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by Stanley
08 Jul 2020, 13:13
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12541
Views: 475849

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

What is it?

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by Stanley
08 Jul 2020, 13:09
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2905
Views: 172599

Re: BOB'S BITS

"The world affords no enjoyment equal to that of promoting the happiness of others." Mary Ann McCracken. These notes have on several occasions featured folk who illustrate the Protestant roots of Irish nationalism, and now here’s another, the redoubtable Mary Ann McCracken, born in Belfast on July 8...
by Stanley
08 Jul 2020, 09:05
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12541
Views: 475849

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I am not going to be hard on you. What I have always liked about this vernier is that, quite unusually, it measures in fractions and can be used to 128ths as the main scale is in 16ths. Most are decimal, marked in tenths. The other thing as Tiz correctly noticed, is that it's made by Mauser in Germa...
by Stanley
08 Jul 2020, 08:57
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 11539
Views: 441049

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Sue. Never mind the hair and turning into your mother, that's par for the course! The jeans are brilliant and as for that bum.... I think many 25 years old women would kill for it. All right, totally non PC but it's true Love. As my Jewish friends would say 'Nice tush'. https://www.oneguyfrombarlick...
by Stanley
08 Jul 2020, 08:43
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 638
Views: 23130

Re: Shed Matters 3

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/20555/medium Today is all about refining the cylinder. First order of business was finishing it to length, 2 and 9/16" face to face. At the same time, because I know the other end is faced at exactly 90 degrees to the bore, I used that to en...
by Stanley
08 Jul 2020, 05:21
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12541
Views: 475849

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Correct Bodge but there's a bit more to it than that.
by Stanley
08 Jul 2020, 05:20
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4558
Views: 283132

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/20546/medium The Legion building had gone in 2001 when I did this pic which I think is my earliest of this part of Bank Street. David Hoyle was still in business in the joiners shop and the red building which was the ambulance depot earlier ...
by Stanley
08 Jul 2020, 04:17
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 4342
Views: 182988

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/20545/medium I like these Sistema containers for my meals and as containers for the fridge. They are expensive but very handy, once you have prepared the food a quick blast in the microwave means you are ready for a hot meal. As you know I a...
by Stanley
08 Jul 2020, 04:02
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 1785
Views: 43871

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

The rain came in early, only light and by 20:00 we had a grey overcast, light breeze and it was dry and cool. First thing this morning calm and light drizzle and it's still the same. The glass is down on 1009mb. The forecast is for it to be dry but overcast all day. The change is in the wind, it's a...
by Stanley
08 Jul 2020, 03:56
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12541
Views: 475849

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

An easy one for you.

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Can anyone tell me what's notable about this vernier calliper?
by Stanley
08 Jul 2020, 03:44
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 6897
Views: 318672

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Small helping of veggies and a pork pie for breakfast. Sausage and veggies for tea.
by Stanley
08 Jul 2020, 03:42
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1978
Views: 111109

Re: GOOD TV

Sounds intriguing, I shall have a shufti. I see it is on i-Player.
by Stanley
08 Jul 2020, 03:40
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11774
Views: 531374

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Nice one Tiz, I hadn't thought of that. I got a delivery yesterday. Many years ago when I was at REW my mate Paul and I were doing a job at a factory where they made scotch-brite and in the boiler house there were large cartons of end of the run off-cuts which had failed inspection. They told us we ...
by Stanley
08 Jul 2020, 03:26
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1701
Views: 115188

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

We use search engines every day now Ken. Exactly the same thing.
by Stanley
08 Jul 2020, 03:24
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1111
Views: 12273

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

We reflect what is going on out there in the real world. I forecast that the Westminster bubble will suddenly present it as a world-beating strategy very soon. They follow us..... See THIS BBC report of a warning from a group of scientists sent to the WHO arguing that the evidence suggests that airb...
by Stanley
08 Jul 2020, 03:20
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 11539
Views: 441049

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Well spotted David! It's the winding engine I made a while back. She has three engines, the beam engine will make the house look like an industrial museum. She loves the fact that in my 85th year I am still making what to her seem incredibly complicated complicated mechanisms in the shed. To me they...
by Stanley
08 Jul 2020, 03:07
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2366
Views: 156578

Re: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!

David, you've put your finger on one of my current pet hates. Who the hell do they think they are kidding?
I saw a report yesterday that they have tweaked their internal camera system with some software that logs who talks to whom. They say it's for Covid virus tracing..... Really?
by Stanley
08 Jul 2020, 03:03
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: Hardware shop in Newtown
Replies: 9
Views: 89

Re: Hardware shop in Newtown

It was Elmers in 1958......
by Stanley
08 Jul 2020, 02:59
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 563
Views: 46890

Re: Mobile Phones

You're right Ian, £1 a week....
by Stanley
08 Jul 2020, 02:56
Forum: Gardening
Topic: Gardening
Replies: 636
Views: 40239

Re: Gardening

Big improvement Cathy!
David, plums are such fickle trees. I once had a very long and complicated explanation from an expert on why they behave like that but have forgotten almost all he said. Why does diploid spring to mind?
by Stanley
07 Jul 2020, 12:12
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8209
Views: 338884

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Later... no apology from Number 10 on care homes only a lame explanation. Charming...
by Stanley
07 Jul 2020, 12:06
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2905
Views: 172599

Re: BOB'S BITS

"I had only to open my bedroom window, and blue air, love, and flowers entered with her". Marc Chagall, writing about his wife, Bella. There’s a painting by Marc Chagall that maybe should be a universal wedding card, the Double Portrait with a Glass of Wine (1917-18). The human figures are Chagall a...
by Stanley
07 Jul 2020, 12:04
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: Hardware shop in Newtown
Replies: 9
Views: 89

Re: Hardware shop in Newtown

No mention of Birch in the index Wendy.
by Stanley
07 Jul 2020, 08:28
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1111
Views: 12273

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Good. I am glad you can insert it into the system Sue. Now go and do that dead-heading!
by Stanley
07 Jul 2020, 08:23
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 638
Views: 23130

Re: Shed Matters 3

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/20543/medium Cooking got under the feet but I have been in the shed for an hour. The job was setting the boring bar up, checking it was on centre, it wasn't so I adjusted it and then into boring. Remember you only have an imperfect hold on t...

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