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by woodsmith
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Midlands furniture ply and other questions?
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: Midlands furniture ply and other questions?

Lathams in Dudley have a very good range of sheet material but I'm not sure if they are trade only.
by woodsmith
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Set of circular segmental steps
Replies: 31
Views: 1402

Re: Set of circular segmental steps

In theory what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, but I'm not so sure :( .
by woodsmith
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Concrete floor around a wall saw
Replies: 10
Views: 219

Re: Concrete floor around a wall saw

We've are just in the process of taking the ceiling down in the workshop as rats and or squirrels have been nesting in the insulation and made one hell of a mess but the biggest problem is bees! They have made nests in the insulation and everything is covered in a vast amount of smelly sticky honey....
by woodsmith
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Table restoration & painting (I need help)
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: Table restoration & painting (I need help)

The filler you linked to is just that and only suitable for filling small cracks etc. as it has absolutely no structural strength.
by woodsmith
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Set of circular segmental steps
Replies: 31
Views: 1402

Re: Set of circular segmental steps

You said you liked a challenge, but did you expect it to be this challenging :D
by woodsmith
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Set of circular segmental steps
Replies: 31
Views: 1402

Re: Set of circular segmental steps

Your plan looks like a lot of hard work to get right and I would be concerned that over time a gap is likely to open up between the bullnose and the veneered transition marker. Your scheme is akin to the nosing at the top of a flight of stairs and it's rare to find one that doesn't rock!
by woodsmith
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Set of circular segmental steps
Replies: 31
Views: 1402

Re: Set of circular segmental steps

I thought this is what you wanted to achieve?
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by woodsmith
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Set of circular segmental steps
Replies: 31
Views: 1402

Re: Set of circular segmental steps

I'd find a straight grained length of oak at least 25mm wider than the final moulding width. Rip about a 15mm width off it, plane to 12mm and see if it will bend round the shape you need. Thickness it until it does bend happily then screw it in place. You now have the thickness you need so rip the r...
by woodsmith
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Set of circular segmental steps
Replies: 31
Views: 1402

Re: Set of circular segmental steps

Have you thought about laminating the bullnose? It's quick and relatively easy to do and, if you cut the laminates from a single piece of stock, you can make it so the joints are more or less invisible.
by woodsmith
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: That didn'tgo according to plan
Replies: 9
Views: 2186

Re: That didn'tgo according to plan

Roger do you know if this finish is for new wood only or if it would go on flooring that's been Osmo'd years ago. Love the idea of odour free and quick drying. Sorry, Keith, but you're out of luck. Bare wood only. Thanks, that's a pity as I've developed an allergy to Osmo and can't use it or any of...
by woodsmith
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: That didn'tgo according to plan
Replies: 9
Views: 2186

Re: That didn'tgo according to plan

Roger do you know if this finish is for new wood only or if it would go on flooring that's been Osmo'd years ago. Love the idea of odour free and quick drying.
by woodsmith
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Making tongued and grooved joints
Replies: 16
Views: 1024

Re: Making tongued and grooved joints

Can you not get the wood ready t&g? Alternatively you could find a local joiner who would be willing to machine it for you.
by woodsmith
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Adirondack chair
Replies: 7
Views: 1637

Re: Adirondack chair

Hi Jase, that would be great, especially as I've just been informed she would like a few, which probably means four!
by woodsmith
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Bespoke Kitchen and Utility
Replies: 11
Views: 1276

Re: Bespoke Kitchen and Utility

It's a DeVilbiss ADV-G510-18, Advance gravity gun kit TT, the compressor is a 50 litre, 3hp, belt driven nominally 13 cu ft/min and I have a wall mounted pressure regulator in the spray room so I can set the pressure to suit the paint I'm using. Can't say that I would recommend this gun though, it d...
by woodsmith
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Bespoke Kitchen and Utility
Replies: 11
Views: 1276

Re: Bespoke Kitchen and Utility

I've got a DeVilbiss HVLP gun which works from a compressor and I get quite a bit of overspray so I assume the dedicated HVLP systems like the Earlex must create less?
by woodsmith
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 3
Views: 563

Re: Newbie

Most of the woodworking magazines have closed, i think there is only The Woodworker left but no idea if it's any good any more. I'd look to see if you can find some back issues, you might get a few years worth for the price of a couple of new mags.
by woodsmith
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Bespoke Kitchen and Utility
Replies: 11
Views: 1276

Re: Bespoke Kitchen and Utility

Very nice job, everyone should be well pleased.
by woodsmith
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: 6” or 4” drops
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Re: 6” or 4” drops

I'd use 4" throughout. A 2HP extractor isn't anything like powerful enough for 6" pipe, the airflow is reduced and larger particles drop out of the airflow and gradually build up in the pipe. I have a 3HP extractor and use 4" for everything. My advice is to try to use slow bends rather than 90* elbo...
by woodsmith
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Swolen work surface
Replies: 12
Views: 940

Re: Swolen work surface

I think it would be worth trying to repair this as I would think it would be all but impossible to remove this section of worktop and replace it unless they didn't glue the joint at all. I would get as much of the soft core out as possible using a very fine blade and a vacuum cleaner. Squeeze glue u...
by woodsmith
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: How do you drill a long hole down the length of a piece of timber?
Replies: 6
Views: 853

