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by woodsmith
Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Past project
Replies: 344
Views: 4524

Re: Past project

I’ve found it really interesting despite not following what’s going on.
by woodsmith
Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Cutting plexiglass with power tool
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Re: Cutting plexiglass with power tool

I cut some acrylic sheet using a Festool tracksaw with a blade specifically designed for cutting plastic, even so it would chip the edge if I didn’t cut it very carefully by gradually increasing the depth in several passes. I’ve also tried a negative rake blade in the table saw which did cut it but ...
by woodsmith
Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Douglas Fir Garage Doors
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: Douglas Fir Garage Doors

I would use Sikkens, THB as a base coat and Filter7 for the top coats. It’s the most durable and easily maintained finish I’ve found. From what I remember Roger came to the same conclusion.
by woodsmith
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Staircase upgrade ..
Replies: 111
Views: 4009

Re: Staircase upgrade

I used option c on my own handrail but that was because I wanted to minimise the newel. I think your stairs are going to need something bigger.
by woodsmith
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Staircase upgrade ..
Replies: 111
Views: 4009

Re: Staircase upgrade

Rather than try to exactly copy an existing design why not create your own design using cutters that you have or are easily available.
by woodsmith
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Staircase upgrade ..
Replies: 111
Views: 4009

Re: Staircase upgrade

thatsnotafestool wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:01 am
woodsmith wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:51 am
£746 for one small section of a handrail and 6 week delivery!
Well, if you're ever bored in retirement, Keith !! Sounds like a good market to me.
I may be retired but fortunately I’ve been able to carry on working :D
by woodsmith
Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Staircase upgrade ..
Replies: 111
Views: 4009

Re: Staircase upgrade

£746 for one small section of a handrail and 6 week delivery!
by woodsmith
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Scheppach Tiger 2500 Wet Stone Sharpener
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: Scheppach Tiger 2500 Wet Stone Sharpener

Yes the stone should be running in water as usual but the grader is designed to remove a very small amount of material, to resharpen, not to re-flatten the wheel. There is another tool for that, the TT-50, as long as it fits the Scheppach. The grader should clean up with use if you soak it first.
by woodsmith
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Compact sliding table saw choices.
Replies: 10
Views: 1012

Re: Compact sliding table saw choices.

solidoak wrote:
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:20 am
Hi Keith which model/year felder have you got ?
It’s the Felder K700 older style green model. Got it in 2008 together with an F700 spindle.
by woodsmith
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Reducing the width of a staircase
Replies: 5
Views: 761

Re: Reducing the width of a staircase

If you want sublime spindles why not make your own? You could buy a lathe on eBay then sell it back when you have finished. You may even find a copy lathe to speed up the process.
by woodsmith
Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Compact sliding table saw choices.
Replies: 10
Views: 1012

Re: Compact sliding table saw choices.

I have a Felder with a 2m carriage because that was as big as I could fit in the workshop. It’s a great machine but I wish I could have fitted a machine that could cut 8x4 sheets lengthways. I also had a Scheppach but learned to hate it. If I was setting up again I’d probably look at getting a wall ...
by woodsmith
Mon Feb 01, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Planer thicknesser choices
Replies: 27
Views: 1351

Re: Planer thicknesser choices

solidoak wrote:
Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:37 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDyH-uFC4iE&vl=en i feel for this guy shocking treatment from Felder.
Looks like they are going to give him a Felder as compensation.
by woodsmith
Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Planer thicknesser choices
Replies: 27
Views: 1351

Re: Planer thicknesser choices

I’ve got a Hammer planer thicknesser and been very happy with it. I’ve never needed Felder support for it but I did twice, once for my Felder spindle and a few years later for my Felder panel saw. Both times they were great, for the spindle they sent me the parts through the post and I fixed it myse...
by woodsmith
Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Staircase upgrade ..
Replies: 111
Views: 4009

Re: Staircase upgrade

Those newels look like a dogs breakfast with nothing aligning to anything else so for me they would have to go! I’d temporarily support the stairs from below then cut everything out that offended me. The stringer looks very narrow for such a large staircase which gives you the opportunity to glue an...
by woodsmith
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:23 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Bandsaw blade thickness restriction
Replies: 4
Views: 418

Re: Bandsaw blade thickness restriction

I don’t think you would have much joy with a 3mm blade, even if you could get it to fit it would be constantly snapping. For such fine work you would be better off with a scroll saw.
by woodsmith
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Treating wood for outside
Replies: 7
Views: 827

Re: Treating wood for outside

GunStreetGirl wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:56 am
Thanks, can you recommend a wood preservative too please?
Look for a 5 Star preservative, there are lots of makes, not sure if any are better than any other, and really soak the bits that are water traps as Mike mentioned.
by woodsmith
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Treating wood for outside
Replies: 7
Views: 827

Re: Treating wood for outside

I’d also treat with wood preservative and use Sikkens if I want a wood finish, also I’ve found the Ronseal woodshades water based finishes to be good if you want a coloured finish.
by woodsmith
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Caravan/chest.
Replies: 11
Views: 4024

Re: Caravan/chest.

Wow! That is really impressive.
by woodsmith
Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Sander recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 1654

Re: Sander recommendations

I have a 150mm DeWalt orbital sander that is switchable between a fine and coarse orbit and would be worth looking at possibly?
by woodsmith
Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Caravan/chest.
Replies: 11
Views: 4024

Re: Caravan/chest.

Nice, I like it.
by woodsmith
Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: New to routers
Replies: 5
Views: 864

Re: New to routers

If you buy a 1/2 inch router now then put it in a router table at some point in the future you will still need a hand held router as it’s not really practical to take your router in and out of the table. So I’d get a 1/4 inch one now and worry about the future when it comes. My Trend router lasted a...
by woodsmith
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: French Style Garage Doors
Replies: 4
Views: 1204

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: 18
Views: 2827

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: 665

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: 616

Re: Woodworking BakeOff ??

Not me
by woodsmith
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: spoke shaves
Replies: 15
Views: 7960

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: 16
Views: 3714

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: 526

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: 829

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: 1539

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: 3259

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: 1439

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: 3259

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: 3259

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: 9181

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: 9181

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: 16
Views: 3570

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: 1548

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: 1157

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: 1413

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.