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    I couldn't put it off any longer. I have to trim the holly bushes. YUCK!

    Looking for anything to delay the process and stay in the cool confines of the workshop, I decided it was time to tune up the ol' B&D hedgeclipper. I tightened and re-staked the screws and decided to lube the blades. EUREKA! Sliding surfaces, metal to metal contact...let's try WAY OIL.

    Man, when the oil creeped into the works, that thing sounded like my ol' 125 motocrosser when it came up on the pipe. Unhh, unhh, ka-WEEEE! I thought the motor was going to over-rev...well, not really but there was a noticeable difference. With any luck, there's also some obscure chemical listed on the Vactra MSDS that has truly sadistic herbicidal properties.
    Milton

    "Accuracy is the sum total of your compensating mistakes."

    "The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion." G. K. Chesterton

  • #2
    DICKYBIRD,

    psssst...don't tell anybody but another use for way oil is to use it as chainsaw bar oil....

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    • #3
      You guys are bent.
      Cheers Bob

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      • #4
        Sorta OT??

        Why not cooking oil? After all, aircraft engines and motor cycle engines were run on castor oil which gives people the sh1ts but that goes for a lot of things.

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        • #5
          Don't piss about Norm.
          Why not get back to the days of steam?
          That heady blend of tallow and whale oil
          Just got my head together
          now my body's falling apart

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          • #6
            'cos I threw out the only saucepan I had that was big enough for boilin' down whales and cows
            Tel

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            • #7
              Then get on with picking hempen oakum for your gland packing
              Just got my head together
              now my body's falling apart

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              • #8
                Nah, me team of orfings do that.
                Tel

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                • #9
                  Orfings!
                  is them anyfin like Olivers and Dodgers?
                  Just got my head together
                  now my body's falling apart

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                  • #10
                    That's them mate. Must be early where you are, it ain't yet 6 here on the right hand side.
                    Tel

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                    • #11
                      Way Oil

                      Actually, I have lived on whale. There by, hangs a tail!
                      Seriously, I was out in Arctic Norway- midwinter with the dogs frozen to the lampposts. I'd missed becoming King of Denmark- she had been there on the previous winter survival course.All quite true, folks.You can't win 'em all.
                      Anyway, we were snow holing and cutting down fir trees to sleep on. I'd been given a paper body bag to put my flea bag inside. The temperature bottomed out at -32F or -32C and we actually ate whale, whale and more whale. It was relieved by Bambi burgers and something incredibly inedible called Fiske- boller. My Norwegian spelling is rough but it was 'cod balls put through a mincer and set with gelatine'

                      Tallow, me dear chap, is what one puts on saxophones and lead pipes or lead, kindly light.
                      Not necessarily in that order. I think!

                      Cheers, like Little Audrey and she laughed and laughed until*********
                      Next time

                      Norm

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                      • #12
                        Bugger that fer a game Norm!
                        Elsinore, Birnham Wood, WTF! Too bloody cold for me.
                        10°C outside and I'm freezin in here at 22°

                        Yeah, bit early here Tel. I'm taking a dram to stave off hypothermia.
                        Without giving away too much, which part of the east coast is your habitat?
                        (at least give us a latitude).

                        Cheers, Lin
                        Just got my head together
                        now my body's falling apart

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                        • #13
                          I've only ever been up close to one dead whale - it had stranded itself about 5 miles inland in a tidal creek and had been dead for at least a month - it was well past the eatin' stage, believe me.
                          Tel

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                          • #14
                            A bit away from the coast mate, Bathurst district - actually about 9 km from Rockley.
                            Tel

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                            • #15
                              Sorry mate, anythin east of the Alice is east coast to a sandgroper
                              Bathurst is around old diggins, yeah?
                              Just got my head together
                              now my body's falling apart

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