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About NBG

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  • Birthday 04/12/1981

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    Brussels, Belgium
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    I'm a independent woodworking professional since October 2009. So I'm still in the "I'll do whatever you want me to do" phase. I mean I haven't really decided to specialise yet. But I did a lot of dressing room, a few doors, three bathroom cabinets, four terraces, a bit of timber frame, two car ports,...

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  1. thanks to all. And more generaly, how do you call the piece that goes onto the other? what adjective would you use?
  2. HEllo, I want to find info on the Net about my new sketchup plugin (GKware Cabmaker) but I have vocabulary issues. I'm looking how to make a cabinet with a "dominant back". Dominant bakc being the direct (and apparently wrong) translation of "fond dominant" in french. How do you english speaker tell the difference between the pieces that goes over the other one? In french we "dominé VS dominant"... Yes, like in BDSM. In case I was still not clear enough: My "dominant back" would not be in a groove, It would be the exact same size (ou 1mm less) than my cabinet, and screwed
  3. En voilà un vieux post ressuscité! Bonjour à tous donc
  4. Talking about "flat and stable", I just bought four different panels of plywood this week (two of some cheap brazilian wood, and two of meranti) and those were strongly bended. (almost one inch in the short side) I Wonder why, because I had a look on the pile of sheet the second time I came to the reseller, and it was properly stored, nice and flat. To pile looked just fine, but when you took one of the panels out of the pile, it bended right away. Is it not supposed to bend less thanks to the perpendicular way they glue the sheets?
  5. Cool, moi j'ai vécu pas (tres) loin dechez toi pendant 5 mois (Vancouver). Et je pense que c'est l'endroit LE PLUS COOL DU MONDE! bon malheureusement ma femme, mes amis et ma famille n'ont pas accepté de tous déménager à Vancouver donc je suis resté ici
  6. done. tu as dejà un cercle de woodworker francophones toi? J4ai commecé à essayer d'en créer un la semaine derniere (betement en faisant une recherche sur "menuisier" et "charpentier" sur G+. J'en ai trouvé quelques un, mais pas bcp de poster pour le moment.
  7. No shame to that!. Despite the fact I have to work with them, I've not (yet) became an architect-hater. I've even good friend who are architect! No kidding
  8. Ok, that's a very good news. I guess if they are working ona a Ipad version, they just HAVE to be working on the android version too.
  9. NBG

    Cheap Walnut

    I just bougth two tiny piece of US walnut for my last project. I paid 100€ / square meter for 4/4 inches. so... that makes: <calculation> 155$ for one cubic foot ! \o/ (I work in belgium)
  10. Clearly, i've worked for an architect who could barely restrain himself to put viewable plywood edge in every project he did yeah! \o/
  11. cleary that has to play a role. And another thing too that can impact the number of supplier and their range of product: If you exclude the city states and other tiny islands, Belgium is in the top 10 (top 5?) of the country list by density of population http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sovereign_states_and_dependent_territories_by_population_density (belgium 919 people / mi², Us 83, Canada: 9 !!)
  12. MMmmmh I do not know, my former employer had a 3 million € workshop. Ok that's more a factory than a carpentry shop. But there are still some guys in there who are skilled carpenter. You cannot do anything with machine. OR sometimes you could do it, but the good old ways is still the better way because you just have to do one or two of the stuff and not 500. The shop I work in for now is clearly over equipped regarding to the size of his workforce (Two employees + the boss) but it is very much fited to make what they make, kitchen. He does almost only kitchen, and there is no 36 ways to make
  13. Ho I am sure there are plenty of guys like that, but on while they are saving to pay for their dream furniture, on what are they seated? where their table come from? What's the brand of their dressing?
  14. For my part it is not FEstool who showed me that, but the carpenter who rent me a part of his shop. HE bougth a CNC (approx 200K€), an edgeband gluer (100+ K€) and a digital table saw (25K€) with a table that roll on 3m05 which is the length of a panel here... And it is just amazing to see how fast he and his two employee can makes furnitures. He has also a bunch of software to roughly design then export each boxes to an cut optimser and to the software which communicate with the CNC. It is realy far from the stuff I see on the US blogosphere. This carpenter order his panels by one hunderd