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by Meccarroll
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Kitchen Island
Replies: 5
Views: 578

Re: Kitchen Island

mmm - that might be someone else here ;) one day they might post up some photos, but they are waiting for the customer to send across a couple when the dec's are finished. I did wondered about your comment above Steve but now I know the kitchen maker was in fact you sir and a darn nice kitchen too!
by Meccarroll
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Bespoke Kitchen and Utility
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: Bespoke Kitchen and Utility

Well I hope you don't mind me saying your work does look very professional. I like the handles on the lower units and think the time taken was not bad considering the size of the kitchen and units involved, I'm pleased to say I'm quite envious. Great job!
by Meccarroll
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Kitchen Island
Replies: 5
Views: 578

Re: Kitchen Island

looks very nice, very neat and tidy (lot of work!) work there, what a lucky daughter you have.
by Meccarroll
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Joining wardrobe carcass together
Replies: 9
Views: 539

Re: Joining wardrobe carcass together

The main problem when assembling carcasses is holding them in alignment while fixing them together so if you don't poses a domino or biscuit jointer maybe another method would be to use a dowels and align the dowels using a dowel jig for alignment of the carcasses. Also take a look here https://www....
by Meccarroll
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: 1ft Cherry logs - what to do?
Replies: 1
Views: 354

Re: 1ft Cherry logs - what to do?

Draw sides, Small bedside cabinet, small box etc
by Meccarroll
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Workshop build
Replies: 7
Views: 551

Re: Workshop build

thatsnotafestool wrote:No but, apart from this excellent forum, you will also find a shed load of information over on thewoodhaven2.co.uk
Thewoodhaven2 is probably the best site in the UK for workshop builds!
by Meccarroll
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Hipped roof pitch help please
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: Hipped roof pitch help please

https://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i448/meccyclinguk/IMG_0036_2.jpg Take a look at the above drawing. Use a compass to obtain distances on the drawing and to transfer heights etc. Draw the plan of your roof to scale on paper (Black Lines). Mark the hip and rafter positions (Black Lines) as per dr...
by Meccarroll
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Converting three phase planer to single phase?
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Re: Converting three phase planer to single phase?

You have a choice. Electrically or mechanically. Check to see if the motor is dual voltage or not. The actual motor plate NOT the machine plate should say either 380-415v or 230-415v. If the second one then an inverter will do the job for you. If just the higher small voltage range then it needs a ...
by Meccarroll
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Converting three phase planer to single phase?
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Converting three phase planer to single phase?

How difficult would it be to convert a three phase cooksly planer thicknesser to a single phase machine?
by Meccarroll
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Tablesaw upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: Tablesaw upgrade

I purchased a used 240v SCM3 panel saw which was about £1200 or so a couple of years ago. You can buy one for less than I paid but need to look carefully at them. They are extremely well made and very accurate with a scoring saw too which is very handy. Once set up you can take the sliding carriage ...
by Meccarroll
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Compost bin - board shrinkage question
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Re: Compost bin - board shrinkage question

Wood that is left outside can and will take in water if not treated. It is normal to expect/allow for some movement when building items for outside use. The more you expect the item to be in contact with water the more you should allow for movement. Movement acts in both shrinkage and expansion so a...
by Meccarroll
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Table Saw Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 551

Re: Table Saw Advice

Thank you for the tip regarding the blade but I actually suspect that the drive belt is a little stretched so isn't transferring the power to the blade arbor correctly. However due to the dust collection mods I made, dismantling the saw to turn it over and have a proper look at the belt is quite a ...
by Meccarroll
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Table Saw Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 551

Re: Table Saw Advice

Don't bother with any of those they'll all be inaccurate, noisy, next to non existent dust collection and potentially unsafe as you'll be fighting against the machine all the time. There are a few things absolutely necessary for a table saw to produce accurate repeatable work (their sole purpose). ...
by Meccarroll
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Table Saw Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 551

Re: Table Saw Advice

I think the Metabo has a three year warranty and the Scheppach has a one year warranty. That would be enough to swing it for me. Although to add to that the Metabo does seem to have a slight advantage in specification. So definitely Metabo in that case. Otherwise I'd suggest a test run and see which...
by Meccarroll
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Cooksley machines
Replies: 5
Views: 550

Re: Cooksley machines

Cooksley put me in mind of the old style heavy cast machine. You can sometimes buy these machines for peanuts and mostly three phase unless converted. I would think the safety features are limited but a well cared for machine could easily outlast it's owner. Some of the machines are simple like spin...
by Meccarroll
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: External door question
Replies: 10
Views: 714

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: 678

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: 491

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: 993

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: 993

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: 403

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: 485

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: 993

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: 491

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: 11
Views: 2092

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: 496

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: 993

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: 993

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: 627

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: 627

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: 581

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: 904

Re: Re: Sunburst Dining Table

thatsnotafestool wrote: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: 904

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: 5130

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: 811

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 wit...
by Meccarroll
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Remote control for 110V Site Vacuum?
Replies: 10
Views: 811

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: 371

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: 811

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: 811

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: 811

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...