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by Meccarroll
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: internal oak door linings
Replies: 2
Views: 58

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: 481

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: 1049

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: 496

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: 481

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: 1049

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: 702

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: 1049

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: 1049

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: 1049

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: 317

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: 317

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: 407

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: 616

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: 377

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: 377

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: 271

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: 391

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: 312

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: 312

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: 672

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: 1137

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: 672

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: 266

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: 817

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: 412

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: 525

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 ...
by Meccarroll
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cutting a mortise with a router
Replies: 1
Views: 419

Re: Cutting a mortise with a router

I don't know if this has been suggested before, but while installing a new bannister and newel posts, I had to cut mortises in the new square posts, before installing them, for the bannister rail. After marking out the mortise rectangle, I drew diagonal lines to find the centre and then drilled a 6...
by Meccarroll
Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Stick build or Factory system built timber framed house panels?
Replies: 6
Views: 853

Re: Stick build or Factory system built timber framed house panels?

Hi Roger, I have worked on sites where quite a few factory made timber framed panels were used and erected by the factory operatives and can only say accuracy was not any where near what you might think it should be. I think the problem with factory panels is that the operatives constructing the pan...
by Meccarroll
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: 10x8 Shed
Replies: 2
Views: 524

Re: 10x8 Shed

4"x2" sawn is more than you need for a shed size of 10x8, 3"x2" is more than adequate for uprights but I'd just take a look around at some sheds and find out what shed builders use. I'd probably use something like 1 1/2" x 3" max spaced at 400mm centres for a shed. If y...
by Meccarroll
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: best all round blade for a DW 720
Replies: 4
Views: 657

Re: best all round blade for a DW 720

hi thanks for your reply it was really helpful as you might have worked out I am new to RAS's so any tips or info is really good I will be looking for a neg rake blade for starters thanks Mark :) I use Bosch Multi Material HLTCG saw blades on my RAS, Panel Saw and Hand held circular saw. They are u...
by Meccarroll
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cabinet design and cutting service idea
Replies: 14
Views: 1347

Re: Cabinet design and cutting service idea

Cheers for the feedback It’s something I’m going to pursue I’ll keep you updated Good for you Mark and you have made the outlay. Most small companies can't cope with the investment cost of machinery and software but you are already there. You definitely have the brains to make this work Mark. Mark
by Meccarroll
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Restoring wood panelling help
Replies: 4
Views: 1139

Re: Restoring wood panelling help

Hi , I'm new to this but thought I'd ask ! Were renovating a house with oak panelling it's baked in the sun for 10 years and not been touched ,it almost looks like it's been limed ( very white) . Have started to clean it with Liberian wax remover which brings it up reasonably . Does anybody know of...
by Meccarroll
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cabinet design and cutting service idea
Replies: 14
Views: 1347

Re: Cabinet design and cutting service idea

Rogerdodge wrote:Although 'shoplifting' companies tend not to advertise much; Lol.


Trust you! LoL
by Meccarroll
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: best all round blade for a DW 720
Replies: 4
Views: 657

Re: best all round blade for a DW 720

hi I have just bought my first RAS a dewalt dw720 what would be a good all round blade for this saw for cross cutting and bit of ripping I will eventually buy more blades to suit different jobs but just need a decent blade to get me started also any tips setting the saw up I have downloaded the man...
by Meccarroll
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cabinet design and cutting service idea
Replies: 14
Views: 1347

Re: Cabinet design and cutting service idea

Hello Please have a look at this link, I’ve narrated it too, please don’t be too harsh on me as I’m not David Attenborough 6 sheets would cost about 250 quid to cut plus cost of materials. Edging would be about 120 quid Although I’ve not worked out where it’s going to be yet in terms of price point...
by Meccarroll
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Startrite table saw price
Replies: 6
Views: 856

Re: Startrite table saw price

Looking at the saw bench as it is shown in the pictures £150. If you clean it up and put a crown guard on it also a guide fence then maybe £300, but it would probably cost £150 to add a half decent fence and crown guard. I think you could pick up a fairly good working example of this type of saw wit...
by Meccarroll
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Making and stocking doors
Replies: 2
Views: 629

Re: Making and stocking doors

Hi all Just looking for people's opinions on this. 2 years ago we started selling a small range of off the shelf doors which we buy in pretty finish and we add some custom items like mantles etc. It may prove useful to make a run of say 50 doors and see how this works for you in the situation you a...
by Meccarroll
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Building Drawers
Replies: 3
Views: 610

Re: Building Drawers

Hi All What is the best way to make a drawer please and cabinet to fit them in. I have watched numerous YouTube videos and I have confused myself. I am a beginner and want to do something useful. Having watched the numerous videos it seems most folks grab 22mm ply and a pocket hole jig and construc...
by Meccarroll
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Bathrooms and Moisture
Replies: 4
Views: 600

Re: Bathrooms and Moisture

Hi David, I can sympathise with you on this, not getting what you want. The carcass will not necessarily degrade simply because they are not made from Egger P3 grade moisture resistant chipboard, it is going to depend upon how much moisture they are likely to come into contact with and how prolonged...

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