Hardly anyone has violet in stock any more, I guess it's being phased out so I think right now my best option is to rent a van and drive down there and pick it up. Would save me about £60. I've not found the boards themselves for sale for less than about £130+VAT either, so Avon selling them at the price they do is clearly the best option.Ok thanks. Then plus the carriage of course.... Which knackers it a bit, but certainly reality...
Yes, I've seen other silly prices quoted too - £130... Which is insane!!.. Definitely worth you driving from the sounds of things - especially if you have the time. I'd like to use some of the black on my bench too but may just end up using moisture resistant green...Hardly anyone has violet in stock any more, I guess it's being phased out so I think right now my best option is to rent a van and drive down there and pick it up. Would save me about £60. I've not found the boards themselves for sale for less than about £130+VAT either, so Avon selling them at the price they do is clearly the best option.
Extraction underneath would certainly be simple enough. The original plans for the router table had the router enclosed in a box with extraction at the bottom. I avoided that because having fence extraction and simple access to the router felt easier, although I can always fit a box later on if the extraction isn't working well enough.I do like bench designs, and sketch up is a wonderful tool. How about dust extraction underneath, with all the holes kind of lends itself?
Lots of very boring components glued up - this is pretty much the whole stock of where two/three similar components could get glued together at the very start. The next stage is cutting all the leg pieces to length and getting the cut to be exactly 90 degrees. I noticed yesterday that the angle fence on my bandsaw was ever so slightly off 90 degrees, so I'm going to take a lot of care and test pieces tomorrow to make sure it's bang on before cutting through any components. Once the length is correct I'll have a dry run with the first set of cross-component fitting to make sure everything looks good.
If there's one thing I have discovered it's that patience really is a virtue, and doing small jobs one at a time works a lot better for me without feeling like I'm in a rush. Do one job well, then go off and get on with something else. If this bench takes me two weeks to do right, then so be it.View attachment 97325
Not sure if you've tried Cutlist? £120 incl Vat but they appear to have purpleAvonply have been bought out and they're the ones who wanted £125+VAT for delivery
Yes, I am actually using purple - some other units will be blue 'cos Villa.
I have indeed Mike, they wanted £105+VAT for delivery sadly! I've discovered that if I get the sheet pre-cut into quarters (which is the biggest size I'll need) then I can get it up here for about £40. The only problem is that the max dimensions are 1.2m x 1m and therefore the sheet would stick out slightly. I wonder how strict the couriers are....
Too heavy for Hermes, but I've found a pallet delivery for under £50 so happy days!Sorry Bill, didn't clock that. In my experience couriers are very strict and slap you with a huge charge if you go over their max limit but this maybe 1.2m so it's worth looking around. I use Hermes collect and deliver which is good.