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  1. mr migwire

    mr migwire It's more fun with metal.

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    just back from a foraging trip to aldi's picked up the sepped drill set and the multi function drill set, also got a set of there allen / torque keys for £9.99 , while i dont expect the allen keys to be up to much they will do for all the light work around the place.
     
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  2. RedOrZed Member

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    Are they the T-handle allen keys? I've had a set for a few years, they work a treat :)
     
  3. brightspark

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    just scored these .mate said hede never use them
     
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  4. monkeymark Member

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    I've just come across a few of these at work.
    One has the original calibration sheet still in the wooden box signed something like 1962.
     
  5. mr migwire

    mr migwire It's more fun with metal.

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    yes t handle in a plastic case, glad to hear they work...
     
  6. ben8vgte

    ben8vgte Member

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    Not quite today but very recently got half a ton of medium single use blasting media, I noticed a guy with a half a pallet of unused bags chucking them in a skip behind a swimming pool that being refurbished. So I offered to move them for him into the back of my works van, top bloke would not even accept a drink for him and his mates! :)
     
  7. sardine

    sardine Member

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    Infected maxillary sinus , I got it free from my dentist, cheers mate, the non stop headaches and half my face in pain is really a fun.
     
  8. brewdexta

    brewdexta Forum Supporter

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    my mate dropped off a couple of vee-blocks and some zeus charts for nowt yesterday

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  9. monkeymark Member

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    Today I got a black & decker xt belt sander for £20.

    And paid £50 for a shower enclosure that's listed as £670
     
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  10. monkeymark Member

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    Oh dear oh dear. Ive been had on the shower enclosure. I knew it was too good to be true. :mad:
    Oh well lesson learnt.

    On the plus side, the sander is great and hardly used at all. And the non-running chainsaw is now a runner.
     
  11. What was wrong with the shower enclosure?
    Or let me guess, was it a moldy old PVC shower curtain?
     
  12. monkeymark Member

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    No no, it wasn't.
    Purchased through gumtree so no come back. Lovely enclosure, had it all been there! About half of it missing and when contacted they became very arsey and simply said "Sold as seen, how do we know you didn't take the parts out yourself".

    So, ill list the parts I have on fleabay to try and recoup the loss.
    We may have family that know their family so it could end up being very interesting.
     
  13. sardine

    sardine Member

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    We may have family that know their family so it could end up being very interesting.[/quote]

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  14. Wedg1e

    Wedg1e They call me Mr. Bodge-angles

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    Aye, but Mark's from Coonty Durrum like, so he'll make them an offer they can't understand :D
     
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  15. Wedg1e

    Wedg1e They call me Mr. Bodge-angles

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    OK, I meant vinyl-stickers, not proper signwriters ;)

    There's some A-hole in Billingham who is lauded for his 'art in public places'; as far as I'm concerned it's still vandalism. I wonder what would happen if I got caught painting over his 'art'...?
     
  16. Maker

    Maker nEw mEmBeR

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    There's only one way to find out:whistle:.
     
  17. The Devils Reject

    The Devils Reject is probably talking rubbish.

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    A slight singeing to my rib cage after foolishly wearing an old fleece in the shed today. Enthusiastic use of the angle grinder set me slightly on fire :flame:
     
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  18. Cyberprog Member

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    Been there, got the patch in my sleeve to prove it. Well, until the missus removed it from me and threw it in the bin.
     
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  19. julianthegypsy Member

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    Slight singeing? I regularly set myself on fire and have sent a heap of holy fleeces to the graveyard!
     
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  20. julianf

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    Wanted a rayburn cooker (solid fuel).
    They're about £3800 to buy new, so that was never going to happen.

    Saw one on ebay, at £150 starting bid. Went over to see it, but it had been left in some woodland for years, and was not £150 worth.

    Did not bid, and noone else did either. Seller mailed me a while later, said they wanted shot of it - scrap man would give them a score for it, and would i like to match that?


    So, off we went, me, my girlfriend, and the engine crane (and the £20), to pluck it out of the woodland.


    Later, another came up on freecycle - a gas conversion. Free to collector. Another engine crane moment.

    For a while our front room looked like a rayburn workshop.

    Then it looked like this -

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    I know i paid the £20, so its not as if it was without any payment, but id like to think that could be overlooked : )


    Incidentally, the lump of slate its sitting on was £26 of ebay (i gave the chap £30 and wasnt tight enough to ask for the change!).
    It came with several others, a load of nice hardwood, and some sticks. One of the sticks turned out to be quite rare, so it went on back ebay, rather than the fire.

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    End price of the cue auction was almost exatly £100 more than the whole table cost us...

    ...and i got our lounge hearth out of the same table.
    ...and some left over to do some steps or a kitchen island (got to use the hardwood for somthing!)
     
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