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by thatsnotafestool
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Hammer C3-31 dished fence
Replies: 14
Views: 194

Re: Hammer C3-31 dished fence

Oh yes !! I see where you're coming from...Brilliant idea, thanks.

Need a clapping hand emoticon !
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Gothic arch glazing bars
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Gothic arch glazing bars

Very nice work,Leveller, but looking at the photoin the OP, I could be wrong but they look about half the width of yours. Would the same approach still work with something as thin?
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Looking for Hardwood shop.
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: Looking for Hardwood shop.

British Hardwoods do 'hobby' packs that might meet your needs ...
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Hammer C3-31 dished fence
Replies: 14
Views: 194

Re: Hammer C3-31 dished fence

Thanks for the link to that thread which I missed first time round. I'm going to look forward to reading that. It's a good tip but had you thought of a power feeder on your planer ? This is mine with a 4.4m length of timber being prepped for skirting. (bottom LH corner) https://farm5.staticflickr.co...
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Gothic arch glazing bars
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Gothic arch glazing bars

I can't put my hands on my copy but George Ellis in his excellent book often has details such as this. Do you have a copy ?
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Hammer C3-31 dished fence
Replies: 14
Views: 194

Re: Hammer C3-31 dished fence

Yup..I've also got the Silent Cutter on my Hammer and that IS a nice feature - as are the digital scales/controls. There is a safety interlock I'd have to work round if I didn't use their chute.

I do have a feeling that the Felder I've been looking at is yet another scam.
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Hammer C3-31 dished fence
Replies: 14
Views: 194

Re: Hammer C3-31 dished fence

I agree, Keith, and which is why I'm looking at a dedicated secondhand machine....3 phase I still use my Delta thicknesser that I've had for years especially for very thin stock. But it is pretty knackered now..the rise and fall graunches badly plus it's a bloody noisy screamer. You can't beat an in...
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Hammer C3-31 dished fence
Replies: 14
Views: 194

Re: Hammer C3-31 dished fence

TBH I can't see ANY advantage of a machine with flip-up tables.
by thatsnotafestool
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Hammer C3-31 dished fence
Replies: 14
Views: 194

Re: Hammer C3-31 dished fence

Life is too short, It's about time you dumped that Roger! Go out and buy some nice three phase machines and start enjoying your woodwork again. Good time to buy in winter :-) I am so.o.o tempted. I'm so hacked off with those bloody flip-up tables to convert to thicknessing mode. Take off the fence....
by thatsnotafestool
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Hammer C3-31 dished fence
Replies: 14
Views: 194

Hammer C3-31 dished fence

"And which part of Sir's fence would Sir like to be 90 degrees to the planer table ?" AKA why the Hammer fence is dire. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4875/32405077778_a9c2ea092e_b.jpg What else is bad about it ? When you tighten up the locking knob when using it on the table saw, it shift...
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Spray finish MDF SE London
Replies: 17
Views: 436

Re: Spray finish MDF SE London

I've got an almost brand new Wagner airless sprayer for sale if that will do the Helmi.
by thatsnotafestool
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Combination machine, expensive combination machine or separates....
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Combination machine, expensive combination machine or separates....

Having gone back into the workshop after an enforced break, while I was busy on other projects, and using the combination machine in anger for the first time in months, I'd forgotten what a ballache it is to use and am now seriously thinking about ditching it and getting some nice old cast iron sepa...
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Combination machine, expensive combination machine or separates....
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Combination machine, expensive combination machine or separates....

Welcome to the forum, Bloomoo. Most of the guys here will tell you separates. It depends on how much space you have. Separates win hands down IMO if you have the space. I had a decent workshop with some lovely cast iron separates. Then I had to move and discovered where I moved to that the mains sup...
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: EARLEX SPARES
Replies: 8
Views: 877

Re: EARLEX SPARES

No it isn't. If you are just going to use it for a couple of projects then the concept of buying a more expensive machine makes no sense.

