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by MJ80
Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: sketchup kitchens.
Replies: 4
Views: 2666

Re: sketchup kitchens.

I use Sketchup for kitchens. I used Autokitchen for a few years but found it quite limited when doing bespoke designs. Sketchup is really good for this, i built a library of cabinets but mostly I just draw the runs out and divide them up how I need it. Speed wise it takes about the same to get to re...
by MJ80
Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:40 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: and now for something completely different
Replies: 19
Views: 4631

Re: and now for something completely different

Trap Door?
by MJ80
Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Walnut Console Table
Replies: 15
Views: 3857

Re: Walnut Console Table

Stunning work Nick
Did you make the top from 2mm leaves or from band sawn stock?
by MJ80
Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:36 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Which vacuum press
Replies: 18
Views: 5418

Re: Which vacuum press

I've got the mid size bagpress. Again an extra set of hands and extra breather membrane are useful, but even more useful is one of those plug in timers to turn it off as it needs to run constantly. I used to do mine late in the day and leave it on a timer because the noise did my head in when it was...
by MJ80
Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Anyone running a Guilliet KXT
Replies: 5
Views: 1796

Re: Anyone running a Guilliet KXT

Good to know, looks ideal for my evil plans
by MJ80
Sat Jan 24, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Anyone running a Guilliet KXT
Replies: 5
Views: 1796

Re: Anyone running a Guilliet KXT

Wow, that is cheap. There are a few for sale over here, but for closer to the 4k mark. It looks pretty nice though and has got tersa blocks. Has it given you any trouble?
by MJ80
Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:27 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Door Frame / Lining
Replies: 10
Views: 2672

Re: Door Frame / Lining

You can foam the door in if you are really stuck. You will need to cut some laths to brace inside the lining to stop the foam pushing the jambs in. Its always better if you can get a fixing in.
by MJ80
Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:19 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Anyone running a Guilliet KXT
Replies: 5
Views: 1796

Anyone running a Guilliet KXT

I'm looking at a Guilliet KXT four sider for the new workshop. Does anyone have experience with these?
by MJ80
Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:17 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Spindle Skirting Profile
Replies: 22
Views: 4592

Re: Spindle Skirting Profile

You'd have to be crazy to even attempt that without a powerfeed, please don't.
by MJ80
Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Workshop and office.
Replies: 45
Views: 11496

Re: Workshop and office.

The engineer specced Sterling board both sides for the walls in the farm. Its cheap enough and its getting plasterboarded. Its got to be better than cheap ply.
by MJ80
Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Church Conversion
Replies: 18
Views: 5358

Re: Church Conversion

This is great
by MJ80
Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:50 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Last Kitchen for 2014
Replies: 14
Views: 4456

Re: Last Kitchen for 2014

Beautifully done as always.
Merry Christmas Paul have fun.
by MJ80
Sun Dec 07, 2014 3:03 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A Very Long WIP
Replies: 33
Views: 12696

Re: A Very Long WIP

Compared to the UK it's a bargain, farmhouse with the cowstalls and massive hay loft, spare house, stables, barn and land in a really nice commutable village. Great mortgage deal and when the spare house is rented we should be quids in. After that is done I'm going to convert the stables into a holi...
by MJ80
Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A Very Long WIP
Replies: 33
Views: 12696

Re: A Very Long WIP

Quick Update, with photos to follow later Its been a busy month, the acros are now out and the middle wall is built and steels are in. I have gained a bit of headroom downstairs too which is a bonus. The gable end is now structurally sound which is good because its getting pretty chilly here now. A ...
by MJ80
Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A Very Long WIP
Replies: 33
Views: 12696

Re: A Very Long WIP

Finally, a little tiny bit of rebuilding.

Found a use for some of the bannister :)

Image
by MJ80
Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A Very Long WIP
Replies: 33
Views: 12696

Re: A Very Long WIP

There is so much waste timber it has to go, the former owner has left loads of crap in the barn as well. Round here people have wood burning boilers and are pretty well stocked for timber. I'm going to make a big bloody bonfire at the weekend to celebrate bonfire night.
by MJ80
Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Chop saw or RAS?
Replies: 14
Views: 3539

Re: Chop saw or RAS?

Hi, I loved my RAS in the workshop, it was brilliant for rough cutting and processing, and with some flip stops it was brilliant for batching. it was mounted on a bench pretty much the width of the workshop with loads of cupboards under. It is going to be one of the first things I buy when I set up ...
by MJ80
Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A Very Long WIP
Replies: 33
Views: 12696

Re: A Very Long WIP

Long week Middle wall is out, more acros are in. Built a shutter on the remaining of the middle wall to get something good to work off, with lintel over the opening to the main cellar and tied it into the little rsj of the corbel cellar ceiling section. Was a bugger of a job. Concrete going in tomor...
by MJ80
Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: My minibus/camper/works van project.
Replies: 27
Views: 5845

Re: My minibus/camper/works van project.

