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by siafins
Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Sycamore sofa table WIP
Replies: 43
Views: 10500

Re: Sycamore sofa table WIP

Really like that!

Love the design of it Nick.
by siafins
Fri Dec 12, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Dewalt biscuit jointer advicewanted from other owners
Replies: 9
Views: 1921

Re: Dewalt biscuit jointer advicewanted from other owners

Ive had the Dewalt for the last year, its been spot on for accuracy. It was a bit of a whim at the time and with it being reasonably priced I was a but wary, but no, fine.

Sorry cant help you more than that.
by siafins
Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: MDF Grain
Replies: 7
Views: 2050

Re: MDF Grain

I dont do much in M.D.F but I have on a few occasions used quality brass butt hinges as Bob has with Spax screws and no problems.
by siafins
Sun Nov 30, 2014 2:06 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: sliding wardrobe doors.
Replies: 4
Views: 1879

Re: sliding wardrobe doors.

If your not fitting a pelmet or a cornice, you could create a shadow gap along the top. The sliding doors would have to be level but ceilings are very rarely level. Scribing any cornice or pelmet is just going to make it look worse. Drop the top edge of the doors down, set a filler piece back 25mm o...
by siafins
Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: morrells 440 fighting advice
Replies: 8
Views: 2447

Re: morrells 440 fighting advice

Tomy, If some tops are fine and others arent, I would of thought its problems with the existing finish. I had a similar problem years ago so I know how it feels! I went through the usual checks at the time, left it for a day, changed to the same brand of thinners as the finish and changed the rags I...
by siafins
Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Time to replace the battery drill
Replies: 24
Views: 4069

Re: Time to replace the battery drill

Milwaukee worth looking at. My 12v Makita needs replacing soon too. Had a look at the Milwaukee M12 drill the other day - 3ah batteries, light and reassuringly solid. 3 year guarantee on batteries and drill. Not shopped around for the best price yet, but will be doing so soon. Cheers Karl Ive been u...
by siafins
Wed Nov 05, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Chop saw or RAS?
Replies: 14
Views: 3223

Re: Chop saw or RAS?

If space is a problem, the chopsaw would be more beneficial I would of thought, plus the added bonus of moving it easier. Easier to move a chop saw around to crosscut those long timbers than a RAS!. I have both but I use the chopsaw a lot more often and quicker change over from crosscutting to mitre...
by siafins
Mon Oct 27, 2014 4:41 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Radius Cornice How I Do It
Replies: 20
Views: 4812

Re: Radius Cornice How I Do It

I do the same as Paul but a ring fence instead of a bearing. The ring fence gives me more control on the cut, you can ease in and pull away.

Nice job of it anyway.
by siafins
Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Mitre Shooter
Replies: 0
Views: 1861

Mitre Shooter

If anybody has anymore info on this mitre shooter i'd be grateful. Its a Hutchen's Patent Mitre Shooter made by N.Holman & Sons, St Just, Penzance. Its been wrapped up under my workbench for a long time now, its works fine, it seems to have been painted along the line somewhere, so I dont know i...
by siafins
Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: latest kitchens
Replies: 18
Views: 4544

Re: latest kitchens

Very nice Paul, lovely choice of colours, very stylish.
by siafins
Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:52 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cornice quadrants
Replies: 14
Views: 3129

Re: Cornice quadrants

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Thanks, it looks a good idea to get them machined up.
by siafins
Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cornice quadrants
Replies: 14
Views: 3129

Re: Cornice quadrants

Spindle moulder jig, ring fence and a 30' cone head cutter block.

You dont have a picture or video of the pivoting jig you use, I would be interested in having a look.
by siafins
Fri Oct 10, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Belfast undermount sink
Replies: 23
Views: 4856

Re: Belfast undermount sink

Between number 1 and 3 just to confuse things! Basically a few mm overhang for me, just enough to take your eye off the seal between the sink and worktop.

But always good to check with the customer!
by siafins
Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: "Bosch GEX 150 Professional", Swiss Made.
Replies: 4
Views: 1366

Re: "Bosch GEX 150 Professional", Swiss Made.

Ive had the same sort of problem on a Metabo 150mm sander using Abranet discs, its only a few months old but just replaced it with a Mirka Unipad with a sacrificial velcro disc in between.

Big difference, difficult to peel the abranet disc off now :lol:
by siafins
Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: DeWalt 625 plunge router springs
Replies: 7
Views: 1828

Re: DeWalt 625 plunge router springs

These have parts diagrams if its of help, many types there.

http://www.powertoolspares.com/tool/dew ... e5/spares/

Dont know if the link will work.
by siafins
Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Recommend me a van...........
Replies: 16
Views: 3435

Re: Recommend me a van...........

The new vivaro/trafic can take 8x4 sheets on the floor, even the swb version.

There is a trap door thing in the bulkhead behind the passenger seat that lifts up to get long stuff through, handrails and cornice's :lol: Seen a lot of vivaro's with false floors in them to take 8x4 sheets.
by siafins
Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Recommend me a van...........
Replies: 16
Views: 3435

Re: Recommend me a van...........

Pot luck really on a van I think, everyone has their favourites and horror story's!. Ive ran Vauxhalls for a few years, done really well for me. I hire the bigger vans to get kitchens and big stuff delivered. Ive had a few makes on a few days hire but im always glad to get back in vauxhall :lol: The...
by siafins
Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: New tool Tuesday
Replies: 23
Views: 4589

Re: New tool Tuesday

Very nice Jon! Good luck with it.

Would be interested in how you get on with the planer.
What sort of work will you be running through it?


