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Thread: Grumpy old men
11/10/2020 19:01:22


11/10/2020 13:06:32
Posted by jimmy b on 11/10/2020 11:45:02:

People that are incapable of typing "Ebay" and "Paypal"!


+1 for that.

It really irritates me laugh

11/10/2020 08:53:05

When people say "I got something for free".



Or worse: "I won it for free off of ...."

Edited By Daniel on 11/10/2020 08:54:33

Thread: Please Avoid Political and Partisan Issues
03/10/2020 11:52:04
Posted by Nicholas Wheeler 1 on 03/10/2020 10:41:44:
Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 03/10/2020 10:21:54:

....." Model Engineering is a terrible term for what happens in many of our workshops, but it's the one we're stuck with."....

So when, exactly, did you visit my workshop, Nicholas ?

I cannot recall it.


Thread: Taking Leave
21/09/2020 12:27:53

That sounds like a better plan Andrew. yes

19/09/2020 15:44:37

Full concurrence with the above sentiments from me also.

Have a break, then come back.

Look after yourself smiley



Thread: How to Delete your account and Delete Profile
19/09/2020 15:40:31
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 19/09/2020 10:13:34:
Posted by Daniel on 19/09/2020 08:11:05:


As an example, I have a good friend who is "conducting" an ongoing experiment with just this.

He has no internet, no mobile phone, etc and very little contact with the outside world. He has nothing

to hide (AFAIK), but only wishes to be left alone, so to speak.

While writing this post, I thought I would have a quick look, by typing his Christian name and

the name of his Parish into Google. Found him immediately, with photos !!



That’s interesting .....

It would suggest that although he wishes to remain unknown, his ‘friends’ must be talking about him


Yes Michael,

I think you're absolutely right.

To try and attain internet invisibility would also require no-one mentioning your name, anywhere.

In my friend's case, no newspaper articles about training goats and no itinerant yourt camps laugh.

The simple reality is, these days, it would be extremely difficult to not be picked up by one or other


Perhaps one would have to behave like the man who makes no mistakes ?

It's a development of live, for better or for worse, that we probably have to adapt to, methinks.



19/09/2020 08:11:05

Hi Pence,

Having read your two threads on the subject, i would like to offer the following kindly advice;

Just Stop Posting

While you continue to create new threads, and participate in them, you are keeping yourself

at the forefront of visibility to Bots and Algorithms, who will do their jobs and maintain your

visible presence on the web. They will continue to announce your presence and, in their desire

to be a seen as a diligent Bot/Algorithm, will continue to return to you with relevant search

results and your personalised advertising.

Any notion we may harbour, as to our personal invisibilty or anonymity these days, is long

gone, I'm afraid.

As an example, I have a good friend who is "conducting" an ongoing experiment with just this.

He has no internet, no mobile phone, etc and very little contact with the outside world. He has nothing

to hide (AFAIK), but only wishes to be left alone, so to speak.

While writing this post, I thought I would have a quick look, by typing his Christian name and

the name of his Parish into Google. Found him immediately, with photos !!

The best advice, which has already been given, is to just move on.

That way, you will just melt away out of sight more quickly.



Thread: Scaling back forum activity
12/09/2020 11:46:55
Posted by Cornish Jack on 12/09/2020 10:42:16:

I have real concern in revisiting this particular thread - it should have been moderated CLOSED some time back.

I neither know, nor would care to know, Mr Lever, but his self-promoting conceits leave quite the nastiest residual 'taste' I can recall on this forum.

To smugly bleat on about his exceptional talents being denied the (free) oxygen he clearly feels that they deserve, on the forum he, so unfairly, denigrates, is almost beyond belief. To then, further, use that same despised forum to advertise his pathetic need for further gratuitous 'exposure' says even more about his character than I could express without justifiable moderation!

Justin, Neil, whoever, preferably, delete!



I would, sadly, agree to your sentiments Jack.

His behaviour is horribly underhand.

I wouldn't vote for a deletion though, personally.

Let people have their say.

"Give a man enough rope, etc...."



11/09/2020 10:02:04

Okay, but it would be naive to think that such a commercially driven forum (for all it's positive attributes), should ignore conflicts of interest with it's paying advertisers. Without which niether the magazine, nor this forum would exist.

Personally, I still find the balance to be quite reasonable, all things considered.

I also feel it important to support Neil and Jason in the sterling work they do, often in difficult circumstances.

My apologies, if this post lacks relevance.




Thread: New Moderators
31/08/2020 16:42:41


Well done both of you, for taking on the roles.

That's no small undertaking.

Bon courage laugh



Thread: Any idea what this is guys & gals
24/08/2020 07:17:00

True to form, I spent a while Googling Grostling Iron blush

As is usual for me, it took a fair while for the penny to



We shouldn't take ourselves too seriously ....



Thread: Neil's Back
18/08/2020 07:25:11

Hope everything is in order for you, Neil.



Thread: Coping with deafness
02/08/2020 06:44:26

+1 for Bill's suggestion.

While reading the thread, the same idea occured to me.

A wireless doorbell could even sound in your house, perhaps ?

As could a smoke alarm.

Both these thongs should not be going off every ten minutes.



Thread: Addition to wobbler steam engine
31/07/2020 18:49:25

Great work David,

It's a wonderful looking lamp.

I also really like the wooden former. Good job.




Thread: Quality small metric spanners
31/07/2020 08:26:47
Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 30/07/2020 10:16:12:
  • Pride of Ownership or Bragging rights important?


Personally, I feel that "Pride of Ownership" is quite separate from "Bragging Rights".

I confess, I love my tools, and probably spend an inordinate amount of

time fondling, caressing and generally caring for them. blush

They are my friends and we work together.

Of course, like good friends, they are chosen carefully and must be

very capable of fulfilling their side of the relationship.

Leaving aside the extremes (e.g, Holtey planes et al), what a particular tool

costs, is not a primary concern. If I can afford it, or not, is an entirely different


It's feel, it's ability to perform it's function with relative ease and comfort, it's

accuracy where neccesary (sorry Dave), are all important to me.

If a certain manufacturer then, for whatever reason, chooses to go that extra

mile, and make the tool aesthetically pleasing as well, I think that's wonderful.

On the premise that they have, first, developed a tool that works very well,

why should they not, then, demonstrate their justified pride in their product, by

making it something that is worthy of being on display.

All this costs, however. I for one, am happy to pay the extra (funds of the

moment permitting), for this.

Hoping some of the above makes some sense.



Thread: 33mm Spanner
26/07/2020 19:50:29

Deleted post to avoid any ambiguity.

Edited By Daniel on 26/07/2020 19:54:53

Thread: Milling Insert Clarification
26/07/2020 09:10:14
Posted by Chris Evans 6 on 26/07/2020 07:35:31:

TPKN version is very good. I am just to tight fisted to pay the price !

laugh Ha ha,

I'm hoping that the extra investment of 61 1/2 Pee per insert will repay me in longevity of service, thus rendering myself, joyfully even more tight fisted.



26/07/2020 06:55:05

Thank's for the replies, people.

If I understand well, I can safely order the TPKN version, then?



Thread: Hi there
25/07/2020 17:44:47

Hello Peter,

Welcome to the forum.

A real mine of information and shared interests.


Daniel (From glorious sunshine in central France cheeky )

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