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    Multitool

    On U Tube there is a channel called ’ Skill builder’ which gave an unbiased comparison between models.
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    Advice on Bending small bars/rods

    Whenever I want an accurate and sharp ( can be any angle ) bend in metal bar or rod I use a hacksaw to saw three quarters way through at the point of the bend which allows me to then bend by hand to the required angle. I then fill in the exposed ‘V’ shape in the metal with weld and angle grind...
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    Strange design of park bench- any ideas?

    That’s brilliant - thank you so much - I now have the whole story:- An all weather bench, used on the deck of boats, which has a facility to incorporate a parasol and which was probably attach to other similar benches in a row.
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    Garden bench - should I glue the slats?

    I also use Osmo oil for external wood with good results as long as you give it a touch up coat every 2-3 years.
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    Garden bench - should I glue the slats?

    I’ve had this bench for years and just starting a refurb. If it is any help I’m pretty sure that all the slats have been glued top and bottom.
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    Strange design of park bench- any ideas?

    Thank you - much appreciated.
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    Strange design of park bench- any ideas?

    I know what you mean but it has to be done. I’m putting my trust in three coats of Osmo UV protection oil !!!
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    Strange design of park bench- any ideas?

    Picture as promised- I’m very pleased with the result and as you can see I have done a bit of ornamental work in the areas where the parasol would have originally been.
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    Any ideas on the background of this old ruler?

    Just found out what an Ell is. Definitely for measuring cloth - many thanks.
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    Any ideas on the background of this old ruler?

    That’s brilliant- many thanks.
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    Any ideas on the background of this old ruler?

    I thought the same - many thanks- fabric despatched!!
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    Any ideas on the background of this old ruler?

    My pal found this old ruler at the back of his garage. He carefully cleaned and restored it but was puzzled as to its purpose in view of its unusual length and graduations. It is 44 inches long with graduations in inches and divisions of inches on one side and on the other side it is divided...
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    Strange design of park bench- any ideas?

    Unfortunately I also remember movable tram seats in Manchester- hard wooden things which were most uncomfortable.
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    Strange design of park bench- any ideas?

    Eureka!!!! Fantastic, Brilliant!! - that is exactly the same as my bench and the mystery is solved. I can now set about re-building it and I may even incorporate a couple of parasols. Many thanks for your help and thank you to all who have replied. This is a great website community.
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    Strange design of park bench- any ideas?

    i hadn’t thought of that - good idea - I’ll give it a try. Many thanks
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    Strange design of park bench- any ideas?

    Actually both lugs are on the same side of the casting and both of them pointing away from the slats. I’d love to think that they were from a Victorian fairground ride but I think they would be too heavy for that. Many thanks.
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    Strange design of park bench- any ideas?

    You’re quite right - sixty or seventy of those would weigh more than a tank! many thanks
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    Strange design of park bench- any ideas?

    Yes that’s my plan. many thanks
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    Strange design of park bench- any ideas?

    I agree - many thanks
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