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by thatsnotafestool
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A small commission for £
Replies: 9
Views: 1208

Re: A small commission for £

Well, well, well. LOML was very much on my case to outsource this given all the other stuff I've got to do and much as I'd liked to have had a crack, I could see her point. So I recently contacted a local firm who looked the bees knees. Bottom line - they see it as a lot of work onsite especially as...
by thatsnotafestool
Sun May 19, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Guidance on pricing window repairs please
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: Guidance on pricing window repairs please

I'm 100% with the above comments. Once you get stuck in, you'll find more and more rot.
by thatsnotafestool
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Power feeder for spindle moulder options
Replies: 13
Views: 918

Re: Power feeder for spindle moulder options

Jonathan wrote:Gosh Rodger....look like your up early like me....


Absolutely...my favourite time of the day. :D
by thatsnotafestool
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Power feeder for spindle moulder options
Replies: 13
Views: 918

Re: Power feeder for spindle moulder options

Will do Jonathan thanks. That’s not a what can I say - I bet you gain in other ways - space for example. Do you use a power feed on the planer does it work well? Space savings are marginal as you need a fair bit of space around it. You have to plan your workflow with precision (hollow laugh) to avo...
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Power feeder for spindle moulder options
Replies: 13
Views: 918

Re: Power feeder for spindle moulder options

I'm jealous, Peter, in that you're going to be able to mount your feeder on the firm and stable surface of your moulder. I have to depend on a crappy bit of floppy metal at the end of my Hammer C3-31 combi machine. The result is that it's almost impossible to get the pillar vertical and so as you sw...
by thatsnotafestool
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Forum suggestions/comments/complaints
Topic: Return from abroad
Replies: 1
Views: 847

Re: Return from abroad

Your old username was Tim, Tim. :D
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sash Window Mastic
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: Sash Window Mastic

....The joiners filled the gap between with window and stone with expanding foam... Thanks Mac That's probably why...bloody Philistines. They should have bedded in with lime mortar set back 5mm or so, let it dry and then dded the burnt sand mastic. You do need the proper sand IME...they probably go...
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sash Window Mastic
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: Sash Window Mastic

Hi Mac

Are you sure that that is mastic ? It looks more like cement (or similar) to me. Is your property a period one ? Take a look at using burnt sand mastic..that's the traditional approach.

http://knowledge.masonsmortar.co.uk/kno ... and-mastic
by thatsnotafestool
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Re: Sunburst Dining Table
Replies: 4
Views: 575

Re: Re: Sunburst Dining Table

There's a great WIP here, Mark, if you're interested. http://thewoodhaven2.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=3659

You're absolutely right...it's a beautiful piece
by thatsnotafestool
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sapele pricing
Replies: 6
Views: 1113

Re: Sapele pricing

Last time I bought from Lathams in Gateshead I paid 1050 plus vat per cube a few months ago. That was prob for buying 500 quid worth and I'm not a regular customer. Mike That's interesting. Looking back through my emails Latham's are who a local joinery company recommended for hardwood. I think tha...
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Hammer C3-31 dished fence
Replies: 23
Views: 2034

Re: Hammer C3-31 dished fence

Jonathan wrote:Rodgers
You could fine that the one wheel on the infeed is the problem......its a bit like putting pressure on the in feed whilst planning.



Doh! That makes a lot of sense.
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Hammer C3-31 dished fence
Replies: 23
Views: 2034

Re: Hammer C3-31 dished fence

Thanks for the idea, Jonathan. The feeder has two rollers on the outfeed and one on the infeed. I like the idea of the MDF sled. Will bear it in mind for next time. In the end, I went back to basics and used the planer.
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: driveway gates
Replies: 26
Views: 4358

Re: driveway gates

Nice gates.. lovely job there.

Nice Audi too ! Q3 ?
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Hammer C3-31 dished fence
Replies: 23
Views: 2034

Re: Hammer C3-31 dished fence

Glad to be of help. Its good that we can all learn from each other, its what forums are for Summats gone pear-shaped ! Help !!! Trying to face off using the spindle moulder but the timber isn't really wide enough to clamp to the sliding table. So I tried using the power feeder (pressing downwards) ...
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: driveway gates
Replies: 26
Views: 4358

Re: driveway gates

Just wondering how these have stood the test of time? Did the posts stay upright ?

Fabulous thread and job, by the way.
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Pull saw recommendations?
Replies: 3
Views: 535

Re: Pull saw recommendations?

Personally I find the spined ones easier to control.
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: A simple oak book case
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: A simple oak book case

It's called irony.

£545
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: A simple oak book case
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: A simple oak book case

I prefer a simpler style :D

art deco wardrobe.png


Seriously, I like it. Trying to convince SWMBO that we need it.

Anyone care to guess how much ?
by thatsnotafestool
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Recommendation for sealing Medite Exterior
Replies: 1
Views: 575

Recommendation for sealing Medite Exterior

Hi chaps...any recommendations ? Acrylic or something with loads of VOC's in ? I was planning to lip the edges as belt and braces first or is that a waste of time. It's for a sign that will be outside. It's to tell straying walkers to sod off. Personally I'd prefer three signs ... First one "No...
by thatsnotafestool
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Boat windscreen
Replies: 4
Views: 341

Re: Boat windscreen

Oh very nice, mate ...I'm assuming that not too many beers were consumed on the river whilst templating ? :lol:

What glue did you use ?
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sapele pricing
Replies: 6
Views: 1113

Sapele pricing

Curious to know how pricing varies across the country.

