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by davidpidge
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Kitchen worktop help
Replies: 5
Views: 2315

Re: Kitchen worktop help

Is it too late or out of budget to do the long run down the left side with the wood in one piece and replace part '3' with stone w/ draining grooves? It'd only cost a couple hundred and last infinitely longer than timber being used as a draining board. Otherwise go for the right side layout if you'r...
by davidpidge
Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Stock Warp - rough dimension first?
Replies: 6
Views: 2539

Re: Stock Warp - rough dimension first?

Were they dry boards before going in the garage? If they were green when they went in the garage 2 years wont have been long enough to dry them out probably. Moisture meter will tell.
by davidpidge
Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Stock Warp - rough dimension first?
Replies: 6
Views: 2539

Re: Stock Warp - rough dimension first?

I would cut them to finished length+100mm (if you have enough length) first then put them on sticks in the room where they'll be installed for a week or 2 and see if they move. (100mm extra length covers checks and planer snipe later) Having a reliable moisture meter will be useful so you can check ...
by davidpidge
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Larder unit
Replies: 12
Views: 5807

Re: Larder unit

Cheers for the comments. Before anyone thinks I'm too generous I did charge them! Just nowhere near as much as I would have for a 'proper' client but I enjoy doing single pieces like this that have minimal installation so that helps.
by davidpidge
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sub contractor..
Replies: 4
Views: 2039

Re: Sub contractor..

There's a free citizens advice number you can call. Google it. Or even better there are citizens advice offices in most towns and it's free to drop in and discuss your problem with someone who can put you on to solicitors etc. Some of these solicitors will give you a free hour of legal advice which ...
by davidpidge
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Workbench help
Replies: 5
Views: 2460

Re: Workbench help

This is a "temporary" 8x4 workbench I built erm.... 4 years ago! Put some 20mm dowel through the legs to support panels and doors. Mdf top with 20mm holes for clamps etc. Total cost about £40?
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by davidpidge
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Workbench help
Replies: 5
Views: 2460

Re: Workbench help

Agree just make one from 4x2. Can be built in place and made nice and heavy! Don't get sucked in by online photos of pretty roubo workbenches! You won't want to saw/drill through those!!
Also possible to build it so it doubles up as a big outfeed table for the tablesaw.
by davidpidge
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Mini fix & Maxi fix jigs.........
Replies: 13
Views: 4176

Re: Mini fix & Maxi fix jigs.........

I also only use the 5x30 dominoes for carcasses. I assume 5mm would be too small for their connector design but only having a thin wall of material would be a limitation of the material so chipboard probably would be weak but mr mdf and ply should be ok?
by davidpidge
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Larder unit
Replies: 12
Views: 5807

Re: Larder unit

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With the leds wired up and controlled with pressure switches. Hopefully I'll get to make a high spec version of this for someone one day.
by davidpidge
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Larder unit
Replies: 12
Views: 5807

Re: Larder unit

As my time management is pretty poor I won't always do a set amount of hourse each day. If I work out a job in hours and it comes to 48 hours that'll be 5 or 6 days worth of hours probably. Also my spread sheet that i use for prices has hours for labour not full days but i roughly calculate 9 hours ...
by davidpidge
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Larder unit
Replies: 12
Views: 5807

Re: Larder unit

Spend the afternoon on youtube?
by davidpidge
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Larder unit
Replies: 12
Views: 5807

Re: Larder unit

Nice Dave, popular colour aswell, did you have to get it in by yourself or did you have a lift. I hate fitting large units by myself, awkward to move. I did it by myself. The carcass was in 2 parts. Top carcass is sides, top and 9mm back. Bottom carcass is 18mm ply with oak worktop so that part was...
by davidpidge
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Mini fix & Maxi fix jigs.........
Replies: 13
Views: 4176

Re: Mini fix & Maxi fix jigs.........

