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by jrm
Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:12 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Take a seat
Replies: 31
Views: 2771

Re: Take a seat

Alan, anyone on here can only admire your work ethic. Nice toybox and I bet they are really pleased with it. On the subject of pricing, I imagine overheads are around £50.00 a day and materials probably about £70.00 so Bob will be pretty close with his £20.00 profit estimate. The thing is, I can't u...
by jrm
Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:06 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Bedroom Suite
Replies: 26
Views: 3075

Re: Bedroom Suite

Beautiful set and lots of nice details.

John
by jrm
Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: And another set!
Replies: 40
Views: 4190

Re: And another set!

I have used this on many gates in the past and not had any complaints about them twisting or racking. If I understand it correctly the haunch is only there to prevent the unsupported portion of the tenoned component twisting away from the face. In furniture, it's not so much of a problem because it...
by jrm
Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:56 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Moisture meter recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 1453

Re: Moisture meter recommendations

I've had one of these for years and like it very much. http://www.wagnermeters.com/product.php?category=2&id=14 No damage to the wood and extremely quick to scan a whole board. Good for 3/4" depth. You don't need to adjust for temperature. You do need to adjust for the specific gravity of the specie...
by jrm
Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Homework desk and window seat.
Replies: 15
Views: 1541

Re: Homework desk.

I think it's a great little desk. The problem with the bottom mounted, concealed type is the amount of space they take off the internal depth. I like the Blum soft-close but they need, from memory, 27.5mm under the base. Add to that the thickness of the base and it adds up to a lot with the five dra...
by jrm
Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Powedered Cascamite
Replies: 9
Views: 2616

Re: Powedered Cascamite

If it's by weight, it's just 2parts glue to 1 part water. By volume, it's 3.5:1. It's more accurate by weight since the contents can settle. I use a small digital scale. It's also less wasteful since you can learn to estimate how much you need more accurately. Horses for courses. I find it a great g...
by jrm
Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Hand painted kitchen
Replies: 62
Views: 9406

Re: Hand painted kitchen

Looks great, Karl. Another one for the portfolio.

John
by jrm
Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: New website
Replies: 45
Views: 4610

Re: New website

any thoughts on the Google maps issue? I think you always have to think what it is that you want them to do. Having phone numbers and email link on every page is excellent because you are making it as easy as possible for the reader to take the next step of contacting you. Regarding the map, are yo...
by jrm
Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: New website
Replies: 45
Views: 4610

Re: New website

Friendly, personal, approachable. Looks good. It's a shame about the photos. Is there no chance you can revisit some clients to take some more. I think they would be pleased that you think enough of the job you did to take the trouble and to put it on your site.

John
by jrm
Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:40 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: fixing a woodworking vice
Replies: 129
Views: 34559

Re: fixing a woodworking vice

I think I might say goodbye to this forum,it seems most thread are conjured up by people with shoe size IQ, and look for a forum written to bye Kindergarten members who could obviously exceed the inteligence shown on here,...I joined this forum hoping to exchange woodworking knowledge,but so far mo...
by jrm
Sat Aug 27, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Graduate Exhibition Work- 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 753

Re: Graduate Exhibition Work- 2011

Excellent work from all. I'm particularly impressed by Nicholas's bed; beautiful, and saleable too I would imagine. But, it's all good.

John1
by jrm
Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:00 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Triffidish Tool Chest with more than a nod to JK
Replies: 39
Views: 5175

Re: Triffidish Tool Chest with more than a nod to JK

Looks brilliant, Brian and really interesting WIP. It looks more like a bottle to me, rather than sick, and I would be disappointed to find no booze behind the facade.

John
by jrm
Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Slippery slope question
Replies: 11
Views: 978

Re: Slippery slope question

The systainer with a selection of dominos and 4/5/6/8/10mm cutters (which leaves you with two 5mm including the one fitted to the machine, a common size). Very good value. I didn't bother with any of the add-ons and can't say I have found anything difficult without them.

