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  1. DCS900

    DCS900 Careful, man! There’s a beverage here!
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    I’ve got it, I totally know what it is… I don’t know why I never thought of it sooner, blumming obvious when you think about it!!!

    It’s the arc of the covenant!!!

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  2. Adie P

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    Does the mystery box happen to contain three locks?

     
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  3. Adie P

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    On a, perhaps, slightly more serious guessing note, how about some workshop flooring mats/tiles?
     
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  4. Iron

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    I honestly thought, by now, someone was going to guess correctly. But unlike that French crackpot Nostradamus I've been wrong.

    Absolutely the bestest guess ever but not the Arc :laughing:
    No locks at all on this box, sorry :(
    And, no, unlucky, but good guess, not flooring :relieved:

    There can't be much left now, think of all the guesses and whatever is left it must be. Didn't Sherlock say that? :D
     
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  5. DCS900

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    You’ve got Occam’s Razor in there???
     
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  6. Vulpes

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    You got Schroedinger's cat in the crate?
     
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    Using the law of parsimony, I deduct you ordered a splendid something, the crate arrived… sans the desired item. The prize is just the box???
     
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  8. Iron

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    I still didn't know what that meant even when I looked it up (you clever fucker you). Until I saw "the simplest explanation is usually the best one." Which I thought I understood but then didn't when I thought about it. Jeez, I think I'll go have a lie down.....:dizzy:
     
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  9. Iron

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    I wouldn't be able to get our cat in it, let alone Schrodingleberry's - I don't even know where he lives :confused:
     
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  10. Iron

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    "the scientific principle that things are usually connected or behave in the simplest or most economical way, especially with reference to alternative evolutionary pathways."

    What? What? I need another lie down. :) Nope it's not the box. Cor I hope you win it, you deserve to with all your, your,....... bloody cleverness you :p
     
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  11. Iron

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    This is what I had lurking in the garage, it looks all gooey but it's solid.

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    Cor, it took some removing from the frame. I thought I was going to break it but found that a chisel and hammer was the best route:

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    Of course everything needed a clean up. The resin had dissolved the duck tape adhesive which all had to be cleaned off with solvent. The lacquer thinners made short work of that. Cellulose thinners was just as good but I don't use that anymore as I'd be dizzy after using it to spray with.
    Disc cutter zoomed around the edges to clean the glass fibre up a bit. I kept away from cutting too small as I'll do that when it's back on the frame.

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  12. darkman

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    Looks like a nice bit of Salmon to me :) think i need some glasses lol.
     
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  13. Iron

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    Yes, I may be putting in slightly too much hardener but I didn't want to wait for 3 weeks for it to go off while it's cold.
     
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  14. darkman

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    Colour looks good :) Take it indoors.
     
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  15. Iron

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    Drill through frame and seat base for bolts. But as the bolts will be splayed front to back due to the angle of the frame I drilled the holes larger to give some wiggle room to get them out again.

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    Then the messy bit again and try to get the blimmin gloves on

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    Go over all the bolt heads with a load more glass fibre and strengthen up some of the thinner vertical patches:

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    And drink several cups of tea while it hardens.
     
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  16. Iron

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    Blimey it'd be leaving via the window, with me alongside of it, once the Admin Staff got a whiff.
     
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  17. Iron

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    Lever the thing off again cause, of course, it'd stuck back to the frame again. Trim down the overly long bolts.

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    Go around the edge with a flap disc on the grinder. And whack it into place.......aha, quite pleased with that :cool:........Over....

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    Even if you knew where he lived you wouldn't know what time he'd be home.

    (Never miss an opportunity for a quantum physics joke, I say. :cool:)
     
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  20. Iron

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    I really didn't know what I was going to do today to get the seat put together. I've never tried this before and had always relied on buying something from some custom shop as it's waaaaaay out of my comfort zone of doing things up with spanners.

    So, I farted around cutting up bits of foam and trying to make something to resemble a seat. I know that if the seat looks wrong it buggers up the whole look so was getting resigned to finding something for sale. Then, bless her little cotton socks, the Admin Staff arrived, like the cavalry over the hill, with her stapler. Here it is bolted to the made up frame (that I now need to weld up properly)

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    Look at what she did - ha :D

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