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mocha
12-11-2012, 05:19 PM
As you may have read in another thread, Irving has suffered a serious injury and it will be some time before he can get back to doing the things we take for granted.

So without his permission or knowledge, (sought but not yet received) this thread has been created for those people who would like to offer him a helping hand. It may be helping get his workshop realised, it may be moving machinery to a more convenient place for him, it may be none of those things but it will be something that he needs some help in achieving.

There is no timeline for this project and it may not start for some months. It is also likely there will be more than one opportunity available to assist.

If you have some time you can spare, add your name below please. If as and when he is ready, we'll post the info here.

EDIT: MODERATED THREAD

Please keep this thread just for posting availability. Start another thread for any other topics.

BillTodd
12-11-2012, 05:26 PM
No problem :)

I live near enough to make day trips feasible

More than happy to help where ever I can :)

Ricardoco
12-11-2012, 05:40 PM
Im up for that... Any thing i can do just let me know and im there...

Mad Professor
12-11-2012, 06:45 PM
I am down on the Isle Of Wight, and I am more then happy to travel up, and help with what ever I can.

Iwant1
12-11-2012, 07:42 PM
I'm game for helping. Only 20 mins away so could help most evenings and all day Sundays. I think it will also be a good opportunity for us to meet fellow members.

Adil

JAZZCNC
12-11-2012, 07:56 PM
I'm along way away but I'm available when the time comes.!

blackburn mark
12-11-2012, 08:15 PM
i was thinking more along the lines of irving with his bobble hat on playing forman while a slack hand full of us try not to spill to much concrete on his chrysanthemums ?

EDIT: ill maybe pick jazz up on my way as long as he is in a good mood! :)

martin54
12-11-2012, 09:47 PM
Best to just pencil me in Max, not sure just how much use I will be but I am sure someone will be able to think of something.

oscar
12-11-2012, 09:49 PM
I'm in.
The machines are waiting for anything you want to throw at them.

Fivetide
13-11-2012, 12:48 PM
i was thinking more along the lines of irving with his bobble hat on playing forman while a slack hand full of us try not to spill to much concrete on his chrysanthemums ?

EDIT: ill maybe pick jazz up on my way as long as he is in a good mood! :)

I'll come over to yours Mark I'm only up the road and chip in for the petrol, I have camping gear so I can pitch up on the lawn if need be. I can do a bit of brick laying and I'm not to bad with a spade :)

blackburn mark
13-11-2012, 01:12 PM
I'll come over to yours Mark I'm only up the road and chip in for the petrol, I have camping gear so I can pitch up on the lawn if need be. I can do a bit of brick laying and I'm not to bad with a spade :)

splendid, thats a possible three in my bus so far... my camper is a long way from being finished but there is no reason for anyone to be kipping on a cold damp lawn!

njhussey
13-11-2012, 01:24 PM
Count me in as well, it will be a pleasure to help out someone who has put so much into this comunity.

m.marino
13-11-2012, 07:58 PM
Give me some lead time and I will be on a train down from Edinburgh. Just tell me which station some one is picking me up at. Former Carpentry/Masonry Engineer in the military and have helped build homes from the ground up. While the shop maybe a point at some time getting ramps and such up and running so that home is not a serious problems are also things that will be needing done. If some one from this area is heading down any of my tools that can be useful will be available for use.

Michael

Washout
14-11-2012, 12:18 AM
Just caught up on the forum and I will gladly help out with labour at the least (I have other skills dependant on the tasks required).

Its the least I can do after all the helpful advice Irving has given me on my build. Let me know date(s) in advance so I can clear my diary/work schedule.

wilfy
14-11-2012, 12:38 AM
dont quite know what i can do from where i am, and with having twins it makes it hard to travel, but anything i can do to help please gis a shout

irving2008
15-11-2012, 02:53 PM
All, I am deeply touched by your generosity. It will be several weeks, possibly months, before I'm out of hospital and into a rehab unit and many more months before i go home. no idea yet what changes to the house will be needed, poss a loft conversion and lift, or how to finance that. i'd like to think my workshop/gym could be completed but thats got to be a year away at least. But if and when the time comes.... thanks.

Lee Roberts
20-11-2012, 07:22 PM
Bump...Bump

Ger21
23-11-2012, 03:13 AM
Maybe you can setup a PayPal account for donations to the cause? Can't do much more from across the pond.

mocha
06-12-2012, 11:00 AM
bump

...and re Ger21 suggestion, I think we have something in place now... PM if you'd like to help in that way too.

thanks

mocha
22-02-2013, 01:04 PM
>>CALL FOR ELVES<<

Date; Sunday 10th March
Location: Stanmore, Middx
Tasking: sort, catalog, preserve and move a garage full of items to a different location nearby.

After talking with Irving's family, they need some help to empty Irving's garage workshop in preparation for modifications to the house ready for when Irving comes back home. There's plenty of light lifting and 3 heavy items (3 man lift, although these were installed without the need for specialist lifting gear).

PM me if you can help with this, more info to follow.

Thanks
m

D.C.
22-02-2013, 03:31 PM
If someone can swing by J10 of the M6 on their way down, I'm up for it, if not I'm out sorry.

Ricardoco
22-02-2013, 09:51 PM
Hey Mocha I'm up for that.

mocha
24-02-2013, 12:53 PM
Bump bump bump

mocha
06-03-2013, 11:18 AM
The first "Elves" day is this coming Sunday, we're moving some of Irving's kit into storage. The guys who have confirmed they will be there to help should already have an email with the final details.

PM me if you are going to be in the area and want to come say hello! :-)

mocha
09-03-2013, 08:14 PM
Tomorrow morning, a group of us will be turning up at Irving's house to do some moving and shifting stuff.

Thanks to all those who volunteered or offered their best wishes.

It will only be "Elves" as the Tooth Fairy couldn't make it! :-)

mocha
10-03-2013, 04:09 PM
Irving, if you are reading this, it was on fire when I got there! :-)

MANY thanks to Adil, Geoffrey, Tony, Adam, Laurence, Joanne for all your help today and Grandma for the sarnies!


PS, Looking forward seeing the build log of Joanne's machine! ;-)

Iwant1
10-03-2013, 04:53 PM
You're welcome, I had a nice time meeting you fellas. Just need to get my back massaged now, some of those lathes and milling machine were heavy. lol

Let us know if we can be of any more service.

Adil

mocha
10-03-2013, 05:18 PM
I'm not surprised you ache! You must've had 6 shredded wheat before you left home this morning! :-)

Jonathan
10-03-2013, 05:59 PM
I couldn't come today, so it's good to hear that things went well. If there's anything else that needs doing I'd like to help.

GEOFFREY
10-03-2013, 08:36 PM
It was nice to be able to help a bit, and with Mocha's organising, Adils van and big Tonys muscles I felt the day went well. Still some more to do though. G.

D.C.
10-03-2013, 11:12 PM
I couldn't come today, so it's good to hear that things went well. If there's anything else that needs doing I'd like to help.

I'll second that. Glad it went well, I noticed that a load of new lathes had shown up on ebay I might have to grab myself one.