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by mark270981
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Larder unit
Replies: 12
Views: 3254

Re: Larder unit

davidpidge wrote:Spend the afternoon on youtube?

:lol: fair enough

I tend to try round up to nearest full day, unless it’s a part of a larger joinery package
by mark270981
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Larder unit
Replies: 12
Views: 3254

Re: Larder unit

looks great, out of interest how long do you allocate to such a project? That's a question! Well I didn't allow anywhere near enough time because I was trying to keep the cost down as it was for family but for a proper client I'd allow 5-6 days to make (I work out prices for labour in hours so 45-5...
by mark270981
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sub contractor..
Replies: 4
Views: 1315

Re: Sub contractor..

Steve Unsure from what you have written regards the ins and outs. Do you have proof he has ripped out your work? All sounds a bit of a mess, and I’m unsure why you sent an invoice to his client? As a general rule we do the following. Price job Win job - get client to accept our t and c’s Create draw...
by mark270981
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Articad
Replies: 10
Views: 3784

Re: Articad

I use cabinet vision - not used articad - but I am guessing they run in a similar way - it’s taken us 2 years plus to understand about 15% of it - you only need to know 10% to be ultra efficient (if that makes sense) I can only assume articad is similar. My point to the above is to persevere as ther...
by mark270981
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: driveway gates
Replies: 26
Views: 5466

Re: driveway gates

Really enjoyed that one. Great craftsmanship
by mark270981
Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeships
Replies: 10
Views: 2550

Re: Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeships

Most companies I know who have active apprenticeship schemes are really solid companies with longevity.

Now that we have moved to larger premises - i’ll Be running the same scheme I received all those ago.
by mark270981
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: 240v -110v dust extraction problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1204

Re: 240v -110v dust extraction problem

Ahhhhh, I see - makes sense now - would have been far too simple.
by mark270981
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: 240v -110v dust extraction problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1204

Re: 240v -110v dust extraction problem

how messed up would it be to plug a transformer into the 240v socket and run it that way?
by mark270981
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Stabilising a kitchen island unit
Replies: 1
Views: 1003

Re: Stabilising a kitchen island unit

I made a box frame out the relevant sized timber and siliconed it to the floor then fixed through the units into this frame - it was perfectly solid and would have no qualms recommending this method.
by mark270981
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: edgeband trimming
Replies: 6
Views: 1763

Re: edgeband trimming

You need an ovolo router bit with bearing and a radius to match your edging thickness put this in a trimmer which you can screw on a piece of 3 mm MdF to create a stepped base - set it all up perfectly and voila (this is essentially replicating the MFK/OFK
by mark270981
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Spraying advice
Replies: 5
Views: 1940

Re: Spraying advice

Hi Roger

You will need an airless sprayer for this.

I have sprayed my house with this only recently and it really is a perfect finish (the plastering needs to be up to standard)

thats if you are spraying walls?!
by mark270981
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Felder Customer Case study
Replies: 2
Views: 1320

Felder Customer Case study

Anyone seen this **** do his review

https://youtu.be/dcAsR0gKHJI

haha
by mark270981
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: CNC ROUTERS
Replies: 4
Views: 1571

Re: CNC ROUTERS

brandon wrote:we make bespoke kitchens so carcass work and shaped work, doors. budget 50 - 60k felders HO8 looks kind of what i am looking for.
I have 2 of the HO8's Can't fault them at all, very much an advocate of them to be fair.
by mark270981
Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Quadrant Hinges
Replies: 5
Views: 2106

Re: Quadrant Hinges

I'm liking Beardmore thanks for the link - I hoping they are going to sort out a problem ive got on matching ironmongery on a leather bound walnut desk we have made.
by mark270981
Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Router recommendations?
Replies: 13
Views: 3684

Re: Router recommendations?

I have the T11 for the router table, I have only recently bought, I was a little disappointed with the quality of the casting, but it does the job in the table.
by mark270981
Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Exhibition/shop stand knock down fittings?
Replies: 6
Views: 2494

Re: Exhibition/shop stand knock down fittings?

6 to 7 hundred quid each plus vat!

More if spray finished.

I would use rafix fixings as that is metal to metal fixings
by mark270981
Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Fusion 360 toolbox
Replies: 3
Views: 1730

Re: Fusion 360 toolbox

Impressive I like it - how long to draw that?
by mark270981
Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: is this a thing?!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2147

Re: is this a thing?!!

They've portraying this in films for years! Lol
by mark270981
Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: is this a thing?!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2147

Re: is this a thing?!!

https://www.rockandco.co.uk/kitchen-wor ... stallation

Only posted the above - no idea who they are!
by mark270981
Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Portable edgebanders.
Replies: 8
Views: 2625

Re: Portable edgebanders.

