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by Meccarroll
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Hammer C3-31 dished fence
Replies: 15
Views: 198

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: 15
Views: 198

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: 15
Views: 198

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: 175

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: 9
Views: 190

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: 21
Views: 975

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: 21
Views: 975

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: 316

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: 919

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: 919

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...
by Meccarroll
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Freud RS2000 replacement Cabinet cutters
Replies: 0
Views: 272

Freud RS2000 replacement Cabinet cutters

Hi all I recently purchased a set of Freud RS 2000 blocks and cutters and took a look online to see how much replacement cutters would be. I could only find replacements for sale in USA and most were not available for export to the UK unless the cost of shipping was about £100. It sounds ridiculous ...
by Meccarroll
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Replacement Sash and Case Windows
Replies: 21
Views: 975

Re: Replacement Sash and Case Windows

Thanks for the advice. I don't think I will go for a slimlite as I am trying to keep the original look of the windows. Yes, it seems that a lot of people try to repair these windows when it may seem better to replace. I will have a look into the timbers that you recommend (Accoya,Utile ,Sapele or D...
by Meccarroll
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Replacement Sash and Case Windows
Replies: 21
Views: 975

Re: Replacement Sash and Case Windows

Over the year I have repaired a number of sliding sash windows, probably well over 100+, and in most cases it's been the cill that has rotted. Sometimes the bottom rail of the bottom sash and if the cill goes so does the box section near to it. But in most cases it's just the bottom cill and nearby ...
by Meccarroll
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: internal oak door linings
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Re: internal oak door linings

I'd make the linings/lining 140mm. There are usually small differences in the door openings regarding the width and it is often due to plaster thickness variations. You may also find that each side varies slightly in how plumb each is and so allowing 10mm will help to make an allowance for small var...
by Meccarroll
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Which Heavy duty runners for under stair cupboard?
Replies: 3
Views: 705

Re: Which Heavy duty runners for under stair cupboard?

Thank's for the replies but on this occasion I won't be needing any runners/castors after all. A specialist comp came in with a really good price £600 for a set of three under stair draws and that was £150 cheaper than I could do it for. I did take a look at Accuride, Steve, and as you say they can ...
by Meccarroll
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cutting a circular oak worktop best method
Replies: 11
Views: 1431

Re: Cutting a circular oak worktop best method

I generally prefer to use bearing guided cutters for template work. After rough cutting to slight oversize, I wind a couple of layers of masking tape around the bearing for the first routing cut which leaves the job marginally oversize. Then peel off the tape to make a final trim cut which will rem...
by Meccarroll
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Thickness of door panel
Replies: 6
Views: 769

Re: Thickness of door panel

Hi Roger, I do remember you asking about timber for internal doors a while back. Personally I think 44mm is quite thick for an internal door but if that's what you want, go for it. Moisture resistant MDF is more stable than ordinary MDF and should retain a constant thickness better in fluctuating we...
by Meccarroll
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Which Heavy duty runners for under stair cupboard?
Replies: 3
Views: 705

Which Heavy duty runners for under stair cupboard?

Hi, I may have a small job making some under stair cupboards, two side by side. Tallest will be approximately 4' high and then shortest approximately 2'9" high. They are for shoes storage etc under the stair and will require shelves but open as two doors. The runners will have to take the load ...
by Meccarroll
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cutting a circular oak worktop best method
Replies: 11
Views: 1431

Re: Cutting a circular oak worktop best method

Just an update on the circular oak worktop I asked advice about from you chaps: Marking out the circle on some spare 18mm MDF using a piece of thin ply a screw for the centre and a pencil to mark out with. I used a bush as a guide so reduced the template circle to accommodate the clerance between th...
by Meccarroll
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: been busy making these in rural France
Replies: 12
Views: 1151

Re: been busy making these in rural France

They look unusual but nicely done and fit the surroundings very well. Good luck finding work on your return to the UK.
by Meccarroll
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cutting a circular oak worktop best method
Replies: 11
Views: 1431

Re: Cutting a circular oak worktop best method

Many thank's for the replies. I like the idea of using a few spots of hot melt glue as this would add to the security of holding down a template, thank you woodsmith. Also many thank's for mentioning the use of a double bearing cutter, Senior, and the length required it sounds a very good idea, and ...
by Meccarroll
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cutting a circular oak worktop best method
Replies: 11
Views: 1431

Re: Cutting a circular oak worktop best method

I'd be tempted to mark it out and roughly cut to size with a jigsaw first leaving only 3 or 4mm oversize and then finish off with a router fixed to a tramel doing it in one pass. Using a template you would have to stop a couple of times to move the clamps or screw it to the worktop. Yes and cheers ...
by Meccarroll
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cutting a circular oak worktop best method
Replies: 11
Views: 1431

Cutting a circular oak worktop best method

Hi all, I am currently fitting a kitchen and have to inset a large Oak circular worktop rebated on top of a granite worktop. Has anyone fit one on site? and do you have any suggestions for the best method of cutting the circle. My initial thoughts are use a trammel and fix a router to it but then I ...
by Meccarroll
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Broken chair
Replies: 6
Views: 540

Re: Broken chair

But wouldn't it depend on where the cracks are ? If in new wood then I can see Cascamite working a treat but if it's a glued joint come apart then not sure Cascamite will stick on a sealed surface. If that is the case, epoxy ? Welcome to the forum, Jack. Yes that might be a good point to consider. ...
by Meccarroll
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Broken chair
Replies: 6
Views: 540

Re: Broken chair

Hi everyone - id really appreciate some help on fixing a few cracks I have in a dining room chair. I’ve attached the picture below - is it just a case of getting wood dust and superglue then clamping it together tight? Any help would be great Thanks Jack Hi Jack, CASCAMITE is a very good wood glue ...
by Meccarroll
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Anyone familiar with these table saws?
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Re: Anyone familiar with these table saws?

