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by Oakfield
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: CNC Table Top Router
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: CNC Table Top Router

I think there was a post about that on here or ‘over there’ a little while ago.
The x- carve is a popular choice,
I think I would prefer the Shapeoko 3,
But if I was to buy another one I think I would go for the Workbee - it can be either belt or screw driven and looks quite robust.
by Oakfield
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: ‘Wood Warming’ sealer.
Replies: 0
Views: 318

‘Wood Warming’ sealer.

Has anyone used ‘Wood Warming’ sealer from Morrells? I normally use water based lacquer, but on some oak veneered birch ply I am using I would like to give it the warmer colour you get by applying oil. I understand that I could oil it first, then when dry shellac it and then spray the water based la...
by Oakfield
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: CNC Wood router
Replies: 10
Views: 810

Re: CNC Wood router

I was in a similar situation when I started and was completely overwhelmed with all the different software etc. From my point of view there are 3 stages: 1. CAD (computer aided design) this can be done with a huge amount of different programs, some of which have nothing to do with cnc machines (sket...
by Oakfield
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: CNC Wood router
Replies: 10
Views: 810

Re: CNC Wood router

The 3 that I mentioned are all available as a kit which comes with everything you need to get up and running. At least two of them also have their own, free software. Although that software may get a bit limiting for more advanced stuff. There is other free software available and also lots available...
by Oakfield
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: CNC Wood router
Replies: 10
Views: 810

Re: CNC Wood router

I’m guessing you may be looking at the hobby end of the spectrum rather than a £60,000 beast. The 3 that I know a bit about are the X-Carve, Shapeoko and the Workbee. I have a small Shapeoko 2 which can turn out some pretty decent stuff, just a lot slower than an expensive machine. I am looking at a...
by Oakfield
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Spreadsheets for pricing?
Replies: 8
Views: 1457

Re: Spreadsheets for pricing?

Meccarroll wrote:Quote: Mark Numbers "There will be an industry standard somewhere" just keep asking and someone will point you to them.


Ok. Please can someone point me to them?! Thanks!
by Oakfield
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Spreadsheets for pricing?
Replies: 8
Views: 1457

Re: Spreadsheets for pricing?

Thanks for the replies. As much as your customers might like to be able to work out your price without asking you it means you have no wriggle room either when you need to manage demand or when your raw material costs change. So by all means use a spread sheet for your own purposes but I'd never giv...
by Oakfield
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Spreadsheets for pricing?
Replies: 8
Views: 1457

Spreadsheets for pricing?

Does anyone here create spreadsheets to work out pricing automatically? I have tried it for kitchens but I haven’t got it quite right yet although it’s still fairly useful. I may have quite a bit of work in the future making replacement casements and sashes for a local company. It’s not something I ...
by Oakfield
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Prepping 'heavy' boards - best practice?
Replies: 5
Views: 1229

Re: Prepping 'heavy' boards - best practice?

I guess the main problem that could come from doing that is if the boards were very cupped you would have to remove a lot of material to get a flat face, this might mean it ends up too thin by the time you thickness it - there’s definitely less waste by ripping and cutting to approximate size first.
by Oakfield
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cabinet design and cutting service idea
Replies: 14
Views: 2093

Re: Cabinet design and cutting service idea

I sometimes get boards cut by my supplier on their wall saw but to be honest they aren't as accurate as I would like. I did approach a local kitchen cabinet manufacture to see if they would cut panels to my cutting list and edge band them but they never bothered getting back to me. So yes, I would b...
by Oakfield
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cutting list software recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 1186

Re: Cutting list software recommendations

I think there is a free plugin available on the free sketchup. I'm away from home at the moment so can't check it but think it's called cultist or something.
I downloaded it but still just do it the old fashioned way. I find I can do it better!
by Oakfield
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Adjustable shelf system
Replies: 5
Views: 1460

Re: Adjustable shelf system

I used to use the metal sleeves with metal shelf pin from LDLOnline. But have just moved to 5mm hafele shelf supports.
by Oakfield
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sharing workshops/collaborating
Replies: 8
Views: 1448

