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by davidpidge
Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Which extractor?
Replies: 8
Views: 3271

Re: Which extractor?

Thanks for all the info. A limited budget of around £500 for the whole extraction system is restricting me to a bag filter type. There's also the fact that the unit will be up on a mezzanine level in the workshop so could be partitioned off from the main circulation of air. I also wear a dust mask w...
by davidpidge
Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Which extractor?
Replies: 8
Views: 3271

Which extractor?

iTECH DC002 2 Bag Dust Extractor OR SIP 01956 3hp 2 Bag Dust Extractor?

Which would you have and does anyone have first hand experience with either? There's a £59 price difference from Scott & Seargent but they seem to be similar machines.
by davidpidge
Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Jacobs chuck
Replies: 10
Views: 4331

Jacobs chuck

Hello all, I had started a thread on adjusting a Sedgwick 571 morticer because the auger isn't spinning true on centre but I reckon it's just a problem with the chuck. It's one of those Jacobs chucks that I believe is just pressed/hammered onto a cone shaped spindle? Anyway it's not turning dead cen...
by davidpidge
Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:53 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Bosch jigsaw
Replies: 3
Views: 1951

Re: Bosch jigsaw

I don't have any experience with the bosch jigsaw but I know that the blade make/type makes a huge difference. I use a cheapy WORX jigsaw and using Festool blades that I got free from a magazine improved it 10 fold. I normally use Bosch blades but the Festool blades were incredible.
by davidpidge
Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:42 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Sedgwick 571 Morticer
Replies: 3
Views: 1190

Re: Sedgwick 571 Morticer

Not sure I follow you with the chisels. Do you mean you hold the files on the moving bit to re shape it?
by davidpidge
Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Sedgwick 571 Morticer
Replies: 3
Views: 1190

Sedgwick 571 Morticer

Hello, I have a 571 morticer. Everything works fine but the shank doesn't spin dead centre so if you were to run the machine without the cutter and just have a auger in the chuck it would spin off centre slightly. this means that when using the cutter as well the auger is grinding n the inside and i...
by davidpidge
Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Workshop ideas
Replies: 151
Views: 30860

Re: Workshop ideas

Is anyone still looking at this thread? Just spotted it trying to find other peoples setup process in a new space. Be good to see how this evolved.
by davidpidge
Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: New Workshop
Replies: 19
Views: 9935

Re: New Workshop

Two things... With all that mouse muck (rats?) wash your hands before you eat your butties, you don't want Weil's disease. And those tie beams are there for a reason! Will don't worry, I washed my hands! And a for the tie beams, they're putting in replacement structure to support the roof and act a...
by davidpidge
Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Sedwick MB p/t
Replies: 4
Views: 1911

Re: Sedwick MB p/t

Excellent, cheers for the info
by davidpidge
Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: New Workshop
Replies: 19
Views: 9935

Re: New Workshop

The 2nd image shows the clean/assembly room with the ceiling removed. A whole room just for finishing. It's the stuff dreams are made of.
by davidpidge
Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: New Workshop
Replies: 19
Views: 9935

Re: New Workshop

Progress today on what is technically the first day we have the workshop! Basically just ripped out the dodgy ceiling so we can replace it with a proper floor for the upstairs offices. Lots of mess and mouse sh*t. Stinks. Next thing is to put the floor back in and then the roofers can remove the tie...
by davidpidge
Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Sedwick MB p/t
Replies: 4
Views: 1911

Re: Sedwick MB p/t

Thanks for the thorough reply! I had envisaged a dust hood made of ply similar to that for the thicknessing. I like the slopin box idea underneath for planing.
by davidpidge
Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: New Workshop
Replies: 19
Views: 9935

Re: New Workshop

This is the proposed layout of the finished offices. Looks professional....
by davidpidge
Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: New Workshop
Replies: 19
Views: 9935

