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by Big_JD
Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:20 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: A few bits from the 3:E workshops
Replies: 20
Views: 3179

Re: A few bits from the 3:E workshops

It was the rail that caught my eye. If you look closely you can see a hint of a line in the bar top, and in the skirting too. Very neat though.
by Big_JD
Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: A few bits from the 3:E workshops
Replies: 20
Views: 3179

Re: A few bits from the 3:E workshops

Stunning work, very nice indeed. Do you have a close up of the hatch/door at the end of the bar? I'm assuming there's one there, it's very well disguised.
by Big_JD
Fri May 31, 2013 8:35 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Rayburn Installation :)
Replies: 17
Views: 3655

Re: Rayburn Installation :)

Ha, I feel your pain looking at that floor, my workshop probably drops 10 inches or so from one corner to it's diagonal opposite. My table saw is up on a very similar concrete plinth, my assembly/outfeed table has a variety of packers under each leg etc. etc. I long for the day when I can have a nic...
by Big_JD
Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Maple Bay Window Seat
Replies: 53
Views: 11857

Re: Maple Bay Window Seat

That's gonna look this business when it's finished, keep the pics coming. Oh, and I hope you don't need to get in your fridge ;)
by Big_JD
Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:07 am
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Room for improvement.
Replies: 6
Views: 1850

Re: Room for improvement.

Dave, I too tended to use groups rather than components (unless I specifically wanted to edit several together), but I'm convinced enough to try a new way of thinking after reading this. And I really like the idea of doing the work on the "voodoo doll" away from the actual model, which can...
by Big_JD
Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Collective knowledge required sourcing laminate
Replies: 3
Views: 768

Re: Collective knowledge required sourcing laminate

Hi James, It sounds like it could be Polyproylene Faced Ply. I used about 50 sheets of it in an office re-fit a few years ago. It's nice stuff to work with as you get little tear out, and a quick once over with a block plane or sanding block will see it good. If I recall I dealt with a guy called St...
by Big_JD
Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Home made Domino
Replies: 0
Views: 632

Home made Domino

The music is annoying as hell, but gotta admire this self built effort....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0FpgdzR56c

And here it is in action.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX05hTxO5V4

John.
by Big_JD
Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:06 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Maker's Mark
Replies: 5
Views: 1104

Re: Maker's Mark

@Doug.... You're not wrong, I've watched some of his other videos and he's like Mogadon personified. To sum up; print labels in reverse on a laser jet printer, put face side down on project, wipe with a moist swab of acetone, let dry, seal. Why he needed 5 mins to convey that is anyone's guess. I re...
by Big_JD
Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Maker's Mark
Replies: 5
Views: 1104

Maker's Mark

Never heard of this tip before, it makes a pretty good alternative to burning or brass tags. I might give it a go, even though there are easier ways to flip the image I'm sure.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... j3X0vLWtEY

John.
by Big_JD
Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: ½" Whitworth female star knobs, 2 of.
Replies: 4
Views: 1207

Re: ½" Whitworth female star knobs, 2 of.

Would this help? I remember seeing it while searching for similar.
http://www.axminster.co.uk/axminster-ax ... rod820724/
One of the reviewers say they are Whitworth.

John.
by Big_JD
Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Table Saw tilt issues
Replies: 1
Views: 752

Re: Table Saw tilt issues

Please see my other thread viewtopic.php?f=6&t=8563&p=96176#p96176

Thanks.
by Big_JD
Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:28 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Router Table on TS
Replies: 1
Views: 1691

Re: Router Table on TS

Please see my other thread viewtopic.php?f=6&t=8562

Thanks.
by Big_JD
Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Router Table on TS
Replies: 1
Views: 1691

Router Table on TS

Smee again, I'm looking to upgrade from my (thus far very useful) Makita router table. I'm hoping to put it on the right hand side of my TS by removing one of the castings. You can see the old table in the background. http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/Big_JD/1535small.jpg The plan is to remo...
by Big_JD
Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Table Saw tilt issues
Replies: 1
Views: 752

