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by modernist
Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Maker's Mark
Replies: 5
Views: 1152

Re: Maker's Mark

Interesting, and clever.
by modernist
Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Axminster bandsaw nightmare - re customer from HELL!!!
Replies: 146
Views: 21994

Re: Axminster bandsaw nightmare

Hello fellow Derbyshireite. Chainsaw to bandsaw seems a bit drastic. There are lots of 12" throat bandsaws out there, new end used, so you should be able to source what you need. Have you tried Daltons in Nottingham? or Poolewood, they usually have a selection of better quality kit. Hammer is a...
by modernist
Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Coffe table ID please
Replies: 19
Views: 3779

Re: Coffe table ID please

Can someone please remind me who designed the table like this http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc142/modernist/table-1_zps36417097.jpg I feel the next project coming on Reitveld packing case table comes close: http://designmatcher.com/nl/images/objects/359.jpg It is ruthlessly logical - given the...
by modernist
Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:50 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Stanley or Record No 8
Replies: 7
Views: 1218

Re: Stanley or Record No 8

mrgrimsdale wrote:Seen it. They seem all to be £90 ish which is too much. It was only a moment of tool lust!
Instead I bought this but it hasn't arrived yet. Interesting but possibly useless.


Is it a scrub?

Looks like you might need the No 8 to flatten the sole :D
by modernist
Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Coffe table ID please
Replies: 19
Views: 3779

Re: Coffe table ID please

That's nice, Rietveldish again.

Thinking about it my original may have been glass and chrome only. Still can't find it though.

I'll work on my SU and make my own

Thanks for looking
by modernist
Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Coffe table ID please
Replies: 19
Views: 3779

Re: Coffe table ID please

I know the Rietveld one thanks Paul but this was Danish often with chromed steel underframe and legs.
I'll keep searching.

I was thinking Sycamore top and ABW legs and frame. The legs are a lot lighter than in my sketch (and maybe a bit nearer the corners Ed) :lol:
by modernist
Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Coffe table ID please
Replies: 19
Views: 3779

Re: Coffe table ID please

Doug wrote:Dunno, but that right hand leg looks well dodgy, wont last 5 minutes.


Artistically placed in space Doug. Rails omitted as I was in the middle of a cheese sandwich.

Feel a severe thirst building up for tonight.
by modernist
Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Coffe table ID please
Replies: 19
Views: 3779

Coffe table ID please

Can someone please remind me who designed the table like this

Image

I feel the next project coming on
by modernist
Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Money, but no taste....
Replies: 8
Views: 1286

Re: Money, but no taste....

That is truly awful. Pretentious crap.
They deserve to have their money lifted.
by modernist
Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Kitchen worktops
Replies: 25
Views: 3036

Re: Kitchen worktops

Ah Ha so it does have a timber core :lol:
by modernist
Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Changing the knives on an old Sedgwick MB
Replies: 53
Views: 6660

Re: Changing the knives on an old Sedgwick MB

Sorry I didn't realise it had an adjustable table. I come from poorer stock :D
by modernist
Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Kitchen worktops
Replies: 25
Views: 3036

Re: Kitchen worktops

I don't know about the sherry but a kitchen company in Newcastle skinned my old man for £18k for a tiny kitchen 6 years ago and the tops were deffo 8-10mm Corian on Chipboard/MDF.

Woz e conned?
by modernist
Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Changing the knives on an old Sedgwick MB
Replies: 53
Views: 6660

Re: Changing the knives on an old Sedgwick MB

My issue is that the darn thing doesn't thickness square , despite me facing the two sides of the work absolutely square , I cannot see how this could be.. I pining for my old Kitty lightweight but at least accurate! Any help on this one.. or the Sedgwick is due to become a mooring weight! Toodlepi...
by modernist
Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Window frame design
Replies: 32
Views: 5055

Re: Window frame design

I wouldn't bother with the deep slotter on the spindle for 4 windows. It'll cost too much and be a problem without a sliding table. I'd use the table saw/smcs/bandsaw for the bridles. Your spindle will have more than enough to do with all the rebates. Again, you can do the Eurogrooves in the spindle...
by modernist
Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Window frame design
Replies: 32
Views: 5055

Re: Window frame design

Thanks, Brian. Did you make your own frames, or buy them - if so, could you give me the name of the supplier, please? Many thanks, Austin Me :lol: http://www.woodworkuk.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=440&hilit=+euro" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I've improved the method a ...
by modernist
Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Who's Table is this?
Replies: 11
Views: 1368

Re: Who's Table is this?

jonnyd wrote:Some better pics

http://www.massmoderndesign.com/furnitu ... eborg-1960

Cheers

Jon


You kept that site a secret Jon! interesting stuff
by modernist
Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Who's Table is this?
Replies: 11
Views: 1368

Re: Who's Table is this?

Remarkably similar
by modernist
Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Wenge White Wip
Replies: 63
Views: 5195

Re: Wenge White Wip

Looks good John, I like V4 :D
by modernist
Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Window frame design
Replies: 32
Views: 5055

Re: Window frame design

Thanks, Brian, I appreciate. I will study the section designs, and try to figure out the way to convert to outward opening. I think I am hearing that the casement should not fasten down onto the seals, but partially compress only - is that right? Also, why do you believe there is a missing rebate? ...
by modernist
Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Wenge White Wip
Replies: 63
Views: 5195

Re: Wenge White Wip

mattty wrote:Option 3 for me.
While we are offering design opinion... what about taking the thick central dividers down through the drawers...


