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by Mr Ed
Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Forum suggestions/comments/complaints
Topic: New moderator
Replies: 41
Views: 9589

Re: New moderator

jfc wrote:If its not a big deal then it isnt a major change is it


What would be considered major?
by Mr Ed
Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: Forum suggestions/comments/complaints
Topic: New moderator
Replies: 41
Views: 9589

Re: New moderator

If its not a big deal then it isnt a major change is it . I personally don't mind the forum being controlled by a small group who make decisions rather than a democracy, but you can't say it's one thing, then do another. It has always been controlled by the Admin and Mods . Nothing has changed . Is...
by Mr Ed
Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: Forum suggestions/comments/complaints
Topic: New moderator
Replies: 41
Views: 9589

Re: New moderator

By removing the subscriber tools Well since you mention it, there's another change carried out unilaterally without discussion. Again, not a big deal, but not done in what I thought was the spirit of the subscription era. I personally don't mind the forum being controlled by a small group who make ...
by Mr Ed
Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: Forum suggestions/comments/complaints
Topic: New moderator
Replies: 41
Views: 9589

Re: New moderator

jfc wrote:We didnt think it was a big deal and it had been asked for .


It's not a big deal, I just thought this was exactly the sort of thing subscribers would discuss and agree on.
by Mr Ed
Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: Forum suggestions/comments/complaints
Topic: New moderator
Replies: 41
Views: 9589

Re: New moderator

Well done Steve. I will preface my next comment by saying that I think Steve will be a great moderator and fully support his appointment, however... In the era of subscribers who contribute to the financial running of the forum, shouldn't something like the appointment of a new moderator be the subj...
by Mr Ed
Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:07 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Jimi lives on
Replies: 4
Views: 1284

Re: Jimi lives on

I thought I recognised that desk with the flap in the middle - he trained at Peter Seftons and it was on display when we went. Not for me I'm afraid.
by Mr Ed
Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Rutlands Dakota pocket hole jig
Replies: 14
Views: 4474

Re: Rutlands Dakota pocket hole jig

York33 is right about the depth setting. The screws should not have to pull through the top piece, the drilled hole is supposed to be a clearance one. Try t. That might be correct for the Dakota Jig but for the Kreg jig if it is set up correctly then the end of the drill bit is about 2 - 3mm short ...
by Mr Ed
Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Chip extraction
Replies: 6
Views: 1342

Re: Chip extraction

The discussion here will help you; viewtopic.php?f=6&t=9439

The SIP machine with a fine filter cartridge would be about £400 ish so is in your budget.

Ed
by Mr Ed
Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Veneered chipboard wardrobes
Replies: 15
Views: 1931

Re: Veneered chipboard wardrobes

Nice work. I'm surprised that given the value of the man hours in this, that the cost difference between chipboard and MDF is of any significance in the overall cost? I understand what you're saying but like I said before I do all my own veneering. I see advantages in this but it does add to the co...
by Mr Ed
Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Veneered chipboard wardrobes
Replies: 15
Views: 1931

Re: Veneered chipboard wardrobes

Nice work.

I'm surprised that given the value of the man hours in this, that the cost difference between chipboard and MDF is of any significance in the overall cost?
by Mr Ed
Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Balusters question
Replies: 10
Views: 2593

Re: Balusters question

Is there anything in building regs about minimum section size for timber spindles? I doubt there is, i suspect it is a 'fit for purpose' thing but 25mm sounds skinny Part K is what you need, it's expressed in kN per linear m run of balustrade, not as a size. I think I would copy sizes from a big ma...
by Mr Ed
Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Painted MDF cabinets
Replies: 19
Views: 3006

Re: Painted MDF cabinets

Nice work and no fitting to do either by the looks of it
by Mr Ed
Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Little Kitchen
Replies: 25
Views: 3215

Re: Little Kitchen

I love the style Andy - great work. I particularly like the grey tint, very classy.
by Mr Ed
Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Steamed beech supplier near Cambridge
Replies: 5
Views: 691