If I'm doing a ceiling height unit like a wardrobe there's no room to assemble the carcass laying down then stand it up. I also don't want any fixings visible inside so I do the same as leveller by starting with a base panel on adjustable feet but i have blocks of ply screwed to the underside and st...
by davidpidge
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Larder unit
Replies: 12
Views: 5807

Re: Larder unit

looks great, out of interest how long do you allocate to such a project? That's a question! Well I didn't allow anywhere near enough time because I was trying to keep the cost down as it was for family but for a proper client I'd allow 5-6 days to make (I work out prices for labour in hours so 45-5...
by davidpidge
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Mini fix & Maxi fix jigs.........
Replies: 13
Views: 4176

Re: Mini fix & Maxi fix jigs.........

If you already have a domino (assume a 500?) have you looked at the dominofix stuff from these guys.... http://dominofix.com/ Haven't used it myself yet but looks decent and the only visible fixing is about the size of an allen key so easily plugged. I think the jig etc is about £60 and I assume eac...
by davidpidge
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Larder unit
Replies: 12
Views: 5807

Larder unit

Finished this larder unit on Monday. It was for family and done on a tigt budget but not much I'd change anyway. Led strip lights still need wiring up. As usual it was dark when i finished so useless photos! Tulip doors and face frames. Maple spice racks. Birch ply carcasses and euro oak worktop ins...
by davidpidge
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Free: Lamello biscuits
Replies: 0
Views: 1819

Free: Lamello biscuits

Free to someone local who wants to collect from ba3 5xt
3 no. Packs of Nr. 20
1 no. Pack of Nr. 10
1 no. Pack of Nr. 0
All been stored for at least a year. Got a domino so these are collecting dust.
Cheers!
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by davidpidge
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Pocket hole jigs
Replies: 2
Views: 1771

Re: Pocket hole jigs

Cheers Steve. I got the ujk jig in the end. I like that the block can be unscrewed and used seperately like the singpe hole part of the kreg jig. I've used both and the results are equally good.
by davidpidge
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Small workshop fine dust extraction
Replies: 4
Views: 2386

Re: Small workshop fine dust extraction

I can't see much between those machines. Tbey appear to have the same flow rate but the charnwood only fiktets to 2 microns, others say 1 micron. I was told 3 phase is better for power consumption especially on a machine that is switched on and off frequently. When i switched to a twin bag machine w...
by davidpidge
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Pocket hole jigs
Replies: 2
Views: 1771

Pocket hole jigs

Hi all, I need to get a pocket hole jig for attaching face frames to carcasses (and i think I'll use it for fixing large face frames together on site). Basically whats the best kit? Most people appear to use the Kreg stuff but UJK now have one on axminster that has good reviews.... http://www.axmins...
by davidpidge
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: First proper kitchen finished
Replies: 12
Views: 5445

Re: First proper kitchen finished

will1983 wrote:Nice one David, I do like these painted shaker kitchens!
Out of interest what are the colours called?

Will
Both little greene intelligent eggshell. Dark blue is 'basalt' and grey is 'french grey'.
by davidpidge
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: First proper kitchen finished
Replies: 12
Views: 5445

Re: First proper kitchen finished

Cheers guys. If I'd had time i would have posted some wip photos which i might do later.
by davidpidge
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: First proper kitchen finished
Replies: 12
Views: 5445

Re: First proper kitchen finished

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by davidpidge
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: First proper kitchen finished
Replies: 12
Views: 5445

Re: First proper kitchen finished

The island needs a tap and some better photos!
The island needs a tap and some better photos!
by davidpidge
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: First proper kitchen finished
Replies: 12
Views: 5445

Re: First proper kitchen finished

Uggh not again. How do I rotate the images?
by davidpidge
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: First proper kitchen finished
Replies: 12
Views: 5445

First proper kitchen finished

I've just finished up my first full kitchen. It also included a utility room and was a lot more hassle than I'd anticipated. (No surprise there then!) 20171212_100605.jpg The corner worktop unit housed the fuse board and has space for a food mixer with a bifold door and lighting inside. 20171212_092...
by davidpidge
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: driveway gates
Replies: 26
Views: 10076

