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Thank you for dropping in. You are very welcome. Please browse through Photos and Blogs at will. Any constructive comments, humorous, good or otherwise, (with the exception of blatant rudeness, of course) Wink will always be well received.
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Good judgment is often derived from previous unpleasant experiences ... however, many unpleasant experiences are the result of inept or untimely judgment. Smile
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  • Gardening

    My wife is a dedicated gardener. Not a particularly good gardener - just a dedicated one. She planted some (what she called) bulls-eye daisies just outside of the lounge window. My friend across the road said they looked like meadow weed - cowslip ...

    2 Jun 2012 2:45PM | Read


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  • What Were They Thinking

    The Rondo is back together again & calibrated. It does everything it says on the tin. With ease and aplomb. Ellipse; Circles; in mount board or in glass. It does make you wonder what some of these design fellows think about when they go to bed ...

    20 May 2012 10:30PM | Read


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  • I'm A Wrinkly Now

    Last Friday (the 18th) was my birthday. I was 65. So despite what PamelaJean says, I'm now officially an Old Age Pensioner (OAP) Not a Senior Citizen. Not a Youngster With Experience. And certainly not As Old AS I Feel. There are many, particula...

    20 May 2012 8:39PM | Read


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  • Home to Roost

    In the 'Fletcher Saga' I concluded that "I could distinctly feel a new lens coming on" Well I didn't get anew lens. I got the Fletcher 2100 instead. I made all of the bits. I returned it to the owner ~ and he gave me the Fletcher in lieu of p...

    19 May 2012 8:28PM | Read


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  • Rondo

    I've got a Keencut Rondo to repair/service. I didn't know what a Keencut Rondo was/is, until I Googled it. I also sourced some photos of it. It cuts circles and elipses in mount-board and glass, for artwork/picture frames. Should be fun. I've d...

    6 May 2012 8:01PM | Read


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  • The Fletcher Saga

    I mentioned in 'Not Fit For Purpose' that the mount-cutter is now functional And so it was. And indeed it is. However, what I failed to disclose was that it was not complete. There was, and is, a top and bottom stop missing from it. However, the...

    29 Apr 2012 4:55PM | Read


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  • Heeeeelp

    I'm stumped. Banjaxed. In May, I officially become an Old Aged Pensioner. (despite Pamela Jean insisting that I will joint the ranks of Senior Citizens :D:D) And rather than while away my time, twiddling my thumbs, waiting for God, I am pursu...

    26 Apr 2012 7:46PM | Read


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  • Not Fit For Purpose

    Well, I've stripped, cleaned parts, identified parts, repaired parts, made new parts, and re-assembled the Fl****er 2100 mount-cutter. I am still waiting for the delivery of two new components for it, which will be delivered to my workshop during th...

    22 Apr 2012 11:33PM | Read


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  • Ongoing

    You may, or may equally well, not remember, that I recently bought a Morso underpinner for 'peanuts' from my framing supplier. The 'peanuts' price resulting from the given expedient that the machine not only didn't work, but it also leaked hydraulic...

    17 Apr 2012 10:21PM | Read


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  • Compositionally Contradictory

    Twelve months ago, my wife, who is by her own admission, even less artistic than myself, brought home an enormous framed picture that she had spotted in our local Homebase store. Apparently, she had picked it up cheap. Now when a wife says that to ...

    6 Apr 2012 7:38PM | Read


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  • 'O' Rings

    When a learned 'expert/authority-in-his-field-of-learning/I've-been-doing-this-for-20-years-type-character' tells you that 'O' rings have varying characteristics with regard to quality, and the only ones that will be of any use to you are the ones th...

    3 Apr 2012 10:12PM | Read


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  • Morso Underpinner

    Morso apparently call them frame assemblers :D :D I went into my framing supplier this morning to collect my sharpened guillotine blades, and buy a flat black stick with a 5/8'' deep rebate. Discussed chevrons and one or two other things with Kar...

    2 Apr 2012 8:42PM | Read


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  • ?

    I've been off on one. I'm still off on one, I think. :P;) I haven't written anything for several weeks because I got fed up with being told that I couldn't form questions in blogs. I started to become paranoid about whether or not I had include...

    1 Apr 2012 9:38PM | Read


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  • Vini Vici etc

    We went. We saw. It is very unlikely that our presence will be described as 'they conquered'. We spotted no-one from ePz. Perhaps they spotted us and quickly went the other way. ;):P Alison, who promised that she would be there, either was th...

    8 Mar 2012 9:31AM | Read


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  • Are you?

    1. >Taking yours? 2. >Going to have your sensor cleaned? 3. >Intending to get pro shots of attractive models on well lit stands? 4. >Hoping that you will be able to follow some of the stand models through the milling crowds when they depar...

    4 Mar 2012 7:39PM | Read


    Views : 7043