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  1. wobblycogs

    Dealing with rough sawn timber that has a bow

    Yeah, I've considered that and if I had a handsaw I'd definitely do it. Best I can muster is a circular saw from both sides and then finish the middle off by hand.
  2. wobblycogs

    Dealing with rough sawn timber that has a bow

    The door is in a new extension. The design is to match other doors and windows in the house. The reason it won't ever get used is because it's from my workshop to the patio. I had it added to the plans thinking that I could move equipment in and out more easily but in all honesty now I'm in the...
  3. wobblycogs

    Dealing with rough sawn timber that has a bow

    Yeah, the door is for our house. As it's external I'd have to get the drawings updated and go back to planning and listed building for modified consent which is likely to take weeks. Right now this door is the only thing between us and final sign off which is something that I'd really like to...
  4. wobblycogs

    Dealing with rough sawn timber that has a bow

    Some very good points. I don't think storage will have been an issue as it comes from a big reputable dealer. At this point I've got basically nothing to lose by flattening it and seeing what happens as I've already made a sled and mounted the board. If nothing else it'll be an interesting...
  5. wobblycogs

    Dealing with rough sawn timber that has a bow

    Thanks guys, Ideally I would use / buy a different piece of timber but that's not an option at the moment as I need to get this done and I don't have any other suitably sized timber to hand. It'll probably move a little after planning but I think I can deal with a few mm of bow once it's to...
  6. 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...
  7. wobblycogs

    Glue Gun Recommendation

    Op here, yeah, I'm sorted thanks :D As I mentioned in an earlier post I went for an Arrow TR550. I've put a few bags of glue sticks though it over the years and it's held up fine with no sign it's going to break anytime soon. I'd probably buy another if it broke.
  8. wobblycogs

    White gloss spray finish - total spraying beginner

    A quick follow up for those interested... Thanks to all for the great advice it really helped me get a good start on my search for the right spray system. After watching Peters video series on the Graco I nearly hit the buy button but after looking around some more I finally settled on the a...
  9. wobblycogs

    White gloss spray finish - total spraying beginner

    Thanks to all for the great information, certainly enough to get me started. I'm just sitting down to watch the rest of Peter's videos with a cuppa. I won't be using the equipment very often and the clean up doesn't look like fun but I think over it's lifetime it'll pay for itself. Worst case...
  10. wobblycogs

    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...
  11. wobblycogs

    Cupped worktop fixing

    I specifically bought a piece without finish as I didn't want any potentially sticky finish. The underside won't have completely free air but it'll certainly get some air flow.
  12. wobblycogs

    Cupped worktop fixing

    Yeah, I'm kicking myself for form over function. All along I'd planned on using an old length of chipboard laminate I've got lying around and then my eyes were drawn to a cheap bit of beech "that'll look great" I thought #-o
  13. wobblycogs

    Cupped worktop fixing

    It is flipped over now, time to get on with something else for a couple of weeks. If I can get the cupping down to 1mm in the end I'll plane the top flat. Currently under the clamps the cupping is <0.5mm in the worst spot which I'd probably just live with.
  14. wobblycogs

    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...
  15. wobblycogs

    Drawing or painting under french polish

    Brilliant, thanks for all the help. I think I'm going to have to buy some stringing (or thick veneer) as I don't currently have a bandsaw. As long as it's a contrasting colour though I don't really mind what timber it is.
  16. wobblycogs

    Drawing or painting under french polish

    I couldn't wait for proper tools to turn up so I went away and made myself a scratch awl. Many moons ago, when I used to post around these parts more often, a generous forum member sent me a few lengths of old bandsaw blade. Turns out they were 1mm thick so perfect for what I need. I initially...
  17. wobblycogs

    Drawing or painting under french polish

    That looks really good. A simple solution to the problem as well.
  18. wobblycogs

    Drawing or painting under french polish

    Looks like I'm going to be learning some new skills :-) I've made a fair number of things but most of what I've built so far has been, shall we say, functional or perhaps robust. I think I can work accurately enough though. After much searching I eventually found a 1/4" to 1/8" collet adaptor...
  19. wobblycogs

    Drawing or painting under french polish

    Once I've got the grooves I'll probably try inlay initially as Custard suggested. If that doesn't work then something like oil paint or enamel will be the next on the list, probably black milliput (as suggested by Spacecadett). Out of interest anyone know where I could get a 1/8" to 1/4"...
  20. wobblycogs

    Drawing or painting under french polish

    I want to make sure I win :D . I think my router is probably a bit big for the job but I've been meaning to get a palm router for a while so this is a good excuse to splash out. Looks like circuit board end mills can be had cheaply on ebay and at 1.1mm they are pretty much the perfect size.
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