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by mark270981
Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Finding new employees
Replies: 31
Views: 6271

Re: Finding new employees

Ok So if you were to go big, then 45k plus vat will get you the machine then you need to make allowances for the electrics, compressed air and also for a big enough extractor. The software can cost as little as 800 quid (Vcarve) plus the free draftsight, we use both of these everyday. We also had ca...
by mark270981
Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:31 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Finding new employees
Replies: 31
Views: 6271

Re: Finding new employees

Do you have a decent CNC?

The reason I ask, is because it transformed my business, you can get away with cheaper labour, because the brains can drive the CNC, so effectively cutting all the jobs micron perfect ready for assembly.

They aren't as expensive as you think.
by mark270981
Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: my purchases from w16
Replies: 9
Views: 3021

Re: my purchases from w16

Woke up one day and thought I need to change this

Sat down worked out what I needed to do to make the place better

Went out and made it happen, still working on it now, small improvements everyday keeps me interested.

I'm also investing outside of the business which gets me out the office too!
by mark270981
Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: my purchases from w16
Replies: 9
Views: 3021

Re: my purchases from w16

Thanks Jake. The shredder will literally chew through anything, it has what is called a screen which is basically a perforated piece of metal that has In this case 10mm holes - the wood is chewed up until it fits through the sieve! This then extracts into the briquette maker. The briquette maker bas...
by mark270981
Sun Oct 30, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: my purchases from w16
Replies: 9
Views: 3021

my purchases from w16

I was on the prowl for a few things at W16, well I've had 2 delivered and installed. Falach 50 briquette maker Shark 53 wood shredder Absolutely amazing and the workshop is far far cleaner for it now too. Hopefully a fully enclosed system, we have a couple of issues with extractor blocking up intern...
by mark270981
Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Mirka Ceros sander problem
Replies: 38
Views: 10301

Re: Mirka Ceros sander problem

Transformers rarely go faulty, it's most likely the electronics in the box that are at fault; that is even if it has a transformer in the box at all as they normally use switched mode power supplies these days. The box feels heavy enough to have a transformer inside. Might have a peek inside mine. ...
by mark270981
Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Mirka Ceros sander problem
Replies: 38
Views: 10301

Re: Mirka Ceros sander problem

I am really confused as to what makes the ceros so well liked? Is it the weight of it?
by mark270981
Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Edge banding
Replies: 3
Views: 1258

Re: Edge banding

Hranipex also
by mark270981
Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Mirka Ceros sander problem
Replies: 38
Views: 10301

Re: Mirka Ceros sander problem

Karl

I can vouch for the ETS and Rotex, none of which give us problems unless of course we decide to drop them!!!!
by mark270981
Wed Oct 05, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: W16 show at the NEC Sun - Wed
Replies: 20
Views: 4161

Re: W16 show at the NEC Sun - Wed

If you are looking to buy a CNC or other big machinery then yes. If you are looking for anything else then I'd say probably not. Decided I can't spare the time :cry: I have already CNC anyway and trying to pay it off is not easy so more expenditure should be avoided right now .. Which CNC do you ha...
by mark270981
Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: W16 show at the NEC Sun - Wed
Replies: 20
Views: 4161

Re: W16 show at the NEC Sun - Wed

Its always good to look at CNC's though!!!

You should have popped in Steve
by mark270981
Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: W16 show at the NEC Sun - Wed
Replies: 20
Views: 4161

Re: W16 show at the NEC Sun - Wed

what did you think of the show Steve?

Elements was disappointing!!
by mark270981
Mon Oct 03, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: W16 show at the NEC Sun - Wed
Replies: 20
Views: 4161

Re: W16 show at the NEC Sun - Wed

Good to see you Doug, albeit very briefly i unfortunately had a wife to get home too.

I went again today

Hopefully done a couple of deals.

