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 Post subject: Re: WOT ARE YOUR PLANS
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2020 11:15 am 
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Finmows wrote:
Today my plan is.....

to make an old skool football rattle :twisted: (maybe 2 :twisted: :twisted:)....needs to be completed by Thurs 8pm ;)


Good on you Finmows, good luck. I use a bucket & wooden spoon, makes a proper racket.

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 Post subject: Re: WOT ARE YOUR PLANS
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2020 2:26 pm 
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Jazzbutcher wrote:
Finmows wrote:
Today my plan is.....

to make an old skool football rattle :twisted: (maybe 2 :twisted: :twisted:)....needs to be completed by Thurs 8pm ;)


Good on you Finmows, good luck. I use a bucket & wooden spoon, makes a proper racket.

Yeah well that ideas been fucked off....just been looking and during a clear out (months ago) it appears I "binned" my offcuts of timber and plywood...I was sure I still had it!
Anyway I have a couple ordered from Ebay....so I can still annoy the fuckin neighbours :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: WOT ARE YOUR PLANS
PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2020 8:40 pm 
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Well, after trying to negotiate with the guy on Ebay re his 2nd hand Cr drive belt, he finally said he wanted £95 for it, £4 reduction on the £99 asking price.
I thought bollox to that for a belt I'd probably only use to make sure everything works ok & then as a spare for emergencies (I wouldn't use it as my main drive belt with 10,000 on it). Changed my own 1125r one at that mileage.
So, I'm just gonna bite the bullet, buy a new one & hope it all works ok.
Anyway, still busy spraying the rest of the footrests and other bits ready for fitting all the CR stuff to convert the gearing.
Hope everyone is well & keeping safe. JB

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 Post subject: Re: WOT ARE YOUR PLANS
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2020 8:56 pm 
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Somewhat prophetic words in that previous post Paul, but thankfully you are ok! :?

Anyway, l finished making one of two new timber garage doors today (double thickness frames, tongued and grooved, dowell jointed, and will be layered with block board infill and hardwood back bracing to mount the iron work 8-) ). Like the existing I will also fit the 3 x 6 x 18 inch blocks which swing behind the door pillars like massive hinge locks. ;)

My existing doors are original timber fronts, but with about 3 layers screwed onto the back as the original fronts are now rotting away beyond redemption! :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: WOT ARE YOUR PLANS
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 8:59 pm 
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I went early to the DIY stores to get some wood only to find that nearly all the planed timber sizes are now different from the last time l shopped for wood there. :roll:

By midday the car parks of some places were busy again with long queues of punters waiting to enter..........so l went all professional and ordered via Cheltenham’s local trade favourite builders merchants. You have to pre-order, pay and book a slot for collection. More pricy, but they are generally better quality ‘red wood’ rather than sift and sort bendy wood variety found in the Dum it Yourself stores. lOl

Imagine my dismay at finding the stack of ‘best’ 4 x 1 timber put aside for me was only 20mm thick! :headbang: “well that’s how it comes from the planer’s, it’s nominally 1 inch! “, they said. Well in my book an inch is an inch and 20mm is only 3/4 inches. I expect that they can cut and sell shed loads more planks per tree and all at the same price as 25.4mm! :roll: l want and need it to be ‘1’ inch no less. :evil:

They suggested that l buy 32mm thick planks and plane them down to an inch, but they don’t have a planer anymore typically. Meaning l would have to pay for the thicker wood and for someone else to plane it!

I declined the order and got a refund via my card until further notice, but l will try to avoid going back meaning a trip to a Gloucester specialist timber yard who do seasoned timber! Hopefully l can tie it in with a visit to Chris Mullins my preferred Buell tyre fitter! 8-)


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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 6:40 pm 
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Tripped up by dimensional lumber, eh? 1 x 4 = 3/4 x 3-1/2 accounts for 1/2 thick wallboard on top of it to equal 4.

At least there's a standard. Once upon a time boards were all over the place depending on the mill it came from. Try renovating an old wood frame house, even 60 years back, and the boards could be true size or something else. Need a wall stud for an existing wall because you made a window larger, for instance, and the board can be too thick or short compared to other studs. Such is the life of people who restore old homes.

