Author Topic: what I have learned today.  (Read 313445 times)

hellymedic

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3000 on: December 06, 2018, 04:09:37 pm »
As a prelude to buying a pair of shoes (a hateful task), I checked my existing collection for a size reminder. I run from 7 to 10. Helpful it is not. It's a conspiracy to save the high street I tell you.

Shame we aren't all on Paris Points (Size = [last length in cm] x 1.5)

Suspect your feet are about 28.5cm long, which is about a 9/(43) and American sizes are n+1 (unless they are for women, when they are n+1.5)

I wish there were real sizes that related to real measurements!

hulver

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3001 on: December 07, 2018, 10:28:22 am »
Have been perusing some Londoncentric motorcycle vlogs - Royal Jordanian & Baron von Grumble if it matters - and it would seem that any black Ford Galaxy within the M25 belongs to Addison Lee . . .

Watching any of those makes me goggle that anybody would drive into London.

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3002 on: December 07, 2018, 12:35:59 pm »
Humbrol enamel thinners will remove dried on splashes of EzeDope from spectacle lenses, don't ask, without removing the lens coating.

Whereas if you touch the centre of your lens with liquid poly on your finger nothing will fix it, and yes I do have a blur in the middle of my vision  ::-)

Giraffe

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3003 on: December 08, 2018, 08:39:15 am »
As a prelude to buying a pair of shoes (a hateful task), I checked my existing collection for a size reminder. I run from 7 to 10. Helpful it is not. It's a conspiracy to save the high street I tell you.

Shame we aren't all on Paris Points (Size = [last length in cm] x 1.5)

Suspect your feet are about 28.5cm long, which is about a 9/(43) and American sizes are n+1 (unless they are for women, when they are n+1.5)

I wish there were real sizes that related to real measurements!
Having just fitted a new stair carpet, I measured the effective depth of tread (front of carpet on the riser to the 'hard' nose of the tread). This was 25cm - my size 13 walking shoes are 34cm! No wonder I wear out the carpet on the nose of the tread.
2x4: thick plank; 4x4: 2 of 'em.

Kim

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3004 on: December 08, 2018, 04:41:25 pm »
That my cheap eBay mountain bike light will happily run from a 5V supply.
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T42

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3005 on: December 09, 2018, 02:48:37 pm »
After using a hot-glue gun, it's not a good idea to leave it lying on its side.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Andrij

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3006 on: December 09, 2018, 09:45:03 pm »
A new word:

fissiparous adj. - Inclined to cause or undergo division into separate parts or groups.
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

Mr Larrington

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3007 on: December 10, 2018, 02:29:14 pm »
That the Brazilian Air Force flew combat operations in Italy in WW2.
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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3008 on: December 10, 2018, 02:33:38 pm »
I bet they tore those eye-ties off a strip.

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3009 on: December 10, 2018, 07:03:33 pm »
I bet they tore those eye-ties off a strip.
Please stick to the bare facts.
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ElyDave

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3010 on: December 10, 2018, 08:40:02 pm »
I'll bet landing was tricky, with a short runway
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Tim Hall

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3011 on: December 10, 2018, 10:15:10 pm »
That there's a GP in the neighbouring town called Gerraint Thomas.

I do hope he cycles to work.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3012 on: December 10, 2018, 10:25:55 pm »
You used to be able to get a pump action hacksaw. It looked like the steel outline of a pistol with a hacksaw blade mounted in the barrel. I want one.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3013 on: December 10, 2018, 11:01:53 pm »
As a prelude to buying a pair of shoes (a hateful task), I checked my existing collection for a size reminder. I run from 7 to 10. Helpful it is not. It's a conspiracy to save the high street I tell you.

Shame we aren't all on Paris Points (Size = [last length in cm] x 1.5)

Suspect your feet are about 28.5cm long, which is about a 9/(43) and American sizes are n+1 (unless they are for women, when they are n+1.5)

I wish there were real sizes that related to real measurements!

They do. Just counting down instead of up and the manufacturers sometimes aren't as accurate as they should be. Also, the width of your feet makes a difference what size you can manage with.
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Basil

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3014 on: December 10, 2018, 11:23:25 pm »
You used to be able to get a pump action hacksaw. It looked like the steel outline of a pistol with a hacksaw blade mounted in the barrel. I want one.
Wow!  Me too.
Well, actually a gardening version for winter pruning would be nice.
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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3015 on: December 11, 2018, 08:34:32 am »
That the Brazilian Air Force flew combat operations in Italy in WW2.
Didn't they make a Hollywood film about that?

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3016 on: December 11, 2018, 08:49:29 am »
As a prelude to buying a pair of shoes (a hateful task), I checked my existing collection for a size reminder. I run from 7 to 10. Helpful it is not. It's a conspiracy to save the high street I tell you.

Shame we aren't all on Paris Points (Size = [last length in cm] x 1.5)

Suspect your feet are about 28.5cm long, which is about a 9/(43) and American sizes are n+1 (unless they are for women, when they are n+1.5)

I wish there were real sizes that related to real measurements!

They do. Just counting down instead of up and the manufacturers sometimes aren't as accurate as they should be. Also, the width of your feet makes a difference what size you can manage with.
Also some measure the whole last and some measure the inside of the shoe.
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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3017 on: December 11, 2018, 08:58:06 am »
You used to be able to get a pump action hacksaw. It looked like the steel outline of a pistol with a hacksaw blade mounted in the barrel. I want one.

I may still have one of those in the bottom of my toolbox. Useful for cutting sheet material.
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

Salvatore

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3018 on: December 11, 2018, 09:15:25 am »
That there's a GP in the neighbouring town called Gerraint Thomas.

I do hope he cycles to work.

The locum GP I saw at my local practice when I wanted a doctor's note for a big foreign bike ride was called Chris Boardman.

I don't know whether he cycled to work, but he did tell me he had a bike with his name on it.

And he didn't charge me the £40 he should have done for the note.
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ElyDave

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3019 on: December 11, 2018, 09:27:24 am »
You used to be able to get a pump action hacksaw. It looked like the steel outline of a pistol with a hacksaw blade mounted in the barrel. I want one.

I may still have one of those in the bottom of my toolbox. Useful for cutting sheet material.

I seem to remember my dad having something like this, but I remember it as a pistol grip to use like a keyhole saw
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3020 on: December 11, 2018, 09:47:13 am »
This is the beastie:

I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3021 on: December 11, 2018, 09:58:48 am »
That's the one.
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

T42

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3022 on: December 11, 2018, 10:28:46 am »
Rather limited depth of cut, though. OK for bolts & such, I suppose.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3023 on: December 11, 2018, 10:37:24 am »
Rather limited depth of cut, though. OK for bolts & such, I suppose.

Nope. The blade is fixed, but the tubular section above is telescopic and sprung loaded, so travels back into the barrel exposing a length of blade. This allows cutting through sheet without being limited by the "hoop" of a conventional hacksaw - the nose of the telescopic part rests on the upper surface of the material being cut.
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3024 on: December 11, 2018, 11:13:33 am »
There’s a modern version now available

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