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by mark270981
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: New Joinery Business - Advice Please
Replies: 9
Views: 190

Re: New Joinery Business - Advice Please

I can’t talk too much for domestic as we very rarely do it unless through a designer and even then it’s a PITA First of all you will need to work out your overhead. Electricity Your Wages Van Insurances Rates Accountancy fees Work clothes per year Etc etc etc. Work out how many hours production you ...
by mark270981
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Spreadsheets for pricing?
Replies: 8
Views: 919

Re: Spreadsheets for pricing?

Spons will be a good start!

I used this at uni - although I have to admit I flunked out within the first year!

An expensive book but will cover most industry standards
by mark270981
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Spreadsheets for pricing?
Replies: 8
Views: 919

Re: Spreadsheets for pricing?

Great question. Most items have industry rates. So for instance a standard bar is normally worked out on 1000 per metre the back fitting 800 a metre. If they want a copper worktop I will add this on as an extra over and likewise with other things such as raised and field panels. I am pretty certain ...
by mark270981
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Advice needed on plywood fabrication plse
Replies: 11
Views: 984

Re: Advice needed on plywood fabrication plse

Good luck

Have you worked out your selling price yet?
by mark270981
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Advice needed on plywood fabrication plse
Replies: 11
Views: 984

Re: Advice needed on plywood fabrication plse

Sounds like a lot of fun!

It’s been a while since I’ve been on the tools and I have to say I miss it terribly
by mark270981
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: H&S in commercial Workshops
Replies: 16
Views: 1162

Re: H&S in commercial Workshops

thatsnotafestool wrote:And a form for them to sign to say that they've been 'inducted' !


Yep for every single machine and power tool
by mark270981
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: H&S in commercial Workshops
Replies: 16
Views: 1162

Re: H&S in commercial Workshops

I bet every machine has a bible to go with it now in your workshop ! Did you have to pay them out yourself, or did your insurers ? Presumably also the claim would have been against your company, not you individually. The insurance company paid out the claim, I wanted it to go to court because we ha...
by mark270981
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: H&S in commercial Workshops
Replies: 16
Views: 1162

Re: H&S in commercial Workshops

You will also need to create a health and safety manual , risk assessments and method statements Every operative will need to have an induction on every machine too. There was an accident on a fully compliant machine of ours 5 years ago, I didn’t quite have enough paperwork in place so the claimant ...
by mark270981
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Felder Summer promotions
Replies: 9
Views: 820

Re: Felder Summer promotions

Ive got a felder f38 power feeder on my planner and a co_matic dc 40 on the spindle. I'll score the co_matic at 9 The felder at 4......... I think the co matics are also cheeper than the felder (Scott and sargents)... I'd sell the felder, you fancy a trip to Spain ? Jonathan Where in Spain are you?...
by mark270981
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Felder Summer promotions
Replies: 9
Views: 820

Re: Felder Summer promotions

Maybe it is for you!!

I will go to W18! But I’ve run out of cash so won’t be as fun this year!
by mark270981
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: dye and shellac problems
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Re: dye and shellac problems

Robert It seems like you are overcomplicating this process. 180 grit is fine enough, if you finish with a sanding block by hand with all the strokes following the grain, although the highest we go to is 240. Dye immediately after sanding, then build the layers of shellac up, de nib between coats wit...
by mark270981
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Felder Summer promotions
Replies: 9
Views: 820

Re: Felder Summer promotions

They do like to pester, in fact I sent an email to them a while ago saying that if they pester me / I won’t buy anything from them, it worked because I’ve spent over 200k with them since!!! I think they are a great brand, very strong - customer service is v good. If you could wait until October you ...
by mark270981
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Felder Summer promotions
Replies: 9
Views: 820

Re: Felder Summer promotions

nothing - they normally get in touch!
by mark270981
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Why do we make through tenons these days ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1553

Re: Why do we make through tenons these days ?

I am guessing

When through tenons were used and the joint failed, you could re-wedge the joint and make good again.

These days apart from the traditionalists amongst us, the domino XL joint or similar is equal to or better than the joint described above!
by mark270981
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: H&S in commercial Workshops
Replies: 16
Views: 1162

Re: H&S in commercial Workshops

In all honesty I would steer clear from this - I’ve been on the receiving end of a claim which wasn’t our fault, had brakes, guards and was fully compliant. The only way I see a way round this - is to sell him the machines at full market value plus whatever you wanted to charge to use the space and ...
by mark270981
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Timber frames for metal Crittall type casement inserts..
Replies: 5
Views: 583

Re: Timber frames for metal Crittall type casement inserts..

I hope you’ve agreed your fees for the research and design!
by mark270981
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Integrated fridge with in-frame door
Replies: 7
Views: 680

Re: Integrated fridge with in-frame door

I can’t explain what I mean, I prefer to sketch things.

Tried to google some images to see if it helps and found this thread by our very own Roger M with answers from the forum experts who no longer post on this site - I am sure they lurk.

viewtopic.php?t=10622
by mark270981
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Integrated fridge with in-frame door
Replies: 7
Views: 680

Re: Integrated fridge with in-frame door

Integrated fridges don’t tend to have a cabinet housing, just a space for the fridge to slot into which is then fixed to the worktop above.
by mark270981
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: 3 or 5mm stroke
Replies: 4
Views: 759

Re: 3 or 5mm stroke

All of ours are 5mm stroke, haven’t seen a need for the 3mm but that said I’ve never compared the finishes. I bought a job of lot of festool sanders and vacuums - the sanders are pneumatic and so much lighter and are now naturally used by the older guys in the factory. So perhaps take a look at this...
by mark270981
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: New garage workshop table saw recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 877

Re: New garage workshop table saw recommendations

Plus 1 for a tracksaw in a confined space!
by mark270981
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Mods please close Thank you.
Replies: 8
Views: 1051

Re: SELLING UP ALL TOOLS FOR SALE!.

