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Everything posted by BondandBigM

  1. As said had a weekend in Reading not so long ago and had a couple of top nights out with no issues whatsoever other than someone getting their ankle caught down a rabbit hole in the hotel gardens. Painful for the lad and you shouldn’t laugh but after a bucket full of booze it was funny
  2. Yep you've definitely been watching to many of those Steven Seagull movies
  3. No Friday thread yet Beat the Drax train by a minute and managed to catch the front of it this morning Post lock down training is going well
  4. I'd throw Big M in first, if they got past her then I'd be a bit worried Actually on thinking about it I've been on a night out in Reading so probably been in it.
  5. I rarely use HSS drills so it's not very often I have to sharpen them. Mostly on the machines I use solid carbide in which case our supplier has them reground for us or U-Drills and big twin tippers with carbide inserts, much quicker and more accurate hole size especially on larger diameters. Walter is our current preferred supplier for those.
  6. You could set your watch by the Drax train it’s alway bang on time.
  7. Nothing a few well aimed Glasgow kisses wouldn’t have sorted out.
  8. No disrespect but that Boohoo outfit is the Internet version of Primani it's all disposable cheap own brand stuff and as you know I'm a bit of fashion victim. This is more my thing, especially when I'm spending Big M's pension, ask your lads they'll know. https://www.flannels.com/
  9. Yep special edition Armani Porno Stars
  10. Being ever the optimist a new pair of white shorts. And I didn’t let Big M order them online I went to a shop and bought them myself Just as an asides about 5 minutes after her online debacle with the top her bank emailed her pointing out there was suspicious use of her card and did she approve the transactions so she was able to sort it all out and hopefully only one will arrive. Banks get a bad rep but I was actually quite impressed with the way her bank dealt with it.
  11. In that case I really shouldn’t be allowed out on my own then. On holiday the first thing I do is wait for Big M to go to bed and I’m off out for a look see, I’ve ended up in all sorts of ropey places, same when I traveled with work it was mostly on my own and I was never going to waste the opportunity to have a wander around especially as someone else was paying. I’ve been on the lash in towns, cities and countries I probably couldn’t find again, mostly the worst that happened was getting ripped off in taxis or not being able to find the hotel or digs.
  12. I hope whoever scribbled this is better at sharpening drills than drawing. Still got one these hanging up behind our radial arm for checking you've got it evenly touched up and a massive ancient pedistal grinder that must be older than me and sounds like a jet engine as it winds up to speed. When I was an apprentice if you p!ssed off the forman you were banished to the stores to regrind drills by hand and the storeman tortured the life out of us.
  13. You say that but a small drill sharpening attachment only costs a few quid and worth it in the long run. Saves a lot of faffing around.
  14. I've been all over wearing one Rolex or another and only once almost got caught out and that was in Amsterdam, fortunately back in those days I was a bit fitter and could run a fairly quick couple of hundred yards, the mugger and his mate were more surprised than I was. Probably not something I'd be stupid enough do these days though. I'm sure there are places everywhere that you could get into trouble but in general if you're reasonably smart even in London you would probably be a bit unlucky. The last time I was in London I was more worried about them chucking bottles at us for my terrible rendition of 500 Miles on the Kareoke that getting my Rolex nicked.
  15. The last time I went skiing I nearly broke my neck. Possibly my vision was impaired by the derigure Bollé's that the ski set are so fond of.
  16. My Raybans got savaged by Big M's daughters mutt and I've been looking for another pair. I have pretty much worn Raybans for as long as I can remember and always thought Oakley's considering what the cost somehow felt a bit cheap. I can replace my Predators like for like but I've seen a couple of pairs of Oakley that I like the look of. Any Oakley wearers out there, are the worth the extra couple of quid. Sylas Gibston Or another pair of Predators Can't make my mind up and no I won't buy all three even Big M won't fall for that one and cough up that sort of money.
  17. From yesterday’s walk out Priorities They just got a Jäger chiller installed A couple from the walk round A small fishing boat just returning, there are still a few of these small time two or three man working boats left going in and out.
  18. We still have a big radial arm drill at the bottom of the machine shop, they just bought a new one last year, there’s still plenty of work for it. It’s not viable to put some one offs in a machine and some of the cradles we make are to big to go in a machine . I hate working on it, coolant and swarf all over the place, the regular bloke hides all the tools, sleeves and clamps so more time spent looking for stuff. We still do some stuff the old fashioned way but I try and avoid it at all costs.
  19. And for those of you that aren’t even remotely interested LV, Paul & Shark and Adidas 350’s today
  20. To be fair my sort of drilling is a bit more industrial than anything you’ll do in your man cave. In some ways I’m a bit envious, back in day I always had a decent sized garage or rented some workshop space, more messing about with old motors rather than DIY but these days I’m just a professional boozer stroke lazy b@stard.
  21. I suggest a set of these when you are drilling metal, a better start for drills than just a centre punch pop especially on bigger sized holes. Any decent engineering merchant will sell them and they are relatively inexpensive.
  22. BondandBigM


    My shute got clogged up and nobody told me where the e-stop was.
  23. Going for a pre-emptive socially distanced V&RB before Boris closes the boozer again. And again for anybody that’s remotely interested LV and Moncler tonight
  24. To add to that, increasing tax on luxury imported goods and possibly a bit of a reduction on U.K. produced goods. Although I’m sort of expecting that after Brexit anyway. I point you in the direction of Norway and Singapore where for example imported cars are eyewateringly expensive to buy and put on the road.
  25. BondandBigM


    So as I said Big M’s son got me a job for a couple of weeks. It’s in a local recycling place. I’ll get you on the plastic line he said, money for old rope he said. All you have to do is stand there and keep your eye on it as it scoots along the conveyor and down the Shute to make sure there is only plastic and no cardboard or aluminium cans that might have been missed in the initial sort, job done he said. Didn’t quite go according to plan
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