Re: Sharing workshops/collaborating

I'm in East Sussex.
by Oakfield
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sharing workshops/collaborating
Replies: 8
Views: 1448

Re: Sharing workshops/collaborating

I am in the same boat as you. I have more work than I can do myself and would love a second pair of hands. Ideally I would like someone else self employed who is really good, works to my standards etc and miraculously not be busy with their own work just when I need them but that is never going to h...
by Oakfield
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Change Drive Belt on Record BS350 band saw
Replies: 7
Views: 1261

Re: Change Drive Belt on Record BS350 band saw

Oh really?! That's not what I wanted to hear!
What was your issue with it?
by Oakfield
Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Change Drive Belt on Record BS350 band saw
Replies: 7
Views: 1261

Re: Change Drive Belt on Record BS350 band saw

Glad you got it sorted.
I need to do a bit of a service on my bs350 after getting it out of storage.
I know it needs a start capacitor and a tyre for top wheel. Hope that's it!
by Oakfield
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Change Drive Belt on Record BS350 band saw
Replies: 7
Views: 1261

Re: Change Drive Belt on Record BS350 band saw

Top of the page here:
Basically you remove the bottom wheel.
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/10441 ... =28#manual
by Oakfield
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Change Drive Belt on Record BS350 band saw
Replies: 7
Views: 1261

Re: Change Drive Belt on Record BS350 band saw

You take the old one off and put the new one on.
by Oakfield
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Cooksley Planer/thicknesser
Replies: 2
Views: 654

Re: Cooksley Planer/thicknesser

Hi leebob.
I got one of these machines a couple of years ago and I found the manual online somewhere so it is available. I will see if I can find it again.
by Oakfield
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Replicating square balusters
Replies: 1
Views: 818

Replicating square balusters

I've been asked by a regular customer if I know anyone who can match some square, shaped, balusters for their home.

I have a picture of them and can probably get one to send if anyone knows of someone who can do them.
by Oakfield
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Is 25mm too thick for concealed hinges?
Replies: 4
Views: 1224

Re: Is 25mm too thick for concealed hinges?

Thanks for the info guys.
I will not machine my door Components any thinner then!
by Oakfield
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Is 25mm too thick for concealed hinges?
Replies: 4
Views: 1224

Is 25mm too thick for concealed hinges?

I am building a kitchen at the moment. I normally finish my doors and face frame at 22mm thick and use normal Blum hinges for inset doors. On this particular job I have finished the doors and face frame at 25mm and I'm just wondering if I have made a mistake! I know you can get Blum hinges for inset...
by Oakfield
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Tools for Slicing Logs?
Replies: 3
Views: 949

Re: Tools for Slicing Logs?

Cut with a chainsaw and then flattened on a jig with a router or on a drum sander?
You will then have the problem of them splitting as they dry...
by Oakfield
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Wagtails/parting slips
Replies: 13
Views: 3173

Re: Wagtails/parting slips

Will you get enough movement of the sashs if you adjust the cord so that, for example, when the top sash is right up the top of the weight doesn't go past the bottom of the wagtail?

Does that make sense?!
by Oakfield
Wed May 31, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Wooden drawer boxes
Replies: 1
Views: 878

Wooden drawer boxes

Has anyone got any recommendations of where to get wooden drawer boxes from? I used to get standard size beech, dovetailed drawer boxes from LDL who kept them in stock, were a good price and available next day. This made it more cost effective than making them myself. They have stopped doing them no...
by Oakfield
Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: In frame door stops
Replies: 5
Views: 1789

Re: In frame door stops

I've used something like this in the past: http://www.theflightcasecompany.com/road-trunks/accessories-hardware/10mm-rubber-feet?gclid=Cj0KEQiAuJXFBRDirIGnpZLE-N4BEiQAqV0KGpApwGFVxFgldliveWN8VNhiYYAmdxCW28t-lxQDqYUaAtqv8P8HAQ They are obviously not adjustable, but it's not difficult to put them in t...
by Oakfield
Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Removal of Window Case (sash and case type)
Replies: 21
Views: 4698

Re: Removal of Window Case (sash and case type)

That bit of wood could also of just been pinned on to cover some major rot!
by Oakfield
Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:34 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Scale doors in sketchup
Replies: 3
Views: 1833

