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by thatsnotafestool
Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Houston - we have a problem
Replies: 13
Views: 2010

Houston - we have a problem

Just taken delivery of fifteen sash windows. Went to fit the first top sash....

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Mmmmmm.....8mm shy. They are all like that. :(

Out of curiosity, how much play do you guys leave between parting bead and sash ?
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Early Sash Window / Shutters RESEARCH
Replies: 55
Views: 7353

Re: Early Sash Window / Shutters RESEARCH

Leveller, what do you do in the way of draught=proofing at the top of the top sash ? And/or bottom of the bottom sash Hi TNAF, The top and bottom rails I groove in Aquamac 21 . On the top sash I machine it in front of the cord groove so the AQ21 runs the full length of the sash. If you run it back ...
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Early Sash Window / Shutters RESEARCH
Replies: 55
Views: 7353

Re: Early Sash Window / Shutters RESEARCH

Leveller, what do you do in the way of draught=proofing at the top of the top sash ? And/or bottom of the bottom sash
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Early Sash Window / Shutters RESEARCH
Replies: 55
Views: 7353

Re: Early Sash Window / Shutters RESEARCH

rhrwilliams wrote:I am in two minds whether to draft proof or not . What do you think ?


Yes..why not ? Just because the old guys who made them didn't have access to modern brushes.

Don't worry about tear-out as you'll never see it.

And I've just taken delivery of 11 sashes which you can see here

Sapele ;)
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Combination machine
Replies: 2
Views: 620

Combination machine

Pretty much settled on a combi - Hammer seem pricey but what about Minimax or Robland? Three-phase but needs to have modern dual-voltage motors due to challenged electricity supply. Will be using an inverter to lessen the initial start-upload.
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Engineered wood floor
Replies: 5
Views: 1059

Re: Engineered wood floor

At 14mm I'd have thought that the tongues were too thin to screw down and would distort very easily.
by thatsnotafestool
Mon May 29, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Titebond VS PU glue for external joinery
Replies: 13
Views: 2048

Re: Titebond VS PU glue for external joinery

I have successfully used paint accepting silicone for assembling staircases - treads into stringers, its great as it flexes and doesn't crack. It reduces creaking to zero due to its flexibility, its a bit messy to use but as it takes paint can be wiped clean or allowed to set and be cut flush later...
by thatsnotafestool
Wed May 17, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Aldi workzone bandsaw
Replies: 3
Views: 1170

Re: Aldi workzone bandsaw

It looks very similar to the smaller one that Axminster used to sell and which was my first bandsaw. Still have it. It's a cracking little bandsaw. You can get an after-market fence IIRC from Axminster which can be retrofitted and well worth it. But you must sling the blade and buy a decent one from...
by thatsnotafestool
Sun May 14, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Looking to buy a Felder BF5-26....
Replies: 24
Views: 2768

Re: Looking to buy a Felder BF5-26....

Jonathan wrote:Yep nip round with ya trailer, you could also have a holliday whilst your here.....Im up in the hills near Marbella in southern Spain. 8-)


No worries..I could do with a bit of sunshine :lol: Tuesday afternoon sound good ?
by thatsnotafestool
Fri May 12, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Looking to buy a Felder BF5-26....
Replies: 24
Views: 2768

Re: Looking to buy a Felder BF5-26....

Jonathan wrote:I also find my kf700 combo a pain, unless your super organised and never make mistakes....
There great for relaxed hobbyists that have loads of time and no space.


Well, if it's in the way I can arrange collection :lol:
by thatsnotafestool
Thu May 11, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: replacement external door
Replies: 5
Views: 937

Re: replacement external door

I remember a thread over on UKW where a guy made up his doors by laminating various cross-sections of timber to make his rails and stiles to (a) make it easier to do as he lacked some machines and (b) improve longterm resistance to movement. Had a quick look but couldn't find it ..this might be a st...
by thatsnotafestool
Thu May 11, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 3-phase combination machine
Replies: 0
Views: 376

3-phase combination machine

After something like a Hammer C3-31
by thatsnotafestool
Tue May 09, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Looking to buy a Felder BF5-26....
Replies: 24
Views: 2768

Re: Looking to buy a Felder BF5-26....

I think I'm going to persuade SWMBO that I need a new Hammer C3-31. She won't take much persuading as she never likes secondhand !
by thatsnotafestool
Mon May 08, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Looking to buy a Felder BF5-26....
Replies: 24
Views: 2768

Re: Looking to buy a Felder BF5-26....

Unfortunately it's single-phase. I'd of thought single phase would not be a problem to you Roger, but then I don't know your situation. It would be worth £1500-£2000 all day long and easy to recoup if sold later. That sliding table would be very handy too. Mark Not sure if you've been following my ...
by thatsnotafestool
Sun May 07, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Looking to buy a Felder BF5-26....
Replies: 24
Views: 2768

Re: Looking to buy a Felder BF5-26....

Unfortunately it's single-phase.
by thatsnotafestool
Sun May 07, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Workbench clean up?
Replies: 17
Views: 2743

Re: Workbench clean up?

0000 steel wool or 320 grit for a workbench top is just plain daft.
by thatsnotafestool
Sun May 07, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Workbench clean up?
Replies: 17
Views: 2743

Re: Workbench clean up?

If the bench is beech, you could use 0000 steel wool and lightly rub it down all over. If oak I wouldn't use steel wool and would use a decent abrasive paper and start at around 150 and work up through the grades to about 320. You would not need to rub it down to within an inch of its life, but eno...
by thatsnotafestool
Sat May 06, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Looking to buy a Felder BF5-26....
Replies: 24
Views: 2768

Re: Looking to buy a Felder BF5-26....

