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by Leveller2911
Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Coffee Table and Wall Mirror in American Black Walnut
Replies: 26
Views: 3749

Re: Coffee Table and Wall Mirror in American Black Walnut

It's ok, it doesn't sound a bit gay. ;) Nice work JH.[/quote] I was once told by a woman that I have a "femanine" side........Obviously shocked and gobsmacked she went on to say that all men have one but most never show it..... :) Back on topic , I think ABW can look fantastic, when you put that fir...
by Leveller2911
Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Coffee Table and Wall Mirror in American Black Walnut
Replies: 26
Views: 3749

Re: Coffee Table and Wall Mirror in American Black Walnut

Nice, I like them both.ABW is my fav timber too, like working with it and always get excited when you get that lovelly depth to the grain.....Does that sound a bit gay?
by Leveller2911
Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Some more from the shop
Replies: 6
Views: 1449

Re: Some more from the shop

We always alternate the grain when making worktops but generally softwood seems to be the only other time we bother as its less stable.We regularly use 9" hardwood bottom rails and have never had any problems.
by Leveller2911
Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Setting up a spray room .
Replies: 205
Views: 22562

Re: Setting up a spray room .

Just a clarke jobbie for now . It works ok but i could do with a bigger one . I'm going to have a look at spray kit once the room is finished . My kit gets the job done and i know i can get a good result from it so thats fine for now . Dust and space was my main problem so this room is better even ...
by Leveller2911
Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Setting up a spray room .
Replies: 205
Views: 22562

Re: Setting up a spray room .

Finding spraying more and more appealing now as we do mostly windows and doors but seem to have a run of kitchens lately.I have read through the thread again Jas but what type of system are you using?.Is it HVLP or Air assisted airless?.. If your using AAA would that allow you to use a smaller fan?....
by Leveller2911
Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Setting up a spray room .
Replies: 205
Views: 22562

Re: Setting up a spray room .

senior wrote:If it doesn't work I reckon you could turn it into a sauna.

Black Architectural Soligum on the walls and its a nice S&M dungeon playroom...
by Leveller2911
Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: Wooden boats
Topic: Got some pin striping cnc'd for the runabout
Replies: 9
Views: 4956

Re: Got some pin striping cnc'd for the runabout

Very nice indeed, I would love a 1950,2 slipper launch .Even a wreck seems to fetch £thousands. I went to the wooden boat show last year ,bunked off work for a day and there were some lovelly boats there. Even one of the "Little boats" that survived the Dunkirk evacuation.Mind you it was sad to see ...
by Leveller2911
Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Axminster v SIP
Replies: 13
Views: 8711

Re: Axminster v SIP

I recently bought the Axminster Industrial Series TSCE-400R-1 400mm Table Saw and I have to say the aftersales was pretty poor.Within 10 minutes of starting the machine it stopped.I phoned them and spoke to the engineer who diagnosed the problem and said they would send out the parts sometime the ne...
by Leveller2911
Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Workshop heating
Replies: 28
Views: 3786

Re: Workshop heating

[quote="thatsnotafestool"]One aspect of insurance that is incredibly unfair if you are unfortunate to get involved and that is if, through no fault of your own, they decide to write off your vehicle. I was chatting to a friend of mine in the workshop the other day and his grandaughter was hit by ano...
by Leveller2911
Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Wood ID
Replies: 3
Views: 1230

Re: Wood ID

Top one looks like a Teak or possibly Idigbo . The bottom looks like Keruing or Nemasu....... All educated guesses. I put a piece of Teak through the 4 cutter for a friends boat as a favour. Never again as I spent the next 3 hours changing 16 planer knives. Always seems to go t*ts up when I do favou...
by Leveller2911
Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Kitchen in Plywood
Replies: 13
Views: 12685

Re: Kitchen in Plywood

lathams have B/BB grade as their top quality birch ply. I assume thats the one to go for doorswise If you go for B/BB grade you need to go and view the boards. We recently did a kitchen in Birch faced ply and out of 16 8x4 sheets there were only 6 sheets that were clear on both sides.On the BB side ...
by Leveller2911
Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Workshop heating
Replies: 28
Views: 3786

Re: Workshop heating

The burner could be housed outside in a simple cement board constructed fire proofed housing & the pipework ducted into the workshop. Pretty much what we have in mind to house the woodburner. I think Apollo do one with a water jacket and also Axminster sell one ,think its a Rojek. Quite like the Eu...
by Leveller2911
Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Workshop heating
Replies: 28
Views: 3786

Re: Workshop heating

On a slightly different note, whenever I have mentioned the possibilty of spraying, their reaction was as if I had said I was making fireworks or biodiesel or both; one of the reasons I only use water-based. Am I the only one with this problem? John We've been looking into spraying and I've read th...
by Leveller2911
Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Kitchen in Plywood
Replies: 13
Views: 12685

Re: Kitchen in Plywood

We recently made a kitchen from Birch faced ply and as Jonny said there can be issues with tension within the ply. We use to be able to get Birch ply with A-A graded sides but now get grade A-B . The last lot we had was not great as the B grade sides had those ply repair inserts they put in when the...
by Leveller2911
Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Workshop heating
Replies: 28
Views: 3786

