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Postby Artiglio » 13 Jan 2021, 22:32

Evening All

Appreciate being accepted. Son of a now departed carpenter joiner who plied his trade for 60 years, anyone who was in the trade around Borehamwood (late 60’s to mid 80’s) or Tywynn area mid wales after may well have come across him. Really should have paid more attention to what he did and showed me.
I was a commercial diver for 30 years, converted a building into flats and built another in the garden to see myself through the rest of my days as a landlord.
Posted a few queries on other forums revolving around my current project, refurb and altering an already much altered barn/oast, it’s to be my home and will give me a workshop which has always been on the wish list. Much of its earlier historic changes was done by a chap who described himself in the kelly’s directory of the day as an “agricultural architect” , which nicely describes some of what was done and some would say reflects my skills with wood.
Followed tips from other fora, watched a few plane fettling videos and nigh on a day later finally understand why people say a planed finish is better than a sanded one and feel i can confidently sharpen a chisel to a decent edge.
Endlessly fascinated by the skills people present and the levels of detail they go to.
Looking forward to learning more and being pointed in right direction when lost.

All the best to you all.
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Re: New arrival

Postby TrimTheKing » 13 Jan 2021, 22:49

Welcome aboard mate and look forward very much to seeing pics of your project(s).
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Re: New arrival

Postby Craig Salisbury » 13 Jan 2021, 22:53

- I am not grumpy, im pragmatic
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Re: New arrival

Postby DaveL » 13 Jan 2021, 22:55

Welcome to the forum
My tool kit is almost complete, only a few more to get.
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Re: New arrival

Postby Mike G » 13 Jan 2021, 23:05

Welcome Artiglio. I really hope you'll show us some photos of your project. I assume you are in Kent or Sussex.* If so, you'll have a subtly different vernacular from me. Although I do know of an oast house locally (Waldingfield), they are virtually unheard of up here in East Anglia.

*'ve just added your location after I posted.
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Re: New arrival

Postby jvc26 » 13 Jan 2021, 23:06

Welcome! Look forward to seeing some projects!
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Re: New arrival

Postby Cabinetman » 13 Jan 2021, 23:56

Hi Phil, you really don’t hang about do you, ha ha. Well done and you chimed on the plane versus sandpaper thing that I really agree with. Very welcome Ian
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Re: New arrival

Postby Andyp » 14 Jan 2021, 10:29

Hi Phil and welcome from NW France

the oast house looks great

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Re: New arrival

Postby Malc2098 » 14 Jan 2021, 12:33

Hi from Mid-Devon.
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Re: New arrival

Postby Chris101 » 14 Jan 2021, 19:52

Hiya Phil. Was yours the oast house with the golden vane?
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