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Sharkstar

Member since Oct 2007 • Last active Oct 2019

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    As Sam said, Recip saw is the way to go. Screwfix do an own brand one for cheap, and you probably don't need a good one.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    In case anyone is wondering what state it’s in.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    A long-term user's observation about the Kryptonite M18 New York Lock. I've had mine for about 7 years now. I lock my bike outside at work and leave the lock in situ, so it's spent most of that time outdoors. It's still as secure as ever, but it's gone through about 3 or 4 maintenance overhauls where I have had to remove a ton of rust each time. The main locking mechanism is a steel cylinder in a steel sleeve, and water gets between the two and does its evil work there. The mechanism itself doesn't seem to be affected. I've just completed another overhaul and am about to re-assemble and regrease. I was wondering if anyone with the Abus Granit Extreme, which I am likely to upgrade to at some point, has similar rust issues.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    These guys have some great chest hardware - have you ordered from them before?

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    Interesting, I've never used Tung Oil but, reading up on it, I wonder how I've missed it before. I'll give some a try on a scrap piece and see what it looks like - thanks!

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Yes, the consequences of the lid falling on your fingers don’t bear thinking about. If I can find one in brass I might fit something like that.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    The question I was trying to answer with this project was: is it possible to build an oak box using only nuts and bolts? The answer, it turns out, is yes. There is a special place in Hell for whoever invented cross-dowel joints, strong as they are. Still a bit of finishing to do. Suggestions as to which varnish to use are welcome. I am thinking of using Osmo Oil at the moment but open to suggestions.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I have nearly full pots of Dulux Weathershield brilliant white gloss and undercoat (solvent based) going free to a good home. I also have a bit of the primer / preservative that makes up their three part system. PM me if you want it.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Ryanair in Italy spell it out more clearly

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