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by nickw
Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Kity Bestcombi 2000 Thicknesser Anti Kickback Pawls
Replies: 1
Views: 802

Re: Kity Bestcombi 2000 Thicknesser Anti Kickback Pawls

Put it in the way round that "it seems to do nothing". If correctly installed it will prevent the wood from being spat out backwards by the cutting blades, and you can test this before firing up the motor by inserting a piece of wood in the normal direction (with the cutter set to a height...
by nickw
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Photobucket
Replies: 7
Views: 2488

Re: Photobucket

$400! That's outrageous!
by nickw
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Router job - possibly
Replies: 6
Views: 1725

Re: Router job - possibly

A cabinet scraper makes a fast job of it.
by nickw
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Options on a combi
Replies: 8
Views: 2064

Re: Options on a combi

DROs are a must
by nickw
Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Workbench clean up?
Replies: 17
Views: 5022

Re: Workbench clean up?

It's a workbench. What does a bit of discolouration matter?
by nickw
Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Quadrant Hinges
Replies: 5
Views: 1963

Re: Quadrant Hinges

by nickw
Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Table saw and thicknesses/planer
Replies: 9
Views: 2126

Re: Table saw and thicknesses/planer

Got one - though an older model. Does the job. Happy with it. :-)

If you're going to be using 8x4s get one with the big slider.
by nickw
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: End grain cutting board - when oiled it bows
Replies: 13
Views: 2911

Re: End grain cutting board - when oiled it bows

What is it standing on? Is there enough air circulation on the bottom? Try standing it on edge.
by nickw
Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Making small disc with a router
Replies: 3
Views: 1110

Re: Making small disc with a router

If you have a static sander (disc or belt) then you could use that to smooth a rough cut disc (with a band- or jig- saw).
by nickw
Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Silicone Spray ...
Replies: 7
Views: 2091

Re: Silicone Spray ...

by nickw
Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Help with joint
Replies: 10
Views: 2511

Re: Help with joint

Drilling a pilot hole for the nails will also reduce splitting.
by nickw
Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: MDF panels in kitchen doors, glue?
Replies: 8
Views: 2425

Re: MDF panels in kitchen doors, glue?

For outdoors I'd use Tricoya. In fact I have - my compost bins are made of it. They've been out there for 2 years now and not a sign of movement. :-)
by nickw
Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: MDF panels in kitchen doors, glue?
Replies: 8
Views: 2425

Re: MDF panels in kitchen doors, glue?

With an MDF panel you can afford to make it an exact fit AND glue it.
by nickw
Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Throw it to the floor
Replies: 13
Views: 3692

Re: Throw it to the floor

How does a PVA floor react to wet feet?
by nickw
Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Sycamore sofa table WIP
Replies: 43
Views: 10190

Re: Sycamore sofa table WIP

No. First screw straight through the legs into the centre shelf. Then end shelves are pocket screwed from underneath. Then the top is pocket screwed from the concave side of the legs.
by nickw
Sat Oct 08, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Sycamore sofa table WIP
Replies: 43
Views: 10190

Re: Sycamore sofa table WIP

Richard, Yep, you've got it. The centre shelf was screwed directly through the rebates for the outer shelves. The outer shelves were attached using plugged, pocket-hole style screws from the underside. I used the same method to attach the top, plugged pocket-holes in the back side of the legs.
by nickw
Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Sycamore sofa table WIP
Replies: 43
Views: 10190

Re: Sycamore sofa table WIP

riclepp wrote:One question how was the shelving fixed?


In which piece?
by nickw
Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Fixings
Replies: 6
Views: 1740

Re: Fixings

Cheers York33, just the job.
by nickw
Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Fixings
Replies: 6
Views: 1740

Fixings

A few years ago I made a wall-hanging display cabinet for some clients. It is on a French Cleat which was fixed to a nice, solid brick wall. They have now moved to a new-build house and want me to rehang the cabinet for them. I have been told that the new wall is plasterboard over blockwork, with a ...
by nickw
Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Guide ring challenge
Replies: 3
Views: 1268

Re: Guide ring challenge

As you are going to need 2 templates to account for the differing mortice lengths, why not them them with different widths too, and use the same bit and guide? You might even be able to put pins around the smaller template to locate it using the larger mortice, if you cut that first.
by nickw
Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A bit if work for someone
Replies: 0
Views: 1307