I'll change my opinion - good idea Mattty.
by modernist
Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:52 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Window frame design
Replies: 32
Views: 5055

Re: Window frame design

If only it were that easy Roger. I know inward openers get a bad press as you have to clear the window cill to open the window but 99 times out of a 100 you actually use the tilt which allows good ventilation whilst being reasonably rain resistant and is very secure. We only use the hinge opening fo...
by modernist
Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Wenge White Wip
Replies: 63
Views: 5195

Re: Wenge White Wip

I think I prefer the original
by modernist
Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Window frame design
Replies: 32
Views: 5055

Re: Window frame design

You are a few rebates short of a full set there IMHO :lol: and that design closes directly onto the seal in both cases. This is what I use although the first rebate needs increasing from 18 tp 20mm for current Roto gear http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc142/modernist/OuterFramesections1.jpg The g...
by modernist
Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Window frame design
Replies: 32
Views: 5055

Re: Window frame design

I've done a few modern Euro style windows, inward opening with single and double seals. It depends on the section of your frame as I am not familiar with the green oak methods above. I put the seals in the opener with a series of rebates controlling the seal gap precisely. If you use the double seal...
by modernist
Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: English Cottage Furniture
Replies: 22
Views: 3040

Re: English Cottage Furniture

Looks like good work to me, can't see any snags.

Sounds like a bit of a nightmare to do with the timber problems and the client looking over your shoulder.

The cabinets look great.
by modernist
Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Wenge White Wip
Replies: 63
Views: 5195

Re: Wenge White Wip

Kool. Is that your design?

Posting mistakes is good for the soul.

Funny how many mistakes seem to involve holes made by dominos, ask my bench :lol:
by modernist
Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Recommendation for a more beefy drum sander
Replies: 18
Views: 2570

Re: Recommendation for a more beefy drum sander

thatsnotafestool wrote:Looks like I may well be needing to 'sander' thickness down a lot of awkward wood.

So starting to think that the Jet is too slow. Any suggestions? Don't want to spend mega-bucks.

TIA


Jacob's got a nice Veritas smoother for sale :lol:
by modernist
Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Stanley or Record No 8
Replies: 7
Views: 1218

Re: Stanley or Record No 8

You can borrow mine if you like. Serrated bottom no less for all that resin. Needs a bit of a clean up and no doubt some rounding of the bevel. I've not used it in anger since I inherited it last year.
by modernist
Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Wenge White Wip
Replies: 63
Views: 5195

Re: Wenge White Wip

Interesting use of the clamping blocks. I assumed you were going to put them on the corners until I realised there were only 3 sides.

There will certainly be a contrast. I had 2 spare sheets of Wenge MDF in the workshop when you were here!
by modernist
Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: What type of finish gives the highest gloss finish?
Replies: 19
Views: 1816

Re: What type of finish gives the highest gloss finish?

Sikkens do a clear marine grade which (I think) available in satin or full gloss. I have used the satin and it is excellent.

Anyway satin is cool. :lol:
by modernist
Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Kitchen worktops
Replies: 25
Views: 3036

Re: Kitchen worktops

I suppose it depends on what you call a timber core. If you use 10mm Corian onto a MRMDF slab then the worktop, if not the Corian, has a timber core. Silestone is solid 20 or 30mm thick. The issue is quality and mineral content. A lot of the cheaper alternatives have low mineral content and therefor...
by modernist
Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: What type of finish gives the highest gloss finish?
Replies: 19
Views: 1816

Re: What type of finish gives the highest gloss finish?

Yacht varnish then :roll:
by modernist
Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Big boys standards
Replies: 30
Views: 3276

Re: Big boys standards

Just a thought (in my mode as a Main Contractor 5 days a week) nothing pisses me off more than subcontractors sniping at the work of others as a way of promoting themselves (not suggesting you are doing this by the way Lynx) Subbies should sell themselves on the strength of what they can do well, n...
by modernist
Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Kitchen worktops
Replies: 25
Views: 3036

Re: Kitchen worktops

Corian doesn't have a timber core. Siltstone is the same as granite and always looks dirty and similar joints. I beg to differ on all points (unless Corian has changed since it's introduction) Silestone is a lot less noisy than granite and has a bit of give in it. I have 12m2 here and the joints ar...
by modernist
Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Planter bench project
Replies: 4
Views: 864

Re: Planter bench project

Western Red Cedar is weather resistant and readily available of you could use tanalised (rot proofed) softwood and finish it with Sikkens or something similar for your choice of colour. Either way should be inside your budget.
by modernist
Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Big boys standards
Replies: 30
Views: 3276

Re: Big boys standards

lynx wrote:I just want to see how much they are paying. I'm not going to say anything as it's got nothing to do with me, just really
curious how much they paid.


It'll only make you feel worse if it was a lot.
by modernist
Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Kitchen worktops
Replies: 25
Views: 3036

Re: Kitchen worktops

I suggest you look at Silestone which is solid, as opposed to Corians timber core and does not have the harshness of granite. I wouldn't use slate as it scratches easily.
by modernist
Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:52 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: I bought a Stanley SW No4
Replies: 21
Views: 4417

Re: I bought a Stanley SW No4

Boldly go Jacob
I didn't realise the pace of work was such that blade changing time was so critical :lol:
Careful you don't damage the alloy thread.
Entertaining though this thread is I'll stick to the Veritas thanks.
by modernist
Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: I bought a Stanley SW No4
Replies: 21
Views: 4417

Re: I bought a Stanley SW No4

mrgrimsdale wrote:
modernist wrote:No accounting for taste :?

:lol:
Taste doesn't come into it.
1. Does it work? 2. Is it cheap?


I was pondering on the mental state required to sell a Veritas smoother in favour of a Stanley.

Any clues? :D
by modernist
Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: I bought a Stanley SW No4
Replies: 21
Views: 4417

Re: I bought a Stanley SW No4

No accounting for taste :?

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