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by thatsnotafestool
Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:34 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Pillar drills
Replies: 21
Views: 5714

Re: Pillar drills

Paul, I too am looking for a PD I looked at the Axminster AWBRD550 which is of the type you were referring to. How do you rate the spec on that, and do you think there would be movement in the head when fully extended? Anyone got one of these? This looks remarkably like one I bought from (and retur...
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: Non-woodworking related DIY
Topic: Fitting a butt plug
Replies: 17
Views: 3794

Re: Fitting a butt plug

Jason, the best way is to Blutack it to your spindle moulder (S&M). Start up the S&M and move swiftly away. Bend over facing away from the S&M and, if you got the quantity of BluTack right then your butt plug will fly off due to centrifugal force et voila. You may have to practice this a...
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:13 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Prepping 2m long timber
Replies: 21
Views: 2038

Re: Prepping 2m long timber

How does that work with a bandsaw?
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Prepping 2m long timber
Replies: 21
Views: 2038

Re: Prepping 2m long timber

Thanks for the suggestions, guys.

If I had a chunk of 6x4" sawn ash and wanted to rip it on the bandsaw into three sections, would you try and plane one side flat first (to run against the fence)? Have to confess, it would be a bit awkward as it's damn heavy.
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Buying Clamps (a warning)
Replies: 15
Views: 2190

Re: Buying Clamps (a warning)

Nice to know who your friends are, Jas!
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:37 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Spindle moulder power feeder
Replies: 3
Views: 534

Spindle moulder power feeder

When would you use it pressing down on the top of the stock and when would you use it pressing the stock against the fence?

I need to start thinking about using mine but then realised my knowledge was woefully lacking.

Many thanks
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: 1st fix gas nailer
Replies: 22
Views: 4114

Re: 1st fix gas nailer

I've used my Paslode for the last year on the refurb project and it's worked fine. It will be for sale shortly as, when I started the project, I decided that rather than hire tools I would buy and then sell on. Got lots of nails left as well. I found that I used the 90mm and 75mm nails most.
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Spindle/router tooling
Replies: 7
Views: 857

Re: Spindle/router tooling

Trousers, I just got a quote for two cutters and two limiters in HSS from my local place for £42 inc VAT and postage to my profile. on my 40mm block.

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Don't know if that is a route you want to go down.

TNAF
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Prepping 2m long timber
Replies: 21
Views: 2038

Re: Prepping 2m long timber

Thanks guys for the tips and suggestions. I don't feel quite so out on a limb.
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Feb 08, 2009 6:37 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Prepping 2m long timber
Replies: 21
Views: 2038

Prepping 2m long timber

To try and save money, I was thinking about using my pile of ash that's been in stick for several years in the workshop. Trouble is none of it is anywhere near the sizes that I need. For example, door thickness is going to be 20mm. I've got a lump of ash 180mm wide x 32mm thick. It's also cupped and...
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Feb 08, 2009 6:26 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Butt hinges in a ledge and brace door?
Replies: 21
Views: 6076

Re: Butt hinges in a ledge and brace door?

I've thought long and hard about the various items of advice and you're right. Butt hinges suit the door style and are easier to fit. Chief Designer has come round to that way of thinking as well. The cost savings in going down the butt hinge route aren't as great either as was also suggested. Now a...
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Butt hinges in a ledge and brace door?
Replies: 21
Views: 6076

Re: Butt hinges in a ledge and brace door?

It's going to look wrong. How many doors, and how much were the hinges you (or rather SWMBO) were looking at? Sell the Honda? SWMBO doesn't agree! Seven doors - the ones she looked at were pretty pricey - can't remember exactly how much but I did wince. Jacob - after seeing your suggestions, she as...
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Butt hinges in a ledge and brace door?
Replies: 21
Views: 6076

Re: Butt hinges in a ledge and brace door?

