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Re: What you doing this weekend?

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:46 pm

fastbob wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:18 pm
Mississippi Bullfrog wrote:
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fastbob wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:43 pm


I've seen this done . Are you unpicking multi strand cable ?
I found some brown florist's wire that's just the right gauge. Once the shape is right I've covered them in latex to hide the wires, then paint with Matt acrylic.
And they are amazingly effective . In a few days the leaves will be off the trees . I was thinking , if you had some wire and the time , you could model an actual tree from life while sitting and looking at it .
Of course if you made a tree like this people would say I hadn't hidden the wires very well.
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Re: What you doing this weekend?

Post by geofferz » Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:25 am

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Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:57 am
So it's another weekend.......and the weather is looking very good here!

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Bike looking very good too......still more detailing to do but that'll be an ongoing thing. Trying to get everything as I want it in one hit will kill me at my age!

So I'm going to be Styling and Profiling.......no idea where at the moment though.

The Dark Motorcycling locations are a fair distance away......so those are for later on in the year.

What you got planned?
Not bad
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I'll be sunbathing and scuba diving
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Re: What you doing this weekend?

Post by dynax » Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:32 am

This afternoon will be swinging a chainsaw and hedgetrimmer in anger :lol: , a friend wants a tree pruning but it is covered in ivy and what looks like hawthorn that will need to be removed first, he has an electric trimmer but won't even touch it, this job needs petrol power :twisted: :cheers:
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Re: What you doing this weekend?

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:37 pm

dynax wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:32 am
This afternoon will be swinging a chainsaw and hedgetrimmer in anger :lol: , a friend wants a tree pruning but it is covered in ivy and what looks like hawthorn that will need to be removed first, he has an electric trimmer but won't even touch it, this job needs petrol power :twisted: :cheers:
We have a 8 foot hawthorn hedge all round the house, must be a few hundred yards of it. Our local farming suppliers recommended a Stihl electric hedge cutter on account of the torque of the electric motor allows the blades to run slower so they can chop thicker branches. Cheap electrics are low power so the blades both run too fast and can't cut thick hawthorne. Petrol has power but not a lot of torque so they also run too fast to actually allow the thicker branches to enter the gaps in the blade.

I wasn't convinced as I'd gone in for a petrol one but he was right. I tried petrol and it just didn't cut the hedge like the electric one does.It was twice the price of my chainsaw though. Hawthorn is a bugger to deal with if you react to the spikes.
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Re: What you doing this weekend?

Post by Ian Frog » Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:57 pm

Thats interesting and useful to know, thanks M.B
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Re: What you doing this weekend?

Post by Tiggie » Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:10 pm

That explains why my petrol stihl works great on my hedges and my boss wasn't impressed when he borrowed it to do his!

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Re: What you doing this weekend?

Post by TimR » Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:47 pm

Look at the wording very carefully can give clues

Hedgetrimmer & Hedgecutter
The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
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Re: What you doing this weekend?

Post by dynax » Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:42 pm

All done took just under 2 hours, my hedge trimmer is a mountfield 25cc and is capable of cutting through 30mm branches, it was a piece of cake, even the rain didn't spoil my fun :lol: i think i have earned myself a kebab for tea tonight :cheers:
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Re: What you doing this weekend?

Post by onesea » Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:37 pm

Mississippi Bullfrog wrote:
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Today I went to the seaside.

It was raining.

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I want to say on the Wirral, but cannot recognise the seafront.
It's overlooking Liverpool bay I believe go on our me out of my misery....
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Re: What you doing this weekend?

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:53 pm

onesea wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:37 pm
Mississippi Bullfrog wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:25 pm
Today I went to the seaside.

It was raining.

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I want to say on the Wirral, but cannot recognise the seafront.
It's overlooking Liverpool bay I believe go on our me out of my misery....
Close but no cigar. It's the other side, Burbo Bank by the Coastguard station.
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Re: What you doing this weekend?

Post by onesea » Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:21 pm

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Close but no cigar. It's the other side, Burbo Bank by the Coastguard station.
Looking it over Crosby and just south of bundle sands to Great Burbo Bank the other side of the Mersey...
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Geeky habit of mine, trying to recognize places from photos.
Looks like a cracking spot.
Can you get to the iron men on the beach from there?
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Re: What you doing this weekend?

Post by Mr Fro » Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:26 pm

Finished up these:
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They're perfusion control systems for electrophysiology patch clamp rigs science stuff.

The sticky out bits are valves - they're custom made in Italy and take an age to get here. Luckily I had enough in stock to get the customer up and running until the rest arrive.

Just had an order for three more sets so... fun. :lol:
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Re: What you doing this weekend?

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:26 pm

onesea wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:21 pm
Mississippi Bullfrog wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:53 pm
Close but no cigar. It's the other side, Burbo Bank by the Coastguard station.
Looking it over Crosby and just south of bundle sands to Great Burbo Bank the other side of the Mersey...
Screenshot_20201010-191327~2.png
Geeky habit of mine, trying to recognize places from photos.
Looks like a cracking spot.
Can you get to the iron men on the beach from there?
Yes, the iron men are on that beach. My parents gave an apartment just along the front so they look out over the estuary, fabulous view.
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Re: What you doing this weekend?

Post by geofferz » Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:32 am

Mr Fro wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:26 pm
Finished up these:
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They're perfusion control systems for electrophysiology patch clamp rigs science stuff.

The sticky out bits are valves - they're custom made in Italy and take an age to get here. Luckily I had enough in stock to get the customer up and running until the rest arrive.

Just had an order for three more sets so... fun. :lol:
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Re: What you doing this weekend?

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:35 am

geofferz wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:32 am
Mr Fro wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:26 pm
Finished up these:
20201010_201839.jpg

They're perfusion control systems for electrophysiology patch clamp rigs science stuff.

The sticky out bits are valves - they're custom made in Italy and take an age to get here. Luckily I had enough in stock to get the customer up and running until the rest arrive.

Just had an order for three more sets so... fun. :lol:
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