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Canal Navvy

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About Canal Navvy

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    Senior member, Raffle Sponsor 2008, 2009

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  • Location:
    South West
  • Interests
    Canal restoration,old land rovers,books & pubs
  • Occupation
    sole trader,groundworks,steel fabricator,ex.agricultural tyre fitter
  • City
    City of Nailsworth

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  1. Nice pics of your project car πŸ‘ Turbo diesel in the chipper...... wonder if that's an Isuzu πŸ€”
  2. Under 750 kg and unbraked it will have two independent points of attachment. Over 750kg it'll have a breakaway cable to apply the brakes in the event of a primary attachment failure. Now that would be a marvel.... a system that temporarily turns off gravity when it detects a freefalling body 😁
  3. I was a bit surprised to see that tele handlers have full braking now 😲
  4. In order, in my view bearing in mind the intended use. Forestry helmet. It is giving a lot of protection for the money. (use of a peak less climbers helmet is not always approved on the ground) Boots. Steel toe caps will give the best protection from the saw. I suspect that some ordinary steel capped boots would give better protection than a composite capped chainsaw rated boot.... and a lot cheaper. Gloves. Chainsaw protective on the left hand only was for the days before saws had a proper front handle guard. Gloves give protection by keeping hands warm which reduces the risk of vibration damage, so just buy lots of cheap pairs so there is always a dry pair. Trousers. A good thing to have on when concentration has gone and the saw is where it should never be.
  5. At the time I was probably getting to listen to more of the world service than 4... so paid for by general taxation 😁
  6. I now wish I'd kept my correspondence with the licensing bods. A mate moved in with his girlfriend when I'd moved out from mine, I rented his flat with everything left in. Radio 4 addict here, never been keen on the telly so unplugged the box from the mains and the aerial. Got the standard letter.... replied apparatus here but not in use. After several repeat letters emphasising that in their experience people always watch the box they sent in the inspector. At the time I was a bit busy establishing a new business so was out early and back late. Because I didn't feel able to take whole days off to give them a chance of catching me watching the box they embarked on applying to the courts to be able to force entry to catch me watching the box. In the end it was only my suggestion that the harassment I was receiving would interest radio 4 that they backed off. It would probably have cost me less to have bought a license to not watch telly. I'm just glad we don't need a license to have an iron as I didn't use that either πŸ™„
  7. It's all arse covering, if the consequent accidents and incidents on the surrounding roads were included in their risk assessments it wouldn't be acceptable 🀐
  8. Splendid thread T.V.I. 😊 I'm as excited opening your latest as if it were the advent calendar of my youth πŸ˜€πŸ˜‰
  9. None , you can still get old fashioned gas oil for standby generators I'm told 😐
  10. Wood that nice ought to be put on the wall like a painting, I'd spend a lot of time just looking at it. πŸ˜€
  11. A bit relieved to find that cherry cola was another version........ thought I was going senile for a bit then πŸ˜…
  12. Nuts......., a pair of them 😁
  13. It's worth learning hand sharpening. It's easier getting the rolling motions right on a big bit that you can see, once your muscles learn the motions it'll be natural on the small ones you're more likely to be using. It is possible to get one good enough by hand to grip in it's own hole vertically....... rare I find but worthy of a silly grin πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰
  14. Asking for a price on the right hand drive conversion kit they do could be risky...... too tempting πŸ˜‰


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