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Roger the Dodger last won the day on July 11

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  • Birthday 01/02/1954

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  1. I have a router base that uses the same principle as the first jig to automatically centre the router over the wood for milling a mortice.
  2. While the weather was somewhat inclement over the last few days, I used the time to make a couple of centre finding jigs/devices. They are basically just cut, drilled and screwed together so I won't go into the construction details as it's really basic. The only thing I will say is that all the holes have to be drilled very accurately, or the devices won't work properly. The first is a small one, made of oak, a strip of 3mm aluminium, two bolts and some small bearings. It will draw a centre line down the middle of any piece of wood that will fit between the bearings. The jig is placed on the wood with the bearings on either side and twisted until they contact the sides. When moved along the wood, it will draw a line exactly in the centre. The second one is based on the priciples of a parallelogram, and is for use on larger pieces of timber. It's made from 15mm square aluminium tube and 19mm aluminium strip. Again, it is placed over the wood and the sides squeezed until they contact either side. When slid along, it draws the centre line. It can also be used to mark out a mortice (or tenon) by scribing along the outer edges of the central bar. By using different width central bars (this one is 6mm), different sized mor*tices can be marked out. Drawing a centre line. Marking out a mortice.
  3. Thank you! The new ones that I bought last year 'Walberton's Rose Moon' are just having a last 'Hurrah' before the autumn sets in. These two plants have done really well this year, being covered in blooms from August until now. There are just a few more buds to come. This particular variety is a cross, H.syriacus x paramutabilis. It has the hardiness of H. syriacus combined with the huge 5-6" flowers of H. paramutabilis, and resemble the exotic flowers of H. rosa chinensis, the tropical hibiscus which isn't hardy here. My two plants have doubled in size since last year, and with some careful winter pruning to remove crossing branches and those growing inwards should hopefully become well shaped bushes next year. The Morning Glories are also putting on a final show before the cold weather sets in.
  4. Must admit I do like a colourful watch, but that looks like it just came out of a Jamboree bag...ie cheap and nasty.
  5. John Challis, aka 'Boycie' from Only Fools And Horses sadly gone today. Thanks for the laughs and your famous one...
  6. I did think about another term that rhymes with spanking, but deemed it too risque for a genteel forum like this...
  7. Atowak?...sounds like some sort of sophisticated spanking machine...
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