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by Mr Ed
Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: I bought a Stanley SW No4
Replies: 21
Views: 4422

Re: I bought a Stanley SW No4

Next question has been floating about at the back of my mind for some time - what is the point of the low angle planes? They don't alter the actual cutting angle but they compromise the adjusters etc by the cramped construction. Good for a small one-hand-use block plane but pointless on bigger ones...
by Mr Ed
Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: I bought a Stanley SW No4
Replies: 21
Views: 4422

Re: I bought a Stanley SW No4

Next question has been floating about at the back of my mind for some time - what is the point of the low angle planes? They don't alter the actual cutting angle but they compromise the adjusters etc by the cramped construction. Good for a small one-hand-use block plane but pointless on bigger ones...
by Mr Ed
Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:49 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Big boys standards
Replies: 30
Views: 3282

Re: Big boys standards

Just a thought (in my mode as a Main Contractor 5 days a week) nothing pisses me off more than subcontractors sniping at the work of others as a way of promoting themselves (not suggesting you are doing this by the way Lynx) Subbies should sell themselves on the strength of what they can do well, no...
by Mr Ed
Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: I bought a Stanley SW No4
Replies: 21
Views: 4422

Re: I bought a Stanley SW No4

mrgrimsdale wrote:
Mr Ed wrote:I'd be interested to have a go with it sometime, in the interests of comparison

Drop in any time Ed.


Maybe next week on PHG night?, I'll bring a LN for comparison
by Mr Ed
Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: I bought a Stanley SW No4
Replies: 21
Views: 4422

Re: I bought a Stanley SW No4

I'd be interested to have a go with it sometime, in the interests of comparison
by Mr Ed
Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:42 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Hammer A341 - Exraction?
Replies: 26
Views: 4777

Re: Hammer A341 - Exraction?

I rang SIP this afternoon, because I just couldn't believe that the 01954 (which as far as I can see is the old Axi ADE2200) did 6963 m3/hr as several websites are saying...and sure enough it doesn't. It actually does 2526 m3/hr which is far more believable- the other number was a printing mistake i...
by Mr Ed
Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Big boys standards
Replies: 30
Views: 3282

Re: Big boys standards

The further issue, which is something I see regularly, is getting managers who work for the main contractor to see quality issues and strive for perfection. People just seem to ignore lots of issues if they think they'll get away without having to deal with it - snagging someone's work causes confro...
by Mr Ed
Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:48 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted
Replies: 11
Views: 1774

Re: Wanted

mrgrimsdale wrote:Would a drain pipe bend do it?


Wrong diameter

EDIT - actually it might it be OK, I'd forgotten we were talking 150mm here
by Mr Ed
Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted
Replies: 11
Views: 1774

Re: Wanted

The bend will be smooth at that diameter, but the long bend is right - is Axminster's a long bend? It would be out of line with their pricing on other ducting (which is very pricey, having been looking at this lately). It looked so in the picture, but hard to be sure as they use one picture for sev...
by Mr Ed
Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:49 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted
Replies: 11
Views: 1774

Re: Wanted

http://www.axminster.co.uk/axminster-st ... prod21878/

I know woodpeckers link appears cheaper, but I think you want a smooth slow bend which is slightly cheaper at Axminster
by Mr Ed
Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Timber store
Replies: 15
Views: 1795

Re: Timber store

Looks very good. You need several all hinged together so they open like a fan.
by Mr Ed
Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:56 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Timber store
Replies: 15
Views: 1795

Re: Timber store

Looking forward to see how this all works, as I need to do something similar myself (once you have prototyped it :D )
by Mr Ed
Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cross line laser level
Replies: 14
Views: 2456

Re: Cross line laser level

Every bit of Leica levelling and measuring kit I've used has been spot on - its the best brand for this type of kit in my view
by Mr Ed
Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Hammer A341 - Exraction?
Replies: 26
Views: 4777

Re: Hammer A341 - Exraction?

I'm looking at similar options at the moment as my old Axi ADE1200 can't handle the Hammer A3-31 or the spindle. I'm struggling to see the right option, but I thought the UB802 might be OK.

I'll be interested to see what people think.
by Mr Ed
Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Screws for MDF carcases
Replies: 33
Views: 7780

Re: Screws for MDF carcases

http://www.spax.com/uk/technical-terms/ ... star-plus/

This is what I was referring to - it seems to suggest the pimple gives a more positive fit
by Mr Ed
Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Screws for MDF carcases
Replies: 33
Views: 7780

Re: Screws for MDF carcases

Old thread I know, but I just bought a few boxes of the Spax MDF screws and first impressions are good, although they are an odd looking screw. A question; are people using the Spax driver bit (which I think has a pimple on the end) or just a Torx 20? The reason I ask is with a regular Torx bit they...
by Mr Ed
Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Panel saw options
Replies: 48
Views: 6095

Re: Panel saw options

One thing I hadn't thought about (though it's pretty obvious) is that the Rojek crosscut fence has to be removed if you want to rip anything longer than 4' as the waste piece will hit the fence. Which is a real pita. Same thing with my sedgwick, real pain in the hoop. A panel saw could not come qui...
by Mr Ed
Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: inlay vs overlay hinges
Replies: 21
Views: 2323

Re: inlay vs overlay hinges

OryxDesign wrote:Incidentally, I don't use blum hinges very often but at 25mm thick you may have some issues with the back of the door rubbing on the frame.