John
by jrm
Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: DIY CNC
Replies: 83
Views: 19848

Re: DIY CNC

4 axis usually refers to a 3 axis machine with the addition of a rotary table to enable under-cutting. I can't see how this would work with your product. 5-axis needs an articulated head but, as Paul says, the software is both expensive and complicated to use, even if you could find and afford a sui...
by jrm
Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:55 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: DIY CNC
Replies: 83
Views: 19848

Re: DIY CNC

5 axis seems a bit over the top for that. Something like this.

http://www.nlstools.co.uk/RtrCtrMach.html

John
by jrm
Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: DIY CNC
Replies: 83
Views: 19848

Re: DIY CNC

tusses wrote: I presume you need at least 4 if you want to put a beveled angle on an edge ?
Not really, it's just down to the tooling.

John
by jrm
Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: DIY CNC
Replies: 83
Views: 19848

Re: DIY CNC

Thanks John. I've seen Zapp. a bit overpriced I found. I'll have a look at Motion. do you have an interest in CNC then ? Rich I've been designing one for quite a while now but that's as far as I have got. I want to end up with something pretty industrial and I know it won't be cheap. Probably cheap...
by jrm
Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: DIY CNC
Replies: 83
Views: 19848

Re: DIY CNC

I don't know whather you're familiar with these:

http://www.slidesandballscrews.com/

http://www.motioncontrolproducts.co.uk/ ... cPath=1005

Lots of data sheets and other information.

John
by jrm
Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: DIY CNC
Replies: 83
Views: 19848

Re: DIY CNC

Lead screws are a bit cheap end having a necessary amount of backlash and wearing quite quickly. The choice is generally ball screws, i.e. the 'nut' having circulating ball bearings, or rack and pinion. A lot of the big machines have R&P because you can get much faster positioning speeds. Ballscrews...
by jrm
Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: help please
Replies: 3
Views: 781

Re: help please

Hi Bob,

Is it this 'Impressional Pressed Aluminium Sheet'?

http://bespoke-ready-made-aluminium-pro ... ium-sheet/

John
by jrm
Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:11 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: CNC opinions?
Replies: 40
Views: 9576

Re: CNC opinions?

i did have a look at the american cnc forum think its cnc zone? lots of self builds on there, i did wonder if you could find an engineer who could replicate a modern cnc machine like a biesse or weeke...?? for a similar price,,,big project though! I think, comparing like for like, it would cost a l...
by jrm
Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Gold dust
Replies: 7
Views: 961

Re: Gold dust

I imagine there is a hefty delivery charge hidden in that for just over a cubic foot.

John
by jrm
Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:26 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: What kind of resperator do you use ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1760

Re: What kind of resperator do you use ?

tusses wrote:Thanks Alan

The Axi filters were 50 quid :shock: :lol:
Actually, that is for are multiple pairs. Works out at £7.00 a pair for vapour and £4.00 a pair for dust. Still more expensive.

John
by jrm
Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Ash Desk finished.
Replies: 21
Views: 2144

Re: Ash Desk finished.

I like it. Looks great with the rest of the ash stuff and impressively quick.

John
by jrm
Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: What kind of resperator do you use ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1760

Re: What kind of resperator do you use ?

I've just bought one of these following recommendations on here and it's very good http://www.axminster.co.uk/3m-7500-series-reusable-half-respirator-prod839416/ You need both vapour and particulate filters as well as clips to retain the particulate filters. Don't you need a filtered air supply if s...
by jrm
Sun Jul 17, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: English walnut MDF
Replies: 7
Views: 1032

Re: English walnut MDF

I realy don't think you would find English walnut but Peter Benson has 'European' (i.e. French) on their site, which would be Juglans Regia (not nigra as stated), which is the same species as English.

http://www.peterbensonplywood.co.uk/

John
by jrm
Sun Jul 17, 2011 12:37 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Help me spend some dosh
Replies: 38
Views: 7656

Re: Help me spend some dosh

Another vote for Veritas LA Jack. For a bench plane, I probably use mine 95% of the time.

