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by billybuntus
Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Kitchen
Replies: 49
Views: 11997

Re: Kitchen

Thanks , someone did point out earlier that I should make the uprights smaller too . To be honest though I thought it was a long run to Make in one peice of face frame and felt it would be much easier and more manageable for me in individual units , and give me less chance of cocking it up ! I woul...
by billybuntus
Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Kitchen
Replies: 49
Views: 11997

Re: Kitchen

Looking good. I admire your effort. For aesthetics I would have done the face frame in one piece. i.e. 36mm uprights between the lower level units. Once painted a line will be seen. I'm sure it will still look great though. This coming from a bloke who's just spent 3 hours putting 3 rows of tiles on...
by billybuntus
Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Kitchen
Replies: 49
Views: 11997

Re: Kitchen

Take the difference out in the plinth. Not the face frames.
by billybuntus
Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Concrete worktop
Replies: 34
Views: 29901

Re: Concrete worktop

Nice effort. Not my cup of tea but I can see the appeal.

I thought you'd snook in and cleaned my kitchen floor for a second when I first saw it. I have exactly the same floor. Could you ask your client what they've sealed them with?

Mine never look that good.
by billybuntus
Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Under stairs project gone wrong...and Hi!
Replies: 10
Views: 3192

Re: Under stairs project gone wrong...and Hi!

Just a thought. The end draw unit your having a problem with. The weight may be 120kg but the unit may be acting like large lever and bending the rails.

The rails are designed to pull out a draw unit. not a draw unit 6 feet high. There are stronger forces at work than weight alone I would think.
by billybuntus
Thu Dec 25, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Workshop and office.
Replies: 45
Views: 10809

Re: Workshop and office.

Looking good. I'm sure your roof will be fine. If it were me I'd of put a couple of king trusses in but I generally waste my life over engineering things. As far as the point to the ridge goes. Never done it but I would screw a remporary batten on. Mortar up up the tiles then carefully remove the te...
by billybuntus
Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Toybox seat WIP
Replies: 9
Views: 2394

Re: Toybox seat WIP

Very nice. For wishy washy white I'd go with cuprinol shades and stick a single coat on or maybe two. Should give the desired affect.
by billybuntus
Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A Very Long WIP
Replies: 33
Views: 12036

Re: A Very Long WIP

Looks like a great project. I'm presuming you have deep pockets but even still why don't you advertise locally for free fire wood. If you pile up waste timber instead of filling an expensive skip you'll find that the locals will come and cut up there own. People around here are like locusts in a fal...
by billybuntus
Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Tricoya
Replies: 31
Views: 8199

Re: Tricoya

I thought I'd get a price for some Tricoya for a project I've got coming up. £172 + G&T per sheet of 18mm! Is my supplier taking the p*ss or is it really that expensive? Strangely I've just had the exact same quote from a supplier up in Durham. I called lathams (who supply them) and bought direct a...
by billybuntus
Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:20 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: skirting board cutting and mitres
Replies: 9
Views: 1724

Re: skirting board cutting and mitres

As the fellas have said. Don't mitre internals. I did years ago and the internals warped (8 inch skirting) and opened up to reveal a dark gap. Not pretty.
by billybuntus
Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: pine kitchen worktop
Replies: 12
Views: 2863

Re: pine kitchen worktop

I would have thought pitch pine?
by billybuntus
Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Hi gloss fitted wardrobe.
Replies: 15
Views: 3420

Re: Hi gloss fitted wardrobe.

Stunning work. I wish I had half the skill.

Although you've got to sort that upside down door out. Spoils the room.
by billybuntus
Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: wide sanging
Replies: 4
Views: 1192

Re: wide sanging

Buy an orbital sander?
by billybuntus
Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:03 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Oak gothic arched front door
Replies: 78
Views: 8712

Re: Oak gothic arched front door

Is it not possible to screw then laminate over the top after filling in the holes to make it look 100%?

Nice job by the way.
by billybuntus
Sat Nov 30, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Accoya
Replies: 31
Views: 10007

Re: Accoya

I'll be using it along with medite tricoya fora Victorian entrance surround next year. It's very good stuff by all accounts. The door surround in question is full south facing so it will be a very good (but expensive test). Worth a look. http://www.meditetricoya.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href)...
by billybuntus
Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Garden office questions.
Replies: 25
Views: 13785

Re: Garden office questions.

Haven't read the responses but I built a garden 'shed' using this method just over a year ago. Insulated floor ceiling and walls. The walls were constructed using the above method with the exception that I used chap DIY rockwool that was on offer. I rammed 100mm into 75mm gap. I used plastic clear v...
by billybuntus
Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: MDF (variable) quality....
Replies: 12
Views: 2136

Re: MDF (variable) quality....

50-60 sheets per month? I would say that's a fair spend and you should get what you ask for?

My local timber merchant is spot on with whatever I want and I'm lucky to spend £50 a month.
by billybuntus
Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Rutlands Dakota pocket hole jig
Replies: 14
Views: 5238

Re: Rutlands Dakota pocket hole jig

Is it just that your drilling depth is a bit out? If you drill to a depth just shy of through the edge, then the edge bulges and no amount of tightening will sort it. Give it a quick sand first or drill a bit more or less.......... Only sheared screws off when being a bit ham fisted (that sounded r...
by billybuntus
Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Rutlands Dakota pocket hole jig
Replies: 14
Views: 5238

Re: Rutlands Dakota pocket hole jig

Is it just that your drilling depth is a bit out? If you drill to a depth just shy of through the edge, then the edge bulges and no amount of tightening will sort it. Give it a quick sand first or drill a bit more or less.......... Only sheared screws off when being a bit ham fisted (that sounded r...
by billybuntus
Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Rutlands Dakota pocket hole jig
Replies: 14
Views: 5238

Rutlands Dakota pocket hole jig

Anyone bought one? I have and I'm frustrated to say the least. Just come back from the trade show at harrogate and not having bought anything I thought I'd crack on and assemble my MR MDF wardrobe carcase. After very carefully making six pocket holes in each corner I set about screwing it together. ...
by billybuntus
Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Cat flap
Replies: 29
Views: 5601

Re: Cat flap

I was just about to say be careful with those brilliant cut stars as they are around £30 a piece (new) at the moment.

