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  1. AndyBoyd

    best dust mask and goggles combo?

    I always have struggled to get a goggles/safety glasses and dust mask combo that does not mist up Any suggestions anyone? thanks Andy
  2. AndyBoyd

    Brass Kitchen Door Treatment?

    I have used treatments in the past to make shiny brass look old but it just turns it all dark brown and then you then treat it with Jade Oil to stop the treatment going further. But here I'd like to mimic that random mottled effect if possible
  3. AndyBoyd

    Brass Kitchen Door Treatment?

    We have a house in France we are rennovating to retire to and a new kitchen is in the plan (actually everyting is in the plan from all new floors/electric/windows etc etc) But we are now thinking about the Kitchen We will probably use an IKEA base unit design of one central island with all the...
  4. AndyBoyd

    Aquamac 21 Door seal

    thanks
  5. AndyBoyd

    Aquamac 21 Door seal

    I was lucky enough to find the router bit to install the aquamac 21 door seal on ebay for a fiver. But I am struggling to find a good drawing/description on exactly where the routed groove goes to seal an new external door and frame I will make...
  6. AndyBoyd

    Making Windows

    My motivation is just to do it myself, I'm under no illusions over any cost savings here, yes I will copy what we have in the house already but with modern locks and seals etc, plus triple glazing (The house in the Chartreuse Mountains) thanks for all the tips everyone much appreciated and...
  7. AndyBoyd

    Making Windows

    I am in the process of buying a house in France, and I will slowly renovate it, doing and learning to do all but the structural jobs myself. I am beginning to think about the windows. They are typical French (both sides open inwards to the house with 3 pieces of glass each side, behind...
  8. AndyBoyd

    Help Nick

    Why not, like me, support Nick Gibbs as he recovers from his accident by taking out a year sub to his new magazine Living Woods http://www.living-woods.com/subscriptions/
  9. AndyBoyd

    Warped solid wood door

    Hi For my tree carved cabinet project made out of european soft maple, the two doors I have made (1m20 x 40cm each) but now one has warped. (about 20mm with also a twist) Before I embarque on making another I was wondering would i be able to steam bend it back, and if i did would it stay. I have...
  10. AndyBoyd

    sharpening fancy scrapers

    ah I see , good call GazPal I'll try that - thanks
  11. AndyBoyd

    sharpening fancy scrapers

    I am in the process (rather a long one I must admit :oops: ) of making a tall kitchen cabinet inspired by the work of Duncan Gowdy. http://duncangowdy.com/artwork/2541431_ ... Panel.html Mine is a 2.2m tall, 1m wide cabinet with 3 lower drawers and 2 doors, and the branches are painted black...
  12. AndyBoyd

    hand applied gel varnish

    I'll keep you posted
  13. AndyBoyd

    hand applied gel varnish

    some US base friends have found a FEDEX flammable good courier service, which is not too expensive so i will stock up thanks for the replies though much appreciated
  14. AndyBoyd

    hand applied gel varnish

    I am in shock, but let me back track a little. I worked in the states for a while and whilst there discovered Bartley Gel Varnish - Satin. It's wonderfully easy to apply and lasts a long time in the tin. Upon returning to Europe I found a hardware store in Philidelphia, Killians, who would ship...
  15. AndyBoyd

    An upcoming trip to Japan

    thanks Tony
  16. AndyBoyd

    An upcoming trip to Japan

    Hi Jacob, this will be my 10th or so visit and each time my business hosts have done the temples etc to death with me so this time it's chisel makers, plane makers etc for me this time ;)
  17. AndyBoyd

    An upcoming trip to Japan

    thanks
  18. AndyBoyd

    An upcoming trip to Japan

    I am fortunate enough to be visiting Japan (Tokyo and Kyoto ) in a few months time and unlike my previous trips which were for business this one is for pleasure so I can arrange the itinerary Just looking for suggestions of visits that can be arranged to some of the fine tool makers that are...
  19. AndyBoyd

    an insulated door panel idea

    thanks Dibs, good call
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