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by Meccarroll
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Roofing question
Replies: 11
Views: 168

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: 11
Views: 168

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: 11
Views: 168

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: 11
Views: 168

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: 11
Views: 168

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: 108

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: 108

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: 355

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: 260

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: 514

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: 2332

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: 2332

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: 2332

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: 2332

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: 2332

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: 2332

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: 2332

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: 2332

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...
by Meccarroll
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Replacement Sash and Case Windows
Replies: 62
Views: 2332

Re: Replacement Sash and Case Windows

Hope it's ok to restart this thread? I've been looking at getting some old sash windows replaced, going from single to double glazed at the same time. For a triple sash of approx 2250x1700mm with no muntins, so just 6 panes, in Accoya, with only the middle sash opening, using proper cords and weigh...
by Meccarroll
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A small commission for £
Replies: 7
Views: 514

Re: A small commission for £

Hi Roger, Is it at all possible for you to look at doing this yourself? I have done a lot of reading into this type of work but unfortunately not attempted it (full scale) as yet. It is possible to buy a volute (Very Bottom curved handrail part) from pre made machined stock (shelf items). I'm not su...
by Meccarroll
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Freud RS2000 replacement Cabinet cutters
Replies: 7
Views: 578

Re: Freud RS2000 replacement Cabinet cutters

what sort of price was the Omas 22mm set an how many profiles. tbh i haven't used my freud set for about 18 months now its just on a shelf in the workshop somewhere. I purchased the 22mm Omas set on ebay for about £100. The set I have has a manufacturing defect that means you have to re-adjust the ...
by Meccarroll
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Spot the oversight !
Replies: 10
Views: 522

Re: Spot the oversight !

Had a look during the week when I was at work and commented on this saying I could not see anything wrong with it. The reason is I took it that the cutters should work as supplied provided the architrave width fits in with the large central flat produced by the cutters. I may be wrong but if you kep...
by Meccarroll
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Freud RS2000 replacement Cabinet cutters
Replies: 7
Views: 578

Re: Freud RS2000 replacement Cabinet cutters

same as you just from yankee land, bosch have freud now an don't stock a lot of stuff in the uk, mainly saw blades so they told me. It's a shame the Freud cutters are only available in the US. There are a lot of these sets in the UK but I doubt many people will part with over £100 for a couple of r...
by Meccarroll
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Freud RS2000 replacement Cabinet cutters
Replies: 7
Views: 578

Re: Freud RS2000 replacement Cabinet cutters

Tomyjoiner wrote:If you have more luck than i do, give me a shout!


I take it you can't find a supply in the UK either?
by Meccarroll
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Spot the oversight !
Replies: 10
Views: 522

Re: Spot the oversight !

Nope, I can't. When you going to tell?

Mark
by Meccarroll
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: CNC Wood router
Replies: 10
Views: 573

Re: CNC Wood router

I was in a similar situation when I started and was completely overwhelmed with all the different software etc. From my point of view there are 3 stages: 1. CAD (computer aided design) this can be done with a huge amount of different programs, some of which have nothing to do with cnc machines (ske...
by Meccarroll
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Table Saw (£400 budget)
Replies: 8
Views: 771

Re: Table Saw (£400 budget)

welcome. personally i would look at a plunge saw / guide rail if you are mainly going to be using man made boards. Hi Steve and Merry Christmas to you and all on the forum. Now to the question: I don't actually own a plunge saw myself as most of my current work is site carpentry (structural) and on...
by Meccarroll
Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: CNC Wood router
Replies: 10
Views: 573

Re: CNC Wood router

The 3 that I mentioned are all available as a kit which comes with everything you need to get up and running. At least two of them also have their own, free software. Although that software may get a bit limiting for more advanced stuff. There is other free software available and also lots availabl...
by Meccarroll
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: CNC Wood router
Replies: 10
Views: 573

