What did you buy today?

Alan 13~7

Settler
Oct 2, 2014
572
2
Prestwick, Scotland
From the bay of evil, A Cree TTS Conversion for 2D Cell Torch to replace the old incandescent bulb on my Linpac British Army Angled Head Torch. (£11.95 inc. P&P)

Works a treat blindingly bright, well worth the effort!
 

clydeman

Full Member
Aug 9, 2017
21
11
Glasgow
:)Great wee Chinese cook kit...esbit stove with eight fire cubes and two mess tins....was £7.00.....sale 10 pence ,yes 10 pence...and a whistling camp kettle for stealth camping:p....10 pence...would have got more but as usual could not for greedy folk with trollies stacked high:dunno:...all from my local b&m
 

chas brookes

Full Member
Jun 20, 2006
1,268
105
west sussex
All things Tilley can be found here
http://www.base-camp.co.uk/tilley.html
The only thing missing in our local antique / junk shop is a cardboard cut-out of Aunty Wainwright. Nearly got out relatively unscathed today with an 'Ever Ready' all rubber torch (my brother had one as a kid and never let me play with it) but caught a whiff of Paraffin...

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Can anybody recommend a good source for Tilley mantles?
 

cbrdave

Nomad
Dec 2, 2011
418
16
South East Kent.
Got this today
My sister started work at a new diy store Bunnings, didn't rate the so called warehouse prices but found the 550w aeg grinder for £99, managed to get a discount on there staff family and friends day, £75, starts up and runs really fast and quiet, has lights built in to the shrouds and has an extended 6 year warrentee when registered on online.
Will make some modifications to it fo my needs, got my old one next to it for comparison.
 

Trotsky

Full Member
Got this today
My sister started work at a new diy store Bunnings, didn't rate the so called warehouse prices but found the 550w aeg grinder for £99, managed to get a discount on there staff family and friends day, £75, starts up and runs really fast and quiet, has lights built in to the shrouds and has an extended 6 year warrentee when registered on online.
Will make some modifications to it fo my needs, got my old one next to it for comparison.
Stick some new cooler cutting wheels on it and you're well away.
 

Trotsky

Full Member
Thanks Trotsky, could you explain a bit more on cooler cutting wheels please.
Those grey wheels that come on grinders from factory produce a ton of heat when they cut. Not a problem if you're just shaping steel ready to weld up or something. If you're wanting to sharpen something an not ruin the temper or simply get a better finish faster then you need better wheels. There's a variety out there, Red, White and Blue (there's diamond too but forget those unless you got 6 numbers on saturday!) The blue wheels are the best but are more costly, red are the cheaper end with white in the middle ground. I'm told the blue wheels are favoured by some wood workers for sharpening chisels.
This might be helpful: http://www.peterchild.co.uk/grind/grindingwheel.htm

(not affiliated, just googled and found that)
 

cbrdave

Nomad
Dec 2, 2011
418
16
South East Kent.
Those grey wheels that come on grinders from factory produce a ton of heat when they cut. Not a problem if you're just shaping steel ready to weld up or something. If you're wanting to sharpen something an not ruin the temper or simply get a better finish faster then you need better wheels. There's a variety out there, Red, White and Blue (there's diamond too but forget those unless you got 6 numbers on saturday!) The blue wheels are the best but are more costly, red are the cheaper end with white in the middle ground. I'm told the blue wheels are favoured by some wood workers for sharpening chisels.
This might be helpful: http://www.peterchild.co.uk/grind/grindingwheel.htm

(not affiliated, just googled and found that)
Thanks for that bud, will get a blue and a white I think.
 

bob_the_baker

Full Member
May 22, 2012
484
39
Swansea
Hello
What is the difference between SA germolene and that in uk please?
In the UK they stopped selling the ointment about 4 years ago, you can now only get the slimy white stuff. The ointment is sticky, oily, pink, smells great and contains zinc oxide. It's the best treatment for chapped fingers I've ever come across.
 

leaky5

Maker Plus
Jul 8, 2014
752
49
Basildon
I picked up a Fjallraven Telemark jacket with a broken zip from Ebay for £45, another fiver for a zip and I should be good to go.
Apart from the zip it almost looks unworn.