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by korolev
Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Help EDC/ GHB kit
Replies: 7
Views: 189

Re: Help EDC/ GHB kit

Coins for vending machine. I carry about £5 worth in my EDC bag.
Notepad.
Spare glasses or reading glasses (even if you got good eyesight, a pair of +2 from the pound shop can help with fiddly tasks)
Forget shoelaces, carry a couple of metres of paracord.
phone charger/cable.
disposable poncho
by korolev
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Tiny house
Replies: 11
Views: 693

Re: Tiny house

Planning permission isn't enforcible after 4 years if the building is in plain sight. That's why the feller that built behind hay bales was pursued; he had sought to deceive. Whether planting trees/bushes would be considered disguising would be down to a court to decide (my gut feeling is that if a ...
by korolev
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Whetstones
Replies: 24
Views: 636

Re: Whetstones

I know that a lot of folks like to collect knives, and that is great. A nice blade is a lovely thing, but the prices of some of them make me cringe! Then again, I spend inordinate sums on fishing gear :lol: Mind you , I do use and abuse that too.How you spend your dough is up to you. I always fanci...
by korolev
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Logistics and Transport
Topic: Tanker Drivers Ballot 9th October 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 561

Re: Tanker Drivers Ballot 9th October 2020

I remember the last tanker strike (1999/2000?). I was living in Devon and had just bought a new (to me) car. It had a minor fault which didn't affect the driving and I took it back to the garage to fix it. Day after I dropped it off the refineries got blocked and there was no fuel. The bloke "fixing...
by korolev
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Whetstones
Replies: 24
Views: 636

Re: Whetstones

Most of my knives were about a tenner, Most of mine were in the £50-£100 range, a few over £100 (and a couple well north of that). Many of them have never cut anything. I don't want to sharpen them on something that removes a lot of stock, which is what a steel or "pull-through" carbide does. It's ...
by korolev
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Emergency plumbing kit
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Re: Emergency plumbing kit

More advice for emergency plumbing, keep a push-fit flexible hose in your toolbox. If you don't want to stretch to that, make up a U-shaped bit of copper that you can "flex" into place. And learn to do soldered joints (push fit is ok-ish but I don't trust it long term. Ask plumbers what they have in...
by korolev
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Whetstones
Replies: 24
Views: 636

Re: Whetstones

jansman wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:04 pm
Wow! Never knew sharpening a Knife could be so complicated. When I get into work tomorrow I will have to check we are doing it right with a simple sharpening steel. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Out of interest, how long does a knife last you and how much do you pay for one ?
by korolev
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Whetstones
Replies: 24
Views: 636

Re: Whetstones

I've posted this before : Waterstones in various grits up to 8000 - very good but takes a while to learn Lansky guided sharpener - gives a good, razor sharp, polished edge. Easy to use. Worksharp electric sharpener - very easy to use but if not careful you can remove too much steel (I rounded the ti...
by korolev
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Power tools
Replies: 31
Views: 1400

Re: Power tools

Still a manual tool kind of guy even the yankee pump driver gets used occasionally .I do have big dewalt battery drill 18 v but I still go to a old bosch 9.6 v which will and has run nicely off a car battery even a low 11 v or less crippled with few hundred amps is great to drive them. Yup even dea...
by korolev
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Power tools
Replies: 31
Views: 1400

Re: Power tools

I'm moving soon and looking for a cordless SDS. My son has a Bosch for work and it goes through anything but he's moving out so I won't be able to keep borrowing it and have to buy my own. The one he has is about £350 but I'd prefer not to spend more than £200 if I can get away with it. Ended up ge...