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Bobbo

Member since Apr 2011 • Last active Apr 2021

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    I looked into getting them to cut some regular ply about a week ago and weeeeelllllllll.....

    lets just say that I received a small shock and didn't pull the trigger.

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    They are good.....

    But at the moment Brexit has made the price of some of the boards they stock eyewatering.

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    Well I realise that I'm tempting fate here but my architect and I managed to finally get through to the planning officer last week.

    He likes the scheme.

    He sees no reason for it not to go ahead.

    The decision will be made by him not the planning committee.

    Non of our neighbours are objecting.

    He was wondering seeing as he was supposed to make the decision ~ 4 months ago if we could possibly agree to extend that deadline until now + 2 weeks thankyouplease.

    It looks like all systems are go giving us a decent amount of time to get building regs approval and find a supplier for the gluelam frame SIPS and other structural elements. I was hoping to start this summer but have been told, in no uncertain terms, by Mrs Bobbo that that would be too soon as we want to preserve most of the front garden as much as possible so next spring it is. On the plus side hopefully the cost of ply etc will have come down by then.

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    Another option would be to see if cutwrights can cut the mitres with cnc'd dowels for you they're pretty accomodating and it would all depend on if their machines can cut the bevel. With their range of boards you should be able to get a decent match.

    Edit - Would be more than 35 a set but could come in close if you can get a good number from a single board.

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    They’re super thin for dominos

    Looks to be 18mm veneered MDF or similar. Assuming it is 18mm a 5 X 3o domino would be fine as long as you double checked when setting the depth. Personally I'd use a biscuit as it would do the trick just as well and is cheaper, but the festool system is pretty much industry standard. Spline is a possibility across the mitre but would be mega fiddly as a concealed spline within the joint.

    If the bottom is dado’d and glued, that might be enough strength.

    I doubt it end grain to end grain glue joints are, to say the least, weak. In engineered timber where the fibres are usually very short and the substrate is highly absorbent its a point of failure waiting to happen. Those drawers unless I'm mistaken are not on runners and are designed to be opened by pulling the top of the box. They'd be on the fixing pile within 6 months of purchase in my house; where all drawers are full to the brim of random heavy stuff and usually operated by heavy handed, overexcited children.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Also @Muppetteer

    Hand saw, plane, and 1/2" router with a decent size chamfer bit and various sized straight fluted bits could get the job done.....

    As you say, you could do it with purely hand tools but the skill and experience levels needed are high.

    I would put money on there being dominos re-enforcing the mitres at the corners though. Either that or the drawer boxes are designed to fail as mitres, even with hi spec resin-based glue, aren't strong enough joints to withstand pulling like that long term. The cheaper/easier way to re-enforce them would be with splines.

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    You could also try Crimson guitars high build guitar finishing oil. Ben gets great results from it on his YouTube channel.

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    That's what I was thinking. Fuckit I'm going for it that wood just looks too good....

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