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    Putting a second hand conservatory door into a window opening.

    Thinking about it and wondering how difficult it might be. The kitchen is a single storey extension with a loft above. We are thinking of putting up two screw jacks to support the ceiling and then cutting a hole above the existing window, push a lintel through and gradually twist it - taking one...
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    Putting a second hand conservatory door into a window opening.

    It does, but the window is smaller than the door. Will this suffice?
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    Star Gazing for beginners

    I live at the base of the Cambrian Mountains and this is a designated dark sky area. It is absolutely wonderful and I often sleep outdoors. I have never seen anything like it. Not even abroad on my travels.
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    Putting a second hand conservatory door into a window opening.

    I am thinking of removing my lovely kitchen window and putting in an old sliding conservatory door which was on the outside of a conservatory. Should I put in a lintel? It's a one storey building but with a roof and an attic above it.
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    I hate flies.

    I've got a regular problem with flies when the cows are in the back field. I've tried everything but now have it down to a metal curtain on the main door and a lightweight one on the kitchen door, fly papers, yes, yes....I know they are awful but I think of them as temporary and they give me a...
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    Making a Display Wall

    Try searching Pinterest for other ideas. Good luck.
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    What have you bought today?

    Thank you Conny. That was helpful and informative. Okay, I know what a plane is now - of course I do. My Dad had a manual one. I thought it would be a one size fits all. But telling me number 4 would be good for a smoothing plane was good too. I'll buy a manual one for starters and hopefully...
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    What have you bought today?

    I'm thinking.....no, contemplating......... buying a plane...or is it a planer. I've got about eight slabs of wood which I am orbital sanding to death. Somebody wise old sod said "You need to plane those". What is a plane? I wonder how I have got to my age without a plane, but then my orbital...
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    What have you bought today?

    I bought.......nothing. But I got "given" a gorgeous old pine wardrobe.....and a manky old footstool. Since lunchtime I have been de-reupholstering....washing the gorgeous tapestry cover (which has gone into a couple of holes as it was so dirty.....) taking the nails out and sanding it down with...
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    Work surface trim.......Help!

    Good idea too. Thanks.
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    Work surface trim.......Help!

    Thanks JobAndKnock......I didn't even consider how absorbent it might be but yes, I can see that the area looks quite porous. I might have a bit of care and patience! (I've got a bag of it in my toolbox). Start-from-back-edge-and-leave-a-bit-of-an-overhang-on-both-edges......that's today's...
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    Work surface trim.......Help!

    Thanks foxhole. Brilliant. I can manage that.
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    Work surface trim.......Help!

    Thanks for advice JobAndKnock. I did cut it to length with a pair of sharp scissors. It has a beige underside as you can see. It was quite easy to cut to length. Never having used a metal working file I'm a bit dubious about using one. Thanks very much for your advice though. Much appreciated...
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    Work surface trim.......Help!

    Thanks JobAndKnock....I think it must be heavy duty laminate. Okay, so contact adhesive is the way to go.....but what is a s flat, single cut file? Wouldn't a pair of sharp scissors do? I'm very neat.
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    Work surface trim.......Help!

    Thanks Alec-t. It doesn't have a hot glue backing layer.
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