meccarroll
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: field gate
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: field gate

I would order a piece of timber wide enough to cut the curved stile straight from the slab. You could joint the stile on the curve it if you were looking to save money on timber but I don't think I'd go down that route for the small additional cost myself. If you do joint the curve don't use PVA, us...
by Meccarroll
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A small commission for £
Replies: 10
Views: 1358

Re: A small commission for £

Well, well, well. LOML was very much on my case to outsource this given all the other stuff I've got to do and much as I'd liked to have had a crack, I could see her point. So I recently contacted a local firm who looked the bees knees. Bottom line - they see it as a lot of work onsite especially a...
by Meccarroll
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Screw Size ID
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Re: Screw Size ID

Yes, the first number is the head size the second number is the length of screw. When I first started in carpentry screws were in old style head and length. We would mainly use old sizes heads of 6,7,8,10 and 12 (yes no No 9's). And the length's were in inches or part inches. Now they are in millime...
by Meccarroll
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Torch on felt advice
Replies: 10
Views: 543

Re: Torch on felt advice

Thank you very much for the replies chaps, it's encouraging to hear that so many of you have done similar work with success. I do like the sound of the fibreglass system Jason but the two garages I am doing link to another in a block of garages which already has torch on felt applied so I'm staying ...
by Meccarroll
Fri May 24, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Torch on felt advice
Replies: 10
Views: 543

Torch on felt advice

Hi all, am currently replacing the sheeting etc on two adjacent flat Garage roofs (One family member at cost the other one is my daughter so free). I've had a quote for re-felting (Torch on) and the chap wants £950.00 to felt both. The total area is 5.2m long by 5.4m wide. At this point I've just st...
by Meccarroll
Mon May 20, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Guidance on pricing window repairs please
Replies: 5
Views: 346

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: 346

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: 295

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: 648

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: 648

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: 4472

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: 491

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: 491

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: 233

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: 491

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: 491

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: 491

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: 310

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: 491

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: 381

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: 491

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: 627

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: 641

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: 316

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: 316

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: 1561

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: 1561

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: 1561

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: 1561

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: 1561

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: 1561

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: 1561

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...

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