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Are you involved with this virus working as you do for the NHS harvey ?
It's a strange situation for sure, as the maintenance team, we have been told to respond to emergencies only, but, as we all know, what is an emergency to one person, isn't to another, so we are in a no win situation. The staff car parks are empty, office staff working from home, but yet still being asked to do jobs in offices where nobody is working. It really is a strange situation. But we have also been told to be prepared to move dead bodies. Now the hospital I work at is split into two, a recovery hospital and a mental health hospital, we have no porter's, no mortuary or anything, and they haven't told us where we have to move the bodies to or anything. If you think everyone else is in chaos, you haven't met our management, they haven't a clue. The nursing staff are being total Angel's, but the management is appalling.
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I've never tried making a coffin before, I wonder if there's much money in them?

 

There's going to be a huge demand in the next few weeks.

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I've never tried making a coffin before, I wonder if there's much money in them?
 
There's going to be a huge demand in the next few weeks.
I'm not sure but the thought has crossed my mind as well.

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5 minutes ago, scbk said:

I've never tried making a coffin before, I wonder if there's much money in them?

 

There's going to be a huge demand in the next few weeks.

Used to be all done by the undertakers as years ago that was the reason they were buiders/undertakers 

Most come from Indonesia due to the cheap labour and availability of wood  (rain forest) 

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Talking to my son on the phone recently and was telling him I had a mini digger on hire. I suggested I could dig a hole ready for myself should the virus see me off. Also said the new swag I recently brought back from Oz might make a good body bag. 

Between us we decided if I got proper ill I would crawl into my swag next to the hole. Then in time I could just be zipped up and rolled in. :D

or I could start making coffins out of a stack of old doors I have. 

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Talking to my son on the phone recently and was telling him I had a mini digger on hire. I suggested I could dig a hole ready for myself should the virus see me off. Also said the new swag I recently brought back from Oz might make a good body bag. 
Between us we decided if I got proper ill I would crawl into my swag next to the hole. Then in time I could just be zipped up and rolled in.
or I could start making coffins out of a stack of old doors I have. 
You can buy coffins from Amazon I think most come in flat pack and the undertaker just screws them together. But as les said, most undertakers used to be joiners / builders. Surprised IKEA don't sell them
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2 minutes ago, harvey b davison said:

You can buy coffins from Amazon emoji23.png I think most come in flat pack and the undertaker just screws them together. But as les said, most undertakers used to be joiners / builders. Surprised IKEA don't sell them emoji23.png

Bet there cut out and drilled in China. 

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8 hours ago, harvey b davison said:

You can buy coffins from Amazon emoji23.png I think most come in flat pack and the undertaker just screws them together. But as les said, most undertakers used to be joiners / builders. Surprised IKEA don't sell them emoji23.png

Yea, imagine that one, dearly departed's family putting that together n finding not enuff screws an instructions in Hungarian......  😆  k

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8 hours ago, harvey b davison said:

You can buy coffins from Amazon emoji23.png I think most come in flat pack and the undertaker just screws them together. But as les said, most undertakers used to be joiners / builders. Surprised IKEA don't sell them emoji23.png

A friend of mine sells kindling and has done for decades. I asked him recently if he still did it and he reckoned the wood he got these days were offcuts from the local coffin maker. 

How topical is that for this forum. :)

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I had a browse through a local undertakers coffin stock, pure curiosity, I had expressed an interest in the cardboard coffin(as recommended by the Green Party, but still a very good idea) he was more interested in showing me the latest faddish Wickerwork coffin(complete with naff, probably not biodegradable,  plastic liner), which, needless to say, was more expensive than a solid wood coffin.

I was however, in general gunked at how poorly made many of the "solid Oak/solid Mahogony" coffins were with poorly colour matched filler showing, nevermind the hideous shiny not-brass handles and trimmings.

Marcus

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