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by thatsnotafestool
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Just starting out and need table saw advice
Replies: 6
Views: 814

Re: Just starting out and need table saw advice

Hi Pinelope

Whereabouts in Cumbria are you ? I'm on the border with Northumberland.

Roger
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Hammer C3-31 problem
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Re: Hammer C3-31 problem

Sorted. Well, faulty component identified...the electronic brake module. Felder want £420 + VAT + delivery aus Osterreich so I don't think so. It works perfectly well without it. Just have to remember to wait.

I have a call out to the module manufacturer..they list it for 50 Euro.
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Hammer C3-31 problem
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Hammer C3-31 problem

I thicknessed one piece of wood this morning. Turned it off. Noticed that there still remained a buzzing sound coming from the P/T. Didn't think any more of it. Changed tables out of thicknesser mode, fitted the rip fence etc ...changed the selector switch to table saw but it wouldn't fire up. Check...
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Using shellac varnish on oiled wood
Replies: 7
Views: 670

Re: Using shellac varnish on oiled wood

Why would you ever want to put shellac over linseed oil ? However, if you do want to carry on using linseed oil in future then just load your brush once and use it to cover the whole thing. Linseed oil HAS to be put on thinly. And even that is too thick. You also probably didn't let it dry enough be...
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Eurocyliner lock
Replies: 12
Views: 553

Re: Eurocyliner lock

Rogerdodge wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 8:32 pm
As a keen student of locks, I would add that some Euro cylinder locks with thumb turns are susceptible to being bypassed with a wire, and consequently do not offer very much security.
That's why you need one circuit in your mains consumer unit not being fed from an RCD :twisted:
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Ok how many of you guys would..............
Replies: 17
Views: 569

Re: Ok how many of you guys would..............

Really interesting post, thanks, Leveller...I learned an awful lot and am now looking at my joints with a different perspective !
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Ok how many of you guys would..............
Replies: 17
Views: 569

Re: Ok how many of you guys would..............

Doesn't the standard M&T allow more water in ? That mortice...cut all the way through to the 'open' end of the stile. Now a Domino on the other hand...nice and cosy inside its own little pocket. On the subject...why does a haunched M&T resist twist and an ordinary one doesn't ? Allegedly. 1. If you...
by thatsnotafestool
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Ok how many of you guys would..............
Replies: 17
Views: 569

Re: Ok how many of you guys would..............

Doesn't the standard M&T allow more water in ? That mortice...cut all the way through to the 'open' end of the stile. Now a Domino on the other hand...nice and cosy inside its own little pocket.

On the subject...why does a haunched M&T resist twist and an ordinary one doesn't ? Allegedly.
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Planer thicknesser quandry.
Replies: 26
Views: 853

Re: Planer thicknesser quandry.

If the beds on whichever one you go for are too short then it's an easy job to add extensions. Especially if you have holes already in the end of the outfeed table https://live.staticflickr.com/840/28320224497_aaa3c6d6b2_b.jpg This just clips over the top https://live.staticflickr.com/842/4228520339...
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Planer thicknesser quandry.
Replies: 26
Views: 853

Re: Planer thicknesser quandry.

Ollie, although they are separate, the two tables do move up together as they are linked. You use two hands on the lifting levers.. If you do go down the Hammer route, make sure you get the digital dial for the thicknesser. Re not gripping wood...OK as long as I remember to spray with Woodslide both...
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Planer thicknesser quandry.
Replies: 26
Views: 853

Re: Planer thicknesser quandry.

.....they are miles better than any of the current Axminster, startrite, Sedgwick etc trade offerings. .... Are you sure ? :o All the Sedgwicks I've seen have a fixed set of tables. I do like the build quality of sedgwick machines Roger and you are right they do have fixed surface tables, that's no...
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Planer thicknesser quandry.
Replies: 26
Views: 853

Re: Planer thicknesser quandry.

woodsmith wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:31 am
If you have the space I'd look at getting a relatively cheap thicknesser. I had a Dewalt for years and it worked for 95% of the thicknessing I need to do and saves so much time swapping modes.
But it's bloody noisy !
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Planer thicknesser quandry.
Replies: 26
Views: 853

Re: Planer thicknesser quandry.

..... What makes you miss the Sedgwick, where does the hammer let you down ? ..... Ollie The fence. I know that the Hammer you're looking at has the fence fitted in the middle (the right place IMO...not at the end ..as on my Hammer combi that let's it flop around at the remote unfixed end...y'know,...
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Planer thicknesser quandry.
Replies: 26
Views: 853

Re: Planer thicknesser quandry.

Meccarroll wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:41 am
.....they are miles better than any of the current Axminster, startrite, Sedgwick etc trade offerings. ....

Are you sure ? :o All the Sedgwicks I've seen have a fixed set of tables.
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Planer thicknesser quandry.
Replies: 26
Views: 853

Re: Planer thicknesser quandry.

