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by jfc
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Recent Staircase
Replies: 11
Views: 163

Re: Recent Staircase

:o :o :o Fantastic craftsmanship ! Looks lovely !
by jfc
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Gothic arch architrave
Replies: 22
Views: 848

Re: Gothic arch architrave

Good idea doing a dry run . Ive got a curved template from another job i can try it on . Problem is , i dont want to move the settings on the spindle moulder until ive got the go ahead on the work . :lol:
by jfc
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Tool advice.
Replies: 30
Views: 1131

Re: Tool advice.

For example https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Startrite-Thicknesser/184170693595?hash=item2ae16dc3db:g:z48AAOSwNhNeRsOa https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/planer-with-thicknesser-attachment/324081014146?hash=item4b74bbd582:g:OnEAAOSwb39d~fkF Not great but with these two you can prep sawn timber . Probably one of t...
by jfc
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Tool advice.
Replies: 30
Views: 1131

Re: Tool advice.

There are bargains to be had , you just need to keep an eye on ebay and let everyone know you are after machines . Also be willing to travel to collect them although you can get things put on a pallet for about £100 .
by jfc
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Gothic arch architrave
Replies: 22
Views: 848

Re: Gothic arch architrave

My thinking was if i have the power feed pushing against the fence and pointing slightly towards the machine bed then it would push the work both ways and keep the work tight to the curved bed and the fence while feeding forward . I will only be using the spindle to do the moulding on the curved bla...
by jfc
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Gothic arch architrave
Replies: 22
Views: 848

Re: Gothic arch architrave

kind of what im thinking Bob . Support top and bottom against the fence with the timber/architrave fixed to a backer between them .
by jfc
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Gothic arch architrave
Replies: 22
Views: 848

Re: Gothic arch architrave

Thinking more about this , to do an ogee architrave im going to have to support it on a curved sled aswell as a curved base . There is going to be very little timber once the moulding is cut and as its quite deep i think it will need two passes .
Thoughts ?
by jfc
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Gothic arch architrave
Replies: 22
Views: 848

Re: Gothic arch architrave

Cheers for the pictures mate . I'm gonna have to have a go at this even if its just for fun :D
Is there a reason both of you dont use a power feed to do this ?
by jfc
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Tool advice.
Replies: 30
Views: 1131

Re: Tool advice.

Ive ended up spacing my machines 4 ft apart but in a space i can walk down between them . Between each machine is 8ft in front and behind . They are basically staggered each side of the space . My main square workshop is a bit wasted to be honest as it doesnt work very well . The table saw , extract...
by jfc
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Gothic arch architrave
Replies: 22
Views: 848

Re: Gothic arch architrave

Figured it would take a while to make the templates and machine the parts . Add to that the cost of the cutters its about £800 . CNC can do it for the same money but wheres the fun in that ! The other option is to do it with plaster . Cant be that hard but messy and not as fun as doing it in timber ...
by jfc
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Gothic arch architrave
Replies: 22
Views: 848

Re: Gothic arch architrave

I'll probably need to do ten to get it right !
Labour wise , thats cool . I'm just messing around in my shed like ive always done . Just bigger machines now and adding another string to my bow .
by jfc
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Gothic arch architrave
Replies: 22
Views: 848

Re: Gothic arch architrave

Thanks mate . I was thinking along those lines but the reverse arch made my mind fart .
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by jfc
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Gothic arch architrave
Replies: 22
Views: 848

Gothic arch architrave

I'm trying to work out the best way to do the arched parts on this architrave . https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49572438568_005f08a91c_c.jpg Its three parts and most of it can be done with a bearing guided cove cutter in a router but the outer part is a 90mm deep section ogee . I'll be getting t...
by jfc
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Tool advice.
Replies: 30
Views: 1131

Re: Tool advice.

As big as you can and then double it .
by jfc
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: CNC Building for woodwork
Replies: 45
Views: 3386

Re: CNC Building for woodwork

Oh the old " contagious disease " excuse eh !
by jfc
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Wadkin Tradesman RS10 spindle moulder problems.
Replies: 24
Views: 913

Re: Wadkin Tradesman RS10 spindle moulder problems.

Ive never taken one that far apart before to be able to tell you . You could still run that one in your workshop with a phase converter . I used my BER2 with a static phase converter and now use the EPA with a rotary phase converter . Static starts the machine at three phase and then drops to single...
by jfc
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Wadkin Tradesman RS10 spindle moulder problems.
Replies: 24
Views: 913

Re: Wadkin Tradesman RS10 spindle moulder problems.

Thats a BER 1 or 2 . Buy it ! My EPA is badged as Wadkin supplied by Cooksley . Cooksley where local to me and i guess a main supplier of machines for London and the South in the 40's and 50's etc .I guess the two companies merged at some point or just did business in some way . The 5 blocks and rin...
by jfc
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Wadkin Tradesman RS10 spindle moulder problems.
Replies: 24
Views: 913

Re: Wadkin Tradesman RS10 spindle moulder problems.

There is a shaft on ebay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Spindle-moul ... whbZd8Vfb

Youll be the luckiest man on earth if it fits but its worth sending the seller a message with a few questions .
by jfc
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Wadkin Tradesman RS10 spindle moulder problems.
Replies: 24
Views: 913

Re: Wadkin Tradesman RS10 spindle moulder problems.

Before you throw money at it think about what you will want to do with it . I know you said t and g and it will probably do that all day long BUT at single phase it is 1.5 HP . 3 phase its 2 HP according to the pictures you have just posted . Getting a spindle made is going to cost a few quid . I gu...
by jfc
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Wadkin Tradesman RS10 spindle moulder problems.
Replies: 24
Views: 913

Re: Wadkin Tradesman RS10 spindle moulder problems.

