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by thatsnotafestool
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: EARLEX SPARES
Replies: 4
Views: 502

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: 110

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: 534

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: 534

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: 534

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: 534

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: 157

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: 157

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: 332

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: 636

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: 636

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: 211

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: 405

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: 1164

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: 320

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: 320

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: 328

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: 663

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: 663

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: 663

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: 693

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: 5
Views: 636

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: 663

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: 693

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: 328

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: 663

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: 842

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: 663

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: 663

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: 693

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: 574

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: 842

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: 230

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: 574

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: 15
Views: 1164

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: 15
Views: 1164

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: 574

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: 15
Views: 1164

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 ?

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