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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's true. OH has used dad's chisels and says they hold their edge much better than newer ones.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Geranimojess wrote:
Mc Quillans in Capel St in Dublin is the best....

i prefer gough's just around the corner on little mary street. though i have thrown a bit of business mcquillan's way, mainly handheld power tools.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sue Deacon wrote:
That's true. OH has used dad's chisels and says they hold their edge much better than newer ones.

i popped in to a family friend of my dad's while up in donegal recently. he's one of the last (maybe the last?) people who learned how to make traditional spinning wheels. the old power tools in his workshop are incredible. would survive a nuclear war.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

medieval knievel wrote:
Sue Deacon wrote:
That's true. OH has used dad's chisels and says they hold their edge much better than newer ones.

i popped in to a family friend of my dad's while up in donegal recently. he's one of the last (maybe the last?) people who learned how to make traditional spinning wheels. the old power tools in his workshop are incredible. would survive a nuclear war.




When I lived in Gorey I very often called into a Lad in Shillelagh who following his Fathers Footsteps in Carpentry had all the old Tools and the 2 of us would spend hours talking Shop...one Day he gave me a guided Tour of some of his work...Two items caught my eye...one was a Horse Drawn covered-in Wagon that was once owned by "Clarnico Murray" the Sweet Manufacturer in Dublin which was built by his Father...the other was a converted Van that he had turned into a Mobile Church for the COI for use Travelling around the Wexford Parishes...

If your ever out at Dublin Airport and happen to drop into the Coachmans Inn on the Swords Rd you will see 2 Carriages there, they were built by the Company I served my Apprenticeship with...both were built for the visit of King George 5th back in the early 1900's...the Gresham Hotel up til the 1960's had their own Stables just off O'Connell St and would collect Passengers / Guests from various pick-up points and ferry them to the Hotel in their own Carriages... those were really the good old Days...
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aye. It's better down south.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:47 pm    Post subject: recycling tin foil Reply with quote

[quote="Good guy"]As far as I know, all you will produce is aluminium oxide which is pretty harmless stuff. But it is a waste of valuable resources and of a lot of energy (see my link to recycling metals).[/quote


Yes I would love to see the link on recycling tin foil please

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is commonly known as 'tin' foil is actually aluminium. All recycling facilities accept drinks cans - which are also made from aluminium - so I always have an empty one on the bench in my shed and gradually fill it with foil from yoghurt pots, margarine containers and sundry bits from the kitchen after cooking. Once full, the whole thing goes in the recycling bin to be melted down with all the rest..
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like your idea of using the drink can for collecting odds and ends of alu foil: I've copied it.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plagiarist!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only plagiarism if I try to pass off the idea as my own.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pedantic nordie.
Copycat then?

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just know a good idea when I see one.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blowin wrote:
What is commonly known as 'tin' foil is actually aluminium. All recycling facilities accept drinks cans - which are also made from aluminium - so I always have an empty one on the bench in my shed and gradually fill it with foil from yoghurt pots, margarine containers and sundry bits from the kitchen after cooking. Once full, the whole thing goes in the recycling bin to be melted down with all the rest..

i was disposing of old carpet recently in a council bring centre (8 for a boot load, which is grand cos i've an octavia and the boot is nice and big) and was bemused that people were paying to get in to dispose of not inconsiderable amounts of metal - which they could have brought to a metal recycling centre and have been paid to do so (albeit a small amount).
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Local dump charge 10 per carpet. Sad

I had to roll a couple up inside each other so was only charged 30 for 5 carpets. Will I still go to Heaven? Very Happy Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, KS, I think you've got a better chance than me of negotiating the Pearly Gates. Mine would have been either burnt, or stuffed in the bottom of the hedge, or used in a trench to prevent things like raspberries encroaching on nearby plots (and then subsequently burnt when unearthed). I think, as a sinner, you've still got the 'L' plates on?
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