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by Roger-M
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: External Folding Sliding (Bifold) Doors - loads of WIP pics
Replies: 27
Views: 18506

Re: External Folding Sliding (Bifold) Doors - loads of WIP pics

Mark - I only used iroko as these were to be outside doors in an exposed coastal position, and I wanted something virtually rot proof. If these are to be internal bifolds this will be less of a consideration, so there's nothing magic about using iroko. If I had been building for internal use I might...
by Roger-M
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: External Folding Sliding (Bifold) Doors - loads of WIP pics
Replies: 27
Views: 18506

Re: External Folding Sliding (Bifold) Doors - loads of WIP pics

Thanks Mark. The doors are standing up to use very well, and still slide as well today as they did when first installed. I've searched for a copy of Keith's article but unable to find it. However, the key parts were explained in my initial posts on this thread. I've been very happy with TB3 as an ad...
by Roger-M
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Kitchen Island
Replies: 1
Views: 176

Kitchen Island

My daughter has spent the last 12 months demolishing a grotty hovel set in a glorious ⅔ acre garden and replacing it with a self build 6 bedroom mock Georgian detached house. She and her husband have been project managing the build, and in a moment of weakness I agreed to build them an island for th...
by Roger-M
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Sadolin Ultra vs Sadolin Classic vs Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus
Replies: 15
Views: 2889

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

Thank you Roger, Originally I was going to use Osmo 420 oil as I would have liked to show off the natural beauty of the grain but think the best course of action now will be to go down the Sikkens Light Oak route judging by the results of both tests. The wood I have to treat is currently bare Europ...
by Roger-M
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Sadolin Ultra vs Sadolin Classic vs Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus
Replies: 15
Views: 2889

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

This test has been running for 21 months now, and we're well into the second summer. As expected, mixed results so far. The Sadolin Ultra, and both Sikkens finishes (walnut and light oak) are holding up well on all timbers. That's rows 1, 3 and 4, with row 5 being bare uncoated timber. DSCF2205-1.jp...
by Roger-M
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: External iroko - Osmo UV Oil or Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus
Replies: 42
Views: 44694

Re: External iroko - Osmo UV Oil or Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus

Yep! 7.5 years in, and 8 summers in full sun in a coastal location, I would be expecting even the best finish to be complaining. The Sikkens has needed a recoat for the last few years, but I'm leaving it to fester in the interests of science.

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by Roger-M
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Attaching quartz top to kitchen island
Replies: 1
Views: 219

Attaching quartz top to kitchen island

I'm just finishing a kitchen island for my daughter's new self build, and she has a piece of 30mm quartz worktop already cut to size to fit - 1950mm x 1040mm - so probably about 150kgs - so it's not going to move in a hurry. How do I attach it to the island? I'd rather not have to drill it unless I ...
by Roger-M
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Re: Sunburst Dining Table
Replies: 4
Views: 792

Re: Sunburst Dining Table

Just finished this to go in the corner of our kitchen/breakfast room. it is 134cms across and made from 24mm ply with a sunburst veneer of 2mm American Cherry and Birdseye Maple, separated with a 3mm string of sycamore and ebony. The legs are solid cherry. Finish is a single thin coat of Osmo Raw on...
by Roger-M
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Sadolin Ultra vs Sadolin Classic vs Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus
Replies: 15
Views: 2889

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

Here is an update on the Sadolin or Sikkens test pieces. DSC04854 reduced.jpg DSC07563-2.jpg After 15 months the only ones showing visible signs of degradation are the Iroko and English Oak with Sadolin classic (Walnut). The Sadolin Classic on the Sapele and Treated Softwood is fine, as are the othe...
by Roger-M
Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Spray finish MDF SE London
Replies: 20
Views: 2646

Re: Spray finish MDF SE London

To anyone who is interested in the thread. Helmi sprays just fine through HVLP stage 4 kit. I spoke to Tikkurila direct. Needs thinning, use a viscosity cup. Finish is excellent. Anyone looking to go into spraying. Go for it, not as scary as you may think. Good luck Thanks for the feedback, and gla...
by Roger-M
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Spray finish MDF SE London
Replies: 20
Views: 2646

Re: Spray finish MDF SE London

I've had very acceptable results with an Earlex sprayer using Johnston's primer and eggshell top coats. Out of interest, what model and what are you spraying? Johnston's seems the choice of many for the primer. And what topcoat? Heard good stuff about Helmi but open to other suggestions. I use an E...
by Roger-M
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Spray finish MDF SE London
Replies: 20
Views: 2646

Re: Spray finish MDF SE London

London_chippy - I think if you are laying the external 6mm rails and stiles on the surface of a 12mm panel, just on one side, there lies your problem. I'm with Steve on this one - nothing wrong with Medite or MRMDF shaker doors, but the panel needs to be inset into a frame made of full thickness sti...
by Roger-M
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Internal doors - which supplier?
Replies: 10
Views: 2043

Re: Internal doors - which supplier? ***Deanta Doors***

10 doors hung and 5 to go. So far I'm very happy with them. Construction is a chipboard core with a 35mm lip on each side and top and bottom, leaving plenty of room for trimming to size. The veneers are mainly book matched which is a nice touch, and the thickness of the lipping means that there is a...
by Roger-M
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Internal doors - which supplier?
Replies: 10
Views: 2043

Re: Internal doors - which supplier?

