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I wish I had taken some "work in progress" photos, but at times this project was a head scratcher for me and I was to focused on getting the job done. The Lean Too style is normally a pretty easy style to undertake. However, one of the issues on this project can be seen above below. I had a lead flashing transitioning into a lead gutter due to the meeting of the roofs. I'm not a lead worker but thankfully we work with a specialist subcontractor who is excellent. This is where extra days get added to a project as they can only be completed on site.
Working on old houses with heritage and historical significance is a common thread in our workshop.
For some time I've wanted to read this book.
Our business survives on making unique items that can't be found in depots, merchants or retailers.
Sharpening and setting up tools is not all that difficult but it is an essential step to get good results.
After working on a recent conservatory project we have a couple of sample double glazed units in our workshop.
Nearly all timbers can be used as a solid wood or alternatively veneered onto a stable and cheaper core material.
It's not often a moulding plane is useful in most typical joinery workshops today. Not because the planes give poor results.
The range of wood we have found best for making windows are Oak, Idigbo, Iroko, Sapele, Accoya and European Redwood (often just called "softwood").
An overhall of our reception area was well overdue.
Being a joinery workshop much of the timber we use is hidden, painted or from a few very popular species that gets used a lot.