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  1. johnbaz

    Airguns (Hope it's not taboo)??

    Hi all I've collected airguns for quite a few years now although i've not shot any in ages apart from the odd pellet down the back garden when I acquire a new one to ensure it works correctly! (I only shoot card targets too!). Anyhow, This VMach HW97 was my latest long addition, It came in a...
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    A couple from the bootsale!

    Hi all I've not been on here in ages due to my computer going bang and losing all my favourites!! Anyhow, In between having knee replacements i've still been managing to call around the bootsales hunting for sharp and shiney stuff!! Also found materials too! I bought this Mammoth...
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    Bulova watches..

    Hi all I recently traded a coyuple of my vintage Seiko watches for a couple big Bulova watches, I let a 6139 'White Helmet' mechanical chronograph and a Seiko Wolrd time go in trade and am as happy as Larry!! 300 metres rated Precisionist, The second hand has a continuous sweep like the old...
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    Anyone been on British Blades recently?

    Hi all Just clicked on British blades and got a message saying it had been hacked :( Anyone else get this too? John..
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    Done a knife up from the bootsale this morning!!

    Hi all I bought this poor thing from a local bootsale this morning for 'Arf a quid!! ;) I hammered the burr back down rather than just grinding it back but it left a slightly visible line when i'd finished! :aargh4: No idea what the timber was that I used for the scales but it had some...
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    Bought another lathe!!

    Hi all I bought another lathe today, Allbeit a micro lathe! It's a Unimat ML1, It can be tuned in to a mill, drill and other things too!! I just have to get my shed erected now so that I can get the toys setup to maake some knives/sticks :bigok: By the way, This is lathe number seven...
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    Browbn sauce etching on a blade!!

    Hi all I recall polishing the blade on this little CK bowie knife then using it to scoff my brekkie at work as the plastic knife that came with the full English snapped!! When I got it out to wash it at home it had stained it, I thought i'd have another go at some better definition (Didn't...
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    British Blades down!!

    Hi all Anyone know what's happening with BB?? Not been able to get on in days!! :p Cheers, john :)
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    Sharps from the bootsale!!

    Hi all Went around three bootsales this morning and only got anything at the last one!! (Chesterfield) I scored these four knives very cheaply, going to have to start making some sheathes for them soon!! Top one has Water Buffalo horn, the chap said it was a Commando knife blade that was...
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    Had a great day at the Bootsale yesterday!!

    Hi all some of the stuff I found at my local bootsale :bigok: Gorgeous Vintage Les Paul style guitar- cleaned up lovely and plays dead creamy :cool: Bargain at £15!! :Wow: BSA Scorpion in .22.... Nice Armani watch, fantastic quality case/bracelet ;) Needs a clean and a battery, a 616...
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    10mm ball ammo mould wanted..

    Hi if anyone has a mould for making catty ammo of around 8/10mm that they're not using, let me know what sort of stuff you would be interested in trading please :thankyou: I have various pocketknives, watches and other bits for trade.. Cheers, John :)
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    Best place for Paracord please?

    Hi all I have a fair few air rifles and recently (Back end of last year) saw a fantastic paracord sling on one!! I think they would have been a tad expensive to buy as I want around a dozen!! :o so I had the thought of 'having a bash' myself but have no idea where to buy paracord from...
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    A Bit of diy on an old BSA Airsporter!!

    Hi all I had an old BSA Airsporter given to me by a nice chap at the bottom of the country wasn't going to use any more... Two days later Parcelforce knocked on the door with a package for me!! The poor gun looked as though it had been left propped up against a barn twenty years ago and...
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    'Sirram, The Wasp'! anyone heard of these meths kettles??

    Hi all Went to the local bootsale this morning, it was hectic!! I bought this little (13/4 pint) kettle and meths burner and wondered if anyone on here had heard of them before?? It seems to be made of tinned steel (much like a baked bean can :o ) I can't seem to find out anything about...
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    BUK Sak, how old wouldit be please??

    Hi all A couple of years ago I bought a small SAK, not sure of the model but it looks like it came from the Bushcraft UK site (Merchandise??).. EDIT- Forgot to say it came from a local carboot sale.. Can anyone say when these were available to buy??, are they still for sale?? A pic... I...
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    How NOT to change a battery/cell in your watch!!!

    Hi all Here's a mil style watch that I bought a few years ago second hand but in 'as new' condition (unworn), I paid around £25 for it and have already changed the cell at least once with nothing untowards or memorable going wrong.. I was doing a cell change tonight when it went...
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    Duck!!!!!

    Hi all Just had this feller/lady drop in on us!! She had loads of water and we threw wet bread up on to the garage which wasn't eaten! We were worried that the foxes would have her if she came off the garage as there's loads around here.. Eventually she went on her way, I think she was...
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    Another li'l axe...

    From the bootsale yesterday.... It's (i think) a Spear and Jackson #1.. I've given it a clean with one of those emery wheels that have the scotchbrite between... My (small) collection of hand axes.. Left to Right.. US plumbs 1942/ S&J #1/ Swift/ unknown#1 John:)
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    Strange magnifying torch.....

    Could this be for reading maps?? I had forgotten about this and just came across whilst rummaging about in a box full of rammel:o I put two D-cells in and Presto!!!- nothing:( After cleaning the contacts, it fired into lifegoodjob The torch is turned on by screwing the base, it has a...
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    Another find at t'bootsale...

    Hi all I p[icked tis Rodgers folder up this morning, in need of a tarting up i set about it with fine wet & dry abrasive paper then dragged the buffing machine out of the garage to polish it a little (haven't got room to use it in the garage:o ) As i bought it.. After...