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kinverkid

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Nothing to do with woodwork. My bargain this morning was picking up a six man tent from Freecycle. We are big campers and have our own equipment but occasionally others join us. Thought it might come in handy on those occasions. If, when I erect it, it looks like this, I will be most surprised though.

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Nothing to do with woodwork. My bargain this morning was picking up a six man tent from Freecycle. We are big campers and have our own equipment but occasionally others join us. Thought it might come in handy on those occasions. If, when I erect it, it looks like this, I will be most surprised though.

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I have a similar tent I use it when the kids and I want to do a camping weekend... Easy to put up and pack away by a single dad! Kids playing football!
 

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Have you found a good way to clean the Lego Sandyn?Or more to the point, dry it afterwards?
Apparently, you can put it in a mesh bag, low temp in the washing machine, but never tried that. It must make a heck of a noise.
I just put it all in a sink of water with washing up liquid and shuffle it about for ages, rinse, then soak in disinfectant, rinse again. I dry with a high pressure air line to get in all the wee holes, then sit in a box on a radiator for a few hours and keep moving the bits about. Something very therapeutic about washing Lego. I have always loved Lego. It's such a well designed product. Kids of all ages love it.
 

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Apparently, you can put it in a mesh bag, low temp in the washing machine, but never tried that. It must make a heck of a noise.
I just put it all in a sink of water with washing up liquid and shuffle it about for ages, rinse, then soak in disinfectant, rinse again. I dry with a high pressure air line to get in all the wee holes, then sit in a box on a radiator for a few hours and keep moving the bits about. Something very therapeutic about washing Lego. I have always loved Lego. It's such a well designed product. Kids of all ages love it.
Thanks @Sandyn , that’s pretty comprehensive, always loved Lego myself right from 60? Years ago, I think the first thing I got was a little box of bits that made up a small rectangular but with one curved corner, shop – really tiny, and I have a grandson who is now one year old and he’s going to be getting a lot of Lego! I’m sure it helps spatial awareness, maths, three-dimensional planning in your brain, and all the other good things. Ian
 

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always loved Lego myself right from 60? Years ago
Same when I was young, 60+ years ago, it was Lego and Meccano. I had a pretty basic set, but as you say it taught you so much.
Meccano was something else. I had a motor, with a gearbox, so I could make things do something.
Lego now is incredible, all the kits you can get, the different shapes. My adult son just built a Saturn 5 rocket. My 3 1/2 year old grandson is just at the wall building stage. I swear he gets more enjoyment from Lego than any of the high technology toys he has. It's so creative.
 

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Alright, not a bargain because it was given me by my son's father- in- law.
A nice man but one given to fits of enthusiasm over various activities in which he has no experience.
Some years ago he decided to take up woodworking as a hobby. Whereas most people would start with a few basic tools, a square, a tenon saw, perhaps a cordless drill and bits etc, he dashed out and bought this huge 2hp router and a set of good quality cutters. The torque of the thing when he first switched it on gave him a bit of a fright so he figured woodworking wasn't for him. Tidying up his garage recently he decided it just had to go. Lucky me.
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Alright, not a bargain because it was given me by my son's father- in- law.
A nice man but one given to fits of enthusiasm over various activities in which he has no experience.
Some years ago he decided to take up woodworking as a hobby. Whereas most people would start with a few basic tools, a square, a tenon saw, perhaps a cordless drill and bits etc, he dashed out and bought this huge 2hp router and a set of good quality cutters. The torque of the thing when he first switched it on gave him a bit of a fright so he figured woodworking wasn't for him. Tidying up his garage recently he decided it just had to go. Lucky me.
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Haha, I've had similar, our librarians husband has a clearout every now and then and any tools he doesn't want or need get brought in to me, ive now got a skillsaw, router, mitresaw, 2 identical cordless drills(charger on one doesn't work and batteries on the other are dead), a load of hand tools and work lights, cantbwait until his next clear out 😁😁😁😁😁

Few weeks ago picked up a new unused electric plane for £5, ok its Silverline so not the best brand in the world but for the very minimal use it will get I thinks it's the bargain of last year 😁😁😁
 

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Alright, not a bargain because it was given me by my son's father- in- law.
A nice man but one given to fits of enthusiasm over various activities in which he has no experience.
Some years ago he decided to take up woodworking as a hobby. Whereas most people would start with a few basic tools, a square, a tenon saw, perhaps a cordless drill and bits etc, he dashed out and bought this huge 2hp router and a set of good quality cutters. The torque of the thing when he first switched it on gave him a bit of a fright so he figured woodworking wasn't for him. Tidying up his garage recently he decided it just had to go. Lucky me.
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Lucky indeed thats a good router. Harks back to the days when Ryobi was a respected make akin to elu. I''d the same model and it lasted years of being heavily abused.
 

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Lucky indeed thats a good router. Harks back to the days when Ryobi was a respected make akin to elu. I''d the same model and it lasted years of being heavily abused.
That's good to know. It's a bit too big for the stuff I'm into - I use a Makita laminate trimmer. However, toying with the idea of building a table and using it as a spindle molder.
 

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" , then sit in a box on a radiator for a few hours and keep moving the bits about. " but what do you do with the lego??.......................................
 

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That's good to know. It's a bit too big for the stuff I'm into - I use a Makita laminate trimmer. However, toying with the idea of building a table and using it as a spindle molder.
Takes an 8mm collet too
 
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