If you can afford one I'd look at the Bosch Professional GTS 10 J . I have wanted a site saw for a while now and was thinking of a portable "table saw" to go with my chop saw. The Bosch Professional GTS 10 J was the one I was going to buy but I recently came across a secondhand Dewalt 743 ...
by Meccarroll
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Prepping 'heavy' boards - best practice?
Replies: 5
Views: 875

Re: Prepping 'heavy' boards - best practice?

I normally face one side and one edge first then rip down the centre leaving enough the re-face if necessary. I find facing one edge and and face first makes controlling the cut easier and more accurate. After I have cut the boards I leave them to stand for about three days to allow any movement to ...
by Meccarroll
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Decent router bit's for kitchen worktop cutout
Replies: 3
Views: 563

Re: Decent router bit's for kitchen worktop cutout

Many thank's for the replies chaps, as mentioned, they seem a bit expensive at first glance but I expect would work out a practical buy for long term use. Thank you for the advice, much appreciated.

Mark
by Meccarroll
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Decent router bit's for kitchen worktop cutout
Replies: 3
Views: 563

Decent router bit's for kitchen worktop cutout

Hi all, just wondered which router bit you would suggest for kitchen worktop mitres? Don't do a lot of this myself but have been asked to do some for a friend so wondered which brand is best to buy. I have heard the bit's don't last too long but not sure myself so how many cuts (joint's) should I ex...
by Meccarroll
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Guide To Working Onsite
Replies: 2
Views: 439

Re: Guide To Working Onsite

Hi guys, I've decided to write a blog about my company ( https://www.ajccarpentry.co.uk/) and a guide to working onsite based on my experiences, please tell me what you think: Working on a building site for the first time can be quite daunting. In this article, AJC Carpentry has written a guide on ...
by Meccarroll
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Advice for mahogany table damage
Replies: 6
Views: 607

Re: Advice for mahogany table damage

Sometimes using water and steam the area of the scratch with a hot iron. It helps to raise a scratch which can then be sanded back. I would use a rag damped in water then place the damped rag over the scratch and apply a hot iron to the rag until steam is seen then remove the iron and repeat as nece...
by Meccarroll
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Spray gun recommendation?
Replies: 3
Views: 469

Re: Spray gun recommendation?

PS try posting this up in the Finishing section as you may receive a better answer.
by Meccarroll
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Spray gun recommendation?
Replies: 3
Views: 469

Re: Spray gun recommendation?

Try taking a look at this spray gun: DeVilbiss FLG5 (FLG-G5) Compliant Spraygun. You can buy one at sprayguns Direct for about £115. The chaps on here advised me to go for it and I'd say it's pretty good for the money. I used one of these guns to spray some bedroom cupboards using AC paint and obtai...
by Meccarroll
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Resinous unsorted
Replies: 9
Views: 974

Re: Resinous unsorted

You do now where I live, don't you ? In the cold, bleak, remote, north, somewhere LoL. I used to accept timber like you have Roger but when I converted it, I found the shakes often went too far into the wood and could't use it so I now sort my own out at the timber yard. I only do a small amount of...
by Meccarroll
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Why do we make through tenons these days ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1553

Re: Why do we make through tenons these days ?

Quite interesting to hear all opinions on this subject. I never gave water ingress a thought until I read this thread but it's an important consideration. For the record I do all mine as through tenons usually unless it's on a window frame then I tend to stop them to stop water ingress in the bottom...
by Meccarroll
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Resinous unsorted
Replies: 9
Views: 974

Re: Resinous unsorted

Shakes can be a problem with 9" (225mm) boards but you can get clean boards too. I had a chat with a timber yard worker who said they often send wide board with shakes in to the local school as they can still use them for project work. He also said it depends upon who you are dealing with at th...
by Meccarroll
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Mortise and Tenon Joint
Replies: 1
Views: 407

Re: Mortise and Tenon Joint

Mortice and tenon joints should slide together with only light pressure. If you make them too tight the frame may twist. You could draw bore and peg the joint together and also use wedges. If you don't use glue you should really seal the joint with paint before putting it together. A good mortice an...
by Meccarroll
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: H&S in commercial Workshops
Replies: 16
Views: 1162

Re: H&S in commercial Workshops

The insurance company paid out the claim, I wanted it to go to court because we hadn’t done anything wrong (the guy removed the power feed from the spindle to run test pieces through without adding back the manual guards) That sounds really unfair Mark. Sure if the machine was kept in a poor state ...
by Meccarroll
Tue May 29, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: SCREWING TGV ONTO THE LEDGE AND BRACE
Replies: 2
Views: 507

Re: SCREWING TGV ONTO THE LEDGE AND BRACE

Some people use screws and some nails. It is a matter of preference really as both ways work. It is not necessary to use both.
by Meccarroll
Sun May 13, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: do i build 10mm extra all round ?
Replies: 3
Views: 608

Re: do i build 10mm extra all round ?

Hi Steve, if you are building letters then maybe do the solid inner (base) to the size your letters will finish at but reduce the base by the thickness of the outer material. For example if your letter is 300mm high and your outer material is 9mm MDF then reduce the height by 18mm so when the outer ...

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