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by MJ80
Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Thermal External door
Replies: 7
Views: 2605

Re: Thermal External door

I was looking the section of a geman timber door and it had the Alu both sides. I wanted to see if it was simple enough to do, but it's not critical.
by MJ80
Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Thermal External door
Replies: 7
Views: 2605

Re: Thermal External door

Vallybar wrote:Ffs u growing weed in there
That's a thought
by MJ80
Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Thermal External door
Replies: 7
Views: 2605

Thermal External door

I'm looking at doing the front door and thinking about making the blank, previously i used the moralt Klima core in the past, but I think it would be easy to make it. I want to reinforce it as well is possible with a sheet of aluminium, bonded to the first sheet of ply with a silka adhesive (I forge...
by MJ80
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: electric nail gun
Replies: 8
Views: 2231

Re: electric nail gun

I got a little compressor and bostich inner when my dewalt cordless died as a stop gap. That was 7 years ago, it is brilliant even if you have to lug the compressor to site. Plus the brads are cheap.
by MJ80
Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Rather large Front door
Replies: 9
Views: 3096

Re: Rather large Front door

I did a massive acoustic door that weighed an absolute tonne and hung that using tectus hinges. I did it all on its back in the workshop them fitted the casing, needed a few extra hands to lift the door, but it just slotted straight onto the hinges. I was really pleased with how it went.
by MJ80
Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: File hanging systems
Replies: 8
Views: 2646

Re: File hanging systems

I have used the Hettich hinges and runners for years, they are really good.
They have a great range of draw box options with the glass sides etc.
Liked the cam mounting plates a lot.
by MJ80
Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Panel Saw Scribe Blade
Replies: 7
Views: 2783

Re: Panel Saw Scribe Blade

PM sent
by MJ80
Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Dual Drum Sander
Replies: 3
Views: 1664

Re: Dual Drum Sander

I had the Kufo one. It was OK but a bit of a mare to set up because when you move it about I found the chassis would flex slightly then you had to readjust the drums to parallel. When it was going it was a good bit of kit, need to watch the ends as it could snipe, but i found that was more to techni...
by MJ80
Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Mortise collets
Replies: 4
Views: 1488

Re: Mortise collets

I had a multico and had a few collets made up for it and also a couple of the drills turned down on the shaft to fit existing collets. For some reason I can't remember mine had a selection of funny sized collets when i bought it.
by MJ80
Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: new door frames too wide for doors
Replies: 2
Views: 1267

Re: new door frames too wide for doors

Should be in, packed and plumb before plaster with a squirt of foam. Sounds like a chancer.
by MJ80
Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Combination machines
Replies: 4
Views: 1815

Re: Combination machines

Minimax over hammer. The other two are junk.
I prefer the scm family to felder. The scm minimax castings are nicer than the hammer.
by MJ80
Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Edge Band Adhesive
Replies: 4
Views: 1687

Re: Edge Band Adhesive

Are you pellets or glue blocks?
by MJ80
Fri Nov 25, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Finding new employees
Replies: 31
Views: 7052

Re: Finding new employees

I have had a couple of good and bad experiences with school leavers. The CV's are a waste of time, they were all the same. I was always inundated with them from the lads at building college. The ones which stuck out got a call in for a chat and a couple of trial days. I also was in touch with the co...
by MJ80
Thu Nov 24, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Mitre saws.
Replies: 10
Views: 3507

Re: Mitre saws.

I got the little metabo as a stop gap 5 years ago, mine is the blue one. Its a good little saw with a decent capacity and I was desperate and it was cheap. Its still going strong and for what I paid for it.... It is a bit rougher manufacture wise than the dewalt, and the motor does sound like a scal...
by MJ80
Sat Oct 29, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Throw it to the floor
Replies: 13
Views: 4294

Re: Throw it to the floor

Might not be too bad to seal it with Pva then go over with a paint. The primers for the 2 pack are almost as much as the paint.
by MJ80
Thu Oct 27, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Throw it to the floor
Replies: 13
Views: 4294

Re: Throw it to the floor

You PVA lot messing with my dream of a perfect floor. Does make sense though. :-(
by MJ80
Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Throw it to the floor
Replies: 13
Views: 4294

Re: Throw it to the floor

Ill have a look into that. I'm going to put some anti slip or sharp sand in because my old place was lethal when it was a bit dusty or wet
by MJ80
Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Throw it to the floor
Replies: 13
Views: 4294

Throw it to the floor

I need some advice on floor paint for the workshop. I was looking at the epoxy paint but it's so expensive for the area. The barn is about 260 sqm. With the cleaner and primer it's silly money. I could pick some up when I come back to the UK if it's cheaper, but I'm asking myself do I really need to...
by MJ80
Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Push to open hinges and soft close
Replies: 9
Views: 2748

Re: Push to open hinges and soft close

I don't think they exist. I had a similar problem a few years ago. If I remember to ended up using the grass tipmatic? hinges a few times as they have a nice action. The problem with push to open is the closing as a lot need the piston in the cab to be reset to be ready to spring it again when it's ...
by MJ80
Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:33 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cockbeads
Replies: 2
Views: 1314

