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  1. Amazing. Still not quite sure how he can manage it; can only be by feel, smell and sound.
  2. Imagine sharpening that saw after being on it all day. [emoji36]
  3. Thanks. I'll give it a try sometime. I know what you mean about artificial looking resin filled cracks. Useful stuff coffee grounds. I was in Crete a couple years ago and in one restaurant they were smoldering coffee powder to ward off mosquitoes. It seemed to work a treat. Didn't smell nice though.
  4. Interesting idea to use coffee as a filler. Never come across that before. Do you use it just for the dark colour, (it certainly looks good), or is there some other benefit as well?
  5. sime42

    The Cooking Thread

    Fair do's. Can't say I didn't try!
  6. sime42

    The Cooking Thread

    You ought to give fresh smoked trout a go. Possibly even better cold later on rather than straight from the fire.
  7. sime42

    The Cooking Thread

    Yeah I got one of them too. It comes out a couple of times over the summer most years. Any fresh fish is great cooked in there. I've always thought trout to be the best though. Mackerel is probably second best. I think this book is aiming for a slightly higher level of culinary smoking; I might have to build myself a Smoke Shack!
  8. sime42

    The Cooking Thread

    Any smokers amoungst us? I got given this for Christmas. It looks pretty good.
  9. Floorboards. I've got a stack after replacing the floor in a bedroom. It splits and burns beautifully as kindling. Not sure what the wood is but it's softwood and obviously bone dry. The house is 1930s is so it's whatever they were using then. I'd like to know if anyone has any ideas of an ID.
  10. https://arbtalk.co.uk/applications/tapatalk/index.php?/topic/128336-Looking-for-work-Bromsgrove/West-Midlands&do=findComment&comment=1930449 This guy is looking for work.
  11. Looks like this advert was posted just as you were doing yours!
  12. https://arbtalk.co.uk/applications/tapatalk/index.php?/topic/128335-Full-Time-Groundsmen-Required---Birmingham-&-Surrounding-Area Full Time Groundsmen Required - Birmingham & Surrounding Area
  13. sime42

    Big birch

    Easy .......... Toolstation has its place.
  14. sime42

    Big birch

    I didn't have my copy of the Screwfix catalogue to hand unfortunately.
  15. sime42

    Big birch

    So we came across this old beauty yesterday. Never seen a Birch as convoluted or big.


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