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by Meccarroll
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Treating wood for outside
Replies: 7
Views: 276

Re: Treating wood for outside

Cuprinol clear preservative is quite good. Re apply every couple of years and you should be fine for year after year. Easy to apply and does the job!
by Meccarroll
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Treating wood for outside
Replies: 7
Views: 276

Re: Treating wood for outside

woodsmith wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:41 am
GunStreetGirl wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:56 am
Thanks, can you recommend a wood preservative too please?
Look for a 5 Star preservative, there are lots of makes, not sure if any are better than any other, and really soak the bits that are water traps as Mike mentioned.
This is excellent advice which I would also be 100% onboard with.
by Meccarroll
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:37 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Water drainage on treated framed trellis?
Replies: 2
Views: 848

Re: Water drainage on treated framed trellis?

As with Roger on this one. If you apply some clear wood preservative to the bottom each year they will probably last a lifetime.
by Meccarroll
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Treating wood for outside
Replies: 7
Views: 276

Re: Treating wood for outside

I have sanded down some pine cot rails that I want to use as trellis in the garden. Can anyone reccomend a product that will provide effective weather proofing. Is an outdoor varnish sufficient to make them last a few years? Or do I need to treat the wood. Thanks. Treat the wood with a wood preserv...
by Meccarroll
Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Using Festool KD (knock-down) fittings - landing cupboard
Replies: 4
Views: 336

Re: Using Festool KD (knock-down) fittings - landing cupboard

Excellent write up Roger, I was wondering how you may have got along with this project and know I know. I recently made a few items for a bedroom including a wardrobe which was put together with cam dowels and a couple of confirmat screws so the unit could be disassembled. The festool system looks i...
by Meccarroll
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: New to routers
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Re: New to routers

Hitachi 1/2" routers are a good price and powerful but I don't know if they would fit a table well. Ryobi do a good combination of table and router. Best to do a bit of research to see if they will meet your needs. But do come back and ask again.
by Meccarroll
Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Wadkin Vs Wadkin Bursgreen
Replies: 4
Views: 903

Re: Wadkin Vs Wadkin Bursgreen

Wadkin went under in the 2000s. Daltons bought the name, and AMS bought the intellectual property rights. Daltons now market new machines under the Wadkin brand, while AMS market new machines under the Wadkin-Burgreen brand. One, if not both, have their new machines manufactured in China. If you're...
by Meccarroll
Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Searching for somebody to make some kitchen molding including a bended segment?
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: Searching for somebody to make some kitchen molding including a bended segment?

I have a bunch of different moulding profiles but the problem is really cost. It is not cost effective for someone to run just 4m through a machine time wise. Also the time spent on profiling the a curved section is also costly. If you have an idea of what you want profile wise I probably have a nea...
by Meccarroll
Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Bandsaw Problem
Replies: 1
Views: 254

Re: Bandsaw Problem

Small bandsaws are not really made for re-sawing nor do most of them tend to be that good at it. I have a range of blade widths and I find the 10mm blades does most of what I need including ripping. I tend to check the set on my guides up each time I use the bandsaw, I always release the tension aft...
by Meccarroll
Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Door Panel
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: Door Panel

Thanks Mark, I'm going to break the panels into three parts, I'm really worried about cracking. I have been over thinking this for far too long. The difference in temperature ranges in the summer to the winter here can be quite extreme. In summer it has the lunch and afternoon sun, which can be utt...
by Meccarroll
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Door Panel
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: Door Panel

I have fielded panel to make for a front door and can't make my mind up which way to orientate it. Its going to be an insulated panel - sapele each side of some celotex, door is a crazy 88mm thick. The panel is a single unit and quite wide I can't make my mind up which way to joint it, with the gra...
by Meccarroll
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sliding sash repairs
Replies: 9
Views: 1177

Re: Sliding sash repairs

Without wishing to be offensive in any way, I feel that you are not benefiting yourself or the status of the trade by not refusing to spend time on this type of work. As you point out there are few good craftsmen about. Those semi skilled people you mention are probably charging an hourly rate high...
by Meccarroll
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Plywood kitchen
Replies: 11
Views: 707

Re: Plywood kitchen

cncpaul wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:14 pm
Here are a few guides
What a nice and very helpful post Paul.
by Meccarroll
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Plywood kitchen
Replies: 11
Views: 707

Re: Plywood kitchen

Width wise units usually start around 300m and go upwards in 100mm increments and for the height I'd look at the white goods (fridges etc) that you may want to stand under them and add about 10mm. There is some variation but most units are within 5 to 10 mm either way. You really need to look at the...
by Meccarroll
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: What to use for filling around panels, joints, etc?
Replies: 8
Views: 998

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: 998

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: 5
Views: 511

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: 998

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: 998

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: 5
Views: 706

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: 1132

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: 719

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: 719

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: 719

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: 719

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: 9
Views: 1177

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: 9
Views: 1177

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: 9
Views: 1177

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: 9
Views: 1177

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: 317

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: 998

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: 1080

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: 697

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: 796

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: 554

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: 976

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: 796

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: 796

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: 796

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: 334

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.