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by Meccarroll
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Gothic arch architrave
Replies: 31
Views: 2373

Re: Gothic arch architrave

Very interesting, much better to do than the everyday bread and butter stuff.
by Meccarroll
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Gothic arch architrave
Replies: 31
Views: 2373

Re: Gothic arch architrave

jfc wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:42 pm
Should have the window made this week and have the cutters for the architrave .

You making a New Window as well as the Architraves or curved Architraves Jason? Photos and a write up or it just did not happen! LoL :D
by Meccarroll
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Just starting out and need table saw advice
Replies: 6
Views: 814

Re: Just starting out and need table saw advice

I work on site and use "Saw Boards" a lot, just make them up on site as needed. Changing the blade in your Circular Saw for a sharp one will make a big difference and there are a lot of different saw blades designed for different cutting operations. I change my blades for cutting sheet material, lam...
by Meccarroll
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Do I need a CNC machine?
Replies: 1
Views: 441

Re: Do I need a CNC machine?

Yes
by Meccarroll
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Planter box mitre frame
Replies: 1
Views: 417

Re: Planter box mitre frame

Well I must say the planter looks very nicely made, well done there! Regarding the shrinkage I would expect that to happen on decking that is mitred and put outside. The timber may have been too damp when you first made the joints and so shrank after built. Even if timber seems dry to the touch and ...
by Meccarroll
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Continuous "piano" hinges
Replies: 3
Views: 507

Re: Continuous "piano" hinges

You could just use a countersink to sink the screw heads into the hinge enough so they don't protrude. Save you bothering about sizing and you can just get on with the job. It is possible to countersink with a metal drill but be very careful the drill bit does not snatch and make the countersink too...
by Meccarroll
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Help with building a wooden gazebo
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: Help with building a wooden gazebo

9fingers wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:52 am
Felt shingles on OSB will possibly be a good mid range solution on logevity and appearance grounds
Bob
I too think the above could look pretty nice. Depends upon your finances too!
by Meccarroll
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Best Way to Make Semi-Headed Window/Door Frame
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Re: Best Way to Make Semi-Headed Window/Door Frame

Making the arch depends upon which way "YOU" find is most useful and practical to you your equipment and time. I used your friends methed for one arch I made and it worked well but your method for another which also worked well. Both methods are fine but I'd say with your method you generally have t...
by Meccarroll
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Dust extraction for Table saw and Mitre saw
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: Dust extraction for Table saw and Mitre saw

I haven't looked at the specification of your Numatic George for filtering but a lot of hoovers including the Henry Hoover don't filter the particles enough for industrial or semi industrial use. So you are most likely sucking up sawdust but ejecting very fine particles back into your work area with...
by Meccarroll
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Bandsaw for Workshop 10 x 14
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Bandsaw for Workshop 10 x 14

9fingers wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:57 am
You do do a lot worse than a second hand startrite. As long as the tyres are ok, everything else are standard bits, bearings belts etc

Bob
+1 on that Bob, I have one and for an average size workshop they are fine.
by Meccarroll
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Is project structurally sound?
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: Is project structurally sound?

My opinion, although it differs womewhat from others, is that it would hold and be stable in all directions provided the joints have good mating faces that fit close together and the glue you use is of a good quality. My reasoning is you have quite a large glue area around each joint and the glue ca...
by Meccarroll
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: New to woodworking, tips for outdoor project
Replies: 11
Views: 656

Re: New to woodworking, tips for outdoor project

Dangerboy101, I would say you have done a great job for your first project, so well done. Receiving advice then making your own decision is part of being on a forum, in the end what you do is your choice. I really like what you have done, it looks good, and I am looking forward to seeing your next p...
by Meccarroll
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Old Roof Joists
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: Old Roof Joists

I have worked on many roofs over the past 44 years and some of the timber from older roofs is very good quality redwood ( Just a small edit : Redwood is a term often used to describe "Scotts Pine" and Joinery quality timber but has little to do with the actual timber taken from a Redwood tree :D ) ...
by Meccarroll
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Old Roof Joists
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: Old Roof Joists

I have worked on many roofs over the past 44 years and some of the timber from older roofs is very good quality redwood, similar quality or better quality than timber being sold for joinery today. I made my back door from reclaimed timber that I had taken out of a roof about ten years ago and it's v...
by Meccarroll
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Refitting botched bifold door installation.
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Re: Refitting botched bifold door installation.

