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by woodsmith
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: French Style Garage Doors
Replies: 4
Views: 543

Re: French Style Garage Doors

They look impressive but there are an awful lot of places for them to hold water.
by woodsmith
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sliding sash repairs
Replies: 8
Views: 705

Re: Sliding sash repairs

Very nice job. We need a “like” button!
by woodsmith
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Swivelling cabinet ?
Replies: 1
Views: 228

Re: Swivelling cabinet ?

I think I’d make one tall cabinet then fix the doors together so they open as one, that way you can put shelves wherever you want.
by woodsmith
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Woodworking BakeOff ??
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Re: Woodworking BakeOff ??

Not me
by woodsmith
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: spoke shaves
Replies: 15
Views: 6328

Re: spoke shaves

definitely me too changed for a shallow shave and the cutting edge is the correct far up and I do kinda cut it at a point, this aides yet at the same time not content with it, additionally I have a turned inward one and this is truly doing my head in, it just dives in or shaves nothing on an altern...
by woodsmith
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Small spindle moulder
Replies: 15
Views: 1963

Re: Small spindle moulder

That’s the second time one of my posts has been copied and used to put a spam link on the forum. I’ve not noticed they do it with anyone else?
by woodsmith
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Rocking Horse Restoration
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: Rocking Horse Restoration

Which paints have you used? Most paints don’t need to be varnished. Water based finishes can take a week or more to fully harden. Looks a great job you’ve done there btw.
by woodsmith
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Best finish to fight black mould?
Replies: 2
Views: 295

Re: Best finish to fight black mould?

Yacht varnish would be my choice, I’d dilute the first coat 50-50 with turps to get it to soak into the wood. I’d also look at getting more ventilation in the room if you can.
by woodsmith
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Stanley 45 A gift from an old joiner
Replies: 4
Views: 574

Re: Stanley 45 A gift from an old joiner

Nice, not sure it would be much use today but still worth quite a bit of money.
by woodsmith
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Wagner spray system
Replies: 13
Views: 1581

Re: Wagner spray system

Thanks, I’ll check it out and have a look on eBay!
by woodsmith
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Confidence crisis!
Replies: 4
Views: 857

Re: Confidence crisis!

The problem with the router table sounds like you are climb cutting, which is cutting with the spin of the cutter rather than against it. You need to feed the wood the opposite direction to your current direction. The other thing to note is that you don’t run any work between the cutter and the fenc...
by woodsmith
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Wagner spray system
Replies: 13
Views: 1581

Re: Wagner spray system

Paul which model do you have? Do you think you get a lot less overspray than with a conventional air gun?
by woodsmith
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Wagner spray system
Replies: 13
Views: 1581

Re: Wagner spray system

I’ve been thinking of getting an airless sprayer to reduce overspray. There are a few YouTube videos on the Wagner which looks ok but cleaning looks to be a bit of a pain. I’ve fancied a Fuji, but the cost has put me off.
by woodsmith
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Sadolin Ultra vs Sadolin Classic vs Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus
Replies: 20
Views: 6786

Re: Sadolin Ultra vs Sadolin Classic vs Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus

Ha! The tung oil lasted a few months at best and then Judith decided she wanted the natural aged look so I never treated it again. The oak looks riven, which has its own charm, and looks good on the bigger timber sections, but smaller pieces like glazing beads have suffered and some parts of the roo...
by woodsmith
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Sadolin Ultra vs Sadolin Classic vs Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus
Replies: 20
Views: 6786

Re: Sadolin Ultra vs Sadolin Classic vs Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus

Thanks for the update. I’m just about to finish my 20 year old oak greenhouse which had a coat of tung oil when new and nothing since. I’m was planning to use Sikkens dark oak, now I’m wondering if I’d be better off with light oak. I thought darker finishes were more durable, we have Sikkens ebony o...
by woodsmith
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A job for knockdown fittings ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1501

Re: A job for knockdown fittings ?

If you want a completely invisible fixing system then Lamello have the Invis system, not cheap though. I’ve used it and it works brilliantly, the main drawback is the accuracy needed in fitting them, they are best used with a cnc machine but I’ve used them on an oak unit and got them to work. Otherw...
by woodsmith
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: FFX Returns (NOT)
Replies: 4
Views: 835

Re: FFX Returns (NOT)

Did you pay by credit card? If so contact them and raise a dispute. Also it may be worth contacting Festool; they have a reputation to keep and may help you sort this out.
by woodsmith
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Grubbing cherry orchard
Replies: 1
Views: 561

Re: Grubbing cherry orchard

You might have more luck on a wood turning forum
by woodsmith
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Continuous "piano" hinges
Replies: 3
Views: 999

Re: Continuous "piano" hinges

You can get screws with very small heads specifically for piano hinges but I think you would be better off using cranked flush hinges. They are still relatively weak, so you will need to be careful both fitting and using the door, but much better than piano hinges.
by woodsmith
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Using shellac varnish on oiled wood
Replies: 7
Views: 1431

Re: Using shellac varnish on oiled wood

Finishing oil and Polyx are stand alone finishes that do not need any other product to be used with them. Now I see you are in Brazil I’m not sure what finishes are going to be available to you but it’s generally never a good idea to mix finishes. If you are trying to match a finish then use bits of...
by woodsmith
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Using shellac varnish on oiled wood
Replies: 7
Views: 1431

Re: Using shellac varnish on oiled wood

I wouldn’t oil wood before using shellac but if you want to you will need to make sure the oil is completely dry before applying shellac. That means not applying the oil too thickly and leaving it a week or more to dry. Thanks for the advice. I see, so the linseed oil was the probable cause. I try ...
by woodsmith
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Is project structurally sound?
Replies: 6
Views: 1052

Re: Is project structurally sound?

