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by thatsnotafestool
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Why do we make through tenons these days ?
Replies: 8
Views: 136

Re: Why do we make through tenons these days ?

That's interesting, Keith. I guess the Domino acted as a wedge forcing its way through ?
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: 'Cut & Dried' timber tech book released
Replies: 7
Views: 481

Re: 'Cut & Dried' timber tech book released

LOL.... I did dip in to try and find any information on column loading. But unfortunately that bit is missing ;) Still a great book :D
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Why do we make through tenons these days ?
Replies: 8
Views: 136

Re: Why do we make through tenons these days ?

I know the arguments for and against using Domino's but the question remains....why do we bother to make them all the way through (assuming that they are not wedged) ?
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 'Cut & Dried' timber tech book released
Replies: 7
Views: 481

Re: 'Cut & Dried' timber tech book released

I've only just got my copy but the little I've read to date has me wanting more spare time to read the rest.

Excellent.
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Why do we make through tenons these days ?
Replies: 8
Views: 136

Re: Why do we make through tenons these days ?

But why the need for 4" long domino's ? Surely the weakest point of a domino or tenon is at the shoulder ? Yes, a tiny little bit of tenon or domino - say 10mm - in the mortice isn't going to last long particularly from the point of little glue area but after 30 mm or so surely there is no poin...
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: H&S in commercial Workshops
Replies: 7
Views: 75

Re: H&S in commercial Workshops

Oh excellent, Mark - pure Machiavelli :)
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: H&S in commercial Workshops
Replies: 7
Views: 75

Re: H&S in commercial Workshops

Personally I wouldn't touch it with a bargepole. You can have them sign any sort of agreement but you can bet your bottom dollar that were they to have an accident then they will find some bottom-of-the-pond feeding slimeball lawyer on a No-win-no-fee basis. "OK, Mr Insurance company. I want to...
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Why do we make through tenons these days ?
Replies: 8
Views: 136

Why do we make through tenons these days ?

I can understand the need to maximise the glueing area in the olden days before adhesives got as good as they are now. I can also understand the need if you're going to make them wedged but...do we really need to bother with making them 'through'? Think of the benefit..no end grain sticking out on t...
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: New garage workshop table saw recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 363

Re: New garage workshop table saw recommendations

What they both said ! To explain a bit more, get a sheet of Kingspan or similar and lay it on the floor, lower your 8 x 4 sheet onto that and then use the track saw to make your cuts. Some people will get the pieces roughly to size and then get them cut to the exact size on the table saw but with ca...
by thatsnotafestool
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Ring fence as well as a shaw guard wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Re: Ring fence as well as a shaw guard wanted

John Apologies if I am speaking out of turn but have you recently bought the spindle moulder ? Just that if you have and not used one before then I strongly urge you to go and get some training especially using a ring fence. Remember - a route will remove a finger, a spindle moulder will remove a ha...
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Baltic Birch Supplier in North East
Replies: 4
Views: 963

Re: Baltic Birch Supplier in North East

Is there an MKM Building Supplies near you ? I buy 22m sheets from them at under £30 a sheet + VAT - quality is B/BB and bloody good, too. Or if not, is there an Andersen's nearby? OK...not ply..but if the quality of their ply is anything like the quality of the 2 cu m of unsorted 9 x 2 redwood I ju...
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: dust extraction advice
Replies: 3
Views: 323

Re: dust extraction advice

Flat cap wrote:....
Thank you for your reply Steve, I have to say that I am a little disappointed that my question got 90 views but only one reply, shame.


Perhaps no-one thought that they could offer any advice.
by thatsnotafestool
Mon May 14, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Non-woodworking related DIY
Topic: So where do you store your BBQ gas cylinders?
Replies: 0
Views: 331

So where do you store your BBQ gas cylinders?

Just wondering as I've just come back from an Open Day at DNV-GL where they blow up things. The last and very spectacular demonstration was of an explosion of a relatively small amount of propane gas in a confined space. Just like you might get if you stored your cylinder inside your shed or garage....
by thatsnotafestool
Fri May 11, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: converting 120mm outlet to 100mm
Replies: 6
Views: 495

Re: converting 120mm outlet to 100mm

Thanks for the link, Dave.
by thatsnotafestool
Tue May 08, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: converting 120mm outlet to 100mm
Replies: 6
Views: 495

Re: converting 120mm outlet to 100mm

Andys Woodshed wrote:Email sent


Received thanks and very much appreciated.
by thatsnotafestool
Mon May 07, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: converting 120mm outlet to 100mm
Replies: 6
Views: 495

converting 120mm outlet to 100mm

Just bought a new machine but it has 120mm dust extraction outlets and all my stuff is 100mm. Struggling to find an adapter. Any suggestions ?
by thatsnotafestool
Sat May 05, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Rotary phase converters
Replies: 1
Views: 282

Re: Rotary phase converters

Hi Jon

Can I have first refusal please ?

Ta

Roger
by thatsnotafestool
Sat May 05, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Upgrading my tools
Replies: 2
Views: 377

Re: Upgrading my tools

The Milwaukee 18v stuff is good. The torque on the drill is enough to break your wrist if the bit jams in the wood.

But the drill chuck on the Milwaukee is useless. Been through two of them. It's the hammer action that screws them up and makes them very difficult to undo.
by thatsnotafestool
Sat May 05, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: What saw table?
Replies: 6
Views: 603

Re: What saw table?