It's a great shame Roger that you, your daughter and son in law have had all this trouble. I have not had to install any bifold doors myself but have been asked to remedy a couple of sets that had been poorly installed. I think you have showed a lot of tolerance in this and it was probably better th...
by Meccarroll
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Ok how many of you guys would..............
Replies: 17
Views: 569

Re: Ok how many of you guys would..............

jfc wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:29 pm
............... proper innit . Plus i have a tenoner and dont own a domino . :lol:
Only one Tenoner Jase? and NO domino.........About time you did something proper innit! ;) LoL
by Meccarroll
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Ok how many of you guys would..............
Replies: 17
Views: 569

Re: Ok how many of you guys would..............

Thinking this through a bit more....a Domino is nothing more than a loose tenon. So if the Domino has the same dimensions as a loose tenon...and it was pegged at both ends then................ ........................Then it would be a loose tenon not a Domino ;) . It's good but so far as I can see...
by Meccarroll
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Ok how many of you guys would..............
Replies: 17
Views: 569

Re: Ok how many of you guys would..............

Doesn't the standard M&T allow more water in ? That mortice...cut all the way through to the 'open' end of the stile. Now a Domino on the other hand...nice and cosy inside its own little pocket. On the subject...why does a haunched M&T resist twist and an ordinary one doesn't ? Allegedly. 1. If you...
by Meccarroll
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Ok how many of you guys would..............
Replies: 17
Views: 569

Re: Ok how many of you guys would..............

Personally I can not see how a Domino joint can be any stronger than a traditional M&T joint, that point would have to be backed up by some real logic and I just can not see any to back that statement up. Overall I think the M&T is a better joint for the points you make Leveller. Domino is probably ...
by Meccarroll
Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Planer thicknesser quandry.
Replies: 26
Views: 853

Re: Planer thicknesser quandry.

But we're not comparing Sedgwicks with Wadkins for Ollie as the Wadkin is too large. It's really a toss-up between the Sedgwick and the Hammer, as far as I can see, for Ollie. The Wadkin BAOS is a nice size machine and I would compare it to a Sedgwick MB, I did just that in a ship repair workshop a...
by Meccarroll
Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Planer thicknesser quandry.
Replies: 26
Views: 853

Re: Planer thicknesser quandry.

Holy crap Check this beast out https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wadkin-BTS630-Planer-Thicknesser/264754400909?hash=item3da4978e8d:g:1fkAAOSw0t5e2kcj No aluminium here. On some of the older Wadkin machines the infeed roller is sectioned meaning they can individually feed several pieces of timber through t...
by Meccarroll
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Planer thicknesser quandry.
Replies: 26
Views: 853

Re: Planer thicknesser quandry.

Ollie, if this does not float your boat nothing will. Fully check out the seller to ensure this is a genuine sale though as there are some con artist about.

https://www.gumtree.com/p/planers/felde ... 1373070801


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by Meccarroll
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: New to woodworking, tips for outdoor project
Replies: 11
Views: 656

Re: New to woodworking, tips for outdoor project

CLS a general use standard structural timber quite often used in areas where it's not seen so minor defects are not considered too important. It's often used for areas such as studwork, boxing and noggins etc. If you are making an outside bench for your first woodwork project it's probably not too b...
by Meccarroll
Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Planer thicknesser quandry.
Replies: 26
Views: 853

Re: Planer thicknesser quandry.

Ollie if you are currently using a Shepach 250 mm planer thicknesser then changing to any 300mm cast iron planer will seem very different. I have used the Shepach 250 planer for three months while working for a shop fitting company and found it to be very capable indeed. Changing from surface planin...
by Meccarroll
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Where do you get your wood/lumber
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: Where do you get your wood/lumber

Take a look for your local timber merchants and see what they have. There may be someone on ebay selling near to you. It's always best to look the stock over before buying unless you can trust the supplier.
by Meccarroll
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Planer thicknesser quandry.
Replies: 26
Views: 853

Re: Planer thicknesser quandry.

