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  • OT - Doing something with practically nothing. British Steeplejack Fred Dibnah.

    I stumbled across this video last night in typical youtube fashion. Unbelievable! Take your vertigo pills before watching.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=917D47hh_9k

  • #2
    Holy Crap! This guy has a HUGE pair.... wonder where he got his pants? R.I.P. Fred

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    • #3
      Quite amazing. Interesting video.
      Thanks!

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      • #4
        X2 on what Tim said nerves of steel,good video!

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        • #5
          There's a whole series of TV shows about his work. He was one of those rare individuals who could turn his hand to anything mechanical, a true old fashioned engineer.

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          • #6
            Yes, watched the whole thing. Interesting.
            Definition: Boat, a hole in the water you throw money into!

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            • #7
              One of the best hour/fifteen I've spent on Youtube. I want his air horn. No extra tools in his bag, very stingy with his tool.
              Thanks for sharing.
              _____________________________________________

              I would rather have tools that I never use, than not have a tool I need.

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              • #8
                Fred was a National Treasure and a sad loss to us all!
                If you benefit from the Dunning-Kruger Effect you may not even know it ;-)

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by lugnut View Post
                  One of the best hour/fifteen I've spent on Youtube. I want his air horn. No extra tools in his bag, very stingy with his tool.
                  Thanks for sharing.
                  You will find hundreds of Fred Dibnah videos stretching from his early steeplejack days to late in his life. He was the honorary president of our museum (http://www.nmes.org/) and our current chairman worked with him. Very British.
                  Bill

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                  • #10
                    I've watched several of the series he hosted for the BBC. He had so much FUN going on about steam engines and old-school technology. Even the stuff I didn't really care about, it was worth watching just to see how much he enjoyed what he was about.

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                    • #11
                      Thanks for this great video, very interesting.

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