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    Re: Still Wondering

    [QUOTE=bluedog225;6711718]The Chinese stores have honkin long shoe horns for $5 bucks.

    On the rest, best to persuade yourself to view these things as benign or mischievous. To see them as...
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    Re: Still Wondering

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    And another|:(
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    Re: Still Wondering

    Mirrors in barbers shops make you look ancient, and he asks what your requirements are you could say "a pork sandwich" but hold back because he is going to cut your hair.
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    I hadn't classed you in the "old category" Andrew actually I had a strainer from way back so it wasn't too bad that one.

    So now you present me with a bloody problem of which I was unaware thanks!
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    Re: Still Wondering

    Try that when your 88 Nick.

    But I'm afraid that is a natural type of complaint that almost all aging people encounter what I am referring to is the obscure annoyances similar to 27/28.

    I class...
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    Re: Still Wondering

    Exactly, and have you noticed this type of irritation is on the increase?
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    Some of us have strayed a ilitle from my trying to indicate that there are things happening that induce stress to our lives that didn't exist before.
    Pills for instance used to be flat now lots of...
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    Re: Still Wondering

    Yes most of us suffer those symptoms, but it's the ones that are unexplainable that I am getting at Chip.

    Like teabags burst easier than the used so you require a tea strainer and you can't find...
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    Re: Still Wondering

    Oh the world is full of people who are not thinking Fred.

    Pull yourself together man.
  10. Thread: Just Wondering

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    Re: Just Wondering

    See "Still Wonderingly"
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    Re: Still Wondering

    "It drove OLDER workers to distraction"

    i wasn't happy about it but some of the older guys were almost suicidal.
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    Could it be because they have been so successful in being annoying that the still exist?
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    Re: Still Wondering

    So is to annoy you intentionally?
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    So it would appear that this could be advantageous to some people?
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    I appreciate that Paul and I hope thing improve for you.

    At least there is an explanation there though I mean things that were normal, and now become unexplainably difficult.

    Iike one buys a...
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    Still Wondering

    Have any other elderly among us noticed how common tasks have become problematic?

    There are of coarse the putting on of shoes and socks, but things seem to be on the increase.


    Here in the UK...
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    Re: Just Wondering

    My questions are multiple Nick so I'll make it simple.
    Are there any little things that you find irritating that when you were younger you just shrugged off or perhaps didn't even notice.
    Me...
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    What I am referring to may we'll be a phone charger Nick so I'll ask you again.

    Why have they to changed from the usual cable entering in through the bottom (as in your photo) to ones where they...
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    Re: Just Wondering

    And my questions Nick??
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    Re: Just Wondering

    True.
    My questions however are why have they swiched them around anyway?
    Does it annoy anyone else?
    Could there be an ulterior motive behind them doing so?

    I suspect there is.
    There are many...
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    Photo failed.
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    Re: Just Wondering

    OK let's start again.




    http://forum.woodenboat.com/webkit-fake-url://d29ca03f-f26f-4806-a622-253aab3d91a1/imagepng
  23. Thread: Just Wondering

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    Just Wondering

    How is it that electric plugs with the cable coming out of the top are on the increase I think they are not ergonomically sound the "normal" ones were certainly easier to handle. They also somehow...
  24. Thread: Mitre Planes?

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    Mitre Planes?

    As I have said many times before I prefer hand tools. It maybe that power gear was unavailable to a large proportion of us as we mainly worked in outside conditions where there was no power anyway....
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    Re: My new hobby ....

    [QUOTE=Peerie Maa;5320555]That is a government sponsored initiative around here.

    Apart from fast food trash our most annoying problem is dog crap. Everyone is encouraged to pick up, bag and bin...
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    Re: My new hobby ....

    "out at high tide with the motorboat. There is a wheely bin right in my line of sight from my bunk that really offends me and I've made several attempts to move it, but its about 3/4 buried in mud...
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    Re: Trivial tool gloat

    Those are they, good man, thanks.

    Read my story above.

