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A Week In The Workshop 201




Hi all!


So Stu C has since reported that he’s already sorted his Ooznest extrusion with a hacksaw and file, but the tracksaw works well: I made plenty of occasional cuts with a standard 48t blade, this one is a 52-tooth Festool 205555 made for aluminium and plastics, and thanks to plus member Ubi deFeo for putting me into that one. I'll link it up below if anyone's interested.


Little bit of 10MW housekeeping; Plus member Alan Cornforth has been kindly helping me out with some of the back-end web stuff and has generously agreed to continue to do so - phew! To help with this there's a new forum category for website feedback for any issues or suggestion, just to keep it all in the one place and so I don't have to forward ad-hoc emails to Alan, and any suggestions or issues, please put them there.


Second round of the Clamex S-20 giveaways are done in this vid, and congrats to David, S, Peter, David and Jim. I'll be in touch soon!


Heads-up I’m away next week at a YouTuber thing, so might not have anything out on Wednesday as I’m full-on with house stuff. Windows were delivered, but with only 1 piece of glass, the wrong size, and opening the wrong way. Otherwise, spot on!


Anyway, it’s being resolved; we haven’t been able to find a painter/decorator for love nor money so me and Mrs 10M have dusted off the overalls and getting stuck in and hands on, so I'll call this one done for now, and thanks so much for being part of Plus.


Can’t wait to start cleaning. 👍


Best, P


Festool 205555 52t aluminium blade - https://amzn.to/3PYnHJt

(affiliate link, I may earn from qualifying sales, and probably cheaper elsewhere...)

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Hope all goes well Peter!🤞

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petermillard
petermillard
Oct 01, 2023
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Thanks Hugh! 👍

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Paul
Paul
Oct 01, 2023

Nice job on that 2040 extrusion, I've got an extra one that I may try your technique on. That new kitchen extension looks fabulous! Soooo jealous. When we rebuilt or upper floor we went through the same fustration with all the little stuff at the end of a build. At that point you just want it done! But soon enough you'll be enjoying a coffee &/or meal in the spot where you built your budget MFT!

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petermillard
petermillard
Oct 01, 2023
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Cool, I'll get that done - it's a great tool! 👍

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The new extension is looking great Peter 😁 and it won't be long until you've forgotten all the trials and tribulations of the building process.

My son is hoping to renew his garden fencing in the exact same style as yours appears in the video.

Can I ask if you know what type of wood they have used for the battens, Larch ?, Cedar ? or something a little cheaper.

My son is hoping to do it on a budget, so he is looking at using planed up treated roofing battens, which will then be oiled on the planed side 😁.

Guess who's going to have to buy a Planer Thicknesser? Well, that's my excuse anyway.

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petermillard
petermillard
Oct 01, 2023
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Thanks! The guys have mounted them onto the fence posts, rather than having the post visible between the panels; makes a difference. 👍👍

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Andrew Lawton
Andrew Lawton
Oct 01, 2023

Welcome to what used to be my world. There are always two trouble spots. The beginning, when you break ground and find all the stuff that the boreholes and test pits never found. And the tail end when you are fighting to get the work actually finished and the contractor is trying to start another job …

The bit in between is usually reasonable. Though, I was on one multi million job where the contractor stood up and announced that they were 18 months behind - after 12 months!. We ran them off site and I got an extra years work while we sorted the claims out and appointed another contractor. Happy days!

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petermillard
petermillard
Oct 01, 2023
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Thanks Andrew! Yes, indeed; took them almost a couple of weeks longer to dig the foundations than they’d allowed, and now they have a couple,of weeks worth of work to complete before the flooring is fitted a week on Monday… 🤷‍♂️👍

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Bill J
Bill J
Oct 01, 2023

Nicely done Peter, perfect result 👍. The extension / kitchen & garden look fantastic, I'm sure you're both itching to get back in there. The door problems are very frustrating and seem to be quite common, my Son has complained a few times about this kind of thing on many jobs 🤬.

Hope you have a good productive week next week, I'm sure Mrs10M will keep everyone on their toes 😂.

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petermillard
petermillard
Oct 01, 2023
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Cheers Bill! Yes, lots to be done this week - while I’m away! Timing! 😬

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