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by MJ80
Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A Very Long WIP
Replies: 33
Views: 12696

Re: A Very Long WIP

Sucking through teeth Skip prices Rental of skip (70 Euros), daily standing charge (1 Euro) and disposal of waste by tonne (138 per tonne mixed), price dependant on waste Obviously I need a mixed skip because lime products can't go in with other products. Mixed being the most expensive Cue more suck...
by MJ80
Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A Very Long WIP
Replies: 33
Views: 12696

Re: A Very Long WIP

Well here we are at the start. I have seen some very interesting, scary, and downright odd things today. This is how we start out http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t537/xec822we/Blue%20house/IMG_3617_zps1dd428b5.jpg First job is to get everything ripped out. The old ceilings are made with reeds on...
by MJ80
Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A Very Long WIP
Replies: 33
Views: 12696

Re: A Very Long WIP

Germany is a paradox of itself. It makes excellent stuff, but it is very export driven and there is a big government problem with increasing domestic demand. Domestic prices are pushed up as the market is smaller and people are willing to have a lower standard of living. Standard of living is a funn...
by MJ80
Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:45 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A Very Long WIP
Replies: 33
Views: 12696

Re: A Very Long WIP

In NRW about an hour south of Hannover. It seems to be an opt in or out for standards. New build and extensions come under building control as does electrical and heating sign offs, but so many people do what they want. Houses are usually bought as seen with no requirement for a survey for mortgage....
by MJ80
Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A Very Long WIP
Replies: 33
Views: 12696

A Very Long WIP

This is going to be a very, very, very long work in progress. I'm starting this week with the first stage of the rennovation and refurbishment of the farmhouse we have bought over in Germany. What can I say so far, well its taken a while to find anywhere. Building standards and work quality are very...
by MJ80
Sat Aug 30, 2014 4:15 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Making horizontal boarded doors
Replies: 7
Views: 3732

Re: Making horizontal boarded doors

I have got a feeling they are finesse klimacore door blanks which have been veneered with a 4 or 6mm facing each side. That's how I was going to do mine, but ended up just painting it black with a router inlay with stainless strips.
by MJ80
Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Irregular ceiling.
Replies: 10
Views: 4622

Re: Irregular ceiling.

Looks like it
by MJ80
Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Curved worktop downstand
Replies: 6
Views: 2162

Re: Curved worktop downstand

Corian
by MJ80
Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:56 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: More Makita mayhem!
Replies: 3
Views: 1408

Re: More Makita mayhem!

The way I got treated by Makita when my Li-ion messed up within a year has put me off for life. Bought a Li-ion as soon as it came out and it didn't even last a year, the I got another 18 months after repair
by MJ80
Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 4
Views: 1647

Re: Insurance

Second for Coversure. Covered the workshop, the machinary, work on site, goods in transit and also most importantly goods in manufacture. They will cover the goods in manufacture for the retail amount rather than for the materials. So if there is a fire and you are in the middle of a kitchen you and...
by MJ80
Wed May 28, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Robland z320 panel saw.
Replies: 3
Views: 1156

Re: Robland z320 panel saw.

Is it all clean inside the machine along the threaded bar. Mine used to jump and was a b*stard to set. I thought something must have got bent at some time, I know I fixed it but can remember for the life of me what I ended up doing
by MJ80
Wed May 28, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Small panel saw suggestions.
Replies: 22
Views: 5281

Re: Small panel saw suggestions.

I used to love my little SCM. They are great saws
by MJ80
Thu May 22, 2014 9:08 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Robland z320 panel saw.
Replies: 3
Views: 1156

Re: Robland z320 panel saw.

Can you get it to move, then does it do a big jump, or is it totally jammed.
by MJ80
Tue May 13, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Latest Kitchen
Replies: 17
Views: 3308

Re: Latest Kitchen

Nice work Paul, like getting round the rsj on the pantry.
by MJ80
Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Difficult customer
Replies: 13
Views: 3909

Re: Difficult customer

They should be stoked that it is in and done with all the work and extras in that time frame.
by MJ80
Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: planer block on spindle moulder?
Replies: 7
Views: 1904

Re: planer block on spindle moulder?

My cill block scared the hell out of me as well, they are monsters. Do it through the thicknesser.
by MJ80
Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Difficult customer
Replies: 13
Views: 3909

Re: Difficult customer

Hi Brandon, Nice work. I always got the contract done, its the only way to operate. The granite is a natural product and I would stress that to them, they didn't come and pick the slab and they are arguing against the experts. The granite man knows that he can keep going through slabs and slabs and ...
by MJ80
Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: roblandnx310, setting planer tables
Replies: 3
Views: 1092

Re: roblandnx310, setting planer tables

Send it back from whence it came
by MJ80
Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Time to pursue Woodworking !
Replies: 9
Views: 2290

Re: Time to pursue Woodworking !