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

I would think you could just drill this hole by hand, it's only 165mm deep if you drill from each end. I'd get some softwood and have a practice at drilling before having a go with the real thing.
by woodsmith
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Cross sled for table saw
Replies: 3
Views: 577

Re: Cross sled for table saw

You need a panel saw to cut 8x4 sheets safely but as Steve said it's easy enough with a track saw or circular saw. The trick is supporting the board and for that I use an 8x4, 50mm thick sheet of foam, not the foil sided stuff just insulation slab which you can get from BnQ. Set the depth of the cut...
by woodsmith
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Hand plane blade sharpening
Replies: 1
Views: 803

Re: Hand plane blade sharpening

Diamond stones are very cheap now and will last a long time. I bought a Trend one from my local tool shop for £10 a couple of weeks ago which does a brilliant job.
by woodsmith
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: That didn'tgo according to plan
Replies: 9
Views: 2186

Re: That didn'tgo according to plan

I had some boards like this where they had slapped filler everywhere. After a good sand down most of the mess was removed and it looked ok after finishing.
by woodsmith
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Kitchen Island
Replies: 6
Views: 1024

Re: Kitchen Island

Very nice job, customer should be very happy!
by woodsmith
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Router questions
Replies: 2
Views: 453

Re: Router questions

I wouldn't think a router sled would give you a very good finish and by the time you have faffed about making a sled you could have flattened them with a hand plane. Or if you are sure the boards are nail free you could take them to a local timber merchant or joiner and ask how much it would cost fo...
by woodsmith
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: External door question
Replies: 10
Views: 1130

Re: External door question

You would still need a substantial tenon and would then be relying completely on the glue keeping the joint together so I'd use Polyproof waterproof adhesive. It's light years better than anything else, even West epoxy can't touch it, expensive though!
by woodsmith
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Turning
Topic: Getting there
Replies: 2
Views: 732

Re: Getting there

Is that on the Legacy?
by woodsmith
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Coffee Table
Replies: 3
Views: 975

Re: Coffee Table

I like that.
by woodsmith
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Teak oil nightmare
Replies: 11
Views: 1229

Re: Teak oil nightmare

If your top is veneered and you have patches that won't take an oil finish it may not be practical to sand it down enough for Polyx to give you an even finish. I would use white spirit on a cloth to remove as much of the teak oil as you can possibly get out then leave it to dry completely. Then give...
by woodsmith
Wed May 29, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Not seen this before
Replies: 3
Views: 763

Re: Not seen this before

Not sure that would make any difference, and I thought he was going to push his hand in the cutter!
by woodsmith
Fri May 24, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Torch on felt advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1411

Re: Torch on felt advice

Its possible to cold lay a roof with good results, I did one over 10 years ago and it is still perfect from what I can see. However if I was to to do it today I would look at more modern materials, rubber or fibreglass for instance. Google flat roof systems and you'll find loads of options.
by woodsmith
Mon May 13, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Drying an Oak slab?
Replies: 5
Views: 1011

Re: Drying an Oak slab?

It's very very difficult to dry a piece of wood like this without it splitting. However if you are very patient you could try wrapping the wood in newspaper and then putting it in a plastic bag, which you seal up. After about a month take it out of the bag, replace the paper and put it back in the b...
by woodsmith
Fri May 10, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Adirondack chair
Replies: 7
Views: 1637

Re: Adirondack chair

Nice, my better half wants one
by woodsmith
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Festool Domino warning - graphic content
Replies: 11
Views: 2044

Re: Festool Domino warning - graphic content

That looks nasty, it's a sobering sight and all too easy to do. Hope you heal well, my neighbour made a real mess of his hand and they did such a good job that now you wouldn't know he had ever damaged it, so hope they can do the same for you. Best of luck with it and keep us informed how you go on.
by woodsmith
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Sadolin Ultra vs Sadolin Classic vs Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus
Replies: 15
Views: 3710

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

Thanks for the update, much appreciated.
by woodsmith
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Hammer C3-31 dished fence
Replies: 23
Views: 3300

Re: Hammer C3-31 dished fence

I had a portable DeWalt thicknesser for years, took up little space in the workshop and handled 95% of the thicknessing. Wore it out in the end and now have a Jet thicknesser which is still a comparatively small footprint. Life's too short to muck about converting planer thicknessers.
by woodsmith
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Replacement Sash and Case Windows
Replies: 62
Views: 6903

Re: Replacement Sash and Case Windows

Another advantage of repair is that there is generally no need to involve the Planning Department, a massive bonus as they can be unbelievably obstructive.
by woodsmith
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: been busy making these in rural France
Replies: 13
Views: 2876

Re: been busy making these in rural France

A lovely job in more ways than one.
by woodsmith
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cutting a circular oak worktop best method
Replies: 11
Views: 2822

Re: Cutting a circular oak worktop best method

I had to do something similar and glued a piece of ply, pre fitted with a pin, to the surface with a few spots of glue from a hot melt glue gun. You would need to make sure it would come away easily without marking the surface, it did for me but you would need to test it first. The other thing I fou...
by woodsmith
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Decking/cabin framing help
Replies: 2
Views: 915

Re: Decking/cabin framing help

As you are going to set a building on this you need to use concrete pads. I usually fill the hole with a stiff mix of concrete then set a paving slab on top, that way it's much easier to guarantee that you have them perfectly level.