Up here 3 piece off 5" x 2" x 4.5m cost me £107 + VAT. Works out at about £1250 per cu m
by thatsnotafestool
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: FOX F50-800-110 Wet & Dry Vacuum
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Re: FOX F50-800-110 Wet & Dry Vacuum

Mark You could save your pennies and buy one of these £43.99 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SwitZer-Wet-and-Dry-Industrial-Vacuum-Cleaner-20-80L-1-2-3KW-Hoover-Steel-Tank/113355635951?hash=item1a6485bcef:m:mngu-oPZrvs6kBP_ukSnMKQ I've got one that I use with my Kapex. Does what it says on the tin. Also ...
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Felder & Other Machinery on eBay
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Re: Felder & Other Machinery on eBay

Yup, you're doing well to avoid. I'd do cash on collection if the boot of my car was big enough :D
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Band saw Mods
Replies: 5
Views: 404

Re: Band saw Mods

You might also like to check out some of the DVDs here

http://www.workshopessentials.com/shop/ ... ry&path=35
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Roofing question
Replies: 15
Views: 1474

Re: Roofing question

That's a cracking link, Mark. But I'm curious...are you up in Cumbria then ?
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Festool Domino warning - graphic content
Replies: 11
Views: 1173

Re: Festool Domino warning - graphic content

Now don't laugh but .... I also had a bit of an accident a month or so back. The main on/off buttons for the Hammer are in the middle of the machine which entails walking behind the table saw to turn it off. There is an emergency switch on the table saw side but it's one of those that latches and y...
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Festool Domino warning - graphic content
Replies: 11
Views: 1173

Re: Festool Domino warning - graphic content

Now don't laugh but .... I also had a bit of an accident a month or so back. The main on/off buttons for the Hammer are in the middle of the machine which entails walking behind the table saw to turn it off. There is an emergency switch on the table saw side but it's one of those that latches and yo...
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Roofing question
Replies: 15
Views: 1474

Re: Roofing question

Meccarroll wrote:
thatsnotafestool wrote:Why not pop over to TWH2 as we do have an expert onboard ! No, not me, silly.


That's very nice of you Roger!

LoL



Sorry, Mark...I meant 'in addition to the ones we have here'.... :oops: LOL !
by thatsnotafestool
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Festool Domino warning - graphic content
Replies: 11
Views: 1173

Re: Festool Domino warning - graphic content

Ouch, Steve. Hope you make a speedy recovery, mate.
by thatsnotafestool
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Roofing question
Replies: 15
Views: 1474

Re: Roofing question

Why not pop over to TWH2 as we do have an expert onboard ! No, not me, silly.
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Stair Design Software
Replies: 3
Views: 1141

Re: Stair Design Software

Any good as a starting point, Mark ?

staircase designer.png
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sash construction - Double glazing
Replies: 16
Views: 1375

Re: Sash construction - Double glazing

.... One more thing about the pics above. I kept the mullions either side of the middle sash wide so that they can be sash boxes for the weights. Running the cords over the head to the outer sides means a thinner mullion, but I wasn't sure that looked right? I think a thinner mullion is better as i...
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sash construction - joints
Replies: 8
Views: 802

Re: Sash construction - joints

The reason for the dovetail is to maintain the integrity of the joint in case of glue failure ie if the glue fails, the meeting rail isn;t going to pull out when you shut the window. With modern glues I think that is less of a problem. I like thin meeting rails for the reason that Leveller says. The...
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Replacement Sash and Case Windows
Replies: 62
Views: 4845

Re: Replacement Sash and Case Windows

Thanks, Mark...yup, all my own work :)
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: If you had to choose a combi machine?
Replies: 6
Views: 697

Re: If you had to choose a combi machine?

Was that Russell ?
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Replacement Sash and Case Windows
Replies: 62
Views: 4845

Re: Replacement Sash and Case Windows

If it's a refurb then as long as it's no worse than before ...ie replacing double glazing with single glazing ....then I thought BC were out of the frame ? No, you still have to comply but may be able to obtain some form of relaxation from the guidance to the regulation from building control. Inter...
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: If you had to choose a combi machine?
Replies: 6
Views: 697

Re: If you had to choose a combi machine?

If you had to choose a combination machine, Hammer C3 31 or a Minimax C30 Genius? From what I've read, Minimax is better? But not 100% sure why... Just looked at the photos of the Minimax. There is NO comparison. In term of build quality, ruggedness etc the Hammer wins hands down although like all ...
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Replacement Sash and Case Windows
Replies: 62
Views: 4845

Re: Replacement Sash and Case Windows

If it's a refurb then as long as it's no worse than before ...ie replacing double glazing with single glazing ....then I thought BC were out of the frame ?
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Spot the oversight !
Replies: 10
Views: 1171

Re: Spot the oversight !

promhandicam wrote:One of my timber suppliers moulds grooves on the back face of wide mouldings presumably to help prevent cupping - just a thought


Steve...many thanks for the suggestion. Second batch duly stress relieved and no cupping. You're acknowledged over on TWH2 !
by thatsnotafestool
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Replacement Sash and Case Windows
Replies: 62
Views: 4845

Re: Replacement Sash and Case Windows

thatsnotafestool wrote:Where are you based, Rich?


Ah, my bad, Dorset. You're out of luck as those machines are near Edinburgh !

Ellis is another 'Go-to' book IMO.

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