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  1. #1126
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    I was not online on Tuesday.

  2. #1127
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    Iím going away in a few weeks and will be away for a couple of months so I am currently clearing the decks of outstanding and promised projects. Iíve given up on finishing the SURPRISE project before I go but I have completed the SURPRISE table, a commission for dovetailed drawers, a couple of boxes and a few chair repairs. However, this has all been at the expense of THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM!
    Thi ELEPHANT refers to a project that I should never have agreed to, not the least because I donít really like the person Iím doing it for AND because the damage I am repairing was self inflicted! However, I do like the mate who brought him to me and so......
    Basically it is the repair of a double, bowed, leadlight door tall cabinet where the owner had decided to fix a little bit of damage to one of the doors by creating a LOT of damage? The damage done to the leadlight panel by taking it out of its curved frame with a hammer and screw driver was only exceeded by the damage done by transferring it SLUNG IN A TOWEL and placed in the boot of a car to be taken to my place!
    When I offered to fix it for no labour charge, the man floored me by saying ďOK but do YOU know what youíre doingĒ......... 😡
    So, fast forward to today! All of those years of making balsa model aeroplanes and then restoring real aircraft paid off with the skills necessary to make a curved former on which to repair/restore/remake the panel...

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    The ID of the curved door frame was compared to the ribs

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    and then the former was covered with 3mm plywood and top and edge battens fitted and square.....

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    The panel, on a flat piece of plywood, was then then extracted from its hiding place where I had been ignoring it......

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    and then very very carefully turned over and placed on the former..

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    I was very happy to see that the panel settled on to the curved former...

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    and Iím sure I heard a sigh of relief ........ or maybe that was just me?

    The damage however is horrible and the balance of work forward is swinging from repair to remake?

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    .... donít vomit in the hire car!

  3. #1128
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christos View Post
    I was not online on Tuesday.
    YEH YEH likely story

  4. #1129
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    This better than watching "The Repair Shop" one man does it all
    Looks like a marathon session coming up.

  5. #1130
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    The leadlight repair itself is finished. I wonít bore you with all of the elements of the repair but these 2 photos show beginning and end of one section...

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    As often happens in both new-build and repaired leadlight panels, they grow! This one was no exception and had grown by 4mm which made it too long for the recess in the frame. While chasing out the recess in the frame with Fein and chisel, I noticed that the joint had cracked......

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    .... and further investigation showed that the gentleman who had removed the leadlight panel with hammer and screwdriver had also repaired and glued the frame with grey panelbeaters bog! He must have been confused by the dowels in the join because he left one out of each joint?
    I had hoped that just finishing the leadlight panel would be JOB DONE .......

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    ...... but JOB DONE, in this case, is going to require some good old fashioned woodwork tomorrow.
    .... donít vomit in the hire car!

  6. #1131
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    Lovely work. A man of many talents

  7. #1132
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    Fun with Fletty's Fein & Fung Shui

    Hate rework even more so when it's my own. I have a Dragon to slay.

  8. #1133
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    I managed to wrangle the panel in to the frame without causing any more damage.

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    The panel itself has had a hard life, many of the old joints have been seriously weakened and thereís very little putty between the cames and glass, which would normally give the panel some rigidity, so I fixed it in to the frame by laying down a bead of glazing putty before clamping it in place to set. That way, the frame gives the panel a surprising amount of rigidity.
    Until it was placed in its frame, I hadnít been able to solder the inside of the new joints so I did that and Ďagedí them with patinating fluid...

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    Iíll wait for the glazing putty to set, clean the panel, sand and re/stain the frame and fit the glazing beading but, in the meantime, it can wait near the door enjoying the sunshine...

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    .... donít vomit in the hire car!

  9. #1134
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    You have showed the customer that you know your job ,I hope that he know;s how to bow when he thank;s you ,brilliant repair.

  10. #1135
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    Quote Originally Posted by TKO View Post
    You have showed the customer that you know your job ,I hope that he know;s how to bow when he thank;s you ,brilliant repair.
    thats when you sink the boot in where the sun dont (usually) shine
    Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.

  11. #1136
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    I have returned from my trip (www.flettrek.wordpress.com) and now back to the shed. It is a GOOD feeling!
    During my absence, there were some unexpected but necessary tree removals and fence rebuilding which unfortunately trashed the paving that gets me to the shed. Although busting to get IN to the shed, I started repairing the paving ......... but soon rang a local paving contractor! Inside the shed was a mess both from the burst of honouring commitments before I left and the dust that blows into colorbond sheds when there has been no rain and trees being removed.
    I have visitors coming to the shed on the 30th to see our new automated dust collector set-up so Iíve got to crack on with cleaning up the shed but unfortunately the paving wonít be complete by then.
    So, my priorities are;
    • clean up inside and outside of the shed
    • put everything back in its place
    • tidy up the dust collector ducting runs and the automation wiring
    • repair an antique lamp that somehow fell off the COMMITTED list
    • get back on to the surprise project and make the 4 outstanding chairs
    • enjoy the company of regular and irregular visitors to the shed.

    Itís good to be back!
    .... donít vomit in the hire car!

  12. #1137
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    The tree has flowered........ I live for yet another year!
    .... donít vomit in the hire car!

  13. #1138
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    Alan you sure Helen wasn't trying to get revenge from your clean out while she was away??

    By the container you sent the wood blanks up in i gather the pool took the whole bucket to clean it up?

    So where is new fence and paving photos? or WiP at least?

    Did you get many helping hands round to stand an applaud while you worked?

    So its now the 3rd how did the interested visitors go and think of the set up?

  14. #1139
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    Alan you sure Helen wasn't trying to get revenge from your clean out while she was away??

    NO COMMENT!

    By the container you sent the wood blanks up in i gather the pool took the whole bucket to clean it up?

    While I was away, the salt chlorinator went to heaven and the pool slowly progressed to primordial soup? Itís taken a couple of weeks, a new chlorinator and chemical warfare to fix it.

    So where is new fence and paving photos? or WiP at least?
    ide fence

    Also while I was away, some trees were removed (a VERY long story!) and this involved destruction of a side fence and the gate to the shed. My neighbour is replacing the fence and a contractor, when he turns up, will pave a new path to the shed. The replacement gate however is finished but not one of my proudest moments?


    Did you get many helping hands round to stand an applaud while you worked?

    All done in secrecy

    So its now the 3rd how did the interested visitors go and think of the set up

    The visitors were very impressed with the DC automation. Basically, all I have to do is start any machine, the DC starts up, the appropriate blast gate/s are opened, the unnecessary gates are closed and the DC will run either the length of the machine run or continue on for a pre-set time. ALL WILL BE REVEALED SOON?
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  15. #1140
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    Alan,

    Great to see you are both back safe and sound

    Regards

    Keith

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