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by thatsnotafestool
Wed Jan 30, 2008 1:09 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cyclone for shop vac
Replies: 13
Views: 2362

Cyclone for shop vac

I use the ClearVu cyclone with my shop vac. If your shop vac is similar to mine (as in an Earlex) then I don't think it has enough volume of suck to drive the mini-cyclone in your pictures. My ClearVue is the Mini CV06 on this page http://www.clearvuecyclones.com/Order_Page.htm and a link here http:...
by thatsnotafestool
Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:14 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Next Project
Replies: 31
Views: 2530

Next Project

All very nice, Telos, with one caveat. The window needs to be very very large. I think there is nothing as naff as a small casement opener where the ratio of actual visible glass to wood is about 1:5. Style? Elegance? Proportions? Went out of the window. Take a look at a traditional Georgian window....
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:25 pm
Forum: Dom's Cooking Corner
Topic: Corriander
Replies: 11
Views: 1272

Corriander

What you need is some Sunshine, Sunny Skies, Barbie, Some rain, and a good GreenHouse!
:o :o :o


Well 1 out of 5 ain't bad :)

We have rain.
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: old wormy oak - hygroscopic?
Replies: 2
Views: 619

old wormy oak - hygroscopic?

(Also posted on UKW) In the cottage being renovated there is an oak cross-piece that sits on an old brick pier about 2ft 6ins high. I noticed today that the bottom of the oak is incredibly damp and mould had started to grow. My immediate thought was that with all the wet weather (and believe you me ...
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:46 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Slot morticer advantages?
Replies: 15
Views: 1436

Slot morticer advantages?

Nice idea..it's a jacob chuck but don't router bits need to spin pretty fast? Faster then this morticer is capable of, I reckon?
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:02 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Slot morticer advantages?
Replies: 15
Views: 1436

Slot morticer advantages?

Mmmm..struggling to find a supplier of the spiral bits. All sounds a bit negative to me.
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:48 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Slot morticer advantages?
Replies: 15
Views: 1436

Slot morticer advantages?

pizza?

Seriously, not having seen a Domino I'm not too sure but Alf's comment re spiral bit is a tad concerning. Sounds (a) expensive and (b) difficult to find?
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:17 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Slot morticer advantages?
Replies: 15
Views: 1436

Slot morticer advantages?

Ah..OK..thanks. I must be missing something then. Does it mean that you don't put the normal mortice chisels in?
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:38 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Slot morticer advantages?
Replies: 15
Views: 1436

Slot morticer advantages?

Can anyone please tell me what the benefits of a slot morticer would be over the more traditional vertical morticer?

Any disadvantages?

Reason for asking is that I know of a Kity one for sale for
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Would this be 'change of use'
Replies: 22
Views: 1571

Would this be 'change of use'

Tim - I can see where you're coming from. Aesthetically the difference in wall style construction could put some people off. Have you thought about simply dry-lining the wall?
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Would this be 'change of use'
Replies: 22
Views: 1571

Would this be 'change of use'

As long as you used external joinery (i.e. DG) and don't have the porch permanently heated with the main CH system, I can't see how building control can object. If you brought the porch into the main building envelope (by using internal joinery or heating it on the main system timer etc), they migh...
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Jan 06, 2008 2:52 pm
Forum: Dom's Cooking Corner
Topic: Corriander
Replies: 11
Views: 1272

Corriander

Very versatile.

You can also use both the stalks and the roots. Different tastes. You can dry the seeds, grind them up and get yet another taste. Just wish it was easier to grow fresh in the UK
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Dec 30, 2007 3:29 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: draper gwd 205a grinder
Replies: 8
Views: 892

draper gwd 205a grinder

I'll take that free Draper off your hands, Paul ;)
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:02 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: evolution saws
Replies: 21
Views: 1509

evolution saws

I'm tempted to get the cheapest one going - under
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:21 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: long drywall screws for Senco
Replies: 15
Views: 2102

long drywall screws for Senco

The Building Inspector came. I can either put another layer of 65mm Kingspan under the rafters to eliminate the thermal bridging due to the rafters and meet their requirement for ...well, he wasn't really sure just how many mm of insulation they needed. So we settled for 65mm in between the rafters ...
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Nov 11, 2007 2:49 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: long drywall screws for Senco
Replies: 15
Views: 2102

long drywall screws for Senco

Ah well..we shall see. The Building Inspector is coming tomorrow.....
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Nov 08, 2007 9:31 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Tools I (don't) Like - Sticky or not
Replies: 16
Views: 2023