If you look carefully you can see that the back legs are not square and are at least double width, plus the ply back will stiffen the chair left to right. Also there seems to be an extra piece of wood in the middle but the photo isn’t clear enough to make out exactly what it’s doing. It’s still form...
by woodsmith
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Is project structurally sound?
Replies: 6
Views: 1052

Re: Is project structurally sound?

Your project should take the weight vertically but it has no lateral strength and so, as it stands, it wouldn’t be safe. You need to add some diagonal bracing but that’s going to be difficult with your current design without spoiling the aesthetics.
by woodsmith
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Using shellac varnish on oiled wood
Replies: 7
Views: 1431

Re: Using shellac varnish on oiled wood

I wouldn’t oil wood before using shellac but if you want to you will need to make sure the oil is completely dry before applying shellac. That means not applying the oil too thickly and leaving it a week or more to dry.
by woodsmith
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Kapex KS120 problems
Replies: 11
Views: 1520

Re: Kapex KS120 problems

Third time lucky!!
by woodsmith
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Old Roof Joists
Replies: 4
Views: 788

Re: Old Roof Joists

Timber has gone down and down in quality over the years and the carcassing timber of even 20 years ago is better than the PSE they are selling today. So you may have some decent timber but it's most likely to be softwood.
by woodsmith
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Refitting botched bifold door installation.
Replies: 2
Views: 532

Re: Refitting botched bifold door installation.

You have done a remarkable job there because it's a lot easier to fit these things from scratch than to refit someone else's c*ck up. When you contact the firm give them an invoice for the time and materials you have used, that makes it easier for them to pay you as they can put it through their acc...
by woodsmith
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Kapex KS120 problems
Replies: 11
Views: 1520

Re: Kapex KS120 problems

Result!!!
by woodsmith
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Ok how many of you guys would..............
Replies: 17
Views: 1942

Re: Ok how many of you guys would..............

MJ if the door is made up from laminated sections then why not laminate the door?
by woodsmith
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: New to woodworking, tips for outdoor project
Replies: 11
Views: 1530

Re: New to woodworking, tips for outdoor project

Pre drilling holes for the screws should stop the wood splitting. As for sanding treated timber, the dust is full of wood preserver so not good to breathe in or get on your skin.
by woodsmith
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Ok how many of you guys would..............
Replies: 17
Views: 1942

Re: Ok how many of you guys would..............

I've only used a standard Domino machine once to make external joinery and that was for my own front door frame. We have a listed building, I needed to replace the crappy front door which had a glass panel but Conservation insisted it had to be glass free which would have made the hall dark. The cha...
by woodsmith
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Planer thicknesser quandry.
Replies: 28
Views: 3476

Re: Planer thicknesser quandry.

If you have the space I'd look at getting a relatively cheap thicknesser. I had a Dewalt for years and it worked for 95% of the thicknessing I need to do and saves so much time swapping modes.
by woodsmith
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: New to woodworking, tips for outdoor project
Replies: 11
Views: 1530

Re: New to woodworking, tips for outdoor project

You shouldn't sand down treated timber so that's not an option. I've made outdoor furniture with treated CLS and it does have some imperfections but these can usually be worked round, if it's really bad send it back.
by woodsmith
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Working with 4mm Ply
Replies: 2
Views: 573

Re: Working with 4mm Ply

4mm ply is completely unstable but the more layers you build up the more stable it becomes. It would be interesting to see what you are building because, for a gun, I would think there would be better options.
by woodsmith
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Planer thicknesser quandry.
Replies: 28
Views: 3476

Re: Planer thicknesser quandry.

I've got a Hammer A3 41 and really like it. I previously had a Scheppach and I've had a couple of Chinese imports to review, as I worked for a woodworking magazine, and the Hammer is hands down better. I don't have the spiral block as it only just became available after I bought mine. I have a separ...
by woodsmith
Thu May 28, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Kapex KS120 problems
Replies: 11
Views: 1520

Re: Kapex KS120 problems

I've had no problems, so far, with mine. I may be worth a letter or email asking them to replace it as it appears there is clearly something fundamentally wrong with the machine.
by woodsmith
Wed May 27, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Mark/stain on wood grain
Replies: 2
Views: 578

Re: Mark/stain on wood grain

Stick marks can go quite deep into the timber so can be difficult to remove without planing a lot of wood away.
by woodsmith
Mon May 18, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: New to woodworking, tips for outdoor project
Replies: 11
Views: 1530

Re: New to woodworking, tips for outdoor project

You could use treated softwood as almost all construction timber comes planed with rounded edges these days. Just ask for treated CLS at the builders merchants. You will probably need to store it somewhere dry for a few days as it often comes very wet and treat any cut ends if you want it to last.
by woodsmith
Fri May 15, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Question on cutting
Replies: 4
Views: 935

Re: Question on cutting

If your router isn't powerful enough to follow the previous method, another option would be to rip the plank into three pieces, plane all edges and cut the required size out of the centre piece before glueing it back together. If you are careful the glue lines should be almost invisible, or you coul...
by woodsmith
Mon May 11, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Can I wax an old oiled table
Replies: 11
Views: 2809

Re: Can I wax an old oiled table

You can use oxalic acid to bleach marks in timber, and it may be worth a try, but it's probably easier to make it worse than get a good finish. Marks in oak tend to disappear over time and, even if you got a random orbit sander and took a millimetre off, you couldn't guarantee that the mark wouldn't...