Re: Steamed beech supplier near Cambridge

@nickw, thanks, I'll give them a call - they both seem to stock beech. I've also found Good Timber ( http://www.goodtimber.com ) that actually supplies beech that is planed and cut to size. Currently waiting for a quote. They are up the M1 near Northampton. Has anyone used them before? Thanks Never...
by Mr Ed
Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: SU Section
Replies: 29
Views: 2863

Re: SU Section

Just rename one of the unused sections and put it in there...projects maybe :lol:
by Mr Ed
Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Latest Kitchen
Replies: 29
Views: 4077

Re: Latest Kitchen

Out of interest, how long would you say this took to make Paul? It took longer than it should because i was still setting out the workshop at the time,I would say it should take me 7 weeks to make that one, its the curved units that take the time. Cheers Paul Thanks Paul, I presume that's you worki...
by Mr Ed
Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Latest Kitchen
Replies: 29
Views: 4077

Re: Latest Kitchen

Out of interest, how long would you say this took to make Paul?
by Mr Ed
Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Critique please as they say over there!
Replies: 45
Views: 4587

Re: Critique please as they say over there!

I like the rail profile and the curved line of the rail underside. I would worry, as I said on the first incarnation of this, that it would be tippy with the offset legs and big overhang. That potential overturning would put a lot of load onto the joint at the tops of the legs, which being only join...
by Mr Ed
Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:14 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Latest Kitchen
Replies: 29
Views: 4077

Re: Latest Kitchen

Nice work Paul
by Mr Ed
Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:13 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Kreg foreman
Replies: 10
Views: 2246

Re: Kreg foreman

nickw wrote:
jonnyd wrote:... I believe there's some issue with kreg distribution since brimarc lost the contract. ...


Oh great! bloody great! Does anyone know where we can get even the screws now?


I thought it was more that Axminster stopped doing Kreg as they started their own version?
by Mr Ed
Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Slotted drawer slips - Why?
Replies: 28
Views: 2762

Re: Slotted drawer slips - Why?

It hadn't dawned on me when I looked at it that they were only blocks not full slips. They probably made them by the boxful and glued them on in seconds. It's a bit poor for top end A & C work. On the example I have, the drawer bottom is in a groove in the side, the strip is a continuous runner...
by Mr Ed
Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Slotted drawer slips - Why?
Replies: 28
Views: 2762

Re: Slotted drawer slips - Why?

There is a reason, but I can't remember exactly (maybe to do with shrinking across the grain) I'll have to look it up But there isn't any cross grain joint. I wondered if it was to wipe the dust off the runners:) but even that would not apply to the front. There is up the side, long grain on the sl...
by Mr Ed
Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Slotted drawer slips - Why?
Replies: 28
Views: 2762

Re: Slotted drawer slips - Why?

I've seen it in a book somewhere, but a quick flick through the shelves hasn't turned anything up.

My 105yr old built in units have exactly the same cuts on the underside of the slips and I've seen it on a few pieces.
by Mr Ed
Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Slotted drawer slips - Why?
Replies: 28
Views: 2762

Re: Slotted drawer slips - Why?

There is a reason, but I can't remember exactly (maybe to do with shrinking across the grain) I'll have to look it up
by Mr Ed
Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:39 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: My latest work...
Replies: 26
Views: 5322

Re: My latest work...

riley wrote:The B+W were inspired by Ed.


Nice to know I've made some small contribution :lol:
by Mr Ed
Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: My latest work...
Replies: 26
Views: 5322

Re: My latest work...

Nicely made Adam. How much a pair are you charging out of interest?
by Mr Ed
Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Hospital bed torsion box festool thingy
Replies: 49
Views: 9970

Re: Hospital bed torsion box festool thingy

Very cool, I can see how useful that will be
by Mr Ed
Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:40 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Utility Room Shelves - FINISHED, sort of...
Replies: 84
Views: 8719

Re: Utility Room Shelves - FINISHED, sort of...

