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by senior
Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: window costs
Replies: 24
Views: 9737

Re: window costs

To be honest I have got a bit of a cold sweat on, not going to back out but I really don't know where the money is going to come from. I can buy the plot and have some left over, the lotus is up for sale, the rest will be borrowed. Anyone like to scare the sh*t out of me as to what a 2800 sq ft hous...
by senior
Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: window costs
Replies: 24
Views: 9737

Re: window costs

If it were me I'd buy the machines and make them myself There are only a certain number of things I can do in the time frame, every body and his dog reckons they would do the lot, getting on my tits to be honest. Why don't you just do the lot ? Stop trying to get on my tits, I haven't got enough do...
by senior
Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: window costs
Replies: 24
Views: 9737

Re: window costs

mark270981 wrote:If it were me I'd buy the machines and make them myself
There are only a certain number of things I can do in the time frame, every body and his dog reckons they would do the lot, getting on my tits to be honest.
by senior
Sat Mar 14, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: window costs
Replies: 24
Views: 9737

window costs

just putting building figures together,off the top of your heads how much do you think 18 wooden sash windows (georgian) approx 1350mmH x 1100mmW,
plus front door, rear french door, plus set of 5 concertina doors (glazed) meeting set of 3 concertina doors 9glazed).

Just a guesstimate please
by senior
Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Lamont Wood Welder
Replies: 11
Views: 4050

Re: Lamont Wood Welder

tusses wrote:it's more or less a microwave (but RF) that you have a hand held transmitter to cook the glue
or your testicles if you lean to close..........
by senior
Tue Mar 10, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Lamont Wood Welder
Replies: 11
Views: 4050

Re: Lamont Wood Welder

I have the tregarne woodwelder, I paid about £500 for mine and it's only a few years old, I think you'd find one cheaper on bidspotter in time. how about this one http://www.bidspotter.co.uk/en-gb/auction-catalogues/eurosimm/catalogue-id-eurosi10001/lot-d0059713-1fa6-45e6-b6dc-a45200d9afed I find it...
by senior
Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Drawer pulls...
Replies: 6
Views: 3135

Re: Drawer pulls...

push to open is the way forward..........
by senior
Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:39 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Where does your time me go?
Replies: 10
Views: 4168

Re: Where does your time me go?

1/ chasing money
2/ paying money out
3/ just general worrying
4/ a couple of hours restless sleep
by senior
Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:45 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: 4 sider - Sintex XL
Replies: 25
Views: 7649

Re: 4 sider - Sintex XL

As I said I'm not saying he's right or wrong, just that their saying is bolloxs, I've seen plenty of work made with sharp tools which was shite. I seen men waste many hours sharpening whilst I am paying them only to realise that they are the slowest joiners in the world. End product and time taken s...
by senior
Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: 4 sider - Sintex XL
Replies: 25
Views: 7649

Re: 4 sider - Sintex XL

I was once told by an old joiner that he could always tell a true joiner from those that would be because a true joiner always takes the end off the timber before machining and a would be joiner never does. Mark Not saying he's right or wrong, but those old boys didn't half spout some nonsense, so ...
by senior
Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: 4 sider - Sintex XL
Replies: 25
Views: 7649

Re: 4 sider - Sintex XL

I'd make tersa a priority, takes me about 20 mins to change all blades.
by senior
Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: AV unit, high gloss
Replies: 3
Views: 2081

Re: AV unit, high gloss

nickw wrote:Do you do the high gloss in house?
Yes, on small projects it's not too bad but we do try and avoid where possible.
by senior
Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: AV unit, high gloss
Replies: 3
Views: 2081

AV unit, high gloss

Installed this week. Walnut rails and open shelves, high gloss doors.
All bespoke.

LED ribbon lighting.

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by senior
Fri Feb 13, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: 4 sider - Sintex XL
Replies: 25
Views: 7649

Re: 4 sider - Sintex XL

measured mine, it's 2300mm, but tersa is more important than bed length.
by senior
Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: 4 sider - Sintex XL
Replies: 25
Views: 7649

Re: 4 sider - Sintex XL

I have this model, think my bed is 2300, I do kitchens. Absolutely perfect for frame work and drawerboxes up to 180 deep.

Make sure it has Tersa blades otherwise blade changing will be a real hassle. It needs really good extraction.

Mine was a 2004, £4500 plus vat.

Jonny D has one as well.
by senior
Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:52 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Glass door hinges?
Replies: 4
Views: 1967

Re: Glass door hinges?

Don't use laminate it looks terrible if it hasn't got a surround, by law they need to be toughened as the alternative. If you go for a hinge which needs a hole, the holes need to be put in the glass prior to toughening, can't be done after. They will put a kite mark on toughened glass, if you don't ...
by senior
Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:17 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Which vacuum press
Replies: 18
Views: 7310

Re: Which vacuum press

Buy in your formers as well from airpress (foam), not economical to make them.
If you do make them, make sure they are solid or have plenty of struts, it's amazing how a vacuum can destroy a hollow former.
by senior
Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Which vacuum press
Replies: 18
Views: 7310

Re: Which vacuum press

I've got 2 from air press the medium one and the industrial one.
I'd go for the medium sized one in your shoes as it does a good job and removes the air reasonably quickly.

