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by Meccarroll
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Midlands furniture ply and other questions?
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Midlands furniture ply and other questions?

As a complete alternative to plywood Moisture Resistant MDF is extensively used for cabinets, panel work, skirting, ETC. Plywood is fine if you need it but in a lot of cases MDF is a very good alternative. Tricoya is a type of MDF which has been modified and formulated for outside use. Blockboard, C...
by Meccarroll
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: CNC Building for woodwork
Replies: 33
Views: 1555

Re: CNC Building for woodwork

Mark, Don’t waste your money on lead screws, with the size of the spindle you are looking at (2.2kw) ball screw whip will not be an issue as long as you select the correct size. I think you need to decide what you want to use your CNC for and the size, this will give you the basis to select your co...
by Meccarroll
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Festool dust extractor and air sander.
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: Festool dust extractor and air sander.

If I knew how to post pics up I would. 1. Take the picture 2. Put the picture on your desktop (PC/Mac desktop). Putting it there makes it easy to drag it where you need it. It's also easy to locate, see where it is. NB: Make sure the picture is in JPEG format, Tiff won't load! (into your thread). 4...
by Meccarroll
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: CNC Building for woodwork
Replies: 33
Views: 1555

Re: CNC Building for woodwork

Hi Mark, thank you, a merry Christmas to you. 19D3E5E9-3557-4002-AE2B-C258966ADBE9.jpeg all these moulding were done on the CNC Any question, just ask away Paul Where does time go! Hi Paul, I have been looking quite a bit at CNC Routers since Christmas and building up a much better understanding bu...
by Meccarroll
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Corian Glue for fixing together of-cuts ?
Replies: 10
Views: 247

Re: Corian Glue for fixing together of-cuts ?

I worked on a boatbuilding yard years ago and we used Corian on some of the fit-outs (not myself). I remember we had an initial problem with Corian due to none of the team being trained with the stuff. As an alternative Avonite came into play, temporarily, which had a much nicer look to it than Cori...
by Meccarroll
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Corian Glue for fixing together of-cuts ?
Replies: 10
Views: 247

Re: Corian Glue for fixing together of-cuts ?

MJ80 wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:11 pm
Hi Mark
CDUK in Leeds are the UK Corian distributors.
Any questions drop me a line. I did my fabrication course years ago.
Cheers, I'll contact them to see what they say. I might come back to you though ;) Hope that's Ok
by Meccarroll
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Corian Glue for fixing together of-cuts ?
Replies: 10
Views: 247

Corian Glue for fixing together of-cuts ?

I was given some offcuts of Corian left over from a job I have been working on. They were cut out of worktops where sinks were to fit. I was not fitting the Corian myself and don't have access to any supplies. If I could glue them together the offcuts would make a nice worktop in our bathroom, does ...
by Meccarroll
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Kity 1637 Planer/Thicknesser?
Replies: 14
Views: 283

Re: Kity 1637 Planer/Thicknesser?

Worth a look also! https://www.probois-machinoutils.com/en/338-belts-for-woodmachines-kity-scheppach https://www.probois-machinoutils.com/en/349-belt-planer-thicknesser-kity-1637-or-637-and-1647 Belt.jpg Also ebay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Belt-Poly-V-914j6-for-Jointer-Kity-637-1637-/371551394434?...
by Meccarroll
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Extending a lathe bed
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: Extending a lathe bed

jfc wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:51 am
The bars where hollow . Once i loosened them off the whole thing came apart so i took a bar to my local metal place and the bloke grunted 33.7 then wondered off out the back and came back with two 1.6m long bars . £20 .
Excellent result Jason.
by Meccarroll
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Kity 1637 Planer/Thicknesser?
Replies: 14
Views: 283

Re: Kity 1637 Planer/Thicknesser?

Sorry for the delay in replying, as Bob has said it is perfectly possible to find a replacement from suppliers that stock belts etc. Try this site and if you can't find what you need yourself give them an email. I used them to help me find the right bearings for a machine. https://simplybearings.co....
by Meccarroll
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Extending a lathe bed
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: Extending a lathe bed

If they are hollow, could you just turn a couple of extenders out of hardwood so they slide inside the stainless steel ones and fix to the tailstock? or have something similar made out of steel. The bed on one of my lathes is flat with a slot in the middle and I needed to extend it to turn some tabl...
by Meccarroll
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: CNC Building for woodwork
Replies: 33
Views: 1555

Re: CNC Building for woodwork

I have found a couple of alternatives to the Workbee and Shapeko CNC home build routers, not sure what others think so I'll post them and see. Ebay listing: This machine is made in the UK and comes complete with a second hand PC and a copy of Mach3. Apart from activating the Mach3 licence it seems r...
by Meccarroll
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: CNC Building for woodwork
Replies: 33
Views: 1555

