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    Edge Clamps

    Hello all, Have any of you folks got recommendations on which edge clamps to buy for worktop edging? I need them specifically for the thick abs edging, but will use them in the future for other bits as well. I normally use Bessey' but as they're not going to be used that often I don't really...
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    Has anyone got any experience with the thinner laminate tops

    Hello all, Has anyone got any experience with the thinner laminate tops (12mm to 20 odd mm or so), what are they like in the flesh? Trying to provide a more contemporary look without the price of solid surface or granite and this seems to fit the bill. But never actually used them myself...
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    Anyone used Klug Pocket Door kit?

    Hello all, Has anyone used aforementioned pocket hole door system? Anyone got any better alternatives? This Geezer Thanks in advance knowledgeable people. Cheers _Dan
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    Built in kitchen extractor into custom canopy.

    Hello all, I'm building a canopy over a "range style electric cooker" in a kitchen I'm installing soon. I've been looking at this integrated type with the mesh over the fan here, and then saw that it may be a better idea to have the fan activated from nearer to the worktop, with a separate...
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    Oil oak before decorator is in, or after?

    Hello all, Quick query... We've installed some oak beams in a barn conversion we are on. Uprights holding up the horizontals and then gallows brackets to complete the look. Using hard wax oil on it all. Question is, is it best to finish them before the decorator is in then get him to stick...
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    Help with insulating chipboard flooring

    Hello all, I am trying to find out the most cost effective way to insulate a chipboard floor. So it's an existing chipboard floor that has been nailed down and there's no way of getting it back up without destroying it. It's the first floor and below is a carport/ garage, which is acting as a...
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    Oak bed design/construction...

    Hello folks, So, basically I am after suggestions on the construction of an oak bed I will be making. I would rather use traditional joinery methods such as a mortice and tenon to connect the rails to the head and foot. So I was thinking about a drawbored mortice and tenon, but with a metal...
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    Timber merchants, Peak District area...

    Hello all, Does anyone know of any decent timber merchants in or near the Peak District? A small, preferably family run business would be my preference. Don't mind travelling a while for the right place. Thanks in advance. _Dan.
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    Autofeed screwgun...

    Hello all, I'm a general builder/ joiner and need a drywall screwgun that will do a fair amount of work. I'm after advice/ reviews on autofeed screwguns. Have used Makita ones before (albeit slightly well travelled ones) and the screw kept getting jammed in the metal guide on the front, more...
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    Heat proof finish for Birch Ply...

    Ay up folks, I was in need of an ironing board, so made one in a surfboard-esque shape out of some Birch Play I had in the 'shop. But having a cover over the top of it is really spoiling the look of it. Can anyone recommend a heat-proof finish I can use on it? I know technically this should be...
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    Where do you get your hinges from?

    Ay up folks, Just in the process of making a rustic pine cupboard for a relative, not my cup of tea, although I've warmed to the style a bit more than when I began doing it. I was wondering where you would get hardware for such a thing? It's pretty poor yellow pine, with subtle but large knots...
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    Anyone know of any vintage knife forums?

    Ay up folks, After clearing out and sorting through some of my Grandads old tools I have a No. 16 Gussstahl Cleaver that I want to flog. It's similar to this one here on Ebay, in a similar condition except the ferule is a bit wonky. Does anyone know of any knife forums that I'll be able to sell...
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    What height for a desk?

    Ay up folks, I've got some Oak I've been saving for some desk legs, I have a nice piece of toughened glass that I'm going to be using for the top. My question is, what height is the average desk going to be @? I don't have a desk chair as yet, but I have some time to get this done now and then...
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    Anyone got a User Manual for a Scheppach Basato-1 Bandsaw?

    Hello all, I'm after a user manual for a Scheppach Basato-1 Bandsaw. It's not for me, it's for Neil aka Nellieboy, I have asked NMA for one to be emailed to me in a .PDF, I'm sure they've done it in the past when I wanted a manual for my Scheppach TS4010, but perhaps I'm mistaken as they now...
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    Pivot Hinge Help...

    Hello folks, I need a hinge similar to this one, or one that does the same job, but ideally in metal as opposed to Nylon. http://www.icarusmodels.com/index.php?m ... cts_id=594 Basically I'm making a little balance bike for my daughter for Christmas (I'll post an an image if it's more help)...
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    Painting on render... how long-a-wait?

    Ay up folks, As the title of this thread so cryptically suggests, I need to know how long can I leave render before I paint it? I've rendered a retaining wall in the garden, it's been up about 2 weeks. I'm using Dulux Weathershield. What, if any would be the issue if I painted it too early? I...
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    Who knows about a small Solar PV panel system?

    Ay up folks, I'm just wondering roughly how much it would cost to buy this following system... I'm planning (sometime in the near or distant future) to have installed a small solar PV panel that will run an electric underfloor heating system situated below 12mm engineered Oak flooring. This is...
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    Windows 7, products key palava...

    Hello folks, I bought an acer laptop (Aspire 7736) just over a year ago now, and when it was under warranty I sent it back because there was an issue with the PSU. They replaced it no meither except being without it for a week. Then after 30 days I was asked to validate/ or authenticate my...
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    Do you know where your first aid kit is?

    Hello folks, I recently bought a couple of new first aid kits, I thought they were in an obvious place. But when it came to slicing 1/3rd of the way through my finger today I had no idea, I found them, after losing a nice amount of blood, in the router table behind a box of bits! I used to...
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    Wood I.D...

    Hello folks, Quick wood I.D please, got these F.O.C, 4 of 36", 4"x2"'s. I'm thinking Iroko, what d'ust reckon? Here's a small piece planed: Cheers _Dan
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