Give us a chance! Only arrived Friday and hinges/locks/handles don't arrive til tomorrow. You want stuff done even quicker than my missus! :lol: Looking good on the floor of the lounge and dining room at the moment tho'. :D https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/7VscIB3KAPwTB_R07xeXS6QNNHLUZRP-KKZOWPFMBI...
by Roger-M
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Internal doors - which supplier?
Replies: 10
Views: 2043

Re: Internal doors - which supplier?

Sure John. They arrive Friday so will start fitting next week. I'll give my judgement, warts 'n all.
by Roger-M
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Internal doors - which supplier?
Replies: 10
Views: 2043

Re: Internal doors - which supplier?

Thanks for the helpful comments guys, and particularly to Steve for the Howdens offer. However looks like we are going to go for Deanta doors Ely for the solid ones, and Deanta Kerry for the glazed. These have a solid engineered construction, and 18mm lippings all round so plenty of allowance for tr...
by Roger-M
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Internal doors - which supplier?
Replies: 10
Views: 2043

Re: Internal doors - which supplier?

Looked at Howdens doors and they are unsuitable. Lipping is only 10mm all round, and I need to be able to trim 10mm off both top and bottom on some doors. Currently looking at these from Deanta Doors which have 18 mm lipping all around, and these for the glazed doors which also have a 20mm lipping.
by Roger-M
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Internal doors - which supplier?
Replies: 10
Views: 2043

Re: Internal doors - which supplier?

Thanks Steve. That's very kind of you. I will have a look in Howden's to see if the reality matches what I see on their website and if they still refuse to deal I'll get back to you by pm.

So is it the general view that the Howdens offering is as good as any?
by Roger-M
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Internal doors - which supplier?
Replies: 10
Views: 2043

Internal doors - which supplier?

I have 14 internal doors to replace, probably with something like this . I could make my own, but 14 of them? I'd lose the will to live, and I don't think I'd save much. Howdens refuse to take the order because I'm not trade! Are there any suppliers you prefer? Any that you would stay clear of? As u...
by Roger-M
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Stick build or Factory system built timber framed house panels?
Replies: 6
Views: 1549

Re: Stick build or Factory system built timber framed house panels?

Hi Roger, I have worked on sites where quite a few factory made timber framed panels were used and erected by the factory operatives and can only say accuracy was not any where near what you might think it should be. I think the problem with factory panels is that the operatives constructing the pa...
by Roger-M
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Stick build or Factory system built timber framed house panels?
Replies: 6
Views: 1549

Re: Stick build or Factory system built timber framed house panels?

Thanks guys. My daughter looked in to SIPs but eventually decided against it because they are accepted by very few mortgage lenders, and they don't want to limit the market when they eventually sell. I think the pre-built open panels are the way forward myself if you want timber framing.
by Roger-M
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Stick build or Factory system built timber framed house panels?
Replies: 6
Views: 1549

Stick build or Factory system built timber framed house panels?

My daughter and son-in-law are about to build a timber framed house, and have quotes for both "Stick build" - where the frames are constructed in situ, and for "Factory built open panels" incorporating "I beams". What are the pro's and cons of each? I have no experience...
by Roger-M
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Bandsaw blade wobble
Replies: 2
Views: 862

Re: Bandsaw blade wobble

Welcome to the forum. The blade from Tuffsaws will almost certainly not be the problem. Was this a new saw? If s/h check the wheels for debris like a build up of pitch. Check the thrust bearings top and bottom to make sure they are not touching the blade at any point in the rotation of the blade. Ad...
by Roger-M
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cutting list software recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 1444

Re: Cutting list software recommendations

Don't go getting all technical with me! :lol:
by Roger-M
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Tulip or maple? (Here we go again)
Replies: 11
Views: 2241

Re: Tulip or maple? (Here we go again)

I've not used Maple, but agree that tulipwood damages too easily. If it's going to be painted, I find steamed beech to machine well, takes knocks, and is stable. However, I made the mistake of using some un-steamed beech for some kitchen door frames and it warped all over the place and would never u...
by Roger-M
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cutting list software recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 1444