Re: driveway gates

Fantastic WIP photos. They are some monster bits of joinery! How are you moving them around?
by davidpidge
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Wine rack
Replies: 7
Views: 3226

Re: Wine rack

Can you buy dado blades in the uk? Can they fit any saw or do you need an adapter for the arbour?
by davidpidge
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Wine rack
Replies: 7
Views: 3226

Re: Wine rack

Agree, lap joints to make up each 'layer' then dowel rest. Or, buy a domino and sell it on/keep it!
Get an engineer to make a collar attached to an l bracket to guide a drill for dowel? Pocket hole screw the whole thing?
by davidpidge
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: extraction advice needed
Replies: 5
Views: 2556

Re: extraction advice needed

Cheers for that. I did consider sticking a brush seal on as i have some laying around. Already put duck tape on any holes i can find. I have a 3-into-1 junction with blast gates but i can hear them whistling so definitely not air tight!
by davidpidge
Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: extraction advice needed
Replies: 5
Views: 2556

extraction advice needed

Since installing fine dust filters on my twin bag jet extractor there has been a noticeable drop in suction (I am assuming due to a drop in air flow through the filters). It's fine when there's only one hose open on the router table etc but on the panel saw where there's a 100mm outlet from the mach...
by davidpidge
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Blum runner suppliers?
Replies: 10
Views: 4024

Re: Blum runner suppliers?

PABLO123 wrote:I`ve used the Blum ones from day 1, the rep gave me a Hettich set to try, I really like the adjustability of them
nice smooth action, front to back and side to side adjustments
Paul
What company did the rep come from? I've got a blum rep coming soon hopefully so would be good to compare.
by davidpidge
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Blum runner suppliers?
Replies: 10
Views: 4024

Re: Blum runner suppliers?

MJ80 wrote:Grass tipmatic. Never again.
haha, sounds like a traumatic episode. That's +1 for Blum then?
by davidpidge
Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Band saw help please
Replies: 6
Views: 2910

Re: Band saw help please

If you're doing heavy scroll cutting stuff then just make sure it has good top and bottom blade guides. Bearings either side of the blade and behind that are adjustable. And +1 for tuffsaws. He'll make any length blade and will advise you on TPI etc if you tell him what machine and application its f...
by davidpidge
Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Blum runner suppliers?
Replies: 10
Views: 4024

Re: Blum runner suppliers?

Just noticed that probox stock all the runners. Somehow seem to be half the price of ironmongery direct.
Has anyone used both Grass 'tipmatic' runners and Blum tip-on and compared them?
by davidpidge
Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Blum runner suppliers?
Replies: 10
Views: 4024

Blum runner suppliers?

Hi all, After having problems with Grass runners and seeing how many people rave about Blum products I'm going to try them out. Who supplies your Blum stuff? I need some touch open drawer runners for an upcoming project so I think I need the Blum tip-on runners. Anyone used them? I can't find any go...
by davidpidge
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Grass dynapro runner problem
Replies: 2
Views: 1421

Re: Grass dynapro runner problem

The blum runners are a bit more expensive so I will have to use the grass on the next couple of jobs as they're what i quoted for but in the new year i will be switching. Not sure what needs to change in terms of drawer design for the blum runners. While these runners are working they are good its j...
by davidpidge
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Grass dynapro runner problem
Replies: 2
Views: 1421

Grass dynapro runner problem

Grass have recently updated the dynapro range of runners but on the last job I did which had 21 pairs of runners, 2 pairs had a broken nylon (?) component broken in exactly the same place. Sent a photo to hafele and they sent new ones out. Just got a delivery of same runners from SDS London and anot...
by davidpidge
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Wadkin B800 Bandsaw!!!!!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 2900

Re: Wadkin B800 Bandsaw!!!!!!!!

haha!He'll definitely be open to offers by now!
by davidpidge
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Tulipwood or unsorted
Replies: 42
Views: 14400

Re: Tulipwood or unsorted

Isn't tulip a bit soft for doors? I use it for cabinets but they shouldn't get as much abuse in theory.