I put the fitted carpet floormat off ebay in the cab of my transit. It is the best thing ever, luxury van.
by MJ80
Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A Very Long WIP
Replies: 33
Views: 12696

Re: A Very Long WIP

I finally found something interesting on the final Oak frame. Its a pegged scarf that is housed into the base rail above. That was pretty cool to see, its in the oldest section of the building so its pre 1850. http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t537/xec822we/Blue%20house/IMG_3875_zps9a21a57e.jpg ht...
by MJ80
Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Radius Cornice How I Do It
Replies: 20
Views: 5227

Re: Radius Cornice How I Do It

+1 for bearing
by MJ80
Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A Very Long WIP
Replies: 33
Views: 12696

Re: A Very Long WIP

Been on with removing the middle wall after it was condemned by the engineer. It was far too much trouble to save it. At the moment there are acros all over propping bits of the house up. All the landing area is out upstairs because there were three layers of flooring in some areas and I am going to...
by MJ80
Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Felder or Minimax
Replies: 12
Views: 4460

Re: Felder or Minimax

I would go for seperate every day. Minimax and scm over felder. Dont bother with the trend setup, I invested in it and sold it. It's not that great and very limiting if you want to make things that don't go with the section sizes. My old workshop was 1200 sq ft with a seperate spray room. Had a 3.2 ...
by MJ80
Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:28 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A Very Long WIP
Replies: 33
Views: 12696

Re: A Very Long WIP

The middle wall has been condemned by the engineer and has to go. It is a mixture of building styles and materials. The more plaster I stripped off the worse it got. Its coming out today, timber getting ordered today. Its from the local sawmill who have a drying facility and the price is good, shoul...
by MJ80
Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Vacuum hose
Replies: 25
Views: 5612

Re: Vacuum hose

I looked into this last year and I think you can get some similar through rs components.
by MJ80
Sat Oct 11, 2014 7:58 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Projects for a newbie
Replies: 17
Views: 4441

Re: Projects for a newbie

What spare parts are needed. They could give you a opportunity to practice and templates to work from.
by MJ80
Sat Oct 11, 2014 7:55 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Belfast undermount sink
Replies: 23
Views: 5348

Re: Belfast undermount sink

Drip groove / capillary groove
by MJ80
Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Belfast undermount sink
Replies: 23
Views: 5348

Re: Belfast undermount sink

Draw round the sink onto some 6mm MR, and make a template from that to clear up. Check the sink casting as it may also not match up in the corners and alter template to suit. Is it a normal belfast or an undermounted ceramic? If its a belfast I put a bigger overhang and a drop groove.
by MJ80
Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Belfast undermount sink
Replies: 23
Views: 5348

Re: Belfast undermount sink

I go on the one on the right. Have you drawn round the sink and compared it to the template? Sometimes the template is way way way off.
by MJ80
Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:04 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A Very Long WIP
Replies: 33
Views: 12696

Re: A Very Long WIP

Unfortunately the oak has to go it is well undersized for span as the wall had been removed at some point. The entire gable and rear wall were rebuilt in 2010 by a building firm and that is where the problem is. The crazy bridge structure has just been built into the wall literally, they have just b...
by MJ80
Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A Very Long WIP
Replies: 33
Views: 12696

Re: A Very Long WIP

Lots of pictures and progress All the Oak joists are out. I have discovered the middle wall is a total disaster, and need to strip ceiling in hall to find out what the heck is going on with joists in there. This is the crazy 1960 bridge joist 'support' construction http://i1312.photobucket.com/album...
by MJ80
Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:58 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A Very Long WIP
Replies: 33
Views: 12696

Re: A Very Long WIP

Second skip company today. More on the ball, but inventive with the positioning. Will post a picture tomorrow. He's coming back in the morning to move them. Went to the the local saw mill. There is a lot of green timber used round here, it was a pretty impressive seeing trunks go in one end and comi...
by MJ80
Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:00 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A Very Long WIP
Replies: 33
Views: 12696

Re: A Very Long WIP

That's a really awesome offer. I have killed all the wiring bar a couple of sockets at the moment. Do you know any good machinary suppliers, I'm kicking myself for a planer and thicknesser I missed on eBay last week. House news - the destruction continues My design for the structural work has been a...
by MJ80
Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Recommend me a van...........
Replies: 16
Views: 3744

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

lOVE MY TRANSIT Lwb, hi roof. Can fit just over 4 meters to the bulkhead. Bought it off a window fitter who had racked it out, brilliant for sheets, glass, everything really.
by MJ80
Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:51 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A Very Long WIP
Replies: 33
Views: 12696

Re: A Very Long WIP

Got the structural engineer coming out tomorrow and boy have i got a lot of questions. Some of the old Oak frame seems to be more damp in place and I have been wondering why this would be the case. I keep thinking it has to have something to do with the earth infill and lack of airflow, combined wit...
by MJ80
Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A Very Long WIP
Replies: 33
Views: 12696

Re: A Very Long WIP

My better half is German and the kids are bilingual, she got a temp job for a year here (teacher) and it went permanent. Its much better pay than the UK and less hours and I don't have the stress of running a business. When it went permanent we sold up and I wrapped up work. Spend best part of a yea...
by MJ80
Sun Sep 28, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A Very Long WIP
Replies: 33
Views: 12696

Re: A Very Long WIP

I can understand the 1960's stuff, its not bad at all. All the real crap is coming out of what was done very recently in the last 6 years, I have heard they couple got taken for over 100k. Gable and rear wall were rebuilt in insulated block as timber frame was in a bad way. There is no way the joist...
by MJ80
Sun Sep 28, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A Very Long WIP
Replies: 33
Views: 12696

Re: A Very Long WIP

Its been a long week or so, had parents over to visit. Still ripping out and uncovering horrors and negligence. The former owners have been so badly had by the builder who worked for them it is disgusting. All the Oak joists have really damp and beetle damage at the wall that has been replaced. Ther...
by MJ80
Sun Sep 21, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Warped worktop
Replies: 29
Views: 6568

Re: Warped worktop

Vapour barrier paper over the appliances as well
by MJ80
Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: New Carpenters Tool List
Replies: 6
Views: 2103

Re: New Carpenters Tool List

Coffee and Bog Roll - don't leave home with out it