Re: CNC Building for woodwork

Mark One thing to remember, if you upgrade the Easel Pro software it will cost you $13- $20 a month. My advice would be to purchase a spindle and VFD package from a UK supplier for support especially if the item have to be returned due to a fault, the weight of a spindle will incure a costly postal ...
by Meccarroll
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: CNC Building for woodwork
Replies: 33
Views: 1555

Re: CNC Building for woodwork

Just a little of what I have found out to update. I have been giving the workbee CNC Router quite a lot of consideration: Workbee.jpg It is sold as a self build kit and uses a standard Dewalt or Makita router. A 1mx1m machine including router would cost about £1600 ish from Onznest ( extras such as ...
by Meccarroll
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Joint suggestion
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Re: Joint suggestion

This is when the Zeta p2 pays for itself! Looks very interesting. Too costly for a one off but could pay for itself if the project was large enough. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alaQfU6mRLY/ Lamelo.jpg Good heads up David! I would have never have known it existed if you had not posted about it h...
by Meccarroll
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Joint suggestion
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Re: Joint suggestion

For assembly I sometimes super glue components in two or three places so they hold in place while I assemble an item. I still use other wood glue as well on the joint, it is just that the super glue holds the component in place while the wood glue setts so I don't need clamps so much. I think you co...
by Meccarroll
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Joint suggestion
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Re: Joint suggestion

Think I would go for biscuits too but it's going to be tricky without a good jig for lining up the bevel ones.
by Meccarroll
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Wadkin EP 1" spindle needed
Replies: 18
Views: 1207

Re: Wadkin EP 1" spindle needed

Swapping blocks is a b*stard especially after forgetting to run one sash stile which I sometimes do You are not the only one mate, and it's a real pain looking around to see where the missing piece is then you see it lying where you left it and then realise you forgot to put it in the pile. For tha...
by Meccarroll
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Wadkin EP 1" spindle needed
Replies: 18
Views: 1207

Re: Wadkin EP 1" spindle needed

The only reason for the upgrade is i got offered the whole lot for silly money . Most of my work involves the spindle moulders , two set up for dedicated tasks and i think this one will be left to just do my windows and doors . I'll see how i go for space and decide if i really do need 4 or should ...
by Meccarroll
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Wadkin EP 1" spindle needed
Replies: 18
Views: 1207

Re: Wadkin EP 1" spindle needed

Question . Ive only played with small spindle moulders before . 1" spindle and 50 x 100mm blocks . Is the 1-1/4 spindle beneficial over a smaller dia spindle ? Are wider (125 rather than 100 ) dia blocks beneficial ? That looks like a heavy duty machine Jason. I have three spindle moulders, two sma...
by Meccarroll
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: CNC Building for woodwork
Replies: 33
Views: 1555

Re: CNC Building for woodwork

Hi Mark, thank you, a merry Christmas to you. I have no experience of the Ooznest and similar type cnc machines, the only thing that would concern me is the nylon wheels running on Ali extrusions (no hardened rails) and flexing. Size wise try get one that will take a 1220mm wide sheet and has the a...
by Meccarroll
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Making tongued and grooved joints
Replies: 14
Views: 990

Re: Making tongued and grooved joints

Um, thanks guys. I don't want to make a lot but I've got some nice 6" pieces of Mahogany from an old table frame and want to join them together to make a 12" panel to cut out 12" rounds for a rotating spice rack. The table also has some beautifully turned legs which will be great for the "column" o...
by Meccarroll
Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: CNC Building for woodwork
Replies: 33
Views: 1555

Re: CNC Building for woodwork

Mark, What do you intend do make with the CNC Router ? Paul Hi Paul and Merry Christmas to you! What I want to make is a good question Paul. I mainly do site carpentry so don't need a machine for my main income area but over the years I have also made a few items of joinery that are curved. I make ...
by Meccarroll
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: CNC Building for woodwork
Replies: 33
Views: 1555

Re: CNC Building for woodwork

The support you get from ooznest is exceptional good And if you do encounter problems they are quickly sorted with their Team Viewer system Do you have a Workbee or other CNC purchased directly from Ooznest, Andy? Yes Workbee 1000x1000 screw driven machine with Duet control, Dewalt router I use Vec...
by Meccarroll
Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: CNC Building for woodwork
Replies: 33
Views: 1555

Re: CNC Building for woodwork

Andys Woodshed wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:09 pm
The support you get from ooznest is exceptional good
And if you do encounter problems they are quickly sorted with their Team Viewer system
Do you have a Workbee or other CNC purchased directly from Ooznest, Andy?
by Meccarroll
Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: CNC Building for woodwork
Replies: 33
Views: 1555

Re: CNC Building for woodwork

Recommend Ooznest for your CNC build https://ooznest.co.uk/ Cheers Andy, I have been looking at several options including building my own. I am leaning toward buying a complete machine that needs building now mainly because there is so much to get to grips with and it may take an age to make one. T...
by Meccarroll
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A 'woodie' Christmas puzzle
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: A 'woodie' Christmas puzzle