Tools I (don't) Like - Sticky or not

Well I got the air driven deWalt thingie and got fed up with dragging the airhose about. So I then got a cheapie paslode from the US to try out. Reckoning that I'd sell whichever I didn't use for a month. Guess what's going on ebay? The DW..
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Nov 08, 2007 9:15 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Oak Gate
Replies: 9
Views: 1180

Oak Gate

only apply linseed oil if you like doing it year in, year out.

Let it weather naturally.

Take a look at any traditional oak-framed (and unpainted) building...they didn't faff around every year re-applying oil. Buildings are still standing.
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:14 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: long drywall screws for Senco
Replies: 15
Views: 2102

long drywall screws for Senco

...and what ever insulation the local council want between the rafters . . Is that correct? Building Regs specify a u value for a pitched roof of 0.2. To achieve that you need somewhere between 100mm and 130mm depending on type of Kingspan and Rafter spacing. I don't think that the BI has that much...
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Nov 08, 2007 5:55 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Maintenance of 16th century building
Replies: 9
Views: 1116

Maintenance of 16th century building

Microporous paints are best for the timber (if they have been painted black and he wants to keep them black). Farrow and Ball do a good range. If some eejit used Dulux's best then a very messy job is to mix caustic soda with wallpaper paste and stick the gloop onto the paint. Leave overnight and the...
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:19 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: long drywall screws for Senco
Replies: 15
Views: 2102

long drywall screws for Senco

Yup...for pitched roofs, that seems to be the norm as far as i can make out.
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:52 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: long drywall screws for Senco
Replies: 15
Views: 2102

long drywall screws for Senco

There's insulation between the rafters...65mm thick. That is flush with the underside of the rafters. If I have to apply another 65mm to go over the top of that lot - to eliminate the thermal bridging of the rafters - then put cross battens on top of that to take the plasterboard..well, won't that i...
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:47 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Maintenance of 16th century building
Replies: 9
Views: 1116

Maintenance of 16th century building

What are the infill panels made from? If wattle and daub then good. If brick and portland cement then not so good. What condition are the timbers in? Or is it just preventative care he needs info on? If he does get someone in then make sure he doesn't get ripped off. Many times you can, as Mrspanton...
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Nov 04, 2007 9:37 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Making your own spindle moulder cutters
Replies: 11
Views: 3700

Making your own spindle moulder cutters

The limiters should be the same shape as the cutter but 1mm smaller all round, otherwise the limiter is pointless. its designed to only take a 1mm slice of your finger at a time


Ummm...that's 1mm per revolution. My spindle moulder runs at 8500 rpm...I'm only 182cm.
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Nov 04, 2007 9:34 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Tools I don't like
Replies: 20
Views: 2338

Tools I don't like

Bought some of those disgustingly horrible click clamps...the ones with the row of little teeth down one side, guaranteed to fail and crush your fingers in the clamping handle. If I could only have one wish granted, it would be to place the testicles of the designer/manufacturer of this particular p...
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Nov 04, 2007 9:27 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: long drywall screws for Senco
Replies: 15
Views: 2102

long drywall screws for Senco

Cross battern the rafters and fix to them .


There won't be any room left in my room if I do that :'(
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:13 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: long drywall screws for Senco
Replies: 15
Views: 2102

long drywall screws for Senco

Seeing as how it looks like building control are going to insist on me sticking 65mm of foam insulation across my rafters, I'm struggling to see how to fix the plasterboard as the longest Senco drywall screws I can find are only 50mm. Or how else can I quickly/easily/cheaply fix the plasterboard up?...
by thatsnotafestool
Sat Nov 03, 2007 5:11 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Flattening Rosewood Veneer
Replies: 16
Views: 1728

Flattening Rosewood Veneer

Is iso-propyl alcohol a good alternative?


