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by woodpecker
Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Pellets
Replies: 15
Views: 3252

Re: Pellets

However I was more interested in having a biomass boiler installed at the new house, at 5k for the boiler itself it wouldn't be long before it pays for itself Taking into account the loss of interest on capital, depreciation and notoriously high maintenance cost of biomass boilers I doubt it would ...
by woodpecker
Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: New table saw
Replies: 1
Views: 1112

Re: New table saw

You say that you're looking for "a good table saw." I don't think that you will get one of those at the price of the Einhell you refer to.

Richard
by woodpecker
Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Bandsaws
Replies: 5
Views: 1996

Re: Bandsaws

promhandicam wrote:some would say that a properly set up bandsaw if used properly doesn't need guides as the blade shouldn't actually touch them.
Not even the backstop guide?

Richard
by woodpecker
Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: What is this called?
Replies: 3
Views: 2019

Re: What is this called?

I have had a Kity planer thicknesser for quite a number of years and never had need of a jig for setting the blades! I will be amazed if you sell for more than a fiver - including P & P! You never know though. A year or two ago I saw a jar of Vegemite sell for £6 that was available off the supermark...
by woodpecker
Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Anyone get annoyed with reps coming around
Replies: 6
Views: 2195

Re: Anyone get annoyed with reps coming around

If you don't want them, place a very clear "Representatives without an appointment will not be seen" sign at your reception or workshop door. It usually does the trick. Though long since retired I have in the past been on both ends of this situation. I was a cold calling rep for construction materia...
by woodpecker
Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: thought I'd seen it all, but...................
Replies: 10
Views: 3107

Re: thought I'd seen it all, but...................

lynx wrote:The tap is a waterfall type that's projecting out the wall.
Really? I thought it was a soap dish or maybe an ashtray!!

Richard
by woodpecker
Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: thought I'd seen it all, but...................
Replies: 10
Views: 3107

Re: thought I'd seen it all, but...................

Is it a bath or a wash-hand basin or maybe something else - I don't see any taps and the waste outlet, if that's what it is, looks a bit odd. Is it definitely wood veneer? Could be one of the many laminates that are available these days or even acrylic sheet. If it is wood then I love it.

Richard
by woodpecker
Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Wood Lathe Clarke CWL6B- Where to get New drive belt??
Replies: 6
Views: 5247

Re: Wood Lathe Clarke CWL6B- Where to get New drive belt??

Any half decent bearings and transmissions supplier will help. Try your local Yellow Pages.

Richard
by woodpecker
Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:35 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Table Saw
Replies: 3
Views: 3248

Re: Table Saw

I have the TS200 - (without the tables) and find it very good after fitting a decent blade. As it seems with all of these machines from the far East you should get a decent blade before you start.

Richard
by woodpecker
Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: Non-woodworking related DIY
Topic: how not to open a beer bottle :)
Replies: 2
Views: 3292

Re: how not to open a beer bottle :)

Some fascinating methods but not one using teeth! (in or out of mouth!) Any method that breaks the bottle or spills the beer should be declared criminal and invalidated.
by woodpecker
Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Latest Kitchen
Replies: 29
Views: 7107

Re: Latest Kitchen

Now thats what I call a kitchen - brilliant!

Richard
by woodpecker
Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Little Kitchen
Replies: 25
Views: 6315

Re: Little Kitchen

Beautiful workmanship but not for me I have to say. I prefer something "warmer." That IMHO looks like a posh office kitchen or even a laboratory.

Richard
by woodpecker
Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:01 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Signing off an installation
Replies: 8
Views: 2450

Re: Signing off an installation

I realise that paperwork is a pain to craftsmen whose talents do not include pen pushing. However, it is well worth the effort to always provide a written quote and get an acceptance signature and then get your work signed off by someone with the appropriate authority. It won't have been a pain when...
by woodpecker
Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Costing Help
Replies: 5
Views: 1572

Re: Costing Help

0.20m x 0.06m x 86m = 1.032m3 @ £400 = £412.80.

