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Thread: 18g Nail Gun Pins for Lock Keys
15/10/2020 12:38:21


PM sent.

They are more rectangular than round which works well for thie application, its a very good video.

Cheers, Martin

15/10/2020 12:34:27

Paul Lousick, just found this online re nail diameters?

18g sizes.jpg

Is SWG different?

Cheers, Martin

15/10/2020 12:04:19

Hi, I got the idea from the German chap who made a better video (don't know how to link it!) and he SAID 18g but the ones he used are J30 CNKHA with a large J on the pack. I guess he got the gauge wrong?

Cheers Martin

15/10/2020 09:27:59

Hi All,

I have 3 high quality push key padlocks minus their keys

champion lock 1.jpg

There is a way to pick these and make a replacement "key" using 6 18g "Finish Nails" (US name?). I have been given some 16g but they are too large. I only need about 2" of them as they come stuck together for the nail gun. I don't really want to buy 1000 of these and throw the rest away.

Wondering if anyone here could perhaps send me about 2" of them if they have any. I am, of course, happy to pay postage etc?

Cheers, Martin

Thread: Covid causing mental health issues.
28/09/2020 18:00:01

"Yes, Cats are an essential part of our household. A house without having independent creatures wandering around at will doing what they do is just a house to me, it’s not a home. "

Well said Vic, so true!

Martin (aka cat staff!)

Thread: Taking Leave
19/09/2020 17:57:24

Hi Andrew,

I heartily endorse Brian Woods comments above!

I really enjoy your threads and expertise as a complete newbie at all this stuff

Also many thanks for you know what!

Cheers, Martin

Thread: Mystery Object ... This one has me beat
14/09/2020 22:44:23

Newlyn is also the base reference for tide charts


Thread: Mystery Pocket Roundlet Tool
14/09/2020 18:37:43

The "collapsed" view shows the screwdriver extended it actually goes right inside hen pushed home leaving the other half of the handle empty, bit storage perhaps?


14/09/2020 17:18:34

Hi All,

Hidden in the bottom of a box of mediocre bits and bobs was this little gem:

bayliss 1.jpg

bayliss 2.jpg

bayliss 4.jpg

bayliss 3.jpg

Beautifully made with makers marks of BAYLISS at both ends, much nicer than the more common plated brass roundlet tool sets. I can only find vague references to BAYLISS in the bicycle world but nothing else. The little pointer has me stumped, looks like a clock hand. The screwdriver bit is detachable so maybe there were more tips at some point?

Any thoughts most welcome!

Cheers, Martin

Thread: Hermes Parcels
06/09/2020 09:51:04
  • Perishable Good
  • Perishable Goods (all)
  • Plant
  • Printer Toner
  • Protein/Health Shakes (myHermes, Landmark)
  • Replica Weapons
  • Seatbelt Tensioner
  • Settee
  • Sharp Instruments - E.G. Knives Scissors And Axes.
  • Sinks/Basins
  • Slush Syrup
  • Soap (OCS, Landmark)
  • Sofa
  • Spectacles / Sunglasses
  • Stamps (unless Franked)
  • Steering Wheel
  • Tea (Leaves, Bags etc.)
  • Telescopes
  • Tickets
  • Tobacco And Tobacco Products
  • Toilets
  • Unboxed Furniture
  • Vehicle Bonnet
  • Vehicle Bumper
  • Vehicle Door
  • Water
  • Weapons
  • White Goods (Fridges, Ovens, Freezers, Cooker Hoods, Etc)
  • Window
  • Windscreen
  • Wooden Items (Myhermes, Landmark)

Regards, Martin

06/09/2020 09:50:46
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Fish (live or dead)
  • Food
  • Food Items (Perishable Goods)
  • Fragrance
  • Gardening And Household Tools - Gardening And Household Tools, Unless Properly Protected sad
  • Gearbox
  • Gun
  • Hazardous Goods
  • Human Remains
  • Infectious substances
  • Item Described As "Unknown"
  • Jewellery
  • Juice
  • Kitchen Appliances – White Goods/Coffee Machines/Microwaves
  • Knives
  • Ladders
  • Leather (Landmark)
  • Lighter
  • Lights/Lighting/Lamps/Chandeliers
  • Liquids/Creams/Oils
  • Lottery Tickets
  • Mattresses
  • Meat
  • Medical Equipment
  • Milk Powder (restricted in China)
  • Minerals (Landmark)
  • Mobile Phone with or without Sim to any Residential address in Turkey/Pakistan
  • Money/Cash/Currency
  • Nail Varnish
  • Oil
  • Paint
  • Paintings/Canvas Prints
  • Passport
  • Perfumes
06/09/2020 09:50:02

Hi All just had a lost item claim refused by Hermes, item was a Butchers Bone Saw, securely wrapped with the blade in several layers of cardboard.

Claim refused on the basis that item was on the Prohibited Items list.

Here is the list which as far as I can mkae out is damn near EVERYTHING!:

Prohibited Items:

The following items (or any item similar in description or content) can not be carried on any service.

Any person sending such an item may be subject to their order being cancelled without notice:

  • Aerosol
  • Aftershaves
  • Air Bag
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Ammunition
  • Animals of any form (alive or dead)
  • Any Item Containing Petrol (Liquid, Gas Or Fumes)
  • Aromatherapy Oil
  • Bathroom Suites
  • Batteries
  • Biological Samples
  • Camera
  • Canoes / Kayaks
  • Car Panel
  • Cash, Credit Cards, Debit Cards
  • Chainsaw
  • Cheques
  • Christmas Crackers
  • Concrete
  • Confectionery
  • Counterfeit Currency
  • Credit/Debit/Cash Cards
  • Dangerous Goods
  • Documents (Outside The EU)
  • Driving Licence
  • Drugs (including prescription)
  • Engines
  • Filth

Second part in next post

Thread: Miracles do happen
30/08/2020 11:43:40


Did I not see a pic of Neil wearing a hat like that?....indecision


Thread: Computer Disaster! Help needed!
26/08/2020 18:57:41

Hi All,

Back up and running with all new Windows 10 system. Trouble was something to do with Outlook 2013 which had been flaky for a while. This had somehow corrupted something on the HDD stopping a full start up.

The actual computer showed up as 100% OK on testing.

Took just over 5hours to sort out and a medium pile of £10 notes for his trouble!

Worth every penny, all files were back as they should be and now my printer even prints remotely which it never did before!

Many thanks to all for the great help on this.

Regards, Martin

24/08/2020 18:29:01

Noel, original desktop background image was a photo of mine, this comes up briefly before going to the green scree as explained in opening post.

My neighbours son who is a MicroSoft software guy is taking a look at it for me this evening, lucky he is visiting for a few days!

will update what happens.

Cheers, Martin

24/08/2020 09:15:25

OK, F12 brings up a screen with a diagnostics test. Ran that and initial result is that all is OK!

Running the “thourough test now to see if that is Ok also.

what next?


24/08/2020 08:15:42

Hi All

SOD: possible progress! Pressing F2 has brought up the screen! What do I do now please?

You have a PM


23/08/2020 14:20:54

Frances, not a laptop but a tower desktop unit?


23/08/2020 13:35:54

Delete and escape keys during restart have no effect, same problem, gets to desktop background image for few seconds then green screen.



23/08/2020 13:18:46

BTW, If left on the screensaver kicks in over the green screen?


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