No, not the right stuff at all. Just use meths, the blue stuff, available at various smaller hardware suppliers, but also sold at places like Homebase and B&Q. Slainte.


OK - thanks. Will use it in the next G&T then.... ;)
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Nov 02, 2007 6:53 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: You want a deal on Festool!
Replies: 42
Views: 4848

You want a deal on Festool!

Update on the broken Rotex. It was supplied to me by Healeys in Hatfield. Today a gentleman arrived from there(Keith)and swapped my broken Rotex for a brand new one. He told me that they would sort everything out with Festool. Bravo Healeys. That's what I call service above and beyond. Thank You Do...
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Nov 01, 2007 6:51 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Mitre Saw Tables - Now with part 2
Replies: 16
Views: 1873

Mitre Saw Tables - Now with part 2

Bob

Take a look at this thread on t'other site.

http://www.ukworkshop.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?p=145367&highlight=stop#145367

There's reference to a reverse scale etc

Roger
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Nov 01, 2007 6:44 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Flattening Rosewood Veneer
Replies: 16
Views: 1728

Flattening Rosewood Veneer

Is iso-propyl alcohol a good alternative? My local chemist was unable to source denatured alcohol.
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:24 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: EZSmart now available in the UK
Replies: 76
Views: 9178

EZSmart now available in the UK

Really good luck to you, Pewe. It's not easy starting something up from scratch. More power to your elbow, mate.

Well, you'll need it won't you...after all it's not a Festool ;)

Seriously, all the best.
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Oct 31, 2007 6:40 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Damage!
Replies: 19
Views: 1909

Damage!

........ seems to me the idea is to make sure that the burglar has an accident in the course of his career, that could be seen to be "self inflicted" there is this stupidity about "reasonable force" and was your life in danger?? at the time you would say sure as hell, afterwards...
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Oct 31, 2007 6:33 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: U value site
Replies: 15
Views: 2777

U value site

[quote author=mrgrimsdale board=woodwork thread=1193657478 post=1193752689] You shouldn't be getting any condensation on a DG unit, but then you are right about higher humidity, which is why new windows should have permanent trickle ventilation. That requirement has been quietly dropped, thank God....
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:24 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Damage!
Replies: 19
Views: 1909

Damage!

No Pewe, things haven't changed despite what that tosspot Straw said.

The best solution is to (a) live very, very remotely (b) back onto remote woodland (c) own a gun and (d) a spade.
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:20 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: U value site
Replies: 15
Views: 2777

U value site

Trouble is, try telling Building Control that!
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Oct 24, 2007 5:01 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Hello & A question
Replies: 29
Views: 2684

Hello & A question

wondered how long it would take before someone mentioned cyclones :D just sit back and wait for the good old dust extraction debate to kick off now ::) So is holding your breath for as long as possible no longer in the HSE manual? ??? ;D Only when working in jfc's workshop :P Oh...and welcome !!
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Oct 21, 2007 4:34 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Window reveals and insulation
Replies: 16
Views: 2602

Window reveals and insulation

Will be making some new windows to go into the wooden frame of the black-and-white I'm doing up. The reveals are rotten and so it's replacement of the lot (done under Building Control Notice). Frame sized to be a snug fit into the timber frame, gaps filled with what? Expanding foam? Window reveal in...
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Oct 05, 2007 5:45 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Third hand
Replies: 2
Views: 1016

Third hand

For those times when the equipment designer got his tool/equipment/product (delete where applicable) spot on :)
by thatsnotafestool
Tue Oct 02, 2007 5:04 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: how do you keep the workshop tidy?
Replies: 18
Views: 3071

how do you keep the workshop tidy?

dom, i am getting really worried about you :o

it brings a new meaning to being a dominatrix ::) ;D

oh sorry dominator 8-)

paul ;)


Paul

I think you're getting confused with a 'white room' ;) :-*

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