Think we will have to differ on this. Just wait until you are retired and on a fixed income !!!
by thatsnotafestool
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: EARLEX SPARES
Replies: 8
Views: 877

Re: EARLEX SPARES

It’s a low end machine. Some of the cheaper ones aren’t serviceable. Personally just buy a new gun. I use a HVLP system. And the guns are just under £200 each. To many of us £200 is a lot of money. It is indeed. But it means I can get spares easy enough. So less downtime. So you earn more money. An...
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Replacement Sash and Case Windows
Replies: 21
Views: 972

Re: Replacement Sash and Case Windows

Cracking prices TNAF.......... 6 boxframes for £5k+vat is ridiculously cheap. Were they made by a large company and did they match the mouldings etc ?. The reason I ask is if a company basically does 3 or 4 different options and makes them in large volumes I can see they would be cheaper but still,...
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Replacement Sash and Case Windows
Replies: 21
Views: 972

Re: Replacement Sash and Case Windows

For information, I paid ...: 2 off 2200mm x 1125mm 6 x 6 4 off 2200mm x 710mm 4 x 4 £6k inc VAT 5 off 1600mm x 1000mm 6 x 6 £5k inc VAT Proper box sash with lead weights. Hardwood throughout. Single glazed. Sprayed to include the finish coat. Fitting by me. Which looks to be about half what you woul...
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Replacement Sash and Case Windows
Replies: 21
Views: 972

Re: Replacement Sash and Case Windows

Where are you based, Iain ? That price sounds toppy to me but then I'm way, way up North
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Replacement Sash and Case Windows
Replies: 21
Views: 972

Re: Replacement Sash and Case Windows

Are you planning on making these yourself ?
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: EARLEX SPARES
Replies: 8
Views: 877

Re: EARLEX SPARES

hercule wrote:It’s a low end machine. Some of the cheaper ones aren’t serviceable. Personally just buy a new gun. I use a HVLP system. And the guns are just under £200 each.



To many of us £200 is a lot of money.
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: internal oak door linings
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Re: internal oak door linings

You might also want to get some plastic spacers to insert between lining and studding as often the latter is (a) not straight (b) not vertical and (c) not parallel to each side And don't whatever you do be tempted to get No-nonsense Lightweight Filler from Screwfix as it's about the worst filler kno...
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Thickness of door panel
Replies: 6
Views: 769

Re: Thickness of door panel

Thanks, guys...really appreciate the input.

The 44mm is what the original doors were.

I'm still wondering about what type of panel to use if I'm using unsorted 'twisty ;)' redwood. Veneered ply or MRMDF. Going the MR route is a no-brainer if you guys recommend it.
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Thickness of door panel
Replies: 6
Views: 769

Re: Thickness of door panel

I'm with Steve and never use anything other than moisture resistant MDF for internal work. With regards to panel thickness it really depends on what Ovolo you are using and if you are moulding one or both sides of the door. If moulding one side only then I would say 12mm too.. Incidentally I person...
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Thickness of door panel
Replies: 6
Views: 769

Re: Thickness of door panel

That's a very good point,Steve. Unsorted redwood. So veneered board probably best in that case, do you think ? Mind you, unsorted does plane up nice !
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Thickness of door panel
Replies: 6
Views: 769

Thickness of door panel

Hi guys I've got 12 of these to make for inside our house. Height approx 2m and width approx 880mm. Door 44mm thick. I'll be going with custom ovolo cutters so I can do them the stiles and rails in one pass (plus one more pass for the groove for the panel). I can't decide between 9mm or 12mm MDF. I'...
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Looking for a 'proper' ovolo spindle moulder profile
Replies: 4
Views: 368

Re: Looking for a 'proper' ovolo spindle moulder profile

Thanks for the suggestion. Do you have a URL you can give me as I can't find them on their website.

EDIT:Found 'em, thanks.