I have an edgebander for sale if anyone is interested (and yes I know I have just bought it)

All the best

Mark
by mark270981
Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: W16 show at the NEC Sun - Wed
Replies: 20
Views: 4161

Re: W16 show at the NEC Sun - Wed

I went I saw and I'm considerably poorer!!!
by mark270981
Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: W16 show at the NEC Sun - Wed
Replies: 20
Views: 4161

Re: W16 show at the NEC Sun - Wed

I will be there at some point, I have sent you a message Doug

This year I will be mostly buying a briquetting machine!!!! how bloody boring is that!!!!
by mark270981
Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Pneumatic automation
Replies: 5
Views: 1474

Re: Pneumatic automation

interesting one. Looking at my edgebander and its gubbins i would say its relatively straight forward. The cylinder which I have on my desk is an Airtac brand (this was out of my edgebander) Would you need a cylinder which is essentially the same length as the plunge length on the Domino with the ad...
by mark270981
Sat Sep 10, 2016 6:17 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Latest kitchen
Replies: 31
Views: 7601

Re: Latest kitchen

looks fantastic, some really nice work on here chaps.

can I ask what size is the floor space in that kitchen?
by mark270981
Sat Sep 10, 2016 6:16 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Slab kitchen
Replies: 6
Views: 2900

Re: Slab kitchen

Great kitchen

where did you get the worktops from?

with regards to unused pump etc, I hope you still charged them for it if you couldn't take it back!!
by mark270981
Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:49 am
Forum: Forum suggestions/comments/complaints
Topic: Facebook
Replies: 11
Views: 3995

Re: Facebook

It's dying here alright, but the world centralising their beings on FB is stupid. They want to monetise your whole life and identity, and wait until they start really racheting that up. I agree with you totally but I'm hooked but not on what people get up to, doesn't bother me. I like the fact that...
by mark270981
Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: Forum suggestions/comments/complaints
Topic: Facebook
Replies: 11
Views: 3995

Re: Facebook

Its slowly but surely going though (no offence admins) mainly because there are swifter ways to communicate on social media so people spend their time elsewhere - for instance if i want to post a photo on facebook/twitter/instagram I quite literally take photo and upload it, on here its much longer ...
by mark270981
Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: Forum suggestions/comments/complaints
Topic: Facebook
Replies: 11
Views: 3995

Re: Facebook

I'm up for that, I am on a couple of forums which are quite active but mainly for site chippies which isn't really up my street and Brians Furniture one which is also good if not a little pretentious.
by mark270981
Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: W16 2- 5 October
Replies: 2
Views: 1162

Re: W16 2- 5 October

I'll be going as I am on the prowl for another toy.

Happy to have people over for a demonstration etc of the kit we have,

let me know.
by mark270981
Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:43 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Wood pellets
Replies: 2
Views: 1020

Re: Wood pellets

Great company - used to deal with them on a regular basis.
by mark270981
Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Cabinet Vision
Replies: 15
Views: 5760

Re: Cabinet Vision

Mark, I watched all that video, truly brilliant, thank you so much for doing that, even though that it's the sort thing I don't think I could could ever look at getting involved in it is incredibly helpful to see what does what in the world of the bigger guys, just in case I decide to sell the hous...
by mark270981
Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Cabinet Vision
Replies: 15
Views: 5760

Re: Cabinet Vision

Impressive software. Seems like it would pay for it's 5grand cost pretty quickly. Just working out cutting lists on different size sheet material would be incredible! I am unsure if the 5K version is worth it to be honest? The version I have is a no brainer because it generates the machine code for...
by mark270981
Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Cabinet Vision
Replies: 15
Views: 5760

Re: Cabinet Vision

Jesus titty christ, good on you Mark, you are way and beyond my league, I feel like I'm on a ............. let me explain visually Bobby http://www.tituscountyfair.com/tituscountyfair/assets/Image/Lanky_on_bike.jpg Mark http://www.bikesportnews.com/uploads/news_images/11845065_10154154214374466_102...
by mark270981
Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Cabinet Vision
Replies: 15
Views: 5760

Re: Cabinet Vision

lynx wrote:Thanks Mark.

