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Thread: Interesting??
18/05/2019 13:23:02

From another website - **LINK**

Any thoughts??

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Bill

Thread: "Screwing" a car round a corner!
03/05/2019 21:32:23

Couldn't ever afford any 'performance' metal when I was young enough to enjoy it, so had to make do with our staff transport in Bangkok - a Morris J2!! Couple Thai tarmac with total front end weight and frustrated youth (speedwise) and the results were quite spectacular! All that AND a column change to boot!

Aaaaah - days of yore!

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Bill

Thread: The Chocolate Fireguard as designed by Mercedes Benz
28/04/2019 14:20:50

Observation of brakelight operating patterns plus the use/non-use of indicators is one of the more useful prompts for survival in the constant battle with the Great British Driving Idiot! I would, perhaps, be a little less than sympathetic towards anyone who complains about being 'undertaken' - that situation would indicate that the complainant was one of the ubiquitous 'middle/outside lane hogs'sad

It would be nice but naive to believe that British driving standards will in any way improve - emphasis by manufacturers on 'safety features', and officialdom on meaningless speed restrictions, will ensure yet more of the 'I don't have to think for myself - someone else will take care of it' attitude.

Personally, "Everyone else on the road is a homicidal maniac" is a mantra which has served me well, and safely, through my 83 years and million plus miles of accident-free world-wide driving.

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Bill

Thread: Where's my Dykem blue gone - there's no need to read this
21/04/2019 17:48:41

Bought SWMBO a 'new' computer (more RAM /HD etc.) and wanted to transfer files from old machine. Have to do similar on my own box so bought two USB bridge Link cables. Stored them safely waiting for a blank couple of hours to do the job. Came the day ... cables nowhere to be seen - and I KNEW that they were in little plastic bags. Searched everywhere likely (and unlikely!!) and gave in and, yesterday ordered another two. Packing a parcel of goodies for a relation today and using a pile of Os&Ss to rest the package on and one bit of the pile fell onto the floor. Picked up a BLUE BOX containing a - Yes, that's right and its mate was similarly placed!!

I'm wondering if the recent medical news, that dead pig's brains can be 'activated' by some sort of intervention, might have some significance!!blushdisgust

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Bill

Thread: Notre Dame
16/04/2019 18:58:17

Two possibilities??

Clean up the remains and leave as is ... like the original Coventry Cathedral.

or

Rebuild as was BUT ... it will only ever be a replica!!

As to available craftsmen - check on the Guedelon site - **LINK**

Genuine original skills AND French, to boot!

rgds

Bill

Thread: Arc tangent to two ellipses
12/04/2019 14:52:53

Have had a 'Flexicurve' for many years and very useful too but was offered this, some years ago. It offers a reasonable variety.img_0029a.jpg

Anyone care to hazard a guess as to its origin? Ex Weybridge chaps might be at an advantage!

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Bill

Thread: What makes your bristle?
12/04/2019 14:35:45

Well then chaps - for all those who have been waiting with 'bated breath and unable to contain their excitement at the possible revelations, we have an answer ... it was the toothbrush what done it!!! Hopper pointed out the investigatory route and Sam correctly identified the cause and the culprit. The two brushes are, indeed, very slightly different in design and the culprit version allows minute quantities of 'slurry' to percolate through the body, down to the charger base, where it settles into 'yucky goo ... that is a technical term, of course!. Soooo, problem identified but not cured. Thank you to all contributors - ME Forum is magic!!smileyyes

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Bill

09/04/2019 12:12:08

Hopper and Sam, thank you, Hopper, particukarly for waking up my dormant intelligence cells!!blush (especially for NOT pointing out that it was "bleeding obvious"!!) Of course that should be the first step and has now been done - results will require a week or so.

Neil - only me, SWMBO has her own.

Mark - constantly - but none have access to my bathrooms!!

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Bill

08/04/2019 12:16:36

Thank you all. Sam, quite right, of course ..." better than a thousand words", so -

Downstairs

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whereas, Upstairs -

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and

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... toothpaste, by the way, similar for both. Just doesn't make sense to me!

rgds

Bill

07/04/2019 21:34:34

Sort of on topic and the extraordinary knowledge base on this forum will, I'm sure, solve a mystery for me!

