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Bill Chugg22/02/2020 08:06:40
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Following Neils INSPIRE thread , just wondered what the opposite view may be.

I will start it off with CLOCKS.

Bill

roy entwistle22/02/2020 08:46:37
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Bill Whats wrong with clocks ?

Roy cheeky

Bill Chugg22/02/2020 08:49:45
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Posted by roy entwistle on 22/02/2020 08:46:37:

Bill Whats wrong with clocks ?

Roy cheeky

Nothing wrong with them Roy, it is just that they do not inspire me but would be good to hear what does not inspre you like stationary engine or traction engine etc.

Thanks

Bill

Journeyman22/02/2020 08:49:49
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TV "reality" shows, totally and utterly pointless. Mind you I do watch Pointlessfrown

John

Clive Hartland22/02/2020 09:04:02
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Being housebound for a while I get to watch a lot of TV, soon it is apparent that TV is a repeat service and I ended up watching documentaries and of all things, Tipping point.

Innate TV programmes do not inspire me. Particularly reality shows, Love island for example, I fear that generation has gone to the dogs.

not done it yet22/02/2020 09:20:45
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Supposed short cuts that don’t work - likely most of them! If one is going to do a job, it might just as well be done properly.

Douglas Johnston22/02/2020 09:31:49
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People with a fixed mindset who can't see the other side of an argument.

Doug

Michael Gilligan22/02/2020 10:03:48
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Posted by Bill Chugg on 22/02/2020 08:49:45:

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but would be good to hear what does not inspre you like stationary engine or traction engine etc.

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O.K. ... I will come clean [and admit to a deficiency in my schooling]
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Steam engines became much less fascinating when the Atmospheric principle was abandoned, and they worked on positive pressure.

I distinctly remember thinking [in school Physics class] ...is that all there is to it ?

MichaelG.

JasonB22/02/2020 10:07:13
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Although I don't find the sight of a Loco or clock inspiring enough to go out and make one some of the workmanship involved in both can certainly be inspiring, maybe we need a third thread for those of us stuck between the two?

mechman4822/02/2020 10:48:05
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Posted by Journeyman on 22/02/2020 08:49:49:

TV "reality" shows, totally and utterly pointless. Mind you I do watch Pointlessfrown

John

+1... Inc 'Pointless' the most appropriately named show I've ever seen. Reality TV.... sad programmes for sad people with sad lives; looking for their 15 minutes of fame.

George.

Ady122/02/2020 10:50:46
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re: the telly being rubbish

I took out a virgin mobile deal to watch telly type stuff on utube etc, I'm a big fan of old documentaries as well as anything else thats interesting

current deals go up to 120gb for 23 bananas a month

With a decent tablet you can view stuff anywhere anytime

Charging is an issue with gadgets but they have magnetic plug adaptors nowadays, these simply fit in to the port and clip on and off, there are lots to choose from at various prices

Edited By Ady1 on 22/02/2020 10:58:21

Mick B122/02/2020 10:59:40
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Posted by JasonB on 22/02/2020 10:07:13:

Although I don't find the sight of a Loco or clock inspiring enough to go out and make one some of the workmanship involved in both can certainly be inspiring, maybe we need a third thread for those of us stuck between the two?

Oh, I suspect that'd catch many of us - those who dared reply... surprise

roy entwistle22/02/2020 11:00:42
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Bill I'm inspired by almost anything mechanical and old. I marvel at what some clock makers and especially watchmakers made when you consider what tools they had. I would include gunsmiths too

Roy

Alan Jackson22/02/2020 11:02:00
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I do not like the reason for doing things in a slap dash manner, excuses like " Quick and dirty" etc. If its worth doing do it well.

Alan

Nicholas Wheeler 122/02/2020 11:22:13
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I don't like spending hours 'perfecting' a tool for a one-off job that will take 30 seconds.....

My 'quick and dirty' hub extractor, which was welded together on the car out of four pieces of scrap, not only did both of my wheel bearings(normally about £200 per side) but has made a profit on several jobs that I've done for other people. I did knock off the sharp edges with an angle grinder before I used it for the second time.....

bill ellis22/02/2020 11:51:54
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Most TV is pretty awful these days. One thing I cannot get my head around is why total fwits go on quiz shows. Maybe it is because they are too stupid to know they are stupid. Even my dog knows the name of the wide collars worn by men in Elizabethan times (Ruff).

Mick B122/02/2020 12:21:21
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Posted by bill ellis on 22/02/2020 11:51:54:

Most TV is pretty awful these days. One thing I cannot get my head around is why total fwits go on quiz shows. Maybe it is because they are too stupid to know they are stupid. Even my dog knows the name of the wide collars worn by men in Elizabethan times (Ruff).

Oh yeah? Well my cat knows the name of the first Chairman of the Glorious Chinese People's Revolutionary Party...

wink

Edited By Mick B1 on 22/02/2020 12:21:33

Circlip22/02/2020 12:46:07
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The inability of idiots unable to post photos with the correct orientation. Naffed off having to replug the PSU in my laptop due to having to turn it sideways and the free advertising of cell phones.

Regards Ian.

Sent from my Lenovo laptop using fingers to type on a qwerty keyboard.

Mike Poole22/02/2020 13:38:25
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Posted by bill ellis on 22/02/2020 11:51:54:

Most TV is pretty awful these days. One thing I cannot get my head around is why total fwits go on quiz shows. Maybe it is because they are too stupid to know they are stupid. Even my dog knows the name of the wide collars worn by men in Elizabethan times (Ruff).

Dunning–Kruger effect

Mike

Journeyman22/02/2020 13:41:49
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Whilst perhaps not inspired by your average Smith's wall clock this on the other hand is certainly an inspiration.

astroclock1.jpg

Astronomical Skeleton Clock by Buchanan

If I had just a fraction of the skill required to build this I would be well pleased (and I got the photo up the right way).

John

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