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john stones 126/10/2017 17:57:34
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Been cutting logs for a mates wood burner today, I love using chainsaws, big industrial mowers, stone cutters, concrete breakers, rotovators, tractors, what makes you say "ooh giz a go" ?

DaveyP26/10/2017 18:05:29
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A large Harley Davidson....

Don Fry26/10/2017 18:22:12
4387 forum posts
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A moter bike wot corners.

Gary Manuel26/10/2017 18:24:51
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1515 photos

Hired a digger once.

That was fun.

McG 696926/10/2017 18:31:44
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... a Bobcat as a starter, followed by a 28 Ton JCB... youpie-yeahhh...

Ron Gray26/10/2017 18:32:38
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394 photos

Tree stump grinder - awesome!

Former Member26/10/2017 19:48:10
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Don Fry26/10/2017 20:12:15
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When I was a boy, I worked at a steel plant, recovery driver.Three wagons I remember.

A truck, you climbed a long ladder to the cab, no sinc on the box, power assisted clutch. Total bitch to drive.

A tracked coke pusher, the blade was about 5 meters by three. I hit a car in that one day. Because the throttle was a torque converter, I realised I had collected a load by a faint increase in engine noise, and it climbed slightly. The bloke in the Ford Capri looked worried as that was the bit where I had crushed is moter into the floor, and was climbing over his windscreen.

But, the dream machine, a scaper. It had a hopper in the middle, a blade, and you drove over material, and scraped it into the hopper, 50, 80 tons a scrape. About a hundred feet long, huge Rolls Royce motor at the front, and another at the back. Air con, torque converter throttle. Comfort.

Nev26/10/2017 20:14:01
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Big teleported forklift, haven’t done it for a lot of years but used to love driving them things.


Nev26/10/2017 20:28:14
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In a workshop mind it would be a lathe. Might seem seem strange for this forum but I’m much better at working in metal than wood.

Plummet26/10/2017 22:45:30
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Wood-turning lathe skew chisel.

If you get it right the chisel produces a finish that would just be wrong to try to enhance by sandpaper. Just needs wax finish.

If you get it wrong you get a 'dig' and you start again.


john stones 126/10/2017 22:53:48
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Potters wheels are good fun, gotta be good at it to urn a living though. wink

Gary Manuel26/10/2017 23:57:52
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Posted by john stones 1 on 26/10/2017 22:53:48:

Potters wheels are good fun, gotta be good at it to urn a living though. wink

Do they come with a free Demi Moore?


Edited By Gary Manuel on 27/10/2017 00:05:07

Broken Prop27/10/2017 09:16:36
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Caterham 7. Best fun you can have outside of a bed...... wink

Flyer27/10/2017 09:19:58
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The 'Mark 1 eyeball'. Without it we'd be lost !


Bob Cotsford27/10/2017 10:08:31
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Posted by DaveyP on 26/10/2017 18:05:29:

A large Harley Davidson....

Posted by Don Fry on 26/10/2017 18:22:12:

A motor bike wot corners.

Love it face 1

ken anderson.27/10/2017 10:19:49
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one of my favourites at work was the 5 ton mini digger...... and the grundomat...wonderful labour saving tools...

ken Anderson... dept.

John Timmis27/10/2017 10:22:33
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Winch launching gliders. Lots of power under your thumb. 8 litre chevy engine, 400hp, 0-60 in 3 sec. Great.

Robin Colbourne27/10/2017 21:38:02
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Posted by John Timmis on 27/10/2017 10:22:33:

Winch launching gliders. Lots of power under your thumb. 8 litre chevy engine, 400hp, 0-60 in 3 sec. Great.

Especially when, having misheard the radio, instead of a big, heavy, fibreglass two seater rising before one's eyes, a lightweight wood and fabric glider rockets skywards, having gone from 0 to lots and lots in a blink of an eye... surprise

Been on the receiving end of that too!

Martian28/10/2017 10:54:25
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Chainsaw every time ,I used to own a Makita 18inch many a poorly tree succumbed to it's finely honed blade the smell of 2 stroke and wood chips ah such memories

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