It'd look wrong, why bother? I'd either have t hinges or redesign the door as framed and battened. We all know that you put T hinges on a ledge and brace door, but SWIMBO wants something different.... to her it does not look wrong, on top of that Festool is trying to beat a budget. What is wrong wi...
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:20 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Butt hinges in a ledge and brace door?
Replies: 21
Views: 6076

Re: Butt hinges in a ledge and brace door?

Hi all traditionally framed ledge and brace doors, you could use butt hinges some do i have on my workshop , most would still use tee hinges, but ledge and braced doors it was always tee hinges , there simple not designed for butt hinges, what you were intending to do to alter them the time and eff...
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Butt hinges in a ledge and brace door?
Replies: 21
Views: 6076

Re: Butt hinges in a ledge and brace door?

Head clansman wrote:Hi

whats wrong with tee hinges traditional hinges for a ledge and brace.hc


The stylish ones that Chief Designer prefers are way too expensive but she's happy with butt hinges. Nice ones, obviously ;)
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Butt hinges in a ledge and brace door?
Replies: 21
Views: 6076

Butt hinges in a ledge and brace door?

Was wondering what techniques might work for this as I guess that any screw into the crossgrain end of the ledge would soon pull out. I've had a few ideas and would like to run them past you guys. 1) Insert long screws with foamy glue into the crossgrain end 2) Cut a triangular fillet out of the led...
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:14 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Slimlite double glazing .
Replies: 85
Views: 9067

Re: Slimlite double glazing .

I agree with Jacob here . No point trying to make a trad sash with modern regs . The best you can do is make it using spirels or the system matt uses ( i forget the name ) they look mostly the same as a trad sash but the weights , box and pulleys are swapped for a modern alternative . Swap depleted...
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:54 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Slimlite double glazing .
Replies: 85
Views: 9067

Re: Slimlite double glazing .

jake wrote:Not really IME (of purchasing, not making). You need to use lead on big sashes, which ups the cost again.


But I thought that that was the point. Traditional sashes have already got lead weights in them but the extra weight of the second pane - there isn't room for the extra lead??
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:56 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Slimlite double glazing .
Replies: 85
Views: 9067

Re: Slimlite double glazing .

Jacob does have a point though regarding the sash weights??
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Capillary grooves
Replies: 34
Views: 4836

Re: Capillary grooves

:lol: :lol: I would say wicking is the timber drawing in the water and capillary action is surface tension . No.o.o.o.o.o !!! The mutual attractive force that exists between like molecules of a particular liquid is called cohesion. This force is responsible for holding a raindrop together as a sing...
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:35 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Capillary grooves
Replies: 34
Views: 4836

Re: Capillary grooves

Quote"... Capillary action is the tendency of a liquid to rise in narrow tubes or to be drawn into small openings such as those between grains of a rock. Capillary action, also known as capillarity, is a result of the intermolecular attraction within the liquid and solid materials. A familiar e...
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: scheppach grinding jig
Replies: 4
Views: 1058

scheppach grinding jig

Is that to go on their Tiger and if so which one?
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:35 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: New Robert Sorby turning chisels
Replies: 3
Views: 796

New Robert Sorby turning chisels

Jason decided to mount the wood on his spindle moulder shank and use the lathe tools instead.
by thatsnotafestool
Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:37 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: staircase widths and getting furniture up them.
Replies: 11
Views: 1255

staircase widths and getting furniture up them.

Good points. Discovered yesterday when I went upstairs to find that the nose is 8mm higher than the ffl on the landing - which will be oak floorboard so no carpet to 'fill the gap'. Solution is to dismantle what's been done then saw 8mm off the bottom stringer then reassemble. But then that will mea...
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:55 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: staircase widths and getting furniture up them.
Replies: 11
Views: 1255

staircase widths and getting furniture up them.

Jacob, I think that that refers to developments that invoke the disabled part of the regs. Jason asked his council and they said no minimum.
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: staircase widths and getting furniture up them.
Replies: 11
Views: 1255

staircase widths and getting furniture up them.

