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jaCK Hobson26/12/2016 11:36:27
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Spoilt: Flir tg130

No use for it. Just an amazing toy. Almost as good was the ever-spinning top (for about 1/100th of the price).

 

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Lathejack26/12/2016 11:56:36
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I never get anything engineering related from Santa, just the usual socks, T shirts and those awful foreign soft centred chocolates.

So this Christmas I treated myself to a new hydraulic bike lift, plus yet another BSA motorcycle to go on top of it.

And a New Years resolution is to try and finaly get that Red Wing engine in the background finished.

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Ajohnw26/12/2016 12:08:13
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As it turns out I bought myself a 3 in 1 welder. My wife bought me compressor to go with it and for other things and my son bought me a drone I have wanted for some time. The order was messed up so transmitter arrived but the drone will come latter. Then bits and bobs. Socks, some chocolate that will last rather a long time and an XL Nike sweat shirt. Bit baggy in a couple of places but will probably be ok when washed. Their xl's usually are.

John

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Neil Wyatt26/12/2016 12:12:03
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Posted by fizzy on 25/12/2016 20:39:39:

The early present of Chinese DRO fully fitted and a Haynes manual on Rocket for me. I do like the idea of no Brussels, hate the sodding things!

I was never keen on them boiled, but; halved and fried with shallots and pomegranate seeds, with a drop of white wine, pepper and nutmeg, shed a whole different light on greens.

A percentage of folks are very sensitive to a chemical produced when sprouts and cabbage are well cooked.

I love raw cabbage or stir-fried cabbage and am happy to eat broccoli raw or cooked, but even the thought of cooked sprouts or boiled cabbage makes me feel queasy. I guess Fizzy and I share the sprout-intolerance

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Neil Wyatt26/12/2016 12:13:04
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Posted by jaCK Hobson on 26/12/2016 11:36:27:

Spoilt: Flir tg130

No use for it. Just an amazing toy. Almost as good was the ever-spinning top (for about 1/100th of the price).

That does look fun

Neil

Neil Wyatt26/12/2016 12:14:06
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Posted by Ian Prudente on 25/12/2016 23:22:04:

All I wanted was one of those fancy spinning tops that spinfinity do, but after my oh saw the price she thought it would be better to get me a lathe to make my own !!

Excellent result

Neil

roy entwistle26/12/2016 12:33:23
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Sprouts Cook for about twenty minutes Drizzle with mint sauce Loveley

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ChrisH26/12/2016 13:02:33
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What a waste of good mint sauce..............!!!

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pgk pgk26/12/2016 15:09:14
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Sprouts of old had a strong taste. The ones grown now seem to be way milder. I used to hate them but quite like them now and grow plenty as an easy winter veg.

Bazyle26/12/2016 17:02:02
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Posted by Ajohnw on 26/12/2016 12:08:13:

some chocolate that will last rather a long time -

what? they produce 2cwt bars now? heartchocolate.

Ajohnw26/12/2016 17:40:36
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Posted by Bazyle on 26/12/2016 17:02:02:
Posted by Ajohnw on 26/12/2016 12:08:13:

some chocolate that will last rather a long time -

what? they produce 2cwt bars now? heartchocolate.

The prize bar is about a5 sized 1/2" thick solid slab of dark fruit and nut. No break lines either and I keep breaking too large a piece off it. Then there are few more normal bars plus dark chocolate coated brazil nuts. One of my favourites. Then some more to share with the family.

John

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Roderick Jenkins26/12/2016 19:00:04
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 26/12/2016 12:12:03:
Posted by peak4 on 25/12/2016 22:41:29:
Posted by fizzy on 25/12/2016 20:39:39:

The early present of Chinese DRO fully fitted and a Haynes manual on Rocket for me. I do like the idea of no Brussels, hate the sodding things!

I was never keen on them boiled, but; halved and fried with shallots and pomegranate seeds, with a drop of white wine, pepper and nutmeg, shed a whole different light on greens.

A percentage of folks are very sensitive to a chemical produced when sprouts and cabbage are well cooked.

