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by andrewking
Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Width of rails (and stiles) for internal doors
Replies: 6
Views: 1316

Re: Width of rails (and stiles) for internal doors

Best option would be gunstock stiles to give you thinner stock for the glass area, wider for the panel but buying off the shelf is unlikely for this style of door so it would have to be made. I'd stick with the 100mm ex as Jason says, down to around 65-70mm for the glazed area, although there are a ...
by andrewking
Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Outdoor table in reclaimed Sapele
Replies: 6
Views: 1498

Re: Outdoor table in reclaimed Sapele

Nice! I like the little upturn detail in the rail that is replicated in the top end slats, very effective.

Andy
by andrewking
Thu May 16, 2013 11:09 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Torpedore
Replies: 14
Views: 1821

Re: Torpedore

senior wrote:
thatsnotafestool wrote:
Image


Long time since I have seen this programme, is that Barry or Paul chuckle........ to me.... to


:lol: :lol: :lol:
Joking aside, I do like this - it's very striking and unique
by andrewking
Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: New workshop build
Replies: 5
Views: 1144

Re: New workshop build

Hahahahaha!!!! that is pure quality!
Some excellent attention to detail there, a project that should last the test of time without doubt....
by andrewking
Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Wardrobe.
Replies: 33
Views: 4156

Re: Wardrobe.

That's stunning work, fantastic quality - the customer must be blown away with it!

Cheers,
Andy
by andrewking
Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Glue for chair legs?
Replies: 16
Views: 2902

Re: Glue for chair legs?

Disassembly in this case is the only option as the chairs have disassembled them selves Edit - the rails and legs are a nice tight fit. So from this it sounds like the chairs have pretty well fallen apart but the joints are actually sound, tight fitting when you push them together? I'd guess that a...
by andrewking
Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:18 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Wardrobe.
Replies: 33
Views: 4156

Re: Wardrobe.

Wow, that's superb work - the cornices look exceptionally crisp. I guess machine dovetails make more sense from a cost/time point of view especially, but I suppose the trade off is the look you can achieve with hand cut stuff as Tusses has pointed out. The likes of a Woodrat or Leigh jig gives scope...
by andrewking
Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:13 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Hilti circular saw
Replies: 10
Views: 1574

Re: Hilti circular saw

Certainly can't argue with that sort of service!

Cheers
Andy
by andrewking
Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Hilti circular saw
Replies: 10
Views: 1574

Re: Hilti circular saw

Is that the one with the plunge handle - WSC55? I can't recall if that was one made by Bosch or not. I know their early jigsaws WSJ110 hoop handle and the bodygrip version were, and I think WFE 150E 150mm random orbit sander was made by Bosch for them, (same as the Bosch ones of that era, just diffe...
by andrewking
Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:11 am
Forum: Forum suggestions/comments/complaints
Topic: So then....
Replies: 33
Views: 6189

Re: So then....

My only comment on this is that if lies were not posted in the first instance, and followed up with a few more on another thread, then it would not have escalated like it did.
by andrewking
Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Natural Slate Honing Stone
Replies: 15
Views: 4759

Re: Natural Slate Honing Stone

tusses wrote:
cncpaul wrote:I use a piece of MDF and Solvol Autosol for a fine hone.....and the occasional bit of spit 8-)


so I guess you do "scary sharp" ?

I just use me Trend diamond stone - 'Scarcely Sharp'
:lol:
by andrewking
Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sipo dominoes
Replies: 10
Views: 1165

Re: Sipo dominoes

I was going to use dominoes to reinforce some of the joints as its painted can you just use ordinary ones or do you have to use the Sipo ones ?? Cheers I've always found this a bit perplexing... The Sipo is meant for external applications, but surely when a Domino made of beech, as the normal ones ...
by andrewking
Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Kreg foreman
Replies: 10
Views: 1967

Re: Kreg foreman

Kreg are now distributed by Toolstream in Yeovil. They've recently taken on Magswitch as part of their product range as well. I would guess they work in a similar way to Toolbank so any local stockist should be able to get hold of the products if they have an account with them? http://www.toolstream...
by andrewking
Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Woodworking/Tool Shows & Exhibitions ??
Replies: 18
Views: 2893

Re: Woodworking/Tool Shows & Exhibitions ??