I think 22mm is about the limit of thickness with the hinges you show
by Mr Ed
Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Project management software
Replies: 32
Views: 2888

Re: Project management software

Maybe something like this would help http://www.ciob.org.uk/ptmq" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I looked at that the other day - its new and as a member I'd had an email about it. Could be quite suitable and potentially leads to MCIOB if you're into that sort of thing. EDIT - if you...
by Mr Ed
Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Project management software
Replies: 32
Views: 2888

Re: Project management software

I know of many building professionals who have done the Prince Course. The RICS used to advertise courses both face to face and on line. I have not done it so do not know how good/relevant it is. I've read the book. It's derived from an IT process but intended for other types of government projects...
by Mr Ed
Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Project management software
Replies: 32
Views: 2888

Re: Project management software

More specifically, what is it that you want to do Matty? Pretty basic stuff actually Ed. But i'm coming at it from quite an ignorant position. I would like to be able to formulate better project flow charts so i can (at a glance) look at where i should be on my schedules. I am starting to run more ...
by Mr Ed
Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Project management software
Replies: 32
Views: 2888

Re: Project management software

jfc wrote:
Mr Ed wrote:More specifically, what is it that you want to do Matty?



I bet it aint my back sack and crack :cry:


It would appear not :lol:
by Mr Ed
Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:56 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Project management software
Replies: 32
Views: 2888

Re: Project management software

More specifically, what is it that you want to do Matty?
by Mr Ed
Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Project management software
Replies: 32
Views: 2888

Re: Project management software

Was it the £0 bracket you were looking in? :lol:
by Mr Ed
Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Project management software
Replies: 32
Views: 2888

Re: Project management software

Microsoft Project is probably the worst option on the market - you won't find many professional project managers using it. I use 2 applications, at very different ends of the price scale; The first is Project Commander, which is basic and cheap, but it's easy to learn and is well suited to construc...
by Mr Ed
Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Project management software
Replies: 32
Views: 2888

Re: Project management software

Microsoft Project is probably the worst option on the market - you won't find many professional project managers using it. I use 2 applications, at very different ends of the price scale; The first is Project Commander, which is basic and cheap, but it's easy to learn and is well suited to construct...
by Mr Ed
Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Best material for bookshelves?
Replies: 17
Views: 2398

Re: Best material for bookshelves?

At 800 wide I would do them in 18mm MDF with a 50mm or so down stand of real timber fixed to the front and screwed to a 12mm back at the rear. I've done several like this, sag free.
by Mr Ed
Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Face Frame Kitchen Build (lots of WIP piccies)
Replies: 45
Views: 17434

Re: Face Frame Kitchen Build (lots of WIP piccies)

Looking very good Roger Presumably the face frames should be painted before they are permanently fitted? Will an HVLP system get in to the groove around the c*ck bead In my opinion, Yes and yes. Also, I notice you have run the bead before doing the mortar grooving. I did this on my first face frame ...
by Mr Ed
Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Centour uk ?
Replies: 5
Views: 701

Re: Centour uk ?

by Mr Ed
Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: LED strip lighting
Replies: 14
Views: 4093

Re: LED strip lighting

These are two of the suppliers for the sort of thing I was looking at; http://www.simplelighting.co.uk/products/Colour-Temperature-Adjustable-LED-Tape-%252d-White-%26-Warm-White-LED.-Incredibly-Bright%21.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://www.ledlightszone.co.uk/24-led-tape" ...
by Mr Ed
Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: LED strip lighting
Replies: 14
Views: 4093

LED strip lighting

I am just about to embark on some shelving for my utility room and was planning to use LED tape lights concealed behind the face frame to give a peripheral glow to the shelves. There's loads of suppliers to be found via google, but mostly unknown to me. Does anyone have experience of these lights an...
by Mr Ed
Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Christmas in the Workshop
Replies: 32
Views: 3046

Re: Christmas in the Workshop

Very impressive.

I've seen one of the small hobby type lasers in action and it was fairly crap, this is clearly on another level
by Mr Ed
Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Wall hung cabinet
Replies: 11
Views: 1810

Re: Wall hung cabinet

It looks very well executed from what I can see Rob. I feel the design element is less strong, particularly the corner posts as they have the effect of making the front corners of the cabinet appear very chunky, most noticeable in the first pic. This is unfortunate in a display cabinet as I would th...
by Mr Ed
Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Euro style ship lap front door in Columbian Pine
Replies: 26
Views: 4545

Re: Euro style ship lap front door in Columbian Pine

A very interesting and well documented WIP Brian. I like the appearance of the finished door.

Ed
by Mr Ed
Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:59 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Double bed in sycamore
Replies: 9
Views: 1442

Re: Double bed in sycamore

Nice work Nick. What's the joint detail where rails meet leg?
by Mr Ed
Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Twas the night before Christmas
Replies: 7
Views: 972

Re: Twas the night before Christmas

You should be well in credit with that lot :D
by Mr Ed
Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Spindle Moulder depth gauge
Replies: 12
Views: 4004

Re: Spindle Moulder depth gauge

Great idea, Ed. I want one. Just spotted this on Ebay so I'm not sure it's worth modifying a digital vernier at this price. Only a 60mm aperature though which limits it for the spindle. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121001882407?_trksid=p5197.c0.m619" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; John ...
by Mr Ed
Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:01 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: SOLD Startrite 275 Sliding table saw
Replies: 15
Views: 2776

Re: Startrite 275 Sliding table saw

york33 wrote:
Mr Ed wrote:Doesn't this for sale post contravene rule 7, subsection 2a of the forum constitution?


I thought that one was about elves......


Yes I think you're right, Bobbys broken that one a few times.
by Mr Ed
Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:40 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: English Cottage Furniture
Replies: 22
Views: 3041

Re: English Cottage Furniture

Nice work.

The last time I worked with Yew I had a nasty reaction to it, so it's a timber I plan to never use again, which is a shame because it can look very nice.

Ed

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