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by chinatyke
18 Jun 2018, 08:12
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7406
Views: 328757

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Making the big decision..... do I cut the curved base off and convert to a usable cylinder or do I just clean it up and put it on the shelf as an example of Newton's work? Not decided yet.... There seems to have been such a lot of thought gone into making that curved base that it would be a shame n...
by chinatyke
17 Jun 2018, 15:29
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
Replies: 2573
Views: 150497

Re: SHED MATTERS 2

Tripps wrote:
17 Jun 2018, 14:33
Rhyming slang - boracic lint = skint. :smile:
Thanks. :good: I was thinking boracic acid and trying to make something fit!
by chinatyke
17 Jun 2018, 14:07
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
Replies: 2573
Views: 150497

Re: SHED MATTERS 2

Stanley wrote:
16 Jun 2018, 09:29
...and as you know I am boracic at the moment so the first requirement is that whatever I decide to do it mustn't involve spending money! ...
boracic - where does that come from?
by chinatyke
17 Jun 2018, 08:18
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2467
Views: 139884

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

I remember getting "sun ray" sessions in Leeds back in the 1950's. We all stripped to the waist, put goggles on and bathed in green light. I can't remember if all the school went or if it was just a few of us. My brother had a tb gland on his neck and I was probably considered at risk but I dont kn...
by chinatyke
15 Jun 2018, 17:31
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5197
Views: 256992

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Sack the lot of them and get the Chinese to run the country! They already are..... What could possibly go wrong? Chinese ambition :good: I like how the Yanks say China has stolen secrets from them, they should keep them more secure! Don't the Yanks engage in espionage? You don't need to answer that...
by chinatyke
14 Jun 2018, 22:55
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5197
Views: 256992

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Sack the lot of them and get the Chinese to run the country!
by chinatyke
14 Jun 2018, 12:10
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
Replies: 2573
Views: 150497

Re: SHED MATTERS 2

I'm still writing articles! However I did one little job, I ditched the electric bell on the back door so China will be pleased to hear that the crooked bell push is history! Wouldn't it have been easier to straighten it? I thought about it yesterday as I was installing my brand new wireless doorbe...
by chinatyke
11 Jun 2018, 11:02
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8401
Views: 358850

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Wheels for crossing snow?
by chinatyke
11 Jun 2018, 08:49
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 904
Views: 73436

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

Jack, age 92, and Gill, age 89, are very excited about their decision to get married. They go for a stroll to discuss the wedding and on the way they pass a chemist shop. Jack suggests they go in. Jack addresses the man behind the counter "Are you the owner?" The pharmacist answers "Yes." Jack: "We'...
by chinatyke
11 Jun 2018, 06:29
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8697
Views: 408266

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Now you've put it like that I agree with your decision. You can <view source> of emails without opening them to see if there is anything suspicious. Just checked and I can no longer do that with Firefox and Outlook. It used to be right click and select <view source> - is there another way of doing t...
by chinatyke
11 Jun 2018, 01:44
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8401
Views: 358850

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Early prototype of moon-lander wheels.
by chinatyke
10 Jun 2018, 09:16
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8401
Views: 358850

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Thanks Tiz. Never heard of it. Found out some obscure things along the way.
by chinatyke
10 Jun 2018, 06:56
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8697
Views: 408266

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

A long and garbled email I received this morning that asked confusing questions about Ellenroad. Question is do I respect the sender and try to answer sensibly or do I ditch it? I ditched it and now have a vague sense of guilt! I shall get over it, life's too short...... My view is that you should ...
by chinatyke
10 Jun 2018, 06:48
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8401
Views: 358850

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

A very elaborate tripod for lifting the 'Lady of the Lake' just at the focus of all the cameras. It is not a clear picture but I think I can make out a lady suspended just opposite the top leg joints, just beneath the head of the tripod. Lady of the Lake was a movie. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt01...
by chinatyke
09 Jun 2018, 15:01
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1258
Views: 91357

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

What we really need is the chemical equivalent of perpetual motion, capture the carbon and bury it in the ground. Come to think nature solved that one and called it coal...... Shellfish and corals captured billions of tonnes of CO 2 as CaCO 3 and now we're releasing this CO 2 when we produce cement...
by chinatyke
08 Jun 2018, 05:17
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8697
Views: 408266

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

The sun directly overhead just before 1pm. We're about 10 miles south of the Tropic of Cancer.
by chinatyke
07 Jun 2018, 15:24
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2312
Views: 165354

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

China, I told them if they let me have the chucks they could have the lathe they fitted when I die but they weren't interested so bugger 'em. I have given it to son in law Mo when I die together with all the other tackle and books. The museum's loss and Mo's gain. Nice to hear that the history of t...
by chinatyke
06 Jun 2018, 12:27
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2312
Views: 165354

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

One final thing, I found out later that the Science Museum in London had the epicycloidal chucks that Johnny made for this lathe. They had been donated by Johnny in about 1950, probably as a loan. I asked for them back because they will only fit the lathe they were made for but they refused. I have...
by chinatyke
05 Jun 2018, 08:35
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8401
Views: 358850

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I think Gloria knows! And Yahoo!
by chinatyke
03 Jun 2018, 13:08
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5197
Views: 256992

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Tizer wrote:
03 Jun 2018, 09:24
It's this sort of person who seems to feel, since the Referendum, that they have the upper hand and are now allowed to behave as badly as they wish.
Really? Personally I don't see the connection.
by chinatyke
03 Jun 2018, 12:50
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 899
Views: 75031

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

by PanBiker » 03 Jun 2018, 20:02
"...as the sneck dropped off during Winter..."

Sounds painful!
by chinatyke
03 Jun 2018, 02:45
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
Replies: 2573
Views: 150497

Re: SHED MATTERS 2

Very nice. :good: But how can you do that and then put up with the door bell switch being out of true? Or is it just the way it looks in the picture?
by chinatyke
30 May 2018, 13:36
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7406
Views: 328757

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Must be an unlucky day Ian. Hope you sort it out. I've just received a 1200 x 800 mms panel with one quarter round corner. It was damaged in transit. It had a triangular piece 80 x 100 broken off at one corner. It came all the way from Shanghai so I'm not surprised really. I had to cut out a section...
by chinatyke
30 May 2018, 06:15
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8401
Views: 358850

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Almost definitely a brush pot for calligraphy brushes used with the black ink.
by chinatyke
29 May 2018, 12:24
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 3849
Views: 304599

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Is that why the text is repeated three times?

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