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by davidpidge
Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: What saw table?
Replies: 6
Views: 2842

Re: What saw table?

Do you have space for a panel saw? To cut 8x4 panels on the length you'll need a minimum 2.8m sliding table I think. I suppose it depends how often you will rip full sheets. If only once in a while you could probably live with setting up some roller stands or something and then you'd only need a sma...
by davidpidge
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: when mitreing
Replies: 4
Views: 2256

Re: when mitreing

wot?
by davidpidge
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: What saw table?
Replies: 6
Views: 2842

Re: What saw table?

'table saw' could mean a few different things. What are you using it for? Mainly ripping large timber or general workshop duties?
by davidpidge
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Drawer makers
Replies: 8
Views: 3243

Re: Drawer makers

There's a company called shaker 2 go that i follow on instagram. They look decent.
by davidpidge
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: native Sycamore suppliers
Replies: 5
Views: 2562

Re: native Sycamore suppliers

Bighat wrote:I get mine from Nelson Butler's in Horncastle, can be hit and miss on stock though.
Thanks I'll give them a try. Other suppliers have suggested that getting a regular supply would be tricky.
by davidpidge
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Drawer makers
Replies: 8
Views: 3243

Re: Draw makers

I used probox for a job. Not sure how their prices compare because i didn't shop around but the drawers were stunning and delivered on a pallet wrapped up like they were the crown jewels. All bespoke sizes so pricey.
by davidpidge
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: native Sycamore suppliers
Replies: 5
Views: 2562

Re: native Sycamore suppliers

Thanks for the tip. His website is hilarious. Worth a read at least!
by davidpidge
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Preventing resin bleed
Replies: 9
Views: 5256

Re: Preventing resin bleed

Scrape off the resin thats seeping out and seal the knots with knotting.
https://www.screwfix.com/p/ronseal-colr ... 25ml/50926
Sand then stain/varnish.
by davidpidge
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: USED Stehle table saw blade 315 30
Replies: 2
Views: 1974

Re: USED Stehle table saw blade 315 30

Bump. If no one wants this blade its going in the bin.
by davidpidge
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sedgwick planer setting
Replies: 7
Views: 3433

Re: Sedgwick planer setting

Hi all I have a recently acquired Sedgwick 10” planer thicknesser. Any thoughts would be appreciated Where are you located? I have the mb with the adjustable outfeed table which makes it much easier to set up. Is it just setting the blades parallel in the block your struggling with? Snipe in the th...
by davidpidge
Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: native Sycamore suppliers
Replies: 5
Views: 2562

native Sycamore suppliers

I was going to switch from American Tulip to American maple (from Timbersource, Shepton Mallet) but would prefer a native timber. UK oak seemed a bit OTT but sycamore seemed to tick all the boxes and seems to be similar to maple. Interesting timbers are my closest specialist for native hardwoods but...
by davidpidge
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: rough sawn veneer
Replies: 4
Views: 2099

Re: rough sawn veneer

Cheers, I think smooth ash edging will be fine but unfortunately I don't have a bag press to veneer my own panels. I do know a company that can do it for me though so that'll be the way to go now.
Thanks for that link. Not sure why I couldn't find that when I searched for rough edging.
by davidpidge
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: rough sawn veneer
Replies: 4
Views: 2099

Re: rough sawn veneer

Thanks for all the info James. What did you do about edging? Did you need a bag press for the face veneers? This is for some window shutters in a clients bathroom. I made the bathroom furniture a while ago with the vanity doors and cistern cover being 'bandsawn' ash but I did it all solid and got th...
by davidpidge
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: rough sawn veneer
Replies: 4
Views: 2099

rough sawn veneer

Hi all,
Anyone used a rough sawn veneer or know where I can get it on birch ply with matching edging?
Like this...
http://www.the-veneer.com/veneers/rough-cut/

Cheers
David
by davidpidge
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Help a newbie assemble a workshop
Replies: 3
Views: 2332

Re: Help a newbie assemble a workshop

A workmate won't be big enough. Just build your own workbench as thats a good first project anyway. Some 4x2 and mdf/ply and some screws/coach bolts.
You're going to need a drill/driver and some clamps for nearly project.
by davidpidge
Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Startrite table saw price
Replies: 7
Views: 3628

Re: Startrite table saw price

9fingers wrote:It is slightly strange having a on half a slot on the right. Other ones on ebay have a full length slot.

Bob
There's a piece of metal laying in the right hand slot. Probably meant to have a mitre guage attached.
by davidpidge
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Startrite table saw price
Replies: 7
Views: 3628

Re: Startrite table saw price

I would assume about £250-£500 if it had its rip fence and riving knife and the table was cleaned up.
Ebay has a 'completed listings' option which might help you out.
by davidpidge
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Festool dust extractor
Replies: 15
Views: 5232

Re: Festool dust extractor

I've got a midi because its light (easy to move around and can still clip a stack of systainers to the top) and i got one for £250 but I wish I had a ctm36 so i dont have to empty it so often and itd have the finer filter for cutting MDF.
Its all down to budget.
by davidpidge
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Building Drawers
Replies: 3
Views: 1825

Re: Building Drawers

What tools do you have? You'll probably need to groove the sides for the base in whatever type of drawer you make. This will involve a router table but at least a router.
by davidpidge
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Adjustable shelf system
Replies: 5
Views: 3274

Re: Adjustable shelf system

I use the 7.5mm sleeves with spade supports or flush bookcase strips.
by davidpidge
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Tulip or maple? (Here we go again)
Replies: 11
Views: 4156

Re: Tulip or maple? (Here we go again)

Hard maple is approximately double the cost of tulipwood from my usual supplier.
by davidpidge
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Tulip or maple? (Here we go again)
Replies: 11
Views: 4156

