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by scrit
Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:37 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: the vikings
Replies: 5
Views: 1652

the vikings

boats were clinker built, and amazingly, they went at a speed of up to 16 knots. they also used wool sails very interesting. Meybe so, but the scots took a leaf ouit of their book and built smaller, lighter and imprtantly faster copies of the Norse boats which were then used to drive off the Viking...
by scrit
Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:48 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Best cordless screwdriver .
Replies: 35
Views: 6112

Best cordless screwdriver .

I'd get an impact driver and a drill which share the same batteries. Whats an impact driver used for ??? My Hilti has lasted that long i havnt had to look into it . Great for assembly, faster than a regular drill/driver, however you need to be careful not to overdrive or use them on screws which ar...
by scrit
Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:37 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sketchup to workshop
Replies: 29
Views: 4515

Sketchup to workshop

you cannot guarantee that the sheet will be totally square and accurate so a centre cut is i guess the best first cut if you can otherwise as you have said before, you need to do the edge cut. There's the difference, Paul. On a panel saw you almost always start with one or two edge dust cuts to giv...
by scrit
Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Woodworking Bibliography
Replies: 42
Views: 8069

Woodworking Bibliography

thebloke wrote:..and for those that aren't aware of the size and scale of RI's shop it's almost 11,000 sq'....
So just a tad larger than the average small joinery manufacturer, then ::)
by scrit
Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sketchup to workshop
Replies: 29
Views: 4515

Sketchup to workshop

to me the biggest problem with being too accurate with any cad programme is that you cannot guarantee that the saw cuts will all be accurate unless you use a panel cutter, and then you have to know the saw kerf width to give yourself a fitting chance. But that's why you have wastage margins, Paul. ...
by scrit
Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:18 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Woodworking Bibliography
Replies: 42
Views: 8069

Woodworking Bibliography

Jacob

No offence intended, Jacob. Do you think you could give us a line or two of "review" on each of the titles you've mentioned? I'm not familiar with them so I'd be grateful if you could help out here

Scrit
by scrit
Sun Aug 24, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Anatomy of a spindle moulder ?
Replies: 24
Views: 8160

Anatomy of a spindle moulder ?

I've not used a tilting table spindle moulder, but I have experience of using tilting table pin routers and they can take a bit of getting used to. On the up side if the cut starts going wrong the work piece will tend to drop onto your toes whilst on the downside you're constantly having to feed thr...
by scrit
Sun Aug 24, 2008 2:24 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: what do you think of this ?
Replies: 21
Views: 3640

what do you think of this ?

am i being silly, ;D but surely the logic is to cut the bevel on the table saw, and then clean it up either on the planer, or with a belt sander. Belt sander would tend to dub the edges so you might not get a crisp bevel edge whilst cutting on a table saw sometimes becomes difficult with shallow an...
by scrit
Sun Aug 24, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Router Boss
Replies: 3
Views: 2166

Router Boss

Seems like another jet engine - invented here and nicked by the Yanks........ Very close copy of the Woodrat, even down to the plunge bar, with a couple of extra gizmos. I suppose that if one were being charitable one could say that plagiarism is the sincerest form of flattery. If one were being cha...
by scrit
Sun Aug 24, 2008 1:20 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: B & Q carcase MFC
Replies: 4
Views: 1653

B & Q carcase MFC

Hello and welcome It probably won't be Kronospan, and even if it is marketing dictates that they'd be likely to have their own "exclusive" pattern simply because that locks in any kitchen fitter to buying the whole kitchen from them. They used to do a carcase with a java/coffee cup motif which was s...
by scrit
Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:58 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Anatomy of a spindle moulder ?
Replies: 24
Views: 8160

Anatomy of a spindle moulder ?

But I maintain (sorry scrit) that it's perfectly possible to make your own cutters at little cost, with simple kit, and comply with regs at the same time. But as a beginner with little woodworking experience are you going to need that, especially when there are around 250 standard profiles availabl...
by scrit
Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:45 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: White spindle moulder
Replies: 36
Views: 8422

White spindle moulder

as for rebating and lowering the head below the table - I presume a sacrificial false bed would do the same job You tend to lose a lot of flexibility that way, but yes it can be done. I looked at the slot cutters and thought two things - 1st, you can make your own copies of moulding/beading details...
by scrit
Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:30 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Anatomy of a spindle moulder ?
Replies: 24
Views: 8160

Anatomy of a spindle moulder ?

Also I don't think thay made the small blocks with limiters. There is a 75mm diameter limiter block made Italy for machines like the Zinken and Kity and I believe it takes limiters, too. Problem is that it's not readily available and I reckon anything bigger won't fit the machine (the smallest Whit...
by scrit
Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:16 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Anatomy of a spindle moulder ?
Replies: 24
Views: 8160

Anatomy of a spindle moulder ?

