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Member postings for John Jane

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Thread: My mid life crisis!
30/12/2012 15:18:29

Beautiful, I had a similar style Kawasaki.

First passed my bike test in '67, got back into riding in '88, got on a Kawasaki KH100 did a wheely not realising how much power there was compared to my old Triumphs, messed my pants.

Then registered for the CBT and took the new test, felt a lot safer, built up from 125cc to 750, then got taken out by a drunk driver 200yds from home.

Kept my BSA Bantam for a while the quietly retired, sold the bantam for more than I paid for it.

Good safe riding.


02/12/2012 18:32:09

Lovely machine, I had a similar style Kawasaki.


Thread: HMSTrincomalee
24/02/2012 23:22:40

I forogt to mention I have also visited her sister ship HMS Unicorn in Dundee.

24/02/2012 23:19:16

I remember her as HMS Foudroyant moored in Portsmouth harbour as a training vessel, we used to sail around her in 14ft RNSA dinghys from HMS St Vincent. If we got toooo close the cadets would pelt us with garbage!


Thread: Burgess Bandsaw
23/07/2011 16:43:00
Thanks Julian, I would appreciate a copy.
I am cutting 6,3 &2mm ply for a model fairground carousel. I found with a jigsaw I really needed a table to put it in and using a hand held fretsaw or coping saw took me ages.I thought at this speed I'd kick the bucket before I finished it.
Many thanks.
22/07/2011 13:37:12
I recently acquired a Burgess BBS 20 small 3 wheel bandsaw. I have set it up to best of my (fading) memory but was wondering if anyone had an instruction manual laying around.
If so I would appreciate a copy funded if required.
It is ideal for my requirements for making small models with small funds
Thanks for reading
Thread: im a winner
04/12/2009 17:22:39
Congratulations on your win. 
Thread: Squeaky Hinges
02/12/2009 16:28:20
I find 3 in 1 with a bit of pencil lead shaved into it helps cure squeaking hinges, you want the lead to remain in the hinge if poss.
Thread: i laughed out loud to this one
02/12/2009 16:22:56
I find if  you put Viagra in your tea it stops the biscuits going limp when you dunk them.
Thread: Splintering plywood with a circular saw
02/12/2009 16:17:46
I find that if you score your cutting line with a marking knife I find I can cut up to the line.
If you are uneasy cutting to the line,score anyway then cut with a bit of waste then trim.
I'm a bit 'old school' and use a marking knife when making cuts even for handsaws, with a pencil if required to show up more.
Thread: Knowledgeable woodworkers
17/07/2009 16:11:14
Posted by sparky on 16/07/2009 21:21:00:
No Derek, Macaroni was the bloke who invented the radio telegraph
Do I get anything for Virgin wood?

 You silly old person, the radio telegraph was invented by Marconi
Thread: More dolls hose pic's
01/07/2009 15:28:54
I'll post more pics later. I cheated with this one and bought a pre-cut kit
The exterior was painted before assembly, just wish I had a digi camera when I started.
Never knew these  sites existed until I retired, I am sure I could have asked lots of Q's.
I trained as a Royal Navy Electrical Engineer, but sometimes wished I'd stuck with wood, it doesn't bite so much when you touch it. My Mum still has a bookcase I made when I was 14 it's now 47 yrs old, nearly an antique.
01/07/2009 13:10:46
 Made for 30 year old daughter, first attempt after forty years, now I'm retired I have to do somehing.
The run of kitchen unit bottom right was made using MDF & spindles, based on a bought table.
Flooring 2nd up bottom right is made from well known coffee shop stirrers on thin card backing fixed with double sided tape, flooring in room across the hall was 'bought' Daughter prefers mine.
 Coving is scotia from B&Q, skirting is another moulding from same.
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