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    'Rotten' window - painting?

    I would wait until you can expose the wood and let it dry out - IE in the summer. No good doing this stuff this time of year
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    Wadkin PK 3 phase to single phase

    Hi, I am moving my workshop from my business premises to my new house, which does not have 3 phase supply. I know you can run a 3 phase machine on single phase using an inverter, but that is about the extent of my knowledge... Anyone here who knows about this? My saw is an old PK, what rated...
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    Post a photo of the last thing you made

    Thanks for the kind words fellas, rgds mark
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    Post a photo of the last thing you made

    Hi, been having a little bit of workshop action lately and managed to make this bookcase in a couple of days this week. Its in solid walnut, with ply veneered shelves, no fancy joinery as I was in a hurry, so the good old domino was in action, but nonetheless, a satisfying project and one of the...
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    Post a photo of the last thing you made

    No worries, I realised that mate! We have a 1920's french deco sideboard next to it with sunburst veneered doors, so I wanted to make something similar, but different..... So yes , I spent much time figuring out the design and choosing the veneers. cheers, Mark
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    Post a photo of the last thing you made

    Thanks, yes, its not quite finished yet, I need to find a permanent solution to raise the centre leg and apply another coat of oil and wax etc. I just grabbed some quick photos on the phone after I got the doors on, will try and get some posher ones when totally finished, also showing the top...
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    Post a photo of the last thing you made

    Hi, here is a picture of a media unit and sideboard I just completed for my house. It's Rosewood & cocobolo veneer. I would like to be able to say I did the veneering, but it's a bit beyond me and my set up here, so Shawyers did it for me. I did all the lipping and finishing and everything else...
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    Ched Evans

    Don't think for a moment that I am saying rape is OK, as I am not, but in this very particular situation, which was nothing more than a mutually drink fuelled one night stand, and the other guy who she "entertained" got off, I think something is wrong. Many people here have no doubt been in a...
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    How to make money from woodworking?

    I would agree with all previous sentiment.....Unless you are a well set up, experienced workshop, making kitchens or basic built in furniture, its extremely difficult. I use a guy who just specialises in what I described, its rinse wash repeat and he has it off pat. He does OK, I give him at...
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    advice on hinges please

    Thanks fellas, been looking at the Hettich stuff, very nice.......still somewhat tricky to decide the best one to use, almost too much choice! Cheers
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    advice on hinges please

    Hi, I have almost completed a piece of furniture ( a sideboard / media unit) for my lounge, which will have 3 doors on it, 2 inset ( 1 LH & 1 RH ) and one central door that will be a half overlay. I imagine I will be restricted to using euro style hinges ( unless someone can tell me different)...
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    Guy Martin - Gravity Racer

    Ummmm..why? "Loathe" ? that's a very strong emotion for someone as sound, down to earth, self deprecating, genuinely talented and decent as Guy Martin is, to arouse in you Roger? What makes you loathe him? Everyone's entitled to an opinion and all, but I can't see for the life of me why you...
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    Wadkin PK restoration finished (just about)

    Final bit completed today, the crown guard: Looking forward to making my first cut on it now ! Cheers, mark
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    Wadkin PK restoration finished (just about)

    I had ideas of incorporating a flip stop and making it bit more "jackified", but lack the facilties to really do it justice. It, s somewhat frustrating and I am keen to start teaching myself some metalworking to fill this gap. Next on my shopping list is a small lathe and a milling machine! I...
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    Wadkin PK restoration finished (just about)

    By the way, Adam ( Rileytoolworks) made the lovely handle on the side of the sliding table, so big thanks to him for helping realize my dream of getting this saw to look like this.
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