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Bobbo

Member since Apr 2011 • Last active Apr 2020

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    Not going to answer the caulking question 😉 because I've been beaten to it.

    As far as the filling goes I'd probably use timbabuild if I was doing it for a paying client. Problem there is for a DIY job you will need to buy a tube of the filler £28, the primer ~£30, and the specialised mastic gun ~£50 so for a small job it's a pretty big outlay. As its a step I'm assuming that this is subject to regular use in the summer months so 2 part fillers which are fairly inflexible are likely to fail due to repeated flexing, so brummer is probably your best bet as its slightly more flexible there is also the added bonus that it can be colour matched if you don't want to paint

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    Is it not 2?

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    I find that when you're on a big site what happens is the brickies get pissed off with their apprentice / new labourer so decide to get them in trouble and send them off to borrow a chisel. The problem is they never come to you, they usually go to another carpentry apprentice who liberates one from your chisel roll. Next time you come to use it some cunt has cut a chase in blocks with it. Yet another reason why I stopped taking on apprentices.

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    If by suspicion you mean outright hostility and death threats then yes.

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    Nnnnnnnngggggggggggggg!!!!!! Not even in jest! Stay away from my chisels!

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    Seen some of them already. Amazing what you can make out of nylon string.

    Also been watching this

    https://youtu.be/GoNhsPSWabY

    While I'm tempted to give basic knife making a go I think the way he wraps the handle looks pretty good.

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    That's a great idea I had though of doing it with hockey tape to soften the edges a bit but some nice thin paracord would be better.

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    Hire one of these and you could do the job in 3o mins (40 if you are knocking up the mortar by hand)

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