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by mattty
Fri May 16, 2014 7:57 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: oiling mahogany
Replies: 7
Views: 1408

Re: oiling mahogany

That's a nice semi-repro piece Roger. The lower panel isn't quite as good as fish-dinosaur, but it does look like a bit like a cropped pic of someone of indeterminate sex waiting to receive doggy-style sex. That's the imaginative bit I like most about it. It's the spine and the anus that does it. S...
by mattty
Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Checker plate effect sheet material
Replies: 9
Views: 1861

Re: Checker plate effect sheet material

Thanks for your help fellas.
by mattty
Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Checker plate effect sheet material
Replies: 9
Views: 1861

Checker plate effect sheet material

Hi team,

I'm after a supplier of Checker plate effect laminate or similar if any one knows a source?
Thanks.
by mattty
Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cut down special
Replies: 4
Views: 1185

Cut down special

I looked at a new project today and saw this existing wc door. The side rails are down to 12mm wide at the thinnest and 25 at the max. I'm not sure how its not a pile of wood on the floor. :lol: https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-OLEz6rNVsPw/UtEbuYssm_I/AAAAAAAAWiY/r84DRExBbCQ/w414-h552-no/20140111_...
by mattty
Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Festool and the working man
Replies: 37
Views: 6336

Re: Festool and the working man

What makes festool so special ? As those that know me know I'm a carpenter Recently tried the little festool cxs cordless drill. Amazing bit of kit. So light and plenty of guts. This lead me to my dewalt plunge saw. Was never satisfied with the pita blade change mechanism or the fact that the track...
by mattty
Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Kitchen
Replies: 23
Views: 4759

Re: Kitchen

Lovely looking Job fellas.
by mattty
Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: I've always fancied a low knob.
Replies: 12
Views: 3868

Re: I've always fancied a low knob.

colincott wrote:Almost all of my panes are low knobs, I prefer them..


Low knob panes can be very nasty. Try a warm bath.
by mattty
Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Latest Extension
Replies: 12
Views: 1804

Re: Latest Extension

Thanks fellas. Keith that's Jerusalem fossil Limestone i'll have you know..not tile. I'm slightly regretting it actually and wish I had gone with Oak. It will be 30% kitchen though so the Limestone is pretty practical. Jonny- Kitchen wall gone. I've knocked through the back of the house completely a...
by mattty
Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Latest Extension
Replies: 12
Views: 1804

Re: Latest Extension

Thanks.
No mate, the doors are bought in.
by mattty
Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Latest Extension
Replies: 12
Views: 1804

Re: Latest Extension

My house :-)

It's been a slow one due to normal projects and the Oak trusses which i underestimated the time of.
by mattty
Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Latest Extension
Replies: 12
Views: 1804

Latest Extension

This one is nearly finished... https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-nNEo_eWToAI/UpzamypXLTI/AAAAAAAAWG8/qmWdPmhKM3E/w736-h552-no/20131202_190753.jpg https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ZGQbEjHgKTs/UpzaoUdEQdI/AAAAAAAAWHI/6G5FkveatBE/w736-h552-no/20131202_190804.jpg Just a few more days and we should be...
by mattty
Sat Nov 30, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Maple Office Suite
Replies: 345
Views: 39957

Re: Maple Office Suite

Its a no brainer for me on dovetails. Really thin pins and a standard layout is far and away the prettiest and most attractive, possibly the most functional/strong too. The ones you have drawn, even if well executed- which I am sure they would be, would, in my opinion spoil the lovely piece of furni...
by mattty
Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Armstrong Jordan Painted kitchen
Replies: 15
Views: 2435

Re: Armstrong Jordan Painted kitchen

Lovely job Bob
by mattty
Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Maple Office Suite
Replies: 345
Views: 39957

Re: Maple Office Suite

Really good thread this.
by mattty
Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Tersa Blades
Replies: 9
Views: 1752

Re: Tersa Blades

by mattty
Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Damp wall
Replies: 12
Views: 2525

Re: Damp wall

I've had issues on previous building jobs with similar problems, the worst one too find was water tracking back on the underside of an overflow pipe which was falling the wrong way. As others have said it may be coming through the masonry via faulty pointing and tracking across wall ties, it may be ...
by mattty
Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:29 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Damp wall
Replies: 12
Views: 2525

Re: Damp wall

Is there guttering at the same level or above outside?
by mattty
Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: tools a carpenter is expected to have??
Replies: 7
Views: 2988

Re: tools a carpenter is expected to have??

The minimum i would expect a chippy to have- Full set of handtools. Though you wont need loads as most site work is fist fix or 2nd fixing pre made products. Spirit levels Brush and shovel Chop saw SDS drill Cordless drill Planer Circular saw Jigsaw Router 1st fix nail gun 2nd fix nail gun Transform...
by mattty
Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:18 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Garden Office WIP
Replies: 27
Views: 5768

Re: Garden Office WIP

That's a great looking building Steve
What is the weatherboarding product? I love the colour.
by mattty
Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: New Keyless lock
Replies: 4
Views: 1419

New Keyless lock

by mattty
Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Front door
Replies: 11
Views: 2103

Re: Front door

I don't do workshop stuff any more, but when i was an apprentice we would have been allowed 8 hours to make that and an hour in the morning after to un clamp it and sand it up. To be honest i'd be disappointed if I couldn't make that in 8 hours. You would clean up around here then Matty as theres n...
by mattty
Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Front door
Replies: 11
Views: 2103

Re: Front door

I don't do workshop stuff any more, but when i was an apprentice we would have been allowed 8 hours to make that and an hour in the morning after to un clamp it and sand it up. If i was pricing to make it today i would allow 2 days for at £250 per day + 4 cube @ £50 Total £750 + vat= £900. To be hon...
by mattty
Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Hottubtimemachine
Replies: 13
Views: 2414

Re: Hottubtimemachine

sainty wrote:Way too cool Jonny!!