Which seems to include me. My sister in law and niece try to make my annual sprout as tasty as possible. This was this year's offering:

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Covered in marzipan, enrobed in chocolate and topped with a glacé cherry.

Happy new year,

Rod

Brian Oldford26/12/2016 19:23:51
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SWMBO treated me to a Graduated Saddle Handwheel Dial for my Myford. It looks an extremely well made piece of kit. Further update when I fit it.

martin perman26/12/2016 19:46:45
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After spending Christmas eve and day laid up with illness I manage to take my wife for her Boxing birthday lunch in our village pub where she gave me an envelope full of beer tokens to help in the purchase, hopefully tomorrow, of a Canon DSLR and Telephoto lens.

Yesterday I also found out how caring a pet can be, as originally arranged my wife daughter and son in law went to my brothers for the day which left me with our cat for company, after a bad night of not sleeping I sat in my chair occasionally dosing but at one point I fell asleep when after a while I realised I was being poked and prodded and found our cat was trying to get a response from me by trying to get under my right hand and flicking my ear, when I opened my eyes he stopped. Later I pretended to sleep and after a while he started poking me again, he wouldnt leave me all day and today now I felt much better he hasn't come near me, its as if he new I wasnt well.

Martin P

p.s. I love sprouts

 

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Ian Welford26/12/2016 20:05:45
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6l ultrasonic cleaner, few books, enormous quantities of Jaffa cakes.cake

Just recomissioned me mystro wood lathe, thanks to Transwave for all the assistance with this oneyes

Happy Boxing day one and all- Martin glad you're making progress. Got a head cold and can't taste anything - dog hasn't left my side for 2 days . Very Loyal.

Ian

GaryM27/12/2016 22:40:51
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I've not posted much since finishing my Stuart S50 in 2014, but two weeks ago I got given the engine below. Some of you will recognise it as a grasshopper engine to the Sydney Owen design from ME in the 1960's. It was made by an ex-workmate years ago and I think he lost interest before completely finishing it. When he retired, he left it behind in the workshop at my place of work. He said he'd had enough of metal working. I ran it on compressed air just to see how it would run before dismantling it as much as possible with the intention of cleaning it up. Some parts are either press-fitted or assembled with loctite so I've left these alone. There should be an outer bearing support for the crankshaft and a drive pulley which I might try and finish. How's that for a Christmas present?

GaryM

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Video of it running here:

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JasonB28/12/2016 07:32:15
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Should make a nice little project to complete. Castings are still available should you need any to finishit off but I should think that as most of the big lumps are there anything else could be fabricated or cut from solid.

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David Standing 128/12/2016 10:07:20
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Posted by martin perman on 26/12/2016 19:46:45:

Yesterday I also found out how caring a pet can be, as originally arranged my wife daughter and son in law went to my brothers for the day which left me with our cat for company, after a bad night of not sleeping I sat in my chair occasionally dosing but at one point I fell asleep when after a while I realised I was being poked and prodded and found our cat was trying to get a response from me by trying to get under my right hand and flicking my ear, when I opened my eyes he stopped. Later I pretended to sleep and after a while he started poking me again, he wouldnt leave me all day and today now I felt much better he hasn't come near me, its as if he new I wasnt well.

Martin P

p.s. I love sprouts

A cat, caring? surprise.

Sounds more like in your unwell state you forgot to feed it! wink 2.

martin perman28/12/2016 10:29:46
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David,

Normally I would agree with you but Cheeky is the exception to the rule, he is known locally as a dog in a cat skin, if I go for a walk in the village he tags along behind, he comes willingly to call, he goes for rides in my van, my wife is a blue card holder and very unstable on her feet, one afternoon she was in the rear garden and our neighbours boxer got into our garden and started running round her and jumping up at her, my wife screamed at it to go away and at that moment Cheeky appeared at speed and threw himself at the dog forcing it away from her and has protected her again when another dog was causing my wife some grief,he knows when its feeding time but rarely forces the issue, he just waits his turn.

Martin P

David Standing 128/12/2016 10:32:47
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Martin

That does sound like a dog in a cat skin! smiley.

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