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floor sanding cafe yeahhhhh !!!!

Postby martinmckenna » Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:44 am

so.......................

the current plan is to sand the floor of the cafe before august , this would be i the first week of july . but unfortunately the week starts on a Wednesday . i propose that we start this on the sunday 5th july and finish on the 7th tuesday . this should give us plenty of time to do the job right .

the sanding is pretty quick but hard work . the varnishing is easy but a slow process .

is it a goer !

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Postby nix » Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:14 pm

Ah yeah!
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Postby martinmckenna » Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:22 pm

yo

update , ive booked the last few days in june and week after in july in events book . we need to decide when is best to do it .am free up to the 7th july .

the sooner we decide the better it is for the events that may wish to live around the sanding !

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Postby mirja » Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:15 pm

Hi, i'm preparing a list for the stuff we need for this ( and sourcing it) and wrote a little how-to just to run through in my mind how to do this and how long it might take realistically. Will get them to Tove.

This will be soooo good to do!!!!!
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Postby mirja » Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:54 pm

good news,
i just sourced pro quality high-traffic water based (!!) varnish
and found one outfit that sells it in bulk.
I think we are in business.
Its really fast drying ( 2-3 hours)
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Postby mirja » Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:59 pm

oh and renting the machines...
to rent on sunday means we have to pay for the whole weekend.
my suggestion is to rent the sanders on monday and tuesday and be strategic about it, and
varnish wednesday. thats our cheapest option.
could work..?
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Postby Jane » Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:19 pm

this will be awesome, good work crew xxxx
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Postby martinmckenna » Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:03 pm

we reckon this will cost £283.82 in total ,maybe a bit more or less .

the days we are going to do this on 29th 30th june and the 1st july

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Postby mirja » Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:09 pm

eh, we'll add £30 for the sandpapers and disks. they will be charged in the end of the sanding.
That'll be all.
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Postby mirja » Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:52 pm

Here's a check list and short run-through of the sanding, FYI.
Particularly, if you have not done it before and are wondering whatall is involved.

It's 5 min of reading and guaranteed HOURS of fun.
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Postby ChaoticReality » Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:51 am

So the cafe is going to be closed those days, then?

If so, have we notified anyone who has an event booked?
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Postby martinmckenna » Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:07 am

there are no events booked for the cafe on these days .

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Postby Ila » Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:01 pm

yes...it's true!!!

I am explaining to the people that want play those days about our job in the cafè...

Thanks Martin to confirm the dates
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Postby Ila » Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:11 pm

sorry guys...

I need to have a confirm:

you will do the job on 29th, 30th JUNE and 1st JULY

and then how many days we need to wait untill the varnish will be completely dry?

You know? I prefer ask two times than misunderstand ;-)

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Postby mirja » Thu Jun 18, 2009 5:58 pm

This stuff we will be using is waterborne and ultrafast drying.
Recoating time is 2-3 hours,
and the varnish should be perfectly dry for the cafe to open by the morning 2nd of July.
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Postby Ila » Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:43 pm

Thanks so much for the info Mirja

Bye
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Postby marmot » Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:26 pm

Yeah,
technically we're closing cafe on sunday 28th at 7pm, clear up, take all the chairs and tables and things from the kitchen so we can do work on the monday.

Also there's going to be an action kitchen readjustment on the same days.
We need to do that now before the festival.
There's going to be a team doing things all together!

yeahhhhhhhhhh!
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Postby martinmckenna » Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:43 pm

yessssssssssssssss !

could someone from the sound team please advise/help us on moving sound stuff like the mixer ect . dont want that stuff screwed up with dust

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Postby Ila » Sun Jun 21, 2009 4:56 pm

wow... big plan

I can advice someone of the sound team
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Postby mirja » Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:20 am

Ok, more details.
About the machine rental,

-the cheapest deal is with BASICALLY Tool Hire, they are in Dalkeith. ( £50 +VAT + the belts and paper we use, for 2 days /2 machines total. This is way cheaper than the other outfits in town)
Its no problem, I can drive, but I suggest that we rent 10am monday so that the machines are back 10am wednesday. (I will not be able to leave home before 9am wednesday)

This means that we can start sanding only about 10.30-11 am monday. So we can make sure the prep gets done.