Is there a matching scribe ?
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Looking for a 'proper' ovolo spindle moulder profile
Replies: 4
Views: 368

Looking for a 'proper' ovolo spindle moulder profile

and I don't mean a roundover bead !

Why do companies such as Whitehill claim that their cutters are ovolo's and then give you a choice of radii ? :x You don;t have a radius with a proper ovolo !

Drawing a blank so far.
by thatsnotafestool
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Broken chair
Replies: 6
Views: 540

Re: Broken chair

But wouldn't it depend on where the cracks are ? If in new wood then I can see Cascamite working a treat but if it's a glued joint come apart then not sure Cascamite will stick on a sealed surface. If that is the case, epoxy ?

Welcome to the forum, Jack.
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Prepping 'heavy' boards - best practice?
Replies: 5
Views: 874

Re: Prepping 'heavy' boards - best practice?

That's a good point...worth remembering.
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Prepping 'heavy' boards - best practice?
Replies: 5
Views: 874

Re: Prepping 'heavy' boards - best practice?

Thanks, Steve. That's what I've been doing but recently decided with the power feeder to try facing the whole board width in one pass to save time and it worked a treat.
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Supplier On Off Switch Wadkin AGS
Replies: 1
Views: 350

Re: Supplier On Off Switch Wadkin AGS

You might also like to post over on thewoodhaven2.co.uk as there is one guy who is a bit of an expert on refurbishing old Wadkins
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Advice for mahogany table damage
Replies: 6
Views: 607

Re: Advice for mahogany table damage

But if you want to have a go, you need a decent random orbital sander (ROS) to remove everything from all of the top of the table. Then start finishing it again. There are plenty of proprietary finishes which will give you a decent result albeit not like French polish.
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Why do we make through tenons these days ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1551

Re: Why do we make through tenons these days ?

I made some internal Georgian window shutters recently. I was in a bit of a rush so was going to make them like a kitchen door with a scribe and mould profile....you know the ones...no tenon,.. just relies on the glue on scribe / mould and rebate. However as they were only 17mm thick I thought I wo...
by thatsnotafestool
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Raised fielded panels in ??
Replies: 3
Views: 471

Re: Raised fielded panels in ??

Thanks guys.

Thinking about it a bit more, the panel sizes are small enough to go solid.
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Raised fielded panels in ??
Replies: 3
Views: 471

Raised fielded panels in ??

Wondering what people's thoughts were about making small fielded panels (with a small quirk) out of MR-MDF. Can one get a reasonable painted finish or does it get all furry ? If it influences viewpoints, the finished pane size will be 660mm wide x 100mm tall..but those dimensions are not cast in sto...
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Kapex KS60 unreliable depth stop
Replies: 2
Views: 440

Re: Kapex KS60 unreliable depth stop

David

You'll find a mini-review by 9fingers here

http://thewoodhaven2.co.uk/viewtopic.ph ... pex#p51924
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Power feeder
Replies: 11
Views: 888

Re: Power feeder

Many thanks, Jonathan, for the extra info. I'll give it a try the next time I eat some Weetabix ! I'd forgotten just how much I loathe Yahoo. Can't view the site as not a member and bloody Yahoo insists I create a profile but clicking on their link just takes you to ones account details and no hint ...
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Power feeder
Replies: 11
Views: 888

Re: Power feeder

Hi...my comment was tongue-in-cheek and hoping you'd put one up ! When you say perpendicular, do you mean vertical ? 'cos the Steff can't do that. In fact compared to my last power feeder, it's range of adjustments is pretty crap TBH. Brian mentioned that gas strut but damed if I can find it on that...
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Power feeder
Replies: 11
Views: 888

Re: Power feeder

Rodger To swing the feeder on the tilt away bracket with ease.... set the feeder up perpendicular to the planner table's, horizontal arm would need to be fully extended to miss the planner, pull the slider out of the way, should now swing over with ease....naturally the lower you can get the feeder...

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