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by simuk
Fri May 18, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Looking for new van suggestion
Replies: 5
Views: 740

Re: Looking for new van suggestion

Thanks for all the replies and tips.
by simuk
Sat May 05, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Looking for new van suggestion
Replies: 5
Views: 740

Looking for new van suggestion

My old rust bucket transit has now been declared well and truly dead so I need a new van.
At the moment looking for swb medium or high top.

I have always had Transits and Transporters should I be looking at something different? Any suggestion comments appreciated

Simon
by simuk
Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: New front door
Replies: 15
Views: 2893

Re: New front door

Nice door are you going to paint it?

Repointing looks a bit of a bodge
by simuk
Sun May 01, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: And was there a bang
Replies: 3
Views: 1546

Re: And was there a bang

Shocking :)
by simuk
Sun May 01, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Solid surface sink fabrication
Replies: 3
Views: 1186

Solid surface sink fabrication

Is this possible using a router or a spindle? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cd7vUAU21Do&nohtml5=False I got some Corian and adhesive left over from a job and wouldn't mind fabricating an under-mount basin, to go with the worktop I have for a bathroom. Looked into buying a basin off the shelf b...
by simuk
Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:31 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Bonding Corian to MR MDF?
Replies: 2
Views: 717

Re: Bonding Corian to MR MDF?

Hello Mark

Thanks I will give it a go :)


Simon
by simuk
Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Bonding Corian to MR MDF?
Replies: 2
Views: 717

Bonding Corian to MR MDF?

Anyone got any experience of bonding Corian to MR MDF?

What did you use?


Thanks in advance

Simon
by simuk
Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Coffee table
Replies: 8
Views: 1614

Re: Coffee table

I am not sure if I like it either :) Is it because the top and the legs are are contradicting each other? The top has straight lines but the bottom of the legs are curved, also the top is chunky opposed to the legs which are thin. Maybe round off the corners off the top :lol: It reminds of when I we...
by simuk
Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Hinges
Replies: 5
Views: 1534

Re: Hinges

Must still be the holidays in your house Simon or is a dressing gown normal work wear! I think you will need to experiment as I am not sure if an inset hinge will clear the architrave. Happy new year to you too, Their was a conversation beforehand that went`Dad Dad I cannot help you I am in my dres...
by simuk
Sat Jan 02, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Hinges
Replies: 5
Views: 1534

Hinges

Happy New Folks I want a 20mm thick architrave around my cabinet as shown in picture, the doors to go on cabinet will be 20mm thick flat faced. Will it be possible to get a euro hinge that will take the door past the architrave when opening? http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t342/simuk_2008/2016-01...
by simuk
Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:10 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted corian applicator gun
Replies: 1
Views: 692

Wanted corian applicator gun

50ml corian applicator gun wanted
by simuk
Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:52 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Corian glacier white adhesive
Replies: 1
Views: 734

Corian glacier white adhesive

I need to buy some Corian glacier white adhesive and an applicator gun for a small job that I am doing in my bathroom.
Can any one help me out point me in the right direction?

cheers

Simon
by simuk
Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Comparing spindle moulders
Replies: 14
Views: 1704

Re: Comparing spindle moulders

promhandicam wrote:The first one isn't 1 hp it is 1 ph - indicating that it is single phase. FWIW, 2.6kw is about 3.5hp


So the first one is the more powerful out the two, as the second is 1.8kw
by simuk
Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Comparing spindle moulders
Replies: 14
Views: 1704

Re: Comparing spindle moulders

Busted :lol: :lol:
by simuk
Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Comparing spindle moulders
Replies: 14
Views: 1704

Re: Comparing spindle moulders

promhandicam wrote:The first one isn't 1 hp it is 1 ph - indicating that it is single phase.


well spotted!
by simuk
Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Comparing spindle moulders
Replies: 14
Views: 1704

Re: Comparing spindle moulders

mark270981 wrote:1st one surely?


So the extra 1.5 hp on the second machine counts for nothing?

promhandicam wrote:+1 . The second one has both the power in kilowatts and horsepower - the 50 hz is irrelevant. This does assume that they are both single phase though - the first one clearly is.


Both single phase
by simuk
Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Comparing spindle moulders
Replies: 14
Views: 1704

Comparing spindle moulders

I am comparing spindle moulders :? which is the more powerful machine out of the two?

1 st machine 2,6kW 230V 1ph

2nd machine 1,8 kw 2,5 hp 50 hz


thanks

Simon
by simuk
Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sprayable Contact Adhesive
Replies: 6
Views: 2681

Re: Sprayable Contact Adhesive

jfc wrote:Contact adhesive can seriously get you stoned . Trust me on this :D
spraying it will be worse than just laying it on as I did so make sure you mask up mate .


:lol: Will do
by simuk
Tue Nov 04, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sprayable Contact Adhesive
Replies: 6
Views: 2681

Sprayable Contact Adhesive

Hi all
Looking for some recommendations for a sprayable contact adhesive,
and some technical knowledge on what type of spray system I would need to apply it.I have 2hp 24 Litre Air Compressor.

thanks in advance

Simon
by simuk
Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: new front door project
Replies: 40
Views: 7632

Re: new front door project

woodsmith wrote:My local building control are only interested if the door and frame have more than 50% glass, otherwise they don't want to know.


