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by Meccarroll
Sat Nov 25, 2023 9:04 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Oak Framing and trusses
Replies: 0
Views: 335

Oak Framing and trusses

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by Meccarroll
Sun Oct 08, 2023 12:28 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Past project, tangent handrail
Replies: 497
Views: 81998

Re: Past project, tangent handrail

Oldboy22 wrote: Fri Jul 21, 2023 6:05 pm I’ve subscribed to the above channel, excellent content and plenty to watch if you’re interested in tangent handrails.
Yes took a look at the video Brian and looks interesting. Not had much opportunity to study the subject this summer I'm afraid but nice to see you still posting.
by Meccarroll
Sun Jun 25, 2023 10:18 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: How would you sort the ends of the joists?
Replies: 1
Views: 1824

Re: How would you sort the ends of the joists?

Option 1 might be the best. Option 2 is simpler for a DIY repair.
by Meccarroll
Tue May 23, 2023 7:37 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Spindle moulder tooling for sash windows
Replies: 2
Views: 27420

Re: Spindle moulder tooling for sash windows

I make quite a few replacement sashes for sash windows that are being renovated. 95% of them are an Ovolo moulding and I have a router cutter from Wealden Tools that is a pretty decent match for most of the windows i am replicating. I do moulding, scribing and rebating on the router table at the mo...
by Meccarroll
Tue May 23, 2023 7:29 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Ash kitchen Ialand Top - joining planks
Replies: 1
Views: 22469

Re: Ash kitchen Ialand Top - joining planks

Worktop clamps are intended for pulling together worktops in situ. I would probably use some 45x95 framed around the worktop in two places about 1200mm apart with a long 45x95 section as a carry handle so two people can carry the top. No worktop clamps for me!
by Meccarroll
Sat Apr 08, 2023 8:41 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sliding Patio Door Track and Corner Detail?
Replies: 2
Views: 1136

Re: Sliding Patio Door Track and Corner Detail?

The only suggestion l have is they weigh up to 275kg l would think of my back and give it a miss That is something that has crossed my mind Paul but I would only be making the frames and fitting them, I would leave fitting of the the glass to the glass suppliers. The glass has been specified at 8mm...
by Meccarroll
Fri Apr 07, 2023 3:03 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sliding Patio Door Track and Corner Detail?
Replies: 2
Views: 1136

Sliding Patio Door Track and Corner Detail?

Hi all, I've been asked to fit these sliding doors to the corner of a kitchen extension. The largest door is over 3m long and about 275kg so big and heavy. I'm having a couple of problems: 1. Locating a supplier of sliding track that can take both the size and weight of the doors. 2. Details of how ...
by Meccarroll
Wed Apr 05, 2023 2:59 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Glazing units
Replies: 8
Views: 1680

Re: Glazing units

All Thanks for all the help, Jason, Took a ride over to Christie glass today, ordered all my units and what a great price. opted for 4-16-4 argon filled as they stated that 4-12-4 couldnt be properly certified as U 1.2 as still in the verification stage whatever that means, also the BCO will need v...
by Meccarroll
Thu Mar 30, 2023 10:35 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Glazing units
Replies: 8
Views: 1680

Re: Glazing units

24mm is pretty standard for sealed units. There are generally a couple of recognised methods for bedding in the sealed units: 1. Drained method using tapes etc to seal between and around the unit and frame. Holes are drilled in the frame to allow any trapped moisture to escape. 2. fully sealed with ...
by Meccarroll
Tue Mar 28, 2023 12:50 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Glazing units
Replies: 8
Views: 1680

Re: Glazing units

Eco Glass Norwich is very good on prices: https://www.ecoglass.co.uk/
by Meccarroll
Thu Mar 09, 2023 7:35 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Spindle moulder tooling
Replies: 2
Views: 1173

Re: Spindle moulder tooling

Stockie wrote: Sat Feb 25, 2023 12:20 pm Stehle euro block with 14 (7pairs) of cutters and limiters. VGC£85. Wadkin vari angle block with rebating head some tct knives. Vgc£160
Opold locked mitre block with some tct knives Vgc £195
Pictures would be useful
by Meccarroll
Tue Mar 07, 2023 9:02 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Please assist with the age and other binformation on this machine.
Replies: 2
Views: 1350

Re: Please assist with the age and other binformation on this machine.

I'm sorry I can't help even though I've been in the trade for decades. Wadkin, Dominion and Cooksley are some of the better made older machines around. These manufactures built machines of industrial quality and made them to last. A few years ago I worked in a boat repair yard which had a 12"x7...
by Meccarroll
Tue Feb 28, 2023 7:35 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Furnituremaker software
Replies: 5
Views: 28178

Re: Furnituremaker software

cncpaul wrote: Wed Feb 22, 2023 9:52 pm Mark,

There is a short video on my Instagram page “ Skelligcrafts “. 10 Feb 2021



Edit: you need Sketchup Pro to enable the dynamic components
Took a bit more of a look at Furniture maker for turbocad and seems not to have a lot of support so probably give that one a miss.
by Meccarroll
Sat Feb 25, 2023 8:55 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Filled wood in handmade furniture.
Replies: 2
Views: 1306

Re: Filled wood in handmade furniture.

