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by Meccarroll
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Tablesaw upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 124

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 ...
by Meccarroll
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Compost bin - board shrinkage question
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Re: Compost bin - board shrinkage question

Wood that is left outside can and will take in water if not treated. It is normal to expect/allow for some movement when building items for outside use. The more you expect the item to be in contact with water the more you should allow for movement. Movement acts in both shrinkage and expansion so a...
by Meccarroll
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Table Saw Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 236

Re: Table Saw Advice

Thank you for the tip regarding the blade but I actually suspect that the drive belt is a little stretched so isn't transferring the power to the blade arbor correctly. However due to the dust collection mods I made, dismantling the saw to turn it over and have a proper look at the belt is quite a ...
by Meccarroll
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Table Saw Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 236

Re: Table Saw Advice

Don't bother with any of those they'll all be inaccurate, noisy, next to non existent dust collection and potentially unsafe as you'll be fighting against the machine all the time. There are a few things absolutely necessary for a table saw to produce accurate repeatable work (their sole purpose). ...
by Meccarroll
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Table Saw Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 236

Re: Table Saw Advice

I think the Metabo has a three year warranty and the Scheppach has a one year warranty. That would be enough to swing it for me. Although to add to that the Metabo does seem to have a slight advantage in specification. So definitely Metabo in that case. Otherwise I'd suggest a test run and see which...
by Meccarroll
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Cooksley machines
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: Cooksley machines

Cooksley put me in mind of the old style heavy cast machine. You can sometimes buy these machines for peanuts and mostly three phase unless converted. I would think the safety features are limited but a well cared for machine could easily outlast it's owner. Some of the machines are simple like spin...
by Meccarroll
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: External door question
Replies: 10
Views: 401

Re: External door question

I have made hardwood doors in the past from sapele, stopped the tenons from penetrating through the stiles and just glued them with Cascamite glue. They have been fine (external front doors too). I did it that way because tenons always shrink and protrude on the stiles and I preferred, at the time, ...
by Meccarroll
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Coffee Table
Replies: 3
Views: 492

Re: Coffee Table

Looks like a nice clean job and the two halves line up nicely, well done!
by Meccarroll
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: field gate
Replies: 3
Views: 357

Re: field gate

Thanks for replying Mark This is the design I would like to go with [url=https://ibb.co/sHWJwn0] https://i.ibb.co/yS4Bytw/Gate-specs.jpg [/url Made out of iroko and 70mm thick. Not sure on the posts yet. Anyone with any thoughts greatly appreciated John I made a couple of similar gates a while back...
by Meccarroll
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Torch on felt advice
Replies: 10
Views: 714

Re: Torch on felt advice

thatsnotafestool wrote:Proper job.

PS Can I have my blue ladder back now please ? :D Gawd..I got rid of mine...weighted a ton !


Cheers Roger, and I find your blue ladder very handy, so No! Lol
by Meccarroll
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Torch on felt advice
Replies: 10
Views: 714

Re: Torch on felt advice

Just thought I'd update this post with a few pictures which might be of interest to some. Quite a hole! https://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i448/meccyclinguk/Garage%20Roof/IMG_0248.jpg Some of the rotten roof timbers https://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i448/meccyclinguk/Garage%20Roof/PICT2129.jpg ...
by Meccarroll
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: What finishing sander?
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Re: What finishing sander?

Think I'd tend to go with a corded sander myself but mainly because you tend to use a sander in a workshop environment where power is not usually a problem. The orbit or size of circle made by the sander will dictate the finish to some extent along with the choice of sandpaper used. If I was looking...
by Meccarroll
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Door stay for top hung door on face frame cabinets
Replies: 2
Views: 289

Re: Door stay for top hung door on face frame cabinets

I used a strut similar to the below on a recent kitchen which gave a soft close effect and held up the doors well. I think the hinges we used may or may not have been unsprung but I can't remember so I'd check with the supplier of the strut for recommendations. https://www.hafele.co.uk/en/product/au...
by Meccarroll
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Torch on felt advice
Replies: 10
Views: 714

Re: Torch on felt advice

Ive done loads of it in my younger days, if done right will easily last 25+ years. You can hire torch an gas if you want to save a bit more. Im having a few beers just now but ill do a sketch in morning of how the drip goes with the felt if its any use to you. Is it green mineral on top or a clean ...
by Meccarroll
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: field gate
Replies: 3
Views: 357