AAAARGH......it was meant to be a puzzle for fun !!! That's why I asked for replies in a PM !!! Oh dear, I've made a blunder there then Roger :oops: I can only say I'm really really sorry mate! Can you think of another one :roll: and I'll promise to keep my big gob shut! :cry: Merry Christmas
by Meccarroll
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A 'woodie' Christmas puzzle
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: A 'woodie' Christmas puzzle

To all that read this reply, I did first answer the post and answer the question without realising it was just a fun question by Roger, meaning all answers should have been submitted using a PM (So no other readers see the answer!!!) I dropped the Boob and replied directly on here, I was a complete ...
by Meccarroll
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: CNC Building for woodwork
Replies: 33
Views: 1555

Re: CNC Building for woodwork

Back to the subject again and I have a question: I see machines for sale and am getting to grips with the parts. But I don't know why or what's the real difference between Mach3 and GRBL?? Here is a bit of a breakdown of what I think are the main items of a CNC Router: Mechanical 1. Main frame (Chas...
by Meccarroll
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Joints for a frame
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: Joints for a frame

As well as woodwork, turning and riding my HD i convert vintage radios to be used to connect to play music direct from you mobile phone via bluetooth. My most recent acquisition is an old 50s Cossor Radio, these radios are made of bakelite, this particular radio has a facia frame which is missing. ...
by Meccarroll
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Set of circular segmental steps
Replies: 31
Views: 1362

Re: Set of circular segmental steps

Cut partially through the ply with the router on the long trammel. Rough cut the remainder with a jigsaw taking care to leave a mm or so oversize Run it through a bearing guided trimmer on the router table using the router cut edge as the reference. I'm not quite sure why you think using a jigsaw a...
by Meccarroll
Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Set of circular segmental steps
Replies: 31
Views: 1362

Re: Set of circular segmental steps

I also decided, after advice from Steve Maskery, to only partially cut through with the router cutter (because you need to make many, many shallow cuts) then rough cut the remainder with a jigsaw and then use a bearing guided trimmer to make good using the profile cut with the router bit as the gui...
by Meccarroll
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: CNC Building for woodwork
Replies: 33
Views: 1555

Re: CNC Building for woodwork

As a CNc veteran I am unsure on the accuracy of home built ones? But I do wish I had done that to start with as I would’ve learned more about the . Instead every call I out I have costs 800 quid - (we don’t have many to be fair) Well worth it in my opinion as your starting point then you won’t get ...
by Meccarroll
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: CNC Building for woodwork
Replies: 33
Views: 1555

CNC Building for woodwork

Hi all I have been thinking about buying or building a CNC for woodwork and thought I'd see who was interested in the subject. Passing on information about builds and ready made machines? Here is a link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlyxqoE5Xso&list=PLVsHvs2Suqmp7di69X5mYnVeM84rij8I-&index=1 a Ch...
by Meccarroll
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A workshop tour
Replies: 4
Views: 787

Re: A workshop tour

I like his shop and machines but it looks cluttered, I guess if you make small items it would be fine. It would be amazing to have a digital spindle moulder and panel saw like he has, I would imagine if you can afford the tooling to go with them they can be a real time saver. I would agree with Leve...
by Meccarroll
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Which engineered oak floor?
Replies: 17
Views: 3337

Re: Which engineered oak floor?

so they can call it solid wood rather than a veneer , even though the solid bits are loads of crap glued together . The flooring in the link above has a plywood middle layer so not solid wood throughout. Just been laying an Oak floor today (floating floor), the flooring has a solid Oak top layer an...
by Meccarroll
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Which engineered oak floor?
Replies: 17
Views: 3337

Re: Which engineered oak floor?

so they can call it solid wood rather than a veneer , even though the solid bits are loads of crap glued together . The flooring in the link above has a plywood middle layer so not solid wood throughout. Just been laying an Oak floor today (floating floor), the flooring has a solid Oak top layer an...
by Meccarroll
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Seated grandstand design
Replies: 1
Views: 1351

Re: Seated grandstand design

Do a sketch of the problem and post it. You may get some help then.
by Meccarroll
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Custom built wardrobe. Best Materials
Replies: 11
Views: 1194

Re: Custom built wardrobe. Best Materials

I'm considering Tulip/Polplar ply made by Garnica (iirc) through Lathams. I have a sample and it looks very good, no voids and will sand well and take paint so has anyone had an experience of using Poplar ply ?.. This may help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvAQMc3ox_c Doing a search on this prod...
by Meccarroll
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Dewalt Mitre Saw
Replies: 4
Views: 496

Re: Dewalt Mitre Saw

Thanks for your input...I guess your right about the size of the blade and yeah i generally use a skill saw with speed square for 1st fixing...and also done a bit of trenching with it last week making door linings up. I will take a look at the makita aswell. Steve I have never used a skill saw for ...