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    Posted by Fat Bob on December 3, 2002 at 6:46 pm

    I’m Fat Bob or so they tell me and at around the 20 stone mark they are right.
    I have been in touch with the sign world for over 11 years first as a shop fitter
    and for the last six as a selfemployed signmaker.
    It was a hard start for me at the time and a real tough learning curve when like so many of you, have a family to provide for a mortgauge etc.and know absolutley sod all about

    All that is behind me now and I know its the best thing I ever did, sure we will all struggle
    to just put bread on the table or by that piece of kit you need.
    But there is nothing like having the freedom to do what you want now and then.

    I won,t bore the hell out of you right now with work details I’ll keep that for another day
    but I would like to thank all the people contibute to this site and make it somewhere to get help and advice when you need it.

    So just to prove the point a special thanks to Phil For the Steamer Tip as it saved me about 3 Hours of hard graft to day.

    Cheers. Robert Lloyd aka Fat Bob

    Lee Attewell replied 21 years, 7 months ago 8 Members · 12 Replies
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  • Robert Lambie

    December 3, 2002 at 6:59 pm

    hi bob & welcome to the &

    im glad you find the site to your liking mate and i hope you return many times…
    we do our best to keep this place as friendly as we can &
    if you have a problem, then just ask. if we cant help im sure we will know someone who can…

    im very glad to have yet another brit on the site. we really are clocking up the numbers now.

    well. i wont keep you much longer, just remember to come back and get stuck in while your here 😉 😀

  • red dragon

    December 3, 2002 at 9:53 pm

    Careful Rob,

    Us Welshies are catching you Scots up! 😆

  • Robert Lambie

    December 3, 2002 at 10:15 pm

    so ive noticed sharon… 😮 😉

  • Mike Brown

    December 3, 2002 at 11:07 pm

    Hi Fat Bob – my old friend…I got your email the other day completely out of the blue – it was fabulous to hear from you after all these years.

    I hope you’re well.

    I’m real glad you found us and look forward to chewing the fat with ya’…

    call anytime on 01367 718993

    more soon


  • Robert Lambie

    December 3, 2002 at 11:19 pm

    dont call that number bob! 😮

    he tried it on me… it just puts you through to some sort of porn line… and this guy keeps asking all kind of sordid questions 🙁
    better safe than sorry mate… 😉

    hhhmmm come to think of it they guy did answer “hello mikethesign” 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆

  • Steve Broughton

    December 4, 2002 at 8:05 am

    Another one of Mikes old! 😀 mates, its a plot I tell ya, he’s trying to take over the world 😮 aaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrgh! (sorry its early 😥 )

  • Martin Pearson

    December 4, 2002 at 7:25 pm

    Hi Bob and welcome to the boards, theres loads on here and I have really learnt a lot since joining. Look forward to reading your posts. As Rob says if you have any questions dont be afraid to ask and if you can answer a question or have any good tips or tricks that would be much appriciated.

  • Fat Bob

    December 4, 2002 at 9:02 pm

    Gee Guys and Gals

    Thanks for making me feel at home.
    Most people think that men from Wales just walk around hills
    with wellies on defiling sheep here and there.

    Well I wont say its not true but some of us are very inovative
    and move with or before the times as when you see me with my designer
    spiked nikes and velcro nee pads going out for a run…… aint seen me right!!

    I have been in the wildeness for a long time and at last it’s nice to meet other pepole
    whos will is to share thier Knowledge. As opposed to hiding it in case its stolen.
    These People dont get the Message by sharing you learn more.. you make better signs
    You then can start to charge what your worth. which some of us sadly cant do due to location or circumstances but through companionship and sound advice the burden is sometimes lifted.

    This then is the the time to look at the advice take a bit from here a bit from ther and mold yourself a plan and if we stick together we can become a force that helps each other through the good and more important the bad get things done like cscs cards
    (a subject to be discussed in depth as it will affect us all some how) and at the same time have a bit of fun.

    Hell did I just Write all that I better shut or you might think I’m some sort of preacher…

    Bye for now love you all (Going for a Quick Jog} FB

  • Phill Fenton

    December 4, 2002 at 9:19 pm

    Hey Fat Bob – You’ve got a similar nick name to me. My wife calls me Fat B……….. 😕

    I also enjoy going out in me jogging outfit to scare the locals at night. 😆

    I’m pleased to read about you on these boards and I look forward to reading more of your postings

  • Lee Attewell

    December 6, 2002 at 1:07 am

    I always thought it was New Zealanders that were the biggest sheep defilers. From one fatty to another…WELCOME BOB.

  • Fat Bob

    December 7, 2002 at 2:35 am

    G’day Nice to hear from Gray & Leeroy

    Yes Gray its a bit of a monster castle is that and at long last they are starting to
    sort out the town centre and make it a better place for visitors. I am a Refugee
    and have only been here 11 years I was born and bread in Cardiff some 50 years
    ago its only a couple of miles away but I would not move Back to the City now.
    if you ever pass this way again the door is always open.

    Leeroy.. nice one but I think youll find they mean you just have bigger and better
    looking ones…….. Do you use Wellies or Velcro or do they have a better method
    of holding the buggers still… 😆

    till we meet again………. FB

  • Lee Attewell

    December 8, 2002 at 2:22 am

    nah mate,

    From what I’ve been told it’s something about using the top of a cliff and getting some feedback.

    I won’t tell you what they say about Tasmanians.

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