Way over what I would pay but I can see the worth with a contract like that.


I wouldn't have won the contract if I couldn't have demonstrated this software to them - That's for certain!
by mark270981
Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Cabinet Vision
Replies: 15
Views: 5760

Re: Cabinet Vision

What version do you have and how much? They tried to sell to me a few years ago but I just couldn't get a cost of them. hmmm well I have 2 seats the training and all the integration into the CNC machines It was 21k + vat There are no finance packages available from Vero so I had to pay for it outri...
by mark270981
Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Cabinet Vision
Replies: 15
Views: 5760

Re: Cabinet Vision

Kitchen run

It will go into a lot of detail, but only have 5 minutes to show you.

http://screencast.com/t/HXm1DXNjHpLS
by mark270981
Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:05 am
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Cabinet Vision
Replies: 15
Views: 5760

Cabinet Vision

Yo All Thought I would show you how we do our drawings etc now - I am not exactly proficient in the use of this software but it does a job for us and does it well. Its perhaps the most in depth and versatile software we could use for what we do and now knocks about 90% off the time it takes us to dr...
by mark270981
Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: CNC landing page
Replies: 29
Views: 5904

Re: CNC landing page

Bighat wrote:Did you ever get this site up and running? I am after some cnc work doing, so I looked for this today to get in contact with you mark270981, but I cannot find the site?
Cheers,
Ben.


Hi Ben - currently under review, based on feedback etc I've had the site redesigned.
by mark270981
Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Deep graining Oak Panels
Replies: 4
Views: 1810

Re: Deep graining Oak Panels

York - perfect - that's all the festool one is but with perhaps a better extraction facility
by mark270981
Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Deep graining Oak Panels
Replies: 4
Views: 1810

Re: Deep graining Oak Panels

Hey mate, I have the festool one you're on about, perhaps I could lend it to you? If you pay postage both ways?
by mark270981
Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Supplier suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 2551

Re: Supplier suggestions

Wow -- I pay about a fiver
by mark270981
Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Anyone with the Felder 700 or 900 spindle?
Replies: 7
Views: 2061

Re: Anyone with the Felder 700 or 900 spindle?

Yo

We have the 700 with power drive and integral fences plus the power feed.

Very good machine
by mark270981
Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Corian Training
Replies: 11
Views: 2696

Re: Corian Training

Anything out of the norm will always cause a fight and normally the fights happen when we talk about new modern methods or materials or materials. Corian - How dare they want to make sure their expensive top quality product is manufactured and installed correctly!! Hopefully you will get some takers...
by mark270981
Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: CMC spindle electric brake problems
Replies: 9
Views: 2172

Re: CMC spindle electric brake problems

I have never heard of using an electric brake to change the tooling? Are you sure this is correct? I thought it would be a mechanic solution ie spanners or bolt
by mark270981
Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Router Table
Replies: 16
Views: 2974

Re: Router Table

If you already have a decent router then I would get a router lift and fit the router in that. Axminster sell a decent looking one for about the same price as Rutlands. The problem with the Rutlands is the quality isn't always so good and certainly not up to trade use. I have a Jessem lift in a hom...
by mark270981
Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Router Table
Replies: 16
Views: 2974

Re: Router Table

OHHHHH I like that Idea - consider it nicked!!!!

Although I need to look into how the micro adjustment works through the face on the top?
by mark270981
Tue May 31, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Router Table
Replies: 16
Views: 2974

Re: Router Table

Yep can knock up a router table on CNC no probs, it was the lift and adjustment that I linked to that I was interested in.

With regards to cnc-ing the groove, this no can do as I am making inset doors that are grain matched so can only use an 8mm cutter.

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