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by rhrwilliams
Mon May 20, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Rotary phase converters
Replies: 6
Views: 1151

Re: Rotary phase converters

I ended up buyig a new Rotary one....ill let you kno how I get on.
by rhrwilliams
Sun May 12, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Rotary phase converters
Replies: 6
Views: 1151

Re: Rotary phase converters

Thanks Jon I might give you a ring if that’s alright !

I don’t fancy paying 2.5K for the amount I will be using it but I need 3 phase for some other things too so might have to .

Richard
by rhrwilliams
Thu May 09, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Rotary phase converters
Replies: 6
Views: 1151

Re: Rotary phase converters

Jon, you got your new digital phase converter wired up ? How you fininding it....better than the rotary one ?

I need to buy a 3 phase converter. Digital one is about £2500 for one as big as I need it, rotary phase converter is about £1600 new, but come up second hand quite often.
by rhrwilliams
Mon May 06, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: WADKIN MK / RM - OIL GREASE
Replies: 7
Views: 328

Re: WADKIN MK / RM - OIL GREASE

Thanks Wallace There is a mix of different colour greases in the bearing caps - some black stuff and some yellow “standard” grease . No I’m keeping it as- is. I like the colour - looks like an old war relic ! The only thing I’m doing to it is servicing it and trying to free up the feed speed gear kn...
by rhrwilliams
Sun May 05, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: WADKIN MK / RM - OIL GREASE
Replies: 7
Views: 328

Re: WADKIN MK / RM - OIL GREASE

All assembled now. What a machine !
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by rhrwilliams
Sun May 05, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: WADKIN MK / RM - OIL GREASE
Replies: 7
Views: 328

Re: WADKIN MK / RM - OIL GREASE

I would love to do it full time, but I am not sure I could ever make it work. I am still just doing my own stuff and the odd thing for others. I bought it as I have the space, machines to move it and it was cheap....and Ive always wanted one. The joke is ill probably sell my old Sedgwick for about t...
by rhrwilliams
Sat May 04, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: WADKIN MK / RM - OIL GREASE
Replies: 7
Views: 328

Re: WADKIN MK / RM - OIL GREASE

On another side note I was originally going to pick this up with a trailer and get it on with an engine hoist and or a winch - NO WAY. Its brutally heavy, the body (without planer tables / motors etc) is over a ton and its impossible to move even in the workshop. I got a HIAB to pick it up on a truc...
by rhrwilliams
Sat May 04, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: WADKIN MK / RM - OIL GREASE
Replies: 7
Views: 328

Re: WADKIN MK / RM - OIL GREASE

Here she is coming in the workshop.... tipping down with rain of course.

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by rhrwilliams
Sat May 04, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Has anyone come across this table saw
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Re: Has anyone come across this table saw

Gary, lots of these type saws are sold under generic names and it is likley chinease , not German... A chap bought a generator for to me to look at that said made in germany but all the writing in the box was chinease ! Anyway, sorry to be blunt but its a cheap table saw with limited use / longevity...
by rhrwilliams
Sat May 04, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: WADKIN MK / RM - OIL GREASE
Replies: 7
Views: 328

WADKIN MK / RM - OIL GREASE

Hi All, I have recetly got a new Wadkin MK planer thicknesser which is the predecessor to the RM - its a big fu*ker Can anone tell me the correct oil and grease specifications to use on it ? It has lots of grease caps on all the bearings and an oil sump in the back for the gearbox. I imght as well g...
by rhrwilliams
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: AC Laquer / Pre Cat
Replies: 8
Views: 546

Re: AC Laquer / Pre Cat

I went to Morrells....very difficult people. Brighton said they wont deliver to me and Maidstone is my area, so I should contact them.....Maidstone said they dont deliver to me either, but kindly advised and joked they have to pass my house (literally) to get to somewhere further South than me to de...
by rhrwilliams
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: AC Laquer / Pre Cat
Replies: 8
Views: 546

Re: AC Laquer / Pre Cat

Great thanks guys ill order.

Thanks again - Richard
by rhrwilliams
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: AC Laquer / Pre Cat
Replies: 8
Views: 546

Re: AC Laquer / Pre Cat

I am in East Sussex - near Robertsbridge

Thanks for offer , much appreciated , but I’m happy to buy some , I’m sure it’s ideal for what I need .