Re: Cockbeads

Whitehill 195
by MJ80
Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: New Kitchen Window Advise
Replies: 15
Views: 3555

Re: New Kitchen Window Advise

I had a bit of a fiasco when I sold my house because I had fitted the windows myself and I'm not fensra registered so they didn't have a certificate. Had to get a waiver that cost about £50. Silly thing is I did all the windows in the house when I renovated and did the extension, but they were not c...
by MJ80
Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Fixings
Replies: 6
Views: 2026

Re: Fixings

Hi Nick, I had a similar situation and used the self thread cutting masonry frame screws with great success. If the plasterboard has been properly dotted and dabbed I wouldnt worry about the cabinet breaking it, its got a pretty reasonable capacity for load over a spread area. I have also cut letter...
by MJ80
Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Latest kitchen
Replies: 31
Views: 8446

Re: Latest kitchen

Very nice Paul ;)
by MJ80
Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Mini max S45 N bandsaw fence
Replies: 1
Views: 984

Re: Mini max S45 N bandsaw fence

Call SCM in nottingham, they carry the spares for scm and minimax
by MJ80
Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Supplier suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 2895

Re: Supplier suggestions

Panelco?
by MJ80
Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Corian Training
Replies: 11
Views: 3022

Re: Corian Training

If I remember correctly it is the individual on the course who is certified. The certification is for the warranty issues as Corian has a 10 year guarantee but it is all down to it being correctly put together. Either way its a great course and you will make your money back.
by MJ80
Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Oak Frame Repair
Replies: 11
Views: 3359

Re: Oak Frame Repair

I think I have got some photos from the local historical building place where there are some nice details for the splices. I'll try and find them and post them
by MJ80
Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Oak Frame Repair
Replies: 11
Views: 3359

Re: Oak Frame Repair

On the noggins that are shorter, they have been splicing in new timber to fill the gaps using PU glue, hope that is a bit clearer, not squirting it full of foam. Them lime render for the infills. The backside of the sole is still there, but how deep it is I dont know. Much of the frame work behind i...
by MJ80
Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Oak Frame Repair
Replies: 11
Views: 3359

Re: Oak Frame Repair

This is the archway and door in general
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This side is I think on the brick or stone plinth
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A little splice between the jamb and arch brace
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by MJ80
Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Oak Frame Repair
Replies: 11
Views: 3359

Re: Oak Frame Repair

Right lets try the photos Here is the side with the remains of the frame. The stone cow stall was added in 1913 by removing the part the last couple of sections of the frame and supporting the wall plate from inside. Water has been running between the junction of the two sections and into the foot p...
by MJ80
Sun Apr 10, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Oak Frame Repair
Replies: 11
Views: 3359

Oak Frame Repair

Hi all,
Is anyone up to speed with oak frame repair. I'd like to start mine now its got warmer. Pictures to come this evening.
by MJ80
Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: What spray gun to buy?
Replies: 10
Views: 3944

Re: What spray gun to buy?

I've had a couple of those as well, nice gun.
by MJ80
Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Which engineered oak floor?
Replies: 17
Views: 3973

Re: Which engineered oak floor?

I have done engineered over underfloor heating. The last place was over joists with kingspan and a biscuit mix. We went out into an extension and I decided to keep with joists rather than a slab because there would be big differences in temperature between the thermal mass of the slab v biscuit mix ...
by MJ80
Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:09 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: coloured glass splash backs
Replies: 14
Views: 2852

Re: coloured glass splash backs

I had quite a few done. Where about are you in the UK. I used a couple of firms, one would template and fit, the other one would just supply.
by MJ80
Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Star Delta
Replies: 2
Views: 1144

Re: Star Delta

Thanks Bob - PM sent
by MJ80
Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Star Delta
Replies: 2
Views: 1144

Star Delta

I have finally tracked down a saw that will do me for the interim. Its an old Martin t17 with a small sliding bed. The dealer says there is a problem with the star delta switch, in that it only works on one phase in delta. I'm not great with electrics so here are the questions: 1 Is the switch broke...
by MJ80
Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Kitchen
Replies: 49
Views: 12903

Re: Kitchen

you need to put some bearers under the drawer base, or split the base with a bearer between the sections.
by MJ80
Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Face frame questions
Replies: 1
Views: 928

Re: Face frame questions

Hi, I just picked up a notcher for the frames Pocket screw the frames to the cabs Dominos work well for me for the joints, hoffman wedges are also really good I pack out for the runners and usually paint before fitting. If i do a long frame as a single unit for a run then the frame covers both the g...
by MJ80
Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:48 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Fixing sashes
Replies: 9
Views: 2788

Re: Fixing sashes

Ditto strap and foam
by MJ80
Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Egger
Replies: 3
Views: 1182

Re: Egger

Used Lawcris for years, always been really helpful. Never used the edging service.