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    Boat doors

    Thanks Paddy for your input I would love to see the photos when you get the chance, I have thought about putting wooden panels in the steel doors as they are good and I could put a frame around them,But I did fancy the idea of double glazed units in wooden doors I thought this would give it...
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    Boat doors

    Paddy Roxburgh"]Iroko is very durable and naturally oily but is a real pain to work, the high silica content blunts blades very quick and it is very prone to tear out with alternating grain. This can be overcome when using hand tools with a sharp blade and a close set cap iron, or use of a...
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    Boat doors

    I've got to make a new set of front doors to replace the horrible steel ones, most of the inside is American white oak but i don't believe this is very suitable for exterior use, I believe European is better but I am a bit wary of oak because of the wet and the close proximity of steel I don't...
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    Woodrat

    Thanks to all for their views and opinion I defiantly agree with marmite thing like I said I've had this one for years I think it might be time for it to make an appearance on e bay as I can't be bothered with the continual setting up and fiddling about I'm sure it's a good pice of kit in the...
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    Woodrat

    Thanks Paddy no the discrepancys seem to be different I've done the cutter size and it is 12.7 and I agree with you it does need Somme sandpaper on the clamps I did that years ago,I think the problem is in the track I did speak to Martin Godffery about this and I assured me that the little bit...
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    Woodrat

    Thanks for the quick reply Wildman but I am always carefull to use the same reference faces I must admit I questioned that one myself first of all and if it's all locked down and set against the stops I can't see it can creep it takes me longer to set up than it does to do the job
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    Woodrat

    Does any one else own one of these, this must be one of the most infuriating tools I own, I've just finished making a batch of tenons 24 in total, I set it up with a half inch cutter for 10 mm Mortice using a block to give 22.7 as per the book, so why do I get discrepancys in the tenons enough...
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    Making better dovetails

    Hi there some great tutorials and great pictures i don't quite understand the problems with rob cosmans approach, i've used it and it worked for me, and having seen him demonstrate it a few years ago at westonbirt the finished job looked good. But what i have found lately is a...
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    nielsen or clifton

    Hi thanks to every one for their thoghts and responses i was erring towards a nelsen, idont quit understand the issues between the irons, but hopefully a trip to yandles this weekend all thing will become clear thanks to all mart
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    nielsen or clifton

    HI there all you woodworkers i am looking to buy a no7 jointer and looking a either a lie neilsen or a clifton, there is not a great deal of deference in price, but i was wondering about the quality, i am going to the yandles show to have a look anyway, but i would welcome anybodys elses...
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    tormek problems

    HI ERIC i think it being all steel is the difference, i also only use this for grinding bevels as prefer to sharpen by hand, i can't stiffen it because the post is moulded about 20mm above the main body , i think i shall have bite the bullet thanks M
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    tormek problems

    HI ERIC Thanks for that yes the blades are good to start with but i understand what you mean, the problem is not the bar flexing its the case of the machine it flexs around the left hand post which then lets the bar move it wil do this with a bit of light finger pressure, incidently and i...
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    tormek problems

    Hi thanks to you all for your comments, i still think the problems lies in the constuction of the plastic case not being strong enough as it allow the bar to flex , the stone is kept true and square, i note that all the 250mm machines ar of steel construction and most probaly alleviates the...
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    tormek problems

    Good morning paul I have trued and squared the stone to the bar with tormeks diamond tool, and i do use their jig to hold the tools even checking with a enginners square to make sure the tool is square to the jig, i think the fundamental problem is the weakness of the machine frame allows it...
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    where to buy ebony stringing

    Hi probaly a bit late just noticed your post but try john lloyd, www.johnlloydfinefurniture.co.uk 01444480388
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