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by Blinker
Sat Jun 07, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Tools I like - Record 148 dowelling jig
Replies: 20
Views: 9850

Re: Tools I like - Record 148 dowelling jig

I would also consider looking at the Joint Genie http://www.joint-genie.co.uk/ as an alternative - a sublime pice of kit utilising the old woodworking face and edge referencing to it's full. Although seemingly expensive, it will cope with pretty well every application where you may want to use a do...
by Blinker
Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Small panel saw suggestions.
Replies: 22
Views: 3014

Re: Small panel saw suggestions.

What are these like? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SIP-10-Cast-Iron-Table-Saw-With-Sliding-Carrige-240V-And-With-Extractor/321424860076?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222003%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140122125356%26meid%3D7446342619517127422%26pid%3D100005%26prg%3D201401221...
by Blinker
Sat Jun 07, 2014 7:34 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Can't get it right...
Replies: 12
Views: 3515

Re: Can't get it right...

Is the blade in upside-down? Looks like it. :?:
I could be incorrect though.

Mordecai :)
by Blinker
Sat Jun 07, 2014 7:15 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Tools I like - Record 148 dowelling jig
Replies: 20
Views: 9850

Re: Tools I like - Record 148 dowelling jig

Well this is all very well, but how many of you are using appropriate dowel bits with square shanks for your brace, eh? C'mon, this is the hand tools forum. ;D Cheers, Alf Almost succumbing to dowel jig-envy, which is ridiculous... Well Alf, I appreciate where you'm coming from, but the thing is; a...
by Blinker
Thu May 29, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: Dom's Cooking Corner
Topic: Ox Tail ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1923

Re: Ox Tail ?

Tuss, An ox (plural oxen), is also known as a bullock in Australia, New Zealand and India. It's just a bovine trained as a draft animal. Oxen are usually castrated adult male cattle. So I guess an oxtail is same as the tail of a normal bovine. (Maybe the absence of balls makes a taste difference? Ei...
by Blinker
Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Please advise - What is SCANT timber ??
Replies: 2
Views: 813

Re: Please advise - What is SCANT timber ??

I am familiar with regular Pine timbers PAR which I have used to make furniture. SCANT is not the same stuff is it - type/species/quality wise is it? You wouldn't use SCANT to make anything furniture wise would you so there must be a difference. From the little I have seen/experienced of SCANT it s...
by Blinker
Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Changing the knives on an old Sedgwick MB
Replies: 53
Views: 5216

Re: Changing the knives on an old Sedgwick MB

After grinding, the knives change size. The more grindings the narrower they become. So I don't see how you can get away without re-setting knives. Unless you have a 'Tersa' block, with disposable blades/knives. :?
by Blinker
Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: how would i join this wood together?
Replies: 8
Views: 1328

Re: how would i join this wood together?

Don`t think I`d joint it, the sections are so big they will hold themselves in place. The bonus in not jointing these is when who ever has this finally gets some idea of taste & design it can easily be taken to apart, cut & planed to size & turned into a decent piece of furniture. :shoc...
by Blinker
Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: What to do with Rio Rosewood
Replies: 12
Views: 1442

Re: What to do with Rio Rosewood

promhandicam wrote:Got to be a tissue box!


Nah! Too gaudy for that. :D
by Blinker
Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:36 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Remembrance garden bench
Replies: 10
Views: 1270

Re: Remembrance garden bench

Hello folks A close friend of mine has asked me to make a remembrance garden bench for his son who died recently, I want too see him right & make him the best possible bench. I am thinking hardwood with mortice & tenons. Not sure which hardwood would be the most durable, and also I need a d...
by Blinker
Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: which pine
Replies: 10
Views: 1208

Re: which pine

Is southern yellow expensive,sounds like laminated the way to go. SYP is about 30-40 quid a cubic foot. Long strait boards in the rough sawn. Nice to work with, but sticky. Funny that because it's no good for outside use. Them pine boards what Mailee gets sound good value. They is twice that price ...
by Blinker
Sun May 06, 2012 7:32 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A day in the life of a part time chippie
Replies: 45
Views: 3041

Re: A day in the life of a part time chippie

Building-board? Is that what their called? Nice idea, but its stowing these things away thats the problem for me. So I usually whack a few nails through scrap battens, into my benchtop, and cut wedges as I need 'em. Careful someone doesn't take the idea and right a book called 'The Artisan's Buildin...
by Blinker
Sun May 06, 2012 7:10 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: I took on
Replies: 37
Views: 3027

Re: I took on

Just caught up m'man. Sorry to hear the news.

I bin there, by way of my guillotine trimmer.Stumbled across a great surgeon then. Still tingles in the cold but otherwise ok!
The surgeons are even better these days, so here's to a good recovery .

