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by jrm
Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Big old cupboard thing
Replies: 18
Views: 2578

Re: Big old cupboard thing

Excellent work and a brilliant result. It's a good job you have a big workshop. 2.5m x 5m jointed veneer :shock:

John
by jrm
Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: That Table saw question again
Replies: 16
Views: 6199

Re: That Table saw question again

But what has changed in table saw design in well, forever? A table saw today is generally same as a table saw 20 years ago, whereas console technology changes at a huge pace. Anybody who has followed this subject for many years knows that mid-range machines have become much cheaper with wider choic...
by jrm
Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: spindle moulder help
Replies: 3
Views: 994

Re: spindle moulder help

Hi Simon, I've never owned one but I suspect all these types of US style 'shapers' are similar. The spindle is locked in place using a threaded bar from underneath. To remove it, you would need to hold the spindle with a spanner on top (unless it has some sort of spindle lock) while loosening the nu...
by jrm
Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Centauro SP500 tuning
Replies: 10
Views: 1769

Re: Centauro SP500 tuning

Hi OB. Your P.S. is the way to go because trying to move the top wheel would be a little mad :lol: First back off all the guides (top and bottom) so none are in contact with the blade. I think your table moves by a sort of rack and pinion. If I'm right, you adjust the angle using something similar t...
by jrm
Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:54 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Lay on Doors or Framed Doors
Replies: 22
Views: 3522

Re: Lay on Doors or Framed Doors

I seem to remember that the system was developed in Europe after the second world war in response to the enormous demand for reconstruction. 32mm seems an arbitrary figure and was probably down to the multi hole borers of the day. They could be made in factories and fitted on site very quickly and w...
by jrm
Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:55 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Drum Sanders
Replies: 15
Views: 1910

Re: Drum Sanders

Double sided tape to a carrier board? Since you have a cnc, you could pocket out the carrier board for your components and forget the tape.

John
by jrm
Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: brand quality
Replies: 4
Views: 798

Re: brand quality

Hi Dutch, There is a big difference between the two. Although Record don't manufacture any more, they do have a pretty stable product line-up with a long relationship with whomever it is that makes them. Knowledge of the product and access to spares are therefore very good in my experience. Axminste...
by jrm
Sun Dec 22, 2013 12:53 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Felder BF 631 (single phase) *SOLD*
Replies: 11
Views: 2232

Re: Felder BF 631 (single phase)

The Bf6-31 was always advertised as being able to fit through a 'standard' doorway (about 32"). What they didn't make so clear was that this was on its side. This is how we got mine up a step and through my front door! Not for the faint hearted but it can be done.

John
by jrm
Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Felder?
Replies: 7
Views: 1741

Re: Felder?

Dave, Minimax aren't bad at all. But I think Felder win out with much better convenience and change over times as well as a very long list of customizable options. With others, you get a more or less standard machine but Felder are pretty well custom made to whatever spec you want (or can afford). C...
by jrm
Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Identify the wood.
Replies: 5
Views: 2085

Re: Identify the wood.

Hi Les,

It's ebony or African blackwood (which used to be classed as ebony anyway).

John
by jrm
Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Felder?
Replies: 7
Views: 1741

Re: Felder?

Hi Dave, I think 'dire' is a bit harsh. I have owned them for 14 years and I can say the company has always been more than helpful to me. Though I have needed to give them a push a few times, they have never abdicated responsibility and seem willing to put in any amount of effort to resolve a proble...
by jrm
Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Ash problems
Replies: 4
Views: 1315

Re: Ash problems

Hi Andy,

The last English ash I bought was from Hoghton Timber http://www.hoghtontimber.co.uk/. Super quality and with olive heart but that was many, many years ago. Probably worth having a word with them.

John
by jrm
Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Ash problems
Replies: 4
Views: 1315

Re: Ash problems

It looks like some sort of chemical stain. When you say it runs wild through the timber I wonder whether it is just that the inside is a different colour than the outside resulting in the patchy appearance as the outer stuff is planed through? I think the clue is "tree surgeon...now sells timbe...
by jrm
Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:51 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Some of my latest renders
Replies: 71
Views: 10817

Re: Some of my latest renders

Really excellent work. Great to see it come together.

Mark, I saw that burr. Fantastic tree but too big for his saw if I remember.

