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About namluke

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    Furniture with and industrial well. Clean design and with a purpose.

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  1. Hi, I've just bought 2 x 3.1 meter of American oak it's 100mm by 50 nominal. I would like to cut each length in 2 and glue together all 4 lengths. I'm then going to add some hair pin legs to it. (classic) The last thing I want is the wood to cup. The moisturiser content is currently around 5%. I was also going to alternate the grain. What other steps can I take to ensure that cupping doesn't happen? Many thanks Luke
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    Attaching battens to curves

    That angle idea could work nicely. Cut Flats, do you mean on the side panels?
  3. Hi, im making lounger chair (attached below) Im having trouble attaching the battens around the curves, the curve that dips leaves a void. Any one got any tips? The battens are 70mm wide and around 20mm thick and unfortunately they cant be any slimmer. Below are the 3 things im thinking about trying. Removing (sanding) some material from the battens to make the ends curved, but im not sure how this will affect the overall curve of the chair. Cutting a couple of kerf cutters down the length of the battens to bend the wood to the curve. fill the void with a two part wood filler. Before i try any of the above, i would love to here if there is something different i could try. Many Thanks
  4. Hi, I'm looking to make a chair sun lounger for the garden, I'm trying to figure out what the best angle would be for the back and the seat. The angle I currently have on my template is at 7 degrees for the set which looks ok, I have the same angle for the back although it looks good I feel it might be a bit upright for a lounger. What do you think I should be aiming for? Thanks
  5. Hi ive been asked to make a sun lounger chair like the pictures below. is there a way to work out a curve that will be comfortable as the ones below arent. the height of the chair is 84cm (back) the length of the chair is 75cm the width of the chair is 54cm Is there some sort of formula i could use of will it just have to be trial and error? Many Thanks
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    Which Clamp to use?

    Just ordered a pair of them, thank you.
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    Which Clamp to use?

    3 to 4 pieces of oak around 1 meter in length, each piece of wood is 20mm thick and around 145mm wide.
  8. Hi, Im looking to make a table top out of a few sheets of wood, 3 to 4 pieces of oak around 1 meter in length, each piece of wood is 20mm thick and around 145mm wide. What clamp would be best to use? Thank you
  9. Hi, I was looking to get a router table so i can attach my router to but a friend said i can have his spindle moulder. What is the difference..... is it just the size ? Many Thanks
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    Air Compressor

    Thank you for all your help. Being from the UK im limited to what you guys have suggested. But i have found this one on sale Will this be ok for just nailing, how many nails will it fire before it has to refill if i fire a nail every second? Or should i go for this larger one??
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    Air Compressor

    Im looking to get a nail gun for stapling / headless pin nails and some trim nails. What size air compressor should i go for? Ive noticed there are a size sizes in liters Thank you
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    What Nail Gun??

    Hi, Im looking for a nail gun for fitting things like architrave and skirting but im also looking to make a few bits of furniture so it would be great to fit trim also. There seems to be so many options, what type is best? Many Thanks
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    Thicknesser on a budget

    I read that it only runs on a 120 volt motor, so its not out in the uk, shame.
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    Thicknesser on a budget

    Is that a better model? I cant seem to find it in the uk
  15. Hi, Im moving into my first workshop on Monday and im looking to get a thicknesser. I would love one of them big cast iron ones but at the moment i cant afford. My budget is around £500, so i was looking at the below model. DeWalt Dw733 230V Portable Thicknesser 1800W Before a purchase can anyone recommend this model? Many Thanks Luke