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Another chatty catchup in this one, and with the Medite video 3 - hopefully - finished, I share a little bit of tool indulgence that will make it onto the 2023 gift list.


Enjoy!



Nedo F380211 Messfix-Compact Telescopic Measuring Rod - https://amzn.to/45QGc7d

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surely a dist would be more compact cost less and store better with more accuracy?

i had some of the electric battery operated blinds and our sales and install team were great

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perhaps consider offering these cabinets to members...sustainability, recycle, reuse etc?

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May I suggest the Festool Pizza Cutter for the list?

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petermillard
petermillard
Nov 03, 2023
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£30 pizza wheel is a little rich for me, but might be worth a mention, thanks Hugh! 👍

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Hi Peter,

We are a kitchen makeover business, supplying doors for kitchen cabinets and wardrobes.

The tolerances used in the industry are height less 5mm and width less 4mm, so that for a 720mm high by 500mm wide carcass it would have a door size 715h x 496w which allows a reasonable margin for squaring up.

Interesting to see your demo. with the telescopic measuring rod. The measuring rod we have is from ESS-Safeforce. This has the advantage of having the readout positioned not at the fixed end, but at the end where you pull out the extensions. This means that it is much easier to read off the dimension without having to get to the fixed end, and possibly…


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petermillard
petermillard
Nov 02, 2023
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Thanks Bill. Yes, that’s the standard ‘32mm system’ kitchen cabinet way; the issue with thatch’s that if you have two carcasses next to each other - or a double carcass - then you get a 4mm gap, so everything needs tweaking to get it closer to 3mm, which in turn exposed more of the carcass edge. Most bespoke makers I know aim for something a little less formulaic than that, so keeping the doors on a freestanding carcass flush with the edges, for example, which leads to asymmetric sizings, of course.


Nothing wrong with the other way of course, but I’d you’re making something bespoke, why not try and make the doors fit? 👍👍


Thanks for the link to the…

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Jörg
Jörg
Nov 01, 2023

Dear Peter, there is one thing I wanted to mention: When showing around your new kitchen or in the workshop, such pans with a wide-angle camera cause nausea for a lot of people (who don't wear glasses) viewing this. I don't notice it myself because I wear varifocals and I always have a strange field of vision in front of my eyes anyway. But for people without glasses, such a camera pan with such a distorted image around the edges is not pleasant. My wife always moans and complains that she feels sick when the camera crosses the room once more.


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