Cost per m3 = £4.80
by woodpecker
Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:04 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted
Replies: 11
Views: 3426

Re: Wanted

by woodpecker
Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: Non-woodworking related DIY
Topic: Zinc Roofing
Replies: 3
Views: 4245

Re: Zinc Roofing

I used to work in an office extention with a modern'ish (2005) zinc roof. It was ok except for the drumming noise when it rained heavily. A bit like being in a mobile home or caravan.

Richard
by woodpecker
Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Does tool quality play a part in work quality?
Replies: 25
Views: 8466

Re: Does tool quality play a part in work quality?

megga wrote:See the cabinet chap and see if you can get a few lessons, you would be best spliting your budget, half for tools and the other to the chap to give you some lessons.
Sound advice from Megga but as a man who kills for fun I don't have much else good to say about him. :evil:

Richard
by woodpecker
Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Bar / lounge fitout
Replies: 26
Views: 5991

Re: Bar / lounge fitout

Very plush! The bar and fittings I mean - not the shady looking clients!

Richard
by woodpecker
Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Conductor's Podium
Replies: 6
Views: 2451

Re: Conductor's Podium

That is smart - really smart! I was at a carol concert last night and the conductor stood on a milk bottle crate!!

Richard
by woodpecker
Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: FM / Radio / MP3 Ear Defenders ?
Replies: 28
Views: 5932

Re: FM / Radio / MP3 Ear Defenders ?

I had a nasty letter from the tv licence people saying that i have the use of tv's within my workshop/offices I called them and told them that i don't have tv's however we do use radios so i will pay for whatever i needed to - they told me that no licence of any sort is required for radios. I thoug...
by woodpecker
Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: FM / Radio / MP3 Ear Defenders ?
Replies: 28
Views: 5932

Re: FM / Radio / MP3 Ear Defenders ?

Ear defenders alone, whilst protecting the ears against loud noises, also have the disadvantage of excluding or deadening sounds that you might want to hear. Shouted warnings or machinery problems for example. Adding music only exacerbates the problem. Forget the sound quality - think about your hea...
by woodpecker
Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Automatic dust extraction switch
Replies: 3
Views: 5552

Re: Automatic dust extraction switch

There have been numerous posts about these - including I think, on this forum. There are lots of fancy and expensive devices around but a cheap and cheerful one from B & Q works perfectly well to connect either my 14" bandsaw or 8" planer thicknesser with my Draper extractor. Thanks due to another m...
by woodpecker
Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: What wood for bookcases
Replies: 15
Views: 3035

Re: What wood for bookcases

I'm guessing that as there is a ban on moving the stuff around, it is going to get rather scarce rather quickly. Not that I've tried recently. I think you'll find that the movement restriction applies to live trees and possibly green timber. Anyway, virtually all of the ash timber on sale in the UK...
by woodpecker
Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: Non-woodworking related DIY
Topic: Any dish washer experts ?
Replies: 18
Views: 7480

Re: Any dish washer experts ?

jfc wrote:. Looks like ill have to use the sink :shock:
Why don't you use the lavatory like most of us do! :lol:
by woodpecker
Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Has anyone got on of these
Replies: 8
Views: 2549

Re: Has anyone got on of these

Hi Katellwood With the right rods cast welding is perfectly good and strong. I'm not a welder myself but when I worked I had a couple of fitters who did excellent cast welding jobs. As I recall, they used gouging rods to remove some of the existing metal so as to make space for the weld and then hea...
by woodpecker
Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Electric Saw
Replies: 2
Views: 1059

Re: Electric Saw

Most "multipurpose" saws and other tools are mediocre at best in "multi" purposes but, in my experience, not actually very good at any of them. It sounds as though what you need is either a table saw or a band saw. Either can be bought new for less than £100 but at that price will not be very good a...
by woodpecker
Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Has anyone got on of these
Replies: 8
Views: 2549

Re: Has anyone got on of these

If you Google "record 412 vice" you will get links to many similar vices though not actually Record. There will probably be one amongst them that fits your application.
If not, then why not get your local engineer to weld it for you?

