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by Mike Jordan
Tue May 28, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cracked Mortise
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Cracked Mortise

I can't see it doing any harm.
Mike.
by Mike Jordan
Tue May 28, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cracked Mortise
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Cracked Mortise

I obviously haven't seen any details of your bench construction so I am forced to make a few assumptions. The only way of improving the joint might be to drill a couple of dowels through the M & T joint, I assume that you are planning to fasten an apron to the front face (and hopefully the back)...
by Mike Jordan
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Gothic arch glazing bars
Replies: 10
Views: 1324

Re: Gothic arch glazing bars

They can be halved together. It's usual to set out full size and lift the sizes and any angles from the drawing. If you make the intersection of the bars 90 degrees it's easier.
Riley's manual of carpentry and joinery shows a halving joint on page 384 ( it's on line FOC)
by Mike Jordan
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Deep ripping timber - time issue
Replies: 7
Views: 2360

Re: Deep ripping timber - time issue

To have the top stay flat you will need to use quarter sawn oak. I doubt that you will be able to deep rip 2" material without the internal stresses in the timber causing the boards to take up a curve in their length which makes them unusable. I suggest that you use 1" and live without the...
by Mike Jordan
Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: What wood is this?
Replies: 11
Views: 2867

Re: What wood is this?

I'm knocking on a bit but medieval? The dust from Alder is rated as an irritant so I don't fancy food bowls made of it, but it's fair comment to say that most timbers have uses other than as firewood. It's a matter of whether the preparation and carefull drying time is worth the effort.
by Mike Jordan
Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: What wood is this?
Replies: 11
Views: 2867

Re: What wood is this?

It looks like Alder to me. Lots of them grow by the waterways. Good for next to nothing but firewood after being split and dried for a year or two.
by Mike Jordan
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Wooden gates
Replies: 4
Views: 1503

Re: Wooden gates

It should be no more expensive that any other hardwood and works out cheaper than any over the long term.
by Mike Jordan
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Wooden gates
Replies: 4
Views: 1503

Re: Wooden gates

Iroko would be my choice. It looks good and will last at least 25 years with little or no maintenance. I have a garden bench made in 1996 which has been standing on my lawn and has had an occasional splash of colour to keep management off my back during that time. There is still no sign of rot and I...
by Mike Jordan
Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: georgian doors and windows
Replies: 3
Views: 1211

Re: georgian doors and windows

The best machinery to buy depends to a large extent on your level of skill and experience, you are unlikely to get a response to your question without giving more background detail. An experienced woodworker usually has some knowledge of machinery before the stage of embarking on complex items. With...
by Mike Jordan
Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Advice: Asymmetric (centre?) bead in skirting
Replies: 3
Views: 1583

Re: Advice: Asymmetric (centre?) bead in skirting

For just two metres I suggest that you route out a groove and rip down a length of dowel to glue in to make the mould.
by Mike Jordan
Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Venting dust extractor outside
Replies: 12
Views: 3127

Re: Venting dust extractor outside

I don't think you could vent the output of the extractor from the shed without carrying dust with it. I did once work at a place which put chippings from machines into a large cyclone and silo system and fine dusts into a separate filter system. The escaping fine materials from the cyclone meant dri...
by Mike Jordan
Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Venting dust extractor outside
Replies: 12
Views: 3127

Re: Venting dust extractor outside

You would need to retain the filter bags at the top of the extractor and the collection bag at the bottom. Failing that you would have the exhaust vent letting out all of the fine dust and a fair amount of the chippings. A friend of mine did exactly this accidentally with the exhaust from a sliding ...
by Mike Jordan
Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Venting dust extractor outside
Replies: 12
Views: 3127

Re: Venting dust extractor outside

I moved my extractor into an outside store and fitted proper melal ducting and blast gates in the work shop some time ago. A shaft of sunlight shining though the workshop had shown me how much rubbish I was breathing in. Used a 150mm range pipe with flexible connection to the extractor and 100mm dow...
by Mike Jordan
Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:59 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Wood pellets
Replies: 2
Views: 973

Re: Wood pellets

Also a good supplier of spindle moulder knives and other cutters at keen prices.
by Mike Jordan
Tue May 24, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Tread on staircase loose - Photos Added
Replies: 11
Views: 2283

