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A Week In The Workshop 180



Hi everyone, hope you’ve had a good week. Very much continuing the theme, in this one I take a very roundabout route to cut the hand-holds for the cabinet doors, and I crack on with the office refurb, albeit all in the workshop now.


I recorded this video on Friday morning, and since then I have primed and painted everything, so provided the second coat dries nicely it’ll be just a question of waiting for it to fully harden before I get everything installed, probably Monday. Phew!


I ended up going for F&B Hague blue, as my local paint shop didn’t have any dark grey ‘Railings’. - wasn’t until afterwards that I realised I was paying for this myself and could easily have had another brand mixed up and colour matched! 🤦‍♂️ Never mind, I rather like the blue!

Once this is done and dusted I’ll be in full Makers Central prep. mode; if anyone’s coming to the show at the NEC next weekend, I’ll be there on stand B08 with Stuart from Proper DIY, so be sure to come and say hello; I’m not doing any sales this year, but I’ll have late-stage samples of the next-gen Loose Tenon Jig to show off, and the 10MW MFT/plus jig too.


I’ll also be on stage on the Sunday morning at 10.30 alongside Stuart, Matt Estlea, Charlie White from CharlieDIYte, and Vikkie Lee, The Carpenter’s Daughter, for a live Q&A so if there on the Sunday come and join in, questions at the ready.


If I can I’ll shoot some video along the way, but these things tend to be pretty full-on so I’ll have to play that one by ear. In previous years I’ve done a quick walk-around ‘live’ of the show just before it opens on YouTube, so keep your eyes peeled for that, too.


That’s it for this one, thanks as always for being part of all this, and I’ll catch you mid-week.


All best for now, Peter




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Enjoyed that. I appreciated all the time and thought it took to come out with a simple looking result. All too often lost on a lot of people and in a lot of videos 😁👍. Paint colour looks swish too 👌

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petermillard
petermillard
08. Mai 2023
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Cheers Peter! Yes, got there in the end, and it’s all

coming together. Fingers crossed Everything will be dry enough today to get it all installed. 👍👍

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Derek Caldwell
Derek Caldwell
07. Mai 2023

Love the upcycling how did you find the hidrofugo i don’t use much medite now its mostly hidrofugo now it machines great and painters seem to love it looking forward to seeing the finished project

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Derek Caldwell
Derek Caldwell
10. Mai 2023
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I have been using it to do wall panels and the painters seem to love it heard it’s not been as good quality recently I haven’t had any problems personally 🤞🏻

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Bill J
Bill J
07. Mai 2023

Busy times Peter, l like the blue colour & the hand cut outs, it's all going to look very swish 👌.

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petermillard
petermillard
07. Mai 2023
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Thanks Bill! Yes, I’m hoping the colour works OK with the maple, I think it will, but we’ll see soon enough! 👍

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I did wonder about using those magnetic push to open/push to close catches, or just a simple forster bit round hole? Am sure you don’t want to hear suggestions like that though!


On the positive front, you now have a jig for doing these handle cut-outs next time. A jig that you’ll be able to lose in the workshop before you next need it …

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petermillard
petermillard
07. Mai 2023
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Thanks Geoffrey! I did think about touch-latches, but you need to use them with unsprung hinges and I don’t have 4 pairs of those - but I do have plenty of ordinary concealed hinges! Also considered boring a finger-hole, but then you have to paint the inside of it and it gets messy fast. And as you say, I now have the jig for future use! 😂👍

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