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by StoneRoad
15 Oct 2019, 18:44
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10748
Views: 453869

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Stone wool is made from volcanic rock, typically basalt or dolomite, an increasing proportion of which is recycled material in the form of briquettes. [I have to take issue with their reference to dolomite. It isn't a volcanic rock, it's like limestone (calcium carbonate) but with some of the calci...
by StoneRoad
14 Oct 2019, 15:53
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 840
Views: 61924

Re: Wildlife Corner

From one or maybe two greenfinches a couple of months ago, I saw at least six at once today. Tucking into peanuts in a wire feeder I built about a decade ago (it needs a little tlc atm)
by StoneRoad
12 Oct 2019, 10:18
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10748
Views: 453869

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Making steel or another alloy or a purer iron ?
by StoneRoad
11 Oct 2019, 11:39
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10748
Views: 453869

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

charging a blast furnace (iron) the loads being weighed by the wheelbarrow load
by StoneRoad
10 Oct 2019, 18:34
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 840
Views: 61924

Re: Wildlife Corner

I really, really hate "trophy hunting" ...

now if the hunter was armed only with an assegai and cowhide shield and not allowed any modern clothes. maybe that would be a bit fairer ?
by StoneRoad
08 Oct 2019, 11:24
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10748
Views: 453869

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

fossilised toad or frog spawn ?
by StoneRoad
07 Oct 2019, 20:09
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10748
Views: 453869

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

scale is difficult to determine

so Breccia / Conglomerate on mudstone
by StoneRoad
07 Oct 2019, 10:13
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10748
Views: 453869

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

coprolite ?
by StoneRoad
06 Oct 2019, 19:31
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 840
Views: 61924

Re: Wildlife Corner

Talking about the amounts of food "our" wild birds are eating in the bad weather recently. we decided to have a count of the species we see (or hear) - after some discussion we made the total at least two dozen certain ids and four or five possible ones ie seen in uncertain light so not properly id...
by StoneRoad
30 Sep 2019, 18:19
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10748
Views: 453869

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Definitely very interesting - my thought was that it was the air feed pipes into a iron smelting furnace
by StoneRoad
27 Sep 2019, 12:08
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 840
Views: 61924

Re: Wildlife Corner

Thanks, Stanley.

The total has been built up over he years by all of additional feeding and plenty of nest boxes as well as habitat conservation.
Living in a rural area is a major bonus, although the fairly fast B road along one side of my patch doesn't help.
by StoneRoad
26 Sep 2019, 21:05
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 840
Views: 61924

Re: Wildlife Corner

Talking about the amounts of food "our" wild birds are eating in the bad weather recently. we decided to have a count of the species we see (or hear) - after some discussion we made the total at least two dozen certain ids and four or five possible ones ie seen in uncertain light so not properly id'...
by StoneRoad
26 Sep 2019, 16:27
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10748
Views: 453869

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I did a similar exercise a few years ago at a church my father in law was familiar with (He had converted it to use electric light many years previously). I don't have that good a head for heights, so getting up there was quite an achievement - I did take some pictures ... http://www.ipernity.com/do...
by StoneRoad
24 Sep 2019, 13:38
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10748
Views: 453869

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

looking that up nearly gave me an ulcer !
by StoneRoad
24 Sep 2019, 11:01
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10748
Views: 453869

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

No idea where that is, but it looks like a shot tower.
One with a number of other purposes.
by StoneRoad
21 Sep 2019, 11:20
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10748
Views: 453869

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

gas lamp lighters would be my guess as the background looks "urban"
by StoneRoad
19 Sep 2019, 18:36
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10748
Views: 453869

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

leatherworker, maybe saddler or harness maker would be my suggestion.

Lovely tools ...
by StoneRoad
18 Jul 2019, 11:20
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10748
Views: 453869

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Horn spoon
Sailmaker's needle

the wine bottle stoppers ?
by StoneRoad
17 Jul 2019, 18:39
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 840
Views: 61924

Re: Wildlife Corner

Very pleased to confirm the sighting of a greenfinch today on the feeders.

This is the first I've seen for certain for several years, the population crashed because of a fatal infection (bacterial, I think) usually spread in areas of high numbers, for example around bird feeders.
by StoneRoad
13 Jul 2019, 21:06
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 840
Views: 61924

Re: Wildlife Corner

Talking of young things - getting to see a few young birds now. Some of them being shown the feeders we keep topped up all year, others far more independent ... let me see. what's been about today. Young male blackbird, still in his brown coat. young greater spotted woodpecker. various tits and chaf...
by StoneRoad
10 Jul 2019, 18:46
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10748
Views: 453869

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Armoured car or light tank ?
by StoneRoad
08 Jul 2019, 17:32
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 840
Views: 61924

Re: Wildlife Corner

Same seems to apply to Ants ( having disturbed in Error two nests in different places - armful of formic acid !) A local hedgehog has been eating the cat food outside the back door including the dry cat food. I am not sure this is good for the hedgehog (and give that the houses surround gardens but...
by StoneRoad
08 Jul 2019, 13:57
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10748
Views: 453869

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Neatly parked, but I suspect whoever was in charge will be having an "interview without tea and biscuits" ...
by StoneRoad
05 Jul 2019, 17:45
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10748
Views: 453869

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Bibby's didn't do pet food but some cans were army emergency rations. Mostly vegetables and puddings. Hopefully not the canned cheese, anything but the canned cheese ! That stuff wouldn't melt, even in the oven ! The oatmeal "biscuits" and canned jam were quite nice, though Most of the rat packs I ...
by StoneRoad
25 Jun 2019, 16:23
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10748
Views: 453869

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

polishing compound ?

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