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    Record Power TSPP250

    Easy when you know how! Manual should have been sent.
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    Record Power TSPP250

    Hi, I have a pdf of the manual if you would like it. Not sure of the best way to get it to you though as I cannot work out how to send private messages since the forum changed.
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    refinishing a table top and chairs

    We have had a dining table set for about 15 years and it has been great but the abuse that a growing family has given it means it needs to be refinished. The table and chairs are made from some kind of tropical looking wood - a bit like rubberwood but more the colour of beech. Does anyone have...
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    Linseed Paint - sorry...

    When I did it the undercoat looked quite nice as it really soaked into the wood (my undercoat was diluted with raw turpentine and linseed). The first coat looked awful as you have to resist trying to get an even looking coverage - just go thin. The third coat looked really good when dry. Only...
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    New Number 1 DIY disaster

    As the OP I don't mind the banter going back and forth - as long as no one is offended if I stop replying. Also I've done as Julian has said a few times. It is easily done once a thread gets over a certain length.
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    Linseed Paint - sorry...

    Hi, After our Dulux weathershield only last 3 or 4 years before it looked terrible we did all our doors and windows last year with linseed paint and haven't noticed any blistering. That said I am in Scotland and our house doesn't have any doors or windows facing due south. The only thing I have...
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    New Number 1 DIY disaster

    Bob - you did post in the previous thread and your island top was the inspiration for ours. Next time 😂 the wife does it so I don't get the blame - except she would do it flawlessly! I need to let it go and move on. AES - the raw materials for the top came in at about £300 so not the end of the...
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    New Number 1 DIY disaster

    Thanks for all your ideas. We have accepted that we are not going to make anything like a seamless repair. So, with the idea that at some point in the future I may pick up the courage/will to make a brand new top for the time being we will just hide it! The part that is damaged is above where...
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    New Number 1 DIY disaster

    If I were to go down the welding route who is the best person to get to do the job? A standard blacksmith, or is there someone more specialised I should find?
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    New Number 1 DIY disaster

    Thanks all for the responses. I had attached links to my Google photos. I could see them in Chrome but not in microsoft Edge. No idea why. I have hopefully embedded them for everyone to see now? I think I could probably finish out the last 80 mm or so but the first 20 - 25 mm is really deep...
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    New Number 1 DIY disaster

    Well, it's a new year and I have probably just made my biggest DIY disaster to date! Last year I posted about making an island unit with a stainless steel top Stainless steel for island. Yesterday I was doing the final touches routing the oak lipping so it was flush with edge of the stainless...
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    Stainless steel top for island unit

    I'd like to say a huge thanks to Cabinetman and TFrench. I received the steel from Richard Austin, Glasgow today. Saved over £500 on the original quotes I got 😳. There were a couple of local sheet metal places who also got back to me with a similar price to RA but then didn't respond to follow...
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    Stainless steel top for island unit

    Thanks for all your thoughts. I've reported back and mission control is still keen. Bob- I like the design of your top - gives a softer looking edge than a rolled top and would probably fit the look of the rest of the kitchen better while not trapping dirt during cleaning. Would it be cheeky to...
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    Stainless steel top for island unit

    Thanks AJB. I take your point about having rolled edges. From what I had read the 316 steel should not stain as easily but I have no real world experience of this. I do know that the oak counter tops we currently have are a PITA to keep looking smart - constantly getting ring marks from wet pans...
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    Stainless steel top for island unit

    Hi, I'm in the middle of making an island unit for our kitchen. Finished top size will be 1.2 x 2.5 m. The plan for the top is 2 sheets of mrmdf with stainless steel on top. This will all be lipped with oak. Does anyone have any idea what thickness of steel sheet we should use and whether we...
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    Kids & phones, am I getting old?

    We got my 11 yo a phone for his Christmas last year. Glad we did as he is now at high school and the school is so short on money they cannot photocopy class handouts, worksheets etc so they have to access the files digitally - phones out in every class so they can do their work! All homework is...
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    Elektra Bekcum BAS 316G Bandsaw Drive Belt replacement

    I think I've worked it out. It seems that there is a single circlip holding the bottom wheel in place.
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    Elektra Bekcum BAS 316G Bandsaw Drive Belt replacement

    Does anyone know how to replace the drive belt of the above bandsaw (or equivalent) without removing the lower wheel? I really don't want to remove the wheel then have to realign it.
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    I think I've met this guy

    This made me laugh Pricing jobs
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    Face masks

    Thanks, you beat me to it. Many vaccines require a 85-90% uptake before they are effective and it is always the last 10-15% that are difficult to get, hence why making a vaccine mandatory would be a good way to go, even if politically unpalatable. Mind you, wearing seatbelts was made mandatory...
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