Sunday 29 November 2015

Solid Oak Floor

Another solid Oak floor last week. Glued down to concrete, but this time using a Gekko gun and a lot less messy than with a trowel. 
Ready to go down

Cutting station set up with dust extractor

Alex with the oversized gun, my partner in crime on this floor! 

Midway clamp up, always tricky to keep it tight when gluing a floor to concrete

Wedging up the end at the end of the first day, still another room to go

First floor looking good.

Last board to clamp up. with my patented bent bit of metal and clamps set as spreaders

Track saw making ripping easy

cutting under frames so no expansion gaps can be seen in doorways

Between rooms

Second floor nearing the finish

Sanding up, orbital after the big floor sander has finished just to take off the marks left by the drum
More pictures to follow. Managed to do the last bit of sanding today so now it's ready for oiling then I can drop back and do the doors, architraves and skirtings.

Tuesday 17 November 2015

Oak Fireplace

A commission from a customer to make a chunky, clean lined fireplace was a nice interesting project that I've been tackling in the workshop in the evenings. 
Planing the timber up to size

Housing joints to hide any shrinkage, loose tenons to hold it all together

All parts ready to assembly
Setting out

Fitted and a happy carpenter! 

I was really pleased with how this came out. I fitted it on interlocking brackets and then glued it to the wall for extra security. The customers were pleased as well and were sending pictures to their friends before I'd even left! 

Monday 2 November 2015

New Bottom Tread

I had to add a new bottom tread to an old flight of stairs the other day. 

Quite a bit of work but it will look good when it's carpeted. 

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