Last decent show I was at where real bargains could be had was a long time ago, can't recall the name of it. Company that ran it went bust and was never held again. 2003? Woodex? or something similar. Ally Pally or Wembley C Centre or somewhere. Edit- Woodcut. That one was run by Paul Merry - As I ...
by andrewking
Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:11 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: My latest work...
Replies: 26
Views: 4707

Re: My latest work...

Yeah, they're plain tapers. I've used both plain and eccentric in the past and to be honest, I find the eccentricity unnecessary. Adam Hi Adam, There is a case for offset/eccentric pins in some instances, normally on a deep component such as a newel in the situation where the offset hole in the ten...
by andrewking
Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: My latest work...
Replies: 26
Views: 4707

Re: My latest work...

Nice! Love the third pic especially!

cheers
Andy
by andrewking
Wed May 09, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Multi tool blades
Replies: 27
Views: 1946

Re: Multi tool blades

That's a neat solution Doug! - accessories seems to be an area where the costs are excessive to say the least... What Imperial ones did you use? I've got aTitanium coated Bi-Metal 18TPI one here that i'm going to give a spin - it claims to last 'ten times longer than the competition' although I don'...
by andrewking
Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: Turning
Topic: A tale of 2 knobs
Replies: 9
Views: 1912

Re: A tale of 2 knobs

..... Previously I made them will a 10mm spigot which i used calipers to gauge the size with. I do that but it seems quite slow to get an accurate diameter. There must be a quick way where you just bang in a chisel and get it right every time, as the finish doesn't really matter. I guess I need mor...
by andrewking
Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Bookshelves
Replies: 22
Views: 3254

Re: Bookshelves

Andy, Would the Clamex blade fit any old biscuit jointer, or do you have to have a Lamello one? As far as I recall Nick, the Clamex P blade should fit any jointer it's only the actual Zeta blade that cuts the lipped profile that needs the special machine. Might be worth a call to axminster or brima...
by andrewking
Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Bookshelves
Replies: 22
Views: 3254

Re: Bookshelves

Hi Tim, These are perfect for what you are looking to do - http://www.lamello.com/en/products/zeta-the-handpower-tool-for-the-p-system.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; The video clip shows them being fitted. Also this page has more info on the fittings: http://www.lamello.com/en/p...
by andrewking
Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Zipbolts
Replies: 16
Views: 2432

Re: Zipbolts

I suppose as a last resort you could email the MD of Zipbolt to find out what's happening with UK stock/suppliers? They are an Australian company, and the MD was at the NEC show. Even if he can't help directly, he might give the UK importers a bit of a kick to get them to respond to queries etc. His...
by andrewking
Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:26 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Zipbolts
Replies: 16
Views: 2432

Re: Zipbolts

Hi Brian, I got these details from them when i featured them in the mag after i saw them at the NEC show. Hope it's of some use? cheers, Andy Zipbolts Prices from: £1.50 each (dependent on which bolt, the straight ones are the cheapest. The company supply to dealers who can set their own prices, but...
by andrewking
Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:46 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Secret Santa
Replies: 99
Views: 5586

Re: Secret Santa

promhandicam wrote:Oooooooooo they look very nice - presumably a festool special for distinguished journalists :lol: :lol:


sort of... A long story but at the time it depended where you lived in the world! Some got 'Dominos' others got 'Dominos' :shock:
by andrewking
Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:10 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Secret Santa
Replies: 99
Views: 5586

Re: Secret Santa

OOOOhhh - one like this ? http://www.google.co.uk/url?source=imgres&ct=img&q=http://www.mcfeelys.com/images/pages/domino.jpg&sa=X&ei=1h0JTZ3iJMOQ4ga5v-TlDw&ved=0CAQQ8wc&usg=AFQjCNH82DbHttDofRrG5SQJwdEabgLqkg Or the external one? Ah, good effort, but this is a 'proper' Domino...
by andrewking
Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:50 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Curved bookcase
Replies: 85
Views: 8359

Re: spiling

And it reduces faffing about - if you really can't do the workpiece itself you do a template in situ (including a bit of easing with block-plane, rasp, Surform, 60 grit paper, spokeshave, whatever you have) and you know it'll fit. erm... yes... that's exactly what you do when you spile a profile, b...
by andrewking
Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:09 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Curved bookcase
Replies: 85
Views: 8359

Re: Curved bookcase

Just googled spiling. I hit on this model boat building forum . If you scroll down you find a "spiling tool" much the same as my 2 pencil in the fist job. Fascinating innit! Without wanting to kick off an argument, this isn't really spiling, he's scribing using cardboard for planks on his...
by andrewking
Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:12 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Curved bookcase
Replies: 85
Views: 8359