A bit if work for someone

I few years back I built a unit for a customer as built-in. They have now moved, taking the unit with them. Unfortunately they don't have a matching space in their new house, and want to have the unit freestanding. This means it needs a new end panel made along with a bit of moulding top and bottom....
by nickw
Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Forum suggestions/comments/complaints
Topic: Facebook
Replies: 11
Views: 3879

Re: Facebook

FB is good for chatting but it doesn't make a good searchable archive for finding old posts re techniques, projects etc. (IMHO)
by nickw
Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Advice: Asymmetric (centre?) bead in skirting
Replies: 3
Views: 1612

Re: Advice: Asymmetric (centre?) bead in skirting

As you're only doing a coupe of metres a scratch stock might be the most cost effective way of achieving this. To do it with router will require a router table setup - if you have one then take a look at Wealden's mini mould cutters, they might be able to do what you want. As well as the cutter you ...
by nickw
Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: stinky teak
Replies: 1
Views: 1082

Re: stinky teak

The traditional way of sealing against smells is to apply a coat or two of shellac.
by nickw
Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: W16 2- 5 October
Replies: 2
Views: 1142

Re: W16 2- 5 October

I'm thinking of going at some point. Might have to avoid the Sunday though.
by nickw
Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Handles
Replies: 3
Views: 1611

Handles

Does anyone know where I can get handles as shown here?
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They are simple right angles really, attached to the edge of the door. Dims are 200 x 50mm approx. Brushed brass finish.
TIA.
by nickw
Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Have cash, need tooling.
Replies: 3
Views: 1572

Re: Have cash, need tooling.

Suppliers:
Wealden
Whitehill

What to buy:
If you're a pro buy stuff as and when you have a need for it.
If you're an amateur buy stuff until you run out of credit.

That's how it works, isn't it? :-D
by nickw
Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Removing wax from a lacquer finish
Replies: 9
Views: 3529

Re: Removing wax from a lacquer finish

Sticky Stuff Remover.
No workshop should be without some.
by nickw
Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Source of antique brass finish Tonk strip please
Replies: 4
Views: 1413

Re: Source of antique brass finish Tonk strip please

Sorry, I missed the bit about antique finish. Get the solid brass stuff, strip off any lacquer and treat it with this: http://www.jpennyltd.co.uk/shopping/pgm ... .php?id=50
For the clips you may have to get brass plated ones, but the fluid should still work.
by nickw
Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Sycamore sofa table WIP
Replies: 43
Views: 10190

Re: Sycamore sofa table WIP

Yes, yes and no. :-D
by nickw
Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Sycamore sofa table WIP
Replies: 43
Views: 10190

Re: Sycamore sofa table WIP

I've just delivered a couple of tables that share design cues with this sofa table. This time though the timber is oak and the finish is PolyX. http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q156/NickWebbCabinetMaker/Lloyd%20Tables/_PXK1926%20-%20Web%20Copyright_zpslzj63xdj.jpg http://i135.photobucket.com/album...
by nickw
Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Combination woodworking machine
Replies: 6
Views: 2178

Re: Combination woodworking machine

If you can afford the Hammer go for that. Single phase is an option, though a little more expensive. Also if you've got the space (and budget) go for separates, or if that is not on at least try to go for a half-combi and separate planer/thicknesser.
by nickw
Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:16 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Scroll Saw Blades - Help !!
Replies: 3
Views: 1155

Re: Scroll Saw Blades - Help !!

If you explained to the salesman that you wanted to use flat blades, and he still sold you the machine then he mis-sold it, and you are entitled to return it and get a full refund.
by nickw
Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Planing timber
Replies: 12
Views: 2495

Re: Planing timber

Yes, keep the pressure on the outfeed table side, but not on any section of the timber that the blades have not yet touched. I.E. only on bits of the timber that have been made flat already.
by nickw
Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: New to Carpentry
Replies: 7
Views: 2195

Re: New to Carpentry

There's a new book which the Schwarz is recommending but I haven't seen it myself. http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1940611350/r ... CM6B9RGDAN
by nickw
Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: And was there a bang
Replies: 3
Views: 1826

Re: And was there a bang

And yet the cable is still trailing over the guillotine!
by nickw
Sun Mar 20, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cross dowels/barrel nuts
Replies: 4
Views: 1321

Re: Cross dowels/barrel nuts

by nickw
Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Shaping / carving / rasping hardwood using cordless tools.
Replies: 7
Views: 2045

Re: Shaping / carving / rasping hardwood using cordless tools.

You could go totally off grid and use rasps. These are particularly good, if a little expensive. Cheaper versions are available.

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