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by thatsnotafestool
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Making tongued and grooved joints
Replies: 23
Views: 1208

Re: Making tongued and grooved joints

Could have been one from the Cheap Chinese Crap Company. DAMHIKT.
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Making tongued and grooved joints
Replies: 23
Views: 1208

Re: Making tongued and grooved joints

Double check because some cutters are 6mm.
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Concrete floor around a wall saw
Replies: 10
Views: 265

Re: Concrete floor around a wall saw

Jas is full of hot air :lol:
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Set of circular segmental steps
Replies: 31
Views: 1535

Re: Set of circular segmental steps

LOL...my thoughts exactly :lol:
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Set of circular segmental steps
Replies: 31
Views: 1535

Re: Set of circular segmental steps

The good news or the bad news ? Trimmed the riser and offered up the nosing/transition strip combi. Looks good, eh ? https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49394004026_f575422cc6_c.jpg Um no. A very, bloody, Godawful, sit-in-a-corner hugging myself and sobbing quietly NO. I forgot to factor in the thic...
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Set of circular segmental steps
Replies: 31
Views: 1535

Re: Set of circular segmental steps

Hey Roger...thanks for that. Good to hear from you. :)
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Blanchon Original Wood Environment
Replies: 0
Views: 111

Blanchon Original Wood Environment

I'm a bit surprised this doesn't get more mentions because it really does what it says on the tin. Very easy to apply. No odour. An oiled wood floor in 4 hours. Hard wearing as well. It's green, as well, meeting the European Ecolabel. Tools can be cleaned with water. The only 'downside' - if you can...
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Set of circular segmental steps
Replies: 31
Views: 1535

Re: Set of circular segmental steps

If you recall, one issue bothering me was how to secure the riser to the subframe since it couldn't be fixed prior to veneering. Idea 1 was to glue blocks to the inside face and then screw them down to the bottom subframe panel....like so.. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49328785727_c9fbc6846f_...
by thatsnotafestool
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Set of circular segmental steps
Replies: 31
Views: 1535

Re: Set of circular segmental steps

woodsmith wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:45 am
You said you liked a challenge, but did you expect it to be this challenging :D
In a word.......No !!
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Set of circular segmental steps
Replies: 31
Views: 1535

Re: Set of circular segmental steps

So here we have the larger nosing and transition piece (for the bottom step). After my little (ahem) mishap, managed to finesse routing the nosing back to the template plus rounding the corners over with a different cutter. The outside radii in the troublesome area were finished off on the linisher....
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Set of circular segmental steps
Replies: 31
Views: 1535

Re: Set of circular segmental steps

Thursday I was planning to work on the riser readying it for finishing but discovered that the veneer had lifted up slightly and buckled right at the far end and so that needed fixing but no further work due to glue setting. This is the main niggle of this project...too many dependencies, waiting fo...
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Making tongued and grooved joints
Replies: 23
Views: 1208

Re: Making tongued and grooved joints

Well done. That small router table was my first one. Does the business. I double-checked my hand trimmer, and you're right ..it does plunge. Sort of. My bad. My gripe about it is that usually when you plunge you need both hands to keep the router where you want it. The knurled knob that this electri...
by thatsnotafestool
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Set of circular segmental steps
Replies: 31
Views: 1535

Re: Set of circular segmental steps

Looking good :)

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by thatsnotafestool
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Set of circular segmental steps
Replies: 31
Views: 1535

Re: Set of circular segmental steps

Interesting project with some good challenging problems to overcome. If the 6mm MDF piece doesn't want to stay bent or stay where you want it to go have a look at laminating a pair of 4mm strips together instead. Also could you affix some curved doublers to your top and bottom boards to give you so...
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Set of circular segmental steps
Replies: 31
Views: 1535

Re: Set of circular segmental steps

I’ve had two suggestions for ‘easing’ the curve on the 6mm MDF risers : cutting a load of kerfs (RogerM TWH2) and using a hot air gun (ProfChris UKW). Since it’s over 2m long, the thought of cutting all those kerfs didn’t appeal and so I gave the hot air gun a go and it worked a treat. You have to b...
by thatsnotafestool
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Set of circular segmental steps
Replies: 31
Views: 1535

