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  1. Oh, Kung Hay Fat Choy in the Year of the Snake! ...

    Oh, Kung Hay Fat Choy in the Year of the Snake!

    A couple of years ago,- or so, I got a note that China was-- importing rice. One of my Chinese associates- in the food industry here- if you must...
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    We all make mistakes. I was 'conned' into paying...

    We all make mistakes. I was 'conned' into paying all of £100- yes £100, for mine. I suppose that the old adage is true about Fools and their money!
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    I have a Clarkson mk1 and thought that you might...

    I have a Clarkson mk1 and thought that you might be interested in the additional information on the www://bedroom-workshop.com website which directs you to various 'other' useful and homemade ...
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    I, too, have the Clarkson manual but I believe...

    I, too, have the Clarkson manual but I believe that the tool was not designed to do drills.
    There were specialist dedicated drill grinders for that.

    Having said all that, there is no reason why...
  5. Brown sauce, or coke or sulphuric acid,...

    Brown sauce, or coke or sulphuric acid, hydrochloric acid or- well, a lot of exciting things.
    At that price nothing but the best would suffice!

    You wouldn't like to spoil the day with something...
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    I must apologise to George whom I have always...

    I must apologise to George whom I have always regarded as a consumate engineer in his own right if I gave insufficient information- and certainly did not feel that underlining was necessary in my...
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    George 38A is Alundum no38 which is a white...

    George
    38A is Alundum no38 which is a white Alumium Oxide whilst 60 refers to the grit size which is 60 grains per square inch. As you say, there should be details of the Grain combination, grade,...
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    I'm hardly qualified to answer as I live( mostly)...

    I'm hardly qualified to answer as I live( mostly) some 300 miles from London and about 100 miles from the Harrogate show. I simply don't attend now.

    From what I read, there are less attending...
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    First serious offer since a guy rang me to say...

    First serious offer since a guy rang me to say that he'd had a hip replaced. Had I a small lathe- which he knew that I had. OK, I hadn't used it. A little Unimat clone with lots of goodies which I...
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    Finally I have been able to log in. Thank you...

    Finally I have been able to log in. Thank you Don.
    As Mark kindly reported, I am quite well considering that I am staggering on towards a 83rd birthday in June.
    Really, there is little to report....
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    Lighten up

    Gordon,
    We still have the 'Fiver' or £5.

    Yesterday, it cost me 3 x£5= £15 to go two or three miles and back to hospital to get my hearing aids. When my ears were 'blown out' some...
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    Lighten up

    Prince William being asked about his stag night

    It's going to be a a bit difficult stuffing money into a stripper's thong when every note has a photo of my grandmother on it
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    [QUOTE=Boris;1541401]And that ability when...

    [QUOTE=Boris;1541401]And that ability when measured always forms a normal distribution or bell curve.

    Boris

    Normal distribution????


    Do you mean DHL?

    or a rather attractive bit of...
  14. Euro Members

    Don,
    I was trying to do better than that!

    Gordon lives in Denmark and is only a stone's throw from Germany.
    But he speaks Danish and has some German. In addition, he is a QC engineer...
  15. Euro- us

    Gordon,
    Further to my earlier E-mail, you do know that they have a Danish contact with a web site? I thought that you might go for an intermediary for a clue

    Regards

    Norm
  16. A Weird Drill Press

    More or less, I'm going along with Gordon( and others) that this was a full taper and was butchered with the chuck coming off/rotating at the wrong time. As no one could turn a taper, it got a screw...
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    OT-Home fabrication

    Send me the bill and I'll let you bin him.
    If he takes off- fine. If he doesn't, well simply bury him!

    After all, good riddance to bad rubbish.
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    OT-Home fabrication

    Actually, the earliest recorded jet engine was by Hero of Alexandria.
    The technology of the turbine is that of Charles Algernon Parsons who produced the Turbinia and the turbine generators and...
  19. Poll: Investing in tools

    The stones which made ALL the original cathedrals - were signed by the builders.
    Again, the best pottery has the painter's name on it.

    My watches are 'signed' and some are gold Walthams.

    Rolls...
  20. Poll: Tools

    RJ,

    Two factors have been omitted. the first thing is sadly- Theft.
    The second is 'What happened to the Meistersingers, the Masters of the Craft and the Master Piece?'

    Once upon a time,...
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    Unhardened End mills

    I recall HSS Dormer drills always had( past definite) soft shanks.

    N
  22. Shop management

    I'm really sorry about this but it isn't an exact accountancy practice but one should wonder and write down what the total outlay on goods is and the probable income from their job.

    Actually, I'm...
  23. Shop Management

    I've been keeping quiet about a lot of things but the subject of business success and failure is interesting. Actually, I managed to retire on how I was involved.
    A quarter of a century, the UK was...
  24. Devaluation

    Most of my class became fitters etc and were deferred National Service until 21 which meant they went to Korea in 1951. Most of my class 'didn't come home'

    They were forgotten- except by me. I...
  25. Devaluation

    When did I say that I had an engineering degree? Sorry, but you may be suffering from some sort of dementure! I did something totally different- and I have never really discussed it here- or anywhere...
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