Looking for Joiner's opinion on a job

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by D Hamilton, Jul 27, 2018.

  1. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Screwfix Select

    Apart from cosmetic look, which is terrible, that edging band is gonna allow water to get into worktop and cause it to blow after a while

    Some months down the line, the ‘butcher’ will have even less interest in putting things right so needs to be dealt with ASAP

    It’s not stuck on properly, chipped and scuffed, badly joined, and picture 3 shows a chip to top surface of worktop, etc

    He probably could have got away with that chip (if that was his only lash up) with a blob of colorfill

    Have you paid for this job, either full or part payment ?
  2. RaYBoY

    RaYBoY New Member

    Did you get him from "check a trade" or any other authority.
  3. Paulie1412

    Paulie1412 Active Member

    Don’t think anybody would class Checkatrade as an authority

    Any half skilled joiner should be able to spin that curve with trammels and a router and if it’s not a “true curve” then template it with a jigsaw and compass plane
  4. Pollowick

    Pollowick Screwfix Select

    Most of the major worktop suppliers will cut/trim worktops to your specification of required and at very little extra cost and they will be fully sealed and smooth.
  5. kitfit1

    kitfit1 Screwfix Select

    True. Thing is though, there is is no "industry" standard for radius's which can be a right pita. In my experience though, most radius's are exactly the same as the Howdens radius jig. It's dirt cheap and has the run in for straight edged to post formed, so a win win all round.
    Obviously the OP's "Joiner" knew nothing about this. But as you, and i said said earlier, the whole job is complete rubbish.

    I'm fairly certain my cats have been with me long enough that even they would have done a better job.....................as long as they had Salmon for breckie :D
  6. CGN

    CGN Screwfix Select

    I have the jig, but I did see a guy use a curved shelf to do a worktop radius...with varying results! :D
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  7. kitfit1

    kitfit1 Screwfix Select

    Has we ever worked together or met lol :D
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  8. CGN

    CGN Screwfix Select

    Nice to meet you again :D
  9. kitfit1

    kitfit1 Screwfix Select

  10. dwlondon

    dwlondon Active Member

    There are many things I don't do anymore. Some have always been beyond my skill.
    I suspect even b&q are realising that such things need a specialist. Deal somehow with hapless fitter, but arrange for a new worktop to be cut by a specialist.
  11. D Hamilton

    D Hamilton New Member

    No got him off my builder.com, 100% positive reviews (until now). Rest of the job was just replacement doors with a fit out of a small kitchen in utility area. That was all decent enough. Took his time though, big time
  12. D Hamilton

    D Hamilton New Member

    My builder.com
  13. D Hamilton

    D Hamilton New Member

    Paid him for other stuff he did. Told him I wasnt paying for worktop
  14. Scott Green

    Scott Green Member

    I wouldn't sleep at night if I'd done that and left it, hoping you wouldn't pull it!!
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  15. goldenboy

    goldenboy Super Member

    Check-a-trade? Thats hardly what could be classed as an authority.
  16. D Hamilton

    D Hamilton New Member

    Only paid for other work done, not the island and worktop
  17. D Hamilton

    D Hamilton New Member

    Paid for other work he has done. Told him I'm not paying for worktop.
  18. Mgreen201

    Mgreen201 New Member

    THAT edging is shocking.. Ok I agree doing a curve isn't easy ( the edging bit ) the cutting is fairly simple with template and router jig. But that edging is shameful just hope u havnt settled the bill as dont think he will return.. If he used a router he could skim the trim and 2 mil off then re do the edging
  19. Well Done Award

    Well Done Award New Member

  20. Well Done Award

    Well Done Award New Member

    I have had a similar request. I saw the Howdens jig (around £100) but the worktop in question is not square edged but is post formed(half round). Would this jig give an acceptable finish?

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