Mordecai :)
by Blinker
Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Festool Domino
Replies: 10
Views: 1073

Re: Festool Domino

Thanks for that Brian.

Seems like it's as well I won the lotto on Saturday then... :D
I think it's raid the piggie-bank time!

But two at once? Do they come in systainers?
I am making a cubbie for the couple of items I already have, so I'd better make it bigger!


Cheers :)
Mordecai
by Blinker
Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Festool Domino
Replies: 10
Views: 1073

Re: Festool Domino

I'd quite like a Domino. But which of the two do I buy? I don't meka a living at woodwork any more, so would the old Domino be the best one? On the other hand, I make the occasional large item, which the new Domino can cope with. (Or so I am told by YouTube. ) No, I dont believe everything I see on ...
by Blinker
Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Oak prices
Replies: 53
Views: 4454

Re: Oak prices

tusses wrote:I think inch boards are 27mm !, at least where I buy them ...


Well I give up!

When I buy 25mm stuff (PAR) it's usually luck if they're much over 7/8". I better change my supplier eh?
On my rule, 1" = 25.3mm (as near as me old eyes can gauge)
:roll:
by Blinker
Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Oak prices
Replies: 53
Views: 4454

Re: Oak prices

720 (+vat) cube isn't bad at all although I pay just shy of that at around the 680 mark. Not being au-fait with metric, Google says that a 1metre3 is a cubic metre? (Or 105 cubic feet?) If that's so then the £45.00 per cubic foot I was quoted works out at £4,725 for the metre3. Ta... :) If your quo...
by Blinker
Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Oak prices
Replies: 53
Views: 4454

Re: Oak prices

It's about 35.5 cuft to a m3.... Matty, what's that ebay place like for timber, I've been looking (online) at them? In which case, if it's good stuff, that's about right. And buying that much I'd probably get a nice discount. (I won't bother with Google's metric converter again!) Thanks Yorkie.) Mo...
by Blinker
Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Oak prices
Replies: 53
Views: 4454

Re: Oak prices

720 (+vat) cube isn't bad at all although I pay just shy of that at around the 680 mark. Venables brothers I recommend highly Not being au-fait with metric, Google says that a 1metre3 is a cubic metre? (Or 105 cubic feet?) If that's so then the £45.00 per cubic foot I was quoted works out at £4,725...
by Blinker
Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Spraying Paint - Queries
Replies: 11
Views: 1168

Re: Spraying Paint - Queries

Thanks friends. Well maybe I should just make plain, plywood doors, with lipping to hide the edges; 'er indoors might be happy at that. The other alternative is to use 18mm MDF, as I would timber, for the frames. Biscuit them maybe and let a panel in. I still have to spray for the best finish though...
by Blinker
Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Spraying Paint - Queries
Replies: 11
Views: 1168

Spraying Paint - Queries

Hi folks, My better half wants new cupboards everywhere there's space! She has opted for plain framed doors with a flat panel, in magnolia, with wooden door-knobs. (Something she saw in a magazine. She doesn't even want a chamfer around the stiles and rails.) I am making the carcasses from waterproo...
by Blinker
Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: It's Christmas again!
Replies: 1
Views: 395

Re: It's Christmas again!

I'm always leary of letting others use my machinery; in case they don't think my stuff good enough! :mrgreen:
Merry Chrissmust Mailee.

Blinker.
by Blinker
Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sourcing Kitchen Cabinets, Doors and Drawers
Replies: 23
Views: 2426

Re: Sourcing Kitchen Cabinets, Doors and Drawers

I'm with Mark on this one. I have a supplier who cuts all timber, if you buy from them. For a nominal charge they even cut stuff you take to them. A cutting list to them what 'as the big saws, is definitely the easiest way, especially if yoh'm short on space for chopping up big sheets. My 2p'worth J...
by Blinker
Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: I have shedloads of Mortice and Tenons to cut
Replies: 8
Views: 895

Re: I have shedloads of Mortice and Tenons to cut

A screwed Kreg joint will not take as much load as a M&T joint. A lot will depend on teh design of your bench legs as to how well they transfer the loads down through the legs, you will also need to triangulate the bench is some way as it will soon start to mave apart without it. If you are jus...
by Blinker
Sun Sep 05, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: I have shedloads of Mortice and Tenons to cut
Replies: 8
Views: 895

Re: I have shedloads of Mortice and Tenons to cut

I don't have one myself but, from what I've seen, I would have thought they would be OK. Yeah.. I think it might help me. Just don't want to get sucked into using it for jobs that should be med with proper joints! So I still want something I can sell on and get a decent wedge back! Cheers Brian Mor...
by Blinker
Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:58 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: I have shedloads of Mortice and Tenons to cut
Replies: 8
Views: 895

Re: I have shedloads of Mortice and Tenons to cut

Thanks Mr G and Modernist... I could of explained better! I gotta make some substantial frames as well, like 4 x 1and a half? I am told Kreg Jig can cope with bench-frames like that; and probably will last a good while. But for my purposes the benches are just going to be temporary to work from so I...
by Blinker
Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Sedgwick MB
Replies: 22
Views: 1206

Re: Sedgwick MB

You get that little baby working properly and you won't ever regret it, or need another planer/thicknesser, other than the next model up maybe! :mrgreen: .
That's a peromiss..

