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    Cleaning up pencil mark's on wood.

    A lot of you guy's will probably already know this, but for those that don't . When using a pencil to mark out on lighter woods i ocaissionly found that when sanding the pencil marks that they could sort of smudge in and spread around rather than disapear, not a problem if you have enough wood...
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    Electric Drive Gates opener

    At the point now that electric gates sound like a good thing to have and as my driveway is being re-done it seems a bit daft not to take advantage of this in respect of putting in the power cable now, even if its a while before the gates ( double swing gates ) get made . So my questions to you...
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    Common Sense Deceased

    The Death of Common Sense Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable...
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    I broke one of my Springs

    Guess who will be getting extra cuddles and treats 🐶
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    Like clockwork.

    Got a text from my Doctors on Wednesday with a link , clicked and booked appointment in approx 45 seconds . Had my jab 09.30 on Thursday back home and playing on a digger :D by 10.30 . No side effects whatsoever not even a sore arm (y). Everything from parking up to driving away was done in a...
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    Heads up - Advertising scam on here.

    Ok guys just a quick heads up about a scam on here ,if you answer a few questions and if you pick the right box you get a phone if you pay a quid for postage. Well folks there is no fool like an old fools and like a plonker i fell for it and needless to say there was no phone.The scammers will...
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    Wood from the BAY tree

    could someone please tell me if there is there any use for this wood in say turning or other things .
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    What other jaws will fit my Patriot ???

    I have the Sorby Patriot and was wondering what jaws from other manufacturers would fit, any info would be most welcome Regards Mark
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    12% off at Rutlands

    Rutlands are giving 12% off and free delivery if you spend over £50. could save a few bob :)
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    I have a full unopened roll of "Reflectashield TF" ideal for wrapping your workshop etc, the roll is 2.7 metres wide and 100 metres long,has a thin foil coating that keeps the heat in. It weighs a lot but i can help you get it onto your van ( it will not fit in a car unless you can fold all the...
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    Myford ML8 Advice please

    Please bear with me as i am a complete novice when it comes to lathes and turning so i dont know the correct names etc for the various bits n bobs. Whilst talking to a old chap in the pub a couple of days ago the subject somehow turned to woodwork and i mentioned that i was thinking about...
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    Did you know

    The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500s: Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and still smelled pretty good by...
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    How do you give 100%

    What does it mean to give 100% at work? What does it mean to give more than 100%? We have all been to meetings where some one wants you to give over 100% effort? We have all been to meetings where someone has given that 100% and over. How is this achieved and can some one work out who is giving...
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    Customs import charges

    Does anyone know roughly how much the customs import charges would be on £120.00 worth of goods from the USA ??? Regards Mark
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    What will they sell off next ???

    So now the government in all its wisdom has decided to sell off our Air Sea Rescue service to the highest bidder which in this case is the American Bristow group :( . I dread to think what else they will auction off for short term monatery gain without thought of the long term pain, just how...
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    Have read some pretty good revues about this stuff and will be getting a starter kit plus some disks for my ros, but there seem to be quite a large variation in prices, can you guys please tell me where the best deals are available . Thank you :) Mark
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    Its official you are not being ripped off

    Well having just watched the news i see that the wise oracle's at the "Office Of FAIR Trading" have concluded that motorists in the Uk are not being ripped off every time they put fuel in thier cars/ lorries / lawnmowers etc, in fact they go as far as to say that the Uk has some of the lowest...
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    Workshop Humidity

    Can anyone please tell me what is (would be) the ideal humidity in a workshop . Mark
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    Heat resistant board for installing wood burner

    Some advice needed please on suitable material to provide a heat resistant cladding? to fit to the sides of bench cupboard and end wall of workshop. I would like to retro fit a small woodburner into my workshop, I will have to remove a section of workbench running the full length of the end wall...
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    Gorilla glue clean up

    Can someone please tell me what is the best method for cleaning up glue joints/brushes etc when using this glue. I have never used a polyurethane glue before so dont know if the usual damp cloth/sponge will work or just make a bigger mess as its moisture cured. Thanks Mark