Re: field gate

I would order a piece of timber wide enough to cut the curved stile straight from the slab. You could joint the stile on the curve it if you were looking to save money on timber but I don't think I'd go down that route for the small additional cost myself. If you do joint the curve don't use PVA, us...
by Meccarroll
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A small commission for £
Replies: 11
Views: 1665

Re: A small commission for £

Well, well, well. LOML was very much on my case to outsource this given all the other stuff I've got to do and much as I'd liked to have had a crack, I could see her point. So I recently contacted a local firm who looked the bees knees. Bottom line - they see it as a lot of work onsite especially a...
by Meccarroll
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Screw Size ID
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Re: Screw Size ID

Yes, the first number is the head size the second number is the length of screw. When I first started in carpentry screws were in old style head and length. We would mainly use old sizes heads of 6,7,8,10 and 12 (yes no No 9's). And the length's were in inches or part inches. Now they are in millime...
by Meccarroll
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Torch on felt advice
Replies: 10
Views: 714

Re: Torch on felt advice

Thank you very much for the replies chaps, it's encouraging to hear that so many of you have done similar work with success. I do like the sound of the fibreglass system Jason but the two garages I am doing link to another in a block of garages which already has torch on felt applied so I'm staying ...
by Meccarroll
Fri May 24, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Torch on felt advice
Replies: 10
Views: 714

Torch on felt advice

Hi all, am currently replacing the sheeting etc on two adjacent flat Garage roofs (One family member at cost the other one is my daughter so free). I've had a quote for re-felting (Torch on) and the chap wants £950.00 to felt both. The total area is 5.2m long by 5.4m wide. At this point I've just st...
by Meccarroll
Mon May 20, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Guidance on pricing window repairs please
Replies: 5
Views: 422

Re: Guidance on pricing window repairs please

First one is a complete new window frame, The box-frame is also a complete new window but the others you could splice repair and make new sashes...... Cost is always a factor mate but there comes a time when the clients need to put their hands in their pockets and pay for a proper job. Well you are...
by Meccarroll
Wed May 15, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Guidance on pricing window repairs please
Replies: 5
Views: 422

Guidance on pricing window repairs please

Hi all I have been mainly working on site (Day work so not priced) for about three years and got totally out of pricing joinery repairs. I have been asked to price for some window repairs see pics below: 1. First one is a single glazed storm proof sash. Looks like the cill needs replacing and two ja...
by Meccarroll
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sash Window Mastic
Replies: 6
Views: 382

Re: Sash Window Mastic

thatsnotafestool wrote: but the listing people missed us :D So we can do what the hell we like !


Until now that is :lol:
by Meccarroll
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Re: Sunburst Dining Table
Replies: 4
Views: 756

Re: Re: Sunburst Dining Table

There's a great WIP here, Mark, if you're interested. http://thewoodhaven2.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=3659 You're absolutely right...it's a beautiful piece Cheers for the link Roger, it's a very nice piece of furniture and it will be very interesting to read all about the making of if. Mark
by Meccarroll
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Re: Sunburst Dining Table
Replies: 4
Views: 756

Re: Sunburst Dining Table

First impressions are excellent, looks to be extremely well finished. The top is superb, v.nice.
by Meccarroll
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: driveway gates
Replies: 26
Views: 4742

Re: driveway gates

All looks very nice to my eyes. A very good job indeed!
by Meccarroll
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Remote control for 110V Site Vacuum?
Replies: 10
Views: 600

Re: Remote control for 110V Site Vacuum?

No Probs Mark You and other forum users are welcome to pick through what remains of my brain lol. You might find some helpful bits in here even though it is three phase. http://www.thewoodhaven2.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=3921 Bob Took a quick look at the link Bob, I think I'll have to sit down...
by Meccarroll
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Remote control for 110V Site Vacuum?
Replies: 10
Views: 600

Re: Remote control for 110V Site Vacuum?

If it helps, I could order the remote for you and investigate the wiring. I've possible got some 110v contactors here too. I'd rough wire it and then send it to you to stuff in a box with your 110v connectors. Would that help? Bob I'm slightly ahead on this already, I've ordered both items. I place...
by Meccarroll
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: iroko garden gate
Replies: 1
Views: 274

Re: iroko garden gate

Hi, if I use screws, I tend to use two screws per board and that is how I see it done mostly. If I was nailing a hardwood door I would probably lean toward using rose headed nails, two per board. Place any fixings on a diagonal, 45deg line. lowest fixing on the hinge side (bottom edge of board) top ...
by Meccarroll
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Remote control for 110V Site Vacuum?
Replies: 10
Views: 600

Re: Remote control for 110V Site Vacuum?

