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by hercule
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Festool Domino warning - graphic content
Replies: 11
Views: 1485

Re: Festool Domino warning - graphic content

Bet that's a tad tender. Any consolation mate. It will still hurt in 10 years time. Speedy recovery x
by hercule
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: EARLEX SPARES
Replies: 9
Views: 2351

Re: EARLEX SPARES

To many of us £200 is a lot of money. It is indeed. But it means I can get spares easy enough. So less downtime. So you earn more money. And if you are retired ? Or a keen amateur woodworker ? Surely it’s the same ? Of course it’s a more expensive outlay But will last longer. Give you a better fini...
by hercule
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: EARLEX SPARES
Replies: 9
Views: 2351

Re: EARLEX SPARES

It’s a low end machine. Some of the cheaper ones aren’t serviceable. Personally just buy a new gun. I use a HVLP system. And the guns are just under £200 each. To many of us £200 is a lot of money. It is indeed. But it means I can get spares easy enough. So less downtime. So you earn more money.
by hercule
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: EARLEX SPARES
Replies: 9
Views: 2351

Re: EARLEX SPARES

It’s a low end machine. Some of the cheaper ones aren’t serviceable. Personally just buy a new gun. I use a HVLP system. And the guns are just under £200 each.
by hercule
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Ripping timber
Replies: 3
Views: 1081

Re: Ripping timber

You will always get some tension release. When you split a board down ty centre. It’s always been that way. Just split the board and use the machine to take off any twisting
by hercule
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cabinet design and cutting service idea
Replies: 14
Views: 2577

Re: Cabinet design and cutting service idea

Sent you a pm Mark. Regarding a different subject
by hercule
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Drawer makers
Replies: 8
Views: 1752

Re: Draw makers

The drawer box company.
0800 160 1015
Sales@thedrawerboxcompany.co.uk
by hercule
Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cabinet design and cutting service idea
Replies: 14
Views: 2577

Re: Cabinet design and cutting service idea

You’ve lost me. So what is the expected cost. Of say a white 3 door wardrobe. 1400 wide. 2.1 high. Split in 3. With a smaller door on top. So 3 lower doors at 1800. 3 upper at 300. Say doors in. egger F447 ST2. Which is a flat grey metallic colour. The m just making the very same item now.
by hercule
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cabinet design and cutting service idea
Replies: 14
Views: 2577

Re: Cabinet design and cutting service idea

There is apparently a company based. In Ireland that does the same thing. Also most panel suppliers have a cut and edge service. Might be more viable to go into kitchen unit manufacturing. SOTK. Do very well. As do the other suppliers. You have the cnc machines. I couldn’t charge enough to cover the...
by hercule
Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Now sorted - Festool Domino XL
Replies: 3
Views: 2507

Re: Festool Domino XL

Send Matty a message. He has one. Can’t see it ever getting used.
by hercule
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Tools for Slicing Logs?
Replies: 3
Views: 1095

Re: Tools for Slicing Logs?

Most people who deal in logs. Will be able to slice them for you they get used a lot in quirky shop fits.
by hercule
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Wagtails/parting slips
Replies: 13
Views: 3618

Re: Wagtails/parting slips

I like how they have set the pulley wheels to different heights.
Quite a quirky feature.
by hercule
Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Houston - we have a problem
Replies: 13
Views: 3703

Re: Houston - we have a problem

What's the bottom sash like ? Can't see how putting a flipper Bead in will help that gap. Is the bottom sash the same gap ?
by hercule
Wed May 10, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: replacement external door
Replies: 5
Views: 1887

Re: replacement external door

If you want the best of both worlds. Use accoya.
Can't you get one made locally ?
by hercule
Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Which of these Mitre Saws?
Replies: 4
Views: 1440

Re: Which of these Mitre Saws?

Personally. I'd get the dewalt. The Makita is ok. I have the first generation of that model. It's 10 years old now. I also have it's big brother. And that is a year old. And useless. Laser is pointless. Keeps clogging up. Blade guard broke. Dust interferes with the mechanism. I bought the little dew...
by hercule
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Titebond VS PU glue for external joinery
Replies: 13
Views: 3687

Re: Titebond VS PU glue for external joinery

I'm not a fan of using screws or nails on exterior joinery frames. Water can wick up a screw thread or nail shank. I know the victorians did it. Just a through tenon. With a dab of glue. Even a star dowel through the face. Paint the underside of all joinery. Should help keep rot away.
by hercule
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Table Router
Replies: 3
Views: 1260

Re: Table Router

Looks like one of the generic brands. That gets sold in b+q/Aldi
Never seen any spares for sale for them.
by hercule
Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Altering a solid oak veneered door
Replies: 19
Views: 4048

Re: Altering a solid oak veneered door

Seems a long winded process. Who is paying for the template door ? Looking at the rest of the doors. And the horrible black tee hinge. I don't understand why they fitted ledge brace and batten. hinges look terrible fitted that way. It's ok being on a day rate. As long as that rate more than covers y...
by hercule
Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: What Wood for Shaker Door
Replies: 11
Views: 3363

