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Apart from actual blind people who don't see because they can't see of course.
Well, if you're going to be all logical about it...

I have a theory about vision and gender: no man can find anything in a kitchen cupboard - it's a well known phenomenon, much decried by women down through the ages. Most men open up the cupboard where they know full well that the cornflakes packet lives, only to be greeted by a vast empty desert of trackless sand and tumbleweed, and perhaps a rattlesnake. Women, on the other hand, can always find anything they want, even from the unmention able depths of their handbags. The reason for this is simple: humans are hunter gatherers, and have specialised so that the men hunt, and the women gather. Women have specialised abilities to differentiate between different sized and coloured objects because of hundreds of thousands of years of evolutionary selection when gathering nuts and berries. Men, on the other hand, have enhanced abilities to see wildebeest on the horizon. Women are useless at it, and you can confirm this by asking any women when she last saw a wildebeest on said horizon - QED.

So, the next time you get any grief because you can't find the small coloured object surrounded by other small coloured objects, point out that you are genetically predisposed to not be able to see whatever it is she is insisting you find for her, and are, in fact, going out to hunt wildebeest. There may well be some in the pub.

My excuse, and I am sticking to it regardless of any encroaching reality, is that I couldn't see the damaged bits of the grinder because they are small and coloured like nuts and berries. The fact that I didn't even look is irrelevant, and not to be brought up in polite company.
 

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When going through the Lidl checkout, why do so many women appear surprised that having packed all their purchases carefully away, they have to pay for them? And after overcoming their surprise they have to find their credit card, which involves rummaging in their shopping bag, finally retrieving a smaller bag, retrieving from that a purse, inside of which is a wallet full of credit cards, from which they must then decide which one to use?

And of course, as you're in Lidl, they then realise they have forgotten to swipe their phone for the Lidl rewards app which involves going through the same multiple of russian-doll bags to find their phone, fire it up, select the app, etc., etc.

Me, I'm a widower of 15 years, practised enough at the checkout now that I can draw my wallet out of my back pocket faster than a gunfighter.
 
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The secret to never finding anything as a man is having a wife who is overly organized (which is beyond just organizing things and into spending considerable time on a regular basis continuing to rearrange things). I'd imagine my spouse spends about 3 hours a week organizing things. Know where the coin cell batteries are? I don't.

Light bulbs? Nope.

Towels? - in a different closet now. Where are the extra sheets - i need them to sleep on the leather couch after trying to weigh in too far about making things unnecessarily difficult for no gain. Oh, they're in bags tied in knots in the attic. They used to be in the closet with the towels and light bulbs.

WTF is in the closet now?

This kind of thing (spending lots of time) aids in creating memories of where things are. I am like a guy trying to steal a basketball from someone who's already gone across the court now and may not even be looking at the last place where the extra q tips were. I could be a move or two moves behind.

No involvement in moving things? No knowledge. No knowledge, no memory.

I lived by myself for 8 years with all of my bills and taxes in one box. Why would they need to be moved? Why can't they stay in the same box? I've needed a doc from that box once in 8 years? Why spend 18 hours between then and now reorganizing everything and searching for gadgets to sort and store the things? Eek.

Don't speak up too much, though, or you'll be going to the attic for the sheets after you check the closet to find they're not there and know the next word you say to your spouse (even if it's "where have the sheets gone") may trigger flying glass or marble-based objects.
 

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Any verdict on the nailer?..... I almost picked one up yesterday. May pop back in if its any good
I'd give it a miss. Watched a vid on them and the review was terrible.

Stapling a piece of cardboard to a piece of wood it sat proud every time, and that was just cardboard. He managed to nearly sink in some staples directly into the timber, with the cardboard removed, but then what is the point of that. Its meant for fixing 2 bits together.
 

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Is it worth the money?

There were still a couple knocking around the local lidl last time I went.

not bad. its not a makita train or the festool one, but it is good value for money. the stock belt is a bit naff, i'll probably pick up a Hermes belt or 2 from axi, but it does the job. dust extraction ain't bad.
 

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It’s funny how that happens. I had a similar experience.

yes. it happens, its like cheep green tools are atracted to me...... i didn't have enough money on me to buy the black drill so i'll have to settle for the t18+3 when i am rich enough :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: expensive green German tools also do this to me :sneaky: :rolleyes: 🤪
 

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not bad. its not a makita train or the festool one, but it is good value for money. the stock belt is a bit naff, i'll probably pick up a Hermes belt or 2 from axi, but it does the job. dust extraction ain't bad.

Also bought the belt sander the other day and i've put it to use straight away, it felt little underpowered but done the job I needed, which was to flatten and sand desk top. Only had standard 60 belt so had to go over with my ROS in higher grits.

Nailer was used to pin 16mm redwood boards to the top of the plywood base and found results inconsistent, often head of pins were sticking out. Used both sizes 25 and 32mm i think. Nailer is used just to hold the piece in place whilst trying to align it, difficult to do this when holding hammer, nails and piece of wood in the same time. Don't mind knocking in the pin after with hammer and glue will do holding afterwards.

I'm sure there are better tools out there but for the frequency I'm going to use those and price paid I cant complaint.
 

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Also bought the belt sander the other day and i've put it to use straight away, it felt little underpowered but done the job I needed, which was to flatten and sand desk top. Only had standard 60 belt so had to go over with my ROS in higher grits.

Nailer was used to pin 16mm redwood boards to the top of the plywood base and found results inconsistent, often head of pins were sticking out. Used both sizes 25 and 32mm i think. Nailer is used just to hold the piece in place whilst trying to align it, difficult to do this when holding hammer, nails and piece of wood in the same time. Don't mind knocking in the pin after with hammer and glue will do holding afterwards.

I'm sure there are better tools out there but for the frequency I'm going to use those and price paid I cant complaint.
 

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My son got me a parkside wood lathe for Christmas, I'm looking to buy a chuck, but I can't find any with a 18x1.5 metric thread anywhere online, and can't seem to contact Parkside.
 
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