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pryally

Member since Oct 2008 • Last active Oct 2019

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    thanks again. I did the top in one go and each side individually (biscuit jointed) Then glued one side to the top and finally the last side. It sounds easy now (it was relatively) but I remember at the time there were a few iffy moments...
    This was the third one I built, the first two being coffee tables and made out of 125x30 planks but with the same principle

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    thanks. pretty much. I think (it was 10 years ago) I left them slightly long and planed/sanded them flush. I think the gluing stage was a bit stressful...

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    thanks, I try and design to my skill levels. I just ensured that the stock was accurately planed to the same dimension and it went together relatively easily. Would love to have the skill level to have cut dovetails but don't

    PS watched a few of the Ishitani YouTube videos since you posted the link, not sure if it inspires me to go into the workshop or sell all my tools! amazing level of skills

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    I don't think my own mum would have recognised me I was that muddy. It was great course, I just made the wrong choice with tyres, nearly crashed on one of the first few corners and lost what little confidence I had.
    You going to Liverpool next?

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    could do it for you but I would need to post it, I'm up in Manchester. I've got a bit of oak/Sapele/ Tulip wood/American black walnut on the shelves anything else I would have to order in.
    I'm not a professional like Bobbo but do have table saw, bandsaw, planer/thicknesser, etc and love an excuse to get into the workshop...
    photo of my best project attached

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    Me too, a bit different to Wednesday nights on the A50 for the club 10s where I sometimes see you!
    I assume you race in the seniors? I'm in the old men's race just before - it was like a summer race compared to Beacon Park a couple of weeks ago...

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    Bought to soften the blow of selling the GMT - much better than I thought it would be in real life.

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    Agree with this and I found different batches of plywood from the same timber merchants varied enough to make the dados loose/tight

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    I made a pair of bunk beds and steps/drawers out of Birch faced ply - all the joints had dados cut into them but I had exposed fixing for the beds. The steps I chose to use miller dowels which works well - I would possibly use walnut dowels next time and make a feature of them.

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    this is how provided access to a loft, I created a new structure over the existing ceiling joist. Installing a 'proper' stair would have made the room unusable.
    I now rent the house out and can only market it has a store room

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