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by thatsnotafestool
Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:20 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Double glazed sash windows - Part L
Replies: 29
Views: 2489

Double glazed sash windows - Part L

Do you also have to make the windows fireman-friendly on an extension? I know that you do for a new build.
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Double glazed sash windows - Part L
Replies: 29
Views: 2489

Double glazed sash windows - Part L

Is this a replacement or part of a 'new' build?

I like to see out of my windows as opposed to seeing 4metres thick of window frame (OK - I exagerate) so I got my BCO to waive the pointless regulations and agreed on 4-6-4 k glass.
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Pocket Hole Joinery
Replies: 23
Views: 4047

Pocket Hole Joinery

By alignment, do you mean that the two joints shift when you tighten up? If so, join the club. The clamps are next to useless for holding the two pieces of work together while you tighten up. But...persevere..I worked out alternative ways of holding the stock/holding it against an immovable object e...
by thatsnotafestool
Fri May 30, 2008 8:32 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Spindle tooling suppliers....
Replies: 3
Views: 666

Spindle tooling suppliers....

...other than Trend (who everyone seems to stock). I'm after this profile http://www.wealdentool.com/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_Profile_008__40x4__327.html but with a tighter radius. The example above from Wealden is, in fact, the Trend cutter and reality bares little resemblance to the profile shown!
by thatsnotafestool
Tue May 27, 2008 8:28 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: dewalt finishing nailer
Replies: 12
Views: 1152

dewalt finishing nailer

Thanks guys. Found a snip of a bargain on Tazbar (a new auction site to me) a naked 14.4 DW for
by thatsnotafestool
Mon May 26, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: dewalt finishing nailer
Replies: 12
Views: 1152

dewalt finishing nailer

.... After waiting for DeWalt to bring this tool out I've now decided to go for air pinners ::) :) I do have a smallish air pinner but it's (a) not man enough for skirting boards and (b) I long gave up on dragging an air hose behind me throughout the house during the renovation! Air tools ARE good ...
by thatsnotafestool
Mon May 26, 2008 12:51 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: dewalt finishing nailer
Replies: 12
Views: 1152

dewalt finishing nailer

Hi Paul

Thanks for the reply.

I have a 14.4v right angle driver but the charger can do both 14.4 and 18v.

Good point re longevity of charge but isn't it the Ah that defines how long it will last?

Cheers

Roger
by thatsnotafestool
Mon May 26, 2008 10:55 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: dewalt finishing nailer
Replies: 12
Views: 1152

dewalt finishing nailer

Is there much benefit in going for the 18v rather than the 12v or 14.4v which are much cheaper?
by thatsnotafestool
Tue May 06, 2008 10:20 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: U values
Replies: 37
Views: 3960

U values

That's neat....is there a URL or was it an attachment?
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:43 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Senco Duraspin jamming
Replies: 2
Views: 436

Senco Duraspin jamming

Thanks Andy...good sugestions..might be a weak return spring. Not been used that much so shouldn't be any of the others. Good link.
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:06 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Senco Duraspin jamming
Replies: 2
Views: 436

Senco Duraspin jamming

The screwdriver drive and mechanism keeps jamming and doesn't return to the starting position.

Does anyone have any ideas or solutions?

Thanks
by thatsnotafestool
Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:11 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Need to deliver some Joinery
Replies: 5
Views: 873

Need to deliver some Joinery

All the way to Hereford ;)

Nice windows Jason ;D
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Kitchen regs and advice
Replies: 21
Views: 1656

Kitchen regs and advice

TonyW wrote:.......at least if you ever have to remove it for cleaning it should be easier to deal with

Cheers ;D
Tony


There speaks a seriously 'sad' man :)
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:27 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Impact Drivers
Replies: 13
Views: 1639

Impact Drivers

Bulk buy Makita's for me. Watch out for chips flying off the bit. One got me just under the eye and so it's goggles for me now when using the impact driver.

Spax screws only now but even they shear off in 300 year old oak
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:33 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Mitre cutters
Replies: 6
Views: 717

Mitre cutters

Do you need to go on an Arnold Schwarzenegger course to use them? Not much leverage as far as I can see. Maybe I'm just a wimp. No..don't answer that. You'll kick sand in me face. ;)
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Mar 02, 2008 4:55 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Off Cuts
Replies: 26
Views: 2871

Off Cuts

Thanks Sainty but you're a bit too far away for me to take advantage of your kind offer
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:51 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Off Cuts
Replies: 26
Views: 2871

Off Cuts

Hi Sainty...where are you located?

They'd be ideal for going on top of a load of stud partitions I'm making...stick out on either side..ideal to screw the ceiling plasterboard to on either side of the partition.
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:31 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: doigt a porc (pig sticker)?
Replies: 4
Views: 860

doigt a porc (pig sticker)?