Re: Scale doors in sketchup

Or, if you haven't built it properly using components, use the select tool and draw a box down through the centre and select half the door - then use the move tool to move the stile across to where you want it. - do the same for the height.
by Oakfield
Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Help with joint
Replies: 10
Views: 2347

Re: Help with joint

Nailing first, then cutting off may help. You could also try blunting the end of the nail (hold it the wrong way round against something hard and tap the pointy end with the hammer - this makes it rip through the fibres rather than acting as a wedge and splitting along the grain. And finally, you co...
by Oakfield
Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: 12" Jointer needed
Replies: 4
Views: 1624

Re: 12" Jointer needed

You're right, it does get confusing if you mix American and English descriptions! In England, a planer thicknesses is a combined unit. The planer is on the top (jointer in America) and is used to flatten and straighten 1 face and 1 edge at 90 degrees. You then pass it through the thicknesser ( plane...
by Oakfield
Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: MDF glazing bead
Replies: 18
Views: 2581

Re: MDF glazing bead

As mentioned above, let us know your rough location. It would not be a difficult job for someone with the right equipment to machine something like that for you.
It would certainly be cheaper and easier than replacing the doors!
by Oakfield
Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:14 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Advice needed on kitting out a workshop
Replies: 10
Views: 2142

Re: Advice needed on kitting out a workshop

I think you need to give more information about what you are planning on building, size of workshop and size of budget to get some useful input.
by Oakfield
Wed Dec 09, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Fitted furniture recently completed
Replies: 7
Views: 1982

Re: Fitted furniture recently completed

senior wrote:Don't say that, half the f*!kwits on here can't even sharpen a pencil properly, your phone won't stop ringing....................... :lol:


Sounds like a potential 5 page thread from the other side - "How do you sharpen your pencil?"
by Oakfield
Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Running 3 phase planer on single phase
Replies: 12
Views: 2376

Re: Running 3 phase planer on single phase

That is an outstanding price for even a static converter. Sometimes if they have had a hard life a few capacitors need replacing but they are cheap. Well Done! Bob I know! It was being sold as not working. I figured there's not much too them so it was worth a punt. It turned out to be a loose wire ...
by Oakfield
Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:01 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Running 3 phase planer on single phase
Replies: 12
Views: 2376

Re: Running 3 phase planer on single phase

Thanks for all the input. I picked up a static converter for the grand sum of £26 so that will do for now, I might consider turning it into a RPC if a suitable motor comes along. I am in a temporary workshop at the moment as my previous one is part of a building that we are converting to a house. Wh...
by Oakfield
Thu Nov 26, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Running 3 phase planer on single phase
Replies: 12
Views: 2376

Re: Running 3 phase planer on single phase

Ok,so from a read through Bob's paper I think I have sussed out that... A static converter can only run one motor at a time, no good for dual speed motors and is optimised to work with a certain size motor, so it wouldn't be good for the planer thicknesser as it has 2 motors (one of which is dual sp...
by Oakfield
Thu Nov 26, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Running 3 phase planer on single phase
Replies: 12
Views: 2376

Re: Running 3 phase planer on single phase

tusses wrote:I'd say , if you are thinking of using machinery, and you have 3 phase that close .. then get it wired to your work shop . I wouldn't imagine it would be that expensive


That's probably the sensible option! I will certainly try to get a price.
by Oakfield
Thu Nov 26, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Running 3 phase planer on single phase
Replies: 12
Views: 2376

Re: Running 3 phase planer on single phase

From looking at the plates, I am assuming that the motors are not dual voltage and therefore I can't rewire them and run them with capacitors. So how about if I get a larger, dual voltage, 3 phase motor, wire it as delta configuration and get it running with capacitors and then run the planer thickn...
by Oakfield
Thu Nov 26, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Running 3 phase planer on single phase
Replies: 12
Views: 2376

Running 3 phase planer on single phase

I have bought a 3 phase Cooksley planer thicknesser, but I don't have 3 phase available :? I am looking at my options and would appreciate some input as to whether I am on the right track or not. As far as I know, these are my options: get 3 phase installed - we have the cables running across the fa...

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