Doug, what are you smoking ? :lol:
by thatsnotafestool
Fri May 05, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Looking to buy a Felder BF5-26....
Replies: 24
Views: 2768

Re: Looking to buy a Felder BF5-26....

Good spot, Mark, thanks. Decided to let the BFS pass by...spares issue potentially.

Have asked if it's single/three phase
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Looking to buy a Felder BF5-26....
Replies: 24
Views: 2768

Re: Looking to buy a Felder BF5-26....

One question..

K, L and M - can't quite figure them out.
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Looking to buy a Felder BF5-26....
Replies: 24
Views: 2768

Re: Looking to buy a Felder BF5-26....

Oh that's really helpful, thanks - spot on and exactly what I'm looking for.

:D
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Looking to buy a Felder BF5-26....
Replies: 24
Views: 2768

Re: Looking to buy a Felder BF5-26....

Many thanks for the quick reply. I see you have a 731 and someone suggested one of those to me as there are deals on at the moment, I believe. Thing is the footprint seems rather large. What area would you say you needed to use it bearing in mind that I rarely cut up large 8x4 sheets of stuff. Can t...
by thatsnotafestool
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Looking to buy a Felder BF5-26....
Replies: 24
Views: 2768

Looking to buy a Felder BF5-26....

Anything I should be aware of ?

TIA
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Early Sash Window / Shutters RESEARCH
Replies: 55
Views: 7353

Re: Early Sash Window / Shutters RESEARCH

Great thread, guys. Watching with interest.
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-woodworking related DIY
Topic: Any recommendations for external sliding glass doors?
Replies: 0
Views: 1210

Any recommendations for external sliding glass doors?

As the subject line, really. SWMBO is quite keen on having some of these. Been watching too much Grand Designs! :lol:

The ones I'm thinking of are with, say, three doors that slide across each other down to one door width.
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Is hardwood always expensive??
Replies: 13
Views: 2269

Re: Is hardwood always expensive??

Whitmore's are bloody brilliant.
by thatsnotafestool
Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Is hardwood always expensive??
Replies: 13
Views: 2269

Re: Is hardwood always expensive??

Why don't you drive up to Whitmore's? They sometimes have hobby packs of offcuts if all you want to do is practice.
by thatsnotafestool
Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Removal of Window Case (sash and case type)
Replies: 21
Views: 3003

Re: Removal of Window Case (sash and case type)

I thought that might be the case. You're going to have fun unsticking that sash then. Get someone to hold your feet !
by thatsnotafestool
Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Removal of Window Case (sash and case type)
Replies: 21
Views: 3003

Re: Removal of Window Case (sash and case type)

That is the only reason I can think of which also suggests that the top sash does not have not weights. Can you access the window from the outside? Get yourself one of these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Double-Glazing-Tool-Multi-Purpose-Tool-UpvcWindow-Bead-Removal-Chisel-Scraper-/262762324919 They are...
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Window Cost help
Replies: 4
Views: 1104

Re: Window Cost help

Why on earth do they want to know that ? None of their business, I'd say.

But I know you have to give them something. I'd be inclined to put in £999.99 + VAT
by thatsnotafestool
Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: georgian doors and windows
Replies: 3
Views: 792

Re: georgian doors and windows

Why are Georgian doors or windows any different from any others ?
by thatsnotafestool
Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: What timber is this
Replies: 15
Views: 2044

Re: What timber is this

Pine is very light and of low density compared to mahogany.
by thatsnotafestool
Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: What timber is this
Replies: 15
Views: 2044

Re: What timber is this

Very difficult to asses timber taken with digital cameras as they never seem to get the right colour - especially if a flash is/is not used. The colour of the top photo, for example, looks completely different to the last photo. But given that the piece is Victorian then I'd guess the top photo is s...
by thatsnotafestool
Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Which tablesaw?
Replies: 3
Views: 811

Re: Which tablesaw?

Can I point you in the direction of this one that I have for sale ?

http://www.ukworkshop.co.uk/forums/for- ... 01884.html
by thatsnotafestool
Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: What timber is this
Replies: 15
Views: 2044

Re: What timber is this

Wormwood ? :lol:
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Removal of Window Case (sash and case type)
Replies: 21
Views: 3003

Re: Removal of Window Case (sash and case type)

Blimey..I've never seen a parting bead that wide! They're normally 8mm or so. So your middle rails must be very deep to accommodate them. Inside the vertical where the side of the sash touches, you should be able to locate what are called pocket pieces. These are small pieces of wood - usually the w...
by thatsnotafestool
Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:47 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Removal of Window Case (sash and case type)
Replies: 21
Views: 3003

Re: Removal of Window Case (sash and case type)

Do you think a Fein would fit into the gap (between stonework and case) to cut the slice? Yes it will. You have to accept that you'll knacker up one edge of the blade as it hammer against the brick. I'd look to repointing that brick at the front as well. Your sashes are out? The area around where t...
by thatsnotafestool
Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Removal of Window Case (sash and case type)
Replies: 21
Views: 3003

Re: Removal of Window Case (sash and case type)

I'm not sure if you've done this yet but are you really sure that you need to wreck the whole thing? It is quite rare for the case to be completely rotten. Usually it's just the cill and the corners where the sash boxes are fitted in. Easy enough to repair rather than demolishing it with all the ext...
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: What brand would you recommend
Replies: 23
Views: 2504

Re: What brand would you recommend

Meccarroll wrote:......
So Having said all that in my defence I will now watch with interest, to see which machines adorn your new workshop Roger.

Regards MARK



You and me both, Mark ...wherever it ends up. :D
by thatsnotafestool
Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:04 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: What brand would you recommend
Replies: 23
Views: 2504

Re: What brand would you recommend

Mark, I think that you are being a little harsh about the Axminster machinery. Some of it is OK and does what it says on the tin.

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