THROW AWAY KNACKERED, RUSTY, WORN-OUT, ILLEGAL OLD SPINDLE MOULDER TOOLING - IT IS DANGEROUS! ah ! thats a top hat :) scrit mentioned them, but didn't recomend them for such a jump from 3/4" upwards. Yes. There's really an issue regarding how big you can go with a top hat. If you need to go 3/4in t...
by scrit
Sat Aug 23, 2008 12:16 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Anatomy of a spindle moulder ?
Replies: 24
Views: 8160

Anatomy of a spindle moulder ?

The French head has a slot through it and the cutters are flat. You can't see them when they are running which is why people used to remove chunks of fingers with them. The French top piece is the one on the left: http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o238/RichAAC-UK/DSC02125.jpg Slotted collars are no...
by scrit
Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:58 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: White spindle moulder
Replies: 36
Views: 8422

White spindle moulder

1st off, can someone edit the long post that goes off the screen please ;D Done the fence is split and each side moves indipendently in and out and side to side Modern fences have micrometer adjustment which is quite important in terms of useability takes a range of cutters Wellllllll - what sizes ...
by scrit
Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:04 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: New Delta Unisaw
Replies: 3
Views: 1803

New Delta Unisaw

Well the blade brake helps protect the operator from run-down accidents - once very common in industry - so it's a good thing for the hobby worker I'd say. Pity they haven't decioded to include it. That majkes their saw non-CE cpmlinats, and with many countries mandating the CE standards it sort of ...
by scrit
Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: White spindle moulder
Replies: 36
Views: 8422

White spindle moulder

You can't remove joinery from furniture or cabinetmaking. Almost any joint making activity is, by its nature, a form of joinery. It's just the scale which varies The "Nippy" was originally sold to restorers, picture frame makers etc as a small spindle moulder for delicate work such as beadings andth...
by scrit
Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:36 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Speaker Designer seeks cabinet maker
Replies: 26
Views: 8837

Speaker Designer seeks cabinet maker

They can be heat/vacuum formed to a curved shape (although this is not really a DIY task as the equipment is a bit technical), Household oven & vacuum press works for me ;) For a one-off maybe, but vinyl bags don't take too kindly to heat, and even limited production would soon mean that you'd be l...
by scrit
Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:32 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Kitchen worktop and out of square corners
Replies: 7
Views: 4066

Kitchen worktop and out of square corners

Logical, maybe, but could you explain exactly how you'd achieve this? I've seen a few kitchens with post-formed tops where the mason's mitre joint was done by hand. It's not impossible, but it does take skill and practice especially because the materials are awkward to deal with and the margin for e...
by scrit
Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:25 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Speaker Designer seeks cabinet maker
Replies: 26
Views: 8837

Speaker Designer seeks cabinet maker

Maybe a hobbiest who is willing to work with him but hasn't got the pressures of the accountant/taxman. It isn't the accountant/taxman who pressure you - it's simply the need to earn a living which means that you have to make every job pay. To the OP. I'd agree with Jason about the difficulty of fi...
by scrit
Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:14 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Kitchen worktop and out of square corners
Replies: 7
Views: 4066

Kitchen worktop and out of square corners

i agree with that, there's a limit to how far off right angles the MM jig can work (I'd say less than 7 degrees, but what the heck). I think the OP is probably down to doing a very long mitre joint, unless he has the time/patience to set-out a mason's mitre himself (which was how they were doing it ...
by scrit
Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:02 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: what do you think of this ?
Replies: 21
Views: 3640

what do you think of this ?

gazza wrote:Thats what the jig i posted the link to supposedly does, holds the timber at the required angle as it passes through, taking a cut.
Drawing coming this evg!
by scrit
Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:01 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: what do you think of this ?
Replies: 21
Views: 3640

what do you think of this ?

mrgrimsdale wrote:But in any case I'd probably make something up myself from wood in preference. The only problem would be getting a low friction surface.
Me too. It's easy enough to make-up a bevel bed. Hard enough slippy material - never tried MFC, MF-MDF, Tufnol or HPL Mr G?

Scrit
by scrit
Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:51 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: White spindle moulder
Replies: 36
Views: 8422

White spindle moulder

I suppose I could up the power if I got a bigger motor ? Up the power? That assumes that the 40+ year old bearings will take the extra strain. I can't see you putting a bigger engine into a car without giving some consideration to the transmission, so what makes a machine any different? If it's 3/4...
by scrit
Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:32 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: White spindle moulder
Replies: 36
Views: 8422

White spindle moulder

Of course I have.

