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by mtr1
Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Paint Tin Disposal
Replies: 12
Views: 1357

Re: Paint Tin Disposal

8ton Log splitter just went for about £65ish on eBay, big enough to do 25l with a bit of adaptation. Delivery was of course extra, but you must be able to find one local to you. I like tusses idea, two boards and park the van, job done.
by mtr1
Sun Nov 13, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Paint Tin Disposal
Replies: 12
Views: 1357

Re: Paint Tin Disposal

Could an a adapted log splitter crush the cans? You'd probably only need to weld a piece of thick plate on it. A six ton splitter can be had for £200-£300. Just saved you a fortune, when should I expect my cheque??
by mtr1
Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Side-gates
Replies: 16
Views: 2212

Re: Side-gates

Very nice like the details, the copper nails, the figured oak, hinges, lovely.

































Don't like the handles though ;)
by mtr1
Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Few Bits N Pieces - Pic Heavy
Replies: 15
Views: 2309

Re: Few Bits N Pieces - Pic Heavy

All lovely, good job. I really like the under stairs cupboards, modern but still looks right in an older property, good work. Kitchen also nice, wife just asked for ours to be painted the same colour, thanks.
by mtr1
Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Coffee table or was it a plant pot?
Replies: 11
Views: 1857

Re: Coffee table or was it a plant pot?

My thoughts on your very cool tables.. I would glue the layers as you have already done, with biscuits, dominos, dowels, whatever. I wouldn't glue and screw the layers together as this doesn't give you the option for much remedial work if it goes tits up. Pva for inside work, epoxy for any outside w...
by mtr1
Mon Sep 21, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: New Workshop
Replies: 23
Views: 2537

Re: New Workshop

I have asked my insurer what would be involved if I had a woodburner fitted, and if it's signed off by a hetas registed guy and installed as it would be in a house, fine. Workshop would need to be swept every night also. I was thinking of building around it with brick, and also raising it up on bri...
by mtr1
Sun Sep 20, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: New Workshop
Replies: 23
Views: 2537

Re: New Workshop

I have asked my insurer what would be involved if I had a woodburner fitted, and if it's signed off by a hetas registed guy and installed as it would be in a house, fine. Workshop would need to be swept every night also. I was thinking of building around it with brick, and also raising it up on bric...
by mtr1
Sun Sep 20, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Oak worktops
Replies: 1
Views: 538

Re: Oak worktops

Briwax hard wax oil goes off very quick, I've been able to put two coats on in four hours. Why not pre finish with HWO do the work, rub back with 320g then give it one more coat before you leave. Temperature needs to be up for it to dry quicker of course.
by mtr1
Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Side-gates
Replies: 16
Views: 2212

Re: Side-gates

You've probably already finished them now! But I would have one diagonal brace in a line from the hinge side bottom up, and three ledges I think theres a pic on here or my blog if you can be arsed to look. I would lap and bead, water could sit there for longer than you want with t&g and possibly...
by mtr1
Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: New Workshop
Replies: 23
Views: 2537

Re: New Workshop

Thanks guys, I only got the electric on Weds so I've been rushing to get storage shelves etc sorted before making a fresh start on Monday. The roof has been spray foamed with approx 2" of PU, so should stop condensation, we will see soon enough. This farmer has said I can fit a woodburner, prov...
by mtr1
Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Problem with linseed oil.
Replies: 7
Views: 1273

Re: Problem with linseed oil.

I don't think you can varnish on top of oil, so if you want to varnish you will need to sand and clean the oil off. Your first post mentioned just linseed oil only, not boiled linseed oil, there is a difference I think boiled has added driers but maybe someone more knowledgable will pipe in. I would...
by mtr1
Sat Sep 19, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: En-Suite Sink Unit
Replies: 11
Views: 1376

Re: En-Suite Sink Unit

Lovely Paul, you should do this cabinetmaking for a living you know.


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by mtr1
Sat Sep 19, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: New Workshop
Replies: 23
Views: 2537

New Workshop

I realise I don't post as much as I used too, but thought you might like to see my new workshop.... http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/19/eacb6cd3f38be03c1096aa5a9ae35f11.jpg http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/19/fbc97fddd6283131890250623c8ea861.jpg http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/19/407d87...
by mtr1
Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:19 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Problem with linseed oil.
Replies: 7
Views: 1273

Re: Problem with linseed oil.

Clean the mould off, either by scrubbing or sanding. Mix some zinc oxide in with the linseed oil and reapply. Something like http://www.preciousearth.co.uk/shop/viewitem.php?productid=8
by mtr1
Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Tall curved door
Replies: 6
Views: 1283

Re: Tall curved door

Not yet haven't done it, been busy packing for the new workshop. I'm going to be vac bagging it when I do it, I've partly made the form, just waiting on some 9mm bendy MDF supplier sent 6mm.
by mtr1
Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Tall curved door
Replies: 6
Views: 1283

Re: Tall curved door

Went with eleven layers of thin MDF in the end, thinnest I could find was 2mm. The edges should come out better than the bendy ply with skins.
by mtr1
Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Tall curved door
Replies: 6
Views: 1283

Re: Tall curved door

That was my thought, what do you suggest bendy ply with thin MDF skins? What is the thinnest MDF you can buy 1.5mm?
by mtr1
Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Tall curved door
Replies: 6
Views: 1283

Tall curved door

So, I'm making a utility at the moment,and there is a large curved door to make. I was going to make it from Kerfed MDF, two layers glued together how do you guys hinge this material? Is it strong enough to just drill and take the cup hinges? Or do I need to inlay solid, make wedges from solid? Sorr...
by mtr1
Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Upholstered kitchen corner seat - ***NOW FINISHED***
Replies: 16
Views: 2699

Re: Upholstered kitchen corner seat - ***NOW FINISHED***

That has turned out rather well, you must have saved yourself a small fortune on the various jobs you've done on your house.
by mtr1
Sun Apr 05, 2015 7:28 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Bathroom Cupboard and Storage bench.
Replies: 6
Views: 1380

Re: Bathroom Cupboard and Storage bench.

