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by Meccarroll
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: What to use for filling around panels, joints, etc?
Replies: 8
Views: 595

Re: What to use for filling around panels, joints, etc?

Have you tried a bead of caulk round the edge and a quick wipe over with a damp sponge to fill the edge. I don't think brummer or the morells filler will too easy round the panel. Calk might work in the way you suggest MJ80 but I have to admit I'm not a lover of calk. I've not had enough time latel...
by Meccarroll
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: What to use for filling around panels, joints, etc?
Replies: 8
Views: 595

Re: What to use for filling around panels, joints, etc?

[quote=cncpaul post_id=136851 time=<a href="tel:1603360065">1603360065</a> user_id=46] Try the Morrells one part multi colour filler. Cheers Paul I'll check it out. I did use brummer on some parts and that seemed to work ok but I think I need a different filler for large area panels. Mark, what do ...
by Meccarroll
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: How would you make this step stool?
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: How would you make this step stool?

With that assembly a simple jointing method would be to simply use battens glued and screwed to the underside of the treads/risers and sides. If you want a slightly stronger construction you could tong the risers the the sides. There are lots of jointing methods but if you have trouble with mortice ...
by Meccarroll
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: What to use for filling around panels, joints, etc?
Replies: 8
Views: 595

Re: What to use for filling around panels, joints, etc?

cncpaul wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:47 am
Try the Morrells one part multi colour filler.
Cheers Paul I'll check it out. I did use brummer on some parts and that seemed to work ok but I think I need a different filler for large area panels.
by Meccarroll
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: What to use for filling around panels, joints, etc?
Replies: 8
Views: 595

Re: What to use for filling around panels, joints, etc?

Over 500 views and no one has an answer LoL.
by Meccarroll
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Suggestions for circular pond surround?
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: Suggestions for circular pond surround?

You might also consider making your own cast sections out of concrete using a mould box and casting a concrete mix in it. You could put a curve on the box so it follows the radius to allow water to be dispersed. The mould box could be used to cast segments which can be later joined to form the circl...
by Meccarroll
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Guesstimate on drying time of 47mm pine (details inside)
Replies: 5
Views: 826

Re: Guesstimate on drying time of 47mm pine (details inside)

I did a bit of research on moisture meters a while back and found that some of the more expensive moisture meters are exactly the same as some cheap moister meters, they just have a different badge. I went for a rather cheap brennensthl moisture meter which works just fine. you will need to make man...
by Meccarroll
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Another Sliding Sash repair
Replies: 3
Views: 505

Re: Another Sliding Sash repair

With all the repairs done and a new sash made and fit all the window needs now is final painting. Ever bit of wood was wood preservative treated and primed on all edges before fitting and the cill and window reveals were sealed. If I am asked to repair a window as bad as this in future I'm going to ...
by Meccarroll
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Another Sliding Sash repair
Replies: 3
Views: 505

Re: Another Sliding Sash repair

The last sliding sash I repaired needed a sash repair also so I replaced the stile and bottom rail but matching the original jointing became time consuming so I simply made an entirely new sash for this window repair. You can see the bottom of the sash is quite rotten. PICT2773.JPG PICT2772.JPG
by Meccarroll
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Another Sliding Sash repair
Replies: 3
Views: 505

Re: Another Sliding Sash repair

I first stripped out the cill then cut the box sections for splicing. I mainly use half lap joints for splicing as I can screw and glue the joints which makes them quite strong and sturdy repairs. Normally repairs are not as extensive as these were and it is the cill and lower, outer box section tha...
by Meccarroll
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Another Sliding Sash repair
Replies: 3
Views: 505

Another Sliding Sash repair

I did some sliding sash repairs on a large house recently and took some photos so am posting them up, might help anyone who is thinking about doing some repairs themselves. Rotten window on first floor. This window had quite extensive rot on the cill box frame and even went through to the linings in...
by Meccarroll
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sliding sash repairs
Replies: 8
Views: 705

Re: Sliding sash repairs

woodsmith » Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:14 am Very nice job./quote] Thank you for your kind comment Woodsmith, like buttons would be quick. by thatsnotafestool » Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:53 am Excellent repair. T hank you Roger, in the past I have often thought, like you, that it might be advantageous to allow t...
by Meccarroll
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sliding sash repairs
Replies: 8
Views: 705

