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by cleaver
Wed 04 Dec, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Watching TV.
Replies: 55
Views: 2819

Re: Watching TV.

These are just DVD players with video recorders (in one unit). I had one years ago (silver, it was), but gave it away when we got the DVD / hard disc recorder. Lord knows why there's money in buying and selling them in the USA! Having a minor panic, as they seem to have stopped making dvd/hard disc ...
by cleaver
Wed 04 Dec, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Watching TV.
Replies: 55
Views: 2819

Re: Watching TV.

Been watching a Youtube channel with a guy and his wife buying golf clubs at 'thrift' shops, to then sell on (I must get a life). Anyway, he reckons a mate of his makes good money buying and selling DVD/VCR combo machines. I wonder why: I get why vinyl records have come back (sound quality etc.).......
by cleaver
Tue 03 Dec, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Watching TV.
Replies: 55
Views: 2819

Re: Watching TV.

At the same time, Bob Monkhouse was taping shed-loads (he kept it all in a shed, too :lol: ) - often using two VTRs at once.

Always ahead of the game, that lad.
by cleaver
Mon 02 Dec, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Watching TV.
Replies: 55
Views: 2819

Re: Watching TV.

:lol: :lol: :lol: And the BBC destroyed the tapes containing of much their work....AFTER Peter Cook had offered to personally pay for new tapes instead. "We need the tapes to record new stuff on"...."OK, I'll pay for brand new tapes, so you don't have to erase our work" ....."Sorry, it doesn't work ...
by cleaver
Mon 02 Dec, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Feeling pleased with myself!
Replies: 17
Views: 901

Re: Feeling pleased with myself!

Thanks Nick & David. Really appreciate you sharing that :clap:

Matt apologies for diverting your thread, mate.

Paul :)
by cleaver
Mon 02 Dec, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Feeling pleased with myself!
Replies: 17
Views: 901

Re: Feeling pleased with myself!

Thanks so much for that, Nick.

The one we're trying to match still had grain showing, do you reckon this method will do that?

:D
by cleaver
Sun 01 Dec, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Watching TV.
Replies: 55
Views: 2819

Re: Watching TV.

P.Pete, that sounds a little bit Derek & Clive (Ad Nauseum)....."the power TV has over people"

I still miss Pete & Dud. :crying:
by cleaver
Sun 01 Dec, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Feeling pleased with myself!
Replies: 17
Views: 901

Re: Feeling pleased with myself!

Peter, great advice as always. Very apposite (big word for me :lol: ), as Wessex seem to have disco'd a cushion my Mrs wanted for a couple of her oils. So I bought several sticks of plain obeche to finish up. What's the best way to emulate flat colours, Mr P? The colours she wanted were an ivory and...
by cleaver
Sun 01 Dec, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Feeling pleased with myself!
Replies: 17
Views: 901

Re: Feeling pleased with myself!

Brilliant - congratulations, Matt. :clap:

Fantastic to hear someone taking their first steps.

Remember to cash the cheque - it's no use to you framed! :lol:

Onwards & upwards, buddy.

Paul
by cleaver
Wed 27 Nov, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Flakey painty
Replies: 14
Views: 550

Re: Flakey painty

Just invested in a little paint sprayer (Wagner W100). I fancied one for the fence panels anyway :D . Going to do a coat or 2 of the Peel Stop, then spray on 2 or 3 coats of the water-based gloss stuff. To help with durability, I'll finish with rattle cans of clear lacquer - couple of coats Should b...
by cleaver
Wed 27 Nov, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Flakey painty
Replies: 14
Views: 550

Re: Flakey painty

Thanks, Mr P. Paint has been bought - chosen by the customer. Shocking yellow, it is (Mr Heslop). It'd break my heart to slap yellow paint over lovely Victorian mahogany, but someone has already started the process with the white paint. I share your concern about durability...do you reckon I should ...
by cleaver
Wed 27 Nov, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Watching TV.
Replies: 55
Views: 2819

Re: Watching TV.

Sidcup.
by cleaver
Tue 26 Nov, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Watching TV.
Replies: 55
Views: 2819

Re: Watching TV.

Love Wallander...the original, not Kenneth Branagh's effort. The European series are so much grittier than the Hollywood stuff: people can be overweight, have bad hair and imperfect teeth. Even the crack addicts in American series seem to have great teeth! I bought the box set of The Sopranos for ab...
by cleaver
Tue 26 Nov, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Watching TV.
Replies: 55
Views: 2819

Re: Watching TV.

LOL, my Mrs loves Spiral too. Ah yes, Mark - I recall you said before you don't have a telly. Very wise! Isn't the internet incredible for finding just what you want to do/learn about; from how to drive a golf ball, to how to cook with a halogen oven....and all points between. Seems the 15 minutes o...
by cleaver
Tue 26 Nov, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Flakey painty
Replies: 14
Views: 550

Re: Flakey painty

Great stuff :clap:

I've used the Zinsser Bin, but never tried this one.

Many thanks!
by cleaver
Tue 26 Nov, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Flakey painty
Replies: 14
Views: 550

Flakey painty

Evening all, Wonder if anyone could help with a generic paint problem (not picture frame related). Basically, I need to re-finish a set of mahogany dining chairs. As they stand, some hero has sprayed them with god-knows-what paint (white), which isn't sticking too well. Put it this way, after I put ...
by cleaver
Tue 26 Nov, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Another frame
Replies: 15
Views: 383

Re: Another frame

5ft x 3ft...that'd scare the life out of me!
by cleaver
Tue 26 Nov, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Watching TV.
Replies: 55
Views: 2819

Re: Watching TV.

Come on, Mark...join the party: what old/odd telly programmes do you like / miss? (I know you like your Youtube bloke who does all the woodwork stuff.)
by cleaver
Mon 25 Nov, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Another frame
Replies: 15
Views: 383

Re: Another frame

Lovin' this thread.

Beautiful frames, and fascinating to hear the thought processes. :clap:
by cleaver
Mon 25 Nov, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Watching TV.
Replies: 55
Views: 2819

Re: Watching TV.

P.Pete, you are bang on about Wheeler Dealers: I have to turn if off before spivvy Mike sells the car, as it's nonsense that he thinks he's made a 'profit!! Imagine you buying an antique frame for £100, spending 15 hours restoring it (and £30 in materials) then selling it for £200....and claiming yo...