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  1. ID this hardwood :)

    B'locks !. its teak, Utile as a treatment might be better than i know however after 30 years in science labs, and after seeing hundreds of meters of the stuff scraped by by subcontractors refurbishing science labs and replacing it with an ugly composite called TRESPA (who wont let you pinch a bit of the left over benchtop to make a garden table coz its contaminated waste) who ain't really selling it on anywhere nudge nudge wink wink, ITS TEAK
  2. ID this hardwood :)

    what job ? the link refers to varnish its up to you but varnish tends to age and crack. this means you gotta sand and re-coat. If you use oil or polish all you gotta do is re oil or re-polish.
  3. ID this hardwood :)

    Old school workbenches or even "old school" workbenches if used in science labs as opposed to woodworking shops were made of teak. This is because all the nasty chemicals you used to be able to use in chemistry lessons couldn't destroy the fu**er. To me (in the sanded photo) teak looks like what you got. I'm a chemist not a woodworker. I take it the indestructible element is good. Acetone will clean it but even though its an aggressive solvent it not attack it (hence the use in chemistry labs). I have used danish oil on teak (don't varnish, it looks nice but the wood is harder wearing than the varnish which defeats the object) but been told that Tung oil is better. oh yeah and you won't plane it, just try
  4. Old sayings.

    Hasn't got the sense to pour piss out of a boot
  5. Old sayings.

    If it were raining soup he'd be out in it with a fork
  6. aldi inspection camera

    wow i can feel a new toy coming on
  7. Ribble Link. Draft 2 feet six

    Has anyone done the Ribble Link in in a boat with draft 2 feet six? Nicholsons suggests a 2 feet 3 max.
  8. Looking for help on the Wigan flight

    google "wigan flight crew"
  9. Sinking on Leeds Liverpool

    the paddle gear was bent by the boat and wouldn't close. After the boat had sunk the paddle gear was straightened and the paddle closed so the boat could be refloated. The photo must have been taken after this.
  10. Friday joke

    and a surrealist sees the air in the bottom half of the glass
  11. 1970's Rock

    yeah sorry its early
  12. 1970's Rock

    i wasnt mixing em up but admittedly didnt check, didnt realsise that the flute was a regular feature of a focus track. Point of order: prog rock: Flute: Surely doing a silly dance whilst playing the flute was mandatory. Peter Gabriel. Ian anderson. I didnt think playing the flute whilst sitting down was allowed. 2 points of pedantry. My own comment "hopping around on one leg" is oxymoronic. It is not possible to hop on more or fewer than one leg. Secondly, Ian Anderson was not a one legged flautist. He did in fact have two legs, just chose to only use one of them.
  13. if your original post means are you paying a premium to own a boat with a vintage diesel then i think probably not. Look at brokers websites, such boats tend to move slowly, coz not many people want them. The boats that sell quickly are the more modern, cruiser stern, ideally suited for a week out with the family type boats hence the old chestnut "something is only worth what someone else is prepared to pay for it." Peeps buy vintage diesels coz they love em, but the market is limited, knowing that it could ultimately be a cripplingly costly / ruinously expensive / ultimately impossible task to fix em if something goes badly wrong. Many people can't be bothered with that kinda grief. Swap my "suck, squeeze, bang, blow " for an izzzzzzuzzzzzzzzuuuuuuuu id rather die. When i was looking at boats i thought i just wanted a boat. Then I looked at a boat with a Lister JP2 and my parameters changed. If you want to watch some engine porn type "ecco narrowboat gardner engine" into youtube.
  14. 1970's Rock

    i dunno, y come up wif a decent riff, worthy of any tv programme about motor cars with jeremy clarkson in it sling in a decent guitar solo, another decent guitar solo, perhaps a third decent guitar solo, then wot next ? ha methinks, some yodeling, an amphetamine fueled celt gibbering in gaelic and a guest spot for a flautist hopping around on 1 leg. such was the 70 s. God i miss em-but safer to bask in the waters first sailed by the mighty Quo
  15. Water tank sealer

    i used blackjack, pig of a job. I left it open for about a week to air before filling but a few days after the first fill i noticed a film on top of the water so i skimmed it off. did this before the next 2 or 3 fills before it completely went but there was no taste and i aint been ill so never mind eh