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waterhead37":2re2p0b8 said:
Tony,

Your panel looks great now. I do wonder why you use biscuits though?

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Becuase I bought a biscuit jointer of course :lol:

And Norm uses them too :D

To be honest, the main reason is to align the boards nicely during glue and clamp operations.

Do you not use biscuits when glueing panels Chris?

ALso, may I take this opportunity to congratulate you on the great website and that chair :shock: :shock: :shock:

Cheers

Tony
 

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Sorry Tony, I was still waiting for the pics to download via my damp string connection :cry: Looking good. 8)

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Tony,

I use biscuits for some jointing work - mainly when I need a carcase in MDF or ply, also for face frames although for face frames the reason is indeed alignment rather than strength.

For panels, I never use biscuits. Sometimes, for a small panel like the one you have shown, I will simply use a rubbed joint (with hide glue) when biscuits would be impossible to use and the alignment is accomplished by a sense of touch on the surfaces and edges. If I use clamps, as I would for larger panels, I would check alignment once the panel is in the clamps and if the pieces are showing a tendency to slip out of alignment as they are prone to do, I clamp across the joints with a pair of clamps (waxed, to keep them from sticking on the squeeze out).

For panels the size of table tops etc. I use my Plano glue press.

In all cases, the strength of the joint is quite adequate without biscuits, being long grain to long grain and a large glued area.

Thanks for the nice words on the site and the chair Tony.
 
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WOW!!!

Finished them today. Not too bad eh? 20 months for a couple of small cabinets :oops:

I have made loads of other things along the way whch is partly why they took so long - that and work pressures etc.

I am more pleased with them than I expected to be as the Patina finish really brought the Ash to life. Mrs T loves them and so all is well and I can buy more wood :lol:

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<relieved sigh....

looks like there's hope for me yet....

they look just fine Tony... nicely done Sir...
 

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Very nice Tony,

Tony":bgcted2b said:
Finished them today. Not too bad eh? 20 months for a couple of small cabinets :oops:
At least you can be 100% sure that the wood is dried and aclimatised to perfection now :)


Cheers,


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Tony,

Very nice work, the finish does look good. I see you were organised enough to make a left and right, I am sure I would have missed that point and made two the same. :x

Tony":39zuerz6 said:
Finished them today. Not too bad eh? 20 months for a couple of small cabinets :oops:
Well I just knew you were going to beat me, I have made very poor progress on the desk.

Tony":39zuerz6 said:
I have made loads of other things along the way whch is partly why they took so long - that and work pressures etc.
If that excuse is not totally past its use by date I would like to use it as well. :oops:

The cherry was a bit of a bummer, the boards for the top had too much wind in them for me to get the required size of plank out of them. I have bought more cherry from Good Timber, both 1" & 2", so the legs will not require gluing up and I have roughly prepared the boards for the top. They are still 6" over length and 1/8" over thickness. I have also resawn and planed some tulip (poplar) for the draws. I have the required slide for the keyboard draw so I must get out to the shop and fit some of it together.

waterhead37":39zuerz6 said:
Re the fire extinguisher - presumably you smoke in bed??
I did wonder at that, so who's side is it on? :twisted:
 
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waterhead37":7kvyf8mn said:
They look very good Tony and better late than never in any case!

Re the fire extinguisher - presumably you smoke in bed??

Nah. Neither of us have smoked but it is there just in case of a nighttime fire - we have a fire ladder too (hooks to a window frame). I have known people trapped in burning houses and just wanted to have a chance to get us all out in an emergency - I saw that a family of 5 died just before xams too.

Tony":7kvyf8mn said:
I have made loads of other things along the way whch is partly why they took so long - that and work pressures etc.

DaveL":7kvyf8mn said:
If that excuse is not totally past its use by date I would like to use it as well.

:D Feel free to use this one Dave, i certainly will be again :oops:

bad news about the wind mate, looking forward to seeing that desk :wink:
 

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Good Grief Tony that was a difficult birth :shock:

But well worth it in the end :D

Dont fear Dave theres time to finish yet, dont let Tonies rush to complete jobs put you off. :wink:


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DaveL said:
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Ah, yes. I always enjoy pictures like this for the feeling of assurance I get from knowing I'm not the only one who struggles from time to time in need of a transit van I cannot afford right now! :D

I do wonder how you people manage with an 8x4 sheet off ply or MDF? (That's one challenge I've yet to tackle with my escort!) :wink:
 

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Oswaldo!":29prvbuv said:
I do wonder how you people manage with an 8x4 sheet off ply or MDF? (That's one challenge I've yet to tackle with my escort!) :wink:
I have not bought any 8x4 sheets for a few years now, the last lots came home on the roof rack on top of the Vectra estate that I had at the time. I needed help to unload them. I tend to buy ply in smaller sheets or cut it down before bringing it home, I have been seen in car parks with a guide bar and battery saw ripping sheets down to sizes that were required and fitted in the car as well.
 

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I found that the 4ft. width of ply just slides in the back end of the metro, but cant get the 8ft length in :)
 

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I split them in half its the biggest I can get in my berlingo.

the length of timber Dave can get in his volvo is scary :shock:

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Bean":156fpida said:
the length of timber Dave can get in his volvo is scary :shock:
Well I am waiting for my new company car, should get it on 3rd Jan, made my guys at work laugh when I complained that the salesman could not tell me if I could get 8' boards in. :roll: Well I can in the volvo v40 and I know I will be able to in the ford C Max that should be here next week (cause I tried one in when I had a demonstrator). :lol:

How else do you select a car, if not by what timber you can get home in it? :whistle:
 

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Funny, mate at work insisted he checked he could get his generator in the back of an Audi TT. He tells me you get strange looks from the salesmen.

When I bought my Honda, I had to check it was wide enough for two beehives, and two deep - so I could move four at a time.

Come to think of it, I'm surprised any car salesman would find it unusual for people to have specific requirements for the boot - they must have had loads of people measuring up before. Snowboards, surfboards, bicycles, wood, tools, dogs, etc etc.

Adam
 
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