Where do you buy from - wood fibeshes direct who I usually buy from don’t seem to have it

Thanks

Richard
by rhrwilliams
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: AC Laquer / Pre Cat
Replies: 8
Views: 546

AC Laquer / Pre Cat

Hi all, Im making some shelving for a walk in wardroe. Birch ply cabinet with painted face frame - you know the sort of thing. When i made my kitchen I used Acid Catalyst Laquer - which was very hard wearing - ideal for a kitchen - but was HORRIBLE stuff to put on. Is Pre Catalyst Laquer less toxic....
by rhrwilliams
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Gothic arch glazing bars
Replies: 10
Views: 1371

Re: Gothic arch glazing bars

Makes sense, thanks for expaining that.

I better draw it out on CAD first so I can get all the radius !

Thansk again

Richard
by rhrwilliams
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Gothic arch glazing bars
Replies: 10
Views: 1371

Re: Gothic arch glazing bars

Thanks Leveller - yes i Understand all that - thanks. One more question and ill leave you all alone I promise. How do you cut the templates ? The only curved work I have done, I made a template and cut it out on a bandsaw, then planned it to exact size. Then used this against a ring fence on spindle...
by rhrwilliams
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Gothic arch glazing bars
Replies: 10
Views: 1371

Re: Gothic arch glazing bars

Thanks for help guys, as always much appreciated.

Yes I see what you mean Levveller by squaring off the full size drawing. Makes sense.

How do you join where two glazing bars go into one tenon ? Do you just glue them up ?

Thanks

Richard
by rhrwilliams
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Gothic arch glazing bars
Replies: 10
Views: 1371

Gothic arch glazing bars

HI all, ive not posted for a while...the forum has been quiet ! Anyway im back to bother you all again. I am in the process of making some glazed doors and a sash window with a gothic arch top. Like the picture attached. https://www.hawker-joinery.co.uk/handmade-windows/gothic-criss-cross-sliding-sa...
by rhrwilliams
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Why do we make through tenons these days ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2643

Re: Why do we make through tenons these days ?

I dont know if it was a Festool Domino or not. I am not sure about that - I would think the grain running through would resist some twisting more than a loose tenon / domino. Also how many old windows and doors do you find where the glue has all but gone but the door / window is still held together ...
by rhrwilliams
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Why do we make through tenons these days ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2643

Re: Why do we make through tenons these days ?

I made some internal Georgian window shutters recently. I was in a bit of a rush so was going to make them like a kitchen door with a scribe and mould profile....you know the ones...no tenon,.. just relies on the glue on scribe / mould and rebate. However as they were only 17mm thick I thought I wou...
by rhrwilliams
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: H&S in commercial Workshops
Replies: 16
Views: 2198

Re: H&S in commercial Workshops

I bet every machine has a bible to go with it now in your workshop ! Did you have to pay them out yourself, or did your insurers ?

Presumably also the claim would have been against your company, not you individually.
by rhrwilliams
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: H&S in commercial Workshops
Replies: 16
Views: 2198

Re: H&S in commercial Workshops

Ive decided not to rent my workshop for the moment. However I spent some time looking at this last week and as far as can see the regulations for woodworking equipment are basically here; http://www.hse.gov.uk/woodworking/workingmachine.htm Ive reviewed all the machines 'I have and although they don...
by rhrwilliams
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Ring fence as well as a shaw guard wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 1627

Re: Ring fence as well as a shaw guard wanted

Dont worry i'm sure someone with two to sell will be along shortly.... lol
by rhrwilliams
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: H&S in commercial Workshops
Replies: 16
Views: 2198

Re: H&S in commercial Workshops

Thank for this , it does look like a nightmare.

I'm glad I dont need to employ people, sounds like a complete nightmare.

This must come up all the time. Joiner wants apprentice / staff....cant because machines don't comply etc.
by rhrwilliams
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Whitehill Block (old style)
Replies: 7
Views: 1295

Re: Whitehill Block (old style)

AH yes I see what you mean now !

I suppose that is a big advantage of the euro cutters that you can match them directly to the profile as they are almost straight out the block. I didn't realise the white hill blocks are as such an angle.

