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  1. Re: Saudis kill and dismember journalist in consulate in Istanbul

    Well you could always run an experiment, start low and work up. Might be instructive. ;)
  2. Re: Deadly 'Love Vine' Penetrates Wasps' Homes (and Drains Their Bodies).

    Nope, Dean Swift, On Poetry: a Rhapsody (1733)
  3. Re: Deadly 'Love Vine' Penetrates Wasps' Homes (and Drains Their Bodies).

    The vermin only teaze and pinch
    Their foes superior by an inch.
    So, naturalists observe, a flea
    Has smaller fleas that on him prey;
    And these have smaller still to bite 'em,
    And so proceed ad...
  4. Re: Saudis kill and dismember journalist in consulate in Istanbul

    Jamie, don't feed the troll.

    Walk away now, he is not worth it. ;)
  5. Re: Brexit: Five things that happened at the EU Brussels summit

    ^ I think that you made my point.
    20 or so years ago I could have gone to work in London, but decided that it was not for me.
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    Re: Specialized wooden boat.

    Defeated by a sheet of copper.
  7. Re: Can I fix a cracked hollow wood El Toro mast?

    With luck a thin long but robust knife blade will split the glue lines. Then after scraping off the dead glue back to clean wood, they can be re-glued with epoxy.
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    Re: Japan Photos

    A reaping hook. By grasping the stems above the cut and sawing through you do not shake the grain out from the ears as you would if you used a scythe or sickle.
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    Re: Right Wing Logic

    No you are not correct. You are heading towards Dunning Kruger,.
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    Re: Adding TBT to bottom paint

    TBT in solution in refined kerosene was sold as a wood preservative in the UK. If that is what you have I would be surprised if it does not screw up the performance of the paint you mix it in to. ...
  11. Re: Can I fix a cracked hollow wood El Toro mast?

    Just so. Glued up from several boards and the glue has given up.
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    Re: It's amazing what you find at the dump.

    Paper weight? I'm thinking door stop.
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    Re: Adding TBT to bottom paint

    Use it to rot proof your fence or workshop doors.
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    Re: Winter tires

    A mate of mine needed chains for his winter driving. He found it easier to by two spare wheels and fit the chains to them off the car. It is a lot easier to change a wheel than fit the chains with...
  15. Re: Why are members of congress "Federal employees"?

    May be it is to ensure that they all get treated equally, rather than being held hostage to the whims of their States legislators.
  16. Re: Brexit: Five things that happened at the EU Brussels summit

    Stayed in hospital recently? You will find that they already do.Silly argument. Apart from those who chose to work in London and have to commute for an hour or so each way most Brits don''t commute...
  17. Re: Brexit: Five things that happened at the EU Brussels summit

    Why should we expect them to treat us any differently than any Australian, Chinese, Argentinian, or USA visitors. It was our stupid idea, not theirs.
  18. Re: In a first, scientists spot what may be lungs in an ancient bird fossil

    Good to have it proven but not really surprising. Foe a bird to be able to fly it is going to need to evolve an efficient light weight gas exchange mechanism.
  19. Re: Brexit: Five things that happened at the EU Brussels summit

    I knew that.
    But Edward?
    Mind you is there a shortage of old grey dentists in France or Spain?
  20. Re: Brexit: Five things that happened at the EU Brussels summit

    No you haven't. :D
    Isn't Freedom of Movement fantastic?
  21. Re: Saudis kill and dismember journalist in consulate in Istanbul

    The Saudis are referring to a "local collaborator" for the disposal of the remains. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-45923217
  22. Re: Brexit: Five things that happened at the EU Brussels summit

    I am not suggesting EU cash is a bad thing, far from it. I am puzzled as to why if both you and luposonic are correct that if the entire Cornish electorate knows "what the EU ever did for us" why...
  23. Re: Brexit: Five things that happened at the EU Brussels summit

    That puts you in the same category as the councillors and business owners who directly benefited. Ad to that select band those who you dealt with and so were in the know. Then tell me what...
  24. Re: Can I fix a cracked hollow wood El Toro mast?

