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

Al

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

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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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