I have no problem with the spam and etc. You get a feel for the subject
in the title as you go. I have no objections to people who live in the
USA. Their leaders are rabid facists at the moment and they seem to have
had no trouble sourcing evil criminals to #### things up in general. But
skill and expertise is skill and expertise in any country.
It is from the US that the move to electric tools has come. And it is in
the US that the most experts in their use is to be found.
The US though is not one country. It just happens to be a collection of
states that thinks it is a couple of continents. A political problem
that will run its course eventually. Nothing to do with woodwork.
Today in this collection of countries that thinks it is England, we put
up with the ultimate crap in our homes. This is because of the price of
everything. But if we just go to the nearby states of France, Spain,
Germany and a few other user friendly places, we can find material that
will put to shame most of the plastic and plywood that we put up with at
I'd have gone on such a trip long ago had I the language skills that are
bound to be needed. I doubt very much that I'd find my way around small
timberyards in the backwoods of France accomplishing what I want without
a good understanding of French.
We get threads on here about PVC windows and their relative strengths
and problems. And the consensus is that they are far better than timber
windows. But the timber in windows is timber that would not be the first
choice of timber in days gone by.
All I wanted to do was find someone on here that had experience of
timber yards in the west of Europe. People are taking coaches abroad
and coming back with shedloads of cancer drugs and all sorts of useless
crap. Why not take a trip and come back with a bootfull of oak section
and put together some windows with old fashioned quality and prices?
That sort of thing.
I was motivated by the idea that veneered flooring is taking the country
by storm at the moment. I can't understand it. You can't expect veneer
on a floor to do a job like tiles and real tree wood can.
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