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    Adaptor to a reciprocating saw actually. To...

    Adaptor to a reciprocating saw actually.

    To date my list of declined jobs has been turning engine pushrods into crossbow bolts, Firearms (including the guy who walked in with a stripped down AK47...
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    I just received an enquiry, to make parts for...

    I just received an enquiry, to make parts for "sex toys".

    That`s different.
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    You do know what LOTUS stands for don`t you? ...

    You do know what LOTUS stands for don`t you?

    Load Of Total Utter S , or Lots of trouble usually serious.

    If you spend more than five seconds under one, you will know the truth of it.
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    Gag reflex, I took an LFT, and threw up in the...

    Gag reflex, I took an LFT, and threw up in the mirror.
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    I was sober. With the assistance of the NHS, it...

    I was sober.
    With the assistance of the NHS, it popped back in , whilst in A&E waiting area.
    That was after the disapproving sneers from the receptionist, for actually being in their A&E; after...
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    I`ve previously woken up having managed to...

    I`ve previously woken up having managed to dislocate my shoulder whilst asleep in bed.
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    C/F east/west ends of London. Having kids , is...

    C/F east/west ends of London.

    Having kids , is the best thing that ever happened to me; just wish I had done it 10~15 years earlier.
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    I was not justifying anything, nor was I...

    I was not justifying anything, nor was I suggesting any form of retalitory behaviour.
    I was stating the position that these people behave in a way that makes the majority of society, civilised or...
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    On point one, These are people who operate in...

    On point one,

    These are people who operate in a clan like manner, outside and separate to the law as others are expected to observe it; and act in a way that causes both authorities and other...
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    Our industrial estate, the council upgraded the...

    Our industrial estate, the council upgraded the CCTV system, installers drilled through the cladding in one unit, wondered in and asked the boss where they could tap his power from.
    Probably chose...
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    This from a few years ago. ...

    This from a few years ago.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/13/modern-slavery-uk-traveller-site-lincolnshire-judge-timothy-spencer

    some people really do think differently.
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    When the bathroom was replaced in my old place,...

    When the bathroom was replaced in my old place, the new bath was the opposite way around, taps actually closer to the boiler.
    The guy ran pipes the length of the bath from the old take off rather...
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    Could be worse, our lot are trying to deny...

    Could be worse, our lot are trying to deny organising a piss up in the back garden
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    Mea Culpa. The cabinet has a door on it, was...

    Mea Culpa.

    The cabinet has a door on it, was mounted nearly head height and was on the far side of a machine, that put it beyond arms reach.

    There are far easier ways of killing yourself in my...
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    Went into an industrial unit to collect a...

    Went into an industrial unit to collect a machine.
    Guy throws isolator on wall, opens door, inserts screwdriver; and blows the main fuse on the distribution board.

    I look at the isolator, and...
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    probably the same guy I was talking to a couple...

    probably the same guy I was talking to a couple of weeks back.
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    Doubt I could have got it in. Cleared out an...

    Doubt I could have got it in.

    Cleared out an Interact, colchester master, Jakobson surface grinder and a spare barfeed since begining of December.
    There is an old Citizen L20 heading the same way...
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    Two quotes from a sky news link online:- ...

    Two quotes from a sky news link online:-

    "Boris is preparing to lay down the lives of his staff to save his own. It will be the Night of the Long Scapegoats."

    One minister said: "He is in total...
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    There was a house not far from where I lived as a...

    There was a house not far from where I lived as a kid, close enough you could hear them when the traffic was light and the wind the right way, had a couple; they had clipped wings, so could not fly....
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    Did not know that make, had to look it up; that`s...

    Did not know that make, had to look it up; that`s more of a jig borer.
    Swiss?
    I was thinking more boring/facing Kearns/Union/TOS type of thing.
    Basically a four-sides horizontal milling machine...
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    The fan diameter of the Trent 1000 is 112", the...

    The fan diameter of the Trent 1000 is 112", the core engine cases are quite a bit smaller given the 10:1 bypass.

    Think the RB211 started out about 86" diameter Fan.
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    If I had the space, a horizontal would be nice....

    If I had the space, a horizontal would be nice.
    30" table sort of size, rotary table & boring support.
    Not worth the floor space for the half dozen or so jobs a year that I muddle through or duck...
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    Citizen Machinery had a display cabinet of...

    Citizen Machinery had a display cabinet of Citizen watches on their stand at the machine tool fair at the NEC a few years back (~2010ish).
    The whole cabinet got unscrewed from the wall and nicked...
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    I have a J&S cylindrical grinder of ~1967...

    I have a J&S cylindrical grinder of ~1967 vintage, that has oil filled dashpots in the electrical cabinet.
    Buy a modern Taiwanese machine from the mob in Devon, and they look like they were wired...
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    That makes a bit more sense, they don`t cast like...

    That makes a bit more sense, they don`t cast like that anymore.
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