Cracking Job How did you secure them to the wall? and does the first inset shelve completely clear the door? There's an angle bracket on the top of each case screwed back to the wall. To be honest, it's only really the narrow one that needs it, but I did them all. Yes the narrow shelf clears the do...
by Mr Ed
Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Utility Room Shelves - FINISHED, sort of...
Replies: 84
Views: 8719

Re: Utility Room Shelves - FINISHED, sort of...

How will you work the skirting/plinth? Did you find much colour variation between the MDF veneer and the face frame? I'll just follow the line of the cabinets, inset by 50mm and attached to the legs with plinth clips. The face frame stands down slightly from the bottom so you don't see any gap. The...
by Mr Ed
Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Utility Room Shelves - FINISHED, sort of...
Replies: 84
Views: 8719

Re: Utility Room Shelves - FINISHED, sort of...

Doug wrote:spooky, I think I need another drink :mrgreen:


Good plan, I have a bottle of Jura with my name on it
by Mr Ed
Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Utility Room Shelves - FINISHED, sort of...
Replies: 84
Views: 8719

Re: Utility Room Shelves - FINISHED, sort of...

Perhaps just a shadow board set back about 2" so as not to detract from the front frame but still fill the gap. Did that on my bedroom wardrobes as they were only a couple of inches away from the ceiling, I think it works well :) Also saves painting that awkward bit of ceiling in a few years t...
by Mr Ed
Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Utility Room Shelves - FINISHED, sort of...
Replies: 84
Views: 8719

Re: Utility Room Shelves - FINISHED, sort of...

Superb job What is the plan for the cornice? It looks like it doesn't need one or something very simple. Cheers Jon Thats a very good point Jon, it does look good without. I'll have to do something, as there is a bracket back to the wall on the top of each case; although the pictures don't show it,...
by Mr Ed
Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Utility Room Shelves - FINISHED, sort of...
Replies: 84
Views: 8719

Re: Utility Room Shelves - FINISHED, sort of...

jonnyd wrote:Superb job

What is the plan for the cornice? It looks like it doesn't need one or something very simple.

Cheers

Jon


Dunno really, I'm open to suggestions. To be honest I hadn't really worked that bit out yet... :lol:
by Mr Ed
Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Utility Room Shelves - FINISHED, sort of...
Replies: 84
Views: 8719

Re: Utility Room Shelves - FINISHED, sort of...

Thanks for all the feedback, I know they're not quite finished but you get the idea :D
by Mr Ed
Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: Turning
Topic: Re-turn
Replies: 14
Views: 4035

Re: Re-turn

Looks great, I think the thinner edge makes it look a much finer piece
by Mr Ed
Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Utility Room Shelves - FINISHED, sort of...
Replies: 84
Views: 8719

Re: Utility Room Shelves - FINISHED, sort of...

Doug wrote:Have you a gallon of gin hidden away somewhere? :lol:


Just some over zealous Christmas tonic purchasing :lol:
by Mr Ed
Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Weekend Workshop Upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 1350

Re: Weekend Workshop Upgrade

Good work Brian, I always think workshop improvements are an enjoyable diversion
by Mr Ed
Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:20 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Utility Room Shelves - FINISHED, sort of...
Replies: 84
Views: 8719

Re: Utility Room Shelves

Well I'm finished, kinda... http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8526/8481709855_faa98f2421_c.jpg I've still got the plinth and cornice to do, but they can wait for a bit. As you can see, Claire has already started filling them, which to be honest is the whole point of these shelves as they create space to...
by Mr Ed
Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: First spray Kit - Which to buy
Replies: 4
Views: 1028

Re: First spray Kit - Which to buy

I might revise my comments, as the spray fan control knob has just snapped off mine this morning. It's plastic on the Apollo, but looks to be metal on the Fuji. I dare say I can get it replaced, but durability might be an issue by the looks of it.
by Mr Ed
Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:01 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: New Guitar
Replies: 4
Views: 1039

Re: New Guitar

I thought you were going to say you were making it :(

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