Same here
by simuk
Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: How safe is your workshop?
Replies: 14
Views: 1759

Re: How safe is your workshop?

I would like to add to this thread the importance of protecting your ears from loud noise using defenders. I have been suffering with ill health recently which amongst other things has given me partial hearing loss in my left ear & screaming tinnitus. The Tinnitus is an absolute nightmare & ...
by simuk
Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Frame Ledge & Brace Gate TGV infill
Replies: 3
Views: 1825

Re: Frame Ledge & Brace Gate TGV infill

Thanks for the reply chaps :)
Dave the hinges will go on the rails side & would be on the left.
Like the idea of the A shaped will give it a go.
by simuk
Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:12 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Frame Ledge & Brace Gate TGV infill
Replies: 3
Views: 1825

Frame Ledge & Brace Gate TGV infill

http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t342/simuk_2008/Drivewaygate_zpsb0225cdf.jpg Exploded view of front http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t342/simuk_2008/Drivewaygate1_zps4eab6b7d.jpg Hello Folks , I am just working out a design for a pair of gate I have been asked to make. Any comments good or bad...
by simuk
Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Tanalised timber gates
Replies: 12
Views: 1839

Re: Tanalised timber gates

mark270981 wrote:its my understanding that you can buy pressure treated timber off the shelf.


You can, but then when you machine it up you would be taking some of the treatment off?
by simuk
Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Tanalised timber gates
Replies: 12
Views: 1839

Tanalised timber gates

I am making some softwood driveway gates , FLB feather edged boardings . Customer has asked for the timber to be pressure treated.Found a timber yard what does the pressure treatment. What is the process machine sections first or pressure treat then machine?

Thanks advance

Simon
by simuk
Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Frame Ledge & Brace Gate, TGV Both Sides
Replies: 3
Views: 1147

Re: Frame Ledge & Brace Gate, TGV Both Sides

Hello
Thanks for info, do you increase the thickness of the tenon to 19mm as well?
by simuk
Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Frame Ledge & Brace Gate, TGV Both Sides
Replies: 3
Views: 1147

Frame Ledge & Brace Gate, TGV Both Sides

Hello Folks

I have been asked to make a Frame Ledge & Brace Gate, with TGV Both Sides. Is the norm to just increase the thickness of the stiles & top rail?

thanks in advance

Simon
by simuk
Tue May 21, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Why does MFC blunt tools?
Replies: 3
Views: 913

Re: Why does MFC blunt tools?

Quite common in laminate worktops as well . Have been back to my supplier several times over the years requesting a new straight cutter, as I have hit a bit of metal when routing with a jig
by simuk
Mon May 20, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Painted Kitchen
Replies: 19
Views: 2363

Re: Painted Kitchen

Nice kitchen, particular like the square & sunk shaker doors :lol:
by simuk
Mon May 20, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: External door
Replies: 2
Views: 785

Re: External door

Thanks mate
by simuk
Sat May 18, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Torpedore
Replies: 14
Views: 2065

Re: Torpedore

Nice work Richard
by simuk
Sat May 18, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Quick question
Replies: 7
Views: 1539

Re: Quick question

Same here 600mm
by simuk
Sat May 18, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: External door
Replies: 2
Views: 785

External door

Hello folks I have a couple of questions, firstly the ledge as I am calling it clamped to the middle rail, what's it called as I haven't found a name for it anywhere?. Secondly what's the norm for attaching ledge to door face, is it the same as weatherboard screw & plug?, would I get away with d...
by simuk
Tue May 14, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Mini Max - What are these items for ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1268

Re: Mini Max - What are these items for ?

The top one is a ring fence
by simuk
Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: oak external door
Replies: 6
Views: 1518

Re: oak external door

We apply the silicone to the rebate prior to fitting panel, if the silcone fills the gap that has been left for the panel to move then will only lead to problems later. So the silicon is going between the face of the panel & the rebate? Wouldn't the silicon act like a glue & stop the panel ...
by simuk
Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: oak external door
Replies: 6
Views: 1518

Re: oak external door

We manufacture these all the time, leave at least 3mm down both sides of panel and no more than 2mm top and bottom, seal the panel rebates with the base coat and if needed 1 coat of stain this will stop the silicone mastic from leaching into the timber, same treatment with the panels and then seal ...
by simuk
Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Latest Job
Replies: 12
Views: 1739

Re: Latest Job

Nice work, I also like the open roof space
by simuk
Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Best glue for solid lippings on MDF
Replies: 9
Views: 2350

Re: Best glue for solid lippings on MDF

Even harder to handle in high wind :lol:
by simuk
Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Some of my latest renders
Replies: 71
Views: 11233

Re: Some of my latest renders

Very nice renders Nick , how long did it take?
by simuk
Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Middle Rail
Replies: 1
Views: 558

Middle Rail

When setting out tenons on a middle rail, if the tenon width exceeds 6 times the tenon thickness do you just enlarge the middle haunch, to reduce tenon width?

Thanks in advance

Simon

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