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by chinatyke
14 Aug 2019, 23:39
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10236
Views: 438025

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Kev has got it! See THIS explanation. It is 'crank punishment' used in prison as either punishment or as part of a sentence of imprisonment with hard labour.I see it is also the origin of the term 'screw' for warders as this refers to them adjusting the mechanism to vary the amount of effort needed...
by chinatyke
13 Aug 2019, 12:19
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 404
Views: 15147

Re: Shed Matters 3

You're getting to be like Norman Clegg in Last of the Summer Wine where he was constantly painting his front gate - it's time you got your teeth into another model!
by chinatyke
12 Aug 2019, 14:03
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6916
Views: 313272

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Tizer wrote:
12 Aug 2019, 08:28
Stanley wrote:
12 Aug 2019, 03:27
It transpires that the decision to extend stop and search powers is based on nothing more solid than 'public opinion'.
A bit like Brexit, then? :smile:
:biggrin2: :biggrin2: :biggrin2:
by chinatyke
12 Aug 2019, 13:47
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10236
Views: 438025

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I can't work out what the pedestal thing is, it is a very substantial lump. Weighing machine/ weighbridge?
by chinatyke
11 Aug 2019, 11:11
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3997
Views: 262092

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

:good:
I thought I was on to a winner and going to make my first million!
by chinatyke
11 Aug 2019, 11:03
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3258
Views: 172901

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

PanBiker wrote:
11 Aug 2019, 10:33
No honeymoon, we had a house to finish doing up!
Very sensible. My latest wife cost 9rmb (about 56 pence at that time) for the civil service and we had a restaurant meal for 4 people afterwards. Mind you, she's cost me a bit since then.
by chinatyke
11 Aug 2019, 00:46
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3258
Views: 172901

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

They'll have to save up for a long time...I read recently that the average cost of a wedding in the UK is now £30,000! Just think what that money could be used for by the young couple instead of the wedding. We were married in a registry office! :smile: A week ago my son got married in Sweden. It w...
by chinatyke
11 Aug 2019, 00:39
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3997
Views: 262092

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Incidentally, one of the advantages of belt driven lathes is the fact they are a smooth drive and give a better finish if used properly with sharp tools. Even the best gear driven lathes have a trace of harmonics in the drive from the gearing, especially on face turning, you can detect a pattern in...
by chinatyke
11 Aug 2019, 00:21
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9390
Views: 406047

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Pizza looks great, wish I could get that here. Yesterday one of my daughters sent me a picture of her home made apple crumble with custard. Why do these people torture me? :smile:
by chinatyke
07 Aug 2019, 05:16
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10236
Views: 438025

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I'm thinking the wrong thing. I thought it was for applying metal rivet/buttons to reinforce denim jeans on the pocket corners etc. Is this what you would use on the sectional drive belt on Johnny's lathe?
by chinatyke
05 Aug 2019, 05:05
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10236
Views: 438025

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I suspect many are keeping quiet. I think I know.
by chinatyke
03 Aug 2019, 11:17
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1222
Views: 92492

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Shot down! :biggrin2: :good:

If a clean and virtually free source of energy could be harnessed, some chemical reactions for locking up CO2 would become viable. Someone is collecting huge amounts from carbon taxation. Is this money going in to research?
by chinatyke
03 Aug 2019, 10:42
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9390
Views: 406047

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Happy birthday, Wendy. Have a great day.
by chinatyke
03 Aug 2019, 07:35
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1222
Views: 92492

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Will Life survive? Earlier Stanley mentioned the Permian Extinction, but it was just one of several great extinctions. Did the latest extinction end 12000 years ago (with >50% of mammal species being eliminated) or is it still on-going? In geological time spans, say 100,000 years into the future, do...
by chinatyke
03 Aug 2019, 07:23
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1118
Views: 90825

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

You're lucky to get away with that one. In some of the big China famines there were reports of families giving their children away because they couldn't feed them. There was a strong suspicion that these babies disappear for good. Very sad. Especially girls. Some of the births wouldn't be registere...
by chinatyke
02 Aug 2019, 07:48
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10236
Views: 438025

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Now I remember!
:good:
by chinatyke
02 Aug 2019, 06:42
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1222
Views: 92492

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

" here at home in Canada" Have I missed something? World production of CO2 is still rising, we are all doomed. I was referring to the author who is in Canada. World CO2 levels ARE rising, that's a fact. Here is something fromEd Berry, Ph.D., Physics, CCM. https://edberry.com/blog/climate-physics/ag...
by chinatyke
02 Aug 2019, 06:17
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10236
Views: 438025

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

If I remember correctly these things were for holding together thin sheets of material accurately in the likes of aircraft assembly. Clamps for drilling sheet metal or something similar.
by chinatyke
01 Aug 2019, 14:16
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1118
Views: 90825

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

Student: "Do you like kids?"

Teacher (Me) : "Yes, but I couldn't eat a full one."

100 Chinese under-grads looking puzzled as I split my sides laughing.
by chinatyke
01 Aug 2019, 13:06
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1222
Views: 92492

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

South Africa, India, the Philippines, South Korea, Japan and China, all signatories to the Paris climate accord, are building a combined 1,800 new coal-fired power plants. Coal plants emit twice as much CO2 as natural gas plants. Meanwhile, international environmental groups campaign against sending...
by chinatyke
01 Aug 2019, 01:05
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10236
Views: 438025

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I've just remembered what it is.
by chinatyke
01 Aug 2019, 01:03
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1222
Views: 92492

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

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by chinatyke
30 Jul 2019, 08:10
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10354
Views: 495973

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Big Kev wrote:
30 Jul 2019, 07:24
Offer made on mine and offer accepted on a house in Foulridge. Downsizing has begun...
Congrats! Be ruthless when packing, give away anything you haven't used in ages!
by chinatyke
30 Jul 2019, 07:51
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: It's somebody's birthday on Tuesday!
Replies: 12
Views: 181

Re: It's somebody's birthday on Tuesday!

Marilyn wrote:
30 Jul 2019, 06:42

Senior's card has been approved and will arrive next week. ( I have "arrived"!)
Welcome to the blue rinse club!
by chinatyke
29 Jul 2019, 23:38
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: It's somebody's birthday on Tuesday!
Replies: 12
Views: 181

Re: It's somebody's birthday on Tuesday!

Happy birthday, Maz. Hope you had a great day.

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