I have used the festool one, I couldn't get to grips with it, so even if you forked out that kind of money I reckon you would be disappointed!

Unsure on the virutex as I haven't used it, but I have a seen a demo and it seemed to work well.
by mark270981
Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Spindle moulder
Replies: 13
Views: 3653

Re: Spindle moulder

stopped rebates
by mark270981
Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Polyrey on to birch ply...
Replies: 12
Views: 3854

Re: Polyrey on to birch ply...

Lumpy?

How much are you putting on?
by mark270981
Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Is hardwood always expensive??
Replies: 13
Views: 3761

Re: Is hardwood always expensive??

I guess you use davies timber? They are retailers I would expect them to be a lot more expensive.

Problem you have is if you only buy a small amount the big trade merchants aren't that intestered?
by mark270981
Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Is hardwood always expensive??
Replies: 13
Views: 3761

Re: Is hardwood always expensive??

Where in brum are you?
by mark270981
Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Woodworking Machinery - Online Auction Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 1297

Re: Woodworking Machinery - Online Auction Sale

Will you consider deals outside of auction?
by mark270981
Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Polyrey on to birch ply...
Replies: 12
Views: 3854

Re: Polyrey on to birch ply...

Yes you will Pete

Plywood is (should be) balanced, so you will need to laminate both sides to keep it that way.
by mark270981
Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: What timber is this
Replies: 15
Views: 3892

Re: What timber is this

driftwood?
by mark270981
Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Panel Saw Haulage Cost?
Replies: 7
Views: 2074

Re: Panel Saw Haulage Cost?

I personally would collect myself with a hired vehicle
by mark270981
Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Screws for 18mm ply dado joints
Replies: 5
Views: 1942

Re: Screws for 18mm ply dado joints

To be fair Steve if it the housing snugly fits the board thickness this will alleviate any splitting with the correct pilot hole.
by mark270981
Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Edge Band Adhesive
Replies: 4
Views: 1545

Re: Edge Band Adhesive

I believe it goes as far as being machine specific too - i.e. What the manufacturer recommends.
by mark270981
Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Finding new employees
Replies: 31
Views: 6621

Re: Finding new employees

I agree with you.

I tend to do it the opposite way though, meet them, if i like them I trial them, if they get on well keep them, if they don't then say i say see you later.

i've had 15 lads over the years come through the door only 5 were worthy of staying on.
by mark270981
Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:03 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Finding new employees
Replies: 31
Views: 6621

Re: Finding new employees

Hi Mate

I would suggest forgetting the CV requirement for young lads and just invite them in to meet them, but set it as a formal interview with a specific time, so then you can gauge smartness and timekeeping, then you can ask all the relevant questions and see what their attitude is like.
by mark270981
Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Today I am mainly making Santa Boards
Replies: 38
Views: 8501

Re: Today I am mainly making Santa Boards

I'm sure your jaxie is clean. I say that out of politeness because I have no idea. I'm glad your legals got you most of a result. Last thing I recall was a post about some super column CNC'ing for what sounded like an oligarchy type,which sounded beyond complicated. Edit: photo wasn't showing for m...
by mark270981
Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:27 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Today I am mainly making Santa Boards
Replies: 38
Views: 8501

Re: Today I am mainly making Santa Boards

mate - i need more details!!!
by mark270981
Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:11 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Looking for tradesman for understairs storage - Shropshire
Replies: 9
Views: 2867

Re: Looking for tradesman for understairs storage - Shropshire

To be fair if I spent 4 or 5 days writing the parametric programme on cabinet vision, so all parts came off the CNC then I could smash them out probably cheaper than smart storage, but as a one off then I stick by my original estimate
by mark270981
Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Today I am mainly making Santa Boards
Replies: 38
Views: 8501

Re: Today I am mainly making Santa Boards

with the laser?
by mark270981
Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: New Saw
Replies: 11
Views: 3432

Re: New Saw

PABLO123 wrote:been having a bit a of a play :D
[img][IMG]http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/g415/pablo823/th_MOV_0934.mp4[/img][/img]
That's how they sold it to you isn't it! ;-)
by mark270981
Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Looking for tradesman for understairs storage - Shropshire
Replies: 9
Views: 2867

Re: Looking for tradesman for understairs storage - Shropshire

Maybe Woodsmith can help you.

I am guessing that's a £1500.00 to £1750.00 job though.
by mark270981
Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: New Saw
Replies: 11
Views: 3432

Re: New Saw

Love new machines!
by mark270981
Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Finding new employees
Replies: 31
Views: 6621

Re: Finding new employees

....I wish I had a tenth of your business nous, mate. That, and a big pair of balls!!! ..... What this will do, it will free up your good labour to concentrate on the finesse items, and you can use the cheaper labour to knock up the unitry and run the CNC. cheap labour is readily available. I swear...