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AdrianR02/06/2020 12:31:34
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As so many of us are always interested in a bargain, you cant get a forge blower much cheaper than this.wink

**LINK**

I have now progressed from being binge watching Engles Coach Shop to this guys videos.

Adrian

Nick Clarke 302/06/2020 13:10:24
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Absolutely magic - although I think a couple of sparks up the shorts might put me off !

SillyOldDuffer02/06/2020 13:58:22
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Posted by Nick Clarke 3 on 02/06/2020 13:10:24:

... I think a couple of sparks up the shorts might put me off !

Not been a spark in my shorts since 1997...

sad

Jeff Dayman02/06/2020 14:39:15
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Was disappointed in the lack of dowel pins locating the blower housing to the ground. Also the blower shaft was clearly out of round by at least .030". smiley

I'm joking of course, this guy does amazing things in technology with literally nothing. It's a treat to see what he achieves.

Edited By Jeff Dayman on 02/06/2020 14:39:37

Michael Gilligan02/06/2020 15:39:56
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Brilliant video yes

... I wonder how long it will take him to invent a ratchet mechanism

MichaelG.

Bill Dawes02/06/2020 16:07:24
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Wonderful stuff. Reminds me of my early days in the world of fan engineering. In January 1957 I stepped through the hallowed portals of Alldays & Onions, fan engineers, in Birmingham to start my apprenticeship. In those days they were still making smithy and foundry equipment as well as fans. Bellows and various types of forge blowers were amongst the product list including hand driven field forge fans.

Catalogues in those days (I have one going back to the 1800's) always seemed to proudly boast, 'medal winning' and 'new improved pattern'

Happy days.

Bill D.

V8Eng02/06/2020 16:40:00
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Edited By V8Eng on 02/06/2020 16:41:02

AdrianR02/06/2020 17:00:30
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I am quite envious of him, having a place he can go out and do all that without some landowner or doogooder coming along and complaining. That sort of "could I start off from zero" really interests me, computer games are never quite hard/realistic enough.

What a wonderful company name "Aldays & Onions" they don't make company names like that anymore.

Adrian

V8Eng02/06/2020 17:24:42
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Posted by Michael Gilligan on 02/06/2020 15:39:56:

Brilliant video yes

... I wonder how long it will take him to invent a ratchet mechanism

MichaelG.

As humans appear to re-invent things on a constant basis I think it is quite likely to happen!

Edited By V8Eng on 02/06/2020 17:25:18

mark costello 102/06/2020 19:02:54
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Engles Coach shop is great, very relaxing, also Grandpa Amu.

AdrianR02/06/2020 20:03:00
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Ah yes Grandpa Amu, amazing guy. His sawing skills blow my mind, how on earth does he saw so straight. For those who have not seen him **LINK**

Adrian

Rod Renshaw02/06/2020 20:27:13
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Amazing video.

The old ME books and magazines often used to say that really good work could be done with quite simple equipment, well now we can all believe it!

Rod

Colin Heseltine02/06/2020 22:36:46
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Brilliant video and amazing old skills. Sent me off down a wormhole looking at other Primitive Skills videos.

Well worth watching

Colin

Bill Dawes03/06/2020 10:36:59
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Adrian R, Alldays & Onions, established c1650. Like many old engineering companies they also ventured into cars, pushbikes, motorcycles, hot pie trikes etc.

When I started there we had a posh lady on the switchboard, you know the old spaghetti type, (the switchboard not the lady) she could not bring herself to say Onions, it was always 'Good morning, Alldays and O'Nions' she was from Solihull you know.

Bill D.

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