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by modernist
Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: John-Henry fame at last
Replies: 6
Views: 1242

Re: John-Henry fame at last

Godd on yer mate
by modernist
Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:57 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Outdoor table in reclaimed Sapele
Replies: 6
Views: 1498

Re: Outdoor table in reclaimed Sapele

It's a nice little table there Brian. Understated and clean, and I like the way the eye is deceived somewhat by some of the curves. What I mean is that, looking at the final photograph in your blog for instance, the stretchers seem to curve inwards, as if following the curve of the slatted top, whe...
by modernist
Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:22 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Outdoor table in reclaimed Sapele
Replies: 6
Views: 1498

Re: Outdoor table in reclaimed Sapele

Thanks both, I didn't know you hailed from Wirksworth Paul!

I like to think some of the things I have seen on the Scandi stuff are emerging Andy (but I might be wrong) :-)
by modernist
Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Outdoor table in reclaimed Sapele
Replies: 6
Views: 1498

Outdoor table in reclaimed Sapele

Can't be ars'd to write it all again so full story on the blog.

Image
by modernist
Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Notes on tambour construction
Replies: 6
Views: 1302

Re: Notes on tambour construction

Very nice piece.
by modernist
Sat May 11, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: Turning
Topic: Your Thoughts on This Please
Replies: 6
Views: 2241

Re: Your Thoughts on This Please

How on earth did you stop that boring bar from chattering?

Wood turning is not really my thing so I can't comment.
by modernist
Thu May 09, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Where do boxes come from ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1849

Re: Where do boxes come from ?

Very good - thanks
by modernist
Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:10 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Garage Build
Replies: 15
Views: 2285

Re: Garage Build

Ahh.......
by modernist
Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:45 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Garage Build
Replies: 15
Views: 2285

Re: Garage Build

woodsmith wrote:Very smart, are the customers Scandinavians? :D


Because?
by modernist
Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Open workshop April 27th
Replies: 52
Views: 5397

Re: Open workshop April 27th

I've blogged it.
by modernist
Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Open workshop April 27th
Replies: 52
Views: 5397

Re: Open workshop April 27th

Thanks Jon and Dad and great to meet old friends and some new faces. There is some really top class work done in Chez Ditchburn and very generous of them to share with us all. Nick's SU tutorial was a great introduction to the black art and a fascinating insight into the high end possibilities. I th...
by modernist
Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:20 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Coffe table ID please
Replies: 19
Views: 3223

Re: Coffe table ID please

This is the current state of play, not yet finalised.

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by modernist
Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: If a chippy can't get a job in Austria.........
Replies: 10
Views: 1718

Re: If a chippy can't get a job in Austria.........

aquila wrote:Some good looking stuff. Which hotel is it?



The Tyrolis in Zirl.


tyrolis.cc/englisch.htm
by modernist
Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: A bit of an indulgence
Replies: 52
Views: 10418

Re: A bit of an indulgence

......so why are LV planes made differently? ..... Crap quality control, unless it's a basic design problem. Actually Jacob - it's basic metallurgy ... chill out. Applying a perpendicular load on a thin section will cause bending. If you don't apply unnecessary load - it won't bend. The lever cap i...
by modernist
Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: If a chippy can't get a job in Austria.........
Replies: 10
Views: 1718

Re: If a chippy can't get a job in Austria.........

very nice indeed.....................On paper that would like overkill, but the reality it works rather quite well. They did they not think you were a bit weird taking so many pictures of the place? I'm not bothered, anyway most people are pleased I am interested in their place. I always keep an ey...
by modernist
Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: If a chippy can't get a job in Austria.........
Replies: 10
Views: 1718

If a chippy can't get a job in Austria.........

Just thought I'd share my 50 Euro a night hotel for which I get a 3 room suite and breakfast. Premier Inn take note. It was built new in 1990. Typical Austrian wood everywhere and AFAICT not CNC'd apart from some of the carvings, and even then not certain. Most finish is straight from the plane. It'...
by modernist
Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:50 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: A bit of an indulgence
Replies: 52
Views: 10418

Re: A bit of an indulgence

You may think your behaviour and comments are perfectly acceptable Rob, in which case it reminds me of Carol Thatcher who couldn't understand why calling a tennis player a g****wog may not have been quite appropriate.

I will leave the readers to draw their own conclusion.
by modernist
Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:33 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: A bit of an indulgence
Replies: 52
Views: 10418

Re: A bit of an indulgence

An astonishing reply. I haven't actually seen the plane yet, as I am on holiday, but I'll enquire of Rob Lee what he thinks. I'm sure he'll be delighted with your review. Jacob beat me to it but "caveat emptor" is precisely what I had hoped to avoid when buying a Veritas. As for the morali...
by modernist
Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: A bit of an indulgence
Replies: 52
Views: 10418

Re: A bit of an indulgence

Nice...have used all those in the 'shop except the big shoulder plane and own most of them. Although they work quite well, there an ' issue ' with the shoulder planes, which is mentioned in theLV blurb. Tension the blade normally (about 1/8th turn) and then put a straight edge across the bottom :sh...
by modernist
Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Hammer cap
Replies: 9
Views: 1248

Re: Hammer cap

I'm getting one of Brian's spindle moulder caps made up. Would anyone else like one too while they're at it? I've been quoted £60 for one off, £40 each for two and £30 for three or more - plus the Vodka and Tonic. Place you orders by close of play on Thursday please. Also would someone who visits t...
by modernist
Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: Forum suggestions/comments/complaints
Topic: New moderator
Replies: 41
Views: 8113