Re: What Wood for Shaker Door

Hi Steve. I would edge the outside or the stiles and rails. Will help stop the edge of the veneer getting pulled. No need to edge the inner section though. It works quite well. Do it for a few customers who want that kind of finish. On alcove units.
It's quick and easy.
by hercule
Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: What Wood for Shaker Door
Replies: 11
Views: 3363

Re: What Wood for Shaker Door

If you want a painted grain finish. Just use veneered mdf. Cut your stiles from a sheet. Use 6mm veneered mdf for the panel. Pre glued edging. Job done. Your hardly making large doors.
by hercule
Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Rip blade vs Crosscut blade
Replies: 5
Views: 1761

Re: Rip blade vs Crosscut blade

I'd go for a selection of rip and cross cut blades. It takes minutes to change a blade. I'd go for 2 rip and a few other tooth variations. Triple chip etc. You will need a spare blade when you send one off to be sharpened. For each of my chopsaws. I have at least 6 blades. Little festool has 8. Shar...
by hercule
Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: is this a thing?!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2015

Re: is this a thing?!!

They have been used for years. The Americans use them a lot for plotting granite worktops. And a few Corian companies I used to have on site. Use them for bar tops. And circular dj booths. Remember one guy on the Isle of Wight with his fancy plotter. Every curved top came back the wrong radius.
by hercule
Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: idigbo
Replies: 5
Views: 1893

Re: idigbo

Can't you just glue up smaller sections of ash ? Wouldn't have thought idigbo would pass for ash
I'd be inclined to glue up any section of timber that was that wide. Would be more stable
by hercule
Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: idigbo
Replies: 5
Views: 1893

Re: idigbo

It also expands when you've made the door or sash or whatever you've made. I personally. Wouldn't use it again.
That was my main form of callback in purpose made joinery. Doors swelling.
by hercule
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Push to open side mount drawer runners
Replies: 0
Views: 852

Push to open side mount drawer runners

Good afternoon everyone.
What is your preferred choice of side mount drawer runners. Push to open. I'm getting costs in varying from £8 to £20 per pair. Single extension. 500mm. Does anybody have a link ?
Cheers.
by hercule
Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Portable edgebanders.
Replies: 8
Views: 2503

Re: Portable edgebanders.

I know ostermann do one. I've used that type before. It's very similar to the virtuex one. Just waiting on a catalogue and of price list off them.
Although it's quite a reasonable cost for lawcriss panels. To do the edging. It's something I need to look at.
by hercule
Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Portable edgebanders.
Replies: 8
Views: 2503

Re: Portable edgebanders.

If it is just the odd bit of edgebanding that you need to do then why not get boards cut and edged by the likes of cutwrights or cworkshop. Not sure where you are based, but might be worth seeing if there's anyone offering this service in your area. If it's just the odd bit I've got the festool edg...
by hercule
Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Portable edgebanders.
Replies: 8
Views: 2503

Portable edgebanders.

Hi guys. Does anyone have any info on decent portable edgebanders. I know festfool do one. But it's out of my price range. I've seen a virtuex one ? Looking for the glue pot type. Prefer sub £1000 if possible. Got a few built in wardrobes to do. And not sure iron on is the way forward
by hercule
Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Any joiners up near Hexham/Carlisle ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1154

Re: Any joiners up near Hexham/Carlisle ?

Can't you make them. Then send them up ?
by hercule
Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Fixings
Replies: 6
Views: 1791

Re: Fixings

Personally I'd mark the cleat position. Then cut the plasterboard out. Put ply behind fix that to the block work. Refit the plasterboard you cut out then screw straight through with a concrete screw.
by hercule
Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: how to reproduce this beading
Replies: 7
Views: 2325

Re: how to reproduce this beading

Why is the dowel so far up the tennon
by hercule
Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Hire a spindle moulder?
Replies: 70
Views: 11990

Re: Hire a spindle moulder?

I've gotta confess to making a door with the large domino machine. Made tennnons from the same stock. It's still holding up ok. It's been there for over a year now. And shows no sign of movement at all. And it's a door into a pub. So it's used a hell of a lot
by hercule
Sat Feb 07, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Edgebander
Replies: 11
Views: 2379

Re: Edgebander

I've been looking at the festool one.. Looks such a good portable machine
by hercule
Sat Feb 07, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: tool chest for some hand tools
Replies: 5
Views: 2049

Re: tool chest for some hand tools

Good stuff.... How on earth do you pick it up and move it around ? Or do you just work from the van
by hercule
Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Urgent help required
Replies: 25
Views: 3860

Re: Urgent help required

Just buy it for £100. Then use it to make 8 more chopping boards... then sell the other 7 . Make your money back
by hercule
Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Belfast undermount sink
Replies: 23
Views: 4860

Re: Belfast undermount sink

Personally I'd get an expert in
by hercule
Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Noisey fan
Replies: 5
Views: 1586

Re: Noisey fan

Yeah but Matty is quite chunky.
So a delicate touch would like a full on punch.
by hercule
Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Supplier Needed
Replies: 6
Views: 1407

Re: Supplier Needed

I'm more of a giver than a receiver
by hercule
Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Noisey fan
Replies: 5
Views: 1586

Re: Noisey fan

My hands are made of steel they would break your fan
your just jealous
by hercule
Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Noisey fan
Replies: 5
Views: 1586

Re: Noisey fan

It's f**ked!
Have you checked to see if it's sucked your boxers off the washing line?

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