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 Post subject: Re: WOT ARE YOUR PLANS
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 7:03 pm 
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4x2 =45 x 95mm prepared all round
4x2 sawn is 50 x 100 or 45x95 if it is stress graded and regularised
Good luck finding nice wood.


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 Post subject: Re: WOT ARE YOUR PLANS
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TOPGUMM wrote:
4x2 =45 x 95mm prepared all round
4x2 sawn is 50 x 100 or 45x95 if it is stress graded and regularised
Good luck finding nice wood.



My point is that 20mm is nearer to 3/4 than an inch and is not what l asked for. My previous purchase from the same store and same racks was 106 x 26mm which is near as dammit 1 x 4in, a traditionally popular size. Now the nearest match is 20 x 94mm. Another store was selling 25 x 92mm, too narrow to overlap the adjacent panel enough for the strength l am building in. :roll:

The problem is that l’ve built one door, but am short of two 70 inch lengths of 4 x 1 to complete the task. Otherwise the two doors will not close together against the existing frame and concrete step without being bodged or looking naff! :roll:

I think the timber mills are selling us short! :? The good news is that l still have a few other dealers to call and as a last resort a neighbour and friend of a friend of ours has a power planer in his garage! ;)


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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 9:12 pm 
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Specifying PFS...Not PAR helps!
Asking for PARFS makes it better.....that's if you go to a decent timber supplier ;)

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Finmows wrote:
Specifying PFS...Not PAR helps!
Asking for PARFS makes it better.....that's if you go to a decent timber supplier ;)


Thanks l will be going to one tomorrow. ;)


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edd wrote:
Finmows wrote:
Specifying PFS...Not PAR helps!
Asking for PARFS makes it better.....that's if you go to a decent timber supplier ;)



Thanks l will be going to one tomorrow. ;)

Sorry, I was being a little presumptuous
PFS = Planed Finished Size (always comes from a "nominal") so 25pfs would probably start as 38 rough cut
PARFS = Planed All Round Finished Size
Bearing in mind that anything PAR should finish square

So if you are asking for a finished size, you are paying for "nominal" and the cost of machining

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 Post subject: Re: WOT ARE YOUR PLANS
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 10:44 am 
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Finmows wrote:
edd wrote:
Finmows wrote:
Specifying PFS...Not PAR helps!
Asking for PARFS makes it better.....that's if you go to a decent timber supplier ;)



Thanks l will be going to one tomorrow. ;)

Sorry, I was being a little presumptuous
PFS = Planed Finished Size (always comes from a "nominal") so 25pfs would probably start as 38 rough cut
PARFS = Planed All Round Finished Size
Bearing in mind that anything PAR should finish square

So if you are asking for a finished size, you are paying for "nominal" and the cost of machining


That’s ok thanks. I did a bit more reading. I guess that as usual l’m being the old git who used to be able to go and get what l wanted off the shelf, no BS! Story of my life recently. :old: lOl

All the good places are currently appointment only and pay before you visit so you can’t inspect first. :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: WOT ARE YOUR PLANS
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 4:49 pm 
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Looks like I am going to Ireland with a knuckle duster and then on to Holland with same.
Folk have been taking the piss recently and need putting back in their respective fucking boxes.
I am not prone to violence, I like to do it standing up.


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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 6:42 pm 
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My favorite is the headbutt. Never tried knuckle dusters.


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 Post subject: Re: WOT ARE YOUR PLANS
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 8:00 pm 
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Have you tried the 90 metre dance? lOl I have seen this in London on a few occasions. Usually involves a van driver of a particular ethnic origin who has just been cut up or otherwise inconvenienced by another driver. They want to avoid actual violence for fear of their job, but can’t quite let things go so after 90 metres they screech to a halt, jump out leaving the door open and engine running, they start jumping up and down waving their fists sometimes making obscene gestures and shouting. :? Then they get back in the van and drive on their way. No harm done, just a bit of a show! :hehe:


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