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by will1983
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Table restoration & painting (I need help)
Replies: 3
Views: 897

Re: Table restoration & painting (I need help)

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by will1983
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Table restoration & painting (I need help)
Replies: 3
Views: 897

Re: Table restoration & painting (I need help)

If the timber is rotted than i would suggest either replacing the leg or even the whole table. If you are determined that you want to fix and use this piece then you need to do the following; remove as much of the soft rotted material as you can make sure that it is fully dry treat the effected area...
by will1983
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Joint suggestion
Replies: 7
Views: 1190

Re: Joint suggestion

Danielcio, I have the Makita biscuit jointer and it's really good. Bit noisy but works great and very accurate.
by will1983
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Set of circular segmental steps - FINISHED
Replies: 42
Views: 5527

Re: Set of circular segmental steps

Interesting project with some good challenging problems to overcome. If the 6mm MDF piece doesn't want to stay bent or stay where you want it to go have a look at laminating a pair of 4mm strips together instead. Also could you affix some curved doublers to your top and bottom boards to give you som...
by will1983
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Custom built wardrobe. Best Materials
Replies: 11
Views: 2264

Re: Custom built wardrobe. Best Materials

Leveller2911 - I think I would go back to the Client and suggest veneered MDF for the carcassing and MRMDF for the outside parts. I'd qualify my proposal with the following explanation; MDF has had a terrible rap in the past few years, a reputation that is well deserved when you look at the poor qua...
by will1983
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Joining wardrobe carcass together
Replies: 9
Views: 1950

Re: Joining wardrobe carcass together

Screw them together with the screws hidden behind the hinge mounting plates. Remember to clamp the two carcasses tightly before screwing together to avoid gaps or misalignment. The ones at the back of the carcasses can just be filled with wax stick, covered with the sticky back patches, filled or ju...
by will1983
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Joining wardrobe carcass together
Replies: 9
Views: 1950

Re: Joining wardrobe carcass together

Hi I am far from an expert but I use biscuits for alignment and pocket holes to hold it all together. I use a bit of glue in the biscuit slots and then glue and nail the back into place. For a 600dp cabinet I use 3 biscuits and 4 pocket holes in each corner. I prefer the pocket holes to just screwin...
by will1983
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: How do you drill a long hole down the length of a piece of timber?
Replies: 6
Views: 1483

Re: How do you drill a long hole down the length of a piece of timber?

I would do similar but as its just for a cable and therefore doesn't necessarily need to be a circular hole I would just cut two pieces, then cut a groove in one of the mating faces with the table saw and then glue it back together.
by will1983
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Bench legs design
Replies: 7
Views: 1459

Re: Bench legs design

With a bench top of that size you shouldn't need a cross member at the top of the legs, the top itself will do the same job. Just the one about 6" from the floor should be fine.
by will1983
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Table Saw Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1586

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 will1983
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Table Saw Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1586

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). A...
by will1983
Mon May 13, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Drying an Oak slab?
Replies: 5
Views: 1434

Re: Drying an Oak slab?

You need to get the cut ends sealed up with some old gloss paint pretty sharpish if you want to stand some chance of it drying without splitting.
by will1983
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Diamond Sharpening Stone
Replies: 3
Views: 1355

Re: Diamond Sharpening Stone

I've got the same one, it's pretty good. Like most diamond stones it needs a bit of breaking in to lose it's initial coarseness but once done it is a good stone for day to day sharpening.
by will1983
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Hanging Doors - Any Tips??
Replies: 4
Views: 1423

Re: Hanging Doors - Any Tips??

Thanks guys, some really useful stuff in there, especially that bit about using the tool for everything before you put it down.
by will1983
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Hanging Doors - Any Tips??
Replies: 4
Views: 1423

Hanging Doors - Any Tips??

Hi all, A customer wants me to hang some doors for her, a job I've done a few of before but they always seem to take me forever. Does anyone have any tips tricks for getting faster at them? There are going into existing frames and I'm using a track saw to cut them down to size. Also using the small ...
by will1983
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: New Joinery Business - Advice Please
Replies: 27
Views: 5358

Re: New Joinery Business - Advice Please

Well done Will - keep us posted and feel free to ask for advice as we have all been in your position at some point in the past. Cheers Steve. I'll likely have to take you up on that offer as since my last post I've had a serious enquiry for my biggest job to date. If I get this I'll have cracked th...
by will1983
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: New Joinery Business - Advice Please
Replies: 27
Views: 5358

Re: New Joinery Business - Advice Please

Hi guys, so I thought you might be interested in a little update. The past three months have been somewhat hectic! I've not had a weekend off since mid January doing all sorts of jobs for people. I am still doing the day job Monday - Friday so only able to do client work at evenings and weekends. Th...
by will1983
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: New Joinery Business - Advice Please
Replies: 27
Views: 5358

Re: New Joinery Business - Advice Please

Thank you Tomy, that's really good to hear from someone well established, I was getting a bit disheartened that both those quotes had been refused. How does the 8 month waiting list go down with your customers? In todays world of Amazon Prime Next Day Delivery I would have thought most people would ...
by will1983
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: New Joinery Business - Advice Please
Replies: 27
Views: 5358

Re: New Joinery Business - Advice Please

Hi Tomy, Thanks for your reply. Noted about the second trade thing, the whole about me section needs rethinking and putting on a dedicated page to remove it from the home page. I have a Facebook and Instagram page which I update regularly. The FB one has led to a couple of leads in the past week. Th...
by will1983
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: New Joinery Business - Advice Please
Replies: 27
Views: 5358

Re: New Joinery Business - Advice Please

Cheers Mark.. That's pretty much exactly how I was going to work out my hourly /day rate.
by will1983
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: New Joinery Business - Advice Please
Replies: 27
Views: 5358

Re: New Joinery Business - Advice Please

:D Oh and I've already got one! :D
by will1983
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: New Joinery Business - Advice Please
Replies: 27
Views: 5358

Re: New Joinery Business - Advice Please

Thanks for taking the time to reply David!
I've gone for something a bit quirky with the business as I think it will make it more memorable.

