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by modernist
Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Critique please as they say over there!
Replies: 45
Views: 4570

Re: Critique please as they say over there!

Well thanks guys at least it generated a reaction. I think all the comments are valid and here a response. The original was indeed chromed steel and glass Yes it would work with a timber frame and glass top I am keen to try a straight cove mould along the rails together with a profile on the undersi...
by modernist
Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:22 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Latest Kitchen
Replies: 29
Views: 4059

Re: Latest Kitchen

Thats what I call an improvement!
by modernist
Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Critique please as they say over there!
Replies: 45
Views: 4570

Critique please as they say over there!

First attempt at the coffee table

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Frame Honduras Mahog or Cherry top Sycamore

Fire away - please :lol:
by modernist
Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:49 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Kreg foreman
Replies: 10
Views: 2239

Re: Kreg foreman

nickw wrote:
jonnyd wrote:... I believe there's some issue with kreg distribution since brimarc lost the contract. ...


Oh great! bloody great! Does anyone know where we can get even the screws now?


Appleby Woodturnings in Swadlincote at the last count.
by modernist
Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Slotted drawer slips - Why?
Replies: 28
Views: 2754

Re: Slotted drawer slips - Why?

Maybe they are not glued to the side and take up movement by being short lengths. If so it's an odd way of doing it.

There must be a logical explanation of 3 of us have found examples in different places.
by modernist
Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Dust management - small workshop ??
Replies: 5
Views: 1615

Re: Dust management - small workshop ??

If you are thinking in terms of a decent sized single bag extractor then it is a good idea to plumb soil pipe to your machine positions with blast gates at each position and flex to the machine. If you do that you can stay fairly dust free and use it to clean up the floor swell. I run mine over the ...
by modernist
Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Slotted drawer slips - Why?
Replies: 28
Views: 2754

Re: Slotted drawer slips - Why?

This wasn't in a pub back room but Blackwell House on Windermere, currently full of Baillie Scott furniture. Not only can I not understand it but it must have been "approved practice" to be used on a piece like that. Ro tells me I was recorded on th CCTV taking the forbidden pic! I was sta...
by modernist
Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Pics for Tom
Replies: 9
Views: 1388

Re: Pics for Tom

I like the door stop - very technical :lol:

Mine didn't have the angled bracket but a second round guide rod below the first and a bearing going against that.That was on the Universal version.
by modernist
Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Slotted drawer slips - Why?
Replies: 28
Views: 2754

Re: Slotted drawer slips - Why?

If they are glued two faces, as Jacob has observed, and was the case on my example how can the bottom move?
by modernist
Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Slotted drawer slips - Why?
Replies: 28
Views: 2754

Re: Slotted drawer slips - Why?

It hadn't dawned on me when I looked at it that they were only blocks not full slips. They probably made them by the boxful and glued them on in seconds. It's a bit poor for top end A & C work.
by modernist
Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Cat flap
Replies: 29
Views: 4440

Re: Cat flap

I like the look of that door Jake and the glass is nice.
by modernist
Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Slotted drawer slips - Why?
Replies: 28
Views: 2754

Re: Slotted drawer slips - Why?

Still a puzzle to me. Why on earth would you change the direction of the cut on the front slip?

This was top drawer A & C, supposedly the upper fixed point of construction perfection.
by modernist
Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Slotted drawer slips - Why?
Replies: 28
Views: 2754

Re: Slotted drawer slips - Why?

There is a reason, but I can't remember exactly (maybe to do with shrinking across the grain) I'll have to look it up But there isn't any cross grain joint. I wondered if it was to wipe the dust off the runners:) but even that would not apply to the front. There is up the side, long grain on the sl...
by modernist
Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Slotted drawer slips - Why?
Replies: 28
Views: 2754

Re: Slotted drawer slips - Why?

Mr Ed wrote:There is a reason, but I can't remember exactly (maybe to do with shrinking across the grain) I'll have to look it up


But there isn't any cross grain joint. I wondered if it was to wipe the dust off the runners:) but even that would not apply to the front.
by modernist
Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Slotted drawer slips - Why?
Replies: 28
Views: 2754

Slotted drawer slips - Why?

Spotted this today on a genuine A & C cabinet in oak. I cannot see any reason for the diagonal cuts through the drawer slips, front and sides.

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Any thoughts?
by modernist
Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Hospital bed torsion box festool thingy
Replies: 49
Views: 9950

Re: Hospital bed torsion box festool thingy

Very techy - good stuff
by modernist
Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:51 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: My latest work...
Replies: 26
Views: 5309

Re: My latest work...

Beautifully made. Top work.
by modernist
Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Utility Room Shelves - FINISHED, sort of...
Replies: 84
Views: 8680

Re: Utility Room Shelves - FINISHED, sort of...

It's interesting, although you can see the shadow of the face frames, at first glance I thought it was thick panels.

I think a Doug cornice and plinth would finish it nicely.

I'll say it again, a really superb job there Ed.
by modernist
Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: GMC Power Tools (and MacAllister too actually)
Replies: 6
Views: 1356

Re: GMC Power Tools (and MacAllister too actually)

I knew you'd be in there Doug :D . I took Steve's advice a while ago and bought the Metabo (currently on my "Workshop upgrade" thread). I like it and it does everything I've asked of it. The newer ones are a bit pricey with the fancy cowls.
by modernist
Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Utility Room Shelves - FINISHED, sort of...
Replies: 84
Views: 8680

Re: Utility Room Shelves - FINISHED, sort of...