Table Saw tilt issues

Hi guys, I'm asking daft questions again? The majority of my TS cuts are at 90 degrees (which I check from with a combination of precision square and digital bevel) but when I tried to tilt the other day I could not achieve 45. It seems as though the gear/trunion (?) have jumped a tooth or two. This...
by Big_JD
Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:36 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: D&M Tools
Replies: 6
Views: 1058

Re: D&M Tools

I used to use Data Powertools too, until they closed their Newport branch and merged it with Cardiff. Most of the guys selling the gear are ex trade and know what they're talking about when it comes to tools. Not too pushy either, they'll let you know what deals are on, but not hound you if you stil...
by Big_JD
Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:32 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Timber sizes for gates
Replies: 2
Views: 623

Re: Timber sizes for gates

Thanks Jon, that's just the kind of info I need, I would've specced it a fair bit heavier than that and probably lost the job/profit on the extra materials. I'm not familiar with the 5* that you mention. Is it suited for exterior work that get's painted? And how is it applied, at component level or ...
by Big_JD
Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Timber sizes for gates
Replies: 2
Views: 623

Timber sizes for gates

Hi guys, this might sound a bit basic, but there's a reason for my rather simple question. I have a tendency to over engineer stuff, this can be ok in my mind most of the time, but in some cases means the project is getting highly specced just to support itself. Which leads me to my query...... Typi...
by Big_JD
Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:56 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Biggest project for moi!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 2061

Re: Biggest project for moi!!!

Cheers for the feedback guys, I'm really pleased with the results. It made a change to make something that wasn't essentially a square box, the convex/concave doors were quite a challenge for a first attempt. @Dean: The tv is quite a big 'un, perfectly suited for the size of living room. And it was ...
by Big_JD
Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Biggest project for moi!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 2061

Re: Biggest project for moi!!!

Thanks Lynx. I did try to persuade him to use a sender, but he was adamant that he wanted perspex so it would match the glass splash backs in the new kitchen....which is 35 feet away....around a corner.....and can barely be seen at the same time as the tv unit anyway....but he had the cheque book ;-)
by Big_JD
Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Biggest project for moi!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 2061

Biggest project for moi!!!

Hi guys, please take a peek at a recently undertaken project. I really enjoyed this one as it was something to get my teeth into while utilising MANY new (to me) techniques. Any feed back, good or bad, welcome. TV Unit... http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/Big_JD/Wombletown/IMAG1348.jpg With ...
by Big_JD
Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Guess
Replies: 63
Views: 8138

Re: Guess

"Mr Hallah, stop your watch"..... Do they expect people to take them seriously.
Oh, and don't get me started on "the software is so simple even a carpenter would feel comfortable using it"..... cheeky feckers ;-)
by Big_JD
Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: I took on
Replies: 37
Views: 3870

Re: I took on

Speedy recovery fella..... Hope you don't lose too much sensation/movement.

John.
by Big_JD
Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Bostitch Firing Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 827

Re: Bostitch Firing Problem

Cheers guys, I did consider introducing it to Mr Estwing today, but in a rare moment of maturity I decided against it. I'll give it a stripdown when I have more time, but I think I'll order one of those 50 quid Axminster jobbies to be going on with. Thanks for the link Steve, but it smelled a bit fi...
by Big_JD
Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Bostitch Firing Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 827

Bostitch Firing Problem

HI guys, In the workshop today, I plug in my (thus far) trusty nail gun, and POP, it fires out a brad, luckily pointing away from me. I unplugged the airline, and being careful of aim, plugged it back in, same again every time. When it does this the firing/drive pin stays in the extended position un...
by Big_JD
Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: About a year ago
Replies: 7
Views: 1161

Re: About a year ago

My better half owns her own livery yard. She's happy to take any bags off me (no MDF or sweepings) and she sells 'em to some of her girls.
Brownie points for me AND my bags come back nicely folded. Result ;-)
by Big_JD
Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Double Garage
Replies: 7
Views: 1244

Re: Double Garage

Lots of things to think over, but I'm only designing/quoting right now, so I'll make the rest up as I go along :?
Ha, I wish I had enough work to divvy it up, but it's pretty quiet here too I'm afraid :cry:

John.
by Big_JD
Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Double Garage
Replies: 7
Views: 1244