But looks like your doing a great job :-)
by billybuntus
Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: What wood do you reckon this is?
Replies: 60
Views: 7315

Re: What wood do you reckon this is?

Definitely pitch pine. Its usually full of resin even the really old stuff.

I take it by 'new' you don't mean new wood as its clearly been floorboards prior to you buying it judging from the diagonal nail marks through it.
by billybuntus
Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: Non-woodworking related DIY
Topic: Roll Top Baths
Replies: 2
Views: 2580

Re: Roll Top Baths

We have ours painted although when we bought it some 5 years ago we had the choice of a paint able or smooth bath. Ours has a sanded texture to it so that it takes the paint. Only ever painted with emulsion and its fine. If you have a smooth side I would sand it to key it with 60 grit then paint. sa...
by billybuntus
Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Face Frame Kitchen Build (lots of WIP piccies)
Replies: 45
Views: 22609

Re: Face Frame Kitchen Build (lots of WIP piccies)

Which size looks best?
by billybuntus
Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Face Frame Kitchen Build (lots of WIP piccies)
Replies: 45
Views: 22609

Re: Face Frame Kitchen Build (lots of WIP piccies)

For the beading on the face frames would this size 1/4 inch cutter from axminster reproduce your bead size?

Radius: 6.3mm
Cutting depth (X): 19mm
Diameter (D): 28.6mm

thanks
by billybuntus
Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Face Frame Kitchen Build (lots of WIP piccies)
Replies: 45
Views: 22609

Re: Face Frame Kitchen Build (lots of WIP piccies)

This is a BIG job for one guy on his own "bb". I reckon I've saved £10k on the bifold doors and windows alone, and another £10k on sundry work (fascias, soffits, expanded metal mesh up the outside, interior joinery, insulation and under floor heating) and I reckon another £20k will be saved on the ...
by billybuntus
Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Face Frame Kitchen Build (lots of WIP piccies)
Replies: 45
Views: 22609

Re: Face Frame Kitchen Build (lots of WIP piccies)

Looking good. I wish I could afford the gear you have 8-)

What blade do you use to cut the MFC without chipping it?
by billybuntus
Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:00 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: FAO paul barrow
Replies: 10
Views: 2132

Re: FAO paul barrow

billybuntus wrote:Just re-posting this from another forum as apparently you are active on here

Famous at last!

What is this shaven?
yes they are face frames

Paul
38mm? Any WIP pics :)

How is the beading done?

Sorry if I appear thick. I am :D
by billybuntus
Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: FAO paul barrow
Replies: 10
Views: 2132

Re: FAO paul barrow

Are you talking about the larder in this thread ? http://www.woodworkuk.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=8179&p=92090#p92090" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; The pictures on the page you link to scroll so I`m not sure. Just re-posting this from another forum as apparently you are activ...
by billybuntus
Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: FAO paul barrow
Replies: 10
Views: 2132

FAO paul barrow

Just re-posting this from another forum as apparently you are active on here :-) Or anyone else in the know? I love the large larder unit on your website and hope to try and make something similar at 1.6M wide and without the central bar between the doors. I'm planning to make two and one will be us...
by billybuntus
Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: Non-woodworking related DIY
Topic: removing old tile cement
Replies: 6
Views: 8505

Re: removing old tile cement

Just removed tile adhesive from a bunch of old tiles. Stuck them in a bucket full of water overnight and it literally reverted back to soft adhesive and scraped off in seconds.
by billybuntus
Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Big windows
Replies: 41
Views: 8393

Re: Big windows

... Its called muranese or 'daisy glass' Its still made but its a much lighter pattern than that these days. Its also available in green, pink, blue etc Keep up the top notch work 8-) Thanks for that. "Daisy" pattern looks right. Muranese just means from Murano. The pattern may be but the glass wou...
by billybuntus
Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Big windows
Replies: 41
Views: 8393

Re: Big windows

mrgrimsdale wrote:
Beautiful old embossed glass being cleaned for re-use:

Image
Its called muranese or 'daisy glass'

Its still made but its a much lighter pattern than that these days. Its also available in green, pink, blue etc

Keep up the top notch work 8-)
by billybuntus
Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: antique pine or medium brown
Replies: 4
Views: 1546

Re: antique pine or medium brown

The antique pine colour is awful P5 (medium brown) is the one you want for an antique pine look (a nice warm brown).
by billybuntus
Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Remember 'those' windows?
Replies: 40
Views: 4732

Re: Remember 'those' windows?

Can someone point out what the windows 'should' look like so they look right?
by billybuntus
Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Big windows
Replies: 41
Views: 8393

Re: Big windows

Very nice job. I'm sure its quite obvious to everyone else. But how do you secure it in position? I make leaded lights for doors as a hobby and I'm quite picky. I can see why you've done what you've done with the glass available (the etched and coloured) and I can appreciate it must appeal to you bu...