Dylan.
by siafins
Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Staircase maker in Birmingham
Replies: 18
Views: 4038

Re: Staircase maker in Birmingham

Would love to have a go at a curved/spiral myself but never had the chance yet. The marking out, still not a 100% of! There are quite a few accounts on Instagram with guy's/companies in America and one or two here making these curved staircases and all the curved handrails, if you follow them, they ...
by siafins
Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Built-in wardrobes
Replies: 3
Views: 1325

Re: Built-in wardrobes

If youre using a moulded cornice i'd stop short of the ceiling as Keith said. With built in wardrobes we normally finish the cabinets say 50mm or less from the ceiling and walls, scribe and set filler strip in the gap, but set it back from the front edge creating a shadow gap. For me too much scribi...
by siafins
Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Big old cupboard thing
Replies: 18
Views: 3728

Re: Big old cupboard thing

Stunning!
by siafins
Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:39 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: lettering .... ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2535

Re: lettering .... ?

Hi can anyone tell em the correct tools required to cut this lettering? http://www.presentsformen.co.uk/qwerkity/oak-key-holder-prod14958/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; What to use for cutting the diagonal slot (mitre?) Would you presumably oil rather than wax the inside edge/depth...
by siafins
Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Large Cupboard
Replies: 6
Views: 1682

Re: Large Cupboard

Very nice Paul.

Good luck fitting it!
by siafins
Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: help identifying wood
Replies: 7
Views: 1701

Re: help identifying wood

Looks like Utile to me.
by siafins
Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Trimbridge Edgebander and edging.SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 1338

Re: Trimbridge Edgebander and edging.

Still for sale, open to reasonable offers! :)
by siafins
Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:34 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: latest Project
Replies: 6
Views: 2249

Re: latest Project

Very nice!

Lot of work in that, looks like a sturdy lathe for all those turnings, nice!
by siafins
Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: A curved 2 door cabinet
Replies: 16
Views: 4041

Re: A curved 2 door cabinet

Nice job! How do you machine the laminates/veneers Bob? I like the morso notcher as well! Dylan. I buy it in, 24 sheets in a pack about 3m x 500mm. they are 2mm constructional veneers. I can't remember off hand who I bought from, i bought two packs and that has lasted quite a while. Thanks Bob, did...
by siafins
Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: A curved 2 door cabinet
Replies: 16
Views: 4041

Re: A curved 2 door cabinet

Nice job!

How do you machine the laminates/veneers Bob?

I like the morso notcher as well!

Dylan.
by siafins
Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Plug cutters
Replies: 8
Views: 1966

Re: Plug cutters

Thanks for the info guy's. Veritas looks good then!
by siafins
Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: PolyX tints
Replies: 1
Views: 1032

Re: PolyX tints

Hi Nick, It is quite tricky to use but once you get the hang of it. I found you had to brush it over a few times to get the excess off rather than wipe the excess off. It was much thinner than the polyx oil. You nearly brush it all out and when it dries it leaves a haze and build the colour up. I us...
by siafins
Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Trimbridge Edgebander and edging.SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 1338

Trimbridge Edgebander and edging.SOLD

Trimbridge Edgebander for sale. I've put it on here first before it goes on ebay, if anyone's interested. I bought it around 12 yrs ago to do a job, its done only a few mtrs over the last 10yrs and I mean a few mtrs, thats why its up for sale. All that edging came with it and is included in the pric...
by siafins
Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Plug cutters
Replies: 8
Views: 1966

Re: Plug cutters

Thank you guy's for the info.

I'll try some of them and see how I get on.
by siafins
Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Plug cutters
Replies: 8
Views: 1966

Plug cutters

Could anyone recommend some decent plug cutters in a 10mm or 12mm dia size? Its not my favourite thing to plug but sometimes you cant get out of it! I find when cutting them in oak the cutter gets hot and charrs the outside of it and difficult to get a good finish. Other than buying them in any reco...
by siafins
Tue May 20, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: How do I make this?
Replies: 17
Views: 4125

Re: How do I make this?

Could you do the centre section on a surface planer or a jig in the thicknesser then glue the 13mm edges afterwards if the timber/grain is easy to match up. Are the 13mm edges in a groove? or only down 2 edges.

Or a block in a tilting spindle.
by siafins
Tue May 13, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Latest Kitchen
Replies: 17
Views: 2925

Re: Latest Kitchen

Very smart. Lovely job it.
by siafins
Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Difficult customer
Replies: 13
Views: 3462

Re: Difficult customer

I'd probably try and negotiate as Bob suggested, ask them what do they want you to do. I try and get most of the decisions done on email or a contract, email is good and it works both ways. Ive moved away from being involved in supplying granite and corian worktops, i pass them on to the guy's that ...
by siafins
Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Experience with Leitz Tooling UK?
Replies: 6
Views: 1551

Re: Experience with Leitz Tooling UK?

Hadnt dealt with Leitz before till a few months ago when we wanted a specific blade for an old type of machine. They knew exactly what blade I needed, didnt have one in stock but sent one out from Germany and it got delivered when they said it would! Cant ask for more really. I have no experience on...
by siafins
Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: re saw wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 1239

Re: re saw wanted

Im fairly sure Hitachi do a resaw in America that is the size of a bench top bandsaw and takes a 3" or 4" wide blade!
I think its only for the american market, ive looked at them, wished they made one for the uk market!

I dont know about the other manufacturer's.
by siafins
Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Trenails - how to make them ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2353

Re: Trenails - how to make them ?

nickw wrote:I'd have thought they were riven and shaved for maximum strength.


+1
by siafins
Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Under Staircase Storage
Replies: 15
Views: 4411

Re: Under Staircase Storage

Very nice clean lines on the framework. It look's like you took the time to plan ahead so the framework has a clean look about it. Are the panels in the draws solid or veneers? There looks to be a lot of diversity in the figure, was it planned. Very neat work. It was a fair bit of planning plus it ...

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