Delais For panels, buy yourself a saw and track like the festool TS55 or similar from other makers. Then get a sheet of Kingspan, stick it on the floor and cut your boards on top of that. Focus on using the table saw to do your cross cuts but IMO I use a cross-cut mitre saw for accurate cuts rather ...
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Hammer C3-31 Combi machine.
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Re: Hammer C3-31 Combi machine.

Jason...good luck with your sale. Can I ask you for a little help, though? I'm trying to find out what the height of the table is above the floor. I'm taking delivery of a 3-phase one soon but wanted to make sure that any surrounding benches etc are the same height so I don't get any conflict when r...
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Curved Mouldings
Replies: 10
Views: 546

Re: Curved Mouldings

Until someone more knowledgable than I comes along, have you Googled Youtube for 'ring fence' ? Lots of videos there
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Restoring wood panelling help
Replies: 4
Views: 867

Re: Restoring wood panelling help

I'd be inclined to get most of the surface stuff off using a cabinet scraper first. You need to have all of it looking basically the same colour/shade before rewaxing or finishing otherwise you will see different colours and shades.
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Weather Proofing Timber
Replies: 2
Views: 376

Re: Weather Proofing Timber

TBH I'd at least put a coat of primer on ASAP.

Whereabouts are you located ?
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Bandsaw blade wobble
Replies: 2
Views: 376

Re: Bandsaw blade wobble

You could also check out Steve Maskery's excellent DVD on setting up a bandsaw www.workshopessentials.co.uk
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: window joints - to Domino or not
Replies: 47
Views: 7919

Re: window joints - to Domino or not

Warwick....this thread is 8 years old! Since then Festool have come out with the bigger brother of the original Domino specifically aimed at windows and doors.

The small Festool Domino doesn't cut it.
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Elliptical window mouldings
Replies: 5
Views: 723

Re: Elliptical window mouldings

Meccarroll wrote:Is that your new house Roger?



LOL ! No...ours is much scruffier.

Many thanks for the advice, Mark.
by thatsnotafestool
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Elliptical window mouldings
Replies: 5
Views: 723

Re: Elliptical window mouldings

Many thanks, Leveller. Definitely food for thought.
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Elliptical window mouldings
Replies: 5
Views: 723

Elliptical window mouldings

Hi guys Just wondering how you'd go about making these elliptical mouldings in the top windows? I'm guessing that they are plant-ons. Or buy them in from somewhere but where ? https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4653/28294849379_1c605a3d49_c.jpg Also interested in how you'd approach the cornicing. It has...
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Airless sprayer advice
Replies: 8
Views: 827

Re: Airless sprayer advice

Jonathan wrote:Looks like a Jackson Pollack :D


Pollacks or something like it was what I uttered :lol:
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Airless sprayer advice
Replies: 8
Views: 827

Re: Airless sprayer advice

If anyone knows of a quicker way to get absolutely everything covered in paint then I'd love to know !

Image

Rule 1 - make sure all your connections are tight. Especially the high pressure ones.
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Stock Warp - rough dimension first?
Replies: 6
Views: 712

Re: Stock Warp - rough dimension first?

What David said. Plus make sure that you thickness equally off both sides. ....... Could you please clarify what you mean by thickness equally off both sides? I'm going to take a guess that you mean removing half of the required thickness loss from each faces so that the same depth of fresh wood is...
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Airless sprayer advice
Replies: 8
Views: 827

Re: Airless sprayer advice

I'm now in a position to answer this ! I bought the first airless sprayer from Local Tool Supplies or LTS in Blackburn. On delivery, unable to prime it. Some excellent support from their engineer over the phone still failed to get it to prime and so they arranged to collect it from me and send a rep...
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Airless sprayer advice
Replies: 8
Views: 827

Airless sprayer advice

I'm new to this spraying malarkey. Bought an airless sprayer but it didn't work and after a long telephone discussion with the support guy, the conclusion was that some of the packaging had got stuck inside it due to open connections etc. So got a replacement but having problems with this one as wel...
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Stock Warp - rough dimension first?
Replies: 6
Views: 712

Re: Stock Warp - rough dimension first?

What David said. Plus make sure that you thickness equally off both sides.
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Articad
Replies: 10
Views: 1387

Re: Articad

If you want to see what SketchUp can turn out when in the hands of an expert then check out Dave R's thread here
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Tulipwood or unsorted
Replies: 42
Views: 4624

Re: Tulipwood or unsorted

podengo wrote:.....
I find there isnt much difference between tulipwood and unsorted redwood by the time you factor in the filling, sanding, knotting etc costs.
.....


Ah but if you're time rich and cash poor like me then that's not so much an issue ! :D
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeships
Replies: 10
Views: 1249

Re: Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeships

Dave

Your apprenticeship scheme is brilliant. It's great to come across such an enlightened company. You might also like to post over on ukworkshop.co.uk and thewoodhaven2.co.uk.

All the best with your scheme

Roger
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Timber Raised Pond Design
Replies: 8
Views: 1211

Re: Timber Raised Pond Design

Tony K wrote:
promhandicam wrote:
Tony K wrote: Sounds good, where can I find your mysterious sagulator?

google


You're hilarious.


No, he isn't. Just being reasonable. You've been given the right word to search for. So...don't be lazy. JFDI.
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Timber Raised Pond Design
Replies: 8
Views: 1211

Re: Timber Raised Pond Design

Surely a side load from hydrostatic pressure is still a load. Same as a load bearing joist.

Or look at this

https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/l ... nk.581539/

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