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by mark270981
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Briquette making
Replies: 6
Views: 1128

Re: Briquette making

I have a briquette maker - bloody brilliant!! I also have a fan assisted incinerator which is also fantastic! For me it saves me a lot of money for sure You back in full swing Mark? I’m losing money quicker than the flow of Niagara Falls!! Not much fun at the moment!! We’ll be ok though
by mark270981
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Wagner spray system
Replies: 13
Views: 1581

Re: Wagner spray system

The 350R is wank!!
by mark270981
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Briquette making
Replies: 6
Views: 1128

Re: Briquette making

I have a briquette maker - bloody brilliant!!

I also have a fan assisted incinerator which is also fantastic!

For me it saves me a lot of money for sure
by mark270981
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Wagner spray system
Replies: 13
Views: 1581

Re: Wagner spray system

I bought the Wagner 350r this morning - i had another one which was excellent until someone borrowed it and didnt clean it out properly!!
by mark270981
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A job for knockdown fittings ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1501

Re: A job for knockdown fittings ?

As in KD blocks? No...I'd prefer a hidden jointing system. I was going to say! The best thing i bought was the zeta P2 or whatever its called! If you have a local rep, just to ask borrow it for the duration of the job in hand then give it back when done and just say you’ll think about it.
by mark270981
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A job for knockdown fittings ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1501

Re: A job for knockdown fittings ?

As in KD blocks?
by mark270981
Thu May 07, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Small Business Grant Fund Grants...........
Replies: 21
Views: 3229

Re: Small Business Grant Fund Grants...........

Funnily enough we did get in touch with our MP - he is actually very good and you will all know him from plebgate, which he was cleared of BTW. I am finding it incredible at the moment, I have to say I think in 12 months time it’s all going to do very wrong when people start defaulting on their 100%...
by mark270981
Sun May 03, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Small Business Grant Fund Grants...........
Replies: 21
Views: 3229

Re: Small Business Grant Fund Grants...........

I think I will explore it all further tomorrow

Thank you for taking your time on this it’s much appreciated
by mark270981
Sat May 02, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Small Business Grant Fund Grants...........
Replies: 21
Views: 3229

Re: Small Business Grant Fund Grants...........

It is a terribly thought out scheme, knee jerk reaction. I am not being a sour puss as I think help is required and needs to be given. So pre COVID I had 150k worth of work for a 6 week period which was lost over night so resulted in zero work. This gave 12 people full time work Granted I have furlo...
by mark270981
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Small Business Grant Fund Grants...........
Replies: 21
Views: 3229

Re: Small Business Grant Fund Grants...........

As I suspected I’m not eligible which is a shame.

It’s going to be too hard for me to come back from this without drastic actions.

I won’t be having 3/4 of the staff back - the company will be ok but I reckon there is a year to 2 years to get it back to where it was!
by mark270981
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Does anyone recognise this unit ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2163

Re: Does anyone recognise this unit ?

Lovely and straight forward to do to be fair and very effective
by mark270981
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Does anyone recognise this unit ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2163

Re: Does anyone recognise this unit ?

No - why?
by mark270981
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Small Business Grant Fund Grants...........
Replies: 21
Views: 3229

Re: Small Business Grant Fund Grants...........

I have also applied but unsure what I am entitled to!

I have a rateable value of 49k so thought I would get the 25k but I think that this is only applicable to retail and leisure.
by mark270981
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Festool dust extractor and air sander.
Replies: 3
Views: 2053

Re: Festool dust extractor and air sander.

Thank you

I remember when I had to post the photos to a third party then link it back! This seems easier

Thanks for taking your time to do this

I will post up this evening
by mark270981
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Festool dust extractor and air sander.
Replies: 3
Views: 2053

Festool dust extractor and air sander.

If I knew how to post pics up I would. I have surplus to requirements a number of dust extractors compete with the older version of the LEX sanders - a couple are the 150’s and and other are 125’s These are pneumatic sanders in which are fed from the extractors which in turn is plugged not only into...
by mark270981
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Corian Glue for fixing together of-cuts ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1755

Re: Corian Glue for fixing together of-cuts ?

We use them all Bob.

I have loads of offcuts plus adhesive if that helps?
by mark270981
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: CNC Building for woodwork
Replies: 45
Views: 7600

Re: CNC Building for woodwork

Ahh I thought you were in Worcester or thereabouts.

I must pay more attention.
by mark270981
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: CNC Building for woodwork
Replies: 45
Views: 7600

Re: CNC Building for woodwork

Ahh I thought you were in Worcester or thereabouts.

I must pay more attention.
by mark270981
Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: CNC Building for woodwork
Replies: 45
Views: 7600

Re: CNC Building for woodwork

We could draw and spin the components off for that in no time.

If you want in the new year I will do it for you FOC if you buy the materials - I’ll do it whilst you wait.
by mark270981
Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: CNC Building for woodwork
Replies: 45
Views: 7600

Re: CNC Building for woodwork

We could draw and spin the components off for that in no time.

If you want in the new year I will do it for you FOC if you buy the materials - I’ll do it whilst you wait.
by mark270981
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A workshop tour
Replies: 5
Views: 2035

Re: A workshop tour

I should post a vid of my workshop - it’s a little different from when I started in a garage 😂
by mark270981
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: CNC Building for woodwork
Replies: 45
Views: 7600

Re: CNC Building for woodwork

Has to be said we are wiz’s on CNC’ snow

I’m not sure what you are trying to achieve there Roger? But doesn’t look that pretty?
by mark270981
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: CNC Building for woodwork
Replies: 45
Views: 7600

Re: CNC Building for woodwork

As a CNc veteran I am unsure on the accuracy of home built ones? But I do wish I had done that to start with as I would’ve learned more about the . Instead every call I out I have costs 800 quid - (we don’t have many to be fair) Well worth it in my opinion as your starting point then you won’t get ...
by mark270981
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: CNC Building for woodwork
Replies: 45
Views: 7600

Re: CNC Building for woodwork

As a CNc veteran I am unsure on the accuracy of home built ones? But I do wish I had done that to start with as I would’ve learned more about the . Instead every call I out I have costs 800 quid - (we don’t have many to be fair) Well worth it in my opinion as your starting point then you won’t get r...
by mark270981
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: New Joinery Business - Advice Please
Replies: 27
Views: 6761

Re: New Joinery Business - Advice Please

I wish you good fortune with your venture. I'm of a slightly different opinion and I don't mean any insult. If your skills are good and fast enough I would be amazed. Working doing joinery/cabinets is not easy at a pace and quality to make some money it is a skill you'll learn over several years. Y...
by mark270981
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Spot the oversight !
Replies: 10
Views: 2875

Re: Spot the oversight !

Seems very complicated to just run off some arcs!
by mark270981
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: CNC Wood router
Replies: 10
Views: 2705

Re: CNC Wood router

Very much horses for courses on this.

I can only help with heavy industrial if this is the route you’re going down.
by mark270981
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: New Joinery Business - Advice Please
Replies: 27
Views: 6761

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: 3090

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: 3090

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: 12
Views: 4391

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: 12
Views: 4391

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: 4225

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: 4225

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: 4225

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: 2727

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: 2727

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: 1223

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: 2727

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 ...