John
by jrm
Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: spindle problem, cutting out
Replies: 13
Views: 1846

Re: spindle problem, cutting out

Mark, any chance you were making a lot of test cuts and starting and stopping? Repeatedly braking is more likely to overheat it than a deep cut and it's probably working even harder if it's a heavy block. I've done it a few times. I seem to remember one engineer telling me that, on my machine, I sho...
by jrm
Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Where to source 4x4 kiln dried planed timber?
Replies: 7
Views: 2637

Re: Where to source 4x4 kiln dried planed timber?

Hi Chris. A lot of timbers are difficult to dry at that thickness and are therefore expensive to account for the high rate of wastage. You will probably struggle to find 4" kiln-dried oak at any price for example though air-dried is around. Can I suggest iroko? It isn't the most pleasant timber...
by jrm
Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Drawer Sides
Replies: 7
Views: 1291

Re: Drawer Sides

Woodmatt wrote:I have just lookes at the Scawton 20mm but they want £95.00 for the delivery so that one is out.


To be fair to them, it looks like a c*ck up on the website. I think it's supposed to be £45.00.

John
by jrm
Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:47 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Drawer Sides
Replies: 7
Views: 1291

Re: Drawer Sides

Scawton advertise 20mm and I have seen a few others sell thinner sizes but can't bring to mind. 5 cu ft for £125.00 here for example http://www.scawtonsawmill.co.uk/kiln-dr ... b1-1-c.asp

John
by jrm
Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:31 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: How do i do this ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1323

Re: How do i do this ?

I think you will find, with Paul's refinement, you won't need to clamp it. Also, try 'peck' drilling to clear the waste and stop it grabbing as much.

John
by jrm
Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:32 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: How do i do this ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1323

Re: How do i do this ?

Hello and welcome. I would make up a cradle (something like the 'planing' cradle on this page http://sawdustmaking.com/woodjoints/doweljoint.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) with some means of clamping the dowel in position. With an accurately set fence on the drill press table, y...
by jrm
Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Axminster customer service - excellent service AGAIN!
Replies: 30
Views: 4078

Re: Axminster customer service - excellent service AGAIN!

My issue with Axminster was that when I needed a motor for my trade extractor, it transpired it was a non standard size - presumably done expressly so that you had to buy from Axminster, they still didn't keep it in stock. Even when I offered to pay for it to be air freighted rather than have it th...
by jrm
Thu May 16, 2013 8:04 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Large plunger/mortising router bit?
Replies: 12
Views: 1907

Re: Large plunger/mortising router bit?

Such an adaptor does not exist for good reasons. Investing more and more money into a cheap router is throwing good money after bad. The thing is with routers, the tooling adds up to many more times the cost of the router in the end so you may as well get the best you can to start with. I've done ex...
by jrm
Wed May 01, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Maple Bay Window Seat
Replies: 53
Views: 11832

Re: Maple Bay Window Seat

Great work and a really interesting thread. Thanks for taking the trouble to photo it all.

John
by jrm
Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: My Workshop
Replies: 18
Views: 2464

Re: My Workshop

Superb space, very nicely organised. Is that one of those notching Morsos?

John
by jrm
Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Hammer
Replies: 112
Views: 20191

Re: Hammer

Thanks for the update on this, Tim. I wonder how much of an improvement on tear-out there is over a standard knife. That sort of damage can be much more difficult to remove than those apparently subtle lines and it could easily be worth it from that point of view. It seems strange that Felder are ma...
by jrm
Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:51 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Dakota v Bessey
Replies: 16
Views: 2035

Re: Dakota v Bessey

technically the clamps are not theirs they just sell them for a third party [/quote] Exactly the same bogus argument put forward by Festool which did them no good in the end. Cheap clamps just let you down at the worst possible moment. We've probably all done it and regretted it. I have tended to j...
by jrm
Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Which glue for which wood!
Replies: 8
Views: 1693

Re: Which glue for which wood!

It's probably also worth mentioning that relative set hardness or creep resistance is often a factor when choosing a glue. Some glues set hard, such as cascamite already mentioned, while others like PVA stay slightly rubbery. At the extreme rubbery end of the scale are 'contact' adhesives. You often...
by jrm
Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:26 am
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: SketchUp , where to start ?
Replies: 78
Views: 7405

Re: SketchUp , where to start ?

Jason, if you have dragged a door into the drawing as a component, you have a 'move' tool active. If you hover this over one of the planes (in this case the top of the door), you will find some red + symbols. Click on one and it becomes a rotate tool and you just drag it round to 90 degrees in which...
by jrm
Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Another scam?
Replies: 5
Views: 1053

Re: Another scam?

