Keith_Beef

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  • Keith_Beef

    Replied to the thread Info Knife Set.
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    (Quote from tanstaafl)

    I hadn't looked at the link...

    I've used loads of Morphy Richards branded small kitchen appliances over the years, and recently bought a 6.5Litre capacity slow cooker that works well.

    But kitchen knives from that brand are almost
  • Keith_Beef

    Replied to the thread Info Knife Set.
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    No.

    Put your table knives, your forks and spoons, your plates and dishes in the machine, and wash your kitchen knives at the sink before you sit down to eat.
  • Keith_Beef

    Replied to the thread Ultimate KaBar USMC.
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    (Quote from Topheronetwoo)

    I bet there's a true reason for it, too... At a guess, there's a screw of some kind that tightens up the pommel against the leather washer, that compresses it slightly so that it works like a spring washer, keeping the whole…
  • Keith_Beef

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    Have any of you read that article? It is sensationalism, knee-jerk reactionism, every bit as stupid as the legislation that it attempts to ridicule.

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    Bollocks.

    From my knife drawer, I would estimate that less than a third of them can be opened…
  • Keith_Beef

    Replied to the thread Basic tools for leather work.
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    Like I said, the descriptions are not always so clear... and the prices for 10m, 20m and so on are so expensive compared to a full spool.


    I've been looking today at a full spools, which vary in length depending on the thickness of thread. Loads of…
  • Keith_Beef

    Replied to the thread Basic tools for leather work.
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    (Quote from CragMasterCraig)

    I can't suggest a better supplier at this very moment.

    The description of threads for sale on ebay is not always very clear.

    The link Mike provided shows a spool that looks like it contains 500 metres of thread, but for…
  • Keith_Beef

    Replied to the thread Basic tools for leather work.
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    (Quote from mikehill)

    Two quid for the thread and a quid fifty for first class postage? Even with two "free" needles, that looks steep!
  • Keith_Beef

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    Maybe betel nut or tobacco knife?
  • Keith_Beef

    Replied to the thread Stacked leather handles..
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  • Keith_Beef

    Replied to the thread WAWAW..?.
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    I was back at my Mum's house over Christmas, and looking through a box of papers in what used to be my bedroom I found the program for an under-23s match between England and Poland played at Hillsborough in 1958 with that old logo...
  • Keith_Beef

    Replied to the thread Deer Stalking Belts.
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    What makes it specifically a "deer stalking belt"?

    Is it the double pronged buckle? The fact that the fixed keeper is brass?
  • Keith_Beef

    Replied to the thread WAWAW..?.
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    Even better for having the proper Owl. In 1996 the team re-adopted the crest that had been in use from 1956 to 1973. It just looks nasty, to me, imitation olde-fashionede.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheffield_Wednesday_F.C.#Crest
  • What's in dubbin?

    And what do you think of the other ideas in that thread on Horse and Hound?
  • (Quote from Ian Atkinson)

    I'm also a Yorkshireman, and always on the lookout for a bargain. That's why I always bought my ski gear in the summer.


    These boots weren't exactly free, but at €60 instead of €550 they were bloody close! And 44 really is…
  • (Quote from Ian Atkinson)

    Thanks for the advice. The boots are lined, and so far I've not seen any oil leeching through and onto my clothes. I'll leave off the neatsfoot oil, though. I have some other stuff to put on them, Paulin's black grease, I'll try…
  • A few months ago, I managed to get a pair of Soubirac riding boots at an almost unbelievably good price. They turned out to be a model that had been discontinued a couple of years ago, and were badly marked (one marked on the sole as being a size 45,…
  • Keith_Beef

    Replied to the thread Jeweller's saw.
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    (Quote from ps_bond)

    If, by adjustable, you mean that you can shorten the distance between the clamps that hold the blade, then I find that to be very useful, especially for a beginner.

    I used to break blades far too often, when starting out, and having…
  • Keith_Beef

    Liked ps_bond’s post in the thread Jeweller's saw.
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    The "rule" is to have a minimum of 3 teeth in the material, but it's worth remembering it's a minimum. Blades run 8 (coarsest) to 10/0 (hair fine, if you can find them); coarser blades are thicker and are more difficult to turn, so might be useful if…