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Oompa Lumpa04/09/2014 10:31:44
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So, saw this the other day and this has been burning a hole in the back of my head ever since. I have access to any amount of plastic "waste" - offcuts to you and I. The guy is actually grateful that I take the stuff as it reduces his skip costs. But I can't be selective, I can only take what is there however this includes a lot of 9mm plastic sheet offcuts as shown in the pic and thick poly offcuts.

The 9mm stuff I am turning into collett trays this week and the thick stuff you can see what that is good for.

I do not want any money for this stuff but a contribution towards postage (and you can get quite a bit into a 48 hr bundle with Hermes for about a fiver) would be acceptable. It's no bother for me to bundle it up either as I can just Duct tape it, you can't really "package" it

If you want some please let me know.




Simon036204/09/2014 10:56:10
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Graham, PM sent.


OuBallie04/09/2014 12:09:58
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Yes please Graham!

PM sent.

Geoff - FeedRod drive progressing nicely

Bikepete04/09/2014 12:24:18
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Wonderful offer, many thanks. PM sent.

Ian Parkin04/09/2014 14:06:59
765 forum posts
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Yes Please here too

pm sending

John C04/09/2014 14:43:56
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Very kind of you to take the trouble to do this - PM sent,


Robert Dodds04/09/2014 15:15:57
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Me too, PM sent

Regards Bob D

Oompa Lumpa04/09/2014 17:04:10
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Okay, no worries guys. I am off out now because on a Thursday night I go shooting. It's my "night out"

However, I will send everyone who contacted me a PM later and we can work it all out as it looks like a trip to my "supplier" is on the cards for tomorrow Dumpster Diving they call it in the US. Thank goodness the guy is happy for me to do it.


mechman4804/09/2014 19:21:57
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Yes please.. pm sent


The Merry Miller04/09/2014 19:27:37
484 forum posts
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Yes please Graham. if it's not too late.

Len. P.

Metalmuncher04/09/2014 21:03:18
32 forum posts

Yes please PM sent.

Breva04/09/2014 22:52:30
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A very helpful gesture indeed. Many thanks, I would love some.

PM on its way


Oompa Lumpa05/09/2014 10:14:33
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Well Gentlemen, this thread grew legs and ran off with itself!

I have a good number of requests, far more than I imagined. This is not a one off but an ongoing thing so I will work my way through the list in a first come, first served basis. If you need plastic for a project on Tuesday, well I am sorry - it isn't going to happen. Neil knows how many people have made requests and it is a lot. So the logistics:

I have put a number of parameters into my favourite package quotation system and I have come up with a number I am happy with, it means you get about five kilos of the stuff. The parcel costs, for around the five kilo's - £5.50p I am going to ask everyone for £6 towards the costs and you can send this by Paypal or Bank Transfer - PLEASE PUT YOUR FORUM NAME AS THE REFERENCE - and I will pm or email you the details for payment over the next day or so.

Obviously, as the project progresses there will be a small amount of money surplus. This money will be donated to the Alexander Bastedo charity, feel free to give a couple of pence more. A number of members of this forum have given generously in a few of my private schemes.

So, in conclusion - everyone will get a package - It will likely take me a fortnight to get through the list as it stands if I send out four packages a day. You will not jump the que and it may take a while but I will have the tracking details of every package so we will know where we are up to and some of you may have to wait up to two weeks! Shock horror eh!


Oompa Lumpa05/09/2014 13:28:01
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Everyone who has messaged me has now been sent a PM with all the details on it so please log into your inbox to check. Thanks.


Mike p07/09/2014 20:40:41
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Hi, may I please be included in this very kind offer, sorry for being a day late in replying, spent all day yesterday @ hospital (wifes father died) but like the others I can find numerous uses for this plastic.

Many thanks if I am not too late in replying.

I can pay you however you decide I.E. Paypal, bank transfer or cheque.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards

Mike Pinnegar

P.S. If you want bank transfer please supply sort code, a/c No, and a/c name.

Edited By Mike p on 07/09/2014 20:42:07

RobC08/09/2014 09:36:02
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Late on the wagon here, but no rush from my perspective.

PM sent

Thanks, Rob

JES08/09/2014 10:57:15
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Nice offer but I don't think it would be practical to send to France,sad


JES08/09/2014 11:01:11
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Have sent a small offering to ALEXANDRA BASTEDO anyway


Oompa Lumpa09/09/2014 15:56:19
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I am looking into the France thing Jes so don't give up too soon. Very grateful for the donation though.

So, bit of an update, this was the target this morning:


Someone had done a bit of tidying up and thrown rubbish into the skip, how very dare they! Not a problem, I had taken my assistant with me and we just emptied it again onto the ground
Then I set to with the jigsaw and hand saw. An hour later we had this:


and the car was down on it's springs. We also tidied up around the skip before we left and we were invited back because we left the skip in a tidy manner with far more room than we started.

Back at HQ we started to sort the plastic into bundles that would comply with the weight/dimension requirements to keep the postage costs manageable and leave money for the charity. Here is Reece holding a bundle in my makeshift scales making sure it is just under eight kilos.


We managed to get six good bundles made up and I will be dropping them off at the parcel place first thing. I had under estimated the packaging requirements and needed to get a couple rolls of Duct Tape to stop the corners breaking through. I have put some paper under the tape so it shouldn't be too difficult to get off but I did have to make the packages secure.


I have also enclosed a couple of lengths of gauge plate courtesy of Mr Stevenson in there. He was kind enough to send me a bundle of the stuff last week so I am trying to distribute it. It's not much, but every little helps as they say.

Off to earn a crust now.


Edited By Oompa Lumpa on 09/09/2014 15:57:45

Neil Wyatt09/09/2014 19:31:29
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An excellent service to your fellows, Graham.


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