Re: Tread on staircase loose - Photos Added

My suggested fix is - Remove the existing riser by cutting it in pieces using a multi tool, jigsaw, or drilling a series of holes to cut it away. Make a new plywood riser with a width which fits exactly between the strings of the staircase, fits into the groove under the tread and fills the full hei...
by Mike Jordan
Mon May 23, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Tread on staircase loose - Photos Added
Replies: 11
Views: 2283

Re: Tread on staircase loose

On most staircases the newel posts and top and bottom risers are added to the flight on site so are not always secured well. It is normally possible to reinforce the joint between bottom tread and riser using a piece of timber glued and screwed in place from the back face of the flight. As mentioned...
by Mike Jordan
Mon May 23, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Bolection moulding
Replies: 16
Views: 5051

Re: Bolection moulding

I suggest you have a look at the standard range of euro cutters, there a number that are well suited to the job. I have made bolection moulds using cutters No 508 and panel moulds (normally used inside the same doors) using the 102 and 106 cutters. Costs will be much lower than having cutters and li...
by Mike Jordan
Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: door mould cutter
Replies: 2
Views: 996

Re: door mould cutter

Standard euro cutters F 102 & F106 look very similar to my eye. They are both 40mm cutters so should cost less than £20.00 for a set with limiters.
Mike.
by Mike Jordan
Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cascamite Vs Titebond III Ultimate
Replies: 13
Views: 3842

Re: Cascamite Vs Titebond III Ultimate

I use Cascamite for 90 percent of my work it's totally waterproof when cured and I find it cheap and easy to use. Most of my work is made in oak , the only difference I have noted is the acid content of the oak making the glue harden a little more quickly than on other timbers. I tend to use titebon...
by Mike Jordan
Sun Jul 19, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Angle finding
Replies: 11
Views: 2883

Re: Angle finding

How I wish I could find customers ready to spend four to five thousand on a cratch board and cover! Even the greediest boatyard would be hard pressed to reach half of that. A tailor made board and cover should not exceed #1500 if you varnish and fit it yourself. The finished item in the video is not...
by Mike Jordan
Sat Jul 11, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Angle finding
Replies: 11
Views: 2883

Re: Angle finding

Hi Nick Ive made hundreds of these down the years. the horizontal rails should be tenoned into the side rails, don't be fooled into thinking that mitred corners are a good idea, boards made in this way last a very short time. Likewise, biscuits and dominoes are useless. The glazing is best in 6.4mm ...
by Mike Jordan
Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:43 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Teak for a chopping board
Replies: 7
Views: 1418

Re: Teak for a chopping board

Beech or Sycamore were the only timbers traditionally considered suitable for use in contact with food, however, these days lots of other timbers seem to be pressed into use. I would think that teak is one of the ones least suited to the job. If you look at the timbers characteristics they show alle...
by Mike Jordan
Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Fumed Oak Doors
Replies: 14
Views: 2460

Re: Fumed Oak Doors

I put the oak item that was being treated inside a plastic bag in the back of my van with an open topped container of ammonia. I got the ammonia from the local chemists shop without problem but had to wait 24 hours for him to get it from the wholesaler. I was very disappointed with the murky look of...
by Mike Jordan
Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Bandsaws
Replies: 5
Views: 1398

Re: Bandsaws

I bought a £1000 new bandsaw which had ball bearings below the table to guide the blade. The bearings were arranged side by side and the blade passed between them with just a little clearance. All was well until a small piece of timber dropped through the table aperture and fell between the rollers ...
by Mike Jordan
Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Teak price?
Replies: 5
Views: 1678

Re: Teak price?

I had a price recently and it came to Between £160.00 to £250 per cubic foot depending on thickness ( I don't think that included VAT )I was busy running away. Have you used teak before? If not you need to know that most of it can only be machined with TCT cutters. I think making teak garden furnitu...
by Mike Jordan
Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:43 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Veneered Blockboard
Replies: 12
Views: 8177

Re: Veneered Blockboard

Hi No problem, Brooks Bros of Lenton Lane stock the board. The only problem I have had is getting to them through the tram building project sites. If you care to send me a message I will be happy to send you details of a new book on making boat furnishings, "Narrow Boat & Dutch Barge Joiner...
by Mike Jordan
Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cutter Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 1778

Re: Cutter Advice

For just a single window it would be a mistake to spend on a set of scribing cutters. Much easier and quicker to use a mitre or short scribe for the corners of the moulding .
Mike.
by Mike Jordan
Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:21 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Which glue for which wood!
Replies: 8
Views: 1990

Re: Which glue for which wood!

