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by siafins
Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: wood worktop oils
Replies: 4
Views: 1244

Re: wood worktop oils

My choice would be Osmo worktop oil as well.
by siafins
Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Euro style ship lap front door in Columbian Pine
Replies: 26
Views: 5838

Re: Euro style ship lap front door in Columbian Pine

Nice looking door, nice design.
by siafins
Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Today
Replies: 7
Views: 1398

Re: Today

:lol:
stevep wrote:Does it have a mock wood grain finish? And a little window with stick on lead? If it was me I'd punch a load of pin holes in it to make it look like it had woodworm.


Paint some blotches on your face and tell them you've had an allergic reaction to the plastic and walk away! :lol:
by siafins
Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Casement hinges
Replies: 8
Views: 1682

Re: Casement hinges

Gazza, you could try Hafele. Picked some really nice quality polished brass storm proof hinges from them a while back and very reasonable. You could try Marches Architectural Hardware in Llandrindod Wells, they are online and also sell Hafele products if you don't have a Hafele account. http://www.m...
by siafins
Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Drill recommendations - the Makita has died!
Replies: 20
Views: 3890

Re: Drill recommendations - the Makita has died!

If the batteries you have are pretty good a bare unit or similar make/model would be better I would of thought, you can use batteries for other bare units at a later date, the option is there. The best cordless I've had is a Milwaukee C18 DD Lion, bought as a show special for £ 159 six years ago, ca...
by siafins
Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: How would you clamp this up?
Replies: 11
Views: 1915

Re: How would you clamp this up?

Instead of using double sided tape, you could use a hot glue gun on the blocks and knock them off afterwards or clamp a length along the sides with angled cut outs instead of the blocks, same idea but you can hold them with clamps rather than any glue or screws.
by siafins
Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Bead Eurocutters
Replies: 7
Views: 1345

Re: Bead Eurocutters

Sainty.

Two 96 x 55 HSS special cutters, 1.5mm lead in and 2 mm radius £ 48.00 + 3.50 postage plus the Vat.

I normally try and adjust off the shelf cutters but the 2mm radius was a bit difficult!
by siafins
Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Bead Eurocutters
Replies: 7
Views: 1345

Re: Bead Eurocutters

Couldn't find anything suitable at the time myself and I just got Whitehill to make up a cutter for me in the end. Don't know if that helps you. I'm not sure did they have some cutters to do the bead in stock but I wanted a 2mm radius bead and a 1.5mm flat. Gave them the dimensions over the phone an...
by siafins
Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Van Racking
Replies: 44
Views: 33061

Re: Van Racking

Here's what I've done in my T5. All boxes as per the Dewalt Trolley system, and all individually attached on arms to a bespoke 25mm box tube frame that is bolted in.. Each box can be removed independent of each other, and the arms they are connected to can be folded flat to gain full width of van b...
by siafins
Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Van Racking
Replies: 44
Views: 33061

Re: Van Racking

False floor is a good idea for carrying sheets exept my van is an 1" or so to short to do this unless I take the bulkhead out! I don't know what you are going to carry in it Matty. I haven't racked mine out, it just gives me an option of a clear van for carrying kitchen units or machines. I hav...
by siafins
Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Wadkin Bursgreen BAO/S Sharpening and setting .
Replies: 28
Views: 4264

Re: Wadkin Bursgreen BAO/S Sharpening and setting .

Nice machine! 8-)

Got distracted by the chicken on a swing though :lol:
by siafins
Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Stairs?
Replies: 61
Views: 7275

Re: Stairs?

We glue the wedges in as well for what its worth!. They are mostly oak staircases and are 9 times out 10 panelled or boxed in underneath anyway.

Straight cutter for us, I can see the benefit of a 5' cutter, quite a few use them.

What have you started Alan! :lol:
by siafins
Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Childs Four Poster.
Replies: 25
Views: 3594

Re: Childs Four Poster.

Very nice Mark!.

Looks very nice in a light timber, great job of it.
by siafins
Sat Oct 13, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Bar / lounge fitout
Replies: 26
Views: 4506

Re: Bar / lounge fitout

Nice job of it!

