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    Gap filling adhesive advice

    HI All, I am hoping you could please advise? I have been asked to glue and rehang a door that has split at the bottom hinge area. It is quite a large split resulting in the hinge screws having no purchase on the timber, thus preventing the door from closing correctly. I am pretty sure that it...
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    Glueing Veneer Christmas Cards. (Experiment)

    Hi all, I was wondering if anyone could please advise? Bit of a random enquiry, and I hope it is in the correct topic forum. I am planning to make several personalised Christmas cards using 2 pairs of veneers to act as the front and back of the card, with a fabric or wide ribbon glued between...
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    Where can I buy small countersunk brass screws??

    HI all, I was wondering if anyone could please advise ? I am attempting to source a quantity of 5mm, 0 gauge countersunk brass or brass effect wood screws and for the life of me cannot find anything anywhere. I would ideally need a slotted screw, but pozi or phillips would do the job. I have...
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    Polyurethane finished table top finish advice

    Hi all, I am a woodworking hobbyist I was wondering if anyone could please advise? I have recently started in a new place of employment, where there are 6 or 7 boardroom tables that were recoated several years ago by the handyman. I am very sure it is a PU varnish, and it seems to have been...
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    Water mark removal advice

    Hi all, I have been asked to try and save a boardroom table at my town's football club. (they aren't exactly Premier League and money is tight at the moment). I am sure it has a polyurethane finish which is in quite a bad state as you can see in the photo. I really dont want to attempt to remove...
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    Natural dyes????

    Hi I am in the final stages of making a chess board/box and intend to glue a beading around the base of the box, but the beading I have is far too light/white for the project. I would ideally want the bead to be a walnut(ish) colour, but dont have any dye that would do the job and was wondering...
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    Tesa or veneer tape??

    Hi all, I am just about to start making a chess board/box and intend veneering the actual board with what I think is Masur Birch and what I know is Burr Walnut. In the past I have always used veneer tape to construct Marquetry pictures and Parquetry design prior to gluing, but often find that...
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    Workzone / Parkside feedback

    Hi all, I was wondering if anyone could advise on Workzone or Parkside cordless power tools from Lidl/Aldi. I do own quality Makita and De Walt drills etc, but have recently started a new job, and dont really want to take these items into work, as there is a past history of tools 'going...
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    Veneer Storage

    Hi A would like a bit of advice if you please? I am a hobbyist, making relatively small items, and in the main use veneers to decorate items such as jewellry boxes, Marquetry pictures etc. I have recently boarded my loft with the intention of making it into a small workshop, the goal being I...
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    Sanding disc advice.

    Hi I recently bought a small Lidl disc sander, which is OK for my needs. The supplied 125mm discs are adhesive backed, but I find this system not very user friendly and would like to use a hook and loop system. I have bought a selection of hook and loop sanding discs, but need an adhesive...
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    Coloured filler???

    I was wondering if anyone could please share their wealth of knowledge and experience? I am currently making a number of marquetry pictures using both natural and coloured veneers. (Red, blue, yellow, turquoise, purple and other) I was wondering if there ia a neutral filler on the market that...
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    .22 bicycle gun.

    I was wondering if anyone could shed any light on bicycle guns? I have just been given a circa 1940 one, (with no intent to fire it) and was wondering what they were used for and if they are actually legal? It apparently has a .22 bore, is about 100mm in length and 80mm high. It holds just one...
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    Veneer tape residue

    Hi I would like to glean your knowledge and experience if I may. I am a hobbyist & work mainly with veneers, creating parquetry designs, and thus use alot of veneer tape. Over the last couple of days I have glued a multi coloured dyed veneer design to a jewellery box lid and when It came to...
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    Which small Mitre square???

    Any suggestions regarding a good small Mitre Square would be greatly appreciated. I generally work with veneer on small scale projects & have been using a small Marples square, but unfortunately it has lost its accuracy. ( I may have dropped it at some stage :| ) I have done a bit of research...
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    Veneer gluing failure.

    Hi I have just glued a marquetry image to a box lid, which I have done dozens of time previously with no problems, but this time I have failed for some reason :( .( Maybe too much adhesive??) I am using PVA, as usual, but on this attempt the veneer hasn't adhered to the substrate and has left a...
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    How to stop veneer sliding/moving when gluing??

    Hi Could anyone please advise or give me tips on how to ensure a leaf of veneer doesn't slide out of place when gluing up. I have a smallish (bit bigger tha A4) size leaf of veneer, with a marquetry motif positioned in the centre of it and want to glue it to a box lid, using clamps, but dont...
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    Maker's Mark?

    I bought a few chisels at a car boot last weekend, which included a couple of Sorby, Stormont & Buck Bros. All of which are clearly marked with the maker's name. I also acquired a bevel edge chisel, and was wondering if anyone could identify the Maker's Mark on it from the photos I have...
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    Thinning water based lacquer for airbrushing

    I have recently bought a small airbrush (0.5mm) and compressor with the ambition of acheiving a good streak free finish on my small projects. I am completely new to airbrushing, and was wondering if anyone could could advise on how to determine the dilution ratio when using a water based...
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    Paint gun & compressor suggestions/advice

    I am considering buying a paint gun and compressor and am sure you could advise me well. I am a hobbyist & generally make small items, such as jewellry boxes and marquetry pictures, which i normally finish with a brush and water based lacquer/varnish with pretty good results, (although quite...
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    Cutting gauge recommendations

    Hi I have been asked what I want for Christmas, and decided that a cutting gauge would be handy. I made one several years ago, which works in the main, but I wouldn't mind a proper one. I am aware that Marples do one, but was wondering if anyone had any recommendations? I will mainly be using...
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