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    Another day, another ticket!

    Yep, you guessed it, another parking ticket. This time it one issued on private land by one of the new parking management companies. There were plenty of signs up warning of the parking rules and not following them exactly resulted in the ticket! It was a sunday and the carpark was almost...
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    Dresser Help

    Good folks of the forum, My next home project is going to be a pine welsh dresser. Something along the lines of the drawing (one I did earlier!). The bottom dog kennel part is for.......the dog! The upper part is glass fronted, over a space so the doors aviod clutter on the cabinet top...
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    Bending Steel Tubes?

    Anyone know ought about bending steel tube? I have crack-pot idea which will involve bending some circa 40 dia 2mm wall steel tube into 90 deg radius. Anyone have experience here? I see a pipe bender can be bought cheaply enough, I just wonder if they are any good? I'd rather keep all the...
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    Vac forming??

    Anyone into vac forming plastic? or know anyone who is? or some web resources? I have to make some large drip trays for a project. I am hoping to make up a pattern myself and form the trays (I need loads) in my workshop. The theory seems easy, hot plastic, pattern, suction. That easy? Any...
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    Noddy Router Table (A top question)

    Eve'nin All, Here's a part built router table I'm currently working on. http://uk.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/samuel ... pg&.src=ph Wheels, small draw fronts, bottom draw, electrics and top to add yet. I read a post lately suggesting kitchen work top might bow in service. I have a suitable...
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    How long for an Edge?

    Good folks of the forum, Recently moved over to using more hardwoods now my furniture making skills are passable enough to deserve it! I am finding the edge on my tools is lasting a very short space of time. In particular my hand plane blade, a stanley (rubbish I know!) is only lasting a few...
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    Book buying advice please.

    I have some book vouchers to use up :D and before I take the plunge on books I've never seen, can anyone recommend any books on the following topics? Bandsaws: "the bandsaw book" and "Band saw handbook" seem readily available. Any difference :?: Thicknesser: Any recomendations? Shaker...
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    Support Stand / Trolley?

    All recovered from the Chrimbo I hope! The problem: Not a new one. I have a support stand for supporting long boards exiting the p/t etc. The trouble is, it has no weight about it, and moves about when in use (making the legs "close" slighly causing the roller hight to increase) :twisted: ...
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    PVA GLUE GONE WHITE?

    I have a stash of PVA glue which I bought in bulk a year or more ago. Its the waterproof stuff "everbuild brand" I think. All was well last time I used any from the tub, but recently I noticed it has stopped drying clear as before, and has a dusty apearance when dry now. Its possible that it...
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    Heads-up. French mistake at Wickes????

    The story starts with me going to Wickes this morning to get one plaster bead to finish a job (thats the last time I underestimate on a job- but thats another story). Whilst passing the internal doors I notice some alarming prices!!!!! HARDWOOD internal GLAZED french doors at £19.97 a pair...
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    Renovating Sliding Sash Windows?

    I'm restoring a Victorian House at present and in order to retain the original Victorian facade I want to restore / upgrade the sliding sash windows. Unfortunately the windows at the rear of the house will have to be replaced with tilt-and-turn to meet the new fire exit regs. Anyone know of a...
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    Tilt and Turn Window Hardware?

    Anyone know of a supplier of hinges / locks etc for tilt and turn windows? These would need to suit timber frames. Cheers in advance. Sam
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    Thicknesser Help Please

    I would be grateful if the "been there done that" among us could help with this one. The dilema: I need to convert rough sawn timber into useable wood for general joinery work. I have a good shop bandsaw for dimensioning but no good planes / planer. I have around 250-350 quid to spend on...
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    Metabo KS66 (and family)

    Have had this circular saw for a while now and had chance to put it to good test, here's my thoughts should anyone be in the market for a decent saw. KS66 features. Very solid base plate, adjustment mechanism, and twin locking tilt feature. Adjustable vertical stop. Smooth blade guard. Thin...
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    New SIP Cast Iron Sawbench

    Hi, Just a quick note to anyone about to buy a new sawbench for around £500. It seems SIP have just launched / are about to launch a new cast iron saw table. My local dealer has just received one so I had a quick look. Features; large cast iron top (similar size to jet supersaw), very sturdy...
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    SOLID OAK BOARD??

    Hello All, My mate has bought some bookcases recently which are oak. The chap that made the furniture told my mate he buys the timber already jointed into 6' x 3' by 3/4" boards. He then chops these up to make the bookcases. Thus making a big job, quite a bit smaller. The boards look very...
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    BANDSAW GUIDES - HOW CLOSE?

    Watcha (No abreviations here.) I'm just wondering how close a fit the roller bearing guides should be to the blade on a bandsaw. My manual is, of course, useless on this issue. What is the consensus? Both up to pinch the blade, then back off a couple / few thou? leave them all-but-tight on...
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    Window Frames?

    Evening All, Anyone out there recommend any construction details for making wooden window frames? I am restoring a house in my spare time (whatever that is!) and am wanting to make the windows next. They'll be the usual double glazed fair, fixed / hinged vents. Anyone made any before? What...
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    HELP WITH STANLEY NO. 78

    HELLO ALL. AFTER TUNING MY SMOOTHING PLANE BY TAKING THE ADVICE FROM A LINK GIVEN SOMEWHERE ON THIS SITE LAST WEEK I'VE NOW GOTTEN AROUND TO SORTING MY REBATE PLANE. I BOUGHT THE PLANE ABOUT FOUR YEARS AGO AT AN MG CAR SHOW FOR £14 WITH TWO IRONS, IT SEEMS TO BE BRAND NEW AND COMPLETE. WHEN I...
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    GOT A BANDSAW FOR SALE IN THE NORTH???

    ANYONE GOT A BANDSAW FOR SALE IN THE NORTH / NORTH WEST?? I'M AFTER SOMETHING BASATO 3 SIZED / QUALITY. CHEERS ALL
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