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    New music

    If LED Zeppelin is your thing, try Greta van Fleet - a young American metal band. The resemblance is uncanny, and many have commented that the lead singer's mother must have 'known' Robert Plant! From a more country perspective, I do like Little Big Town, and (from a bit further back, but new...
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    Looking for cornice moulding.

    When building my wardrobes, I simply went online and found Victorian Emporium. They have a good selection of mouldings and although carriage is expensive, (£42), delivery is very quick, and the mouldings themselves are cheap and well-made in pine. Sorry, I know that isn't a proper Craftsman's...
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    Masks and Specs and Beards and Shopping

    Our cotton shopping bag (see earlier post), works well, and has had good (amused) feedback, but we have now bought this hat - it is basically a sun-hat, with detachable neck-protector. However, it also has a detachable (using poppers), breathable face covering, which can be worn loose, or tucked...
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    Masks and Specs and Beards and Shopping

    Or a modified cotton shopping bag - my wife has specs and hearing aids - normal mask not an option. Or shop late at night when no-one else is around, use self-service till, and do without mask.
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    Grooving

    Sorry - no, I meant the filling, with wood around the edges. Clearly, MDF won't do for that application. I hadn't realised that creosote was still available, even though restricted to professionals, so that could be useful to treat the completed doors. The Missus has now come up with the idea of...
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    Grooving

    Many thanks for those thoughts. I was a bit worried about splintering the ply. MDF in my limited experience seems much easier to use, and the suggested means of grooving (helpful photos), seems quite do-able. Would mr mdfvstand up to full-on weather, though? And would it be possible to use...
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    Grooving

    I am proposing to make a pair of external doors . They will largely be cosmetic, to hide a large and ugly window on what used to be a garage and was converted (before our ownership) into a room. It's now my workshop. Anyway, the doors would be wood framed around the outside, and have a inner...
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    Springing wardrobe door

    Thanks everyone, for your helpful replies. I looked again at all of them, and the wood I used for the door jamb was indeed slightly twisted (I bought the timber during early lockdown, when I counted myself lucky to be able to buy any materials at all!). CHJ's solution of packing of just the...
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    Springing wardrobe door

    Thanks - will have a go.
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    Springing wardrobe door

    Many thanks for those replies. I did try the paper trick, and found there was perhaps a tight area at one point, so planed it off - but that made no difference, unfortunately. Re the binding hinge, sorry I don't quite follow. By the pivot, do you mean on the door jamb side? Do I just put card...
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    Springing wardrobe door

    Hello, I'm a newbie here, in need of assistance. I am building a wardrobe with three doors, and am having considerable difficulty getting one of the doors to hang without springing back open. I have always found hinges a difficult area, and this one is no exception! The doors are made of MDF...
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