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Mark Bolam

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About Mark Bolam

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    Senior Member, Raffle Sponsor 2011, 2012
  • Birthday 10/12/1968

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    Hamstreet, Kent
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    Shooting, snowboarding, boozing
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    Tree surgeon
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  1. You need to show the customer some pictures of trees that have been hammered and explain that they will actually get LESS light through the dense, vigorous regrowth. Your original 3rd option may be the best, but don’t overthin them, beeches don’t like it.
  2. Time Left: 6 days and 20 hours

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    Stein 3001 bollard, winch system and all attachments. £840 new. All used but in good condition. Can send via Parcel Force, or deliver in Kent. Cash or bank transfer.


    Ashford, Kent - GB

  3. You’d be better off putting this in the Employment section Sam, this one is more for kit maintenance.
  4. That’s going to be a nasty one however you do it. Good luck!
  5. @David Humphries? It’s possible someone wanted to spike up the tree, but not at the front of it where it could be seen. The dilemma then is how you tell the difference between the front and back of a tree? Well you wouldn’t have a shite round the front of a tree, would you?
  6. You’ve got two years before you lose your no claims, but it seems to make sense what you’re proposing. Buying ex-fleet wouldn’t bother me with a van, they will have been serviced regularly and a lot of the mileage may be easy motorway stuff (depending on the fleet!).
  7. That is the correct amount apparently Beau!
  8. I’ve never had any success using a steel. Operator error!
  9. Aye, I remember my Opinel being like that.
  10. Some great suggestions, thanks. I already have a Victorinox pastry knife, which is brilliant. I’m intrigued by the carbon steel thing, Victorinox all seem to be stainless? A whetstone set looks like a must, and I’ve ordered a cheapish ceramic knife to see what that’s all about. I might have to wait a while before pressing the go button on some of these, I’m unemployed at the minute!
  11. I’m doing a lot of cooking at the minute and my knife selection is pretty tired to say the least. I’m after recommendations for a simple razor sharp knife that takes an edge and holds it. Just for general veg prep and dicing chicken mainly, so it doesn’t have to be massive. I have a Wusthof sharpener that also seems well past it’s best, is there anything better? Thanks.


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