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04-27-2016 08:49 PM

Smokers pipe A BIG ONE PLEASE ? - 12 replies

I have a life long friend going way back to secondary school days I E from 12 years on, who has been really like a brother to me sometimes more so.Anyway he has been helpful to my son and I have found a very nice piece of wood, it is a very heavy hardwood, and is not known to me at all.I sent off and bought several of the mouthpieces thinking I...

04-24-2016 10:47 PM

I am still going albeit through a hard time somedays - 17 replies

Ok guys as you know I have a form of parkinsons disease it has many different disease symptoms that go under that name. I am struggling a little at the moment and have had my morphine increased recently. I am getting very WORD forgetful I am really struggling to think of the simplest words, still have the very severe thrashing movements but mor...

02-01-2016 11:57 PM

big Al Alistair is finally coming back hopefully.LOL - 14 replies

Hey Guys I will hopefully be back with you soon .I am not sure if anyone noticed but I have been away for a few months on all sites I am on not (two in total LOL) just here and a metal working machinists site I will explain all soon as I can on top of everything else I have been without the internet since Dec 18th.I have had eight engineers out ...

09-26-2015 07:49 PM

just to keep you guys informed! - 17 replies

Hi just a few words I have been away for a while so just to let you know I am going into hospital soon to have a biopsy done of my facial tumour . I am sure it will be ok please don’t forget about me. I hope to be back writing again soon. Brotherly love to all you wonderful people from the heart you guys are the business . That means grea...

07-27-2015 09:01 PM

I am at it once more.will this ever end LOL - 26 replies

Earlier this year I started to lose my sense of taste and found food almost impossible to eat as my mouth was always so dry.It got gradually worse I went to my doctor who said it was just due to the med’s I have been taking.When I was at the dentist I spoke to Nigel who is a pal of mine and the family dentist.He made me an appointment to g...

06-04-2015 07:54 PM

Plans or ideas for a four wheeled childs garden pull along trolley please - 4 replies

Can anyone share their work (photo’s) and hopefully have a set of plans or point me in the right direction for some. I can normally copy even photo’s if you have them I have four nice new 10 inch pneumatic tyres just for the right design.In the meantime I hope you are all well.Kindest regards Alistair

05-31-2015 06:38 PM

Ok a woodworking machine Alistair does not recognize?? what do you think? - 5 replies

saw this on ebay.I cannot figure out exactly how it is used and for what is it used.I know someone here will know.I hope LOL Alistair

05-30-2015 08:38 PM

Kitty wood lathe copier attachment ?? - 10 replies

Hi I bought one of these on ebay, recently to try for a bit of fun.And it has been fun so far working out how it works .The problem is Kitty don’t seem to offer any advice or instructions on this.It is not a top of the range attachment and as said I bought it for a bit of fun and to stretch my mind a little.I am not expecting a leonardo f...

05-18-2015 07:24 PM

o t but worth it.LOL - 12 replies

Ok I am back again! I’ve had no computer or telephone for three weeks or more.Anyway I am back with you brothers and sisters too.Tomorrow Alistair will be sixty four and enjoying life ,even with the aches and pains LOL.Now don’t all rush out and buy me expensive presents like you all did last year.I am not really worth it and in any...

02-27-2015 08:45 PM

Sorely disapointing ,new to me big negative on this site - 54 replies

I open up many posts now to find that when I click on the blue underlined words which are in some posts, such as my teacher told me etc.Now all of them when opened go immediately to advertising around a British bank.Haven’t the bankers done enough to damage our lives? seriously this is not pleasent or acceptable to me.I can no longer read...

02-10-2015 12:25 PM

Smokers pipe making video see how this guy uses a circular saw? - 22 replies

Dangerous or what? I simply could not believe my eyes .Watch and please tell me what you think of his technique.Bordering on madness I think.Alistair

02-06-2015 08:37 PM

anyone ever bought ,or designed an under door draught excluder - 22 replies

Hi I live in a big house over one hundred years old over looking the holy loch. It has avery large front door WIDE that is.There used to be a draught—rain extruder fitted in two parts .One to the bottom of the door and another to the floor beneath it to marry up when closed .I bought one a time back then in a moment of weakness gave it to ...

01-11-2015 05:57 PM

small open cabinet on wheels for metal storage in my machine shop - 4 replies

I would like you guys to offer me some of your design suggestions.I want to make a kind of tool tote style cabinet with perhaps though not necessary side handles,.It should be on wheels to drag out and return to where it came from. Ideally I want some tapered cabinet higher at the rear and lower at the front.fitted with sort of pidgeon holes as...

01-01-2015 08:38 PM

phew just got released. I was rushed into hosptal yet again! - 11 replies

I have been taken speedily by ambulance over on the ferry to be checked out by a large hospital on the other side of the water from our local hospital.Basically I developed very, (and I mean) very strong pains in my back midriff and side,It beacame almost unbearable and I was left on my couch groaning in agony.After telephoning my local doctor a...

12-22-2014 07:26 PM

Me and my very handsome three sons ! - 16 replies

Here I am a little while back taken at Christmas a few ago with my handsome three young sons.I love them all so much and am a very proud Dad.Don’t they look very handsome? I wish you all a very merryu Christmas and a happy new year from we in Scotland.

12-21-2014 04:30 PM

super glue question on topic - 14 replies

I bought a large quantity of both cyanoacrylate glue-super glue, and quite a few bottles of gorilla glue too.It has all gone rock solid in no time,and needs to be thrown out, a total waste of money.I have heard that if you leave it in the refridgerator over a period it stays good is that true? Alistair ps or any other ideas this stuff is not ch...

12-10-2014 07:21 PM

Hi Alistair here sorry for the delay in posting things I made! - 1 reply

Yes Bronwen and I are down with a bad virus/or bug anyway I will eventually try to post some of the things I have made over the years in the meantime heres stuff from five years ago to keep you on the boiil I will definitely post some very very soon LOL Alistair see here for some I posted five years ago.

11-25-2014 03:27 PM

good news at last - 24 replies

I just got the all clear on the prostate cancer scare.It seems I am to be with you for a while yet. Sorry LOL anyway seems my liver bones etc are also all ok, Thanks for the kind words and encouragement. Your Pal Alistair

11-08-2014 06:23 PM

remember the old tablesaw I intended perhaps to malter to a sanding disc stationI found out it is an - 8 replies

American saw made in the good old U S A if you know anything then please let me know it says on it.F WESELMFG COBROOKLYN Wow is that not a complete turn up for the books ? I will try to look it up on the net. In the meantime if you have any added advice remember the blade stuck up from the bed and could not be lowered according to the design ex...

10-31-2014 07:37 PM

what to do with an old cast iron cabinet saw? - 9 replies

I think I might have asked this here before but anyway.My son Alistair gave me an old deadweight LOL cast iron table saw.It has currently by good design which has allowed it to been taken to about four or five large pieces for transporting it . It is a good saw belt driven but old. I don’t like the fact that the sawblade approx 12 inches c...

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