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Mailee15/04/2014 21:51:21
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I made a start on my next commission yesterday. This time it is a set of cupboards in MDF to fit across one wall of a study. I got all of the 'boxes' finished yesterday and spent today making the plinth which is a deep one on this.
Then after cutting the doors to size I started to put a T&G detail on them and that's when the Gremlins crept in! Halfway across the door a clamp slipped on the straight edge and this was the result.
Looks like I will have to make another one now. I thought the day was going well up until then so i called it a day and went home. I am back on the shabby TV cabinet tomorrow so it will have to wait until Thursday now.

Derek Lane15/04/2014 22:40:53
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I think the words "OH B----R IT" comes to mind (or even something worse which can not be printed here).

Mind you I do that if something goes wrong walk away and start afresh

Edited By Derek Lane on 15/04/2014 22:41:45

Mailee16/04/2014 19:52:22
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You are spot on there Derek as I had a much better day today and got all the TV cabinet painted. This afternoon I sorted out the doors on the cupboards after cutting another and had success this time.
Back to the TV cabinet again tomorrow to get it finished.

P.S. the air was blue in my shop when the accident happened Derek! oops!

Mailee18/04/2014 17:54:32
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Today I have mostly been making shelves! Twenty of them to be precise! surprisedscn3470.jpg

I am sure glad I am not the one who's going to paint them. thumbs up

Mailee02/05/2014 19:54:44
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Well finally got the cupboards finished at last. customer was very happy with the results too. It took me a day and a half to fit them due to the plinth having to be hacked about to accommodate pipework and wires. This alone took me a whole morning to achieve!

I sure am glad I didn't have to paint all these shelves.

Glad to also say that everything else went well today after yesterdays episode with the plinth. Well it was well worth it in the end as the customer gave me a very big tip with his cheque....£100 extra! He said he was very pleased with it and will have me back when the other room is decorated for some more cabinets. What a result!

Big Al06/05/2014 18:15:20
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Cracking job Alan, I feel sorry for your client having to paint that cupboard though!


steve h02/06/2014 22:57:33
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Always enjoy looking at your work, you always make it look so easy.


Michael Forster 221/06/2014 11:46:44
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Terrific Job, Alan - and congrats on the repeat business. That says more than anything else about your work. smiley

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