Re: Set of circular segmental steps

'Compulsory' holiday got in the way of much progress :evil: But tolerably pleased with the veneer after the earlier panic. Obviously still some finessing to do. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49304818386_e5a7dd7993_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49304815641_ff14a8dc50_c.jpg Attention...
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Making tongued and grooved joints
Replies: 23
Views: 1208

Re: Making tongued and grooved joints

I've got one of those and think it's horrible to use. It doesn't plunge.
by thatsnotafestool
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Set of circular segmental steps
Replies: 31
Views: 1535

Re: Set of circular segmental steps

And slightly out of sequence ... This project is definitely something you wouldn't want to tackle as a paid job. Way too many if's and but's and 'How the hell am I going to do this?'. A lot of interdependencies affecting the sequence and timing of the work. First off is getting the sub-frame sorted....
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Set of circular segmental steps
Replies: 31
Views: 1535

Re: Set of circular segmental steps

Managed to get out into the workshop today to veneer the arc for the bottom step in the vacuum press. Not used it since we moved three years ago. Ran it up and it seemed to suck OK. Veneer pieces all cut. A nice bit of veneer for the top and some constructional veneer for underneath to bring the ove...
by thatsnotafestool
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A 'woodie' Christmas puzzle
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: A 'woodie' Christmas puzzle

AAAARGH......it was meant to be a puzzle for fun !!! That's why I asked for replies in a PM !!! Oh dear, I've made a blunder there then Roger :oops: I can only say I'm really really sorry mate! Can you think of another one :roll: and I'll promise to keep my big gob shut! :cry: Merry Christmas LOL.....
by thatsnotafestool
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A 'woodie' Christmas puzzle
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: A 'woodie' Christmas puzzle

AAAARGH......it was meant to be a puzzle for fun !!!

That's why I asked for replies in a PM !!!
by thatsnotafestool
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Set of circular segmental steps
Replies: 31
Views: 1535

Re: Set of circular segmental steps

I like a challenge !
by thatsnotafestool
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A 'woodie' Christmas puzzle
Replies: 4
Views: 283

A 'woodie' Christmas puzzle

Imagine you want to have a top made from two types of wood (say, ash and oak). The ash is a semi-circle and the oak will go round that semi-circle as a border. You don't have any pieces of wood large enough to make each part out of one piece and so decide you need to make some templates from ply and...
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Set of circular segmental steps
Replies: 31
Views: 1535

Re: Set of circular segmental steps

Not quite. This is what I am making.
keith's moulding  2.jpg
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Set of circular segmental steps
Replies: 31
Views: 1535

Re: Set of circular segmental steps

Do you mean like one of these ? Or neither ? I see difficulties with both (A) and (B)
keith's moulding.jpg
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Set of circular segmental steps
Replies: 31
Views: 1535

Re: Set of circular segmental steps

I've never had much success with laminations in the past. Are talking about orienting the laminates vertical or horizontal ? Whichever way, I do still foresee a difficulty in moulding the bullnose in one coherent sweep and certainly when one gets closer to the walls on either side, there won't be ro...
by thatsnotafestool
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Set of circular segmental steps
Replies: 31
Views: 1535

Re: Set of circular segmental steps

No worries at all, Mark. I appreciate your input. You're probably right TBH. The first curves I made I did exactly as you...just that I kept taking small cuts at a time. I did go all the way through the first few but it took a while. Probably six of one and half a dozen of the other TBH by the time ...
by thatsnotafestool
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Set of circular segmental steps
Replies: 31
Views: 1535

Re: Set of circular segmental steps

Cut partially through the ply with the router on the long trammel.

