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    Jet 10-20 Plus drum sander for sale ( Now Sold)

    Now sold (sorry John)
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    Jet 10-20 Plus drum sander for sale ( Now Sold)

    Someone is coming to view on Saturday afternoon, will post an update on this thread after that. Thanks for your interest. Steve
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    Jet 10-20 Plus drum sander for sale ( Now Sold)

    Still available. PM me and we can make arrangements. Thanks Steve
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    Jet 10-20 Plus drum sander for sale ( Now Sold)

    Downsized house twice and this is this is the last of my large workshop machines to go due to lack of space. Hobby use only - I bought this for a couple of projects a few years ago and it hasn't been used much since. It comes with the optional Jet leg stand, currently with a homemade wooden base...
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    FLB-brace angle / positioning

    For (large) garden gates with FLB construction, what is the ideal angle for the brace to be at? I've seen a couple of posts saying not to exceed 45 degrees, but I'm not sure why. Does that mean 45degrees is "best"? Also, a few posts say it is good practice to inset the brace 50mm or so away...
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    Strongest tenons on gates

    The overall size is a bit of a concern - total area is 3m x2m. The gates are under a carport, house to one side, fence to the other and set back about 2m from the opening so fairly sheltered, but a wind hitting it directly head on will have an effect. Hopefully it won't be more than rattling...
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    Strongest tenons on gates

    Hi Olly I know what you mean but I'm pretty much tied to T&G or at least rebated 4x1 made to look like T&G as they have to match other nearby doors. Steve
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    Strongest tenons on gates

    Robin I hadn't realised 1 draw dowel would be ok for a 100mm tenon (which is about what mine will be). I think I've seen a post elsewhere that suggested a stress relief hole at the base of the kerf cut isn't necessary in softwood (Steve Maskery?) but I wasn't sure. Thanks for the help Steve
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    Strongest tenons on gates

    Thanks for the quick reply Robin Good tips for the wedging. I hadn't thought about moisture content, but the timber is in the garage and the gates will actually be under a carport so not exposed to rain. Hopefully there won't be too much movement after fitting. Do you think 4 holes would...
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    Strongest tenons on gates

    Evening All I'm just at the planning stage for a new set of gates for the side of the house. One will need to be 1m wide and one 2m wide. They need to be about 2m tall, so the larger gate will be almost 2m square, which is pretty big so will need strong joints (as well as 3 rails, braces etc)...
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    Protecting ash bodywork on Morris Minors

    Thanks Mignal That sounds logical. I was planning (if I get one) to do just that, with masking tape and cardboard for protection. Thanks for the tips on the best varnish to use. So, to sum up the replies so far: :wink: Oil is good. So is varnish, especially the good ones. Alternatively, buy...
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    Protecting ash bodywork on Morris Minors

    Varnishing is the traditional way, but it means rubbing down right next to where the painted panels join the wood frame. The chance of scratching is quite high - that's why I was wondering about oil rather than varnish. I've even seen examples where the glass has been scratched when the wood...
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    Protecting ash bodywork on Morris Minors

    Morgan cars! I never thought of that. Actually, there is a Morgan dealer where I live in Southport. I might give them a ring tomorrow and see what they say. Cheers Steve
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    Protecting ash bodywork on Morris Minors

    Yes I know. Beautiful, but high maintenance :wink: A replacement frame including fitting is about £2500 + vat :shock: All the more reason to maintain it well. Or, just go for a saloon! Cheers Steve
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    Protecting ash bodywork on Morris Minors

    Thanks for the replies - and the link to the external danish oil. I'm more interested in keeping the wood in good condition rather than any particular "look". Oil sounds like the best way to go. cheers Steve
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