Re: Sliding sash repairs

Repairs to the bottom sash, one stile and bottom rail replaced,the new timber above is part of the repairs, I use coloured crayons to mark the rebate and moulds as it makes them easy to identify:

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by Meccarroll
Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sliding sash repairs
Replies: 8
Views: 705

Re: Sliding sash repairs

Original window after repairs:
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by Meccarroll
Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sliding sash repairs
Replies: 8
Views: 705

Sliding sash repairs

Hi all I initially posted about this job around a couple of years ago but could not do the work until recently, I thought some on here might fing it interesting. Photo of rotten Ground Floor Sliding Sash Window, quite a few on here suggested only a new window was an option. I did put that to the cli...
by Meccarroll
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Outward opening suffolk latch
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Re: Outward opening suffolk latch

A ledge and braced door on a cupboard does not need T hinges or a suffolk latch, you can use other items which may fit in better with what you want to achieve. I hung some ledge and braced doors on cupboards a few years back using ordinary 2 1/2" butt hinges a magnetic catch and a D handle, worked j...
by Meccarroll
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: What to use for filling around panels, joints, etc?
Replies: 8
Views: 595

What to use for filling around panels, joints, etc?

Hi all I have recently made some bedroom furniture and been spraying it. I used a cabinet jointing system from Freud, it produced good joints at the rails but gave a slight inward round where the panel slides in a groove. When it came to spraying, the inward v type groove caused some trouble for the...
by Meccarroll
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Timber pricing/size - rule of thumb?
Replies: 8
Views: 672

Re: Timber pricing/size - rule of thumb?

Thanks for the helpful comments. I've contacted a few merchants, and boy are they different. Both in attitude and prices. One (softwood) was about 60-70% more expensive than the others in the area. They also have a factory and I got the feeling that they aren't a "real" timber merchant - they'd jus...
by Meccarroll
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Is there a difference between wood glues?
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Re: Is there a difference between wood glues?

So at the retail park near my house Home Bargains sells 502 wood glue at £3.50 for 500ml, B&Q next door sell evo-stick at about £7.50/500ml. Is there a big difference, or is PVA just PVA? What Bob says is pretty much as it is. The waterproofing in glue does alter the structure to some extent and so...
by Meccarroll
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Draw runners?
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Re: Draw runners?

davidpidge wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:50 pm
Stick with blum movento. Best there is and smooth closing action.
Just fit the Blum runners I ordered this morning and have got to say they were fairly simple to fit and work really nice.
by Meccarroll
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: Hello everyone

I work as a paid carpenter (professional) and I see a lot of work that is crude from people who claim the be carpenters. The work you have done is more than satisfactory. As Bob has said just aim to improve as you go along and keep it up.
by Meccarroll
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Stanley 45 A gift from an old joiner
Replies: 4
Views: 574

Re: Stanley 45 A gift from an old joiner

That was very nice of the chap to give you that plane Jason. I have the updated version which I used to put a bead as a break on rebated doors but has now sat for many years being idle. They are handy on the odd occasion you need them.
by Meccarroll
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Draw runners?
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Re: Draw runners?

Mark, These are a cheaper option for the future https://www.jsfurniture.co.uk/furniture-accessories/drawer-runners/soft-close-under-mounting-concealed-full-extension-runners-drawer-detail.html Paul Cheers for that Paul, looks very similar fitting instructions to Blum. Habe you used them and if so w...
by Meccarroll
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Draw runners?
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Re: Draw runners?

Got this sorted, I have ordered some Blum tandem, blumotion draw runners (full extension). Buying these draw runners from main retailers the cost would be around £36 for a pair or more including p&p. Eventually I found a seller on eBay selling a set at £26 so made the purchase. It was the p&p that w...
by Meccarroll
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Draw runners?
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Draw runners?

Hi all currently making this unit for a spare bedroom and need some under-mount draw runners. I am going to make a box for the draw and fix a front to it.

The dimensions are 530mm deep about 200mm high and about 800mm wide. It will only hold clothing and light items. Any suggestions?

TIA Mark
by Meccarroll
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Rocking Horse Restoration
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: Rocking Horse Restoration

As woodsmith, give the paint enough time to harden. I have sprayed acid catalysed paint and initially I could easily catch and scrape paint from the edges but after about three weeks it was as hard as nails.
by Meccarroll
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Timber pricing/size - rule of thumb?
Replies: 8
Views: 672

Re: Timber pricing/size - rule of thumb?