Rough cut the remainder with a jigsaw taking care to leave a mm or so oversize

Run it through a bearing guided trimmer on the router table using the router cut edge as the reference.
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Set of circular segmental steps
Replies: 31
Views: 1535

Re: Set of circular segmental steps

But...we have a plan. This is the final design. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49208670348_1faf1ea883_z.jpg The nosing (or edge moulding) …the one thing that was causing me grief …has been resolved by making it from coopered segments. It will be 40mm deep (ignore that extra line on the image th...
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Set of circular segmental steps
Replies: 31
Views: 1535

Set of circular segmental steps

To go in here ...(original thoughts but read on for the current plan!) I'm making up this pair of steps to manage the transition in level between two floor levels thus. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49188226178_baec617f1d_b.jpg Please note...that ghastly colour of the floorboards is not like t...
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: That didn'tgo according to plan
Replies: 9
Views: 2244

Re: That didn'tgo according to plan

Roger do you know if this finish is for new wood only or if it would go on flooring that's been Osmo'd years ago. Love the idea of odour free and quick drying. Sorry, Keith, but you're out of luck. Bare wood only. Thanks, that's a pity as I've developed an allergy to Osmo and can't use it or any of...
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: CNC Building for woodwork
Replies: 39
Views: 1776

Re: CNC Building for woodwork

mark270981 wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:44 am
We could draw and spin the components off for that in no time.

If you want in the new year I will do it for you FOC if you buy the materials - I’ll do it whilst you wait.
That's very kind of you, Mark. However, my 7 hour round trip is a bit of a non-starter :lol:
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: That didn'tgo according to plan
Replies: 9
Views: 2244

Re: That didn'tgo according to plan

woodsmith wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:18 am
Roger do you know if this finish is for new wood only or if it would go on flooring that's been Osmo'd years ago. Love the idea of odour free and quick drying.
Sorry, Keith, but you're out of luck. Bare wood only.
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: CNC Building for woodwork
Replies: 39
Views: 1776

Re: CNC Building for woodwork

It's two steps for our house. If I survive with all fingers intact it will be a miracle.

I'll post up a thread here later. Top step is obviously a smaller one.

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by thatsnotafestool
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: CNC Building for woodwork
Replies: 39
Views: 1776

Re: CNC Building for woodwork

As a CNc veteran I am unsure on the accuracy of home built ones? But I do wish I had done that to start with as I would’ve learned more about the . Instead every call I out I have costs 800 quid - (we don’t have many to be fair) Well worth it in my opinion as your starting point then you won’t get ...
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: That didn'tgo according to plan
Replies: 9
Views: 2244

Re: That didn'tgo according to plan

Thought I'd add a bit on this. After a few floors were laid down, soon became apparent that a lot of their filler was not that secure. So I continued using the Fiddes ... great stuff. I tried adding stain as their MD suggested......note to self...water based stains and alcohol based filler do NOT go...
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: CNC Building for woodwork
Replies: 39
Views: 1776

Re: CNC Building for woodwork

As a CNc veteran I am unsure on the accuracy of home built ones? But I do wish I had done that to start with as I would’ve learned more about the . Instead every call I out I have costs 800 quid - (we don’t have many to be fair) Well worth it in my opinion as your starting point then you won’t get ...
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Which engineered oak floor?
Replies: 17
Views: 3369

Re: Which engineered oak floor?

so they can call it solid wood rather than a veneer , even though the solid bits are loads of crap glued together . The flooring in the link above has a plywood middle layer so not solid wood throughout. Just been laying an Oak floor today (floating floor), the flooring has a solid Oak top layer an...
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Which engineered oak floor?
Replies: 17
Views: 3369

Re: Which engineered oak floor?

jfc wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:09 pm
so they can call it solid wood rather than a veneer , even though the solid bits are loads of crap glued together .
Maybe they're an offshoot of OakFurnitureLand :lol:
by thatsnotafestool
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Which engineered oak floor?
Replies: 17
Views: 3369

Re: Which engineered oak floor?

Welcome to the forum. I think it's nothing more than a gimmick. In everything that I've read, manmade boards are chosen for their stability. So an oak layer over a manmade board is going to be stable. Why go to all the fuss and bother (and probably increased expense) to stick a layer of fingers of o...