So who is looking ?

General wood working tips, tricks and ideas. Anything that doesn't belong elsewhere can be discussed here.

Is woodworking your trade or just a hobby?

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Re: So who is looking ?

Postby peter radclyffe » Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:51 am

thank you both, yes both, thank you , etc

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Re: So who is looking ?

Postby bongo-old-chap » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:41 pm

Trade for me, in a womble kind of way, making money from offcuts the everyday woodworkers leave behind.

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Postby ondablade » Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:19 pm

I've just joined. I'm transitioning from hobby to professional this year...

ian

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Re: So who is looking ?

Postby sainty » Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:03 pm

bongo-old-chap wrote:Trade for me, in a womble kind of way, making money from offcuts the everyday woodworkers leave behind.


Sounds interesting...got any more info??? Perhaps some pictures of some of your work?

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Re: So who is looking ?

Postby jaco » Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:24 pm

Listen you hooligans, behave yourselves.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

We have a new member from yonder place, an esteemed gentleman Cambournepete.
Welcome!
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Re: So who is looking ?

Postby Big_JD » Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:48 pm

Started off in shopfitting, moved through 1st and 2nd fix site carpentry, then spent a few years kitchen fitting (sub-contracting)......
When the new build industry went t**s-up in late 2008 I had to start to generate private work locally. Built in units, kitchens, stair make-overs etc. I then secured a (free) workshop and I'm now trying to find my niche.
A long slow process, but starting to get repeat customers, which is confirmation to me that people like my work. Anyone can pay you and say thanks, but a phone call to come back and take on another project makes it seem real.
Anyway, that's me in a nutshell :-)
http://www.jdwoodwork.co.uk
Oh, I'll just keep these off-cuts.......I'll put them with the rest :-(

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Re: So who is looking ?

Postby Doug » Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:13 pm

Hi JD & welcome.

sit back & enjoy the mayhem :lol: :lol:


Doug.

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Re: So who is looking ?

Postby Big_JD » Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:18 pm

Cheers Doug..... I've been lurking around for a week or so, taking inspiration from some of the great work I see in the Projects section. They say there's a fine line between plagerism and outright theft...But I've taken a few ideas on board. I'm too scared to upload pics of my ongoing projects now :oops:
http://www.jdwoodwork.co.uk
Oh, I'll just keep these off-cuts.......I'll put them with the rest :-(

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Re: So who is looking ?

Postby jonnyd » Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:52 pm

Hiya JD

cheers

JD :lol:
For the latest from the workshop follow on twitter @JonnysWorkshop
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Re: So who is looking ?

Postby Big_JD » Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:09 pm

jonnyd wrote:Hiya JD

cheers

JD :lol:


Cheers to you too Jonny...... JD is the answer to all of ons's problems.... I might need to put that on my van and flyers :D
http://www.jdwoodwork.co.uk
Oh, I'll just keep these off-cuts.......I'll put them with the rest :-(

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Re: So who is looking ?

Postby jfc » Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:30 pm

Welcome mate :D

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Re: So who is looking ?

Postby Rob-GB » Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:01 pm

Just saying Hello!
I added to your poll (trade) but truth is I get paid for what I love to do, is that wrong? :lol:

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Re: So who is looking ?

Postby modernist » Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:12 pm

Lokks like you've got it made Rob - Welcome aboard.
Cheers

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Re: So who is looking ?

Postby Doug » Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:33 pm

Hi Rob.

Welcome to WWUK

I recognize that avatar from another forum i frequent in a different guise, are you Rob Johnson?


Cheers.


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Re: So who is looking ?

Postby Rob-GB » Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:53 pm

Doug wrote:Hi Rob.

Welcome to WWUK

I recognize that avatar from another forum i frequent in a different guise, are you Rob Johnson?


Cheers.


Doug.


It is I, sir. I like to keep my online name the same for fora and also the avatar. Where a forum say's no to my chosen name the avatar is normally dropped too. ;)
So who is your alter ego? I recognise several others here as they managed to use same names/avatars as elsewhere. I think there is only one place where my full name and avatar are still viewable.... mmmmm!
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Re: So who is looking ?

Postby jfc » Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:05 pm

Welcome to the forum Rob :D

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Re: So who is looking ?

Postby Rob-GB » Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:31 pm

Thankyou jfc. Who laced the chimps PG Tips with speed? Glad I got the sound off! :lol:
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Re: So who is looking ?

Postby chippy2767 » Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:14 am

trade trying to feed my (big) boys :o and keep the wife in new cars

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Re: So who is looking ?

Postby john bossley » Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:16 pm

hi, been lurking and reading for a week, feel at home already, hobby-ish is my disclaimer, main profession was greenkeeping then work with a local builder till he retired [he is 80 now ]then a few years as electronics engineer, now it's wood,mostly small stuff and roundy bits,good to be here,jb.