    Welcome to the forum.
    Please post pictures of the problem. You will then have a better chance of good advice.
  25. Re: Brexit: Five things that happened at the EU Brussels summit

    There is no reason why not. And with the lessons to be learned from the US model, it should be better.
  26. Re: Brexit: Five things that happened at the EU Brussels summit

    And you accuse me of being simplistic. They are not all town councillors or SME start-up owners.
  27. Re: Brexit: Five things that happened at the EU Brussels summit

    If you ask a Cornish voter you will probably find that they know nothing about EU regeneration cash.
  28. Re: Brexit: Five things that happened at the EU Brussels summit

    I live in a democracy, a parliamentary democracy where elected REPRESENTATIVES are given staff and resources to INFORM their opinions which are then debated before a decision is reached.
    Far better...
  29. Re: Brexit: Five things that happened at the EU Brussels summit

    Mis information.
    Read this to see who actually receives CAP
    https://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/sites/agriculture/files/direct-support/direct-payments/docs/direct-payments-schemes_en.pdf
    The farmers...
  30. Re: Brexit: Five things that happened at the EU Brussels summit

    I find that to be naive. Financial services (as Rummy posted above) are the easiest to move into Europe. Thge latest news is that May wants the transition period extended due to a realisation that...
  31. Re: boring a long hole thru end grain/ barefoot ships auger

    If the guy does not know what a bearefoot auger looks like, that snippet of information is not going to help him. Just because you know it all, does not mean that he would find that helpful in his...
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    Re: 4 drawer smoking cabinet.

    We shop in the morning. If the fish monger has herring I split and brine during the afternoon and let them smoke through the night.A herring left complete, guts and all, brined for half an hour then...
  33. Re: boring a long hole thru end grain/ barefoot ships auger

    Just so.
    However your wording suggested filing off the wing cutters and trying to use the auger without any side cutters at all. I was talking to Mr Heath, who was seeking advice and clarifying...
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    Re: 4 drawer smoking cabinet.

    Update.
    Second firing took some faffing toget an even burn. I made kippers and a bloater. The bloater was said to have a delicate flavour. Well it was so delicate that it was not worth the...
  35. Re: boring a long hole thru end grain/ barefoot ships auger

    Only in the US of A with the l'hommedieu patent, which are nearly impossible to find in the UK. The l'hommedieu does have a wing to the cutter like half of a Scotch auger....
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    Re: Metal Working

    Thimbles for cringles on a sail I am sewing. :D
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  37. Re: boring a long hole thru end grain/ barefoot ships auger

    NO. Barefoot augers are ship or Scotch augers with out the lead screw. They have side cutters that go up not down...
  38. Re: Building a New Post and Beam Boatshop.. Materials...

    Romans used "concrete" both based on lime. Lime mortar used for sticking bricks together does take centuries to harden, but for structural work with cast concrete in harbour works and big buildings...
  39. Re: Once again - Sheating Carvel planked Sailboat options

    This.
    You will have to repair all of the dubious structure before sheathing or putting any second skin on. To use epoxy she has to be bought under cover and dried out. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A...
  40. Re: boring a long hole thru end grain/ barefoot ships auger

    If you cannot obtain an antique pod auger or barefoot ships auger....
  41. Re: How to take Take Hull Lines off an existing boat?

    According to Eric McKee''s research the lap is normally twice the plank thickness.
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    Re: Religion in the US - some data

    Yep, Christians in the US have access to guns. Going on past examples he would have been dead.
  43. Re: new open 60 foiler, when do bulb keels become unnecessary

    If you throw enough money at the engineering and materials.
    "How to make a small fortune at yachting?"

    I wonder whether they will be revered in the future as the classic big J's are revered now? ...
  44. Re: new open 60 foiler, when do bulb keels become unnecessary

    The whole idea of ballast is to pull the CoG down as low as possible. Other wise it is just displacement to be dragged around. Putting it above deck does not pull the CoG down whilst still needing...
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    Re: Traditional UN- sheathed strip building

    I'm thinking that nailed strip plank needs to be a big boat, in order to tolerate the heavy weight of all of those nails in the construction.

    Ply has glue in it, so why not add a little more to...
  46. Re: How to take Take Hull Lines off an existing boat?

    Transoms are really useful if you need to find the plank thickness. If you have clear access at the maximum section you could measure the beam inside and outside and halve the difference.
    If you...
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    Re: Lofting Tool Mystery

    Donlt forget. These guys were bending red hot steel to achieve the bevel, so a metal bevel gauge would be needed.
  48. Re: Primitive Technology: Furnace and casting copper axe, an excellent video.

    If the ore contains arsenic, which it often does, it will make a hard tough alloy.
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    Re: Lofting Tool Mystery

    My best guess is for a bevel gauge for lifting the bevels for the frames.
    The hull will have n=been riveted in 1902....
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    Re: The Eugenics Crusade

    In addition to post #6 there has been the ability to diagnose Downs syndrome in the womb and abort if the parents so desire.
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