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    Sharpenning carving gouges

    I'll describe my technique I'm sure it can be adopted to other tools. I like gouges mostly square across the ends and I like a small inside bevel so I can use the tool upside down and clear the handle. maybe not essential for violins though. 1.push the edge into a white grinder. this results in...
  2. J

    How to prevent a garden deck sub-base from rotting

    make sure somehow that the wood is properly treated by whoever does it. raise it off the ground it will last.
  3. J

    Water based paint, airless sprayer and orange peel

    I would say don't be to disheartened if your first goes aren't like glass. you will find each stage adds to the overall effect. nearly all paint can appear slightly orangey when its wet. you are looking for this to flow out over the next few minutes. temp and humidity play a much more prevalent...
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    Water based paint, airless sprayer and orange peel

    sorry some misinformation there. a 310 tip is 30 degree spray angle with a 10 thou tip. 212 is 20 degree with 12 thou tip. the smallest I could see was 209. sorry
  5. J

    Water based paint, airless sprayer and orange peel

    Peters tip at 310 is a more sensible fan the 3 thou hole will be because the machine is a bit gutless. a decent airless can have a smaller tip hole
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    Water based paint, airless sprayer and orange peel

    is a 212 tip quite big. I think the numbers mean( I did a course with titan over 10 years ago) 2 thou tip with a 12 inch fan. if that's right no wonder it chucks paint out.
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    Water based paint, airless sprayer and orange peel

    try thinning a bit. I use an air assisted airless piston pump. same thing but with a bit of air to disperse the horns.( air powered though) some airless pumps are a bit weak (small)and can struggle with fine finishes a bit. but orange peel is not enough flow after the spraying. try a non water...
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    Timber choice for greenhouse and sheds

    screwfix do a water based preserver about £22 for 5 l. I spray it on twice with dry time. then it needs sealing otherwise it leaches out. making then spraying creates a barrier. whereas using pressure treated allows weak endgrain( unless well treated) coating wood has been the same process for...
  9. J

    hinge advice

    mount with the knuckle peeping around the edge and overlay the door it does give a tiny gap but nothing noticeable.
  10. J

    hinge advice

    I occasionally use flush hinges for what I think you want. not soft close fancy things but durable
  11. J

    arnold laver

    it's strange how people gravitate towards different styles of supplier. my ply man is a one man band his prices are superb and he will deliver for a fair price. he only does ply though quality specialist stuff(birch marine phenolic)? heaths are a small supplier but have some decent stuff. much...
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    Ash wood - suitability for outdoor projects (and what if it has dieback?)

    why not?he's asked how hes gonna use his cheap(to him) wood to make exterior stuff with. I'm not saying don't use it for inside stuff as a more suitable use. has anybody ever had Ash pressure treated?
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    arnold laver

    my local timber yard(hymor) has just been brought out by these. has anyone got any experience with them? what benefits will they bring? hymor I've always found good but overpriced at my level. and a bit awkward to buy from. as an example I phoned the other week asking about there prices of...
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    Ash wood - suitability for outdoor projects (and what if it has dieback?)

    if I had lots of it I would dip it in preserver or even pay to have it treated( after sawing and drying) and make whatever you want. it would still last longer than b and q green wood!
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    Howdens Joinery prices?

    do howdens need a reason to up their prices. also they seem to employ drones on the counter. hate them with a passion. glad I don't fit kitchens as I would have to deal with them. they are 100 yards up the road. if you can't get it cheaper your just not trying.
  16. J

    No table saw, am I missing out?

    I simply love my table saw its a dw746 I brought it secondhand years ago. I reckon high quality american style saws are a revelation esp to people using compact stuff. to give an idea of the general quality of saws in the US many many people complained the 746 was not high quality and a bit...
  17. J

    Adirondack chairs

    it doesn't need to be bone dry just dry enough to machine.its very soft and easy to chop up.
  18. J

    Adirondack chairs

    I get larch cut up and green from a local circular sawmill. inch planks take a few months to dry this time of year. it's a bit soft and knotty but pretty decent. Douglas fir would make a lovely chair.
  19. J

    Adirondack chairs

    what I will say is I showed the guys that work around me the chair and they were billing and cooing. usually I'll make something much trickier ( after all its only screwed together) and they don't give it a second look or even acknowledge its OK. that's the old grey whistle test of woodworking...
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    Adirondack chairs

    it's interesting that a seemingly simple set design has so so many variations even of basic structure. that chair is remarkably crisp and well finished by the way.
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