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Postby MJ80 » 13 Sep 2016, 20:38

Hello Everyone,

I've been watching this forum for a while now and decided to get stuck in.

Joiner by trade, over in Germany now. Renovating an old farmhouse and buildings, getting workshop restocked, back up and running, then who know what. Need to get back into the bench side of things and try and get in touch with what I loved about this game, take it easy and make nice things.

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Re: Hello Everyone

Postby TrimTheKing » 13 Sep 2016, 20:58

Hello mate and welcome aboard.

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Postby Andyp » 13 Sep 2016, 21:16

Welcome MJ. As you have been browsing for some time you will now that we love pictures around here. So please get your post count up with a few posts, 3 I think, and then show us what you are up to.
There are some loverly tool stores in Germany and some quality manufacturers too so just a little envious.
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Postby DaveL » 13 Sep 2016, 21:19

Welcome to the forum, remember we do like pictures.
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Re: Hello Everyone

Postby Malc2098 » 13 Sep 2016, 21:21

Wotcher and welcome from Devon!

Pictures of farmhouse would be good!

What part of Germany? Haven't been there since I was a teenager in the '60s, but have happy memories.

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Re: Hello Everyone

Postby MJ80 » 13 Sep 2016, 21:31

Im about an hour south of Hannover at the edge of the Teutoberger Wald. Its pretty quiet compared to the UK. There are more nice tool stores on line than I have managed to find. I always used to get bits and bats from fine tools, but nothing really like that in the shops round here. Plus its all more expensive than the UK. Germany can be a little odd somtimes :?
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Re: Hello Everyone

Postby Mike G » 14 Sep 2016, 07:57

Oooooh, excellent, another renovation...... :D

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Postby MJ80 » 14 Sep 2016, 08:59

Hi Mike,
Been following your progress, yours looks awesome. Unfortunately the previous owners of our place got had by a building company. All the oak frame was taken out and replaced with terrible brickwork, the interior of the house had been hacked about over 200 years and when it was all exposed I had to rip it out and rebuild it in studwork and steel to get the windloading for the gable. Its back together now but still need to finish the second fix, but need the workshop running to make everything - hence more projects. Its a tragedy really because I'm sure the oak could have been saved.
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Postby Robert » 14 Sep 2016, 09:18

Welcome to the forum :)

you've done your 3 moderated posts so you can reply to threads without the wait now.
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Postby Mike G » 14 Sep 2016, 09:42

MJ80 wrote:...........the previous owners of our place got had by a building company. All the oak frame was taken out and replaced with terrible brickwork.........Its a tragedy really because I'm sure the oak could have been saved.


Makes you want to cry.

Does Germany have a Listing-type system for protecting old buildings?
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Postby Malc2098 » 14 Sep 2016, 10:56

MJ80 wrote:Im about an hour south of Hannover at the edge of the Teutoberger Wald. Its pretty quiet compared to the UK. There are more nice tool stores on line than I have managed to find. I always used to get bits and bats from fine tools, but nothing really like that in the shops round here. Plus its all more expensive than the UK. Germany can be a little odd somtimes :?



I stayed in Hagen, Westphalia, in the 60s; furthest north I got was Münster. Even so, failed A Level German in 1968!! (German literature is proper hard work to swallow!!)
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Re: Hello Everyone

Postby Tusses » 14 Sep 2016, 16:15

Hello :obscene-drinkingcheers:
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Postby MJ80 » 14 Sep 2016, 18:51

There is a listed building status here and it is as much of a nightmare as the UK. Round here Oak framing was the norm so things you would think should be listed aren't seen as being special. I think they have managed to get away with this one by ripping the front out and bricking it up int he 1960's before anyone cared. I would have loved to have got it with the rest of the framework in then i would have ripped the brickwork out and reinstate the framing. Anyway there is another house to attack later on.
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Re: Hello Everyone

Postby MJ80 » 14 Sep 2016, 18:53

Malc2098 wrote:..I stayed in Hagen, Westphalia, in the 60s; furthest north I got was Münster. Even so, failed A Level German in 1968!! ,,(German literature is proper hard work to swallow!!)

Hagen is about an hour and a half away, thinking about a spray booth round that way
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Re: Hello Everyone

Postby MJ80 » 14 Sep 2016, 18:54

Tusses wrote:Hello :obscene-drinkingcheers:

Hi, seems quite friendly over here
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Re: Hello Everyone

Postby TrimTheKing » 15 Sep 2016, 07:41

MJ80 wrote:
Tusses wrote:Hello :obscene-drinkingcheers:

Hi, seems quite friendly over here


That's the idea bud, hopefully it's working.

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Re: Hello Everyone

Postby Tusses » 15 Sep 2016, 10:46

MJ80 wrote:
Tusses wrote:Hello :obscene-drinkingcheers:

Hi, seems quite friendly over here


I haven't seen any fighting yet ! :lol:
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Re: Hello Everyone

Postby Phil » 18 Sep 2016, 07:59

Guten tag und welkomen!

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Re: Hello Everyone

Postby meccarroll » 13 Oct 2016, 22:41

Welcome and yes, everyone respects everybody here.........is how it is and how it should be. You have made a nice start and I think your contributions will be interesting and valuable.

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