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  1. wobblycogs

    Dealing with rough sawn timber that has a bow

    Hi, I'm building a couple of doors and one of the pieces of timber that I'll be using for a stile has a bit of a bow in it. The timber is 54mm thick rough sawn meranti and I need to get a 44mm thick stile out of it, the bow is about 9mm over the 2m length of the stile! On paper at least the...
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    White gloss spray finish - total spraying beginner

    Hi, I'm in the process of making a number of new windows for our house, the joinery is going well but I'm getting close to the part of the job I'm really not looking forward to, painting. Last time I built a batch of windows hand applying the paint took nearly as long as building the windows...
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    Cupped worktop fixing

    Hi, I'm currently building a router table and to make life difficult for myself I've decided to use a piece of beech worktop for the table. After delivery of the worktop I unwrapped it and stored it on the workbench for a couple of weeks to acclimatise to the workshop. What I didn't think of at...
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    Drawing or painting under french polish

    I'm planning on making a Go board (goban) so that I can use it as a practice piece to learn how to french polish. A Go board is just a flat piece of timber with a grid drawn on it. A full sized board is 19x19 squares but I'm planning on making a 13x13 (with 9x9 on the reverse) for learning the...
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    Dust Extraction Ducting

    Hi guys, I'm just starting to fit out my new workshop and I'm thinking of putting in some ducting for dust extraction. At the sucking end I'll have a Record Power DX4000 which has a 100mm connection - it's a bit of a compromise dust extractor as it does reasonable volume (380m^3/hr) but can...
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    New Workshop Floor

    The builders are just finishing my new workshop (at last) and I'm trying to decide what to do with the floor. What I have right now is a trowel finished concrete slab. It's a reasonably good finish but I suspect, like most concrete floors, it'll be dusty. Does any one here have experience with...
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    Paint for new sash windows

    I've just finished building my first sash windows :D and now comes the bit I don't enjoy so much, painting. As I've put in a lot of hours building the windows I'd obviously like them to last so I want to go with a decent selection of paints that will give me a few years before I need to rub...
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    Sander choices, Mirka / Festool / Other

    I'm in the market for my first decent sander and I can't decide between them. The plan is for the sander to live mainly in the workshop where it'll eat all manner of different types of wood at various levels of roughness from gnarly to rubbing down for the final finish. With any luck there's a...
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    Muntins, which one is solid?

    I'm designing some new sash windows and I've got a dilemma. Each sash is 2x2 so it's got a horizontal and vertical muntin. Since I don't plan on trying any fancy half lapping that means either the vertical or horizontal will have to be M&T'ed in at the middle. The question is which muntin is the...
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    Build, Buy or Restore

    Hi folks, not been around these parts for a while but I see there are a few names I still recognize, hope everyone is keeping well. Anyway, the title for this post is quite apt as I have a project where all three options are a possibility. We're looking at rebuilding an extension and the quote...
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    Workbench Size

    Hi everyone, I'm in the process of designing the layout for my new home workshop which will hopefully be built towards the end of summer. I've got a SketchUp plan of it and I've thrown a few bits in there to see how they fit but the workbench is making me think. The bench I'm using at the...
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    Mould Making

    Hi everyone, not been around for a while hope everyone is doing well. Anyway, getting to the point, my dear old mum needs hard plastic inserts in her shoes to correct a problem with her feet. She has one pair of inserts but another pair would be £300+. While you can certainly live with just...
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    Winter Project Ideas

    Normally I wouldn't have a problem like this but for some reason this year the inspiration just isn't coming so hopefully someone can help me out... For the last few years I've ended up taking most of my annual leave around Christmas and this year is no exception. Rather than spend the time...
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    Old Rim Lock?

    Part of my never ending quest to turn our building site into a home has been to fix up the numerous doors. Quite a few of the doors have or had rim locks some of which I suspected were fairly old. Over the years they've suffered abuse and the innards have been removed so I've binned them. The...
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    Wobblycogs Workshop Build

    We've are just embarking on the road of having an extension built which will include a garage that I'll be using as a workshop and I was wondering if anyone would be interested in a WIP thread. I'm also going to be covering the build in detail on my site...
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    Glue Gun Recommendation

    I wonder if anyone could recommend a decent (hot melt) glue gun. I've not used one since I was at school which was a long time ago go so I'm sure they've come on since then. Any things to look out for would be good e.g. don't buy x brand because the glues impossible to find and that sort of...
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    Cat5 Joint

    I've got a slightly unusual telephone wiring problem and I'm wondering if anyone has a good solution. Our phone line comes in on the ground floor in the hall but I need the ADSL router (the only thing on the line) in the office which is two floors up. Since there was no simple direct route...
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    Bent wood forms

    I came across this the other day http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-form-curved-furniture-without-molds-Part-1/. Only part one is up at the moment but you can already see where the idea is going. Will take a while to cut on a CNC but the results will be interesting. Actually I don't see why...
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    Moulding Supplier

    Hi, I'm fixing up a doorway in our tumble down house due to some bodge it and scarper modifications the original moulding on doorway is long gone and had been placed with the ubiquitous modern skirting board half round stuff. I would like to replace with with moulding that is more in keeping...
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    Very cheap floor covering

    We have some people coming to our house soon and it's important that we make a good impression. Unfortunately, at the moment we have no floor coverings and the floorboards are liberally splattered with glue, plaster and paint from the renovation works. I've tried cleaning the floorboards up...
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