I've got myself registered with Google my business and I'll be getting myself an advert in the next edition of our local A5 trade directory booklet.

Will
by will1983
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: New Joinery Business - Advice Please
Replies: 27
Views: 5358

New Joinery Business - Advice Please

Hi, I've been a member here for some time and an avid thread reader but not really been much of a contributor. As a hobbyist woodworker/diyer I was a bit daunted by the number of professionals here but I think this place is the right forum to ask for some advice. After over 15 years working as a pro...
by will1983
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: native Sycamore suppliers
Replies: 5
Views: 1871

Re: native Sycamore suppliers

You could give Goulden Hardwoods a try. I had some nice slabs of sycamore off him a year or two back. Might be a bit small scale if you are looking for a large regular delivery but can't hurt to give him a try.

Will
by will1983
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Building Drawers
Replies: 3
Views: 1366

Re: Building Drawers

You can entirely build drawers with a table saw, I've sent the past week doing just that in fact! As David says you will need to groove the sides to hold the bottom, they can be just screwed on but look much better in a groove. As for the corners it is up to you what joint you use, straight butt joi...
by will1983
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Shelving units
Replies: 9
Views: 2459

Re: Shelving units

Use housing or rebate (dado/rabbet for our US friends) joints and just join with glue. Tight fitting joints should be plenty strong enough and will hold everything in position while you clamp it up. As a side point, these joints will be visible and will help distinguish your work from that of Ikea, ...
by will1983
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Pallets
Replies: 9
Views: 2625

Re: Pallets

I think the only reliable way to use pallet wood is to use it as cladding around a structure constructed of plywood.


Well that or on the fire. :D
by will1983
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Painting and finishing a plywood bookcase
Replies: 2
Views: 1557

Re: Painting and finishing a plywood bookcase

I do quite a bit of the sort of construction you describe. I use the Wickes Trade range of True white paints , they are readily available in large tins and are all water based so easy to clean up. My usual procedure is as follows; Assemble Caulk seams with white flexible decorators caulk WT Super gr...
by will1983
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Larder unit
Replies: 12
Views: 4240

Re: Larder unit

looks great, out of interest how long do you allocate to such a project?
by will1983
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Oak refectory table
Replies: 8
Views: 3176

Re: Oak refectory table

Ah I understand now. Thank you for your explanation Richard.
by will1983
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Oak refectory table
Replies: 8
Views: 3176

Re: Oak refectory table

Sorry, I don't really understand the purpose of the lag bolts. To clarify, do these run horizontally through the breadboard ends and into the ends of the main long side members of the table top? If so why are they needed if the mortises have been dowelled? Also would they not interfere with the move...
by will1983
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: First proper kitchen finished
Replies: 12
Views: 3968

Re: First proper kitchen finished

Nice one David, I do like these painted shaker kitchens!
Out of interest what are the colours called?

Will
by will1983
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Green buffing compound
Replies: 6
Views: 6496

Re: Green buffing compound

I use the green compound for sharpening. The FIL gave me an old brench grinder from which I removed the base and then reattached it the other way round. this makes the wheels spin away from you rather than towards you. I then made some 6" dia MDF disks which I replaced the grinding wheels with. a qu...
by will1983
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Dust Extraction - Fan & Induction Motor Unit
Replies: 0
Views: 2234

Dust Extraction - Fan & Induction Motor Unit

Hi, After recently upgrading the local extraction on my Table saw the dust extraction bug has bitten. I've been giving some serious thought into how I can build an effective yet quiet system to service the rest of my tools (P/T, Drill Press, Mitre Saw etc.). Unfortunately, the result is I am going t...
by will1983
Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Scheppach HSS Planer Blades 260x18x3mm
Replies: 0
Views: 1319

Scheppach HSS Planer Blades 260x18x3mm

Hi,

I have a set of Planer Blades for sale. They are genuine Scheppach HSS 260mm x 18mm x 3mm to suit Scheppach Plana 3.0 machine.
They are already sharpened and ready to go.

Looking for £30 posted.

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Will
by will1983
Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: is this a thing?!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2478

Re: is this a thing?!!

They already exist, they are called EDM Total Stations.

http://leica-geosystems.com/products/to ... l-stations
by will1983
Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Beginner Desk Joinery
Replies: 12
Views: 2870

Re: Beginner Desk Joinery

axminster do a UJK pocket hole set for about £50 which includes two pocket hole guides, the drill bit with stop collar and a box of screws. i got one the other week and its very good. you will need a clamp to hold the guides in place while you drill the holes, i think they are about £16 for the UJK ...
by will1983
Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: The very best cordless drill money can buy?
Replies: 22
Views: 4817

Re: The very best cordless drill money can buy?

The BBC, on this program http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06z896k/what-to-buy-and-why-episode-4, reckon the very best is a Bosch. A green one FFS! :-D What a waste of licence payers' money. LMAO, i saw that rubbish to. For the record i have a Hitachi from screwfix when it was on offer at £99 i...