John
by jrm
Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:15 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Quotations
Replies: 31
Views: 2556

Re: Quotations

ill add something to the mix... a verbal agreement is binding in scotland but not in england You're wrong. Basically, a contract is a meeting of the minds where one person makes an offer and the other person accepts it. It can be verbal or written and it doesn't matter whether you are in Carlisle o...
by jrm
Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:55 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Another Alcove - Finished (er...sort of)
Replies: 39
Views: 10030

Re: Another Alcove - Spraying video!

Great WIP, Ed. I'm not surprised you have ear defenders on those turbines are very noisy on top of the fan. I have the Q4 - Q for quiet - I wouldn't like to hear a noisy one. One thing I would say, if you are using extraction at the rear, it makes more sense to start at the edge nearest and work awa...
by jrm
Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:46 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: record shop
Replies: 11
Views: 2749

Re: record shop

paul corcoran wrote:whats a grimsdale?
:lol: I don't think it was a compliment but I could be wrong.

John
by jrm
Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: kiln dried / air dried
Replies: 3
Views: 713

Re: kiln dried / air dried

If it's going to be comfortable for you, it will have a similar level of humidity to the house. In any case, I have found that it's always better to be too dry than not dry enough and you will have far fewer problems with kiln dried IMO.

John
by jrm
Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Study
Replies: 16
Views: 1849

Re: Study

Beautiful job. Very impressive. The stained sapele looks perfect.

John
by jrm
Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Burr Walnut Dining Table
Replies: 28
Views: 5912

Re: Burr Walnut Dining Table

Really lovely table. Very attractive arrangement of veneers on the legs, much better than the drawing suggested. You just need to get on with the chairs now :lol:

John
by jrm
Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Alcove bookcase
Replies: 9
Views: 1596

Re: Alcove bookcase

Nickw posted a project a while back and gave a very good explanation.

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=5704

John
by jrm
Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Minimax LAB260
Replies: 9
Views: 2526

Re: Minimax LAB260

Cheers, Andy. Very much appreciated.

John
by jrm
Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:44 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Alcove bookcase
Replies: 9
Views: 1596

Re: Alcove bookcase

Thanks, guys. My special spiling tool is an old stick. Well, not really but just a length of 20mm x 6mm maple with a point sawn on the business end and a nick taken out of a corner on the back end so I know which way up it goes. I generally just left a small gap between each position so lots of mark...
by jrm
Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:44 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Minimax LAB260
Replies: 9
Views: 2526

Re: Minimax LAB260

andy wrote:
jrm wrote:That's brilliant, Andy. PM sent.

John

no problem just been down the shed and found out the manual
will copy it tomorrow

do you have the bar?
No, Andy. There were no tools with it at all but I managed with a screwdriver to take the saw blade off, which is a bit more obvious.

John
by jrm
Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Minimax LAB260
Replies: 9
Views: 2526

Re: Minimax LAB260

Thanks, Jacob. First impressions were very good, solid and accurate as you say. The hefty and very long fence is excellent compared to most others of the type which is a common weakness I find. Personally, I like the way it doesn't tilt too. It's bang on 90deg and it's good to know it will always go...
by jrm
Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:28 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Minimax LAB260
Replies: 9
Views: 2526

Re: Minimax LAB260

That's brilliant, Andy. PM sent.

John
by jrm
Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Minimax LAB260
Replies: 9
Views: 2526

Minimax LAB260

A friend has just bought a 2001 LAB260 without a manual. We managed to figure most of it out and got the planer and saw running well. I couldn't work out how to lock the spindle on the spindle moulder to slacken the bolt. Also, possibly related to this, there is a position on the selector switch whi...