I think the obvious answer is, how much did the item cost? I think if you are purchasing an item of furniture from a quality cabinet maker and paying a decent price the answer would be only to expect very minor imperfections or none at all. It's all down to what you negotiate with the furniture make...
by Meccarroll
Wed Feb 22, 2023 9:02 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Furnituremaker software
Replies: 5
Views: 28178

Re: Furnituremaker software

M, I haven’t used Tutbocad for years, the Furnituremaker looks interesting. l went over to Sketchup around ver5 and stopped my Pro version in January with that l used Cabmaker32 + Cutmaster, it’s a pretty good add on to design parametric cabinets with the most common cabinet fitting, it then nests ...
by Meccarroll
Mon Feb 20, 2023 7:43 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Furnituremaker software
Replies: 5
Views: 28178

Furnituremaker software

Hi all I use turbocad software for cad drawings and am thinking about buying "Turbocad Furnitumaker" has anyone had experience of or own the software?
by Meccarroll
Sun Feb 19, 2023 8:51 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Wreathed handrailing understanding
Replies: 2
Views: 1431

Re: Wreathed handrailing understanding

Hi Darren I’ve only just noticed your post, if you’re still around why don’t you show some pictures or drawings of your work, I for one would be interested. Brian I think, with only two posts, this chap is long gone Brian. You could always try finding him on the net. If he exists as a handrail make...
by Meccarroll
Sun Feb 12, 2023 7:07 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Tangent handrail post poll
Replies: 22
Views: 29710

Re: Tangent handrail post poll

Mark Looks good to me I can’t see the bevels but I guess they are on a different layer, it’s more or less how I do it. Brian I just follow the books Brian and it works, I know you are more developed knowledge wise and in practice than I am so I do respect your knowledge and understanding of the sub...
by Meccarroll
Sun Feb 12, 2023 6:27 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Tangent handrail post poll
Replies: 22
Views: 29710

Re: Tangent handrail post poll

I doubt this is of interest to most but I'm pretty sure these are my final drawings before starting production.
Oldboy22 wrote: Sat Feb 11, 2023 12:50 pm Looks good to me so far, it would be nice if you could post your final drawing if you still have it.
by Meccarroll
Sat Feb 11, 2023 2:38 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Tangent handrail post poll
Replies: 22
Views: 29710

Re: Tangent handrail post poll

Looks good to me so far, it would be nice if you could post your final drawing if you still have it. I'm sure I still have it, I'll take a look soon. I used an old version (2004) of Turbocad MAC which was ok but not 100% accurate or it may just have been me because it or me would slightly miss join...
by Meccarroll
Sat Feb 11, 2023 11:14 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Tangent handrail post poll
Replies: 22
Views: 29710

Re: Tangent handrail post poll

That's about it to date for me. The pictures sort of explain the process. I really need to finalise squaring off the handrail then work through the moulding process which is going to be interesting.
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by Meccarroll
Sat Feb 11, 2023 11:13 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Tangent handrail post poll
Replies: 22
Views: 29710

Re: Tangent handrail post poll

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by Meccarroll
Sat Feb 11, 2023 11:12 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Tangent handrail post poll
Replies: 22
Views: 29710

Re: Tangent handrail post poll

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by Meccarroll
Sat Feb 11, 2023 11:10 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Tangent handrail post poll
Replies: 22
Views: 29710

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by Meccarroll
Sat Feb 11, 2023 11:09 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Tangent handrail post poll
Replies: 22
Views: 29710

Re: Tangent handrail post poll

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by Meccarroll
Sat Feb 11, 2023 11:06 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Tangent handrail post poll
Replies: 22
Views: 29710

Re: Tangent handrail post poll

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by Meccarroll
Sat Feb 11, 2023 11:03 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Tangent handrail post poll
Replies: 22
Views: 29710

Re: Tangent handrail post poll

I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before , I’ve had a lifetime interest in this subject but didn’t really get into it until I built the staircase and handrail in my past project post, it was a case of do it good or make a complete fool of myself. It’s came out not too bad but not perfect, but as a first...
by Meccarroll
Wed Feb 08, 2023 9:24 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Filling nail holes in oak
Replies: 3
Views: 4474

Re: Filling nail holes in oak

I would try asking Osmo technical department as they should give the correct advice. You need to be very careful when choosing a filler to match with finish products as the results from different combinations can be extreme. Regards Mark
by Meccarroll
Tue Jan 31, 2023 6:52 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Tangent handrail post poll
Replies: 22
Views: 29710