I have two Oral B rechargeable toothbrushes - one for the downstairs and one for the upstairs bathroom. I use one in the morning after my shower and one upstairs at night before bed. Useage is essentially similar, similar toothpaste, similar cleaning time, both carefully dried after use and replaced in charger. After a couple of days use, the upstairs on its base starts to collect a hardening blob of toofh paste between the brush handle and the base, the downstairs one remains consistently clean. I have just cleaned the upstairs unit for the third time in a year and it's driving me crackers!! Why the difference and, given that both are cleaned and dried after use, where is the toothpaste residue coming from????? Other than overtime by the workshop gremlin, I have no idea!!

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Bill

Thread: Have your fathers habits rubbed off on you. Just for fun
30/03/2019 14:59:03

Fairly limited influence from my Dad, as for my first eight years he was fighting through India, the Middle East and then up through Italy before getting a home leave. Back again after the War but he died while I was in Aden on my first overseas tour. One cardinal rule of his which stays with me is 'Tell the truth, no matter how many problems it causes YOU, but try to take care of others" Hugely difficult, at times, and not always succeeded sad

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Bill

Thread: Tri leva grease and bar removal help
28/03/2019 11:08:23

Choochoo - have you got the Trileva manual diagram? If not I can copy and post here, if it helps?

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Bill

Thread: Aircraft General Discussion
08/03/2019 11:28:46

Just come across this - https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-08/nasa-captures-incredible-images-of-supersonic-shockwaves-intera/10882590

Don't understand the technical significance but VERY impressive images!

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Bill

Thread: Plastic Balls in Bearings?
26/02/2019 12:32:08

If you feel that you really have to pay that sort of silly money for a vacuum cleaner, go for real quality with a Sebo ... no, I don't have shares but I DO have two such and with HEPA filters they will certainly sort out the hairy dog problem - we have cats ... same sort of problem!

rgds

Bill

Thread: Rack operated tailstock
23/02/2019 18:03:14

Meunier is quite correct - I do have one (Cowells) fitted to my ML7. Excellent as compared to the handwheel and bought it to replace a basic 'home-brew', made because I was fed-up with the original.

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Bill

Thread: New coffee maker - disgusting taste!
13/02/2019 23:26:34

Two possibilities which should work- Bodum glass tea pot , or, jf you want it to be a coffee -maker, use a Cona old-style percolator. I speak from personal experience with both. Both have the advantage that the tea leaves are completely separated from the liquid and the strength can be gauged from the colour. Slurp, slurp!!

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Bill

Thread: "Vintage" CNC
10/02/2019 12:24:28

S O D Dave - your what-might-be-called "life's consequences" makes interesting reading - as, probably, would many of us. Coincidence, opportunity and decisions based thereon dictate our passage through life much more strongly than any conscious 'self-design'

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Bill

Thread: Neil's Irrelevant Press Release Thread
08/02/2019 13:56:19

Such points are (IMO) best made by graffiti e,g. a poster in a hospital paediatric ward " The first 3 minutes of life are highly dangerous!!" to which had been added, freehand, " the last 3 are a bit tricky, too!!"

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Bill

Thread: WHERE ARE THE SHAPER USERS ?
06/02/2019 11:22:54

Perfecto 7" powered version in a too-cold-to-work-in workshop!

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Bill

Thread: Is it a drone?
04/02/2019 10:27:43

Brilliant, stunning, amazing plus any other superlatives you may care for!! The really telling part is towards the end of the video when a couple of real birds arrive to check out the 'opposition'. They, quite quickly, accept that it is just another bird and go off about their business. Years ago I used to slope soar model gliders near a rookery in the Andover area. As soon as I launched the rooks would come out to fight and made life as difficult as possible. The other point re. the ornithopter is the tolerances he must have worked to plus the design stress calculations - quite mind boggling and surely an enterprise that should get enthusiastic research support.

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Bill

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