.....they are miles better than any of the current Axminster, startrite, Sedgwick etc trade offerings. .... Are you sure ? :o All the Sedgwicks I've seen have a fixed set of tables. I do like the build quality of sedgwick machines Roger and you are right they do have fixed surface tables, that's no...
by Meccarroll
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Working with 4mm Ply
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: Working with 4mm Ply

Yes 4mm ply is rather thin and can bend, more so with cheap poor quality ply too. Without drawings is difficult to determine what you are actually doing with the cut out parts apart from forming the profile of a gun from laminated ply. You probably can't post pictures but they help people understand...
by Meccarroll
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Planer thicknesser quandry.
Replies: 26
Views: 853

Re: Planer thicknesser quandry.

I started with an aluminium built 250mm DeWalt planer thicknesser which did the job but was slow, I upgraded to a 300mm cast iron Holtztec planer thicknesser (same as Startrite) which is a better machine by far but still slow as its cutting depth is limited to 3mm at a time. The surface tables have ...
by Meccarroll
Wed May 27, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Dewalt dw50 planer/thicknesser
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: Dewalt dw50 planer/thicknesser

I used to own one of these many years ago but never had your problem. Is there any way to make an adjustment on the actual cutting block or is it permanently fixed?
by Meccarroll
Mon May 25, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Eurocyliner lock
Replies: 12
Views: 553

Re: Eurocyliner lock

These should help. Just check your backseat when ordering.
The backset is the horizontal distance from the edge of a door to the centre of a lockset; thus, the distance a lockset is 'set back' from the edge of a door is called its backset. It's usually around 44mm and 57mm.



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by Meccarroll
Mon May 25, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Eurocyliner lock
Replies: 12
Views: 553

Re: Eurocyliner lock

The euro cylinder only needs to be long enough so it is flush with any door furniture such as cover plates handles etc. It's not too difficult to get right. Perhaps the biggest problem will be matching any cover plates finishes with the existing finish of the handles stc in your house. Any decent ca...
by Meccarroll
Sun May 24, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Eurocyliner lock
Replies: 12
Views: 553

Re: Eurocyliner lock

ironmongerydirect.co.uk ? As above or screwfix will have them. There will be a screw (sometimes behind a faceplate fitted to the case) which holds the euro cylinder in place. If there is a faceplate, take the faceplate off then undo the screw and pull out the euro cylinder. You may have to turn the...
by Meccarroll
Sun May 24, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Does anyone recognise this unit ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1130

Re: Does anyone recognise this unit ?

bathroom wall unit.png TIA Yes it's a wall unit LoL! You must have been a consultant in an earlier life, Mark ! A shepherd was herding his flock in a remote pasture when suddenly a brand-new BMW advanced out of the dust cloud towards him. The driver, a young man in a Broni suit, Gucci shoes, Ray Ba...
by Meccarroll
Sun May 24, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Does anyone recognise this unit ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1130

Re: Does anyone recognise this unit ?

thatsnotafestool wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:10 pm
bathroom wall unit.png

TIA
Yes it's a wall unit LoL!
by Meccarroll
Fri May 15, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Question on cutting
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Re: Question on cutting

9fingers wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 8:05 am
Use your existing method to cut an undersized opening. Cut to final size with a template and guide bush on the router. This will leave radiussed corners which can be squared out with a wide sharp chisel.
Bob
That's how I would do it too.
by Meccarroll
Thu May 07, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Small Business Grant Fund Grants...........
Replies: 21
Views: 1762

Re: Small Business Grant Fund Grants...........

mark270981 wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 8:29 am
I think I will explore it all further tomorrow

Thank you for taking your time on this it’s much appreciated
Really sorry to hear what you are experiencing Mark.

I might help if you contact your local MP they can sometimes step in to help.

All the best.
by Meccarroll
Sat May 02, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Round groove in dowel.
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Re: Round groove in dowel.

Another way if you have a router table you could make a hinged jig. Hold the peg in the jig then use the hinged jig to safely drop the peg onto the cutter. Quick and clean once you have made the jig.
by Meccarroll
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Gothic arch architrave
Replies: 31
Views: 2373

Re: Gothic arch architrave

jfc wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:17 pm
Looks like this job is on . Great fun !
Photos please Jason, if you can.
by Meccarroll
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: The Halo to fight Covid - 19
Replies: 2
Views: 446

Re: The Halo to fight Covid - 19

Leveller has posted that he is already doing this. Just took a look at my workshop to see if it might be viable and it's in such a mess :lol: It's a v.good idea Jason and if it's possible then I'd be happy to do my bit. The only thing is that PPE has to be clean and although my workshop is fine for ...