Re: New Workshop

The thing I'm most excited about is proper dust extraction. I worked with a cabinet maker who had a horrible fight with throat cancer a couple of years ago. He wasn't a big fan of dust masks and worked with MDF a lot. In most workshops I've seen you either need to move a hose and connect to a machin...
by davidpidge
Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: New Workshop
Replies: 19
Views: 9935

Re: New Workshop

And here is the loft space in opposite end of the barn to the main workshop. It looks rough compared to the workshop space! HAHA. Once there's 4 roof windows and all the tie beams are removed it will have 4m x 9m of floor space and be lovely and insulated and bright.
by davidpidge
Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: New Workshop
Replies: 19
Views: 9935

Re: New Workshop

And here are a couple of photos of the new unit. It started as a lambing shed then more recently it was a brewery. It's mostly set up for me to go straight in. floors painted, double glazing, storage heaters, water tight, 3 phase, more space than I know what to do with but will soon fill! Luxury.
by davidpidge
Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: New Workshop
Replies: 19
Views: 9935

New Workshop

Hello all, Just signed the lease on a new workshop so thought I'd start a thread where I could ask for advice as the setup progresses. Couldn't have dreamed of a unit like this a couple of years ago. I'm now working with two designers who need office space so the first job is to remove a badly built...
by davidpidge
Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Sedwick MB p/t
Replies: 4
Views: 1911

Sedwick MB p/t

Hi, I have an old (green) Sedwick MB. It is a glorious lump of cast iron. I bought it 2nd hand so am slowly getting everything right and calibrated. I know these are still popular machines. Does anyone have photos of their dust extraction setups? I need to make a hood for the extractor next which ca...
by davidpidge
Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: 1/2" Router.. Trend, Dewalt or Bosch?
Replies: 14
Views: 5861

Re: 1/2" Router.. Trend, Dewalt or Bosch?

HAHA. I'm a Festool fan I admit it. I need help.....and a domino XL! I have a Hitachi 18v DV18DSL combi drill that I don't think any other drill can come close to.
by davidpidge
Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: 1/2" Router.. Trend, Dewalt or Bosch?
Replies: 14
Views: 5861

Re: 1/2" Router.. Trend, Dewalt or Bosch?

The problem is once you've used the Festool version of any tool the others seem rubbish but for the money the Dewalt is excellent.
by davidpidge
Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:25 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: 1/2" Router.. Trend, Dewalt or Bosch?
Replies: 14
Views: 5861

Re: 1/2

...David are you using the centering spindral to set the guide bush? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk erm. nope. Is there enough play in the locating screws to adjust the position of the guide bush? If there is i'll look into getting a centering spindle. Got a link to what your talking about? Che...
by davidpidge
Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: 1/2" Router.. Trend, Dewalt or Bosch?
Replies: 14
Views: 5861

Re: 1/2" Router.. Trend, Dewalt or Bosch?

I 2nd that in regard to the Festool router but they're in a different price bracket! If you can, always go for the Festool option.
by davidpidge
Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: 1/2" Router.. Trend, Dewalt or Bosch?
Replies: 14
Views: 5861

Re: 1/2" Router.. Trend, Dewalt or Bosch?

Hi Tom, I can only offer my experience with the Dewalt DW625EK which I've owned for a couple of years. It's my workshop-workhorse. Lives in the router table and comes out for large hand work. Plenty of power, slow start up, good dust extraction with the plastic add on, smooth plunge action, no compl...
by davidpidge
Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: barn into a workshop
Replies: 128
Views: 30835

Re: barn into a workshop

I saw this thread ages ago thinking a workshop like this was just a dream. Now looking at a barn that's similar in size in Somerset near Bath. Here's hoping! Is that a Sedgwick MB p/t? I bought one end of last year. Excellent bit of kit. I recently spent some time cleaning it up and checking it over...
by davidpidge
Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Luna Master W57 For Sale
Replies: 5
Views: 4450

Re: Luna Master W57 For Sale

I'm very interested and i'm in Epsom Surrey if this machine is still for sale. PM me or phone 07805163126.

regards

David