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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. namluke

    Make a larger hole

    Thanks for all your advice and ideas, ill give them all a go and ill try and source a 20mm dowel next Im making a pegboard so im after the best fit possible.
  2. Hi, I have a 21 mm dowel and a 20 mm forstner bit. Does anyone have a good tip on how to make the dowel to fit the hole without sanding the dowel down to fit the hole? Im thinking of some sort of router bit jig, but before i go down that route i thought i would ask here to see if there is any better advice. Thanks Luke
  3. namluke

    Phenolic vs Cast Iron

    Thats good to hear, im liking the look of the jessem
  4. Hi, Im looking to get a router table. The one im looking at has a Phenolic top, is that any good or should i go for cast iron? This is the one im looking at is: Jessem Mast R Lift Excell II Table Package with Phenolic Top, Fence & Stand. Another brand im looking at is a UJK Cast Iron one
  5. namluke

    planter finish

    Thank i have taken your advise on board. Is there a wood stain i can use that will also protect the wood, they arent going to be in contact with lots of water, but i would like to avoid the wood from becoming water stained.
  6. namluke

    planter finish

    Hi, i have made a couple of small planters out of redwood pine. (Attached) I want to stain them but i also would like to protect them, can anyone recommend what i can use? I've tried boiled linseed oil but not 100% sure thats any good as i noticed water is still absorbed by the wood when it gets some on it. Many Thanks for your help as always.
  7. namluke

    Hair Pin Leg Screw

    You think i should drop down to m6?
  8. lHi, I have just made a solid out bench 1.5 meters in length about 16 inch width and 40mm thick. Im going to use hairpin legs and i was just wondering if the below screws would be suitable Its a coach screw M8x30mm Many Thanks
  9. 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
  10. namluke

    Attaching battens to curves

    That angle idea could work nicely. Cut Flats, do you mean on the side panels?
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. namluke

    Which Clamp to use?

    Just ordered a pair of them, thank you.
  15. namluke

    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.