That has turned out nice considering what you had to work with Steve, don't you just love plumbers
by mtr1
Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Multi point locks
Replies: 12
Views: 1911

Re: Multi point locks

Thanks Jonathan, I need to order these soonish so will give all suggestions a look. Thanks guys.
by mtr1
Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Workshop and office.
Replies: 45
Views: 6334

Re: Workshop and office.

Thanks, it's full of sawdust and shavings as we speak with the first of many home projects.
by mtr1
Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:54 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Workshop and office.
Replies: 45
Views: 6334

Re: Workshop and office.

Nasty, glad it wasn't worse and you are on the mend as well as you can be.
by mtr1
Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Workshop and office.
Replies: 45
Views: 6334

Re: Workshop and office.

WTF reattached finger, think I missed that what happened?
by mtr1
Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Upholstered kitchen corner seat - ***NOW FINISHED***
Replies: 16
Views: 2699

Re: Upholstered kitchen corner seat - loads of WIP piccies

Looks good Roger, make sure you post pics of the upholstery bit, I have something similar to do myself and was going to sub that out if it's hard..
by mtr1
Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Workshop and office.
Replies: 45
Views: 6334

Re: Workshop and office.

Update time again. Finally got all of the paint on the walls, ceiling, and floor. Sparky came round yesterday and did the connection from the house, he was well impressed that I did all the electrics myself...me too if I don't mind saying so myself. http://i960.photobucket.com/albums/ae89/mtr1_2009/...
by mtr1
Sun Mar 22, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Multi point locks
Replies: 12
Views: 1911

Re: Multi point locks

So a quick tally up of costs for each door is £250 not including handles and cylinders so perhaps another £50 on top. I take it my budget of £150 is way to small to do this? Are there not more economical ones out there, there seems to be hundreds to choose from.
by mtr1
Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:32 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Multi point locks
Replies: 12
Views: 1911

Re: Multi point locks

Thanks for that, very useful indeed. I'm sure I will have other questions in due course.
by mtr1
Sat Mar 21, 2015 8:54 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Multi point locks
Replies: 12
Views: 1911

Multi point locks

Can anyone recommend me a cheapish 5 point lock for French doors? I have three to make for a client and not wanting to let another woodworker in the door I've said I can make them. I've made French doors before, but have never fitted multi point locks to them so don't really know what to look for as...
by mtr1
Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Greene and Greene media cabinet
Replies: 33
Views: 4680

Re: Greene and Greene media cabinet

Looks like good progress, wasn't a landy you had trouble with was it?
by mtr1
Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Workshop and office.
Replies: 45
Views: 6334

Re: Workshop and office.

I worked with a Dutch bloke who worked in his y-fronts once, strange people the Dutch. Mind it was 43 degrees in the sun, I think his trousers had melted.
by mtr1
Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Centauro bandsaw refurb
Replies: 2
Views: 545

Re: Centauro bandsaw refurb

I very nearly hit the buy it now button on this, just needs a bit of care, should be a decent machine well done.
by mtr1
Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Workshop and office.
Replies: 45
Views: 6334

Re: Workshop and office.

Update time.. got the rest of the apex done. http://i960.photobucket.com/albums/ae89/mtr1_2009/DSC_0006_01_zpsuyvgiczy.jpg Then it's time to concentrate on the inside and installing this lot. http://i960.photobucket.com/albums/ae89/mtr1_2009/DSC_0004_zpsqd4sveel.jpg couple of new arrivals from Dougl...
by mtr1
Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:34 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Advice on building large table please?
Replies: 19
Views: 1746

Re: Advice on building large table please?

To glue a wide top with Pu, do it in stages it's easy if you are just doing one joint each time or perhaps two.
by mtr1
Thu Feb 19, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cast iron hinges.
Replies: 8
Views: 1350

Re: Cast iron hinges.

FYI the hafele ones are sh*t do not buy, they came this morning and are truly shocking quality.
by mtr1
Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:23 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sash Cutters
Replies: 16
Views: 1874

Re: Sash Cutters

They are these ones http://www.axminster.co.uk/axminster-traditional-window-cutters having just looked at them again myself, I don't think they are the ones you are after. I think they will give you something like the second picture, but take a look and let me know.
by mtr1
Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:03 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sash Cutters
Replies: 16
Views: 1874

Re: Sash Cutters

I have a set of axminster traditional sash cutters for sale if your interested pm me, though they will not match the one you are pointing at, but will give you a reasonable window.
by mtr1
Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:51 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cast iron hinges.
Replies: 8
Views: 1350

Re: Cast iron hinges.

A forum member (cncpaul, thanks Paul) emailed me and has recommended some decent quality ones from Clayton Monroe, they look quite nice as hinges go. They do some nice stuff check them out, particularly cabinet handles/knobs. Thanks oakfield for the kind offer of the reclaimed ones, I also checked o...
by mtr1
Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cast iron hinges.
Replies: 8
Views: 1350

Cast iron hinges.

Does anyone have a source for good quality cast iron hinges? My client would like his door to reflect the period of the house which is Georgian and would like all the hardware to be from the right time also. I did a search but all that came up was a thread by Jacob about cast iron hinges, but old on...
by mtr1
Sat Feb 14, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Maple Bookcase
Replies: 12
Views: 1355

Re: Maple Bookcase

Thank for the comments, the customer is really happy, and has a lot more work in the pipeline.

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