The Christmas rush

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Post by jfc » Sat Dec 08, 2007 5:57 pm

What jobs have you got to get finished before Christmas ?

I've got the TV unit and two book shelves , a set of french doors a tilting window and another fixed light window , a set of french doors with side lights and top openers , a front door and three windows to remake after a fire . Also waiting to hear on two sash windows , three sets of french doors , two side lights and two internal doors and a partrige in a pear tree .

All this and Christmas shopping grrrrrrr .

thallow

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Post by thallow » Sat Dec 08, 2007 6:35 pm

:o :o :o Bloody ell! I have ONE sash window to put back in place and I feel pushed ;D (still its only a hobby for me! 8-) )

Just think though when it is all finished for christmas - that glass of port will taste so much better ;)

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Post by mel » Sat Dec 08, 2007 6:59 pm

and only 16 shopping days till xmas ;D ;D

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Post by dom » Sat Dec 08, 2007 7:55 pm

An Oak bench, set of 4 identical coffe tables(parsons mitres) another coffee table, television cabinet, shop counter, vanity unit and three aquarium bases, oh and three 4' toy boxes in walnut on castors.
Bearing in mind I'm now on my own.
Ain't gonna happen is it :(

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Post by DavidO » Sat Dec 08, 2007 7:55 pm

I've got to finish a a 7-string fretless guitar, a 6-string bass, a Les Paul clone, rewire a Jackson, install some new pickups and I also need to sell/bin enough stuff to make space for a 16" P/T.

b*ll*cks to christmas shopping, the internet and a helpful sister eases that burden.

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Post by paulchapman » Sat Dec 08, 2007 8:28 pm

Well, I reckon that when the carol singers come knocking on your doors, you'll probably do an Alf Garnet.......Just hope the vicar isn't with them :o ;D ;D ;D

Cheers ;)

Paul

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Post by lordnibbo » Sat Dec 08, 2007 8:33 pm

I suppose I could polish something up to a nice shine 8-)

I've written all the xmas cards out, must have a sit down and rest. ;D

All I got to do is post them..... ;D

Better go and have a lie down ;D

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Post by engineerone » Sat Dec 08, 2007 11:32 pm

dom, i am confused, i thought your butler was also a fully qualified cabinet maker, come miracle worker, as well as a tax exile, ;D

what happened ::)

paul ;)

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Post by jaco » Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:16 am

Jason, Dom - HOW can you put so much pressure on yourself this time of the year?????
::) ::) ::)

1st December = apply brakes on all work, go to Makro and stock up beer to last till end January.
Shopping - give 'em cash.
;D ;D ;D
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Post by jaco » Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:21 am

LN, you forgot about doing some carbo-loading inbetween all those strenuous tasks, need a least one beer per card!
;D ;D ;D
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Post by johnboy » Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:31 am

Kitchen to fit (my first), bathroom vanity cabinet and laminate floor in 2 rooms for my son so no payment, just a labour of love and I have the day job as well!!

John

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Post by dom » Sun Dec 09, 2007 7:37 am

Jason, Dom - HOW can you put so much pressure on yourself this time of the year?????
::) ::) ::)
;D ;D ;D
My new job on this forum means I have to start work late (7 a.m.) ;D

Paul, Hudson always takes his annual holiday, on Nekka Island, at this time of year so that he will be available for Christmas week. >:( ;D

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Post by marky » Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:30 am

Ive got.....

Four mdf cabinets on wheels, 9 quality doors to hang, a set of stairs (winder section only) to make and fit, a reception desk in ash for a large company.

A built in to fit (finished the build yesterday) into a 16th century manor house, so you know that will be a day of scribing, oh joy.

and a gate.....

Can see it all happening, so which ones to push into the new year I wonder.

Why does everybody want before Christmas, after all its only a couple of days and then its back to work as usual.

Marky

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