Re: Double Garage

I don't actually need to worry about installing the insulation, but I can pass on your tips to the customer. And thanks for the tip on spray glue, I might use that myself in future. No posts driven into the ground. I'll probably use resin anchor bolts, or possibly get the concrete guys to sink some ...
by Big_JD
Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Double Garage
Replies: 7
Views: 1244

Re: Double Garage

Cheers guys, I'm inclined to try and push for the 6x2, but if it's a deal breaker I'll drop to 4x2 and suggest that they use 18mm ply when they board it out. The floor will be a concrete slab, slightly smaller than the footprint of the building to allow the cladding to overhang. The building will on...
by Big_JD
Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Double Garage
Replies: 7
Views: 1244

Double Garage

Hi guys, need a bit of input if you'd be so kind. Am I over engineering this thing or what? http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/Big_JD/Garage/Garage3.jpg http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/Big_JD/Garage/Garage1.jpg I'm planning to use; 6x2 for the studs @400mm centers 2no 6x2 head plate...
by Big_JD
Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Brotiger oak coffee table.
Replies: 42
Views: 7499

Re: Brown oak coffee table.

Cracking job, I like that a lot. I especially like the shot of the butterfly in the end grain, just gorgeous. You mentioned bronze powder and resin, have many board members done this before? The reason I ask is that a local hotel who give me lots of work have asked if I can sink their logo into a re...
by Big_JD
Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Fences and guards
Replies: 7
Views: 1000

Re: Fences and guards

That last photo is clearly staged....I've never seen a plumber working at 5:40, either AM or PM :lol: :lol:
by Big_JD
Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:28 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Axminster Air Nailer AW50N - Problems
Replies: 17
Views: 3561

Re: Axminster Air Nailer AW50N - Problems

Sorry for my typo.... What I meant were, Bostitch are total trash, avoid like the plague. I hope you didn't order one lol :lol:
by Big_JD
Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Axminster Air Nailer AW50N - Problems
Replies: 17
Views: 3561

Re: Axminster Air Nailer AW50N - Problems

+1 for the Bostitch. Never had any problems with my 18g version, apart from 2 or 3 pins jamming in just over a year :P
by Big_JD
Sat Oct 08, 2011 2:09 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cyclone extraction
Replies: 9
Views: 1656

Re: Cyclone extraction

All you need now is a remote controlled switch and some sort of sprung support to hold the cyclone and lid for emptying and you'll be away. And THEN I'll copy it ;)
by Big_JD
Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:07 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: TOPS course basic kit 1982
Replies: 7
Views: 1689

Re: TOPS course basic kit 1982

In 1982 I got acne....And a severe crush on my history teacher, I Think it might have been the knee high Dr Martens she used to wear with short skirts ;)
by Big_JD
Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: JUST A SMALL KITCHEN
Replies: 37
Views: 3496

Re: JUST A SMALL KITCHEN

Very nice work Paul. I like the proportions on the rails and stiles, what size are they 85mm+?
Tell me, is the Knockin Shop still in the village? The child in me used to giggle at that every time I passed :D

John.
by Big_JD
Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: SOLD - Fuji Mini Mite
Replies: 4
Views: 968

Re: For Sale - Fuji Mini Mite

Hi Adam, the goodies arrived today, as described and well packaged 8-) I'm looking forward to getting stuck into giving it a run for it's money this weekend.... I have some wardrobes to prime, consisting of 7 units and 16 doors. 2 alcove units and doors. And some doors and panels for an under stairs...
by Big_JD
Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:21 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: SOLD - Fuji Mini Mite
Replies: 4
Views: 968

Re: For Sale - Fuji Mini Mite

PM sent
by Big_JD
Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Chicken shed
Replies: 10
Views: 1389

Re: Chicken shed

Ya gotta love dirty ginger birds ;) :oops:
by Big_JD
Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:36 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Hinges
Replies: 19
Views: 1875

Re: Hinges

I just fitted a wardrobe with the Blum integrated jobbies. Very happy with them, and I like the way you can turn it off with the flick of a switch. So you can tailor it to the weight of the door quite simply, without having to mix and match hinges.

John.

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