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David Cropper

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  1. I must have overdosed on my medication.
  2. Where does Billhook state it's in the UK?
  3. Hi Hodge. If you Google " Abtec diamond wheels" you will get their website. You want the 150mm diamond wheel. It says on the order form that there are 3 grades of wheel, but they only seem to have the medium. They really are brilliant. The lady I contacted was called Michelle Rowe, email address [email protected] This was from a few years ago so may be out of date. You will also need to order, for free, the insert for the wheel to fit your existing bench grinder. I bought the whole set up, wheel plus grinder. Nice people to deal with. Any questions give me a bell.
  4. I use a spare tooth pocket to hold the tooth steady against the wheel. A couple of minutes grinding to get a decent cutting edge. Had it about 4 years, use it a lot. Maybe get 4 sharpens per tooth if they're not too hammered.
  5. It's a diamond grinding wheel the fits on a bench grinder. I'll take some photos and send them in a minute.
  6. Marcus you bad bugger! The ivy thread(s) seemed to have died the death. Till now!
  7. Other side of the coin for me at the moment. I stress, at the moment. We went to Portugal 12 days ago for a 6 day break. On my return I had 14 possible clients who had contacted me via answer phone, email, Facebook work page or by my website. 7 were emails received whilst away, I responded by saying as soon as I returned home I would be in touch. Managed to get 8 of them, I refused 1 as he was 195 kms from me and another 135 kms away, even though I stipulate my travelling distance of 110kms from home. I never get that many enquiries in the normal run of things. As an aside, this year so far my client base has been roughly 60% French and 40% British and assorted nationalities.
  8. Dachshund means "badger dog" in German.
  9. Teckel is what the French call daschunds, Craig. They are quite popular with German stalkers. Very determined buggers!
  10. My first wife's father was a rear gunner on Lancs, Wellingtons and then was waiste gunner on Catilina flying boats with Coastal Command for a spell. Nice little chap, about 5 foot 3 inches, typical of the Tail end Charlie, needed to be small to get into the turret. He told me he remembered being freezing cold and frightened as you didn't see a lot on night raids, next thing you knew was the exhaust flashes from the German night fighters were alongside. He said you pointed the 4 Browning machine guns in the general direction and prayed and sprayed. Very brave blokes indeed. One of his good friends who went to the same social club to play cards was a German crew member of a Panzer captured and sent to a camp in U.K. where he married and settled down. I never heard any adverse comments when ever I went for a drink with them although there was lots of ex forces from the war.
  11. My granddaughter and her partner in Holland paid 3000€ recently for a Cockapoodle, he has problems with allergies. Seems to be ok with the dog. My stepdaughter and husband in Dorchester got one 2 months ago, £ 2000 plus I believe. Ridiculous money for what they are. Nice dogs by all accounts but seems a fashionable fad.
  12. They were originally bred as carriage dogs, Andrew. They would run alongside.
  13. Sorry to hear that sad news. Decent age though with obviously a great life with you.
  14. Otterburn, the Gateway to Hell! I drove a 2 series long wheel base from Bovington to Otterburn with a horsebox, 13 and a half hours.
  15. Coldstreamer? I assumed that as you previously mentioned your o/c was Richard Drax. Plus Wellington Barracks.
  16. Exactly! You didn't read it through!
  17. A fat bird skating? I must watch out for that! It sounds very tasteful to me.
  18. Wisteria hammered with a hard frost 10 days ago. Bottom photo was taken 2 years ago, heartbreaking really but already showing signs or regrowth. Saw first swallow yesterday, heard cuckoo 2 days ago and hoopoe a week ago but no sighting yet.

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