FULLY BOOKED OUT FOR WORK UNTIL , Hand Operation JUNE 3rd then 6 WEEK RECOVERING FROM IT to Mid JULY at earliest .

I have been on the waiting list at Derby Royal for a operation on my hand to straighten bent fingers,
this will mean I cannot use a staple gun or pull cloth to stretch onto slates , or re-cloth cushions and resew nets and leathers for up to 6 weeks after the operation .
I have been waiting a long time for this operation , I used to play guitar but stopped doing that because of bent fingers due to Dupuytren’s contracture , which effects the thickening of skin , bending fingers over to the palm of the hand .
Dupuytren’s affects the tissue under the skin of your palm or fingers called the fascia. The fascia becomes thicker and less flexible. Over months or years, it can make your fingers bend towards your palm. This bending is called a contracture. Dupuytren’s can sometimes be uncomfortable or painful.
It is Hereditary hand disorder , my father and uncle both had this .


It is not too painful at the moment , but I hope to have full movement once the operation has been successful , I may even be able to play the guitar again , something I stopped doing years ago because of the curling fingers on my left hand .
But I still have all my collection of Guitars still , and the practice playing will be of some use in recovering from the operation and gaining much better use of the hand .

I would like full movement back of my fingers to prolong my working life , if I leave it too long I will loose the grip I need for pulling cloth , But of course I need to rest the hand for a few weeks before beginning any movement , hopefully it will be successful and I have much better movement than before .
So from the 29th of April 2024 to 15th of July , I will not be taking any more work on .
I HAVE A FEW JOBS BOOKED FROM 14TH MAY TO 31ST OF MAY ……THOSE PEOPLE KNOW WHO THEY ARE , AND NEED NOT WORRY , I CAN FULL FILL THOSE BOOKINGS .

REMOVING UNWANTED FULL SIZE SNOOKER TABLES

FREE Riley table

Most inquiries are because the table is holding up a house sale , or the other way around the previous owner left it and the new owner wants it removed to use the room for another purpose .

We are getting a lot of inquiries to remove full size snooker tables and just getting rid of them , TAKE THEM AWAY FREE people say , this is not a FREE SERVICE I’m afraid , two fitters wages van use Fuel insurances all have to be paid for .
We offer a recycling service at a cost of removing , but we have to take the table all apart and remove all none recycling waste from it, cloth rubber metal tacks screws and bolts all have to be removed for our recycler to take the wood away , the slate is also recycled into fire places , but these have to be polished cut to size to make into a fireplace .
the cost to remove a table and recycle is down to distance , BUT please note we do not now take tables up or down stairs , we only remove Ground floor tables with no more than a couple of steps involved which we can ramp .
We used to do the stair work but as you get older this has become too much for us .
We are both in our 60’s now .

Even this carved one is now being recycled because no body wants it .