Mordecai

:)
by Blinker
Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:20 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: I have shedloads of Mortice and Tenons to cut
Replies: 8
Views: 895

I have shedloads of Mortice and Tenons to cut

I have dozens of mortice and tenons to cut, for some utilitarian level shelving-storage-benches (Like Ikea stuff, but stronger?) in a workshop and a large shed. For once in my life I am looking at a 'novice-like' time-saving solution. I don't want to mess around with a Domino 'cos I haven't got one;...
by Blinker
Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:42 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Veritas low angle smoother
Replies: 43
Views: 4183

Re: Veritas low angle smoother

Nice tooool but I just carn't gerron with the 'andle shape.
Rather have the LN m'self. :mrgreen:

By the way.. What's a shirt-lifter?

Mordecai :)
by Blinker
Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:53 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: just saying hello
Replies: 21
Views: 1068

Re: just saying hello

Mark,

Have a look at this:

http://www.fsb.org.uk/

(Federation of Small Businesses. )

Very helpful.

best of luck in your new venture :)

Mordecai
by Blinker
Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:10 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: thought for the day - more sharpening b******x
Replies: 18
Views: 2318

Re: thought for the day - more sharpening b******x

For camber, I use a stone that's got a slight hollow. (And I mean slight) A bit of pressure one side, then the other. Seems to work for me. I suppose I could shave with 'em, but my hand isn't so steady close to my face! :) When the stone gets a bit too 'umpty, I flatten it. I flatten the backs of ir...
by Blinker
Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:53 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Fast dovetails
Replies: 55
Views: 5198

Re: Fast dovetails

jake wrote:
mrgrimsdale wrote:
PeterBassett wrote:
At least they don't talk behind peoples backs. Oh yes they certainly do!


Especially the bloke who pissed off Mr Cosman, takes every single opportunity to talk behind your
back Mr G (as if you didn't know).


What's all the fuss on about ?
by Blinker
Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:21 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Woodwork stool
Replies: 15
Views: 992

Re: Woodwork stool

studders wrote:
trousers wrote:What is it you have to sit down for that you can't do standing up :?


Having a sh*t?


Suppose you can do that standing up if you like... You have to in some parts of Paris! Just have a good aim an all!

Mordecai :lol:
by Blinker
Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:14 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Woodwork stool
Replies: 15
Views: 992

Re: Woodwork stool

Rutlands have just sent me an email (I seem to be on their mail list). It's to tell me about their launch offer of "The Original Woodworkers Shop Stool". Yours for a launch offer price of only £29.95 (save £10) :o And they guarantee it for 15 years :shock: I've never seen such overpriced ...
by Blinker
Sun Dec 20, 2009 5:43 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: I need to make a box
Replies: 23
Views: 1935

Re: I need to make a box

davyowen wrote:Does it have to be a single box or could you make 2 smaller ones? One easy way to keep it light is to glue the lid shut. :lol:


That's a bit like a 'Suggestion Box' with no slot!

Mordecai :)
by Blinker
Sun Dec 20, 2009 3:53 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Rounded bevel
Replies: 15
Views: 1004

Re: Rounded bevel

Doug wrote:
mr sedgwick wrote: how come its not caught on?



It has ! It`s rife in a workshop in Derbyshire. :lol: :lol: :lol:

And in a workshop in Staffordshire! :P
by Blinker
Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:48 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: glue failure.
Replies: 44
Views: 1700

Re: glue failure.

Have the hanging stile joints failed, or the meeting stiles? Top or bottom or both?

Just curious as you say these are 'large doors'.

...

Mordecai.

:)
by Blinker
Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: glue failure.
Replies: 44
Views: 1700

Re: glue failure.

mr clewlow wrote:isnt cascamite a bit brittle?


Never let me down, ever..
Has to be stored in DRY conditions though, or it degrades over time. So don't buy in bulk unless you use it in bulk.

Mordecai.
by Blinker
Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:06 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Pimp my Radiator Cabinet
Replies: 10
Views: 1131

Re: Pimp my Radiator Cabinet

I'd like summat like this. But the one indoors says they are out of fashion. I just think it's because she'd have nowhere to hang the washing when it rains. I suggested a tumble dryer but she says they cost too much! Can't win, because the drying washing is fetching the ceiling paper off and now I g...

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