top of page

A Week In The Workshop 169



Direct link - https://youtu.be/z-FxerTzqXo


Hi Everyone, hope you’ve had a good week and are having a good weekend. I seem to have spent all this week at my computer writing, so my apologies - I know I owe a few folks replies to emails and I will get to them over the weekend.


Still haven’t managed to turn up my 20mm router bit tests so we’ll chat about that another time. There’s a bit more about the Birch ply alternatives now I’ve used them a bit more, and a little more info on the Festool CXS 18 that I mentioned in passing when I chatted about the Centrotec system.


There’s also the Festool USB Lanyard giveaway too, so stay tuned to the end for that one. Oh, and a little bit of chat about the Domino too. Or is that two?


Thanks as always for being here, and enjoy the rest of the weekend.


Peter


569 views13 comments

13 Comments


Gaz  Coulson
Gaz Coulson
Feb 21, 2023

I agree (spot on) to get used to the Domino before the Dommy Plate makes it’s appearance- muscle memory is big part of the Domino’s speed and accuracy 👌🏼😁 - roll on the birth of the Loose TJ - Max 🤓

Like
petermillard
petermillard
Feb 21, 2023
Replying to

And 💥boom!💥 there’s the name, right there! Loose Tenon Jig Max. 🙌👍👍

Like

I bought some sheets of this for a project. Not premium grade but very usable. Reasonable delivery charge too! https://sheetmaterialswholesale.co.uk/18mm-latvian-birch-plywood-throughout-bb-bb-2440mm-x-1220mm-8%e2%80%b2-x-4%e2%80%b2/

Like
petermillard
petermillard
Feb 20, 2023
Replying to

That’s the kind of money I was paying before the madness. Thanks Tim!

Like

Paul
Paul
Feb 19, 2023

I seem to recall that a few of your previous build videos (from about 3 or more years ago) you would do a "postmortem" video as well...? I'm looking forward to the next video in the cabinet build and then would quite like a follow-up video about the ply and dowelers after that.

Like
petermillard
petermillard
Feb 19, 2023
Replying to

I kind of did a pre-mortem with this one Paul! 😂 Yes, there’ll be more to follow on all aspects of this build, and they’ll be posted here first.👍

Like

Looking forward to seeing what you think of the big Domino when it comes, I've got a few larger furniture projects coming up so I'm seriously tempted to pick one up too!

Like
Replying to

I'll keep an eye out for your XL jig, I expect it'll be a fair bit more affordable than the df700!

I will admit though, since getting my df500 I've got pretty lazy, not sure if I'll put up with the hassle of a router jig for long 😬 I'm no stranger to hand cut mortises so could do it that way but I repeat, getting lazy 😂

Like

Derek Caldwell
Derek Caldwell
Feb 19, 2023

Hi Peter


Is there a James latham near you they are claiming to have birch ply haven’t tried them yet as my local timber merchant still has a small stock of birch managed to get 6 sheets 12mm birch the other day I have attached a link to a tweet from lathams hope this helps


https://twitter.com/lathamsltd/status/1620453976687939586?s=46&t=_GgxaFQjLl3kkuhMlU50Rw


Like
petermillard
petermillard
Feb 19, 2023
Replying to

Thanks! Lathams are the distributor my local yard buys from, they can get most thicknesses, but 18mm has been unavailable;able for a while. 👍

Like
10MW New Header.jpg
EmbeddedImage.png
bottom of page