Kevin's supersized Salvage - C4 9pm

Kevin's supersized Salvage - C4 9pm

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B17NNS

18,501 posts

194 months

Thursday 24th April 2014
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I like the idea of the fuselage garden building/office.

Crossflow Kid

11,168 posts

138 months

Thursday 24th April 2014
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FourWheelDrift said:
Shop reminds me of this.

Yep. Hugely hiked prices for faux exclusivity amongst braying toss pots.

GTIR

24,741 posts

213 months

Thursday 24th April 2014
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Biscuit

fk off you !

kev1974

3,327 posts

76 months

Thursday 24th April 2014
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See for example they just said the pagoda sold for £3000. That's sod all really. Quite clearly they didn't show more than a fraction of the hours that went into chopping/shaping/assembling and especially the grinding/polishing back to shiny aluminium that went on to make that. If it had been real world where they'd had to pay the £25k for the scrap plane shell that was mentioned at the start, and the real cost of transporting it about instead of the TV programme budget paying for it, and the real daily cost of appropriate craftsmen to do stuff like that polishing ... no way could they have turned a profit.

Max_Torque

14,253 posts

164 months

Thursday 24th April 2014
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So, even for the ridiculous £8k "sofa" after you factor in the amount of time it took to make the itmes, they have made something like 27p per hr! (even after selling it to the "loadsa money" set in that there Londoniminium)

Poko

287 posts

116 months

Thursday 24th April 2014
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GTIR said:
Biscuit

fk off you !
I just caught the end of the program and heard the biscuit thing - WTF was that all about?

gaz1234

5,233 posts

166 months

Thursday 24th April 2014
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Those lamps..

Crossflow Kid

11,168 posts

138 months

Thursday 24th April 2014
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Poko said:
GTIR said:
Biscuit

fk off you !
I just caught the end of the program and heard the biscuit thing - WTF was that all about?
Part of C4's Alternative Voices project. St-st-stammerers, Tourette's biscuits, people with a lithsp etc doing the continuity.

B17NNS

18,501 posts

194 months

Thursday 24th April 2014
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gaz1234 said:
Those lamps..
I liked those a lot.

Laurel Green

27,043 posts

179 months

Thursday 24th April 2014
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Crossflow Kid said:
Part of C4's Alternative Voices project. St-st-stammerers, Tourette's biscuits, people with a lithsp etc doing the continuity.
Thank f*ck for that - thought it was my decoder on its way out.

Jonesy23

3,919 posts

83 months

Friday 25th April 2014
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B17NNS said:
gaz1234 said:
Those lamps..
I liked those a lot.
I thought they were pretty interesting, but not £700 interesting. Good as a product though as there would be lots of scrap seats available and they were simple things to build.

The clocks weren't bad either but a bit more specialist.

Some of the other stuff was lethal though, the chassis on the rickshaw wasn't the issue, more the big sharp lumps of metal waiting to catch passengers in the head.

RumpleFugly

2,375 posts

157 months

Friday 25th April 2014
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Just caught up with it and whilst I agree that the financial aspect of it is a bit questionable, I loved some of the products. Especially the lamps and seats, they looked brilliant in the showroom.

Laurel Green

27,043 posts

179 months

Friday 25th April 2014
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ninja-lewis said:
Laurel Green said:
I'd have thought the best way to turn a profit would be to take it down to the local car wash, £10 inside and out and, flog it to Easy Jet.
Neither Easyjet nor Ryanair would be interested. Their fleet strategy revolves around placing large orders for new aircraft at a discount, operating them for a few years and then flogging them off. Both have an average fleet age of 5.5 years.
I must say I never expected a serious answer to the above post hehe though I thank you for your interesting answer. smile

The Don of Croy

4,974 posts

106 months

Friday 25th April 2014
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Whilst I liked the lamps, very few people are going to splash out hundreds on them...what's wrong with the bona-fide recycling of the ally by melting it?

Would the seats not suit a cinema? Community hall?

As many have said above, factor in the true labour cost of these items (and the property cost at Wembley retail park) and none of it looks particularly bargaintastic...

B17NNS

18,501 posts

194 months

Friday 25th April 2014
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The Don of Croy said:
what's wrong with the bona-fide recycling of the ally by melting it?
Nothing. But this was a programme about up cycling and being creative.

Crossflow Kid

11,168 posts

138 months

Friday 25th April 2014
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B17NNS said:
The Don of Croy said:
what's wrong with the bona-fide recycling of the ally by melting it?
Nothing. But this was a programme about up cycling and being creative.
Oh right. So melting down alloys is a cardinal sin, but shredding all the plastics to make 3d printing filaments is ok?

FourWheelDrift

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78,336 posts

231 months

Friday 25th April 2014
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Crossflow Kid said:
B17NNS said:
The Don of Croy said:
what's wrong with the bona-fide recycling of the ally by melting it?
Nothing. But this was a programme about up cycling and being creative.
Oh right. So melting down alloys is a cardinal sin, but shredding all the plastics to make 3d printing filaments is ok?
The point of the programme was to try and make things from the aircraft and make more money from selling them than it's recycling value of £25k.

B17NNS

18,501 posts

194 months

Friday 25th April 2014
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Crossflow Kid said:
Oh right. So melting down alloys is a cardinal sin
Not at all. I think the programme was saying that there is beauty in some scap and it can be repurposed creatively as is rather than melting it down.

A V8 coffee table for example.

Campo

7,295 posts

144 months

Friday 25th April 2014
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I really liked the stuff they came up with, as a one off show it was pretty good.

The lamps were fantastic and I was thinking I'd love to have one of those. My high estimate was £100 but to hear they sold for £700 was a bit of a shock.

Loved the home office too, needed finishing off but was good value for it's size.

I really liked the massive floor lamp too with the head made from two sinks welded together.

Glad to see Kevin McCloud doesn't go for all the health and safety cobblers. Up a massive ladder in his barn stuffing old manky insulation into the roof with bare arm and hands. Having spent enough hours crawling around that stuff doing wiring mods on aircraft I can safely say he went to bed that night itching all over rofl


Crossflow Kid

11,168 posts

138 months

Friday 25th April 2014
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FourWheelDrift said:
Crossflow Kid said:
B17NNS said:
The Don of Croy said:
what's wrong with the bona-fide recycling of the ally by melting it?
Nothing. But this was a programme about up cycling and being creative.
Oh right. So melting down alloys is a cardinal sin, but shredding all the plastics to make 3d printing filaments is ok?
The point of the programme was to try and make things from the aircraft and make more money from selling them than it's recycling value of £25k.
Yeah but as mentioned, the up cycling bit played heavily on the "don't just melt it down" thing to the extent the financial side looks engineered to make it work.
In contrast, when it came to the cabin plastics the idea of shredding it seemed to really impress KM where it didn't with other parts of the airframe.
I'm still not convinced that the gains outweigh the total cost of transporting the airframe by road, storing it in a heated, lit warehouse for four months (?) then carting all the stuff to London, renting shop space from Habitat......just melt it down FFS.