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    05-30-2023, 06:15 AM
    That's super nice. Looking at those beautifully fine bent knees, the builder new exactly what he was doing. NGH himself built them at all different...
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    05-27-2023, 05:27 AM
    Edward Pearson replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    All Russia is capable of is lobbing artillery at high rates and standing back before inhabiting the rubble. And they could only do that when they...
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    05-25-2023, 07:02 AM
    It's vice as it's in the UK. Though maybe vise, as it's an American Forum... Vise is a local Americanism. In Mechanick Excercises 1677-1703...
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    05-24-2023, 09:46 AM
    Maybe too nice Paul. An 'altar' as Frank Klausz calls his bench. One interesting feature is it uses an anti-racking disc. Though the vice...
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    05-24-2023, 09:03 AM
    For interior I use Danish oil on my oak furniture and kitchen worktops. Easy to apply and reapply when needed. Seems surprisingly tough. UK oak soaks...
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    05-22-2023, 01:16 PM
    Carvers like to sit...clamping it tight without any racking as clearly they went to the trouble of that, so it must have been short stock sitting up...
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    05-22-2023, 11:30 AM
    Edward Pearson replied to a thread epic boats in The Bilge
    How has he avoided a bad back? Is he bull strong or just very adapt with rollers and self disciplined with block n tackles etc? On this scale, the...
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    05-22-2023, 11:20 AM
    Construction details. Those rear legs splay out and have alot of shape at the vice end. I'm guessing the A part was a crook. A capable woodworker...
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    05-22-2023, 10:59 AM
    Edward Pearson replied to a thread epic boats in The Bilge
    68ft. 74 tons. Pellew. Launched 2020. Powell's biggest. Dwarfing Agnes...
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    05-22-2023, 09:49 AM
    Edward Pearson replied to a thread my dad in The Bilge
    Sorry for your loss Bernadette. He'd had a great life clearly doing what he loved. I lost my Dad a few years ago, and it's not been the same since...
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    05-22-2023, 09:36 AM
    Anybody seen anything like it before? There's more pics here... https://www.drewpritchard.co.uk/products/vice
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    05-22-2023, 06:54 AM
    A 'knuckle joint' router bit might allow you to make a pattern for a local foundary? My eyes popped out when I saw this bit in the catalogue... ...
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    05-22-2023, 05:13 AM
    Edward Pearson replied to a thread epic boats in The Bilge
    Its perhaps a question of relative scale. Such things can be momentary.
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    05-22-2023, 05:05 AM
    Edward Pearson replied to a thread epic boats in The Bilge
    HSL 102. How it was built. This is where the downed pilots sat on the trip back. ALso saw action at Dunkirk. 1936. Double diagonal...
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    05-19-2023, 01:12 PM
    Edward Pearson replied to a thread epic boats in The Bilge
    23ft. 19 men. 3500 miles. Five days of rations.
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    05-19-2023, 06:58 AM
    Edward Pearson replied to a thread epic boats in The Bilge
    El Galeon arriving in Weymouth for this weekend...
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    05-18-2023, 07:06 AM
    Edward Pearson replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    Ukranian farmer built himself a demining tractor with Russian tank parts:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lu6GV8BQwJs Seems the Kyiv Patriot...
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    05-17-2023, 09:12 AM
    Edward Pearson replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    Surely we can just do what Orban does and change the constitution and do some voter fraud.
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    05-17-2023, 08:27 AM
    Edward Pearson replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    No its not a problem. He’s got a war on. We sank the French fleet and killed 1300 Frenchmen because Churchill didn’t believe they would scuttle...
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    05-17-2023, 07:35 AM
    Edward Pearson replied to a thread epic boats in The Bilge
    Grayhound. Delivers beer and wine “smugglers runs”. You can be on it for 4-5 day trips about 600. Or week trips for 1300. Uk and Brittany. Its a...
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    05-17-2023, 04:34 AM
    Edward Pearson replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    So it looks like they'll be getting Europe's old F16 fleet. The European F-16's were a joint NATO consortium not US built versions. Belgium made...
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    05-16-2023, 06:18 PM
    Edward Pearson replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    A Patriot battery working last night over Kyiv. After shooting one Kinzhal down, Russia tried a multi barrage approach. Multiple hypersonic at the...
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    05-16-2023, 05:39 PM
    Edward Pearson replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    Checked Russia's government deficit again last month. Net minus 40 billion dollars in April 2023 after that poor first quarter. I'd seen him...
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    05-16-2023, 06:30 AM
    People either sleep on the cockpit floor (it does have inbuilt drain slots to a pair of scuppers) or put boards accross level with the...
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    05-16-2023, 03:39 AM
    Edward Pearson replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    Seems there's 20 or so F16's in Iraq grounded since Lockheed pullled out. Belgium is scrapping its fleet of 50 F16's this very ayear. The...
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