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by chinatyke
03 May 2020, 14:12
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12541
Views: 475841

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Is it a steam driven pump for a mine?
by chinatyke
02 May 2020, 09:56
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12541
Views: 475841

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Attrition of stone/minerals to make pigments?
by chinatyke
02 May 2020, 05:13
Forum: Stanley's View
Topic: A SURPRISE PHONE CALL
Replies: 3
Views: 510

Re: A SURPRISE PHONE CALL

Did you or Eddie ever find the kind old lady?
by chinatyke
01 May 2020, 12:43
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1111
Views: 12271

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Question is, to pass the time should I smoke the pipe tobacco I have in stock? It's what my friends are recommending and is a hell of a temptation! (I haven't cracked yet but why burden myself with efforts of will power like this...?) NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :forgetit: Whether you smoke it or just throw...
by chinatyke
30 Apr 2020, 03:57
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1703
Views: 102118

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

TRUST IN RELIGION A young missionary sat down in the African bush to read his bible. A lion came up to him and laid down beside him. Convinced that this was God’s will, the missionary gently stroked the lion and began reading his bible again. A while later, a second lion wanders up and lies down on ...
by chinatyke
28 Apr 2020, 09:20
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Get on Your Bike!
Replies: 23
Views: 786

Re: Get on Your Bike!

Looks a good solution to your problem, Ian. I hope it is successful. I've been thinking of giving my bike a good servicing and bringing it out of retirement now the summer weather has arrived. It is stored on our balcony and I haven't used it since last summer, the strong sun u/v degrades rubber tyr...
by chinatyke
27 Apr 2020, 05:41
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12541
Views: 475841

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I remember it from last time! :smile:
by chinatyke
24 Apr 2020, 05:18
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12541
Views: 475841

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Nobody has got there but I shall not hang it out any longer. One of the hardest jobs on the hands is 'shucking' corncobs. This was done by hand to remove the outer abrasive leaves before storing in ventilates silos for the winter. These gloves were made for that and the idea of the extra thumb was ...
by chinatyke
23 Apr 2020, 23:03
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2522
Views: 164889

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

There is going to be a glut of second hand aircraft available cheap if multiple airlines collapse. How will Boeing sell their 737 MAX and recover from this crisis? There is a great article here: click here An extract from the above article: 'There are 11,009 Boeing passengers jets in service around ...
by chinatyke
23 Apr 2020, 11:07
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 638
Views: 23126

Re: Shed Matters 3

Hard lines. I'm sure that it will be a better and stronger part when you make it from solid. More work for you but more fun also!
by chinatyke
23 Apr 2020, 10:58
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12541
Views: 475841

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I was just following the competitions clue, don't have much of an idea really, but I think we've seen them before. We have seen them before and the annoying thing is i can't remember what they are for. I've an idea it was something to do with the thumbs wearing out and so these would have twice the...
by chinatyke
21 Apr 2020, 23:32
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1111
Views: 12271

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

A report from my eldest daughter in Cumbria: "All's well here... so far so good, we’ve all kept safe. The hospitals in Cumbria are very quiet now and there Is talk of de-escalating some of the Covid. Wards as there are more staff than patients. This is even though we had one of the highest rates. Th...
by chinatyke
21 Apr 2020, 13:24
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 11539
Views: 441040

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Sue wrote:
21 Apr 2020, 10:36
The railway pieces have arrived, but no knickers :laugh5:
Any fur coats? :laugh5: :laugh5:
by chinatyke
21 Apr 2020, 08:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1111
Views: 12271

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

What? Your government lying to you? Or just feeding you falsehoods or withholding data? Never! Not in Britain! :extrawink:
by chinatyke
21 Apr 2020, 08:15
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2522
Views: 164889

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Wonder if they'll sell me a shipload with payment up front? :biggrin2:
by chinatyke
20 Apr 2020, 07:28
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11774
Views: 531365

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

It's the spies in the sky watching you! Don't go out without your mask on or Big Brother will have you.
by chinatyke
19 Apr 2020, 11:01
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 638
Views: 23126

Re: Shed Matters 3

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/19492/medium Today I address the beam. It's the wrong shape to be easily cleaned up in the mill so the first thing was a bit of handwork to clean the casting up, break all the edges and polish the pads where it has to be drilled. https://www...
by chinatyke
18 Apr 2020, 06:01
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 626
Views: 10075

Re: Seen in the News

In other words the system is actually working to provide cheap labour for industry saving them the bother of investing in training or upgraded machinery. I'm old enough to remember when a job paid a living wage and you didn't need benefits, indeed you could buy your own house! How ridiculous is tha...
by chinatyke
17 Apr 2020, 10:00
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 626
Views: 10075

Re: Seen in the News

Over 3 million unemployed in this country and not enough willing to do the jobs which have been advertised and available. I find that disgraceful, I consider myself lucky to have a job. There are some who find particular jobs are beneath them and the current situation has highlighted this. If I was...
by chinatyke
17 Apr 2020, 09:54
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12541
Views: 475841

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I thought they might be for use on bolts inside a cylinder of some sort but why wouldn't use a socket for this? So I don't know, but I have seen them!
by chinatyke
16 Apr 2020, 10:56
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 11539
Views: 441040

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Stanley wrote:
15 Apr 2020, 08:01
What's your attitude to Paraquat for a total kill?
Paraquat shouldn't be available for domestic use, it was banned about 20 years ago. You may still be able to obtain it for amenity use by licensed handlers.

Good stuff but too dangerous to have around.
by chinatyke
15 Apr 2020, 23:34
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12541
Views: 475841

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

A small piece of fur was used inside shuttles so maybe that was the reason he had it in the stores.
by chinatyke
11 Apr 2020, 04:44
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8209
Views: 338883

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Stanley wrote:
11 Apr 2020, 03:52
Too busy concentrating on one man in ICU with Flu.....
I doubt if Susan and Mick would agree with your description.
by chinatyke
11 Apr 2020, 04:19
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1111
Views: 12271

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

OK. Point taken. :good:
by chinatyke
11 Apr 2020, 01:27
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12541
Views: 475841

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

plaques wrote:
10 Apr 2020, 16:26
That we've had it before. Is that good enough? :biggrin2:
Me too! I'll keep quiet.

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