Crackin' job Ed- looks great.
by modernist
Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Weekend Workshop Upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 1348

Re: Weekend Workshop Upgrade

Very good. I'm into sorting out the workshop myself, lived with too many dodgy bits for too long. A new bench is next after I've finished the dust extraction plumbing. Hows that Hammer bandsaw? I' thinking about one or it's new little bro the 3800 at the moment. The bandsaw is good. I've had it abo...
by modernist
Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Weekend Workshop Upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 1348

Weekend Workshop Upgrade

Still trying to get some order in the shop so decided to knock up a SCMS stand out of re-cycled materials. Old unit doors, spare kitchen shelves and the sides of an IKEA bed (strange laminated timber thatI) even used some "free offer"glue I wouldn't trust for more serious work. I've made i...
by modernist
Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: Turning
Topic: Re-turn
Replies: 14
Views: 4030

Re: Re-turn

A great improvement and nicely thinner.
by modernist
Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: New Guitar
Replies: 4
Views: 1039

Re: New Guitar

jonnyd wrote:Best get the guy to make it even with the 2 year wait it will be done before Brian would get round to it :lol:

They look nice guitars

Cheers

Jon


Yeah but just wait till I get rid of the day job, watch out Mailee :lol:
by modernist
Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Coffee table
Replies: 24
Views: 2323

Re: Coffee table

I like the way the chamfered edges end in a small flat for damage protection. Looks like some experience being brought to bear.
Altogether a very nice piece. 50's is the new grey BTW. :lol: Just look at the prices being achieved by the 2nd hand Scandi brigade.
by modernist
Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Hammer
Replies: 112
Views: 21109

Re: Hammer

There are alternatives. I am very impressed with finish from the 4 knife block in the Felder. More and shallower cuts per rev has got to be a good thing and the quick change knives take away part of the b* ache of knives.
by modernist
Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:44 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: New Guitar
Replies: 4
Views: 1039

Re: New Guitar

Mr Ed wrote:I thought you were going to say you were making it :(


It doesn't appeal to me a a project but you need a few years tuition first. Every part of it has a lot of history behind how it is done. Keeping the 2.6mm softwood top in shape and ringing with 6 steel strings pulling at it is clever stuff.
by modernist
Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:56 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: New Guitar
Replies: 4
Views: 1039

New Guitar

You may remember when I advised on here to seek the services of a Luthier to fix my buzzing guitar neck. Well things have moved on and not only was I amazed how many there are out there but I have been incredibly impressed at the quality of work. Having got my problems fixed I have decided to treat ...
by modernist
Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Hammer
Replies: 112
Views: 21109

Re: Hammer

It is clearly wrong and I hope they sort it out quickly. Unfortunately I have experienced Hammer service at a less than perfect level although that was a while ago. I don't like the sound of their opening line which is why I point that out. Tell them to let you know when it's sorted.
by modernist
Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Coffee table
Replies: 24
Views: 2323

Re: Coffee table

Yup - up my street, The leg joints are going to work for their money!

Very nice.
by modernist
Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:09 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Push to open
Replies: 6
Views: 1281

Re: Push to open

PAC wrote:I am looking for advice on push to open hinges for a bathroom I am fitting out in Rosewood. I have never used them before so whose should I buy?


I can't help you on the catches but I am interested in the rosewood. Any pics? where and how much?
by modernist
Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Allford and Fisher Productions presents . . .
Replies: 9
Views: 1446

Re: Allford and Fisher Productions presents . . .

Very nice - a bit posh for potting
by modernist
Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Hammer
Replies: 112
Views: 21109

Re: Hammer

Is there no response from the Milton Keynes Vatican yet?
by modernist
Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Mitre saw recommendations
Replies: 38
Views: 3529

Re: Mitre saw recommendations

If only Paslode had a similar level of customer service... I have been using the "heavy" side guys, incredibly known as the Spit division, and they are OK. I'd almost forgotten about the worlds worst electric pinner. Coincidentally my Spit gun is broken too, and i need it tomorrow to atta...
by modernist
Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Bona Mega - good stuff
Replies: 7
Views: 1341

Re: Bona Mega - good stuff

I must get the covers on those door rollers :oops:
by modernist
Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Bona Mega - good stuff
Replies: 7
Views: 1341

Re: Bona Mega - good stuff

It wasn't cheap but I don't think much different to most of the alternatives. It was my own fault with an area of bad wear under a desk which had engrained grit and all sorts plus some water damage. I had to sand back to bare timber and the old finish was also very hard but it feathered OK. The cros...
by modernist
Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Bona Mega - good stuff
Replies: 7
Views: 1341

Bona Mega - good stuff

I refinished a damaged engineered floor which had only the original lacquer from new. I sanded the damaged areas back to bare wood and refinished with Bona Mega using the cross linker to bond to the existing finish on the first coat. First coat ended up quite matt but the second had a silky gloss. A...
by modernist
Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Mitre saw recommendations
Replies: 38
Views: 3529

Re: Mitre saw recommendations

mattty wrote: If only Paslode had a similar level of customer service...


I have been using the "heavy" side guys, incredibly known as the Spit division, and they are OK. I'd almost forgotten about the worlds worst electric pinner.
by modernist
Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:08 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Hammer
Replies: 112
Views: 21109

Re: Hammer

Well, if they peruse the forum, which they certainly have in the past, they are keeping very quiet.

Are you there Dylan, Russell?
by modernist
Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sash window DVD
Replies: 8
Views: 1322

Re: Sash window DVD

Doug wrote:
modernist wrote:
Nick Gibbs wrote:Does anyone know of a DVD on replacing sash windows?

Thanks

Nick


Yes he lives near me :lol:


Didn`t Tommy Walsh star in it as well :? :lol:


Add Roger and you have the ultimate sash force :lol:

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