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    Pads for chair legs on wooden floors.

    What does anyone recommend for chair legs, to stop them from scratching a wood floor? In the past I've found pretty much all of the self adhesive felt pads fall off, I used to cut small disc of old tennis balls with a hollow punch, and glue the rubber substrate to the leg with CA. Surely there...
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    Stud wall

    I need to build a stud wall, 4 X 2 and plasterboard. I'm hoping that I can find a plasterer who can give me a seamless transition from the existing wall into the new one, a straight line if you will. Firstly, is this problematical? Will there be cracking over time, with seasonal movement or...
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    KGT500 dust extraction

    A long shot here, but... I have an old Elektra Beckum flip saw, KGT 500, and the dust extraction is practically non-existent. There's a take off on the blade guard, and that's it. I've been trying to find pictures of the EB solution, but no luck. Any forum members have such a thing?
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    Side mount casement stay

    https://www.restorationonline.com.au/side-mount-casement-stay-antique-copper-300mm I'm trying to find something like this, but without shipping from Oz, and preferably in black iron.
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    Fixed or sliding hinge for integrated fridge/freezer?

    Our kitchen units have inset doors with plain old butt hinges. We are planning on getting a new integrated fridge freezer, and I will attempt to make doors that match the other units. From what I've read, either fixed or sliding could work, but sliding look trickier to get right in terms of...
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    Looking for cornice moulding.

    I am hoping to find something to match the existing cornice in our kitchen. The kitchen was apparently bespoke made for the previous owners, but I doubt whoever made it ran the mouldings themselves, so I'm guessing it is available from somewhere. I will try to attach a bad drawing I made from a...
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    Glue trouble

    Yesterday I attempted to glue two 1.8m lengths of Douglas Fir, 18mm thick by about 200mm wide edge to edge with Everbuild 502. Just went out to the shed(after a good 16 hrs), and was able to fairly easily pull them apart. Now I'm wondering what went wrong. I don't think it was that cold in there...
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    Parkside wet and dry grinder

    Anyone have an opinion on the Parkside wet and dry grinder at Lidl from Sunday? I bought their grinder/belt grinder a couple of years ago, and was not impressed.
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    Kitchen pull-out question.

    We're doing a bit of low budget remodelling of our kitchen to include a proper size fridge/freezer, as the current fridge is tiny, and I have to get down on my hands and knees to rummage around for beer or vegetables. I hate that. The current fridge is an integrated thing, and the door matches...
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    Tuff Saws

    I sent an email to Ian jst before Christmas, but it was bounced. Anyone have any information?
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    Bike pump

    I have a pump that works pretty well, but the business end with the lever, that fits Schrader valves, is much too big to fit on the valve of my grandchildren's bikes. Is there some adapter or flexible adapter I can buy?
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    DIY decorative bargeboard.

    Anyone ever made their own decorative bargeboard? I'm thinking something simple, a scallop or two, maybe some round holes? Anything to take the focus away from the poor workmanship of the main structure!
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    Felt shingles? Any opinions?

    I'm still vacillating at the eleventh hour over roofing. WHile I'm almost sold on EPDM, I'm worried that it will not harmonise with waney edged larch cladding and the Cotswolds AONB environs. I think I prefer the look of felt shingles, even though I reckon they won't be any cheaper, when you add...
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    EPDM supplier

    Anyone have any suggestions re. good cheap EPDM supplier? Roof will be 4880 x a bit under 4800, so am I right in thinking 5m x 5m will suffice? I'm not quite sure how the edge trim goes on.
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    Some more questions re. shed

    I've got two thirds of the OSB3 floor down on my 3M x 4.5M shed, and now it's covered in a tarp and the weather seems set to rain for the next 40 days. I think I'm going to have to think about a tenting exercise, but don't really have enough space at one end for effective guy-rope angles and a...
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    Someone selling up.

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/375521550100919 Just came across this. I don't have space for any of this, but thought it might be of interest to someone(I have no connection with the seller).
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    Using window casements without frame in shed..

    Some time last year I acquired a couple of second-hand DG oak framed windows on eBay, thinking to use them in my shed. Now that I have PP, and have actually started, I think one of the window units is much too big to be of use in my rather small, 3M x 4.5M shed. I'm not a fan of windows behind...
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    Bench planing clamp.

    A while back there was a discussion about working without a vice, and someone posted a link to a Roy Underhill episode wherein he made a clamp like two single quote marks, such that when a plank was pushed between the tails, the bulbous parts of the quote marks gripped the plank. I've searched...
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    Supporting PIR between joists on projecting wood screws.

    I'm ducking as I write this, but could somebody gently explain why it would be such a heretical idea to drive in a couple of wood screws on all four sides at the bottom of my shed floor joists, rather than have to cut and fix 144 battens, just to support 100mm chunks of Celotex/Kingspan? :oops:
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    Shed wall stud spacing

    Having made a few cockups with my shed floor, I am hoping to do a bit better with the walls. The rockwool batts I can find seem to come in varied widths, but do any of them work with 45mm studs, spaced for 1220 x 2440 OSB inside sheathing? I am somewhat confused. 460mm batts would work with...