Lot of work gone into it fair play.
by siafins
Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Small HiFi unit and new watermark
Replies: 13
Views: 2304

Re: Small HiFi unit and new watermark

thatsnotafestool wrote:
mtr1 wrote:Your furniture is lovely Nick, lose the watermark it spoils all your photos on your whole website, just my opinion of course.



+1. The watermark pulls your eye away from the fine furniture.


+1. Lovely work though Nick.
by siafins
Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: Turning
Topic: Fruit bowl
Replies: 12
Views: 4141

Re: Fruit bowl

Very nice Doug.

Love the character, really nice job of it.
by siafins
Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Advice on hard wearing wood
Replies: 14
Views: 1301

Re: Advice on hard wearing wood

mrgrimsdale wrote:
siafins wrote:......new 'oar holder', sorry I don't know the correct name of it!

"Forcola" for forcolas sake! It's all over the website.

:lol: I didn't even look at the link!...yes, those hook like brackets are the ones!.Walnut, final answer :lol:
by siafins
Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Advice on hard wearing wood
Replies: 14
Views: 1301

Re: Advice on hard wearing wood

might be worth finding out what they use on gondolas in venice. They are wood and get used all day every day in season. It says walnut here but I read cherry somewhere else. http://www.forcole.com/eng-home.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href)...
by siafins
Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:28 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Elm Floor.
Replies: 17
Views: 2416

Re: Elm Floor.

Stunning Mark!

Spent most of my apprenticeship on Elm, didn't realise it looked that good after all that time!
by siafins
Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:49 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Drawer Boxes
Replies: 16
Views: 3210

Re: Drawer Boxes

When I make drawer boxes, they are usually simple oak, dovetailed boxes, 15mm thick sides with a 6 or 10mm base Oak veneered mdf base. I knock of the aris and that's about it. They look about the same as every other drawer box out there. Regardless of what the item is, whenever anyone sees a doveta...
by siafins
Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: New Toy
Replies: 8
Views: 1956

Re: New Toy

Works well Paul, nice machine as well, ideal. Makes light work of the frames.

Puts my little Orteguil mitre guillotine that I picked up for £70 with an adapted fence to do roughly the same in the shade a little bit!.
by siafins
Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Latest Kitchen
Replies: 33
Views: 3298

Re: Latest Kitchen

Very nice Paul.

Like the curved cornice and the oak/painted contrast on the circular unit, very nice.
by siafins
Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Curved kitchen in Oak.
Replies: 15
Views: 2687

Re: Curved kitchen in Oak.

Thanks siafins. Much appreciated. Presumably the 40mm frame sits over 2 x 19mm ( or 18mm?) carcase sides with a 1mm or 2mm overlap which allows side mounted drawer runners to be fitted without having to pack out the sides of the carcase (or have packers between the carcases)? Roger, the side panels...
by siafins
Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Curved kitchen in Oak.
Replies: 15
Views: 2687

Re: Curved kitchen in Oak.

Thanks for the comments. Regarding the sink guy's, it would have been nice to have one follow the curve or get one made if possible!. Client choice of stainless steel sink and a must drainer. It would of had to follow the wall if it was curved I suppose, two different curves either front or back, it...
by siafins
Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Curved kitchen in Oak.
Replies: 15
Views: 2687

Re: Curved kitchen in Oak.

Thanks Mark, Pinch and Roger M. The cabinet frame is laminated along with the kick board, the door rails are machined from solid. The curved frame rail was done in one length, then cut in half along with the kick board so the grain would align back up when the two cabinets were joined back up on sit...
by siafins
Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Curved kitchen in Oak.
Replies: 15
Views: 2687

Curved kitchen in Oak.

