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?
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.
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)
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.Hello
What is the difference between SA germolene and that in uk please?