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by Tricky Dicky
Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Whats in the box ?
Replies: 78
Views: 565

Re: Whats in the box ?

Walkingthedog wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:48 pm
No size markings eh. Bad quality control I reckon. :D
They are probably ceremonial spanners just like ceremonial swords not designed to be used in combat. Probably why Brain has not used them since 1980 :D

Richard
by Tricky Dicky
Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Whats in the box ?
Replies: 78
Views: 565

Re: Whats in the box ?

Walkingthedog wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:26 pm
Very nice. If they were mine I’m afraid they would be well used by now.
Probably they are some odd American size in imperial sizes that does not fit anything here. At least they are Snap on, some quality tackle.

Richard
by Tricky Dicky
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Whats in the box ?
Replies: 78
Views: 565

Re: Whats in the box ?

Ok so if none of the above lets try a process of elimination; Not opened since 1980, so nothing useful then. Presented in 1980 so could be a gift. Not a retirement gift as you would be too young Could be a leaving present. Without knowing the boxes dimensions I will go for cuff links or tie pin some...
by Tricky Dicky
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Whats in the box ?
Replies: 78
Views: 565

Re: Whats in the box ?

A set of taps and dies

Richard
by Tricky Dicky
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: For Formula 1 Fans
Replies: 25
Views: 353

Re: For Formula 1 Fans

What a finish to a race! If there had been a crowd it would been a collective breath holding moment.

Richard
by Tricky Dicky
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: For Formula 1 Fans
Replies: 25
Views: 353

Re: For Formula 1 Fans

Silverstone is definitely on my bucket list, the plan is to hire a small recreation van. However SiL is looking to buy a camper van for fishing trips so that may be the way we go.

Richard
by Tricky Dicky
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Baseboards
Topic: Keith Robinson scrap wood creation
Replies: 9
Views: 370

Re: Keith Robinson scrap wood creation

AndyH

Can I suggest you condense your posts into one thread. You have started four threads on the same subject and it becomes tiresome flicking between threads to put into context your current postings, it will help people to give you the right advice :)

Richard
by Tricky Dicky
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Baseboards
Topic: Urgent building baseboard MDF or chipboard
Replies: 7
Views: 231

Re: Urgent building baseboard MDF or chipboard

Using different thicknesses of tops for baseboards can be problematic when it comes to alignment at baseboard joins. It is often easier to deal with differing thicknesses of underframe. MDF and chipboard including melamine coated types do absorb moisture and swell, however indoors in a fairly stable...
by Tricky Dicky
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Joining "thin" wires
Replies: 23
Views: 731

Re: Joining "thin" wires

Being the person who raised the issue of “old solder”, I was not implying that simply being old is the problem, but the older the solder the more oxides can build up especially if stored in poor conditions. Rosin flux as found in multi core solder works by suspending oxides within the liquid stoppin...
by Tricky Dicky
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Site Help
Topic: Cannot access forum on iPad
Replies: 12
Views: 904

Re: Cannot access forum on iPad

Has my cheque bounced Brian, it’s happened again? This time everything froze moving from one page to another once again the remedy was to power down and on again to get things working. I am using the latest iPad Air with the most up-to-date iOS and this never happens on any other website. I concede...