Re: Tangent handrail post poll

Okay the lack of interest is deafening lol , but thanks to Keith and trevanion for there contribution. I agree the post in question is muddled and not structured ,I only joined the forum to help someone but I didn’t know anything of his personality or capabilities, and that didn’t go how I planned,...
by Meccarroll
Thu Jan 26, 2023 6:56 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: top rail for wall panelling
Replies: 5
Views: 1118

Re: top rail for wall panelling

The first image is where the stair panel butts into the side of the landing panel. Try to ignore the upper panels on the wall, just visulise those concerning the stair and landing junction. The other two are where the stair panel continues through. to meet with the top of the landing panel rail. You...
by Meccarroll
Thu Jan 26, 2023 6:42 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: top rail for wall panelling
Replies: 5
Views: 1118

Re: top rail for wall panelling

Take a look at the below picture. Yes the top panel is cut away for the window but the principle is still the same. If as in your case the the panel running up the stairs is lower then you could just butt up to the side of the landing panel then run your moulding up the side then along the top of th...
by Meccarroll
Thu Jan 26, 2023 6:30 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: top rail for wall panelling
Replies: 5
Views: 1118

Re: top rail for wall panelling

Yes you could just run your bottom panel as shown in your picture or you could also take the top panel to the end of the landing then run your stair panel into the side of it. Some people might put a ramp on it (Curve the two to meet). It's a matter of what looks right to you. If you take a look at ...
by Meccarroll
Tue Jan 24, 2023 10:03 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Router cutter for CNC work in melomine
Replies: 6
Views: 1450

Re: Router cutter for CNC work in melomine

That is a good price for a CMT cutter. For speed and consistency limit switches is the quickest way to find home, l use that method or a 3 axis zero plate that is placed on the corner of your material or inside fixed stops, l used the second method when l use a base jig for cutting small components...
by Meccarroll
Tue Jan 24, 2023 6:41 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Router cutter for CNC work in melomine
Replies: 6
Views: 1450

Re: Router cutter for CNC work in melomine

No problem Mark, I use Rennie Tool Co and Wealdon Tools they both have a great selection of quality tooling at a fair price. The cutter l use for your situation would be a SOLID CARBIDE 2 FLUTE UP DOWN COMPRESSION ROUTER BIT 8mm x 32mm, they also come in other length options Thank you again Paul. I...
by Meccarroll
Mon Jan 23, 2023 10:03 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Router cutter for CNC work in melomine
Replies: 6
Views: 1450

Re: Router cutter for CNC work in melomine

Mark The best cutter by far are Diamond coated, they can be the replaceable type or sharpen-able and very expensive but mostly used in mass production The next type would be solid carbide either straight flute and spiral these come in up cut and down cut or compression, the later is a combination o...
by Meccarroll
Sun Jan 22, 2023 6:36 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Router cutter for CNC work in melomine
Replies: 6
Views: 1450

Router cutter for CNC work in melomine

Hi all, I'm currently expanding my working and theoretical knowledge of CNC Routers and am starting to look at the practical uses of the machine. One practical use would be machining cabinet profiles out of melamine faced mdf or chipboard. In my early days as a carpenter I tried using High Speed Ste...
by Meccarroll
Sun Jan 08, 2023 9:38 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Becoming fensa registered
Replies: 25
Views: 6974

Re: Becoming fensa registered

Thank you for this Jason, I was hoping you would supply more info and can see you also needed some more input before you could do so. Very nice to receive your update.
by Meccarroll
Sun Jan 08, 2023 8:49 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Evolution R255ms mitre saw any one used one
Replies: 1
Views: 1748

Re: Evolution R255ms mitre saw any one used one

I purchase an Evolution because I thought it was a good price and thought it would be ok but sadly it was not up to it. I took the saw back and got a refund then purchased a Makita chop saw and have been very pleased since. The Makita is more expensive but does the job unlike the Evolution. Most car...
by Meccarroll
Thu Jan 05, 2023 7:41 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Past project, tangent handrail
Replies: 497
Views: 81998

Re: Past project, tangent handrail

This was a good post although I did not understand your drawing method. I'm not sure I'd want to learn it either as the one I used worked just fine. Maybe in the near future we could revive the subject in a new thread. No problem I’m not asking anyone to learn my method but at nearly 50,000 view’s ...
by Meccarroll
Tue Jan 03, 2023 2:29 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Bench top Thicknessers.
Replies: 3
Views: 1824

Re: Bench top Thicknessers.

Going to get one of these this week I had set my heart on the Metabo DH300, mainly for its slightly wider width, did a fair bit of research, but have come up with a few reviews on YouTube and not too nice. :o The main problem seems to be the quality of the knife holders they are soft and sawdust ca...