Richard

PS Why are we seeing a mirror image in your pictures?
by woodpecker
Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Drawer Boxes
Replies: 16
Views: 4306

Re: Drawer Boxes

You gents talk of drawer bases at 6mm, 8mm and 10mm. I'm a rank amateur but over 6mm seems surprisingly thick. I've had a look at my 25 year old German made kitchen drawers and the bases are 5mm ply.

Richard
by woodpecker
Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Wedding Gift
Replies: 10
Views: 2232

Re: Wedding Gift

No doubt that your's will be a far superior product. If you count your time however, I'm sure you have already spent far more than £25!

Richard
by woodpecker
Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Concave boards
Replies: 31
Views: 4151

Re: Concave boards

Convex blades?

Richard
by woodpecker
Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Finishing: Western Red Cedar
Replies: 11
Views: 7706

Re: Finishing: Western Red Cedar

Western Red Cedar doesn't need any finish - that's why it is so suitable for outdoor projects. You can get clear cedar oils that claim to ensure colour retention but in my experience they don't work for long. The cedar still goes grey'ish in sunlight. The inside of my summer house is as red as the d...
by woodpecker
Thu May 10, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Advice on venting for an entertainment centre
Replies: 11
Views: 2697

Re: Advice on venting for an entertainment centre

tusses wrote: You may laugh, but a fridge next to a cooker is not unheard of !
Not particularly wise but not as bad as you might think. Fridge and cooker are both well insulated and a fridge generates pretty high temperatures itself.

Richard
by woodpecker
Thu May 10, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: " Hand Made "
Replies: 1
Views: 865

Re: " Hand Made "

"Hand made" is a term about as definite as things like "Lifetime guarantee," or "Home made," or "Natural materials" etc. You read into them what you wish - we all have different views. For me, "Hand made" means that the item is individually made, not done on a production line but to some it will mea...
by woodpecker
Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Bathroom cabinet.
Replies: 12
Views: 2517

Re: Bathroom cabinet.

mtr1 wrote:Cheers, but does anybody else seen the abominable snowman in the Walnut????
It's Darth Vader!
by woodpecker
Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Dont try this
Replies: 2
Views: 1270

Re: Dont try this

Yes, very humbling.
See many more comments at The Shaven Haven where it was discussed a couple of weeks ago.

Richard
by woodpecker
Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Workshop insurance
Replies: 9
Views: 2271

Re: Workshop insurance

but the fire station is about 40 yards in a direct line from the 'shop, so I don't think that's likely to be a problem. Unfortunately that won't make the slightest difference to your premium. Woodworking shops are inevitably a high risk for fire and theft. That alone should make you want to insure....
by woodpecker
Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-woodworking related DIY
Topic: can't get sketchup to work
Replies: 4
Views: 2526

Re: can't get sketchup to work

Sorry, I am no expert in these matters but it may be that the uninstall is not removing all of the dross that programs leave around these days. I can only suggent that you contact Google technical guys using the "help" link on the www.sketchup.google.com/ page. If you solve it, come back and tell us...
by woodpecker
Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-woodworking related DIY
Topic: can't get sketchup to work
Replies: 4
Views: 2526

Re: can't get sketchup to work

You have a duff download. Un-install and download again.

Richard
by woodpecker
Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-woodworking related DIY
Topic: wallpapering a nursery
Replies: 4
Views: 2452

Re: wallpapering a nursery

i am a little worried that it may contain something that could harm the baby... would i be safer to go with a simple wallpaper? Don't worry. Paints for domestic applications in the UK contain nothing toxic at all these days. The wallpaper is more likely to be injurious to health. Most of it is impo...
by woodpecker
Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Green woodwork
Replies: 25
Views: 6883

Re: Green woodwork

mrgrimsdale wrote:Hard work with peculiar tools.
Then why do it? It would be much easier and quicker to make those objects with modern tools - even if you could find a reason for wanting the objects that is!!:roll:

Richard