Re: CNC Wood router

I’m guessing you may be looking at the hobby end of the spectrum rather than a £60,000 beast. The 3 that I know a bit about are the X-Carve, Shapeoko and the Workbee. I have a small Shapeoko 2 which can turn out some pretty decent stuff, just a lot slower than an expensive machine. I am looking at ...
by Meccarroll
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: CNC Wood router
Replies: 10
Views: 573

Re: CNC Wood router

Hi all .... Just joined this group ... Ì am looking to purchase a cnc wood router to help produce better craft products for my wife's business ... I am after recommendations and info please .. cheersxall Some of the chaps on here use them and may come along to offer advice when they have the time, ...
by Meccarroll
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Hammer C3-31 dished fence
Replies: 18
Views: 895

Re: Hammer C3-31 dished fence

TBH I can't see ANY advantage of a machine with flip-up tables. Nor can I, they just waste time but a lot of the small-medium sized machines have them :D Sedgwick are nice cast machines that you don't have to bother about flip up tables but you can not take enough off in one pass. I used a sedgwick...
by Meccarroll
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Hammer C3-31 dished fence
Replies: 18
Views: 895

Re: Hammer C3-31 dished fence

Life is too short, It's about time you dumped that Roger! Go out and buy some nice three phase machines and start enjoying your woodwork again. Good time to buy in winter :-) I am so.o.o tempted. I'm so hacked off with those bloody flip-up tables to convert to thicknessing mode. Take off the fence....
by Meccarroll
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Hammer C3-31 dished fence
Replies: 18
Views: 895

Re: Hammer C3-31 dished fence

Life is too short, It's about time you dumped that Roger!

Go out and buy some nice three phase machines and start enjoying your woodwork again.

Good time to buy in winter :-)
by Meccarroll
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Combination machine, expensive combination machine or separates....
Replies: 3
Views: 388

Re: Combination machine, expensive combination machine or separates....

Bloo, I'd go separates any day of the week even if you have limited space because you can fit them on large braked castors and move them to one side to make space when you are not using them. I have separates and do all of my work in a single garage and a large double car port (very nearly enclosed ...
by Meccarroll
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: New Joinery Business - Advice Please
Replies: 22
Views: 1144

Re: New Joinery Business - Advice Please

Hi Will, nice to hear about your new career and business. I took a look at your website and a couple of things took me, first the site is missing your photo and as you are trying to be personal I'd say that is important to a customer seeing who they may be dealing with. Second you don't show what yo...
by Meccarroll
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Replacement Sash and Case Windows
Replies: 62
Views: 2332

Re: Replacement Sash and Case Windows

I did not think powder coating would work on wood both from needing electrostatic powder deposition which needs a conductive surface like metal and that it has to be cooked afterwards but reading here https://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/production-woodworking/woodworking-machinery-technology/The-Won...
by Meccarroll
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Replacement Sash and Case Windows
Replies: 62
Views: 2332

Re: Replacement Sash and Case Windows

So how are you getting along? When comparing prices make sure everything is even and included and like for like price. You can have windows powder coated which is supposed to be very durable. There are several ways to make Box Sash Windows, so ask to see the construction details if you can. Some Box...
by Meccarroll
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Is this even possible
Replies: 2
Views: 482

Re: Is this even possible

I can't see why not................... go on make it!
by Meccarroll
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Spreadsheets for pricing?
Replies: 8
Views: 1268

Re: Spreadsheets for pricing?

Thanks for the replies. As much as your customers might like to be able to work out your price without asking you it means you have no wriggle room either when you need to manage demand or when your raw material costs change. So by all means use a spread sheet for your own purposes but I'd never gi...
by Meccarroll
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Spreadsheets for pricing?
Replies: 8
Views: 1268

Re: Spreadsheets for pricing?

Making bespoke items means that by the nature of the work that prices will vary. 1. Mouldings: No mouldings, off the shelf mouldings or to a specific customer requirement? 2. Timber: Hardwood, softwood, etc. 3. Treated with preservative, dip treated, vac vac treated, no treatment. 4. Sliding sash wi...

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