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Thread: Kitchen build
08/10/2009 17:37:44
Nice job Al !
I like the shaker style as you can tell from my pics!
06/10/2009 21:52:54
Cheers guys I look forward to seeing your pictures
06/10/2009 20:48:04
06/10/2009 20:25:46
Hi everyone,
Has anyone out there built their own kitchen before??
I'm seriously thinking of giving it a bash, I want to make one out of Ash, and was wondering what ideas people out there might have for the best material for the carcasses??
I was thinking of maple faced ply but can't seem to source it in 19mm thickness.
I wanted to try and steer clear of MDF if possible.
Any other ideas anyone?
Thread: Magic gripper,(my version) 1974
13/10/2008 16:06:00

Hi Joe,

Don't worry we was just havin some friendly banter!!

The magic gripper that Derek has if I recall is a piece of 3 or 4x2 about a mtr long with about a 2 1/2" x 2" notch cut out of the middle, you can then lay a door on its edge and with the use of a wedge hold the door firmly in the notch. You can also use the timber version for a number of other tasks as David has already mentioned without the need to buy the expensive plastic versions.

Thread: Any ideas
12/10/2008 08:04:00

Hand saw and gouge chisel? if I had to cut a housing by hand in a door lining perhaps, the tools I would use would be a hand saw & chisel, why should this be approached any differently?


Thread: Magic gripper,(my version) 1974
11/10/2008 21:43:00
what happens if I have no material to hand to put in my magic grippers to support stuff? offcuts of worktop etc arn't always abundant and I don't want to carry them around!
10/10/2008 23:05:00

Can they raise you up 2 feet? Can they be used as a scaffold? Will they support an RSJ while you weld it? Can you sit on them and hav a cuppa? will they hold up a sheet of ply while you cut it???

08/10/2008 21:15:00
Well the saw horse does so much more than just hold doors too
Thread: CIMG3867 - Copy.JPG
11/05/2008 22:19:00

Hi Mike,

Thank you for your kind comments. The finish is 3 coats Danish oil & 1 coat of Briwax.  I had a job to remember how long it took to make, I wish i'd kept a log of the hours spent but they were long evenings ie 5hrs probably a night. 


  The dovetails are on show on the side of the carcass you just can't see them in the picture. There is also a through tenon either side of the face frame at the top of the carcass I left just slightly long because I also like seeing some joints on certain pieces, and just to show I didn't cheat really and use biscuits / dowels!

Must admit to using a Leigh jig on the drawers though which saved time, although I cut the carcass dovetails completely by hand.


I never really have to much problems with fitting doors I always struggle with the drawers though they can be a nightmare!! Bought the knobs for this piece as I didn't have a lathe at the time, I have since bought one tho. So might give it a bash next time.

Thank you all again for your kind comments.


Thread: Rutlands
04/05/2008 10:09:00

Just a website that a friend put me onto - check out the Titanium hammers at £180.00!

Thread: Sound proofing
03/05/2008 14:57:00
Thanks Mike / Baz.  
03/05/2008 13:50:00

Thanks Guys,

I was thinking along the lines of 100mm fibreglass between the studs and then 9 or 12mm ply over the top. Maybe peg board would be better than ply then as it has loads of holes?

Thread: 5.jpg
03/05/2008 07:53:00
Nice work Sam, what adhesive did you use in the end for your veneer?
Thread: Chisels V. Health & Safety
03/05/2008 07:50:00


It's like Paul said if you don't cover your ass your just likely to get sued!


We got sued once when a guy walked off site for being questioned about the amount of work he had produced, apparently he claimed the foreman was being aggressive he was compensated £2500!

Seems like the law sometimes protects the stupid and the bone idle!


Thread: Sound proofing
03/05/2008 07:23:00

Hi all,

I would be interested to hear peoples views on how best to sound proof a timber framed workshop?


Thread: Finger joint jig
27/04/2008 15:51:00

That really is an excellent Jig Mike, where dovetails have stood the test of time ie 100s of years I wonder how these modern glues hold up in comparison?

 Is that the legendary belt sander in picture 9?


Polyurethane is good for oily woods such as Teak isn't it?


Thread: Workshop Floor
27/04/2008 09:59:00
Hey Mike hope you don't smoke!
Thread: The Safest Saw in the World
26/04/2008 17:54:00
That is impressively unsafe!
Thread: Chisels V. Health & Safety
26/04/2008 08:08:00
I was always told simply - Don't put your fingers where you wouldn't put your willie! It's worked for me so far!  - Touch wood.
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