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    Quote Originally Posted by seadog1408 View Post
    I spent the morning teaching gun safety to my friends 8 yr old son , he learnt quickly and had some great shots at 6yrds with a HW45.

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    A very good idea IMO. Also takes away the 'play' ideas with guns if they come across them later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by triumph coupe View Post
    Nice little project this weekend, and one Iíve been meaning to do for a while.

    Rebuild and refurbish the leaking brake master cylinder on the Triumph.

    Removed from car, dismantled, cleaned, new rubber seals and rebuilt. Put back in car.

    Just need to bleed the brakes, but Iíll do that another day.








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    Sold a fair few of those in the past! The good (bad?) old days of Lockheed and Girling hydraulics and lighting by Joe Lucas 'Prince of Darkness'!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkpw View Post
    The hour change, together with the arrival of colder weather meant that I dug out my ancient plug timer, to set my hall light to come on when it gets dark. You know, one of these horrible things, which are a pain to set or change as the hours of daylight shorten.



    I had a look on-line and while not wanting to go the whole hog of Amazon Echo or Google Home, I found these "smart" plugs on Amazon at a tenner a pop.


    I downloaded the controller app (Smart Life) to my phone and tablet and set them up on my wifi network. It only took about 15 minutes to get them connected and scheduled. I can now remotely control my lights and heating from anywhere. They can also be programmed for sunrise/sunset and temperature changes outside based on location. Some more playing experimenting is required but I've been impressed with them so far.

    Thanks for this, I've been getting fed up with a few noisy mechanical timers and these are just the job. Likewise I don't want a fully smart home but these are very handy. One thing I found on an Amazon review worth mentioning is that when trying to connect to the smart plug make sure the appliance isn't plugged in as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Man of Kent View Post
    Installation of a couple of security cameras at home. Lovely little weekend project.
    I was doing a survey in a school yesterday and got chatting to some guys putting security throughout the school and they recommended the Hikvision system. I went shopping straight after!
    Just a quick observation if I may. It may be a good set up for a school which has a secure room to store DVR but not much use apart of being a deterrence for the home security system unless you complement it by UPS and it allows you to store triggered footage in a 'cloud' for obvious reasons.
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    Row of sycamore figs in my back garden needed a 'haircut' for the winter. They provide tons of shadow on the patio in the summer, but when they start dropping their leaves... So I always try to be ahead of the moment. Always a monumental task. Those leaves contain some sort of dust that make me feel like I have severe cold! Out came the facemask to protect my nose and mouth! 👍 Lots of afternoon sun now on the patio and in the dining room!



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    A job that should be simple but one that I spend an inordinate amount of time checking and double-checking...




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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    A job that should be simple but one that I spend an inordinate amount of time checking and double-checking...




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    Quote Originally Posted by VDG View Post
    Just a quick observation if I may. It may be a good set up for a school which has a secure room to store DVR but not much use apart of being a deterrence for the home security system unless you compliment it by UPS and it allows you to store triggered footage in a 'cloud' for obvious reasons.
    More deterrent than anything. It would be good to find out how to store the footage on-cloud though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Man of Kent View Post
    More deterrent than anything. It would be good to find out how to store the footage on-cloud though.
    Have a look at this tutorial https://youtu.be/VrYW5ENCc3o Mind you, I could not find any price plan for cloud storage on Hikvision w/s so I am guessing they allow customers to use third party solutions like Google+, Amazon etc. Perhaps it's worth to give their tech support a call to find out.
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    It was a very small project, and completed over the past week or so, but Iím pleased with it.

    Cast iron Spongs Bean Slicer in need of a spruce up.



    So off to the workshop for a shot blast



    Few coats of enamel in traditional Brunswick Green



    Blades sharpened and the detail lettering highlighted and itís as good as new




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    Iíve got a few left to hang but itís gone quite well so far. I found the beams for two and the plaster fixing worked for the other

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodder View Post
    Iíve got a few left to hang but itís gone quite well so far. I found the beams for two and the plaster fixing worked for the other
    Looking good, my wife has asked for something similar in the bathroom.

    Just one question, they aren't going to interfere with your motion sensor?

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    I've been looking for something to do over the winter to get me out of the house so have built myself a sturdy wood store down the side path. Fully ventilated with a galvanized steel mesh interior frame for strength and a sloping roof. I've spent this weekend cutting up dried logs and then splitting them with an axe. It's now full and ready for the harsh winter weather / Brexit / zombie apocalypse (delete as applicable).

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    After last weekend's wood store, I fancied doing something indoors (or at least under cover) so I cleared an area of the garage and made a small work area. A fairly quick job but self satisfying. Now all I need is a heater...

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    The wifeís coat hanger storage thingamajig gave up so got some sturdy cup hooks from ebay, scavenged the shaft from a worn out patio brush, a length of garden cane and a few dabs of epoxy . . .


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    A quick build using spare bits of timber to get the bike up out of the kids way.

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    Needed another shed to work on bikes so picked one up from tiger sheds and kitted out the inside a few weeks ago.

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    An hour produced the following.... my wife is trying to reduce plastic waste so showed an interest in my DE razor (another little hobby of mine is proper wet shaving).

    So I made a nice little leather case for a nice Edwin Jagger DE razor of her own with a girly pink handle. I personalised the case for her with a Scotty dog (sheís Scottish and I nickname her Scotty )

    Pleased with the outcome, but now I want one for my own travel razor... thatís another project for another day.


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    Quote Originally Posted by triumph coupe View Post
    An hour produced the following.... my wife is trying to reduce plastic waste so showed an interest in my DE razor (another little hobby of mine is proper wet shaving).

    So I made a nice little leather case for a nice Edwin Jagger DE razor of her own with a girly pink handle. I personalised the case for her with a Scotty dog (sheís Scottish and I nickname her Scotty )

    Pleased with the outcome, but now I want one for my own travel razor... thatís another project for another day.


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    I removed all the ďluxuryĒ wood trim from my Jeep, wrapped it in something less offensive and refitted it. Not too bad for seven quids worth of vinyl. Just the gear knob to finish.





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