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by thatsnotafestool
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Why do we make through tenons these days ?
Replies: 14
Views: 527

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: 116

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: 116

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: 137

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: 328

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: 328

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: 328

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...
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Resinous unsorted
Replies: 9
Views: 369

Re: Resinous unsorted

Meccarroll wrote:
thatsnotafestool wrote:You do now where I live, don't you ?


....... is it's relatively easy to obtain and it's cheap.


You can say that again. Up here I got 2 cu m for under £800 (inc VAT).
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Prepping 'heavy' boards - best practice?
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Prepping 'heavy' boards - best practice?

As mentioned in the power feeder thread, I'm curious to know if there is a preferred way of prepping large *and heavy) boards. Say you want to get two 95 x 45mm x 2.3m out of a 9 x 2 sawn board. Do you rip the sawn board down first. Then plane the two sides then run it through the thicknesser (and p...
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Power feeder
Replies: 11
Views: 328

Re: Power feeder

The beast has landed and it's a heavy son of a bitch. I certainly won't be trying to swing it down out of the way. :( https://farm1.staticflickr.com/849/42923782805_dbe0bebef1_c.jpg and I now realise that using it on the table saw is a BAD idea. First, the sheer weight of the feeder on the end of th...
by thatsnotafestool
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Resinous unsorted
Replies: 9
Views: 369

Re: Resinous unsorted

..... it's best to go to a timber yard sort the wood you want into a pile and get that pile delivered. I'll certainly do that next time. I'd be ringing the timber yard and send it back, if they can't supply timber without shakes then either go to another yard You do now where I live, don't you ? I'...
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Kapex KS60 unreliable depth stop
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Kapex KS60 unreliable depth stop

Just thought I'd flag this up to you guys. The depth stop is not very good. Not good at all. There is too much flex in it so that when you bring the saw down to make the cut, if you pull down only reasonably hard then you end up overcutting by 1mm. Rather poor IMO.
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Power feeder
Replies: 11
Views: 328

Re: Power feeder

Thanks for that, Jonathan. It certainly has a lot of attractive features ..not least of which is weight ! But unfortunately (a) it's not quite long enough if I am to also reach the table saw and (b) about £400 more than I want to pay..seeing as how I'm no longer working ...well, I am on the bloody h...
by thatsnotafestool
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: H&S in commercial Workshops
Replies: 16
Views: 475

Re: H&S in commercial Workshops

And a form for them to sign to say that they've been 'inducted' !
by thatsnotafestool
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Power feeder
Replies: 11
Views: 328

Re: Power feeder

Thanks Jonathan. If you get a moment if you could please measure it.
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Power feeder
Replies: 11
Views: 328

Power feeder

Looking at getting a power feeder for the Hammer. I want it to reach both the outfeed table on the planer as well as the spindle moulder. I've already got the tilting mount so that's sorted. The reach I need is around 700mm or so and I've got my eye on a couple of Co-matics - both with 760mm reach. ...
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Resinous unsorted
Replies: 9
Views: 369

Resinous unsorted

I bought 2 cu of unsorted redwood recently. 9 x 2. First question is that quite a few boards have shakes in.... the images you see are from me ripping down a 9 x 2 . Jas has given me some excellent steers but just wondered what you guys thought. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/937/43625573092_b270897...
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Felder Summer promotions
Replies: 9
Views: 306

Re: Felder Summer promotions

Found the page. On their e-shop under Offers
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: H&S in commercial Workshops
Replies: 16
Views: 475

Re: H&S in commercial Workshops

If you were in any doubt about not doing it.....then read on Furniture maker injured by planer blade An East Lothian-based sole trader was fined £6,700 after a self-employed furniture maker was injured on their premises. The furniture maker was moving wood over a planer blade, when the machine skidd...
by thatsnotafestool
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: dye and shellac problems
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: dye and shellac problems

Be careful applying shellac if your dye is also soluble in meths otherwise you can find yourself dragging out the dye. I happen to have a small compressor (had it for years) and I bought a touch-up spray gun...very cheap... and use it to spray a mist coat of shellac over the dyed surface. Once dry y...
by thatsnotafestool
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Felder Summer promotions
Replies: 9
Views: 306

Re: Felder Summer promotions

mark270981 wrote:....
If you could wait until October you will get a better deal at W18


LOL.... I need a rip fence and power feed before then. Anyway, W18's located down near the Equator isn't it ? :D
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Why do we make through tenons these days ?
Replies: 14
Views: 527

Re: Why do we make through tenons these days ?

So, just taken the clamps off of the frame made with M&T's. Substantially more stable, less resistant to flexing along the diagonals and not a creak from glue lines cracking as there was with the Domino. I'm referring to the glue line on the end grain of the rail where the shoulders are. When I ...
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Why do we make through tenons these days ?
Replies: 14
Views: 527

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) ? Its for fixing/securing purposes because if you had a stopped tenon the only way to actually fix it is either a peg or star dowels....
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Felder Summer promotions
Replies: 9
Views: 306

Felder Summer promotions

Has anyone heard anything about this ?
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Why do we make through tenons these days ?
Replies: 14
Views: 527

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: 698

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: 14
Views: 527

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: 698

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: 14
Views: 527

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: 16
Views: 475

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: 16
Views: 475

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: 14
Views: 527

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: 506

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: 5
Views: 463

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: 1058

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: 386

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: 469

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: 590

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: 590

Re: converting 120mm outlet to 100mm

Andys Woodshed wrote:Email sent


Received thanks and very much appreciated.

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