I'm sorry...as a Muslim I really object to the term 'pig-sticker'.... :P
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Lie-Nielsen tattoo
Replies: 3
Views: 936

Lie-Nielsen tattoo

My missus would reckon I've got the hots for some Scandinavian bird!
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Clamps
Replies: 39
Views: 13110

Clamps

Jason, don't waste your money. It's what Paul said. The UniKlamps are horrible to use...you need about eight hands to fiddle with the f*****g things. As I type this I can feel my blood pressure start to rise, these bloody clamps are such a pain in the backside to use. Horrible....horrible...horrible...
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Feb 21, 2008 10:30 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: FENSA
Replies: 24
Views: 2254

FENSA

Done that to vent the glazing cavity but I cannot bear the thought of ruining them for trickle vents for the rooms so I'm putting a heat recovery fan in the loft w trunking to each room. 8-) 8-)

Apparently that avoids the need for trickle vents. ::) ::)


Trickle vents no longer mandatory
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Feb 21, 2008 10:29 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: FENSA
Replies: 24
Views: 2254

FENSA

...... Then when they come to sell the house i get an irate phone call asking why my window is stopping them selling thier house . Of course this is nothing to do with them not telling BC about it . . b*llsh*t. The only time that this is going to come up is when they have received and agreed an off...
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:43 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted - brazier
Replies: 2
Views: 915

Wanted - brazier

As my whatsits have fallen off, it's so damned cold where I'm working. Even the little mercury thread in the thermometer is refusing to escape its' little wee bulb. Roll on Summer...Spring would be good tho'
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Better than a Festool? surely some mistake!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 2291

Better than a Festool? surely some mistake!!!

.....
Any Festool owners out there manage to get two good edges on laminate with a guide rail?
......


Yes..with their laminate blade fitted.
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:00 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: metal wood splitting wedges
Replies: 11
Views: 1843

metal wood splitting wedges

Insert 'extremely embarassed'emoticon here.

Now why didn't I think of them ?

Thanks folks.
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:04 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: metal wood splitting wedges
Replies: 11
Views: 1843

metal wood splitting wedges

Told by my local industrial type outdoor equioment supplier that HS&E have banned these because of the risk of metal splinters coming off. As I've run out of HS&E staff in trying to split open my logs (they don't make their heads strong enough these days), I'm sure that these metal splitting wedges ...
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Feb 13, 2008 9:53 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Federation of Master Builders
Replies: 9
Views: 1075

Federation of Master Builders

I.......'( because you don't have to look far to find the charlatans. ........ :) The 'builders statement of values' 2008. (Well if Gordon wants us to have a motto...oooh ..sorry Gordon, me old tosser..Statement of Values...then builders ought to have one'. Here it is. 1. Any indications that I giv...
by thatsnotafestool
Tue Feb 12, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Recommendation for books on making staircases
Replies: 13
Views: 1204

Recommendation for books on making staircases

Try this http://www.amazon.co.uk/Complete-Manual-....y/dp/1904891144 When I was looking recently, most books seemed to be USA based and the construction methods used over there are a bit different. Hope this helps. Sainty Have you been peeking in my post ? :) Excellent recommendation, thanks ...I s...
by thatsnotafestool
Tue Feb 12, 2008 4:33 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Recommendation for books on making staircases
Replies: 13
Views: 1204

Recommendation for books on making staircases

Wonder if anyone can check my calculations? Finished floor to finished floor rise = 2371mm. 11 risers of 215.5 will give me the rise I need and be within the 220mm limit set by BRegs. A going of 220 is a little on the tight side and a tad over the 42 degrees but let's go with it for now. Top flight ...
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:22 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Door hanging
Replies: 12
Views: 1719

Door hanging

Matchsticks work as well.
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:17 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Recommendation for books on making staircases
Replies: 13
Views: 1204

Recommendation for books on making staircases

winders? quarter landing ? I think I might need more than a jig :)
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:08 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Recommendation for books on making staircases
Replies: 13
Views: 1204

Recommendation for books on making staircases

Title says it all really. Any books to be recommended? Thanks
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:52 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Solid Wood floor
Replies: 13
Views: 1366

Solid Wood floor

I bought some timber flooring from Good Bros and was very disappointed with it. They did get me some very long lengths that I couldn't get anywhere else but they completely bodged filling the knots worse still the moisture content varied from 8-20%. Fair point..have to say that we went for unfilled...
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:51 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Solid Wood floor
Replies: 13
Views: 1366

Solid Wood floor

Before you commit, consider Good Brothers up near Mortimer Cross. I bought my character grade oak from there...up to 8" wide and very very long lengths for less than the B&Q price Thanks for the link, I shall certainly go and have a look, though the price for their Rustic quality is just under
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Feb 06, 2008 1:18 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Solid Wood floor
Replies: 13
Views: 1366

Solid Wood floor

[quote]B&Q have a sale on at the moment, the solid oak flooring is going for
by thatsnotafestool
Sat Feb 02, 2008 12:37 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Drywall squares
Replies: 7
Views: 1025

Drywall squares

Getting it square over a longish (say tall kitchen cabinet length) is really tricky, I find. Almost akin to trying to cut two sides parallel over that sort of distance. 345 works but if you're making lots of these sort of cuts then it's longwinded and I haven't yet found the answer. For smaller squa...
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:52 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Solid Wood floor
Replies: 13
Views: 1366

Solid Wood floor

Personally I prefer 'real' solid oak as the engineered boards look too 'plasticky' for my liking. It depends on what sort of property you have as well. I got my oak from Good Brothers and they do different types ranging from the most expensive where all the knot holes and small shakes are filled in ...
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Jan 30, 2008 1:09 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cyclone for shop vac
Replies: 13
Views: 2468

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: 2695

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: 1404

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.

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