Skirting board over step

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by AndrewMole123, Jun 25, 2015.

  1. joinerjohn1

    joinerjohn1 Screwfix Select

    I work in the DRI (now London Road Community Hospital) Although most of it is now being demolished ( I work in the newest part that was called the Grove. Been an interesting week watching the Wilderslowe Tower block (nurses accommodation) being demolished. Within the next few weeks the old A&E block is coming down too.
     
  2. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    I was in the bone ward for 3 weeks back in the 80's mainly with bikers in traction with bolts through their limbs.
     
  3. CGN

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    Very nice Chippie... But this ain't getting my doors hung :))
     
  4. joinerjohn1

    joinerjohn1 Screwfix Select

    All the specialist wards are now up at the Royal Derby Hospital now (was on tv last night, first part of a four part series "Superhospital" (ITV 9pm Thursdays) Know a few people featured in the series
     
  5. CGN

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    Just jesting of course :)
     
  6. joinerjohn1

    joinerjohn1 Screwfix Select

    Sorry we appeared to have hijacked this thread now, so you can forget about yer fire doors. :p:p:p:p:p:p
     
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  7. joinerjohn1

    joinerjohn1 Screwfix Select

    Small world innit Chippie ;););)
     
  8. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    The thread was about skirting.
     
  9. CGN

    CGN Screwfix Select

    And ya reminiscing ;) yep, over and out !! :)
     
  10. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    It is and I hate hanging doors and doing skirting.
     
  11. CGN

    CGN Screwfix Select

    What would be a good day carpentry wise then Chippie?
     
  12. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    Yesterday I dismantled a trade stand in 2 1/2 hours and got paid £200 plus travel. My normal day rate is £150-£250.
     
  13. CGN

    CGN Screwfix Select

    Nice work if you can get it eh :) Is there a particular type of job which you still get some satisfaction from? I don't mean that in a patronising way just wondered what a 'nice day' would involve money aside?
     
  14. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    Oh yes, basically I'm a scenic carpenter and sometimes that involves a lot of technical boring stuff and sometimes it's the most interesting job in the world, I've met a load of celebrities and I've met some great people from lorry drivers to cooks to film stars.
    The joining wood to wood bit is what it is.
    A nice day should be Sunday when I travel down to the tent, see a few mates, stay in a hotel, make sure the set is clean for junior and go home.
     
  15. CGN

    CGN Screwfix Select

    Got ya...fairplay Chippie :)
     
  16. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    The last 2 weeks the theme was "It is what it is"
     
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  17. CGN

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    Is your current role as a scenic carpenter a recent thing, or did it run alongside the more usual jobs a carpenter would do? Just interested :)
     
  18. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    I was doing all sorts of stuff and went to drama college aged 29 to specialise in set building, the domestic stuff is a sideline.
     
  19. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    I'm in my 50's now
     
  20. CGN

    CGN Screwfix Select

    That's cool Chippie, sounds very interesting. Thanks for sharing :)
    Nice to know that someone has a different take on a day to day basis of 'carpentry and wood working'.
     

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