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Helen - New Member

Postby Helen » Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:36 pm

Good morning all, happy to have joined you.

I'm not a professional but I work from home producing good results for friends, neighbours and word of mouth acquaintances. I did an excellent, 4 day course at West Dean College in 2016. I was inspired and all set to carry on at home, however, I quickly realised that working in the sitting room & covering everything with sawdust just wasn't an option.

Four months after the course my wonderful garden cabin was built with heating, a/c & dehumidifier and 2 big, heavy benches built to my own spec. I really am very lucky. Not only that, but I live in Ashford, Kent, so I have a branch of Wessex Pictures just across town where the staff are always so helpful & friendly.

When I identify the appropriate section of the forum I need to pick all your knowledgable brains about mount cutters!
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Re: Helen - New Member

Postby prospero » Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:58 pm

Welcome Helen. :D

When I first started I had to shift my underpinner to get into bed. :roll: :lol:
Watch Out. There's A Humphrey About
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Re: Helen - New Member

Postby poliopete » Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:00 pm

Hello, Helen :D Welcome to the FF.
You appear to be off to a flying start :rock:
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Re: Helen - New Member

Postby Rainbow » Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:06 pm

Welcome, Helen :)

I've been on the West Dean course too - three times in fact, and I've learnt a lot on each occasion. John Hill does an excellent course and West Dean is an excellent venue for it.
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Re: Helen - New Member

Postby cleaver » Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:00 pm

Happy welcome to you, Helen. :D
We're all cofficionados now.
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Re: Helen - New Member

Postby red » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:07 am

welcome helen, im still in the stage of framing between the garage, spare bedroom....
I will at some point get round to building a cabin like yours,sounds ideal,like you
im a hobby framer at the mo at least. keencuts are good mount cutters,but there
are others out there too.I sometimes just use a hand mount cutter and a straight edge
it does the job! more room for errors of course, but the fun!
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