Cheers all - no planer but that's also reminded me I need to plane the edge of the bathroom door after we got it re-tiled (guy made a solid 7/10 job on that so bits of that need pulled out & redone bit I digress...)
I think we've got a heat gun up the loft somewhere so will try that route - the existing varnish is flaking in a number of places so it should hopefully come off fairly easily, the paint stripper just turned it to chewing gum, what was I thinking...
No, not end grain. Just lots of blocks laid flat like this. I've tried planing oak in this format and it does tear out with a standard jack plane.
Okay, I bow to your greater experience.
Yeah that's the stuff - here's a pic of the finished article after 3 liberal coats of Danish oil and how the existing glossy varnished bits look - you're next worktops!
Not really. You can get some stuff that's ~ 50cm deep like the below but that's about the best and the options are pretty limited.
We couldn’t even find one that was 60 cm. Everything is 65-68 today.
There's a bunch around 540-550 mm on Whiteaway, so I guess she'll have to settle for that.
Could just be my crap planing technique!
What fans are they and how are they powered? 12v ac? Is the transformator part of the controller?
I want to build something similar to move hot air from downstairs (where there's a fireplace) to upstairs
Doesn't hot air do that by itself?
Is does, but through a floor. The space is used as on office and our plan is to keep it at say 12-15 degrees and then get a fire going each morning to heat it up properly. The downstairs area, where the fire place is, will be hot in no time but upstairs will take an hour or so and I'd like to speed that process up
They're from a brand called AC Infinity. They have some kit aimed at home ventilation rather than cabinet ventilation...
The fans themselves (without the controller) can be daisy-chained and powered from USB.
This kit provides an AC adapter that powers the controller unit, temp sensor, and the fans. You can add an additional three double fan kits to the same controller and you can flip the fans in their housing to either blow or suck (ooer).
Not sure how well they'd do at moving significant heat like from a fire - they're essentially big PC fans but, at full speed, they manage to knock a couple of degrees off the internal temp of the TV unit in 30 seconds of runtime....
Years ago in France I saw a simple idea which was basically a pipe that went through the chimney in the room above.
Hot air heats pipe. Hot pipe creates transfer of air through it circulating in room.
Maybe look for something like that.
We had that in the house my mom lived in, surprisingly efficient.
I think they'll be able to shift a fair bit of air, esp over time. I'll check them out!
Do I need a dedicated extractor if sanding treated wood indoors using a random orbit or will the integrated extractor in the sander be enough? Can reasonably well ventilate the room however there is no door so can't 'seal' it off from the rest of the place.
Area that needs sanding isn't huge, maybe 1m2
I've never found the integrated extractor effective on my orbital. It catches some but definitely not all dust. Could you get some polythene sheets and tape the area off so you can at least let it settle and hoover up the remains that your orbital doesn't collect?
1m2 isn't much. I'd wear a respirator, open the windows and keep the family out.
A fan to blow air out of the room would help clear the dust quickly.
You can seal with masking tape and plastic sheet.
Slightly regretting giving away the turbo fan now!
Good shout thank you! Also @ElephantBreath ta.
I’d fashion a nozzle adapter from masking tape and connect your Henry to the sander (other less effective vacuum cleaners are available).
This is what I’ve done previously. A fan is just going to spread dust everywhere.
Not if its pointing out the window.
Used this of similar to make a dexter style kill room, but taped the sides and bottom.
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