Sedgwick. Every time. I had one. Then I had to sell it. I bought a Hammer. I rue the day. Not that it's that bad...in fact, out of your list, Hammer is streets ahead.
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: 4mm Plywood
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: 4mm Plywood

Maybe you need to understand the difference between Lento and Allegro. Either that or you don't understand how forums work. You log on in the wee hours and get asked to be verified or similar. It's how forums work. Otherwise we'd be inundated with spamming robots. So you throw a hissy fit rather tha...
by thatsnotafestool
Sun May 24, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Does anyone recognise this unit ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1130

Re: Does anyone recognise this unit ?

bathroom wall unit.png TIA Yes it's a wall unit LoL! You must have been a consultant in an earlier life, Mark ! A shepherd was herding his flock in a remote pasture when suddenly a brand-new BMW advanced out of the dust cloud towards him. The driver, a young man in a Broni suit, Gucci shoes, Ray Ba...
by thatsnotafestool
Sat May 23, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Eurocyliner lock
Replies: 12
Views: 553

Re: Eurocyliner lock

ironmongerydirect.co.uk ?
by thatsnotafestool
Sun May 17, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: New to woodworking, tips for outdoor project
Replies: 11
Views: 656

Re: New to woodworking, tips for outdoor project

Try British Hardwoods. They will supply you with planed softwood to your spec.
by thatsnotafestool
Tue May 05, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Small spindle moulder
Replies: 11
Views: 745

Re: Small spindle moulder

jfc wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 8:44 pm
.... Worth while if you plan to use it alot ( i have four ) :lol: ....
One day, you'll find one that works :lol: :lol: :lol:
by thatsnotafestool
Mon May 04, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Small spindle moulder
Replies: 11
Views: 745

Re: Small spindle moulder

As you've got all that lovely old cast-iron machinery, have you considered getting a rotary converter to provide you with 3-phase ? Plenty of companies can move the stuff for you.
by thatsnotafestool
Mon May 04, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Small spindle moulder
Replies: 11
Views: 745

Re: Small spindle moulder

If you're asking that question then if you do go down the spindle moulder route, I urge you in the strongest possible way to go on a course on how to use a moulder safely. Remember the adage

A router will remove a finger. A spindle moulder - a hand.
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Seeking a THIN Mirka interface pad
Replies: 3
Views: 526

Seeking a THIN Mirka interface pad

I have been using a thin interface pad (a few mm thick) on my Mirka Ceros and it's worked a dream. It was getting a bit tatty and losing it's grip (bit like me :lol: ) and so I ordered a couple of replacements. They are about three/four times the thickness of my old thin pad. Like all interface pads...
by thatsnotafestool
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Does anyone recognise this unit ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1130

Re: Does anyone recognise this unit ?

SWMBO liked it I'd like to make it but she has other plans for my time.....No..no that.
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Does anyone recognise this unit ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1130

Does anyone recognise this unit ?

bathroom wall unit.png
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TIA
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Recent Staircase
Replies: 11
Views: 1957

Re: Recent Staircase

Thanks for the photos but I'm after something as sinuous as your other one.
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Recent Staircase
Replies: 11
Views: 1957

Re: Recent Staircase

That's fantastic. How did you make the balustrades ?

SWMBO wants me to replace the newels and balustrades with something similar. Where are you based...as I think I'm chickening out seeing the quality of your work.
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by thatsnotafestool
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Mitre saw blade
Replies: 8
Views: 1028

Re: Mitre saw blade

Yes it does. It will 'chatter' most likely.
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Looking for suitable tool
Replies: 8
Views: 1115

Re: Looking for suitable tool

On that scale I'd have thought a bow saw or chainsaw more suitable.

Or am I confusing Uncle Tom's Cabin ?
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Tool advice.
Replies: 30
Views: 2302

Re: Tool advice.

Cutting access holes in floors I use this
routabout.png
And for running down the joints in straight runs, there's a tiny plunging circular saw with a 3" blade that's ideal for the job and very cheap. Can't recall the maker - sorry.
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Gothic arch architrave
Replies: 31
Views: 2373

Re: Gothic arch architrave

Such a neat, controlled and moreover safe way of doing it. Thx for posting, Mark
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Tool advice.
Replies: 30
Views: 2302

Re: Tool advice.

One other thought. When choosing your SCMS look out for one with, what I call a trenching facility. Let's you cut only part way down into the wood and no further. Great for making half-lap joints and similar.
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Tool advice.
Replies: 30
Views: 2302

Re: Tool advice.

For what it's worth, I do very little with hand tools and that bench you see in the background is rarely used. Not being in the best place doesn't help! I use this assembly bench nearly all the time. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49380391786_be61d96004_c.jpg Here's my 'must-have' list Table sa...
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Tool advice.
Replies: 30
Views: 2302

Re: Tool advice.

You don't need permanent supports. Personally I hate using those roller supports. They flop all over the place and simply don't give the support you need. For my current workshop I made two removeable extensions for the planer/thicknesser. https://live.staticflickr.com/841/28372526057_cc179d27ca_c.j...
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Tool advice.
Replies: 30
Views: 2302

Re: Tool advice.

I use my Evolution Rage for cutting up pallets for firewood. I wouldn't dream of using it even make a birdbox.

One suggestion for you is to pop over the ukworkshop.co.uk and use their search facility as these question has come up many times in the past. It's as good a place to start your research.
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Workbench finish advice
Replies: 2
Views: 751

Re: Workbench finish advice

That's a bloody good idea, Keith. I've got enough left over from the Steppes project and my assembly table needs recovering. Give me scope to lay the inserted router table better as well. Win-win.
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Tool advice.
Replies: 30
Views: 2302

Re: Tool advice.

I think you'll struggle with that budget to buy all the things you're suggesting.
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Gothic arch architrave
Replies: 31
Views: 2373

Re: Gothic arch architrave

Hi Jas

I'd give it a go. It would good to see someone else also cocking up curved work :lol: