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andrew lyner15/06/2019 18:44:09
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Posted by not done it yet on 10/06/2019 15:26:35:

50kg heavy? A bag of cement or fertiliser weighed that amount when I was younger. Only baby bags of cement these days!

That's one aspect of Health and Safety that I approve of. Split a load whenever possible and 25kg is ideal for most people except with 'lads' with something to prove.

Mike Poole15/06/2019 19:28:11
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I worked with a chap who could carry a big bag of cement under each arm and another chap could bend 2” conduit over his knee.

Mike

Neil Wyatt15/06/2019 19:50:03
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Posted by andrew lyner on 15/06/2019 18:44:09:
Posted by not done it yet on 10/06/2019 15:26:35:

50kg heavy? A bag of cement or fertiliser weighed that amount when I was younger. Only baby bags of cement these days!

That's one aspect of Health and Safety that I approve of. Split a load whenever possible and 25kg is ideal for most people except with 'lads' with something to prove.

My 'new' combo amp weight 43kg. Poor lad who sold me it got a mate to help him shift it.

When the old fart picked it up, carried it to the car and popped it in the back, his mate thought it was most amusing

Neil

Jeff Dayman15/06/2019 19:53:43
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I was one of those lads with the two big bags of cement when I was 16-18 or so. 6 foot 2, Solid muscle, pair of steel toed boots and no brains. Did any heavy job going, often got jobs like this because I could do the work of 1 1/2 or 2 guys for one wage.

My back, shoulders, and knees wish I hadn't , now.

mark costello 115/06/2019 20:01:05
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FIL had a roof replaced, Company sent out 1 Man that was on the wimpy side. FIL said He did not want "Shorty " there as He was too small to be worth it. Boss said "Shorty show Them what You do. Shorty put 2 bundles of shingles on His shoulders and about ran up the ladder. Nuff said.

Howard Lewis15/06/2019 21:57:39
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Don't laugh too loudly at the Drummond, because it is a century old. It was state of the art for the amateur market in it's time.

A friend of mine bought one, out of the Engineering Division of my former employers, so it had seen some work in its time.

He produces work that I wish that I could do with a much much newer machine.

Think of the music that a talented musician can coax from a Stradivarus! (Can't spell! )

Any fool can produce bad work on an excellent machine. It takes skill to produce good work on an indifferent machine.

I used to own a Myford ML7, but, perhaps because of my background, I do not rate it as highly as very many Model Engineers.

However, I do stand in awe of the work that has been produced on them,

Howard

Nicholas Farr16/06/2019 01:49:08
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 15/06/2019 19:50:03:
Posted by andrew lyner on 15/06/2019 18:44:09:
Posted by not done it yet on 10/06/2019 15:26:35:

50kg heavy? A bag of cement or fertiliser weighed that amount when I was younger. Only baby bags of cement these days!

That's one aspect of Health and Safety that I approve of. Split a load whenever possible and 25kg is ideal for most people except with 'lads' with something to prove.

My 'new' combo amp weight 43kg. Poor lad who sold me it got a mate to help him shift it.

When the old fart picked it up, carried it to the car and popped it in the back, his mate thought it was most amusing

Neil

Hi Neil, not trying to get a one upmanship, devil but my pair of Disco speakers weigh about 45kg each. I had to load them both in the back of my van every time I did a Gig and then unload them when I got home again, often in the wee hours. Too risky to leave them in the van overnight, but I was in my early twenties then, Oh! the good old days.

I bought one of those Round Beds of ebay, had to park my car about 40 odd metres away from the pick up, was sure glad when I got back to my car, not the easiest things to carry, let alone the weight.

Regards Nick.

Edited By Nicholas Farr on 16/06/2019 01:50:07

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