Thanks for taking the time to explain all this
by rhrwilliams
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Whitehill Block (old style)
Replies: 7
Views: 1295

Re: Whitehill Block (old style)

Thank you for the advice much appreciated . Your pretty handy on sketch up ! I have noticed on a small aluminium block you can get away with it not being that balanced , but I have a larger GHUDO steel block I use and if that’s not balanced it shakes the machine to bits , especially on large cutters...
by rhrwilliams
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Whitehill Block (old style)
Replies: 7
Views: 1295

Re: Whitehill Block (old style)

Katelwood, thanks for the offer, its much appreciated as always .

However......if you build it they will come....I already have one after only 1 day of putting the word out I wanted one.

I paid £50 no idea if thats good or bad but i'm happy enough !
by rhrwilliams
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Whitehill Block (old style)
Replies: 7
Views: 1295

Whitehill Block (old style)

I am looking to buy a Whitehill Block (old style) with no pins if anyone has one for sale.

30mm bore or bigger (I have top hat reducers)

Thanks

Richard
by rhrwilliams
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Ring fence as well as a shaw guard wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 1627

Re: Ring fence as well as a shaw guard wanted

I am also looking for a ring fence if anyone has two they want to sell ! Also for a Sedgwick SM4
by rhrwilliams
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Curved Mouldings
Replies: 10
Views: 1770

Re: Curved Mouldings

I finally finished the mouldings and also made a decorative sill thing too. I couldn't get on with the router trammel so just cut the radius by hand. It was my first go at a ring fence and i'm pleased with the result and wasn't as horrific as I thought using a ring fence. I went for a very simple ov...
by rhrwilliams
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: H&S in commercial Workshops
Replies: 16
Views: 2198

Re: H&S in commercial Workshops

By the way Jon.......I finally picked up those Brass sash locks from Chislehurst ! , cleaned them with Brasso and fitted them and they look great. Thanks for those ;)
by rhrwilliams
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: H&S in commercial Workshops
Replies: 16
Views: 2198

Re: H&S in commercial Workshops

Thanks for replies chaps. I think i'm going to swerve this, the more I think about it, it all just sounds like a massive liability I really don't need for what will essentially be beer money. I am sure it would be fine, but if its not and I have some bloke suing me because he's chopped his finger of...
by rhrwilliams
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: H&S in commercial Workshops
Replies: 16
Views: 2198

Re: H&S in commercial Workshops

Thanks for reply.

Yes this was the conclusion I was coming to also after thinking about it more. I just don't think my set up is "compatable" with anything remotely compliant with H&S legislation.
by rhrwilliams
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: H&S in commercial Workshops
Replies: 16
Views: 2198

H&S in commercial Workshops

HI all, I have reasonable sized workshop and I am lucky enough to have space for an area for machines and a separate area where I have work benches and a big layup table. I use it for basically hobby / very light commercial use. None of the machines or tools are modern; Sedgwick SM4 - No break and n...
by rhrwilliams
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sedgwick planer setting
Replies: 7
Views: 1716

Re: Sedgwick planer setting

Took me a while but I got round to sorting it. Gave it a jolly good grease up and adjusted the roller and it seems to work ok now ! Thanks for help.
by rhrwilliams
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Curved Mouldings
Replies: 10
Views: 1770

Re: Curved Mouldings

Ive bought some blanks so ill grind some next week and let you know how I get on.

Bloody client. You should have told them they had to pay for curved glass ! Only joking
by rhrwilliams
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sedgwick planer setting
Replies: 7
Views: 1716

Re: Sedgwick planer setting

Nigel, thanks for this.

How does it say to set up the knives in the manual ?
by rhrwilliams
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Curved Mouldings
Replies: 10
Views: 1770

Re: Curved Mouldings

Ive just zoomed in on the pic...its straight glass. But then how do you get the rebate square on a curved glazing bar ! The mind bogles !

Ill let you know how I get on with the curved moulding, Ill give it a try
by rhrwilliams
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Curved Mouldings
Replies: 10
Views: 1770

Re: Curved Mouldings

Thanks for the reply and sending the pics. Makes sense now ive seen the picture.

Does it not make the profile a bit off if you know what i mean, as when you turn the wood, face on it will distort abit ?

P.S - Those curved sashes in your pictures look amazing. Do you get curved glass too ?
by rhrwilliams
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Curved Mouldings
Replies: 10
Views: 1770

Re: Curved Mouldings

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