( If there is somebody else to pick up the machines, then this is not an issue. The rental place opens 7.45 am)



-another thing. We can pay ( upon the return of the machine) by check, but they need a debit/credit card number to register in the beginning of the rental as a guarantee of return of the machinery. There will not be a charge on this card (i.e. they do NOT charge and then reimburse...). They just need it as a standard procedure. Any ideas ?
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Postby Stephen » Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:45 pm

I put up some posters in the cafe for volunteers to sign up for these days, Mati said he would be volunteer coordinator, or maybe i just volunteered him now. we have a sink and worktop already, if any one has or sees any fridges sofas etc that would be good, should we also redo some paintwork. Also has any posted on the volunteer forum or public pages about this and how we might need some help. would be good to coordinate that before so we can tell people when to come to maximize effect use of time. maybe we could meet for 1 hour one day before to do some planning, lets make lists, brilliant and go through tools in the workshop, okay sory I'll stop, this is more to do with the kitchen refit, anyway lets coordinate, see ya soon
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Postby mirja » Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:56 pm

just some thoughts here,

painting might not be a good idea with the sanding, as the dust tends to stick to the paint as its drying... you will end up with a load of gunk. So monday, tuesday maybe to concentrate on the rest of the kitchen renovations.

also, the work in the kitchen has to cease on wednesday, because there is no way to get to the kitchen as the floor finish is wet/drying... The place will have to be shut completely, alas...
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Postby scoutwinter » Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:03 pm

ok.
re. painting/sanding I posted this on FWG already but:
it'd be amazing to be able to reppaint the floor of the window seat area, maybe on varnishing day. hmmm... door frames... this is not essential, can be done another time without too much of a fuss, but good to minimise the disruption!
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Postby scoutwinter » Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:04 pm

oh, and by the way - the gallery looks GREAT!
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Postby martinmckenna » Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:20 pm

the varnish has arrived it 15 liters is this enuf ? if not we need to order more


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Postby mirja » Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:12 am

it should say on the tin how much its supposed to cover, and with this stuff we might be fine without slashing on extra layers, but just whats recommended, so it should last better than the stuff we used in the gallery ( and that was less than 5 l). but we should check on the tin and eyeball the space size, we still have time to order more if its borderline....
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Postby dan » Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:58 am

i think put as many layers as you can on that floor, it get so much use the more the better...
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Postby mirja » Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:04 am

ok, this is getting URGENT, no responses to this yet...
We need somebody with a CARD NUMBER to go to pick up the machine with me monday morning. I will drive, but they need to register a card at the time of the rental for security reasons. There will not be a charge on this card.
No card, no rental... Anybody willing?
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Postby ChaoticReality » Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:56 am

I can do it if needed.
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Postby mirja » Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:56 am

Thats fantastic.
We should be sorted then!
I can pick you up from forest in the morning? what time?
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Postby ChaoticReality » Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:36 am

If we want to rent the machines at 10, how about I meet you around 9:30?
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Postby martinmckenna » Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:27 pm

we have enuf vanish , i order more !


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Postby mirja » Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:58 pm

Mike thats great.
found out they have a pickup point in longstone, thats much closer.

did the rest of the stuff arrive, anybody know?
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Postby ChaoticReality » Fri Jun 26, 2009 2:12 pm

Mirja, in which case, you might as well pick me up at my flat, as I live closer to Longstone than The Forest.
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Postby mirja » Fri Jun 26, 2009 6:54 pm

ok, hwere would that be
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I've sent you a PM with my address.
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