Hi all, New to woodworking so pardon ignorance. Is there a rule of thumb for merchant pricing of sawn timber? Are bigger sizes proportionally more expensive, that is, would 2x8 generally be twice the price of 2x4, or does it get cheaper per volume as you go bigger? Are there any sizes that are gene...
by Meccarroll
Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Switchboard stand
Replies: 4
Views: 1438

Re: Switchboard stand

Well you did it and must have a nice feeling no you have completed your project. It is not quite the norm and rather unusual but you have executed the job well. Excellent!
by Meccarroll
Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sandlefors door furniture. Looking for mechanism...
Replies: 4
Views: 350

Re: Sandlefors door furniture. Looking for mechanism...

Peborgh wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:09 am
Sorry but the one from Screwfix - 943HP does not. It is too long by nearly a cm and the square hole for the axle of the latch knob is 8mm whereas the square axle is around 4mm.

Where else can I look?

Thanks,

peter
Try looking at "Ironmongery Direct"
by Meccarroll
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Floating shelf bracket for books?
Replies: 7
Views: 356

Re: Floating shelf bracket for books?

Ate they going into an alcove? I have build and installed ladder frames into the alcoves then clad them with veneered and solid front. It can be a pain to fit, scribing and sometimes templates but they look good when done. Price wise I always found shelves are always mote expensive than you would t...
by Meccarroll
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Floating shelf bracket for books?
Replies: 7
Views: 356

Re: Floating shelf bracket for books?

Thank you all for the replies, having listened to the replies and now think the time needed to line up floating shelving might end up being too costly. To be honest when I was asked about shelving I originally thought it was a relatively easy job which would not cost a fortune in materials or time b...
by Meccarroll
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Floating shelf bracket for books?
Replies: 7
Views: 356

Floating shelf bracket for books?

Hi all just finished a small job and been asked if I can now fit some shelving on a brick wall to take books. The shelves will be 300mm wide and 1700mm long and have to take the weight of books. Customer does not have a fixed plan for what they want except maybe having the shelving in a a mahogany f...
by Meccarroll
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Gable Apex Joint?
Replies: 4
Views: 702

Re: Gable Apex Joint?

jfc wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:24 am
Agree ! We have had nine weeks of lock down with no work and youre showing off with a day out at the sea side !
You are impressed aren't you Jason.
by Meccarroll
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Gable Apex Joint?
Replies: 4
Views: 702

Re: Gable Apex Joint?

This is the other end of the building:

First two photos are the junction at the eves and the last photo is the other Apex detail:
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by Meccarroll
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Please help
Replies: 5
Views: 929

Re: Please help

I’ve been given some advice on the Machine I’ve put it up for sale at £300 but I’m open to offers Take any advice on price with a pinch of salt especially where older machines are concerned. How much an old machine is worth depends on who's looking and the trouble they are prepared to goo to to get...
by Meccarroll
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Briquette making
Replies: 6
Views: 1128

Re: Briquette making

Really sorry to hear that Mark, but you have a very good business head on your shoulders and I'm sure you will survive because you have the drive to do it!
by Meccarroll
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Gable Apex Joint?
Replies: 4
Views: 702

Gable Apex Joint?

Not my work, but does anyone know if this is the correct way to join the apex on a gable?

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by Meccarroll
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Gothic arch architrave
Replies: 42
Views: 5972

Re: Gothic arch architrave

Nice work Jason, I see you used the power feed on the curved sections after all. Looks like it was a bit of learning curve in the end, LoL ;) .

Great Job!
by Meccarroll
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Confidence crisis!
Replies: 4
Views: 857

Re: Confidence crisis!

Hi all. I’m not totally new to woodworking, but I am new to trying to do it properly and trying to earn some money from it! I’m having a crisis, 2 broken bandsaw blades in 2 days. Am I asking too much of a cheap nasty machine, did I buy rubbish blades, am I just a ham fisted oaf? Made my own router...
by Meccarroll
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Briquette making
Replies: 6
Views: 1128

Re: Briquette making

mark270981 wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:19 pm
I have a briquette maker - bloody brilliant!!

I also have a fan assisted incinerator which is also fantastic!

For me it saves me a lot of money for sure
You back in full swing Mark?