Hi Russ Welcome to the forum. I tend to use only powdered resin glue (cascamite, AKA extramite) for most jobs, you mix it with water and the resulting glue has a pot life of at least half an hour ( longer in cold weather) and it sets diamond hard. It's suitable for internal and external use and is t...
by Mike Jordan
Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Iroko
Replies: 6
Views: 1605

Re: Iroko

Yes
Not far from you is Sykes Timber of Atherstone 01827 718951
Mike
by Mike Jordan
Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:19 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Slotted drawer slips - Why?
Replies: 28
Views: 3504

Re: Slotted drawer slips - Why?

I had assumed that this method of cutting the glue blocks was intended to avoid poor running and noise (think railways) caused by the blocks sliding on the bearers, either as a result of wear in the drawer side or because they are intended to bear some of the weight. This seems to be supported by th...
by Mike Jordan
Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:33 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Tell me about dust extractors
Replies: 8
Views: 1931

Re: Tell me about dust extractors

Hi I hope this helps. Ive rather slopily transfered this posting from an old thread. The machine is now getting on for two years old and I am still well pleased with it. I think the most important move is to get the extractor into a separate area from you! I don't have the special filter device that...
by Mike Jordan
Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Teak
Replies: 8
Views: 1510

Re: Teak

Ive not used any for a number of years now, the last batch having been purchased by my customer and delivered to me for making up. He bought it from Timbmet?, it was exellent quality but about 4 times the price of other good quality hardwoods. The main drawback to my mind is the need to use only TCT...
by Mike Jordan
Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Lethal Block Board
Replies: 2
Views: 846

Lethal Block Board

I recently purchased a couple of sheets of 18mm block board with oak veneer on both sides. I get through a modest number of sheets in a year, and for some time the core material has been softwood. These two sheets have a core material which looks and works like meranti or a similar poor quality pink...
by Mike Jordan
Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Resawing 9x2
Replies: 13
Views: 2020

Re: Resawing 9x2

You are very likely to end up with two curved pieces when the internal tension of the 2"is released. The effect is not as bad on softwood as in KD hardwoods but you at least need to see the results of cutting one length before deciding. In most instances the thicker the timber the greater the c...
by Mike Jordan
Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: PLayhouse / Wendy house ... H 'n S question
Replies: 2
Views: 773

Re: PLayhouse / Wendy house ... H 'n S question

I made a couple of outside Wendy houses some years back. one for my own children and one for a friends grandchildren. In both cases I fitted an outward opening door with no rebate for it to close into on the hinge side, and beveled the inner edge of the door at 45 degrees on the hinge side. The open...
by Mike Jordan
Sun Jul 31, 2011 10:12 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Injecting glue under veneer with a syringe Is this possible?
Replies: 11
Views: 2680

Re: Injecting glue under veneer with a syringe Is this possi

Ive done exactly what you are suggesting. It worked like a dream but i cant remember with certainty what glue I used. I think it was Titebond, I purchased two different size syringes from the local chemist without problem.
Best of luck
Mike
by Mike Jordan
Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:24 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Multico Tenoner
Replies: 6
Views: 3919

Re: Multico Tenoner

Hi Andy I have a TM3 which has three horsepower single phase motors, these cope easily with the job. I bought the machine in preference to the sedgewick because of its smaller footprint and the fact that smaller sliding table allows the easy cutting of tenons at angles about 30 to 45 degrees, someth...
by Mike Jordan
Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Iroko
Replies: 3
Views: 1039

Re: Iroko

Iroko is the ideal timber for garden furniture. I have some benches and other pieces made in 1996 which to date show no signs of deterioration. They have been neglected most of the time and only given a splash of oil when domestic moans have reached an unbearable level. The timber has many small sur...
by Mike Jordan
Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Timber suppliers in Northampton
Replies: 0
Views: 539

Timber suppliers in Northampton

Hi
Can enyone help me out with the name of a timber merchant in the Northampton area, who stocks unsorted grade softwood (sawn or planed) and good quality birch plywood?
Thanks
Mike
by Mike Jordan
Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: The hunt for a particular sash window article .
Replies: 18
Views: 7547

Re: The hunt for a particular sash window article .

Hello
If you have no luck finding the site, I would be happy to send you a copy of a CD with all the details of how to make a traditional box sash. Just PM me with the address.
Mike.

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