Hi Gaz

I’ll take the besseys off your hands.

What’s your location? Although would rather have them shipped.

Regards

Mark
by mark270981
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: ENGLISH JARGON OF INTERIOR WOODWORKING SPECIALISTS: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS
Replies: 3
Views: 493

Re: ENGLISH JARGON OF INTERIOR WOODWORKING SPECIALISTS: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS

Think Emma Thompson in Nanny McPhee.

I can’t imagine anyone would ask to be passed saw set pliers, these were used (still are) to set the teeth on panel saws, tenon saws etc. I don’t think I’ve ever owned a pair, I’ve used them but never saw the need to buy them.
by mark270981
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: ENGLISH JARGON OF INTERIOR WOODWORKING SPECIALISTS: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS
Replies: 3
Views: 493

Re: ENGLISH JARGON OF INTERIOR WOODWORKING SPECIALISTS: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS

I’ve always used the word cramps instead of the more popular clamps and constantly get corrected.

Old women’s tooth router, I had one of those - helped to cleaned out rebates!
by mark270981
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Stick build or Factory system built timber framed house panels?
Replies: 6
Views: 984

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

Hi Roger I too looked at this method but for a large kitchen extension, the prebuilt panels are the way forward as it’s pre- planned and goes together like a flat pack. In the end we went traditional as I managed to get a very good price off the regular builder I used. That said if I was to build a ...
by mark270981
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cabinet design and cutting service idea
Replies: 14
Views: 1558

Re: Cabinet design and cutting service idea

Cheers for the feedback

It’s something I’m going to pursue

I’ll keep you updated
by mark270981
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cabinet design and cutting service idea
Replies: 14
Views: 1558

Re: Cabinet design and cutting service idea

Hello Please have a look at this link, I’ve narrated it too, please don’t be too harsh on me as I’m not David Attenborough 6 sheets would cost about 250 quid to cut plus cost of materials. Edging would be about 120 quid Although I’ve not worked out where it’s going to be yet in terms of price point ...
by mark270981
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cabinet design and cutting service idea
Replies: 14
Views: 1558

Re: Cabinet design and cutting service idea

Would all be flatpack! The beauty of this service is I don’t need a cutting list I just need a sketch of the cabinet. I will then give you a cost to produce the components. The unit or units will then go together perfectly as a flat pack unit! Our accuracy on the CNC’s are micron perfect. I am defo ...
by mark270981
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cabinet design and cutting service idea
Replies: 14
Views: 1558

Re: Cabinet design and cutting service idea

To be fair I probably didn’t explain my idea well enough.

I am going to create a video next week and show what I mean.
by mark270981
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cabinet design and cutting service idea
Replies: 14
Views: 1558

Cabinet design and cutting service idea

Hello all I am thinking about running a venture - I know I know you’ve heard it all before - but I tend to be relatively successful with these! The new venture is cutting and edging bespoke cupboards for tradesman in the domestic market! A part of me says stay well clear, another part of me says it’...
by mark270981
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Drum Sander Rubber Drum Reapir
Replies: 2
Views: 623

Re: Drum Sander Rubber Drum Reapir

James

These can be done

I can’t remember who does them though, but was recommended through calderbrook woodworking machines. So perhaps a call to them?

I
by mark270981
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cabinet-hinges
Replies: 3
Views: 744

Re: Cabinet-hinges

Flag hinges with steeple tips
by mark270981
Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: luna w64 find how many amps an hour?
Replies: 1
Views: 561

Re: luna w64 find how many amps an hour?

Hi Richard

I would look no further than Transwave - Peter Moss is the oracle on this kind of thing.
by mark270981
Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Powder coated MDF
Replies: 3
Views: 821

Re: Powder coated MDF

From what I believe It requires a different set up to how metal workers powered coat. It’s very hard wearing and is hard to the touch. The finish is suspect because you have no control over the of the process. Ie - with a spray finish, with a first coat of primer it shows up defects which you can co...
by mark270981
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Festool dust extractor
Replies: 14
Views: 1371

Re: Festool dust extractor

I like the look of the Bosch

I have a couple of the metabos and they are great to be fair.
by mark270981
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Powder coated MDF
Replies: 3
Views: 821

Re: Powder coated MDF

Yes - we’ve had a lot of it done

Gives a textured finish
by mark270981
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Airless sprayer advice
Replies: 8
Views: 1177

Re: Airless sprayer advice

If only everyone thought to themselves that bad reviews reach far and wide!

Does it give a good finish?
by mark270981
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Larder unit
Replies: 12
Views: 1848

Re: Larder unit

The work looks fantastic
by mark270981
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Larder unit
Replies: 12
Views: 1848

Re: Larder unit

davidpidge wrote:Spend the afternoon on youtube?



:lol: fair enough

I tend to try round up to nearest full day, unless it’s a part of a larger joinery package
by mark270981
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Larder unit
Replies: 12
Views: 1848

Re: Larder unit

looks great, out of interest how long do you allocate to such a project? That's a question! Well I didn't allow anywhere near enough time because I was trying to keep the cost down as it was for family but for a proper client I'd allow 5-6 days to make (I work out prices for labour in hours so 45-5...
by mark270981
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sub contractor..
Replies: 4
Views: 857

Re: Sub contractor..

Steve Unsure from what you have written regards the ins and outs. Do you have proof he has ripped out your work? All sounds a bit of a mess, and I’m unsure why you sent an invoice to his client? As a general rule we do the following. Price job Win job - get client to accept our t and c’s Create draw...

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