The you tube guy is basically on the right track but the soundtrack is full of little errors and crap presentation. The packaging is awful and no way is that sort of thing gonna get past a site inspector. You could start with one of these or similar ebay no 333008845847 a nice chunky contactor A 11...
by Meccarroll
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Remote control for 110V Site Vacuum?
Replies: 10
Views: 600

Re: Remote control for 110V Site Vacuum?

Here is a link to a Utube video, looks like it could be a US made video and I have made a check on the parts which I can buy from ebay.

The link: https://youtu.be/DODs-wL07OI
by Meccarroll
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Remote control for 110V Site Vacuum?
Replies: 10
Views: 600

Re: Remote control for 110V Site Vacuum?

Sorry Mark, only just seen this. Problem is 110v. most of these switches are plug in to 13amp socket so expect 240v ac in. 12v wireless switches exist but then you need a 110v wall wart type power supply. I think you are going to need to look over the pond and import something from USA as they will...
by Meccarroll
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: stair spindles
Replies: 2
Views: 363

Re: stair spindles

On site we don't usually use much adhesive just pin the strips between the spindles with panel pins and a small drop of PVA glue. You can put a small flat on the tip of the panel pin by tapping it with a hammer first. Flatting the pin tip helps to prevent splitting the small strip. If you wanted to ...
by Meccarroll
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Remote control for 110V Site Vacuum?
Replies: 10
Views: 600

Re: Remote control for 110V Site Vacuum?

BoB where are you?
by Meccarroll
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Advice on a Kitchen cabinet door - with divided panel
Replies: 4
Views: 431

Re: Advice on a Kitchen cabinet door - with divided panel

Looking at the door and panel arrangement it appears that the middle mullion is there to cover the gap made by the central groove between the panel. You could possibly obtain the same effect by simply applying a groove to the panel before assembly and doing away with the mullion. 1. You could make a...
by Meccarroll
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Remote control for 110V Site Vacuum?
Replies: 10
Views: 600

Remote control for 110V Site Vacuum?

Hi all, I recently purchased a site vacuum, Hilti VCU 40, rated at 1100w running on 110v power supply. The VCU vacuum does not have a power take off point for 110v tools, you have to do the switching manually. In any case when using battery operated tools an automatic function is of no use as these ...
by Meccarroll
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Hanging Doors - Any Tips??
Replies: 4
Views: 704

Re: Hanging Doors - Any Tips??

Unless the doors are hardwood I tend to cut the hinges out with a chisel, I find it quicker than setting up a router and messing about clamping a jig but that's just me. Using a router and jig is probably going to be the best option for most though. If the door is oversized I tend to offer it up to ...
by Meccarroll
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Dovetail Jig
Replies: 4
Views: 718

Re: Dovetail Jig

I'd think about buying a Leigh Dovetail Jig. You might have to pay between £250-£300 on ebay for a second hand one but they are the des-res of Dovetail Jigs and a re-sale is likely to recoup all of your original outlay.

Yes I use one and it's a great bit of kit.

Mark
by Meccarroll
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: FOX F50-800-110 Wet & Dry Vacuum
Replies: 2
Views: 364

Re: FOX F50-800-110 Wet & Dry Vacuum

Mark You could save your pennies and buy one of these £43.99 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SwitZer-Wet-and-Dry-Industrial-Vacuum-Cleaner-20-80L-1-2-3KW-Hoover-Steel-Tank/113355635951?hash=item1a6485bcef:m:mngu-oPZrvs6kBP_ukSnMKQ I've got one that I use with my Kapex. Does what it says on the tin. Also...
by Meccarroll
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: FOX F50-800-110 Wet & Dry Vacuum
Replies: 2
Views: 364

FOX F50-800-110 Wet & Dry Vacuum

Any one used a FOX F50-800-110 Wet & Dry Vacuum ? I need a vacuum or dust extractor for occasional site use mainly for my Dewalt Flip saw. I don't really want to pay a fortune as it's only occasional use at the moment about 4 hours a week and I could buy a new Fox as above for around £150 so jus...
by Meccarroll
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Roofing question
Replies: 15
Views: 1706

Re: Roofing question

A bit more information on floor timber sizes which may or may not be useful: https://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i448/meccyclinguk/Floor%20Joist/Floor1.jpg http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i448/meccyclinguk/Floor%20Joist/Floor%202.jpg http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i448/meccyclinguk/Floor%2...

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