Re: New moderator

That is up to you . Admin have always paid to run this forum and it was the members that wanted to contribute so we allowed them . Admin where always happy to pay for this place for you to enjoy and still are should you decide not to donate . It isnt a fee its a donation to a place we all want to e...
by modernist
Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: Forum suggestions/comments/complaints
Topic: New moderator
Replies: 41
Views: 8113

Re: New moderator

Well done Steve. I will preface my next comment by saying that I think Steve will be a great moderator and fully support his appointment, however... In the era of subscribers who contribute to the financial running of the forum, shouldn't something like the appointment of a new moderator be the sub...
by modernist
Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Forum suggestions/comments/complaints
Topic: New moderator
Replies: 41
Views: 8113

Re: New moderator

Congratulations Steve. I am sure your voice of moderation (in all respects) will be very valuable.
by modernist
Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Forum suggestions/comments/complaints
Topic: So then....
Replies: 33
Views: 6189

Re: So then....

Andy King has posted about 500 times since 2007 and no doubt has considerable knowledge of his subject. Jacob has posted almost 7000 times in a similar period. Whilst he made a blood sport out of winding certain people up we will never know how many others, both members and lurkers were positively i...
by modernist
Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: Forum suggestions/comments/complaints
Topic: So then....
Replies: 33
Views: 6189

Re: So then....

johnboy wrote:
Back to lurking.

John


Unfortunately you are not alone.
by modernist
Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: Forum suggestions/comments/complaints
Topic: So then....
Replies: 33
Views: 6189

Re: So then....

I think all forums reach this point. At the beginning everyone is posting woody stuff and getting to know people but you reach a point where is starts to be a bit cliquey and new arrivals are not made sufficiently welcome. Personal battles then become more frequent and the main subject suffers. I'm ...
by modernist
Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Euro style ship lap front door in Columbian Pine
Replies: 26
Views: 4252

Re: Euro style ship lap front door in Columbian Pine

If I had your wife's number Brian I'd be making a call to her....:) Well, how you getting on with it? Frame built? Nearly finished? Just for you Noel, I've been cracking on :lol: Moulded up the frame with double rebates. Hit the first problem in that the DF was so splintery that even with sharp scr...
by modernist
Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Decorative astragal bars
Replies: 2
Views: 860

Re: Decorative astragal bars

High :lol:
by modernist
Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:51 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Natural Slate Honing Stone
Replies: 15
Views: 4759

Re: Natural Slate Honing Stone

What I actually use for sharpening are 1000-8000 waterstones so I suppose that answers the question. My Dad used the slate for a final polish after an oil stone but I find the waterstones cut much more quickly. I don't think the slate is a soft as a waterstone so that should not be a problem (so spe...
by modernist
Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:47 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Assembly bench
Replies: 53
Views: 5204

Re: Assembly bench

I'm not a mod Roger but in the interests of common decency would you like to moderate your offensive language.

The merits or otherwise of making furniture on an undulating bench top are within the grasp of most on this forum and your contribution is not helpful.
by modernist
Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:43 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Jimi lives on
Replies: 4
Views: 1128

Re: Jimi lives on

I thought I recognised that desk with the flap in the middle - he trained at Peter Seftons and it was on display when we went. Not for me I'm afraid. Yes I also spotted that. It all seems to have a slightly artificial look about it. It would be interesting to see the price and if they sell any. I p...
by modernist
Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Jimi lives on
Replies: 4
Views: 1128

Jimi lives on

by modernist
Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Rutlands Dakota pocket hole jig
Replies: 14
Views: 4117

Re: Rutlands Dakota pocket hole jig

York33 is right about the depth setting. The screws should not have to pull through the top piece, the drilled hole is supposed to be a clearance one. Try t. That might be correct for the Dakota Jig but for the Kreg jig if it is set up correctly then the end of the drill bit is about 2 - 3mm short ...
by modernist
Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Natural Slate Honing Stone
Replies: 15
Views: 4759

Re: Natural Slate Honing Stone

I've got an old slate stone, about late 1800's, so it's had a bit of use. It is quite fine, I'd say about 6000 grit maybe finer.
by modernist
Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:30 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Help on door handles
Replies: 7
Views: 1239

Re: Help on door handles

MJ80 wrote:How do I post pics?


Upload them to something like Photobucket or Flikr as jpegs then paste the link into your thread.
by modernist
Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Hammer
Replies: 112
Views: 18880

Re: Hammer

That finish cannot be acceptable. I hope you are not going to experience a dose of Austrian intransigence.
by modernist
Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: recent work
Replies: 11
Views: 1512

Re: recent work

Very nice - clean lines
by modernist
Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:32 am
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Drawing curves in two planes
Replies: 18
Views: 3776

Re: Drawing curves in two planes

I'm assuming this is using SketchUp?? :? I did download the programme a while ago and have had a wee peek at it. It looks great! But every time I design, I automatically go to the drawing board - in fact, I was on it yesterday late afternoon. I guess I need to find the time to explore sketchup and ...
by modernist
Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Pencils
Replies: 11
Views: 2307

Re: Pencils

It'll never work with the old style toolholder Andy :D
by modernist
Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A&C Deco Style Kitchen help
Replies: 18
Views: 2514

Re: A&C Deco Style Kitchen help

Only restrictions are to outside of building, you need sash windows, no pvc, lucky for me they have double glazed the front ones already, got some real fancy lift handles I remember. Not all tied up yet, but not expecting any hitches, famous last words :shock: :roll: This has probably been asked a ...

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