Re: Cutting list software recommendations

David - I have used Maxcut2 and it's not at all bad for a downloadable freebie. My favourite though is Smart2DCutting . You can download the full version and try for free for I think 28 days, but thereafter unless you pay you are limited to 30 components. In the end I decided to grasp the nettle and...
by Roger-M
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: cutting straight with a bandsaw
Replies: 15
Views: 3166

Re: cutting straight with a bandsaw

Thanks Chris. I've added a couple of these to my Xmas list for bandsaw and router table.
by Roger-M
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: cutting straight with a bandsaw
Replies: 15
Views: 3166

Re: cutting straight with a bandsaw

katellwood wrote:Image


Chris - what is the light that you've used to shione on the workpiece please? It looks similar to something from Ikea.
by Roger-M
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: External iroko - Osmo UV Oil or Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus
Replies: 42
Views: 44694

Re: External iroko - Osmo UV Oil or Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus

Yep. No great change to be honest. The UV oil only section doesn't look as though it's been treated at all, and the Sikkens part is in need of refreshment, but still not too bad considering that it has been in the sun for 5 1/2 years, including 6 summers.
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by Roger-M
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Sadolin Ultra vs Sadolin Classic vs Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus
Replies: 15
Views: 2889

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

Thanks Leveller. My guess is that Sikkens Filter 7 (Walnut) will be the winner, but I'm particularly interested to see how it fares against Sadolin Ultra. Time will tell!
by Roger-M
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: External iroko - Osmo UV Oil or Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus
Replies: 42
Views: 44694

Re: External iroko - Osmo UV Oil or Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus

Anyone who has found this thread useful may be interested in the new one I've just posted that compares Sadolin Ultra vs Sadolin Classic vs Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus.
by Roger-M
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Sadolin Ultra vs Sadolin Classic vs Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus
Replies: 15
Views: 2889

Sadolin Ultra vs Sadolin Classic vs Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus

A previous test set up in 2012 compared Osmo UV Oil and Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus on Iroko, and it was not long before Sikkens showed its class. But would that be the same on other species of wood? And how would it compare with Sadolin? That's what this new test is set up to establish. This time I...
by Roger-M
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: latest kitchen
Replies: 19
Views: 6589

Re: latest kitchen

Cracking job Tommy. 5 weeks for that lot? Did you get any sleep?
by Roger-M
Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sourcing Birdseye Maple
Replies: 4
Views: 1415

Re: Sourcing Birdseye Maple

Thanks guys. A couple of recommendations for Surrey Timbers which is hopeful. If I can't find what I want there then there may be a change of plan. Pippy Oak maybe? I also see Crispins do constructional veneers of 2.5mm to 2.8mm that might suit.
by Roger-M
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sourcing Birdseye Maple
Replies: 4
Views: 1415

Sourcing Birdseye Maple

I'm trying to find some nice Birdseye Maple from which I can cut some 3mm veneers up to 60cms long for a star burst table. I normally get stuff from Yandles, but they have had nothing suitable for ages, so I'm casting the net further afield. I regularly do the trip up the A303 from Plymouth to Hasle...
by Roger-M
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Jet 16-32 Drum Sander *** Now got one ***
Replies: 2
Views: 1940

Re: Jet 16-32 Drum Sander . ***Now got one***

Thanks Richard, but got myself a Jet 16-32 in the interim.
by Roger-M
Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: wheelie bin storage where to get the wood
Replies: 5
Views: 1736

Re: wheelie bin storage where to get the wood

If I didn't have access to machinery, I'd follow Woodsmith's approach above. i.e. batten either side and screwed together, sandwiching the slats in between, and then maybe nail a third piece on to cover the exposed edges. Just adopt a common sense approach - this isn't fine furniture making. :D
by Roger-M
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Media Unit (after Woodbloke(after Alan Peters))
Replies: 11
Views: 4115

Re: Media Unit (after Woodbloke(after Alan Peters))

Thanks Steve. Very helpful. I'll see whether they will fit the drawers in the larger unit at least.
by Roger-M
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Media Unit (after Woodbloke(after Alan Peters))
Replies: 11
Views: 4115

Re: Media Unit (after Woodbloke(after Alan Peters))

Very nice Roger - thanks for taking the time to do a WIP. Like you I would have used drawer slides, but I think I would have gone for concealed ones on something as nice as this. Thanks Steve. Not sure which concealed drawer slides you mean. Can you post a name and/or link for future reference plea...
by Roger-M
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Media Unit (after Woodbloke(after Alan Peters))
Replies: 11
Views: 4115

Re: Media Unit (after Woodbloke(after Alan Peters))

jfc wrote:I like that ! Especially the woman in lycra :lol:


:lol: Me too. A bit early in the day for "Game of Thrones"!

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