Am in the process of having a new staircase fitted in the cottage. In another lifetime I would make it myself but have ran out of time (and the will to live it seems sometimes). Basically a two flight setup with 3 winders. Top flight about 800mm+ wide between strings. Then 3 winders but the bottom f...
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Oct 26, 2008 2:19 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Staircase construction
Replies: 37
Views: 3047

Staircase construction

jfc wrote:I saw the owner today ......
All MDF :o
18mm MDF strings with 25mm treads fixed by screwing through the strings and some battern underneath it . A battern screwed to the tread to fix the riser to .


f**k**g cowboys !!!! >:(




Why not a whisper to Building Control? :o
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:51 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Over there - yawn!
Replies: 23
Views: 2944

Over there - yawn!

smudger wrote:,,,,,,, anything about it as a nanny state PC gone mad loony leftwing treehugger.
.......?


You shouldn't talk about Jacob like that...you'll be banned ;D
by thatsnotafestool
Sat Oct 04, 2008 6:59 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Festool Blades
Replies: 14
Views: 1829

Festool Blades

When I had chipping problems cutting MFC, I found the special festool blade that they sell invaluable.
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:42 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Festo
Replies: 14
Views: 1673

Festo

engineerone wrote:like many german companies, it was a family organisation.
when one of the founders died about 8 years ago, the will
required the company to be split off.
hence the renaming of the "portable machinery division " as festool.

paul ;)


Are you taking over from Scrit, Paul ;)
by thatsnotafestool
Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:48 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: cutlist
Replies: 28
Views: 2543

cutlist

The computer aka The Thief of Time.

I've just kicked mine into touch as I spend too long on it replying to engineer one's rants ;)
by thatsnotafestool
Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:44 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Bringing the office into the workshop
Replies: 3
Views: 799

Bringing the office into the workshop

sainty wrote:don't know what the problem is. I wear a suit and tie in the workshop. Very smart! What i need next is one those receptionist/secretary things that seem so popular


Nah..I had one of those. All she did was complain about the sawdust getting under fingernails.
by thatsnotafestool
Tue Sep 30, 2008 2:20 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Moving On ( All Sold )
Replies: 12
Views: 2254

Moving On ( All Sold )

That's some nice kit, Dom, and great prices. Wish I wasn't skint. :-[
by thatsnotafestool
Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:23 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Over there - yawn!
Replies: 23
Views: 2944

Over there - yawn!

engineerone wrote:......
personally i think that here we have confirmed our ability
to have decent adult conversations even when we are
winding each other up........

paul ;)


It's the in-decent adult conversations that I miss :)
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:32 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Tacwise Nailers
Replies: 7
Views: 1502

Tacwise Nailers

I think that this area is one of those where you get what you pay for (in spades). Bought a DeWalt battery operated nailer....beautiful.
by thatsnotafestool
Sat Sep 13, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: LV plane screwdriver review
Replies: 20
Views: 2871

LV plane screwdriver review

engineerone wrote:yours is so small then jason ;D


paul ;)


Small and maybe a bit too soft ;)
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Sep 12, 2008 4:14 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: LV plane screwdriver review
Replies: 20
Views: 2871

LV plane screwdriver review

engineerone wrote:wot for stirring the tea ;D

paul ;)


Remind me not to have tea with you :)
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:37 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: LV plane screwdriver review
Replies: 20
Views: 2871

LV plane screwdriver review

mrgrimsdale wrote:Er, what's wrong with using a big screwdriver?


There's nothing like a tool that fits comfortably in your hand :)
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Tape measures can seriously damage your health
Replies: 8
Views: 1515

Tape measures can seriously damage your health

jaco wrote:You probably had it hanging out, trying to measure it.
;D ;D


There isn't a tape measure long enough... :P
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:35 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Tape measures can seriously damage your health
Replies: 8
Views: 1515

Tape measures can seriously damage your health

You know the ones...when you take your hand off the end, it retracts into itself as if the Hounds of Hell are right behind it. When it goes back with so much force that the end whips back as it overshoots. Vicious - bit like the till drawer in Open All Hours. So there I was, just measured a bit of 6...

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