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Friday, September 14, 2007

The help out there

So last night I went and met with Fishman at his home. He lives quite close to me it turns out.
Anyway, I went there cause he had some varnish / colour stain for me to try and rescue the bar counter with.

Whilst there I met his wife (charming) ans his offspring - lovely! I also had to meet his security officer / minder / papvreter eater.... DOG! Damn, it's a mountain of an animal, and only 1 yr old. If he keeps growing at the current rate we could enter him into the Durban July in two years time!

I also was shown some of his handy work, and suffice to say I'm not surprised he's peed off with my bar counter. He does some fantastic wood work, and it a perfectionist in that if it's not right, it's wrong - no grey area! Unlike my bar top referred above, there is no sign of filler / joints / cracking....

He has a sleeperwood bedroom suite which, if you could buy it at a specialist store would retail in the region of ZAR30k! I shit you not.

Anyway, it was great seeing him again, he's a good lad. And we will be getting together soon at my place for a braai. Will probably have Divemaster Dad and his other half there too.

So, I will be attempting a repair this weekend. If it does not work out, I will be splitting the top, and redoing it, a la Fishman!



Fishman said...

As I told you before, call if you need assistance.

karma lennon said...

Sounds like a good time. :) And more to come.

Kat-in-a-flap. said...

Ah what it is to have a good friend....I love real wooden furniture and bespoke is always best.I'm sure you will do a good job.
Thankyou for your kind advice.
I suppose it all boils down to worrying what folk think of me as all my life I've felt 'not good enough' for somebody or other.These days it's my in-laws.My mum-in-law drips poison and her husband has to agree with her or else.I'm 7 years older than my man so I'm on a downer to start with.
Love the Zapiro thing too it looks fun,
Kat xxxxx

A 2 Z said...


Can anyone tell me where Meerkat is? I remember he bought a new house and was getting busy with it. Talk to you later! :)

A 2 Z said...

So Fishman is very talented with wood as well? The 2 of you could make a go at the coffin business too and call it Coffins-R-US. : )

Btw the bar looks good. It sort of looks like a question mark as if trying to say "What will I drink next? Wines in SA are the best!

Jeannine said...

The bar looks good and I'm glad you're able to get together like that. I've always enjoyed meeting blog friends in real life.