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by Meccarroll
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Seated grandstand design
Replies: 1
Views: 786

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: 9
Views: 597

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: 250

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 ...
by Meccarroll
Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Dewalt Mitre Saw
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: Dewalt Mitre Saw

I do mostly site work first fix (roofing, studwork, restoration work etc) but also do second fix site work as well. I only tend to use a chop saw for second fix work as a skill saw seems better suited to first fix work. With this in mind I would suggest that you don't need a chop saw with a large bl...
by Meccarroll
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Making tongued and grooved joints
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: Making tongued and grooved joints

As Steve has said, for hobby or light use a router and set of T&G cutters would be the best solution for making T&G boards or joints.
by Meccarroll
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: How do you load photos from Google Photos?
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Re: How do you load photos from Google Photos?

Or just drag and drop into the message box? Bob Ok Bob, at first I did not understand what you meant by the above comment :roll: But I now understand :idea: ;) that you do not need to use a photo site like Photobucket or even Flicker to upload pictures into your thread. All you need to do is open t...
by Meccarroll
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: How do you load photos from Google Photos?
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Re: How do you load photos from Google Photos?

Ok I've tried Flicker and seem to have had some success! Pictures below show a trussed roof that needed a valley rafter (several Vally rafters in fact) cut in by hand. The main truss roof had ben placed by other carpenters and the tops of the trusses did not match in height on the wall plate. I cut ...
by Meccarroll
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: How do you load photos from Google Photos?
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Re: How do you load photos from Google Photos?

Ok BoB using Google Photos and just dragging the photo into the: img section I get the below result https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipPL-81AerR_qJbQ8jhB4sbAjiiHsYlwC0-id7RZ And by using the link url and dragging the linked picture into the frame I get the below result https://photos.google.com/p...
by Meccarroll
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: How do you load photos from Google Photos?
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Re: How do you load photos from Google Photos?

jfc wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:21 pm
I use Flickr for photos .
Cheers Jason, I'll take a look mate.
by Meccarroll
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: How do you load photos from Google Photos?
Replies: 8
Views: 302

How do you load photos from Google Photos?

Hi all, I have been using Photobucket to share photos on WoodworkUK and it was free but now they are charging so I've been looking at using Google Photo for sharing. Does anyone know how to make a direct link to the site so photos are viewable on woodworkUK ?

Cheers for any replies.
by Meccarroll
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Adirondack chair
Replies: 6
Views: 1267

Re: Adirondack chair

I haven't made one of these before. It's mainly glued and screwed but I have added some domino joints for strength. It's made in sapele so can go outside but the owner intends to use it in his lounge. He lived in the US for a while and apparently always wanted one. I got the plans for this from an ...
by Meccarroll
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: inset brush seal - can anyone identify?
Replies: 15
Views: 919

Re: inset brush seal - can anyone identify?

As an aside I recently lost out to Anglian Windows on a job I priced up on an old ex railway station house . The client said they were supplying and fitting timber windows with all matching mouldings to the existing windows.. I found it hard to believe Anglian would be cheaper or do the same mouldi...
by Meccarroll
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: inset brush seal - can anyone identify?
Replies: 15
Views: 919

Re: inset brush seal - can anyone identify?

all my stuff is 45mm thick , no idea why people go thicker . Not made any double glazed joinery for a while but last time I did 57mm was a (General Standard) section thickness used that fulfilled the U value requirement for wood framed sections that worked with double glazing allowing for the glass...
by Meccarroll
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Custom built wardrobe. Best Materials
Replies: 9
Views: 597

Re: Custom built wardrobe. Best Materials

My first thoughts would also be moisture resistant MDF. You can buy the stuff in different thicknesses but as Steve says in general 18mm is often used as standard. One of the reasons for moisture resistant MDF is it tends to machine and take paint better than standard MDF it also has the properties ...
by Meccarroll
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: inset brush seal - can anyone identify?
Replies: 15
Views: 919

Re: inset brush seal - can anyone identify?