Scrit
by scrit
Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:05 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: New Delta Unisaw
Replies: 3
Views: 1803

New Delta Unisaw

The riving knife/crown guard are being mandated from 2012 (I think) on new designs and the now 70 year old Unisaw must be pretty costly to make, so there's probably a sound reason for the replacement. It's perhaps a pity that they haven't taken the opportunity to improve that abysmal Biesmeyer throu...
by scrit
Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:53 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Thoughts on making these
Replies: 8
Views: 2222

Thoughts on making these

Jason, if you're talking about a walnut veneered carcass with walnut grooves, say 3 x 3mm then I've seen full size doors done that way, but they didn't call for a CNC router. The blanks were grooved to take a square section piece of oak, about 6 x 8mm. Rectangular oak strips were planed and glued in...
by scrit
Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:43 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Speaker Designer seeks cabinet maker
Replies: 26
Views: 8837

Speaker Designer seeks cabinet maker

Hello and welcom to WW UK. In answer to one part of your question, yes, Corian can be turned (Google "Corian Pen Blanks" and you'll see what I mean). Solid surface materials like Corian are generally polymers of acrylic and sometheng else, often aluminium bauxite and something like polyethylene or p...
by scrit
Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Thoughts on making these
Replies: 8
Views: 2222

Thoughts on making these

I think you'll need to balance them, Jason. The stuff comes on large diameter rolls so it has a natural spring to start with! I seem to recall there's another supplier in Haydock, near St. Helens called Cadre Components

Scrit
by scrit
Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:04 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: French doors WIP
Replies: 87
Views: 11656

French doors WIP

This was very weak but maybe that was because the glue was shot . I beefed the last one up with a dowel and i think for this build i am going to rely on a dowel to join the diamond to the supporting glazing bars . Perfectly valid technique, there was even (before Victorian times) a dowel box tool m...
by scrit
Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Another for Scrit
Replies: 2
Views: 1579

Another for Scrit

Jaysus, when he sat down on the saw at the beginning I thought he was going to slice his bum off! Still a crappy rip fence, still no blade guard, operator running the blade way too high but the significant thing is that Mr Idiot Demonstrator runs a scoring blade set without a guard. Anyone who has e...
by scrit
Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Thoughts on making these
Replies: 8
Views: 2222

Thoughts on making these

Not necessarily construction veneers. 2 to 4mm thick solid wood lippings up to 50 or 60 mm wide (for use in glue pot edgebanders) are available from both Ney in Coventry or Reif and Son, Altrincham. Quantity might be a different matter, though.

Scrit
by scrit
Sun Aug 17, 2008 7:15 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: one for Scrit
Replies: 9
Views: 2184

one for Scrit

from what i remember about the chain saw accidents..... .....they often sever the main artery in their leg..... maybe they should have kevlar thigh pads ;D If you do that for a living you're supposed to wear specuial re-inforced trousers - front and rear :o. I'm told it's severing the femoral arter...
by scrit
Sun Aug 17, 2008 2:44 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: One for Tusses
Replies: 4
Views: 1589

One for Tusses

Another example of American practice being poor to the point of dangerous is to be found here. And maybe another reason why the Internet is a poor tutor. I find the Net is something like the Daily Mail - lots of opinions, a few of them occasionally right!

Scrit
by scrit
Sun Aug 17, 2008 2:03 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: one for Scrit
Replies: 9
Views: 2184

one for Scrit

I used to know a couple of guys who did forestry work and were using chain saws all the time. They used to wear Kevlar gloves for work. They reckoned it was your face and torso that needed the greatest protection. Apparently 5 or 6 people are kilkled each year in chain saw accidents, with about 250 ...
by scrit
Sun Aug 17, 2008 1:31 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: one for Scrit
Replies: 9
Views: 2184

one for Scrit

They look interesting ;D I've seen people using them for carving on shows, but I think if you were holding on with both hands and the work was securely clamped you'd need to either very stupid or a contortionist (or both?) to do much damage to yourself, unlike say using a table saw or spindle moulde...
by scrit
Sat Aug 16, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: How Quick Can You Make a Door?
Replies: 7
Views: 1964

How Quick Can You Make a Door?

How about 2 minutes and 5 seconds?

Whilst I often pan Americans on safety I have to admit that they come up with some nifty ideas at times

Scrit
by scrit
Sat Aug 16, 2008 1:14 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Rods
Replies: 65
Views: 9980

Rods

It all depends on the job, really. I've certainly kept rods in the past where I was sure the job would repeat in future (e.g. batches of coffee tables). I wouldn't keep one for a one-off door, window or kitchen

Scrit
by scrit
Sat Aug 16, 2008 1:10 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: One for Tusses
Replies: 4
Views: 1589

One for Tusses

At last someone who puts an appropriate warning at the beginning of a YouTube video:

"If you are using amateur online videos as a source of information on shop safety, then you should turn off the power, leave the shop now, and sell all of your tools"

Scrit