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jimmy b26/03/2017 13:24:27
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**LINK**

Words fail me!!!

mgnbuk26/03/2017 14:16:01
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Words fail me!!!

Vandalism comes to mind !

Nigel B

Brian H26/03/2017 15:19:42
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Posted by Nigel B on 26/03/2017 14:16:01:

Words fail me!!!

Vandalism comes to mind !

Nigel B

Totally agree!

Brian

Brian Oldford26/03/2017 15:21:35
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Posted by jimmy b on 26/03/2017 13:24:27:

**LINK**

Words fail me!!!

Heathen

JA26/03/2017 15:46:31
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Typifies the values of modern Britain.

JA

Jeff Dayman26/03/2017 16:54:31
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What occurred to me was the idea that a youngster starting in trades (anywhere in the world) would be glad to have a copy of the handbook regardless of edition and would likely use it for many years. He or she may well not have the money to buy a copy. I was lucky to be able to obtain one when I started out, and still use that very copy nearly every day at work. A real shame to see one abused this way.

Peter Krogh26/03/2017 17:58:29
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"I have no idea what to use this for, no appreciation for its possible value to anyone else, therefor I turn it into a lamp"

Grrrrrrrr

Pete

peak426/03/2017 18:42:58
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Just a bit of light bedtime reading.

Bandersnatch26/03/2017 18:49:52
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Can't help feeling that all these comments miss the more basic point: why would anyone think that turning any such object into a lamp was useful (or even sane) anyway?

Watford26/03/2017 19:05:55
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To paraphrase Ettore Bugatti (having been shown a type 35 with a Ford V8 engine installed) ...........

"When I am the Dictator the man who did this will go to the guillotine!"

SillyOldDuffer26/03/2017 20:04:11
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I think it's a brilliant idea. Larry Phelan could make a fortune by doing the same to his Rotary Table! enlightened

I should be on the stage. There's one leaving in 5 minutes.

Neil A26/03/2017 21:13:06
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Oh dear!

Improved out of all usefulness.

I've been using the 11th edition for the last 30 years or so at work, has not failed me yet.

This is an example of how easily useful information is lost.

Mike Poole26/03/2017 22:00:26
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Should have just sold the book, you could well get that price for the book if it was in good nick.

Mike

David Taylor26/03/2017 23:21:10
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The steampunk crowd would love it, I'm guessing that was the motivation.

mechman4827/03/2017 09:21:31
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Posted by Brian Hutchings on 26/03/2017 15:19:42:
Posted by Nigel B on 26/03/2017 14:16:01:

Words fail me!!!

Vandalism comes to mind !

Nigel B

Totally agree!

Brian

Agree... & twentieth edition to boot, what a waste.

​George.

Michael Gilligan27/03/2017 09:27:34
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Posted by mechman48 on 27/03/2017 09:21:31:

Agree... & twentieth edition to boot, what a waste.

​George.

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... is that part of the 'upcycling process ?

angel MichaelG.

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From the advert:

This is a vintage machinery handbook 12th edition upcycled into a desk table lamp

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Sorry: Forgot to say ... it's sacrilege.

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 27/03/2017 09:29:57

KWIL27/03/2017 10:21:25
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You could have the same artistic effect, just place any old lamp on your copy of MH and when you need to look something up, merely removed the lamp! Honour upheld.

Mike Poole27/03/2017 10:30:34
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I used a pile of encyclopaedias as a bed leg in an emergency, it either that or take the other three off.

Mike

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