    PS.
    Reading your link the ones they are offering are not what we called "gimp pins" which were quite small 1/2" at most and...
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    Re: Trivial tool gloat

    I




    I was asking sp-clark Nick as he seems to be quite confident that they stock everything.

    In the 50's I asked, at one of our local hardware stores for gimp pins, the store keeper smiled...
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    Re: Trivial tool gloat

    Do you sell gimp plns?
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    Re: Trivial tool gloat

    duplicate.
  31. Thread: Big Chip?

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    Re: Big Chip?

    Doesn't look as though that painting on the whole is good covering. Nevertheless you have my sympathy, it must be
    traumatic sailing about with that on display|:(
  32. Re: The speed of light, the paradoxes of time, and how many atoms are in the universe

    Is that why am finding it harder to get out of mine every day that passes?
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    I've often wondered about that.
  34. Re: Nasa's James Webb telescope reveals millions of galaxies

    ???
  35. Re: Nasa's James Webb telescope reveals millions of galaxies

    The vast amount of money spent on these ludricous programmes is appalling to my mind and would be better put elsewhere.

    Is there anything we can usefully learn and use.to our advantage?

    Nick...
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    Re: For you Ancient History Buffs

    "Jim will you please concentrate on the catboat",that is what they shout.

    For some of us our bloody time is running out. :o
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    Re: For you Ancient History Buffs

    [QUOTE=Peerie Maa;6697431]According to the Wiki, the archaeologists think that they may have been living on an island in the river, and so were probably looking for that shell fish dinner.[/QUOTE

    ...
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    Re: The Voice in the Night

    [QUOTE=Peerie Maa;6697433]Not particularly.[/QUOTE

    How many paragraphs approx.
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    Re: The Voice in the Night

    Is the ending long Nick?
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    Re: Hey Brits, how’s it going?

    Brace yourselves.

    I am lying on the floor in the garage starkers (I have access from the house) having just completed the evening meal and seeing to my invalid wife.

    I'm knack!!!!.:(
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    Re: Making a birdsmouth catboat mast

    Chrikey my knowledge IS limited.

    On reflection though I can't recall any of this fancy stuff knocking about, certainly not in my domain.

    White lead and that was it on wooden boats.

    And...
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    Re: Making a birdsmouth catboat mast

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0330448528/ref=nosim?tag=thebookbag-21

    Nick does one apply this with a brush or a spatula?
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    Re: The Two Questions---

    [QUOTE=Peerie Maa;6695621]Chippie, the thread is about a forumite stalking Bobbys with two questions that Bobbys will never answer.
    IOW is an acronym for "in other words".[/QUOTE

    Thanks Nick no...
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    Re: Making a birdsmouth catboat mast

    [QUOTE=Jim Ledger;6695662]In case you're not familiar with the epoxy that we use, Chippie, here's the high points.

    Epoxy is a two part mixture of a resin and a catalyst, mixed immediately before...
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    Re: The Two Questions---

    Sorry does it mean a Formite has left having that user name (IOW)?
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    Re: The Two Questions---

    Forgive me but I must ask, how on Earth can the Isle Of Wight be wrecking the Bilge?
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    Re: Making a birdsmouth catboat mast

    Since Jim didn't mention the preserving of the interior when I first brought it up I've been wondering if he didn't know and was awaiting someone coming up with a solution?

    PS. Thought That epoxy...
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    Re: Making a birdsmouth catboat mast

    Chrikey I never thought of that did you hawkeye
  49. Re: “Deadwood” - what’s the origin of the word in marine terms?

    Nick.
    deadwood (countable and uncountable, plural deadwoods) · Coarse woody debris.


    · People or things judged to be superfluous to an organization or project.
    · Money not realized by...
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    Re: Making a birdsmouth catboat mast

    [QUOTE=hawkeye54;6695143]Chippie, rather than fill with preservative ( wouldn't that take a LOT ? ) - how about rigging up a 'rifle bore cleaning brush' rig where you could swab the interior of the...
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