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    10-18-2017, 07:52 PM
    You should have thrown him into the sheep shearer, turned him upside down and fleeced him ! Don't know if that slang word carries across the pond.
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    10-18-2017, 07:48 PM
    When I was a kid we had a pair of whippets. One summer's day we hear barking from upstairs in my gran's room. Wasps had nested in a rotten corner of...
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    10-03-2017, 03:38 PM
    rohart replied to a thread New and "Improved" web site in General
    George, seeing as IT messed up, can't you pressure them to do what a lot of us seem to want ? By that I mean mainly a colour scheme with black on...
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    09-22-2017, 07:22 PM
    rohart replied to a thread OT: SSD versus hard drive. in General
    Agree with all the comments here. Boot up with an SSD is so fast. As I get near to capacity I keep expecting problems as the SSD starts to rearrange...
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    09-17-2017, 08:27 PM
    rohart replied to a thread I am effed up in General
    Here's hoping you can get through your dual ailments. I hope you have the cover to get the best treatments you can find. Good fighting.
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    09-17-2017, 08:10 PM
    Small CFL bulbs take ages to get up to full power, so they're no good for a go in room, switch on, find stuff and leave application. And they...
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    09-05-2017, 08:57 PM
    Thanks for all your ideas. They'll all be archived for my future plans. In fact I went the gas pipe route, and I lathed and milled up the end...
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    09-04-2017, 09:23 AM
    wI need a hole about 11mm diameter right through a rod 1 foot long and about 1 inch diameter. Neither the inner nor the outer needs to be clean....
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    09-02-2017, 09:03 PM
    rohart replied to a thread welding problem eyesight in General
    I gave up on auto-darkening helmets. Admittedly I was using fairly cheap ones - 50 rather than the expensive 300 ones. I went to fixed lenses,...
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    08-22-2017, 07:49 PM
    rohart replied to a thread On Topic: Broken Eye Wear in General
    I was watching an episode of QI a year or so back, and Stephen Fry had a pair of glasses in two parts. Where yours broke he must have had some kind...
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    08-22-2017, 07:43 PM
    rohart replied to a thread On Topic: Broken Eye Wear in General
    Pinstripe has the right idea. You need reinforcement. I've only used electronic solder for that repair, and it's so soft that you need to clamp...
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    08-18-2017, 09:15 PM
    rohart replied to a thread Mazda's Skyactiv-X engine in General
    May be a great engine technology, but that link crashed my browser good and proper !
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    08-18-2017, 09:13 PM
    I would have thought that a repair engineer dressed in a spacesuit venturing out of a pressurised area to fix a vehicle who found he needed to drill...
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    08-18-2017, 08:47 PM
    rohart replied to a thread The Napkin Ring Problem in General
    No - I don't think this last result can be sized in a linear fashion. You can just divide the 6 ft and 671 ft by a hundred and get 1mm and 1 meter. ...
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    08-06-2017, 08:22 PM
    rohart replied to a thread Welding helmet cheater lens in General
    I've got astigmatism and long sight. My method is to wear my everyday varifocals, with a cheap pair of 1 dioptre glasses on top. I use a sports...
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    07-27-2017, 09:22 AM
    rohart replied to a thread How to machine this? in General
    Smokedaddy hasn't told us how he knows what the angle of the taper should be. If he's trying to match an existing taper, he should mount the part...
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    07-23-2017, 05:49 PM
    rohart replied to a thread Hardening and Quenching in General
    They didn't need to know about molecules to know that quenching along the field lines meant they were magnetised end to end, reducing the tendency of...
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