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    I have a '57 with a 12ton Boughton hydraulic...

    I have a '57 with a 12ton Boughton hydraulic winch grafted on the rear. I love the Fordson diesels, so simple and well made.

    We had a holiday up your way a couple of years back, stayed at...
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    Nice one Phil, loved the Covmac as well. What...

    Nice one Phil, loved the Covmac as well. What year is your Major?
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    looks like the sort of kit you get with tool and...

    looks like the sort of kit you get with tool and cutter grinders.
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    I come from that part of the world, a little...

    I come from that part of the world, a little further north. It's really great hearing that dialect spoken and it amazes me that kids don't seem to be losing the accent.
    In many of the small...
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    No specific input other than to say that Kubota...

    No specific input other than to say that Kubota stuff is well made and that in my experience their dealers are usually straight up people who will sort out any issues.
  6. Biocompatibility is another good feature of Ti...

    Biocompatibility is another good feature of Ti alloys. So great for bone plates and screws as bone tissue will happily grow around Ti. If stainless steel bone screws are exposed to bending stresses...
  7. the rotating chickens were doing no harm however...

    the rotating chickens were doing no harm however the glowing bed of charcoal would do bugger all good for the ways!!
  8. Good result, and good patient detective work.

    Good result, and good patient detective work.
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    Interesting. I read your "BULL" as BULLI but I...

    Interesting. I read your "BULL" as BULLI but I can't find any reference to a tool manufacturer called that. BULLI is apparently a German term that refers to VW buses, any possible tie there? The...
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    Looks great. What are the three crimping tools...

    Looks great. What are the three crimping tools for? Gas hoses?
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    Correct, however I suspect that's not what Spin...

    Correct, however I suspect that's not what Spin Doctor's computer spell checker believes.
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    Sometimes see in rural parts of UK an old red GPO...

    Sometimes see in rural parts of UK an old red GPO telephone box that has somehow been left behind, which has a similar book exchange inside instead of the telephone equipment.
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    The glue used in the Mosquito was developed by a...

    The glue used in the Mosquito was developed by a fellow called Norman de Bruyne. The glue was called "Aerolight" and it was based on urea-formaldehyde chemistry not animal proteins.
  14. That looks like a really useful bit of kit....

    That looks like a really useful bit of kit.
    There's a fellow on Practical Machinist, I think his tag is Trboatworks, who refers to a Zimmerman sander. He may be able to give you an insight.
    For...
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    Poison Ivy! Than goodness we don't have it here....

    Poison Ivy! Than goodness we don't have it here. At least not in the wild. About 2-3 miles from here is Kew Gardens country base. Wakehurst Place. On an island in the middle of a small pond to keep...
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    Oops, now you've done it!!:rolleyes:

    Oops, now you've done it!!:rolleyes:
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    Old Mart, they were made under licence by Adcock...

    Old Mart, they were made under licence by Adcock and Shipley in Leicester up till the late 60's. I've seen mention of them being made at the CVA plant in Hove but don't know if this is true or not.
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    There are many situations where 1/4" hex tips in...

    There are many situations where 1/4" hex tips in sockets just don't cut it. Especially in dismantling electrical equipment when many screws are in a deep narrow recess.
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    The small gear (pinion) you would normally buy...

    The small gear (pinion) you would normally buy from a clock/watchmaker supplier a length of pinion wire which is the gear profile extruded/drawn in brass or steel.
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    Nice job Rotorhead! Is that 6 jaw chuck from a...

    Nice job Rotorhead! Is that 6 jaw chuck from a Clarkson drill and tap sharpening jig?
  21. Glycerin is often added to substances to delay...

    Glycerin is often added to substances to delay drying, or at least help retain moisture. Might be worth a try?
  22. Excellent image quality. What's the...

    Excellent image quality. What's the magnification? Variable?. Do you have an HDMI socket on a laptop??
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    Sorry, the above is just not true. I'm a...

    Sorry, the above is just not true. I'm a surgeon. Some days I'll scrub for up to 20-24 procedures. It's hell on your hands. Even modern scrubs with moisturisers added will dry out hands. There is a...
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    I agree, looks like its for a T&C grinder. Base...

    I agree, looks like its for a T&C grinder. Base is reminiscent of Jones&Shipman accessories.
  25. I think there were various turret tool sizes. I...

    I think there were various turret tool sizes. I have some pukka Hardinge knee tools that are 1.00"
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