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    If you can access both sides, use a piece of...

    If you can access both sides, use a piece of drink can, or bean tin as a washer on the back side, and screw through into it.
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    I`ve never got my head around posting images, but...

    I`ve never got my head around posting images, but I have a photograph of a peacock sitting on my side gate from Monday evening.
    It was also walking around the front gardens in the close last night....
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    Its a self tapping screw (tapered is the...

    Its a self tapping screw (tapered is the give-away), you have "tapped out" the previous thread; so there is nothing left to tap or screw into.
    Next size up, nut and bolt, or fubar.
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    mine keeps changing the keyboard layout.

    mine keeps changing the keyboard layout.
  5. Thread: Inflation!

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    Cheap shit stuff like black flat and angle was up...

    Cheap shit stuff like black flat and angle was up 50% by March, and climbing.
    Engineering plastics were over 25% last time I checked, one of my customers assumes six months validity on prices; I`ve...
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    Coast? The bloody things are nesting on the...

    Coast?

    The bloody things are nesting on the building opposite, front of my building has the kind of guano build up you see on cliff faces.
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    Considering how bad the last one was, Please fill...

    Considering how bad the last one was, Please fill it in.
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    I`ve just (still) taking a bath on a job I...

    I`ve just (still) taking a bath on a job I originally quoted last July.
    Just over four tonnes of barstock.
    Material had gone up by 30% when they got around to placing the order in April, I was...
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    Maybe the uk will become more sustainable then. ...

    Maybe the uk will become more sustainable then.

    Still, I was asked to supply parts yesterday on a plant stopper basis.
    The part is being brought in from China, for less than I can buy the raw...
  10. Thread: Gasless MIGs

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    I bought an oxy/propane gas torch, hoses and regs...

    I bought an oxy/propane gas torch, hoses and regs last week for a brazing job; I no longer have eyelashes on my left eye to prove it
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    I got "done" by a phishing email earlier this...

    I got "done" by a phishing email earlier this year, email from a customer, who had been hacked.
    First time knowingly ever, and I`ve been online for over 25 years.

    Took a bit of sorting out.
    ...
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    Switching the Haas on to find it needs ANOTHER...

    Switching the Haas on to find it needs ANOTHER thirty days activation code.
    I`ve had a bad couple of months, " someone will get back to you after lunch" was not the answer I was looking for.
    Send a...
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    Link as promised. ...

    Link as promised.

    https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Certificate-of-international-travel
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    Montego was not actually that bad (other than the...

    Montego was not actually that bad (other than the torque steer from odd length driveshafts), but did you know anybody who had had two?

    BL/Austin/Rover was bailed out by Honda on the design...
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    Best information I saw was linked from the...

    Best information I saw was linked from the Snowheads forum!

    I will try and do a copy paste of the links later, the information does appear to be a little "agile" though.
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    Well it seems to work for manufacturing in...

    Well it seems to work for manufacturing in Germany, Italy, Austria and even Switzerland (EEA), only the plucky Brits can utterly screw it up.
    London se seemed to manage against Frankfurt, but the...
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    Here being the problem. You have a buyer and a...

    Here being the problem.

    You have a buyer and a seller, each has a pile of cash; one buys, so their pile gets smaller, although they have an asset that they bought.
    The seller has a bigger pile of...
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    Could you read this a couple of times, then...

    Could you read this a couple of times, then explain where the money is?

    As I`ve said numerous times, I`ve been asking the question about selling as in generating wealth; everyone fixates on...
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    How is movement of goods to /from EU now easier...

    How is movement of goods to /from EU now easier from a VAT perspective please?

    Been a couple of years since I last sent anything over, but that just involved booking it on DHL and listing the...
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    I thought I was the only one who put weight on...

    I thought I was the only one who put weight on during lockdown, everyone else is telling me how much they lost; there again, I was one of the dumb ones who worked straight through it.
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    Steel has gone up by 30% since last Christmas,...

    Steel has gone up by 30% since last Christmas, Engineering plastics in general had a 7% rise in January, 6% in February, another 7% in April; some grades of them went up 15% in a month.
    Yesterday,...
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    You need help, seek it.

    You need help, seek it.
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    USPS is unbelievable, eye watering costs and...

    USPS is unbelievable, eye watering costs and rowing boat from China slow; so bad you have to think that they are trying to be that bad.
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    So far this month, I`ve had a delivery of steel...

    So far this month, I`ve had a delivery of steel arrive in Hull(that was circa 200kgs), a next day delivery turn into this week, and I am currently on a 26~27th delivery from Amazon via royal fail: so...
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    Are you using the brother iprint /scan software?...

    Are you using the brother iprint /scan software?
    I have rules set up for invoices and other common tasks; just scan for the rest, dump it to a dropbox directory and go.
    Really pain free, or maybe...
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