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    Ken, Beware of even well intentioned information. Many thousand engraving machines have been produced in England, in gernany and China as clones to make 'flat engraving cutters' Amongst my assorted miscellany, I have a 'Chinese'. It may well be capable of grinding lathe tools to a high degree...
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    There is an ld and accurate saying'Never look a gift horse in the mouth'. Studiously it is insulting not to acknowledge help from whatever source- and it hasn't happened. It costs little to say Thank you or indeed 'I don't agree or don't understand. Over the years, and check my llikes, I have...
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    Well folks, as you will see-- I gave up literally in disgust at what was heading for pedantry and my suggestions of how to deal with 'holes of one form of metal another left me cold. I was never an engineer and consequently never had the confines of having to earn a crust in front of a machine...
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    On flights of fancy(?) with our Sliderule we cab Shute off to a Town named Alice(!) and return to model engineering. Neville Shute Norway was a friend of 'Ned' Westbury and built models in Australia up to his death. And that- Graham - took place in a Masonic Retirement Home. And back to that...
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    Hi terry Thank you for a fascinating account- or TWO! The next daft question is more tenuous. How to separate used dental amalgam. I have a substantial amount. Of course the odd thing is mercury. The lady in question was a close relative of 'Alice in Wonderland' and therefore the Mad...
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    Hi Tery Thanks for the 'lyes, lyes, and damned statistics;). We used to use 'Cows Dick' to remove paint and varnishes . And yes, you can get rid of mother's in law! And then clean the drains afterwards. The mind boggles! Again, all this soft soap about used cooking oil. Clears...
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    Hi Terry I've actually seen the result of a day's panning 'somewhere North of The Black Isle' and really, my wife was far from impressed. Here yield of gold from extracted patients teeth was far in excess of Ron Carpenter's day standing in ice cold water. Mind you, my dear wife made up a...
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    So my two children and their four can trace their lineage to 1610. Not me- my late wife's lot. Any more with an earlier date? Guessing, that was the time of the Death of Queen Elizabeth- dfrom lead poisoning and James the 1st of England and the 6th Of Scotland writing 'A Counterblast against...
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    Thinking of things Ecclesiastical - Prince Bishops of Durham, my father was at a coal mine and the diggings broke through into an old workplace with candles and sandals and was later claimed to hav e been The Monks of Kepier- part of Durham and some 16 miles or so from the monk's hospital. OK it...
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    My father was a blacksmith of the old school. Did his apprenticeship at Consett which is next doot to Shotley Bridge the formwe scene of the German Sword Makers who, it is said made gentlemen's swords that could be wound into a top hat. The swords were beaten out with charcoal and folded and...
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    Terrry I was quoting the 3 degree line because e it runs through Cornwall, into North Wales into Aryll, through the Highlands and across the Black Isle above Inverness and so on. Ron Carpenter was on the British Gold Panning team and wrote an excellent little book. We had next door time...
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    Hi Ken I somehow doubt that the average Freemason will have the first clue about tools in Ancient Egypt :) However, I have my normal drinking date with a Grand Lodge Office in the UGLE( I'm only a Provincial one) but he is also a member of a research Lodge in the Scottish Constitution. What...
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