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26-09-2009, 09:04   #76
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Hi SLF, are you still enthusiastic about wood work? I have just started a Home Maintenance course and the bit of wood work we have covered so far is very rewarding. I am a disgruntled customer of a so-called professional carpenter that did some work in my home much to my dissatisfaction. I mean everything that could go wrong went wrong including surfaces that are not level. Hence the course!!! Where can I find your details for a quote?
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26-09-2009, 11:05   #77
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Hi SLF, are you still enthusiastic about wood work? I have just started a Home Maintenance course and the bit of wood work we have covered so far is very rewarding. I am a disgruntled customer of a so-called professional carpenter that did some work in my home much to my dissatisfaction. I mean everything that could go wrong went wrong including surfaces that are not level. Hence the course!!! Where can I find your details for a quote?
95% of my work is the restoration of old windows and 5% is putting new double glazed units in.

Send me a private message (PM) with your details and I will (if I have a chance to) take a look at it and recommend someone to you.

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Will, hobby woodturner of about a week. Got a lathe last week and am loving it. Just getting to grips with it all at the moment but really enjoying it.
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I'm Tom, fourth year apprentice carpenter. First 3 years was mostly involved in roofing with the last while basically doing anything carpentry related. Have been a hobby woodworker for a lot longer and have set myself up a decent workshop. I would like to start wood turning and would like to know what I would need for a good starting set up.
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I'm Tom, fourth year apprentice carpenter. First 3 years was mostly involved in roofing with the last while basically doing anything carpentry related. Have been a hobby woodworker for a lot longer and have set myself up a decent workshop. I would like to start wood turning and would like to know what I would need for a good starting set up.
Hi chippytom, welcome

Post up a thread on the forum about your woodturniung needs for your workshop, you,ll get more response on a new thread I,d expect.

Outline your woodturning needs. Is it mainly for spindle turning between centres, say table legs ect. Or is it bowl turning, or a bit of both.

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17-01-2010, 22:59   #81
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Hi
I work as a carpenter..Spent 15 years working in a shopfitting workshop...spent a year working in australia making furniture for a furniture designer (best job ever)
Start working for myself 3 years ago..going ok..could be better.
Still love making things...At my happiest working away at a new project for self...
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Hi All,

Complete novice here. I'm an electrical/project engineer and I love working with my hands. have started making simple shelves with some basic joints. Addicted already and will be here for a while. Will probably ask some stupid questions but just bare with me.

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new to the forum, we are a specialist staircases manufacturer with over 20 years experience based in Co. Monaghan.

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Hello All,
I thought I'd declare my interest here.

My interest would be in carving, turning, furniture making. Small scale hand made projects.

I have to admit that I have not been doing much in this line of work in years due to the lack of a shed/workshop. I hope to get back into it once I get a place of my own.

What really got me into it was a fine furniture/ cabinet making course I attended in a place called Gortahork (Donegal) in the mid 90s (city & guilds cert + NCVA level so I'm just an amateur). Maybe some members here attended the course?

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14-06-2010, 21:03   #85
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howya doin folks

im kevin i do all types of woodwork spent a year in b.i.f.e and enjpyed every minute of it and build a small workshop (shed) out me back garden and am currently trying to sell some of my pieces

im also tryn to start up my own buisness at the moment but the way the banks and alll are i cant get funding for it so im just working out of me little workshop (shed)

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?...16612141689229

thats a link to some of the stuff i make

hope yous like it
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im also tryn to start up my own buisness at the moment but the way the banks and alll are i cant get funding for it so im just working out of me little workshop (shed)
Me and all Kev, at this stage its more about getting a name for yourself, getting recognition and attending and exhibiting in as many design/craft shows as you can. Cold calling, chancing your neck, harrasing, flyers, developing your own unique style, something a little different to the rest that you know there'll be a market for. Then, maybe.......just maybe the bank 'might' talk to you, its a tough ol' business indeed!

Have you been in touch with the Crafts Council?
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Have you been in touch with the Crafts Council?
never heard of it
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never heard of it
Look them up! They're the voice of craft workers of all disiplines in Ireland. They provide a free basic web page to talk about yourself, display some images and your details. They also run course (setting up your own business, craft workshops, seminars, crafts shows, competitions etc etc). Well worth looking up/contacting!

http://www.ccoi.ie/
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Wooden boats

Hi all I am kind of new to woodworking but have always loved wooden boats so I started to build them "too much plastic in the world" my first boat was called a Malahini and this is the build,
http://s753.photobucket.com/albums/xx179/fergalbutler/
The boat I am building at the moment is a 1954 powerboat with a 5.7 v8 it will all be finished in mahogany top and sides.
http://s753.photobucket.com/albums/x...er/crackerbox/
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Nice!

Looks like I'm not the only person in Ireland to build a Glen-L boat.
I built a Squirt a few years back. Unfortunately had to sell it last year due to recession! Photos below.

http://one.xthost.info/boatbuilder/boat/
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