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    Old vs New

    me toooooooo... looking for an upgrade from my swivel head Poolewood.....will be teaching wood turning for our holidaymakers..... looked at the Graduate etc..... Pricing well, Grads and the like are def not cheap any more often close to a grand and up...... So in the end found a Wadkin...
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    Sneaky cordless tool price increases?

    cant handle the big strimmers - weed wackers anymore due to Arthritis....... have my reliable 2 stroke Kawasaki and Echo models, slightly dif sizes....small one for between the rocks.... so I made this to save my body....we have 7,500m2 rough garden, with embeded rocks....mostley weeds in the...
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    How you know people are interested in fake woodworking...

    regardless of what I watch on the telly..... all I seem to get is "your shouting at the telly again dear" from the kitchen.....hahaha..... I love wood work but I'm engineering based and prefer rural inventions on U Tube...... some of those Chinese machines are a work of art when you have...
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    First proper project since getting ill

    I want something like that picture painted on the wall of my new barn/workshop..... looking out for an artist now...... it's to be around 7-8m L x 5m H....... Droogs more power to you......it'll give you something to do on those dark rainy nights up there....hahaha.... will folow with great...
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    Top Gear near death

    Not that I agree with hitting the guy but he should have made sure there was food available.... He had plenty of time to arrange it (prob months) and it's not like money matters....... just another lazy upstart in/on the BBC management gravey train...... Not sure how to fix the Beeb but sacking...
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    Turning Garden Ornaments in to Working Tools

    don't sell em if you can use em..... I have 3 BIG vices on different benches....and would buy another if one turned up at the right price...... Big qual vices are now very expensive used in the UK..... I'm a bit out of touch now but either would bring you £300-400....... the newest vice I have...
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    What have we become?

    I'm quite lucky... My Mrs watches all the serial drivel after I've gone to bed....... no planning involved it just worked out that way...... when we lived in the UK, at drivel time I made a brew for us both and I went to my dry, heated shed......
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    Air compressor won’t pressurise up - help?

    It sounds like the diaphram in the on/off switch..... they are very cheap from china...a small one is around £9-15squids...depending on size and if there are extra gauges....... I always buy the next size (amps) up and actually have a spare for each size of comp.....I think even the 3phase/5hp...
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    Top Gear near death

    best laugh this weekend......should have been driving a Marina......hahaha.....
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    Advice for router table build

    I reg run up quite a lot of small/fine/delicate mouldings......often up to 3m long..... I always use wide stock and cut off on the table saw to size.... then just joint the edge and start again...... soooo much safer and works well..... my router table is a cheapo all ally portable unit, 2...
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    For consideration if building new workshop

    my 2 story 4 bed house is heated with a wood or oil burning boiler.......will never burn oil...... all the pipes to the rads are under the concrete floors...... radiators here are very expensicve comp to the UK...... so why bother with rads at all, just a little more piping would work a...
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    Vegetarians move along, nothing to see here.

    thanks for the vid OZI..... reminds me of when I lived in Sweden......too Bxxxxx cold, summers were great but those dark nights for nearly 6months.... all that lovely timber.....mmmmm here in Crete it's actually cheaper to build with steel than timber....... constantly looking in skips for off...
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    Charnwood W880 Lathe - are theya good 'step up from beginner' lathe

    Droogs not sure of that model of lathe......looked via google ....guess it's not better or worse than the other modern smallish lathes....... I was kinda hoping it was one of the heavy earlier models like mine...... swivel head, varia speed via adjustable belt pulley plus the stepped pulley...
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    Rhubarb

    cut my dad's plant in 1/2 to restart it in France...... it never made it.......must have been an omen...... haven't had it since.....even Gooseberries.......shame.....
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    Cheshire tool supplier

    There was a good old fashioned tool supplier in Ashton-under-Lyne a few years ago.....quite near the big church/police station on the traffic island bought quite a bit from them inc a new Stanley plane and a couple of Stanley spoke shaves..... Parking was poo tho.....
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    Tiger Moths

    wow....very nice......so little time.........!!!!!!!!
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    Mobile phones.

    my phone is treated as just another tool....... Now 72 years young and can say hand on heart NEVER played an electronic game of any kind......ever..... my daughter took my little Nokia off me and said u need a phone with a camera.....1'st I-phone....... WHAT "B" use is a camera on a...
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    New computer spec?

    we used normal PC's n laptops but kept getting bugs......tried Norton anti-virus.....what a waste of money that was....... in the end a good freind who uses prof Apple gear (he makes and produces short films) talked me into an Apple 27" all in one jobby......over 10 years ago....... gotta say...
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    Finishing sanders

    I have a Makita 1/2 sheet sander...... it does the donkey work and a triangular detail sander does the delicate n corner work..... I found that Japanese tools over the years are fairly priced and very good quality...... I only buy mains powered Japanese electric hand tools now Battery, am now...
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    Lets talk lawn mowers.

    Artie, Husky's are ok, they are made on the same production line as many other ride ons.....painted diff colours and sticker name plates.... the plastics are a slightly diff shape and other cosmetic changes...... mostly all the bearings and blade towers are the same as a mower made on the prod...
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