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Thread: Coping with deafness
01/08/2020 19:32:03

As she seems to want advice why not try and put her in touch with a professional organisation, (Charity).

Link here:- Action on Hearing Loss

I am yet another hard of hearing person.

Edited By V8Eng on 01/08/2020 19:38:19

Thread: Battleship Grey
31/07/2020 23:28:27

There is a WW1 Battleship being restored, apparently they’ve found 38 colours (shades?) on it!

Link to the article here:-


Edited By V8Eng on 31/07/2020 23:38:54

Thread: Today's delivery
29/07/2020 21:06:21

During lockdown RS have sent me several parcels in more than one box size also a large bag containing some flexible conduit.

As far as I am concerned the combination of RS and Parcel Force has provided superb service, all deliveries on schedule and well packaged.
Considering that we are still in a Covid Pandemic the use of odd boxes is hardly worth bothering about (IMHO).


Edited By V8Eng on 29/07/2020 21:09:17

Thread: Looking for a machine, what to buy?
24/07/2020 13:55:12
Posted by Barrie Lever on 24/07/2020 12:00:32:


Yes best send it to me privately, don't want all these retired chaps with loads of money beating me to it,



I thought we are not supposed to talk about Politicians on this Forum.devil

Edited By V8Eng on 24/07/2020 13:56:00

Thread: Chesterton Windmill
24/07/2020 07:17:29

What an interesting building, that could be a nice diversion off the M40 next time I head to the Midlands.

Thread: Cognitive ability.
22/07/2020 14:18:52

My Wife says she would be guaranteed a fail on the 5th box down because it says “the subject must tap with his hand”.smiley

Edited By V8Eng on 22/07/2020 14:21:07

Thread: How to stop scam phone calls for good?
21/07/2020 14:49:19

We used to be with BT until recently and I always found it best to talk to them about possible services etc on the phone rather than using other methods.

I do not know what other providers are like (yet).

Edited for odd words.

Edited By V8Eng on 21/07/2020 14:52:32

Thread: Science Museum needs help identifying mystery objects
20/07/2020 09:09:43

That Hobbies Fret Saw takes me back to my youth because I had one of those, I think it was donated by an elderly relative for my modelling efforts.

The machine could be hard work for a skinny lightweight kid, saw blades broke very easily, the drive belt tended to break or come off quite regularly but good work could be done on the machine with plenty of practice.
I think mine got damaged beyond economic repair during a house move, expect it went to the scrapyard.

Edited By V8Eng on 20/07/2020 09:29:15

Thread: Interesting bike ride today
17/07/2020 21:38:20

This bat decided to travel a long distance the easy way.


Thread: Nivellator
15/07/2020 22:49:56

According to the online translators Nivellator in German translates as Level Indicator ( in English).

Edited By V8Eng on 15/07/2020 22:50:26

Thread: The 2038 computer bug
13/07/2020 14:24:03

Now let’s see: the end of the computing world was nigh at the turn of 2000, that didn’t happen so I am not going to worry about 2038.

I shall be about 93 so guess the main worry might something other than that.

Activists of various types will likely have driven us back to the dark ages long before then anyway.

Thread: Basic Electrics
13/07/2020 14:14:48

Most places I worked in had notices saying Electricity Kills (or can kill), that is a pretty good bet if people who do not understand it dabble.

Thread: Selling on behalf of executors in 1975
12/07/2020 13:52:10
Posted by magpie on 12/07/2020 09:09:

I remember the days when even a heater and carpets were 'extras' in most cars. sad

Now a spare wheel is quite often an expensive extra, unless you are happy to fiddle with a little compressor and can of stuff on a cold, wet and windy night.

Edited By V8Eng on 12/07/2020 13:54:15

Thread: Just for fun
11/07/2020 12:45:12

I reckon Sam is letting Snakes play with Matchsticks wink

Edited By V8Eng on 11/07/2020 12:47:04

Thread: teknika
10/07/2020 13:42:32

I think lathes has them shown as Russian.

Link to their site and info here:-


Hope that helps a bit.

Edit Thor types faster than me.

Edited By V8Eng on 10/07/2020 13:43:51

Thread: Coronavirus, advice from ME
05/07/2020 13:32:41

Edited By V8Eng on 05/07/2020 13:35:38

Edited By V8Eng on 05/07/2020 13:36:01

Thread: micro switch
01/07/2020 22:34:04

Yes I think we all have enough on our minds at this time without seeing nastiness on here.

Edited By V8Eng on 01/07/2020 22:34:44

01/07/2020 22:17:17

You are both correct.

The homepage as linked to by Brian G & NDIY for these switches shows: Insulation Resistance. >100 mΩ whereas the actual specification docs linked to by Michael say it is > 100 MOhm.

Edited By V8Eng on 01/07/2020 22:19:37

Thread: Coronavirus, advice from ME
29/06/2020 21:20:39
Posted by Steviegtr on 29/06/2020 20:40:27:

Come on V8Eng you nearly did it. This is like whatever you do, don't look in the bag.

Somehow can see this thread getting canned.


HaHa. My post might get canned.again so I’ve removed it first.🤐


Edited By V8Eng on 29/06/2020 21:50:07

29/06/2020 18:42:35


Edited By V8Eng on 29/06/2020 18:43:13

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