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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by That-Crazy-Rat-Lady, Feb 1, 2015.
Why I’d recognise that device anywhere - it’s a floorboard cramp.
Have a virtual coconut!
I got it on the basis that you can also use it to bodge up a giant sash cramp, limited only by the length of the wood available, even using fence rails etc.
I hired a pair many years ago. Came in very handy during the construction of my . . . ‘laboratory’
It's the only one that I've ever actually seen - nobody seems to bother these days.
At first I thought it was some kind of pipe bender, but that doesn't make much sense.
So I've posted a picture of it on a Merchant Navy site asking the marine engineers to identify it …. (that ought to be good for a laugh !!)
Could also come in useful for covering over where you've buried the bodies ….
Actually, I now remember that I have used it once - we managed to pull a fairly rotten fence post out of a cast-in socket, then ram a new post back down, avoided all the re-concreting trauma.
That got my fiver (or tenner?) back.
The engineers have remained silent, no floor boards in engine rooms ... but a chippy came back with the right answer !!
I hate Country & Western singers.
I hate men.
Men are boring aren’t they?
You see them in pubs all talking, and they look like they’re talking about something interesting, and when you go along and listen they’re talking about their garage doooors.
Judith hates men as well, she says she’s only going out with fish in future.
Not to be outdone an engineer has come back say it is a: "Fractalometer."
It's a good answer, since I don't think you can actually measure a fractal.
A bit more renovation of metrology equipment.
The larger pair of v-blocks at the front are worthy of note, being a bespoke, craftsman-produced pair made in June 1975, in a workshop just off Beaconside.
I give up, what's a v-block when it's at ome?
The 'Snap Rule' on the largest stand is worthy of note - it snaps out into a 36" straight rule, then snaps back into the pocketable coiled form, as shown.
Don't you Durrr.... me.
I'm not technically minded, Wouldn't have a clue what the majority of them tools are used for.
So, after a couple of almost life-threatening dead-legs off the exposed vice handle...
... I took to hanging a shoe over it, when I remembered...
... but have now bodged up a cover that locates in the gap of the vice, to provide an element of deflection and, probably more importantly, a greater 'visual presence'.
The old video card shuffle.
Have three main working PC’s, two in the radio room, which were pretty much state of the art 8 years ago when I put them together; ASUS Sabretooth boards, Core I7, 16 Gigs RAM, SSD C drives etc etc. These are in the radio room each driving three monitors as lots of display space is needed for things like SDR (Software Defined Radio) and signals analysis software.
The other living room PC is even older and used for general working, surfing blah blah, including being here. Put together 10 years ago and although it’s Core I7 and so on, the video card can only handle two monitors, and I want three cos I’m doing some radio work in here too and hope to run an antenna feeder into the living room soon.
So bought a quality video card off Ebay with the intention of fitting it into a Radio Room computer, which would free up an older card capable driving three monitors for this working computer.
So inserted the new card as described as the Radio Room computers are built into large tower cases, formerly server cases from my last job which the Principal let me have rather than sending them to the recycling centre. They’re big and don’t sit well under modern computer desks, but so much easier to work on as there’s lots of space in the case.
My working computer however is in a small case, and getting the shuffled hand me down video card in was very tight, millimetres only to spare. As you can see there isn’t mushroom inside. (Reference: Lonnie Donegan, ♫ My Old Man’s a Dustman ♪) ..
But it went in and after doing battle with installing drivers and here we are with three monitors taking weather fax charts via an Internet based SDR.
If this continues I’m going to need caving gear to get into this room …
Saturday I took a wander around petra
Blue Peter dogs tour?