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Re: So who is looking ?

Postby martin1 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:41 pm

I'm Looking and I'm seriously serious trade . I was drawn to the forum by a general enquiry to google about what joinery workshops are charging per hour as I generally think many are charging too low a rate. I lose work to companies which are often new to the sector and occasionally get the value of the quote which beat mine. I know instantaneously whether this quote is reasonable and often its just so unrealistic as to be incredulous! So I will be looking at several sections of this forum and no doubt will be contributing to several. I will stress at every opportunity DO NOT UNDERSELL YOURSELF! You never get your time back!!!!

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Re: So who is looking ?

Postby Symmbo » Thu May 24, 2012 9:51 am

DIY/Hobby/odd jobber any reason to get out into the workshop when I'm not fishing!

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Re: So who is looking ?

Postby momin24 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:57 am

i am just working in a wood trade company. but i am not full time worker. :)

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Re: So who is looking ?

Postby Giff » Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:19 pm

Hobby and learning with a little help...... G

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Re: So who is looking ?

Postby riclepp » Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:46 pm

Hi All

Hobby at present and aiming to be trade by the end of 2013 :D :D

Cheers

Ric

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Re: So who is looking ?

Postby chippy2767 » Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:56 pm

Work for me previously a marine engineer

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Re: So who is looking ?

Postby Neil_C » Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:23 pm

Welsome Chippy,

chippy2767 wrote:Work for me previously a marine engineer


That's quite a change, isn't it?
Cheers,

Neil

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Re: So who is looking ?

Postby bigdanny » Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:47 pm

Somewhere in between. I want to be more trade but doing renovations of houses at the moment.

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Re: So who is looking ?

Postby allan33 » Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:00 pm

its a hobby for me but would love to learn the skills and make it a career.
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Re: So who is looking ?

Postby davegooner » Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:28 pm

Hi, I just joined the forum, been lurking for a while looking for info that i cant find. I selected Hobby. But I was a joiner. I took the express way off a scaffold a good few years ago and have been off the tools since. I'm about to make an oversize external door and need some advice on the dimensions of some of the parts

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Re: So who is looking ?

Postby Pinch » Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:48 am

Pro by day and pro by night. 8-)

I started my apprenticeship at 16 in 1981. I had a 4 year break (2006-10) and then ventured back on the tools 4 years ago.

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Re: So who is looking ?

Postby Austin » Sun Dec 14, 2014 6:35 pm

I'm a retired woodwork teacher. Definitely 'hobby'. Good to meet you all.
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Re: So who is looking ?

Postby Parquet Dave » Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:36 pm

I'm a bit of both. I've been a Hardwood Floor layer since 1997 but just had a career change for the last few years, still been doing a little woodwork as a hobby.
Just getting back to the Hardwood Flooring with a view to concentrate on the quality domestic market as I've done my share of site work over the years.

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Re: So who is looking ?

Postby jake » Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:29 pm

I like the name, Parquet Dave, and welcome. I'm just about to start thinking about pulling the 60sqm of rather lovely reclaimed partridgewood woodblock out of my shed (where it's been waiting for a few years) for my living rooms which are just about to be plastered. I might need to pick your brains soon so hang around (please)!

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Re: So who is looking ?

Postby Parquet Dave » Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:13 pm

jake wrote:I like the name, Parquet Dave, and welcome. I'm just about to start thinking about pulling the 60sqm of rather lovely reclaimed partridgewood woodblock out of my shed (where it's been waiting for a few years) for my living rooms which are just about to be plastered. I might need to pick your brains soon so hang around (please)!

No problem, first advise, leave it in the shed until the plaster has dried. But fire away and if I can be of help let me know.

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Re: So who is looking ?

Postby Rover » Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:15 am

For me, it's more hobby - but only because other leisure pastimes sometimes involve woodwork... With five thumbs on each hand all pointing in different directions, I need all the help I can get :lol: !!!

Roger

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Re: So who is looking ?

Postby 7sheds » Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:51 am

I just finished a 4-poster bed. If I costed it with my time at minimum wage I'd have to charge over a grand. You can pick up something similar from a factory in Shanghai for a quarter of that on eBay. Thank God it's a hobby, I'd never make a living at it. Hats off to the pros!

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Re: So who is looking ?

Postby MDK » Thu May 12, 2016 11:08 am

Hobby for me, about to undertake a freestanding wardrobe project :mrgreen:

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Re: So who is looking ?

Postby promhandicam » Sat May 14, 2016 7:00 pm

Welcome to the forum!

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Re: So who is looking ?

Postby Mike B » Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:24 pm

Trade , have had a fitting co. for 8 years now trying to manufacture

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Re: So who is looking ?

Postby Austin » Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:29 am

Hobby. I only have one customer, and she is very demanding.


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