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  1. I had a friend lend me a hand for a bit and bought the battens but I milled the timber and am doing the rest myself yes. Othe visitors are also going to be invited to put in a few screws and hold tape measures!
  2. Under way with the next big task in the extension. 25mm Leylandii boards from trees felled about 5 metres away with some Douglas making up the numbers . More screws than you can imagine - lots of strength and redundancy. I’m proud of my bodgey cheapskate site saw - an ownbrand tracksaw to mitre the ends and cut the gables. Abs yes, we’re looking forward to living in a packing case.
  3. The sills are up to 450 mm deep and up to a metre long I have a table top I want to do later that’s about 2 metres long and 450 wide or so.
  4. Mr google thinks that’s a damn fine idea. Should be within my ability (just). wish me luck! many thanks.
  5. Ah yes I’ve heard of doing it with routers and have heard of sleds. Let me ask Mr google
  6. Very sensible suggestion and thank you. Herself, however, is very keen on single slabby bits and I am in a bit of a time panic so would rather not have the fun of gluing and clamping and so on. Not yet at any rate.
  7. A numpty question I’m afraid. I’ve been learning how to mill (with a wee band saw mill) and plane and thickness (with a little old Scheppach planer/thicknesser) and have muddled along alright. I’ve now got to do some bigger bits for deep window sills and counter tops and wonder what people do to plane surfaces bigger than any planer they have. There is a workshop nearish who will do it for a price but I’d much rather do it all in house if I could. Thanks in advance for any advice!
  8. What I haven’t told Mrs Ed is that Alder apparently used to be used as sacrificial woodworm bait - leave a bit of it around and they will choose that. Not sure if that can be true really but it’s a good joke if nothing else.
  9. As you know it’s not rated at all well for rot resistance if left wet (unless under water). Lovely to use though - light and easy to dry and cut.
  10. Baby’s first Ash. Does it always smell of honey?
  11. Just banging sideways with a mallet then kneeling on it. Because there’s a chipboard floor already we couldn’t use those nice clamp things. I didn’t tongue and groove it because I don’t have a router / moulder and because I’m slack.
  12. Regupol - what a name! No wonder I couldn’t remember it. Sounds like a laxative.
  13. Yes a posh acoustic underlay. Recycled tyres and cork. Made in Germany. I forget the name. Annoyingly expensive but very handy - its squishability (spellcheck that one, motherfecker phone!) allows a little adjustment in screw tension to correct thickness variation. And hopefully the kitchen below won’t hear every fart, quarrel and cuddle from above.
  14. And a pool on how many screws will go in to hold this floor down? Plugs to follow. If it dares squeak I’ll kill it. (c 750).
  15. Our friend Steve helping to lay Alder boards in the bedroom and for some reason looking like a computer generated image. Is the world ready for a first person floor-laying Role Play Game? Hmm


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