Re: Workshop heating

Blimey Mr S, your spraybooth is nearly as big as our workshop..... Hear what you say re insurance conditions but after paying close on £20k over the years you would think they could spare one man for a morning to visit the workshop. Poor service IMO..
by Leveller2911
Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Workshop heating
Replies: 28
Views: 3786

Re: Workshop heating

We'll just have to make sure we don't burn the place down![/quote] Be nice n toasty though..... Just down the road from us there was a new furniture factory ,had been built for 9 months when it caught fire one night under very strange circumstances.It was big, over 1/4 mile long and the wind blew th...
by Leveller2911
Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Workshop heating
Replies: 28
Views: 3786

Re: Workshop heating

Cheers Jon, much appreciated.I will contact Aviva re insurance...
by Leveller2911
Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Workshop heating
Replies: 28
Views: 3786

Re: Workshop heating

The main issue is that our insurance company will not allow naked flame heating within the workshop so any incinerator will need to be sited outside the workshop but housed within a small building and the hot air ducted through the walls. Are you sure your insurance company will allow this, ours wo...
by Leveller2911
Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Workshop heating
Replies: 28
Views: 3786

Re: Workshop heating

Lol at c*ck ups! Hmm honest answer regarding the heaters I have no idea but I'm not having the insurance companies dictating to me everything I can and can't do with my business! Thats what I said until I tried finding another insurer and I'm still looking...... :lol: With hindsight I wish I had sa...
by Leveller2911
Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Workshop heating
Replies: 28
Views: 3786

Re: Workshop heating

In a very expensive way at the moment using propane heaters . Had a quote for a combat heater as we have free gas but that was near 4k. I looked at a wood burner but that was 3.5k and well to be honest I'd rather buy something that pays for its self first. But I am allowed to install one according ...
by Leveller2911
Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Workshop heating
Replies: 28
Views: 3786

Re: Workshop heating

Cheers Mark, never considered LV ,didn't realise they did commercial insurance. I will see what they can do and if they are interested. Just out of interest how do you heat your workshop?.
by Leveller2911
Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Workshop heating
Replies: 28
Views: 3786

Re: Workshop heating

if you were both were to set up a company 50/50 and put all the machines and assets that you have bought into that company. Let this company be the workspace etc, then use this company to rent back to you and your friend it's equipment and workshop facilities. Insure the workspace through the new c...
by Leveller2911
Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Workshop heating
Replies: 28
Views: 3786

Workshop heating

I've searched for a thread on workshop heating and couldn't seem to find much so here goes. I share my workshop with a friend ,we buy all the machinery etc between us and its worked really well for the last 9 years (friends for 23yrs).We need to invest in a good heating system for the workshop which...
by Leveller2911
Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Planer thicknesser
Replies: 21
Views: 4032

Re: Planer thicknesser

Mark, How long does it take you to change a standard set of knives? The missing part of this debate (and another recent one) is the potential time saving of an 'automatic' system, and/or better finish i.e. no point in having four knives if only one is doing the cutting. John I couldn't agree more, ...
by Leveller2911
Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Buying advice
Replies: 27
Views: 3531

Re: Buying advice

We went to a dealer last Autumn looking for a rip saw and they had a RD240 which was about 2002-3 model and it was up for £5,750-00 and it didn't have the electronic read out so to get an RD240 for £1700-00 its a steal........maybe literally a steal. :shock:
by Leveller2911
Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: SCM sintex XL
Replies: 28
Views: 5213

Re: SCM sintex XL

I will be using it mainly to do kitchen frame work and door rails, so 37 x 26mm and 80 x 26mm. Plus drawer box sizes 100 x 15, 150 x 15 etc Hopefully we can knock out 300 metres at a time and hold stock. I'm confident the guy will accept the offer price, it was fairly close after a bit of negotiati...
by Leveller2911
Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: SCM sintex XL
Replies: 28
Views: 5213

Re: SCM sintex XL

Ask them to throw in the "Sputnick" (3 hose ducting kit thats in the pic) as they can cost anything from £150-00 upwards and they worth it. It will be an ideal piece of kit for making kitchens etc.What is the capacity , is it 180mm x 120mm ? We went for the Paloni as it will machine 240mm x 120mm wh...
by Leveller2911
Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Water Cooled Spindle and Freezing Conditions
Replies: 13
Views: 1854

Re: Water Cooled Spindle and Freezing Conditions

jfc wrote:
just about anyone could knock one out on a lathe
I might give that one a go ! Sounds fun !

Made me chuckle, just as I was drinking hot chocolate, now got to clean me keyboard up.....

Is that what that milky liquid is on metal working lathes? I did wonder.. :)
by Leveller2911
Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: SCM sintex XL
Replies: 28
Views: 5213

Re: SCM sintex XL

Hi chaps, newbie here so go easy with me. We have a 4 sided moulder (Paloni RD240) and it saves so much time.We would have gone for a SCM Sintex but at the time but the machines in our price range would only do a maximum planing width of 180mm which wasn't really enough ,so we went for a Paloni whi...
by Leveller2911
Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: SCM sintex XL
Replies: 28
Views: 5213

Re: SCM sintex XL

Hi chaps, newbie here so go easy with me. We have a 4 sided moulder (Paloni RD240) and it saves so much time.We would have gone for a SCM Sintex but at the time but the machines in our price range would only do a maximum planing width of 180mm which wasn't really enough ,so we went for a Paloni whic...