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The Repair Shop
« on: 20 August 2019, 20:05:30 »

No doubt forum members have a love hate relationship with the programme.

I bet quite a few forum members identify with some of the skill areas and crucially have the patience to work there. More importantly there will be people with their own specialisms like watchmaker repairs.


My mantra has always been “ If two hands made it, I can fix it or make one”. Doesn't always work . We have a shed full of kit like spraying machine for staining furniture ( to save paying the company) that saved money on someone else doing a job for us.

Anyone else like the programme?
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« Reply #1 on: 20 August 2019, 20:18:31 »

I love it. I find it really relaxing to watch, and the women (one that restores ceramics, one that works with leather and one that restores paintings) are really skilled. The only fly in the ointment is the person of colour  :) who seems to be in charge but does eff all.
A true reflection of life, I suppose.
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« Reply #2 on: 20 August 2019, 20:38:33 »

Yes, it s a very good programme :y :y :y

I particularly like seeing Steve the watch maker at work. So clever! 8) 8)
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Re: The Repair Shop
« Reply #3 on: 20 August 2019, 21:09:48 »

I love it. I find it really relaxing to watch, and the women (one that restores ceramics, one that works with leather and one that restores paintings) are really skilled. The only fly in the ointment is the person of colour  :) who seems to be in charge but does eff all.
A true reflection of life, I suppose.

Might be his repair shop and the rest are hanger ons?! ;D
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« Reply #4 on: 20 August 2019, 21:55:34 »

I love it. I find it really relaxing to watch, and the women (one that restores ceramics, one that works with leather and one that restores paintings) are really skilled. The only fly in the ointment is the person of colour  :) who seems to be in charge but does eff all.
A true reflection of life, I suppose.
I think the person of colour is there as a "balance"  ;)
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Re: The Repair Shop
« Reply #5 on: 20 August 2019, 22:23:19 »

He does that recycling programme in the afternoon as well. He gets old tables and chairs and just paints the legs different colours.
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Re: The Repair Shop
« Reply #6 on: 21 August 2019, 10:09:07 »

He does that recycling programme in the afternoon as well. He gets old tables and chairs and just paints the legs different colours.

Ah yes, Money For Nothing, another programme I enjoy.

In fairness he is a master upholsterer, and on his own does produce some great stuff  8) :D :y
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Re: The Repair Shop
« Reply #7 on: 21 August 2019, 13:20:16 »

Ah money for nothing.

Rescue stuff from a skip. Incur petrol costs, hours of sanding down, spray painting, more costs selling, more petrol, manhours excluded and then with a flourish , back to the original person dumping to present a “ profit” of £30 which is actually a loss of £300 .

Oh forgot to mention that the five legged table painted like a cow that no sane person would buy was sold to a “friend”.

Rubbish programme . Tat.
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« Reply #8 on: 21 August 2019, 13:22:40 »

Ah money for nothing.

Rescue stuff from a skip. Incur petrol costs, hours of sanding down, spray painting, more costs selling, more petrol, manhours excluded and then with a flourish , back to the original person dumping to present a “ profit” of £30 which is actually a loss of £300 .

Oh forgot to mention that the five legged table painted like a cow that no sane person would buy was sold to a “friend”.

Rubbish programme . Tat.
I agree. You'd have to be a particular type of tosser to part with hundreds of pounds for an upcycled garden gate.
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Re: The Repair Shop
« Reply #9 on: 21 August 2019, 15:10:12 »

Ah money for nothing.

Rescue stuff from a skip. Incur petrol costs, hours of sanding down, spray painting, more costs selling, more petrol, manhours excluded and then with a flourish , back to the original person dumping to present a “ profit” of £30 which is actually a loss of £300 .

Oh forgot to mention that the five legged table painted like a cow that no sane person would buy was sold to a “friend”.

Rubbish programme . Tat.


Oh yes, it can never be classed as a "green, protecting the environment" programme! I would also not buy most of what is produced!  But I love noting how much some (fools) pay for a lot of it.  That is what I enjoy ::) ::) ;D ;D ;)
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Re: The Repair Shop
« Reply #10 on: 21 August 2019, 18:59:57 »

Just all the "trendy" types with more money than sense that buy that tarted up rubbish. ::)
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Re: The Repair Shop
« Reply #11 on: 22 August 2019, 15:21:54 »

Money for nothing has just come on the telly. Sarah has 'rescued' two wicker chairs and they are bound for Jay to up-cycle. I wonder what he'll do with them?  ;D
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Re: The Repair Shop
« Reply #12 on: 22 August 2019, 17:02:28 »

Money for nothing has just come on the telly. Sarah has 'rescued' two wicker chairs and they are bound for Jay to up-cycle. I wonder what he'll do with them?  ;D

Don't worry, Jay will charge £500 for re-covering them and Sarah will sell, to some money bloated fool, those for £750, thus giving the original owner a £250 "profit", forgetting all the transport and TV production costs!

I find that so entertaining! ;D ;D ;D
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Re: The Repair Shop
« Reply #13 on: 22 August 2019, 18:40:19 »

Love the prog, however me and Miss DBG enjoy screaming at Jay of an evening. He gets to stand there at the end, with someone welling up at their treasured family heirloom, getting hugs and chants of "ohhh, thank you, you're sooo talented" when he's done sweet fanny adams, aside from strutting around like a bald Mike Brewer. Sometimes he walks between tables, carrying an item, often as much as three or four paces. 

Our favourite bit (look out next time you watch it) is his handmade, stunning, clearly custom-made leather apron... which he wears too-high, thus leaving an excess amount of the 'neck' flapping about like a kid wearing his dad's leather belt. And its immaculate. Not a mark, nick, stain, or scuff on it.  ::) In two or three years of the show it's blatantly still new and stiff leather, so it's clearly never worn for more than a few minutes at a time. Sigh...

Like the watchmaker who looks like if Daniel Craig had brother  :y
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Re: The Repair Shop
« Reply #14 on: 22 August 2019, 19:04:32 »

I really try to like the programme, as I like that sort of thing. But for reasons I cant explain, I find it really, really annoying, and it grates.
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