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by Mad Scientist
Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: DIY and Handicrafts
Topic: build a room heater
Replies: 9
Views: 7616

Re: build a room heater

Has anyone tried me of those disposable BBQs? Too smoky maybe? Might stick to my candle collection.
by Mad Scientist
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: DIY and Handicrafts
Topic: Cut test with one of my own forged swords
Replies: 25
Views: 18732

Re: Cut test with one of my own forged swords

Wulfshead, your sword looks AWESOME!! There's a series called Forged on Fire which is a timed sword/knife/axe making competition. Inspiring viewing. You could go there and tell them what to do!! :lol:
by Mad Scientist
Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Logistics and Transport
Topic: The return of rail
Replies: 5
Views: 4042

Re: The return of rail

My hubby loves trains and we have a friends and family railcard. Some lines in Gloucestershire are being updated which we appreciate but one evening my train home from Worcester was cancelled. Not best pleased as I had to leave work early disrupting my class to catch the one train to Shrub Hill then...
by Mad Scientist
Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: FAMILY THERMOMETER
Replies: 8
Views: 4380

Re: FAMILY THERMOMETER

Not everyone is 37.2C. Children and babies are warmer than older children and adults and your temperature varies throughout the day by nearly a degree Fahrenheit.
by Mad Scientist
Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: DIY Shampoo
Replies: 13
Views: 5856

Re: DIY Shampoo

Soap nuts are quite good. They are dry and will store in a cool dark place for ages. I use them for laundry with a bit of essential oil. When the nuts don't yield much foam anymore I boil them in a couple of mugfuls of water for about 20 minutes. Let it cool and either use to do the dishes with or a...
by Mad Scientist
Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Finance
Topic: Advice on selling rings
Replies: 12
Views: 8682

Re: Advice on selling rings

Thanks guys! I finally went to Hatton Garden Metals. Very recommended by Moneysavingexpert. They sell tiny bars.they deal in Silver, platinum and palladium too. I'll keep an eye on the prices so when any fall I can stock up.
by Mad Scientist
Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Finance
Topic: Gold content of jewellery and scrap gold
Replies: 9
Views: 13420

Re: Gold content of jewellery and scrap gold

Jansman, where do you get your 9 ct from? Thanks.
by Mad Scientist
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Finance
Topic: Advice on selling rings
Replies: 12
Views: 8682

Re: Advice on selling rings

Ha ha! Love it! joking aside though I do have a cheap and cheerful copy of the Master Ring engraved in Elvish around the outside and inner surfaces. Sadly it doesn't work on my car which got a parking ticket. Darn.
by Mad Scientist
Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Finance
Topic: Advice on selling rings
Replies: 12
Views: 8682

Advice on selling rings

Hi Folks!

Ages ago I bought a bundle of 9ct gold rings with a mixture of stones in them. I want to sell them as they are rather than scrap for example. Ebay is the obvious choice but I'd be grateful for any help. Pawnbrokers are stingy round here! Thanks!
by Mad Scientist
Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Finance
Topic: Emergency savings
Replies: 27
Views: 13068

Re: Emergency savings

Good for you Diamond! It's always worth learning to enjoy a frugal lifestyle. You can make loads of stuff out of flour eggs butter and half a dozen other things from the reduced aisle. I always remember a young woman at my old work who had a horse, two vehicles, expensive clothes and shoes and moane...