Yes , the two others are for the EPA but they all fit the same with the bolt screwing down to hold them in place . The BER2 is a 1" bore The EPA 1-1/4"
If you have a 30mm spindle it must have been made by someone aftersales as i would think the tradesman would be 1" bore .
by jfc
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Wadkin Tradesman RS10 spindle moulder problems.
Replies: 24
Views: 913

Re: Wadkin Tradesman RS10 spindle moulder problems.

I dont think so . My spindles are like this
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Once dropped into place you place a capping bolt over the spindle and screw that onto the shaft to hold the spindle in place .
by jfc
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Wadkin Tradesman RS10 spindle moulder problems.
Replies: 24
Views: 913

Re: Wadkin Tradesman RS10 spindle moulder problems.

Ouch ! I think your best bet is to look out for a donor machine . Having said that you may find the tradesman under powered so may be better off looking for a larger machine . My BER2's are ok but i have to take extra passes for things like cill sections . I guess it depends what you are wanting to ...
by jfc
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Wadkin Tradesman RS10 spindle moulder problems.
Replies: 24
Views: 913

Re: Wadkin Tradesman RS10 spindle moulder problems.

Not sure to be honest . From memory the Tradesman is before the BER RS . I also have an EPA and the RS spindle and locking nut wont fit that . I think if you can check if your locking nut is ok you should be able to buy a new 30mm spindle . I have some wadkin info somewhere and i'm sure i saw the tr...
by jfc
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Wadkin Tradesman RS10 spindle moulder problems.
Replies: 24
Views: 913

Re: Wadkin Tradesman RS10 spindle moulder problems.

Scott and sargeant may have one or speak to Dalton who bought Wadkin out but i think the best bet is keep an eye on ebay .
I have some RS parts as i have 2 of them . Not sure i have a spare complete spindle and locking nut though .
What size spindle do you need ?
by jfc
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Set of circular segmental steps - FINISHED
Replies: 42
Views: 3618

Re: Set of circular segmental steps - FINISHED

Yay ! Now just the other side of the hall to do :D
by jfc
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Making a 120mm dia hole....
Replies: 4
Views: 767

Re: Making a 120mm dia hole....

Do they want to dowel it back together again :lol:
by jfc
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Borate
Replies: 4
Views: 588

Re: Borate

Its not a chemical to be messed about with thats for sure . Full overalls , respirator , goggles and gloves . This is the water based version , the solvent based one was banned about 25 years ago , if you got that on you it would burn your skin ! Its the stuff you need for rot and wood worm but idea...
by jfc
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Borate
Replies: 4
Views: 588

Borate

No not the fella in the lime mankini but the chemical used to treat dry rot , wet rot and wood worm . Ive been to look at a job where i suspect i'm going to find dry rot when i remove the windows . I did my apprenticeship with a dry rot company so know what chemicals where used but thought the sale ...
by jfc
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Elu sharpener
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: Elu sharpener

There is a slight camber on the blades but boy does it get them sharp . I finished them of by flatting the backs on my diamond stone and then stropping on a leather strop with astonish oven cleaner ( a gift and tip from Mel ) I cut my fingers a few times fitting them . The chain runs around the whol...
by jfc
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Elu sharpener
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Elu sharpener

Ive posted this before but thought as i was sharpening my planer blades i'd share it again . A blast from the 1940's

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMUbKrO9Xl0
by jfc
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Studwork Corners
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Re: Studwork Corners

Ive never used that method . I normally just put an extra stud in if needed .
by jfc
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Casement windows on the cheap
Replies: 8
Views: 647

Re: Casement windows on the cheap

and made out of champions finest hardwood Meranti /Luan :D
by jfc
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Concrete floor around a wall saw
Replies: 10
Views: 658

Re: Concrete floor around a wall saw

Only 1" :lol: I'm doing the whole floor in concrete . I plan to insulate the area and make new gates for the back . Probably smaller than i have now as the ones i have span 12ft and i never open 2 of them . I want to brick that part up and maybe have 6ft of gates . If i can make it secure enough i w...
by jfc
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Concrete floor around a wall saw
Replies: 10
Views: 658

Re: Concrete floor around a wall saw

Makes my problem seem minor :shock: I removed the wedges and jack yesterday to get some concrete under the front of the saws support leg . I must admit i did a little bit of wee when i removed the wedges :o https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49403516336_bd6fc79646_c.jpg Just the other support to do...
by jfc
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Concrete floor around a wall saw
Replies: 10
Views: 658

Re: Concrete floor without dpc

I kind of answered my own questions when writing this so cracked on doing it properly . well , kind of properly https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49373770501_df4e50ba4e_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49381073557_087744956c_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49388612472_096682d386...
by jfc
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Concrete floor around a wall saw
Replies: 10
Views: 658

Concrete floor around a wall saw

Bit of a problem in the workshop . The roof out the back where i have the wall saw has been leaking for a long long time . I dont really use the area so it never bothered me until i noticed the wall saw wasnt quite level :shock: The floor has rotted and its falling ! Ive managed to support it ( pict...
by jfc
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Wadkin EP 1" spindle needed
Replies: 18
Views: 1666

Re: Wadkin EP 1" spindle needed

Picked up a 55 x 100 1-1/4 bore block off ebay , £42 delivered . Gave the machine its first job today , it's a beast !
by jfc
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: AWEBDS610 Belt/disc sander drive belt.
Replies: 18
Views: 854

Re: AWEBDS610 Belt/disc sander drive belt.

Try Beltability . 0175352202