Hi Guy's, Thought I'd post a few images of what's been keeping me occupied for a bit!. Its a curved kitchen for a 'Round House', there is a few units there by the central chimney but these are only a few images of the cabinets following the wall. It's quite a simple design but its been a bit tricky ...
by siafins
Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Advice on bulky worktop
Replies: 3
Views: 844

Re: Advice on bulky worktop

Joint two 4.8 worktops as Jacob mentioned. You could inlay thin oak strips on the surface here and there to hide the butt joint and make it more realistic, along with the front edge. No chance of making it a split level somehere, no need for joints or mix it up with another timber or a granite slab ...
by siafins
Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Power feed
Replies: 38
Views: 7085

Re: Power feed

Hi Karl. I've run an iTech 34 on an SM3 3phase for the last 6 years, works very well for me, no problems. Handles lock well, 2 forward 2 reverse and if you swap the cogs around there's another set of speeds. I haven't used anything else so I can't compare it, its quite a big unit mind.I think they a...
by siafins
Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-woodworking related DIY
Topic: Concrete/grass driveway.
Replies: 7
Views: 5542

Re: Concrete/grass driveway.

Andys Woodshed wrote:Image


That pretty much explains it, thanks.

Cheers Matt, I followed up your link and a section in it took me to youtube where there was a similar system being used. Looks simple!
by siafins
Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Tiomos Hinge
Replies: 13
Views: 1841

Re: Tiomos Hinge

Dynapro £ 21.00 inc clips, Hafele. :oops:

If I say they are the 900mm version will it make it sound better! :D
by siafins
Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Tiomos Hinge
Replies: 13
Views: 1841

Re: Tiomos Hinge

Grass Dynapro runners on wooden drawer boxes.
by siafins
Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Kitchen worktop
Replies: 16
Views: 2239

Re: Kitchen worktop

One piece like that would probably warp or cup but the worktops with staves do as well a bit from time to time. I've never done it but thought of it a few times as it is a problem. Could machine stress grooves on the underside like they do on flooring and maybe stop before you get to the end if you ...
by siafins
Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: Non-woodworking related DIY
Topic: Concrete/grass driveway.
Replies: 7
Views: 5542

Re: Concrete/grass driveway.

Thanks guy's for the quick response. They cant be individual blocks as there aren't any joints anywhere, this is what baffled me a bit, but it looks like 6 x 3 holes per section, some don't line up perfect. I think I may have seen a video on youtube which must be the same system but i couldn't attac...
by siafins
Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-woodworking related DIY
Topic: Concrete/grass driveway.
Replies: 7
Views: 5542

Concrete/grass driveway.

Can anyone tell me how they do this. I was fitting on site the other day and I've attached an image of the driveway. It looks quite nice to be honest. I have no idea how its done other than its done with screeding concrete over moulds on some mesh? It is concrete with grass crosses in it. If anyone ...
by siafins
Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Concave boards
Replies: 31
Views: 2571

Re: Concave boards

mattty wrote:This should help.
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Now were talking! That on top of the boards should keep them nice and flat! :lol:
by siafins
Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: D&M Tools
Replies: 6
Views: 1293

Re: D&M Tools

Yes, had my D&M Tools catalogue through today! Very good service fair play, good catalogue as well. Data Powertools in Cardiff are very good as well. Great parts/service department, email them make/model or a photo of what I'm after and post parts out next day or when they say they will. Got me ...
by siafins
Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Concave boards
Replies: 31
Views: 2571

Re: Concave boards

I have the same problem on European Oak. The boards before surfacing are pretty straight but as soon as it goes over the surfacer it curves on the planed side. I've tried it on the small jointer and on the bigger planer with longer beds, same result. I think it only can be tension in the timber, sam...
by siafins
Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Pro photography
Replies: 6
Views: 1148

Re: Pro photography

Nice job, they take shots that we wouldn't normally take as the best shots, well me anyway!

I saw the first post, I probably wouldn't have chosen the colour on a chart, buy I do like it, very nice.

Can I ask you what finish do you use?


Dylan.
by siafins
Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: oak filler
Replies: 26
Views: 4041

Re: oak filler

.....Both fillers are totally different in colour but work well, the brummer is nearly a perfect match or as close you are going to get. I really don't buy this statement. All fillers are uniform in colour. Wood is not. So any large areas or lots of small areas dotted about the wood are going to st...
by siafins
Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: oak filler
Replies: 26
Views: 4041

Re: oak filler

Jas, Everbuild two pack in Teak is a good match for dark oak knots and two pack good for exterior. Teak not the dark stainable that looks like teak and everything else which everyone sells but Teak and Teak only! Brummer again Teak for the Oak itself, green tin I use, as good as any match straight f...

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