Re: Tulip or maple? (Here we go again)

Interestingly (up for debate) the tulipwood i just picked up for my latest kitchen is the good stuff. Heavier (denser) than some of the really pale/green coloured stuff with a darker greyish colour. Big flat straight boards as well. Must be a different saw mill.
by davidpidge
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Tulip or maple? (Here we go again)
Replies: 11
Views: 4156

Re: Tulip or maple? (Here we go again)

We switched from tulip to paint grade maple about 3 years ago. Way better in most regards but you need sharp cutters. We buy around 2 meters a month from Latham’s, paid £890 a meter last week. Thanks for the info. Was that for sawn or par boards? Lovely website by the way. Noticed you have an image...
by davidpidge
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Tulip or maple? (Here we go again)
Replies: 11
Views: 4156

Re: Tulip or maple? (Here we go again)

podengo wrote:Ive used paint grade maple, it cleans up well, no fluffy, woolly issues you get with tulip.
Cheers. Whos your supplier? I know what you mean about the furry tulipwood. Another reason to switch.
by davidpidge
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Startrite 352
Replies: 13
Views: 4351

Re: Startrite 352

rhrwilliams wrote:I know it’s like chalk and cheese ! The joke is if you have 3 phase you can get large industrial machines for peanuts where as the light trade / diy stuff is bloody expensive
But they've potentially had a harder life. A joinery workshop saw might do 6 hours every day for years.
by davidpidge
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cutting list software recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 2731

Re: Cutting list software recommendations

David - I have used Maxcut2 and it's not at all bad for a downloadable freebie. My favourite though is Smart2DCutting . On first impressions it seems very good. Seems like it will be quick once materials library is set up etc. More importantly, the cut list plug in for Sketchup that I downloaded ca...
by davidpidge
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cutting list software recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 2731

Re: Cutting list software recommendations

Excellent tanks Roger. I will give the free trial a go. The 'up to 1000 parts' version is 110Euro which may be ok if it does what I need!
by davidpidge
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Shelving units
Replies: 9
Views: 3347

Re: Shelving units

I use veneered MDF sometimes. I mainly use birch plywood. If you use veneer you will have to edge shelves and exposed edges with iron on edging or solid lippings which is something to consider.
by davidpidge
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cutting list software recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 2731

Re: Cutting list software recommendations

Cheers. I've installed cutlist but its not working properly. I'll check settings and watch a tutorial. Good in theory as i can just select carcass components from the model and run it which is ideal but there's no allowance for grain direction. Maybe i need to stop being so tight and just pay for so...
by davidpidge
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cutting list software recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 2731

Cutting list software recommendations

I don't need anything fancy. I just want some software or app to work out a cutting list from plywood/mdf for carcasses. I put in all the panel sizes and grain direction and it optimists the cutting list. I've found various apps on the play store that all have bad reviews. The online one's seem OK b...
by davidpidge
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Tulip or maple? (Here we go again)
Replies: 11
Views: 4156

Tulip or maple? (Here we go again)

So. I use tulipwood for all my doors and face frames on kitchens, wardrobes etc. Its inexpensive and easy to machine/paint etc but dents if you look at it too harshly! I used american hard maple for the first time recently to make some spice racks and its lovely stuff. I've seen people on instagram ...
by davidpidge
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Pallets
Replies: 9
Views: 3499

Re: Pallets

I would never recommend using pallet wood for anything other than rough exterior 'rustic' style furniture. It's low quality softwood and probably has a high moisture content unless dried for use before hand. Either buy prepared timber from a decent timber merchant.... https://www.timbersource.co.uk/...
by davidpidge
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Shelving units
Replies: 9
Views: 3347

Re: Shelving units

what kind of units? If I'm making a timber/veneer unit where the sides will be seen I'd domino and glue/clamp together or do you need to be able to assemble on site with KD fixings?
by davidpidge
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Startrite 352
Replies: 13
Views: 4351

Re: Startrite 352

Easy lads. Don't turn this into yet another ebay bashing thread.

But i also think ebay is used by thieves, timewasters and the mentally challenged.
by davidpidge
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sharing workshops/collaborating
Replies: 8
Views: 3251

Re: Sharing workshops/collaborating

Also I don't think I'm in any position to take on an apprentice. If anything i should be working as someones apprentice!!
by davidpidge
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sharing workshops/collaborating
Replies: 8
Views: 3251

Re: Sharing workshops/collaborating

I thought about doing it that way. Letting someone rent benchspace (not sure where!) and having them about when needed. As you say, unlikely to find someone whos competent but isn't already set up and busy with their own jobs!
by davidpidge
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Startrite 352
Replies: 13
Views: 4351

Re: Startrite 352

I think i paid £900 for my minimax bandsaw which is great but i still overpaid. You shoukd be able to pick up a decent bandsaw for £350-£500
by davidpidge
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sharing workshops/collaborating
Replies: 8
Views: 3251

Re: Sharing workshops/collaborating

Workshops near norton st philip, Somerset.
by davidpidge
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Drilling 35mm diameter holes in 35cm long piece of wood
Replies: 1
Views: 1076

Re: Drilling 35mm diameter holes in 35cm long piece of wood

Are you trying to bore right through? So a 30mm wide hole, 350mm deep?
What drill bit or cutter are you using?
by davidpidge
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sharing workshops/collaborating
Replies: 8
Views: 3251

Sharing workshops/collaborating

Hello First off I will state that I prefer working alone! I am a woodworker after all... But recently I've been so busy it feels like there should be 2 of me (horrifying proposition) to turn jobs over quicker and more efficiently. Has anyone ever joined forces with another cabinet maker or joiner? O...