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|Thread: Planer sharpening jig.|
Edited By derek willis 1 on 22/03/2018 09:46:44
|Thread: making small mouldings|
You must first make a tunnel to fit the product, an opening in the centre to allow cutter entry and dust extraction, clamp to your router table against the fence in an appropriate position and then just push sticks of timber through to mould the edge, catch at exit or it will go to the end of the workshop.
Edited By derek willis 1 on 18/03/2018 12:03:06
|Thread: How to identify the quality of pine flooring|
Sue, All wood will darken over time unless sealed, obviously hardwood is preferable
to any other, but at what cost, I would not go down the screw route, it would be quite
ugly, nail it and punch in the heads, glueing will stop any surface noise such as
squeaking and access will always be difficult with a double layer anyhow.
The boards you have shown are about the average for flooring grade timber, as an ex builder, I can
assure you that what you have shown will be quite adequate for the purpose.
All standard flooring is Deal or what is known as softwood, hardwood will be extortionately expensive
lay these boards, hire cramps and tighten up the joints 3 or 4 boards at a time, hire a floor and edging
sander and give them the professional look when done, they'll look good and will last you all the time
you will need them, especially if you use flooring sealer or polyurethane finish.
Good luck with this project.
|Thread: Parkside (Lidl) hand held Belt Sander|
Like all inexpensive tools and machinery, they are fitted with basic brush motors which are always noisy, nothing wrong with this, in the main they will go on forever. I have had many of this sort of tool as well as the more sophisticated ones which are a lot quieter and grossly more expensive, for the amateur woodworker you will find this tool more than adequate if you don't mind a little excessive noise, if it works well then use it.
|Thread: Forstner bits|
Just as Ron says don't be put off, I bought a set from a local builders merchants
nearly 15 years ago, very cheap, still going strong, I have no trouble in keeping
I hope you all as members and staff all have a jolly good
Christmas and a profitable New Year in everything including
|Thread: Wedding present|
I like it, proper woodwork, and well done, a very fortunate young person.
Gerald, i don't know how cheap you are looking at, but there are several benchtop
models, all made in china, a bit noisy as they have brush motors, but all of them do
an adequate job, all for under £200. Screwfix sell a Titan model for £160. sufficient for
for all hobbyist and amateur craftsmen work. Just Google.
|Thread: Bandsaw boxes|
Nice bit of work Sam.
The Beech being Spalted enhances the projects.
|Thread: basato 3 upper wheel tyre|
John, i had this problem at one time, I bonded the tyres to the wheels with contact adhesive, cut he tyre and feather the ends so that they join again with no visible bum, but stop using blunt blades and do not force timber through the blade.
|Thread: Straighten a plank?|
The best way to straighten a plank, is to pack the opposite ends to twice the amount of the warp and then cramp the middle down past the amount of the warp, this because no matter how straight you may think you have it, it will go back a certain amount, thus by cramping past the error you alleviate the problem, damping the board a little and leaving for a day or two will do the job, then your biscuits will probably hold
It has worked very well for me a number of tomes..
|Thread: Inward opening Window lights|
I had inward opening casements on a very old stone cottage some years ago
they were stayed with hasp and staple.
Stiff hinges would be more appropriate in my view.
|Thread: DeWalt DW100 Bandsaw help please|
The slot that you refer to is to take a mitre fence, pick one up anywhere,
they are all standard, or make one.
|Thread: basato 3 upper wheel tyre|
I think the advice to bond the tyre to the wheel is going to work, some years ago
I had my first 3 wheel bandsaw and had the same problem so i fixed the tyre to
the wheel with contact adhesive and never had the problem again.
|Thread: indoor furniture - settee seat frame|
If you are worried about that, put a centre brace between back and front.
ALWAYS the greater dimension is the height to gain optimum strength
|Thread: Braced plank door|
All sounds good to me, as for the latches, why not use traditional home/hand made wooden latches similar to a Suffolk latch, lift on the outside and a leather bootlace through a hole in the door to lift from the inside, I have made and fitted a number of these in the past to cottage doors, there is nothing more fitting.
Good luck and show pics.
|Thread: Finishing Table Saw advice|
I have always kept a Silicone spry aerosol in my workshop for
this purose, use on a previously sealed surface and the effects are remarkable.
|Thread: Turning salted silver birch|
I must say I feel quite sorry for you to be suffering with this and no hope of a qick cure.
I can only imagine that with the combination of fungal wood rot and the high intensity of
sap or the remains of, has done this to you. How long since thE felling of the Birch to
you using it?
I watched a pole lathe user at a wood-fest at the Arboretum near Cirencester a few years
ago, and he covered up completely cov\eralls, face mask and gloves, because of the toxic
sap being emitted of which there was a plenty.
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