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Post by jfc » Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:05 pm

Now and again we come across the one job you hate doing but has to be done to compleate the project , what's yours ?

I HATE glazing bars Image

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Post by engineerone » Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:34 pm

finishing a job i started months ago, and forgot about :-[

especially when you can't remember all that you did, but it now looks not quite right, but you don't want to do it all again :o

got a set of cupboard doors like that :-X

mind you if i did that many doors and windows i'd get bored by glazing bars.

paul ;)

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Post by jaco » Tue Nov 20, 2007 3:40 am


I HATE glazing bars Image
Same here, prefer nice subdued lighting, or just drinking at home.
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Post by jaco » Tue Nov 20, 2007 3:44 am

Danish oiling anything! :-[ :-[ :-[

(remember twit. keep u'r hands away from your face!!!! :o :o)


Glazing Bars - O, I see, ...... thought it was glaring bars.
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Post by dom » Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:10 am

Finishing, any finishing.

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Post by jmk89 » Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:59 am

sanding (so I try to use scrapers whenever I can)

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Post by marky » Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:10 am

Same as Dom...

Finishing, just not my thing.

Oh, and that includes painting, most definately.

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Post by lordnibbo » Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:43 am

Hanging doors, or to be precise fitting the hinges. >:(

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Post by pj » Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:06 am

Making Jigs or sanding, I just can't decide between the two. :-/

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Post by wizer » Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:18 am

Fitting the EZ Smart Base!

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Post by cncpaul » Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:46 pm

Doing Quotations
Paul

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Post by engineerone » Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:01 pm

well we have had notice of dom's finishing ;D ;D ;D

certainly takes a lot of learning

paul ;)

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Post by scrit » Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:59 pm

sanding (so I try to use scrapers whenever I can)
That makes two of us......

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Post by nickw » Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:54 pm

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Post by mel » Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:37 pm

Hanging doors, or to be precise fitting the hinges.
lord nibbo , hang your head in shame . this is where most of your money can be earnt .
try this next time , mark out your hinges with a stanley knife :D

SANDING is my pet hate [so, 4 then]

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Post by dirtydeeds » Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:05 pm

hinges are easy, yes the position is 6 down 9 up

but

having done this measure both positions from the top of the door then transfer to the frame / lining

and as mel says use a stanley

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Post by lordnibbo » Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:03 am

hinges are easy, yes the position is 6 down 9 up

but

having done this measure both positions from the top of the door then transfer to the frame / lining

and as mel says use a stanley


I do mark with a knife, I've even got several jigs. But I still hate doing them, to me it's just a total bore.... to make matters worse swmbo wants all new panel doors fitted throughout the house 11 in total >:( 10 being the hollow cheap type as from all the sheds and only one hardwood with glass bullseyes fitted. So if all of you love hanging doors so much who would like a day or two in the west country? ;D

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Post by Andys Woodshed » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:07 am

Delivering >:(

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Post by engineerone » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:50 am

how about getting paid ???

paul ;)

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Post by promhandicam » Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:01 am

hinges are easy, yes the position is 6 down 9 up

but

having done this measure both positions from the top of the door then transfer to the frame / lining

and as mel says use a stanley


I do mark with a knife, I've even got several jigs. But I still hate doing them, to me it's just a total bore.... to make matters worse swmbo wants all new panel doors fitted throughout the house 11 in total >:( 10 being the hollow cheap type as from all the sheds and only one hardwood with glass bullseyes fitted. So if all of you love hanging doors so much who would like a day or two in the west country? ;D
As long as you pay my travel costs I'd be happy to do them for you ;D

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Post by lordnibbo » Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:09 pm

Hang on, you all said you liked hanging doors :-/ now you want paying too ::) May I remind everyone people pay to come to Cornwall, well it cost them a

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Post by dirtydeeds » Thu Nov 22, 2007 7:16 pm

the welsh do better

its

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Post by scrit » Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:10 pm

Only if you're a soft southerner and go via the bridge. They let us Northern lads in for free!

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Post by colincott » Fri Nov 23, 2007 7:40 am

Only if you're a soft southerner and go via the bridge. They let us Northern lads in for free!
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Post by lordnibbo » Fri Nov 23, 2007 8:06 am

[quote]the welsh do better

its

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Post by pj » Fri Nov 23, 2007 9:52 am

Well if we are pushing the boat out, ya need to get on one to come to are wee part of the world. ;)

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Post by scrit » Fri Nov 23, 2007 6:47 pm

Yes but who really wants to go to Wales? ;) ;D
The Welsh. People with an interest in sheep. The Welsh. Rainoholics and The Welsh, I'd say. Although not necessarily in that order.

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Think I forgot to mention people interested in really high class guitars......... 8-)

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Post by engineerone » Fri Nov 23, 2007 6:48 pm

so not anne robinson then ???

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Post by dunbarhamlin » Fri Nov 23, 2007 9:54 pm

The English are like elephants.

Only make the trip to the secret valley when they want to go to Di Jones.

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Post by mel » Sat Dec 22, 2007 10:52 pm

just came across a job i hate almost as much as sanding

CLEANING OUT THE DUST EXTRACTOR !!!!!

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Post by rich » Sat Dec 22, 2007 11:02 pm

The best thing to come out of Wales is the M4, seriously though, the Gower peninsula has to be one of the most picturesque places in the world.

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Post by andyoak » Sun Dec 23, 2007 12:40 pm

Working under pressure and deadlines


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Post by colincott » Sun Dec 23, 2007 2:38 pm

I use it hate taking off old upholstery, when it was very dirty and had lots of stains plus worms of some sort too :-X

It would have my itching for the rest of the day.

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Post by scott » Sun Dec 23, 2007 6:33 pm

Finishing because waiting for finishes to dry between coats drives me nuts. I don't really mind the applying too much, provided it's oil or wax.

Anything that involves brushes or sprayguns implies cleaning of same and is to be avoided at all costs!

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Post by jfc » Sun Dec 23, 2007 6:53 pm

The best thing to come out of Wales is the M4,
I thought that would have been baby wales ;D

Any way can i add tidying up to the list . Great quote from a builder i worked with a while ago when a customer asked him to tidy up . He said do i look like a f**k**g house wife ;D

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Post by engineerone » Sun Dec 23, 2007 9:34 pm

you can only add tidying up if you don't do it at home ;D

these days though your average polish guy does clean up after every job ??? never have understood why the builder believes that he has the right to make even more mess than he needs.

surely your job is to instal something not add to the woes of the client? ::)

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Post by jfc » Sun Dec 23, 2007 10:06 pm

Well if you want to pay me

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Post by engineerone » Sun Dec 23, 2007 11:28 pm

i am certainly not a particularly tidy person, working or not,

but was actually taught to be quite tidy when working,
not least cause often at the beginning of my working life, it was outside in the bloody cold, so i wanted to be able to find things quickly and easily. ???

these days i find the tidier i and my working space are the quicker i get the job finished cause i am not spending ages looking for tools or even bits of wood :-[

i do however think that we should all attempt to leave where we are installing things at least as clean as when we went there :-/

but then i don't have your workrate mate so who knows if i did i might be less concerned either ;D

anyway have a good crimbo

paul ;)

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Post by jfc » Mon Dec 24, 2007 9:39 am

Of course i am talking about on site where someone is employed to tidy up . I have no escuse for wallowing in my own mess ;D

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