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    Electro-plating....involves a bath of fluid,...

    Electro-plating....involves a bath of fluid, metal cathode, metal anode...I think it is the cathode that erodes away....or in this case the ferro....
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    Thanks for the electrolysis tip DuxDawg....I'm...

    Thanks for the electrolysis tip DuxDawg....I'm now wondering if a ferro being in contact with another metal e.g your knife, etc, in your rucksack could cause electrolysis if moisture from the...
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    I bought a ferro rod with terminal and piece of...

    I bought a ferro rod with terminal and piece of hacksaw blade, as mentioned, from a camping shop many years ago I don't know if it was hard/soft, but, it was in my rucksack top pocket for quite a...
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    Don't forget the berries or sloes make an...

    Don't forget the berries or sloes make an excellent liqueur...Sloe Gin....just in time for Christmas...I imagine eating the flowers would reduce production of berries....
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    A possible tip on cutting down sanding time is to...

    A possible tip on cutting down sanding time is to get hold of a small block plane and set it to a fine cut...use it to take the tool marks out where possible, it will speed up preparation for sanding...
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    I'd better not start talking about straight, flat...

    I'd better not start talking about straight, flat or square....especially with wood...it makes any engineer go cock-eyed...it did with me......
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    That's from working with close tolerances....the...

    That's from working with close tolerances....the first door I ever hung I tried to fit it to 0.005"...!
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    Lovely piece....you've maintained the symmetry...

    Lovely piece....you've maintained the symmetry well considering it's been done by hand...engineer's eye, perhaps....
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    Success....Well done....British Engineers shall...

    Success....Well done....British Engineers shall not be defeated....
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    You'll drill that hole one day, Dave....best of...

    You'll drill that hole one day, Dave....best of luck...
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    Just a another thought....you may have better joy...

    Just a another thought....you may have better joy with a flat bit and and electric drill....you just have to pay attention to the fact the drill can wander as it is cutting....
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    40mm dia. is also a hefty size that requires a...

    40mm dia. is also a hefty size that requires a lot of torque....
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    It's the major difference between cross grain and...

    It's the major difference between cross grain and end grain cutting within wood...it may be a case of having to peck drill your way in as opposed to just ploughing your way through, the end grain...
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    Have you tried relieving the wood chips every...

    Have you tried relieving the wood chips every couple of revs so the auger doesn't clog up in the hole ?
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    Give the local ship yard a knock....they might be...

    Give the local ship yard a knock....they might be able to do it....lol
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    I don't know the name of them, but, you could try...

    I don't know the name of them, but, you could try a Tap Wrench type thingy large enough to give you the turning torque required.....
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    In the North of England...Lunch is Dinner, Dinner...

    In the North of England...Lunch is Dinner, Dinner is Tea....and a breakfast of such calorific value is required to sustain life in the Northern Hemisphere where we don't get warm sunshine on tap....
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    Augers have been about long before the electric...

    Augers have been about long before the electric drill was invented, they are originally designed to be used with a Brace. The screw thread at the point/start pulls the cutting edge into the wood and...
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    Coffee was another substance that had a...

    Coffee was another substance that had a detrimental effect on indigenous people and practically turned Eskimos into drug addicts...they would hunt for skins and be desperately waiting for the trading...
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    What does 'limited natural resources and off the grid' mean exactly..?
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    Just a layman's question....What is creating the...

    Just a layman's question....What is creating the sparks you mentioned as it rolled down the scree ?....My impression of flint and steel action is tiny pieces of high carbon steel rapidly heating up...
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    Well said David...their immune system alone may...

    Well said David...their immune system alone may not be able to handle 21st century disease or infection, potentially, making a common cold lethal to them....
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    A Joe 90 gun (with silencer) would be better....

    A Joe 90 gun (with silencer) would be better....
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    Try savoy cabbage or if you can get hold of...

    Try savoy cabbage or if you can get hold of Chinese cabbage leaf or pak choi in the supermarket put that in the chicken noodle...it gives a bit of crunch...
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    Video document the damage done...a picture is a...

    Video document the damage done...a picture is a thousand words...a video is even more....
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