Category Archives: Craftsman

Craftsman #9 (Will The Real Money Mark Please Stand Up)

Found

Tune Of The Day

Whilst fitting these….

Windows Hampton in Arden

Cutting Out Old Windows

New Window Partly Finished and Cutting-out Old Window.

New Window Partly Finished and Cutting Out Second Old Window.

Completed Instulation. Double Glazed with Leaded Light Glass.

Completed Instulation. Double Glazed with Leaded Light Glass.

Completed Job.

Completed Job. Three Ground Floor Windows.

….We heard this….

 

 

A First Time For Everything

It’s been a lovely week…

Put one of these up, on Monday…

Blue Plaque

Don’t know why I felt so good about putting a blue plague on a wall, but it felt real good!

Blue plaques in Birmingham England.

English Heritage

Then moved on to this job…

Cedar Shingles

Fixing Cedar Shingles to the roof of a oak framed gazebo. Once again, it feels really good doing this job. I’ll add more photos when the job is complete.

 

In An Ideal World…..

….All club soundsystems would be like this…

Posted about LCD Soundsystem before.

Posted about Soulwax before.

Craftsman #8 (Again)

Great film on J. Dilla‘s record collection.

Posted on this genius before.

From This….

Floor dug out for installation of insulation and underfloor heating.

Floor dug out for installation of insulation and underfloor heating.

Plaster removed from walls for insertion of chemical damp-proof course.

Plaster removed from walls for insertion of chemical damp-proof course.

To this…

Walls plastered. Floor completed.

Walls plastered. Floor completed.

To this…

Complete, except for decorating.

Complete, except for decorating.

A lick of paint will take it up another level.

A lick of paint will take it up another level.

We also renovated the master bathroom at the same house. I don’t have any before shots, as I forgot to take any…

The old bathroom was completely ripped out. A new marine plywood floor was laid to incorporate tiles and underfloor heating.

The old bathroom was completely ripped out. A new marine plywood floor was laid to incorporate tiles and underfloor heating.

Glass tiles - a nightmare to drill through, but we love a challenge!

Glass tiles – a nightmare to drill through, but we love a challenge!

Neat!

Neat!

Toastie!

Toastie!

Proud as punch about this job!

Proud as punch about this job!

Looking Through The Window

Replaced this three sided bay window, recently, on a lovely house in Barnt Green.

Here’s the original window being removed….

Check here for the finished job.

 

Ashley Beedle (Craftsman #7)

Another great interview by Christopher Tubbs.

Ashley is an all round nice guy and a talent that is undeniable when it comes to dance/club music from the late 80’s to the present day. I tip my hat to you Mr. Beedle.

Stairway To Heaven

Wow, how time fly’s. Started this job in March, and was only down to renovate the staircase, but the customer decided to renovate the whole of the hallway/stairwell. We supplied and fitted a new sky-light, and replaced all the skirting and architrave. We priced for the re-plastering of the walls, but didn’t get that job,  so there was a big gap between us starting and completing, but I think it turned out well in the end….

Check the General Carpentry page for more before and after photos.

The tune coming out of the radio as we were finishing up….Choon!

Shipbuilding by Robert Wyatt (Rough Trade 1982)

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Job Satisfaction

A job we’ve recently finished…

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