It looks like aquamac 63 on the edge of the doors , not 21 and it doesnt get recessed into a grove . I did a quick internet scan for Aquamac 63 and found this https://www.axminster.co.uk/axcaliber-weather-seal-cutter-for-aquamac-63-compression-seal-666268 and a few similar methods. A few years ago ...
by Meccarroll
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Help with dust collector & remote pls
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: Help with dust collector & remote pls

Ha! I was not fishing for complements honest. I'm just a bit pissed that they could not be bother even to say they had got my diagram or even that they did not understand it lol. Bob It does not hurt to speak the truth every now and then and a compliment is very little compared your help you give u...
by Meccarroll
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Help with dust collector & remote pls
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: Help with dust collector & remote pls

LOL I picked this up over on UKW. To do it means bypassing the thermal overload in the motor and some careful wiring. Rather than publish the method widely I sent the OP a diagram by PM as well as to another member with a "ME TOO" request. I've not heard a thing from either of them. :evil: Pearls b...
by Meccarroll
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Help with dust collector & remote pls
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: Help with dust collector & remote pls

9 fingers also known as Bob is the man for this sort of thing he is the forum wizard on motors and electrics. Give him a bit of time and as soon as he spots this thread I'll bet you get a reply.
by Meccarroll
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Bespoke Kitchen and Utility
Replies: 11
Views: 984

Re: Bespoke Kitchen and Utility

I nearly bought the Fuji system but as I already had the compressor it made more sense to go for the much cheaper DeVilbiss. Then again I've never tried the Fuji so it may not be any better? I think Steves setup is one of the higher powered Earlex systems, he seems to like it and it obviously does ...
by Meccarroll
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Bespoke Kitchen and Utility
Replies: 11
Views: 984

Re: Bespoke Kitchen and Utility

I've got a DeVilbiss HVLP gun which works from a compressor and I get quite a bit of overspray so I assume the dedicated HVLP systems like the Earlex must create less? I have checked on my gun (FLG5) and it's a "compliant" gun meaning it's supposed to put more paint on the object than in the air in...
by Meccarroll
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Bespoke Kitchen and Utility
Replies: 11
Views: 984

Re: Bespoke Kitchen and Utility

Hi Mark. Thanks for all the questions. Before I try to answer them this is my set up for spraying:......................................................................................Hope this helps, but feel free to ask anything else. Cheers Steve Yes Steve, very very helpful indeed and how very ...
by Meccarroll
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: inset brush seal - can anyone identify?
Replies: 15
Views: 919

Re: inset brush seal - can anyone identify?

You'll have read in another thread about Steve's fabulous kitchen build for my daughter's new home. Sadly the guys who did her bifold doors were not up to the same standard. Amongst other problems one of the brush seals in the underside of one of the doors has slid out of place and been mangled as ...
by Meccarroll
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: ITECH 310S PLANER THICKNESSER
Replies: 3
Views: 380

Re: ITECH 310S PLANER THICKNESSER

I use a Holtstech 12" (300mm) planer/thickness machine which is nice and accurate but the thicknesser can only manage about 2.5mm each pass (softwood) so can take some time when resurfacing a lot of sawn timber. It cost me £800 second hand about ten years ago so your ITECH certainly seems a good pri...
by Meccarroll
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Bespoke Kitchen and Utility
Replies: 11
Views: 984

Re: Bespoke Kitchen and Utility

Hi Steve I wonder if you could enlighten me a little about the paint you used: Tikkurila Helmi furniture paint. I have been using "Acid Catalysed paint" (originally being told that it needed no special precautions for H&S) but on doing some reading about the product `I found it can be quite damaging...
by Meccarroll
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Robland saw/machinery reviews
Replies: 12
Views: 470

Re: Robland saw/machinery reviews

davidpidge wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:21 pm
That seems too good to be true!
Yeah, new account with no feedback. 2 panel saws listed for way below market value and I've seen those altendorf photos before.
Ebay con.
The advert does say viewings by appointment but then it's in Northern Island so I take your point.
by Meccarroll
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Robland saw/machinery reviews
Replies: 12
Views: 470

Re: Robland saw/machinery reviews

I've got a griggio with 3.2m table atm so will just need the same size but would love a powered rip fence and digital read outs on all stops and fence. Hoping to find something for around 6k. From a dealer who can deliver and install. There's a large selection of scm about. Seems like you already k...
by Meccarroll
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Robland saw/machinery reviews
Replies: 12
Views: 470

Re: Robland saw/machinery reviews

I have been looking at SCM used machines now. Just trying to find a dealer with a decent range of stock to go and see. If you are now looking at SCM panel saws I'd think any in their range will be accurate enough for most users needs. All the SCM panel saws are powerful enough for medium ripping jo...
by Meccarroll
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Robland saw/machinery reviews
Replies: 12
Views: 470

Re: Robland saw/machinery reviews

SCM are quite good machines, I think the name Mini Max are the same. To really obtain accuracy for cabinet making consistently you normally have to think professional machine which adds to the price tag initially but can be redeemed to some extent if you sell on. Startright Robland have some reasona...
by Meccarroll
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Kitchen Island
Replies: 6
Views: 868

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: 11
Views: 984

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: 6
Views: 868

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: 856

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: 554

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: 806

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: 517

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: 680

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: 680

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: 665

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 ...