Re: Curved bookcase

I can see it works. Clever that credit card trick. But complicated. But I'm with Mailee on this; what's wrong with "ordinary" scribing? (ignoring promhandicam's careful demo of how not to do it :D ). You don't need a gadget or an extra board - you mark direct to the workpiece (or the patt...
by andrewking
Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:25 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Curved bookcase
Replies: 85
Views: 8359

Re: Curved bookcase

Don't know if these sequences of pics explain the technique any better? These are the ones I did for the mag feature to explian both methods. I used a Trend Multiscribe in the version Nick used just to show a feature of it, but a stick is just as useful for that particular method! As you can see, I ...
by andrewking
Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:33 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Curved bookcase
Replies: 85
Views: 8359

Re: Curved bookcase

Hoe did you find the invis system Nick ? I looked into it for wardrobes but the cost was huge . Jason, I looked at the original system a few years back, but just recently looked at the latest incarnations. Most definitely ultra expensive - but the new stuff has some additional options such as throu...
by andrewking
Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:05 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Curved bookcase
Replies: 85
Views: 8359

Re: Curved bookcase

Bit late in replying to this one - I've just this minute got back in from London. I use the ticking stick method more fro internal curves, although as Nick shows, it works just as good on externals. I prefer the 'credit card' method for externals as you just push the card against the wall, strike a ...
by andrewking
Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:03 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: another none wip.
Replies: 12
Views: 1259

Re: another none wip.

That's really nice work! - a massive improvement on the old stuff! Be good to see it alongside the bay once its done.
What's going on with the brickwork though - any idea? An extension of some sort on the right? An explosion in the brick factory?

cheers,
Andy
by andrewking
Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Open Stairs Question
Replies: 25
Views: 2066

Re: Open Stairs Question

ooo you fibber!
i've seen some of your colouring in and you do go over the lines!
by andrewking
Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Open Stairs Question
Replies: 25
Views: 2066

Re: Open Stairs Question

That's a good first effort Steve!
Much better than Jason, he always goes over the lines, even when he concentrates by sticking his tongue out when he's doing it.
by andrewking
Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:13 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Open Stairs Question
Replies: 25
Views: 2066

Re: Open Stairs Question

Can i colour it in ? You must be a mind reader Jase! I wrote that bit in before I'd even drawn the pic! :lol: :lol: :lol: Anyway, this is the version we were shown at college, but the splay i've shown might be a bit excessive! Same as a trad stair, so wedged up, but with an open flight it will need...
by andrewking
Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:46 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Open Stairs Question
Replies: 25
Views: 2066

Re: Open Stairs Question

Just to throw a spanner in the works, I have a vague recollection when we were doing the 'stairs' part of of C&G (admittedly it was 34 years ago...) that you could put a splayed riser in - ie. have a nosing overhang in excess of the normal 25mm to give you a tread that fell within the regs param...
by andrewking
Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:01 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Armstrong Jordan Kitchen
Replies: 30
Views: 1699

Re: Armstrong Jordan Kitchen

Superb work - The cooker hood detail is very neat.
What materials?

cheers,
Andy
by andrewking
Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:41 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Oak veneered MDF and damp
Replies: 21
Views: 2325

Re: Oak veneered MDF and damp

Another thought - in the workshop I use that we rent for the mag, it's a similar thing, solid stone wall at least 18in thick. The lower part, (about 8ft high) on the back wall and one side are let into a bank of mud and the landlord, being too tight to get it tanked properly, applied a brush on type...
by andrewking
Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Oak veneered MDF and damp
Replies: 21
Views: 2325

Re: Oak veneered MDF and damp

If it's a floor to ceiling construction and they don't mind losing a little more of the room, how about a simple stud frame or battened wall with foil backed plasterboard to act as a vapour barrier maybe? If the bookcases dont go full height, stud/batten the areas to suit and make the bookcase sides...
by andrewking
Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:03 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Unsorted redwood
Replies: 3
Views: 744

Re: Unsorted redwood

Hi Gazza, when i went to the place I normally go to, the bloke said all he had (apart from the two bits of U/S) was 5ths, and he said himself it was pretty rubbish and he'd rather not stock it but it's all he could get for the last few weeks. I had a quick look and it was pretty poor. Saying that, i...

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