I suspect this is the guy. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CNC-Machine-Router-MDL-8x4-175mm-Rack-Pinion-Flat-Pack-/300874466109?pt=UK_BOI_Building_Materials_Supplies_Carpentry_Woodwork_ET&hash=item460d84033d" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; This is a clone of an advert from Minehead (IIR...
by jrm
Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:59 am
Forum: Forum suggestions/comments/complaints
Topic: So then....
Replies: 33
Views: 6768

Re: So then....

The 'pachyderm in the room' is that our resident supertroll joins this thread posing as a victim. Regarding the AK thing, if that was a real pub, and some ignorant twerp was sat there taking a rise out of someone, not many would be overly sympathetic if he were subsequently threatened with a batteri...
by jrm
Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Assembly bench
Replies: 53
Views: 5859

Re: Assembly bench

Is it that these flat surfaces are particularly needed by mdf cabinet makers, which I don't do myself? If so perhaps talking at cross purposes (again :roll: ). Bendy stuff mdf, not like real wood! Racing cars are assembled on precision levelled floors. Obviously this is because steel, alloy and car...
by jrm
Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Assembly bench
Replies: 53
Views: 5859

Re: Assembly bench

Probably a bit OTT for what you have in mind but I thought I would weigh in on the side of the 'flat is best'. I was going to publish a WIP etc. when I finished this but it's not done yet after two years :oops: I noticed that I was spending a large proportion of my time at this bench: http://i627.ph...
by jrm
Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Rutlands Dakota pocket hole jig
Replies: 14
Views: 4313

Re: Rutlands Dakota pocket hole jig

Hi Billy, I can't comment on the jig since I have a Kreg. However, I did buy some of the Dakota screws a while ago just to see how they were. It was the first job I used the jig on and the (fine) Dakota screws went into hard maple easily without pilot holes and without shearing or stripping. However...
by jrm
Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:27 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: HVLP guns whats the difference?
Replies: 13
Views: 2345

Re: HVLP guns whats the difference?

Just another thing. Yes, the noise from the Q4 is a pain. Another thing to remember is that these turbines do wear out. It's tempting to just leave it running while you are repositioning components or stopping for whatever reason, especially since it should be, and probably is, well away from the sp...
by jrm
Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:41 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: HVLP guns whats the difference?
Replies: 13
Views: 2345

Re: HVLP guns whats the difference?

If it helps, the Fuji guns, which are turbine driven like the Apollo pictured, have the air inlet through the handle. I think the position of the hose is a red herring if you are trying to see whether it is a HVLP conversion or turbine gun and is just down to the individual design. That Apollo is th...
by jrm
Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Grass Tipmatic runners
Replies: 5
Views: 973

Re: Grass Tipmatic runners

You definitely need to use the connecting bar. If it's not there, the spring in the runner on the opposite side to the latch acts to twist the whole thing. Yes, the price really adds up but they work well.

John
by jrm
Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Slotted drawer slips - Why?
Replies: 28
Views: 2628

Re: Slotted drawer slips - Why?

Another thought. These drawers were typically fitted before the bottom was installed, supported over a board overhanging the bench while planed to fit. The slips, as a stock item, would have been prepared in long lengths by the dozen and used from the shelf as required. It would be inevitable that s...
by jrm
Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Slotted drawer slips - Why?
Replies: 28
Views: 2628

Re: Slotted drawer slips - Why?

This was how I was taught to do drawer slips I can't remember quite why but something do with with preventing bowing That makes sense. With thin sides and well fitted drawers, movement in a relatively stout slip could cause the sides to bend. So, the kerfs are to weaken the slip so that it conforms...
by jrm
Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Another scam
Replies: 3
Views: 1168

Another scam

I saw this doing the rounds a few times on Ebay and felt it was almost certainly a scam. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181075509827?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; 4k for a 20+k machine. Yeah, right. Ignoring the instruction to contac...
by jrm
Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: EU Timber and Timber Products Regulations March 2013
Replies: 30
Views: 3142

Re: EU Timber and Timber Products Regulations March 2013

'Due diligence' applies to the person (the operator) who first puts timber or a timber product onto the market in the EU. This could be timber which they have converted, timber imported from outside the EU or timber products from outside of the EU. Once the stuff is in the EU, it can be freely trade...

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