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    screws for chipboard and mdf

    thanks all the black powerdrive screws at screwfix seem to be the ones i am after, i found some in local diy shop but they were refered too as cabinate screws,
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    screws for chipboard and mdf

    hi all i was making a draw to sit under my workbench using offcuts of melamine faced chipboard, just buttjointed using glue and zinc coated chipboard screws 4mmX40, found the scews did not grip well in chipboard, i had some black screws that originally came supplied with an old kitchen unit ...
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    getting a square cut on ends of floorboards/

    thanks all for replies the wickes mitre saw is a manual vertion. i have been meaning to finish off boarding my loft for quite some time, as i got the oak flooring for nothing, and i needed a few items anyway have ordered a powered compound mitre saw from screwfix at £40 which should make...
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    getting a square cut on ends of floorboards/

    hi all i was given some oak tounge and groove flooring 4"x3/4" which a neibour thought might be suitable for my kitchen floor, decided flooring did not suite my kitchen style, so wish to lay the flooring in my loft. as loft flooring joists are 500mm and 700mm spacings , and oak flooring...
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    book suggestions for inbuilt wardrobes and storage cabinet

    hello all after watching a program on sky called conversion where a house was being converted into flats, the carpenter constructed some wall units out of plain mdf with hinged doors running nearly the full height of floor to ceiling, and virtually the full width of the room, although i...
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    ugrading my router fence/

    thanks all for advice, featherboard was incorrectly fitted so not helping matters. i have considered making a diy router table larger than the charnwood,for one thing the mitre guage slot is about 15mm and the supplied guage is a bit naff , it seems standard m/gauges slots are 3/4" however...
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    ugrading my router fence/

    hi all find my charnwood router fence could do with some improvements, so looking for suggestions. fence is fixed to a aluminium L shaped angle with single screw. i find in practise outfeed fence tends to rise up and down in use ,and both sides do not stay parellel. the fence faces are just...
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    how to route a mock door panel feature

    thanks all engineer one and mailee i can see how making a template would give simular rectangles etc. mailee i can follow your methode of making template ,using non bearing cutter and guide bush for making a mock panel in an existing plain door, or a new door that one wishes to make. what i...
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    how to route a mock door panel feature

    hi all if for example i have a plain interior door , and wish to add a decorative feature. so giving the appearance of a raised panel or simular enhancement, in theory i could purchase some 6mm mdf , make a rectangular or square appeture .cut appeture with jigsaw.possible route using a...
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    fence info for hitachi c10 ra saw table

    hi all i retrived a hitachi c10 ra table saw from a neighbours skip, and am assured it works ok ,though have not tried it yet. however there is no fence with the saw ,so i need some suggestions on making a diy fence, looking at the saw table top its a bit baffaling how the fence actualy...
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    are there differant quality grades of mdf

    thanks jake will have another look in local b&Q re medite mdf
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    are there differant quality grades of mdf

    thanks all you have confirmed my suspicions on the grades of mdf that are avaliable, i find that what i have does indeed give a (fluffy ) edge, and does not appear to be as dence in structure as my examples, fire place surround. i live in watford ,hertfordshire ,but have no transport to be...
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    are there differant quality grades of mdf

    hi all some time ago i purchased a fire surround from b&Q , as far as i can tell this is made from mdf, the surround has some fairly intricate routing all joints near nigh perfect. having purchased a sheet of mdf from b&Q 12mm thick i believe , used some offcuts with my modest router...
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    getting a true/square edge on a router table

    hi i am having a go at making a jig, using an off cut of laminate mdf flooring about 6mm thick. i set up router table fence with the 1/2" straight cutter just proud of the fence and proceeded to pass the mdf through a couple of times. i ended up with a bow in the middle of the mdf , rather...
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    how to route small circles trend t3

    hi all found this today re jasper jigs in the uk from wood workers workshop. 200 jig = £31.95 300 =£ 41.95 400= £21.95 including vat carriage £5
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