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by thatsnotafestool
Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:32 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Tacwise Nailers
Replies: 7
Views: 1393

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: 2607

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: 2607

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: 2607

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: 1409

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: 1409

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...
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:16 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Workshop robbed AGAIN
Replies: 37
Views: 3366

Workshop robbed AGAIN

jfc wrote:Yeah right ! He aint getting near my chisels with those rounded bevels . ;D


You're making a rod for your own back ;D
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:25 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Workshop robbed AGAIN
Replies: 37
Views: 3366

Workshop robbed AGAIN

Jason - I've hit on the PERFECT solution! After hearing about Policy Exchange's recommendation that the North is abandoned and they all come down south, it came to me in a flash of lightning. When Mr Grimsdale comes down south, he can do the night shift in your workshop. That way, the workshop will ...
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:23 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Workshop robbed AGAIN
Replies: 37
Views: 3366

Workshop robbed AGAIN

Bloody hell, mate. That's bad news. Were you in the house? Thought you had an alarm?
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Jul 27, 2008 6:33 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: calculating compound angles
Replies: 4
Views: 1331

calculating compound angles

I'm fitting a cornice to the top of some kitchen cabinets. This cornice has a slope of 30 degrees. I've found a program that calculates the external mitre (26.5 deg) and bevel (37.7 deg) angles but my brain is confused as to how I do the inside corner.
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:10 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: One Greek flipper
Replies: 8
Views: 880

One Greek flipper

One flipper ? That explains why Jason keeps going round in circles?
by thatsnotafestool
Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:42 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Achieving a perfect 45 degree chamfer.
Replies: 45
Views: 4866

Achieving a perfect 45 degree chamfer.

jay wrote:[quote author=jaco board=woodwork thread=1622 post=21259 time=1215844170]I am bone idle lazy ...................
::) ::)

......... Also, I am interested in how you measure and quantify chamfer quality.


Number of posts in a thread? ;D
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:41 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Achieving a perfect 45 degree chamfer.
Replies: 45
Views: 4866

Achieving a perfect 45 degree chamfer.

But surely the point of this gadget is so that we can get that 'freshly machined look' that us hand tool users all strive to achieve yet rarely succeed ;)
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:28 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Circular saw recommendations please
Replies: 25
Views: 4346

Circular saw recommendations please

what about the evolution rage ? cuts through just about anything ! I suppose I ought to see if they do decent wood cutting blades ! LOL http://www.screwfix.com/prods/40405/Powe....ZB0PICSTHZOCFFI I take it that was tongue in cheek? I have the Evolution chop saw specifically for cutting up a mounati...
by thatsnotafestool
Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:20 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Double glazed sash windows - Part L
Replies: 29
Views: 2659

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: 2659

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: 4246

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: 704

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: 1238

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: 1238

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: 1238

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: 1238

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: 4349

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: 460

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: 460

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: 964

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: 1791

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: 1773

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: 753

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: 3156

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: 3156

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: 878

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: 964

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: 13438

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: 2411

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: 2411

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: 960

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: 2403

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: 1934

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: 1934

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 ...

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