Is that one of the logosol kits?

Only photos with scantily clad women from now on, not you and your mates please!


Sigh... i'll put my dressing gown back on...
by mattty
Sun May 26, 2013 7:06 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Router Table or Spindle Moulder
Replies: 20
Views: 4135

Re: Router Table or Spindle Moulder

Shed where abouts in the UK are you?
I've got one of the little Charnwood spindle moulders and i've never even used it, so i'd be happy to sell it.
by mattty
Thu May 23, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Can anyone tell me what wood this is?
Replies: 4
Views: 1055

Re: Can anyone tell me what wood this is?

Probably Brazilian, but definitely Mahogany. Looks Georgian to me. I have one just like it that i bought to restore about 15 years ago..
by mattty
Thu May 16, 2013 6:35 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Torpedore
Replies: 14
Views: 2126

Re: Torpedore

I think that is brilliant Richard, really original.
by mattty
Tue May 07, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Rayburn log burning cooker?
Replies: 29
Views: 4982

Re: Rayburn log burning cooker?

http://www.stovesonline.co.uk/flue-outlet-height.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I've had an aga for 12 years and although expensive to run, all our family clothes are dried via it, it provides an extra heat source and despite what Grim says is a great cooker- We don't have an ad...
by mattty
Thu May 02, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Garage Build
Replies: 15
Views: 2597

Re: Garage Build

hercule wrote:Looks smart Matty. I am glad to see your using 7 and 9 for your hinge spacings..


Lol, your hinge spacing lets the whole job down! 6&9" is the only way to go.
PS get back to work...
by mattty
Wed May 01, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Maple Bay Window Seat
Replies: 53
Views: 12300

Re: Maple Bay Window Seat

Lovely job, and a good one for the website/cv. Tree man is cool!
by mattty
Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Garage Build
Replies: 15
Views: 2597

Re: Garage Build

Nice work but not very in keeping or matching the original house style Although not quite certain I reckon the house you can see and are comparing to belongs to next door. Nice work matty do you miss the workshop though? Cheers Mark. I miss the workshop a little bit, but i'm quite happy building. I...
by mattty
Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Garage Build
Replies: 15
Views: 2597

Re: Garage Build

mcluma wrote:Nice work but not very in keeping or matching the original house style


Thanks. Thats next doors house though. The house this belongs to is an old gate Lodge.
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by mattty
Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Garage Build
Replies: 15
Views: 2597

Re: Garage Build

mickthetree wrote:that looks really smart! What brick have you used to face?

Thanks. It's solid Yorkshire sandstone.
by mattty
Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Garage Build
Replies: 15
Views: 2597

Re: Garage Build

Thanks lads.

woodsmith wrote:Very smart, are the customers Scandinavians? :D


No mate. The rear end of the garage has a store area and to maximise storage they decided to have the door opening out.
by mattty
Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Garage Build
Replies: 15
Views: 2597

Garage Build

My latest project finished. https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-PwpJG3Taqko/UWMrJvM951I/AAAAAAAAQos/x15262T81Es/w285-h380/20130326_074100.jpg https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-KbN8oOTe9ro/UVSKcllB8qI/AAAAAAAAQOE/6sEjGISfaQQ/w507-h380/20130328_103336.jpg https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-5vuMAG1_TPc...
by mattty
Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Open workshop April 27th
Replies: 52
Views: 6601

Re: Open workshop April 27th

Big thanks to Jonny for hosting a most enjoyable day along with Les who`s bbq skills even stretch to cooking veggie tosh. :) Thanks also to Jonny, JH & Les for the veneering & edge banding demo`s & Nick for not only demo`ing Sketch up but also answering someone's dumb questions. :oops: ...
by mattty
Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: My Workshop
Replies: 18
Views: 2711

Re: My Workshop

Looks great Paul. I'll pop over one of these days.
by mattty
Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: 'bleeding' Axminster clamps
Replies: 10
Views: 1820

Re: 'bleeding' Axminster clamps

I can't decide which is more surprising. Roger moaning about something or Roger doing some woodwork...close call.
by mattty
Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: flexible plasterboard
Replies: 3
Views: 1525

Re: flexible plasterboard

I usually buy a 6mm board but it's not commonly available, or using 9.5 just cut a strip to the correct size and get it wet and lean it against a wall for half an hour and it soon forms a curve. If you then wet it up again you can usually get around a pretty good radius without it snapping.
by mattty
Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Bifold doors
Replies: 7
Views: 1339

Re: Bifold doors

Steve you will need to drill through the frame and lintel into the outer skin of brick or inner skin of block (assuming its a cavity wall construction - with the age of house this is very likely) and get a masonry fixing into the masonry. In these circumstances i normally drill through the frame and...

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