Be prepared to call for an extra pair of hands when pressing as it can suck the bag under fairly quickly.
by senior
Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: solid timber edgebanding
Replies: 4
Views: 2228

Re: solid timber edgebanding

Ney or ostermann.

I should know the price as I use a lot but of the top of me head, not a clue.
by senior
Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cherry kitchen worktops
Replies: 6
Views: 2549

Re: Cherry kitchen worktops

Very soft.
by senior
Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Edge bander accident
Replies: 4
Views: 2361

Re: Edge bander accident

don't know how he managed to do that. Most modern machines it is impossible to get near the blades when spinning.
by senior
Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Basic advice for an absolute beginner needed please
Replies: 9
Views: 3833

Re: Basic advice for an absolute beginner needed please

SHornswaggle wrote:I was drunk on Boxing Day and it appears that on my travels home I found a chunk of wood
count yourself lucky, I got drunk on boxing day one year and got abducted by aliens, I don't like to talk about it, too many bad memories.
by senior
Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: electrical usage
Replies: 5
Views: 2619

Re: electrical usage

3300 sq ft, lot of machinery, large electric heater, about £3600 per annum
by senior
Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Another built in Finally fitted!
Replies: 31
Views: 12209

Re: Another built in

mailee wrote:I always use MR as I have tried spraying the fluffy stuff and it's no fun. Soft close drawer kits are a bit expensive and I prefer to see real wooden ones.
I don't find a great deal of difference in quality between Medite premium and Medite MR in terms of finishing.
by senior
Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: spiral sash balance
Replies: 11
Views: 5106

Re: spiral sash balance

Top Notch Joiner wrote:
Be careful with your decorative horns.
Here here, can be very painful.

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by senior
Fri Dec 05, 2014 5:25 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: MDF Grain
Replies: 7
Views: 3000

Re: MDF Grain

I reckon I have hung over 5000 MR MDF (25mm) doors on Butt hinges, I use the best hinges which accept 3.5 screw heads, 45mm long, never ever had an issue. 2.5mm pilot hole. Yes if you use 18mm mdf and 15mm screws with no pilot then there will be issues, but done with some thought there is no problem...
by senior
Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: I am a thicky!
Replies: 26
Views: 7620

Re: I am a thicky!

I only knew because I have done it on other machines ;)
by senior
Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Another built in Finally fitted!
Replies: 31
Views: 12209

Re: Another built in

mailee wrote:Surely Bob you wouldn''t hang a butt hinge into the end of MDF? :o
I'd like to know why I shouldn't :o :o

Please don't tell me they fall off or come loose.

If I do MR Mdf doors then they are 25mm, hinges fixed with 3.5 x 45mm screws. No issue.
by senior
Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: I am a thicky!
Replies: 26
Views: 7620

Re: I am a thicky!

running in reverse
by senior
Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Another built in Finally fitted!
Replies: 31
Views: 12209

Re: Another built in

davidpidge wrote: I certainly never screw directly into the edge of MDF.
Why's that then?
by senior
Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Priceing
Replies: 49
Views: 17637

Re: Priceing

Both making yourselves look like plonkers.......
by senior
Fri Nov 21, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: a goldmine of machinery
Replies: 3
Views: 2676

Re: a goldmine of machinery

Should have called in, I'm about 3 miles away.
by senior
Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Ovvo
Replies: 13
Views: 6096

Re: Ovvo

CNC concept......... no use to me. I have the invis kit gathering dust as well
by senior
Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Latest island unit
Replies: 14
Views: 4896

Re: Latest island unit

well if you are ever delivering down in essex / herts, call in and have a cuppa.
by senior
Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:47 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Latest island unit
Replies: 14
Views: 4896

Re: Latest island unit

200 miles away............... that's either very committed or barking mad.

Looks great.
by senior
Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Conservatory Wardrobes - Finished.
Replies: 121
Views: 32302

Re: Conservatory Wardrobes.

I buy mine from airpress, mid size is about £80 ish I think
by senior
Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Conservatory Wardrobes - Finished.
Replies: 121
Views: 32302

Re: Conservatory Wardrobes.

this seems to be a complicated way of doing a relatively easy project....... over engineering and all that, having said that I have probably misunderstood what your doing. ;) I know what you're thinking... Use 6mm oak veneered MDF and bend it into the face frame/shelf and over the rear panel. This ...
by senior
Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Conservatory Wardrobes - Finished.
Replies: 121
Views: 32302

Re: Conservatory Wardrobes.

this seems to be a complicated way of doing a relatively easy project....... over engineering and all that, having said that I have probably misunderstood what your doing.
by senior
Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Thicknesser help
Replies: 5
Views: 2622

Re: Thicknesser help

Alan - I've not used the magnetic setters before, relying instead on the "creep" method. i.e. rest a small piece of scrap about the size of a lollipop stick across the intersection of the tables, and then adjusting the blades until they move the scrap along the table by about 2 - 3mm when then touc...
by senior
Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:01 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cabinet trim using a morso machine?
Replies: 4
Views: 2765

Re: Cabinet trim using a morso machine?

Please stop saying I have a dinky thing ............ I've never been so insulted.