I've known a couple of ex-forces lads and they have been such brilliant grafters, get yourself in front of someone and see if you can get on board for a trial. Be straight with them. Reliability and passion and willingness to learn is what I hired on. Get knocking on doors and sites, get in front of...
by MJ80
Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Experience with Leitz Tooling UK?
Replies: 6
Views: 1680

Re: Experience with Leitz Tooling UK?

They are the mutts nuts. Really quick service and great blades. The office in Leeds was close to my workshop and I could get things turned round in a day.
by MJ80
Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Hanging Fire Doors, Time & Pricing?
Replies: 49
Views: 20230

Re: Hanging Fire Doors, Time & Pricing?

I wouldn't touch this with a stick. First bell ringing coming through an agency. In my experience they usually send you to cap jobs to take the fall for the main contractor - '...it was an agency lad...' Where are the contractors team????? Fire doors into existing frames is always a ball ache. Job t...
by MJ80
Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Joinery grade oak
Replies: 4
Views: 1351

Re: Joinery grade oak

I want too impressed with what they had in near me and it was more expensive than Scawton so didn't bother
by MJ80
Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Scawton Sawmill
Replies: 17
Views: 3072

Re: Scawton Sawmill

I've used them and I've been really pleased with the timber
by MJ80
Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:47 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Under Staircase Storage
Replies: 15
Views: 4872

Re: Under Staircase Storage

Quality job
by MJ80
Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Robland Z3200
Replies: 15
Views: 2680

Re: Robland Z3200

Mark I'm sure I launched into a tirade of abuse about the Robland when I spoke to you a while ago. Fence moves itself out of square when you are cutting and you will find yourself running out. When I was cutting up a kitchen I would have to set it up at least once a day and if anything knocked the f...
by MJ80
Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Robland Z3200
Replies: 15
Views: 2680

Re: Robland Z3200

I have had a Robland Z3200 and would never touch another. Biggest pain ever.
by MJ80
Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Supplier Needed
Replies: 6
Views: 1625

Re: Supplier Needed

Good point

Hi Stuart,

My friend is based up in the Dales and he could help you out.
by MJ80
Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Supplier Needed
Replies: 6
Views: 1625

Re: Supplier Needed

PM sent
by MJ80
Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: HELP: Cost to build a hand made/painted kitchen?
Replies: 20
Views: 4558

Re: HELP: Cost to build a hand made/painted kitchen?

I would also be very very wary, your budget massively under even for supply only. Have you taken into account fitting, appliances, worktop, flooring, electrical and remedial works in your budget?
by MJ80
Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Whitehill vari angle head
Replies: 9
Views: 2052

Re: Whitehill vari angle head

I've got a Leitz one, useful bit of kit.
by MJ80
Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Renders
Replies: 13
Views: 4758

Re: Renders

Have a look at this tutorial, I use this method quite a lot.

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by MJ80
Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: New machinery for joinery workshop
Replies: 22
Views: 7139

Re: New machinery for joinery workshop

Yeah the Leitz is more set up for the German market. I can't figure out why they make the windows to open inwards over here, its just wierd, seems to be a lot more work
by MJ80
Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:20 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: New machinery for joinery workshop
Replies: 22
Views: 7139

Re: New machinery for joinery workshop

Have you looked into the Leitz tooling?
by MJ80
Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:42 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: New machinery for joinery workshop
Replies: 22
Views: 7139

Re: New machinery for joinery workshop

Having owned the Trend window system with various window setups it is a lot of hassel changing the blocks about. You are also tied into the windows made by the tooling setup which was really annoying. I think it is really aimed at small operators or one man bands like myself, but I don't think it is...
by MJ80
Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Kitchen question
Replies: 10
Views: 2442

Re: Kitchen question

I wouldn,t bother with the foil, the only place I use it is on Corian worktop hob cutouts. If you really want it you can get it from most plumbers merchants or screwfix.
by MJ80
Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Edgebander Users
Replies: 6
Views: 1316

Re: Edgebander Users

Hot melt all the way IMHO
by MJ80
Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Kitchen question
Replies: 10
Views: 2442

Re: Kitchen question

Make sure there is ventilation for the oven. I make the oven cab base shorter than the shelf to get more air in and there is plenty in the cavity at the back. The MDF should fine. What oven is it out of interest?
by MJ80
Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Edgebander Users
Replies: 6
Views: 1316

Re: Edgebander Users

I sold my holzher 1303 the other week to RJ Machinery. Its a nice machine - front and back trim, top and bottom radius trim, scraper unit. Plus it uses glue slugs not pellets and its not got a massive footprint either
by MJ80
Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:39 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Hofemeier Einbaukuchen Kitchens
Replies: 4
Views: 1792

Re: Hofemeier Einbaukuchen Kitchens

Hi,

There isn't any showroom round here.
by MJ80
Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:43 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: The next step
Replies: 11
Views: 2460

Re: The next step

A partnership is the strangest ship you can sail in My former business partner was a nightmare and nearly destroyed me financially and emotionally. I agree with all of the things senior says, but if alarm bells start ringing and you are not pulling in the same direction, or one of you is constantly ...