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Post 1

IctoanAWEWawi

It finally happened.
I always knew it would, I remember my Grandfather saying they always did, in the end.
And the worst of it is that I don't think you can get the ones with the orange flanges anymore.
Or the brass handles. Don't think I could live with one without brass handles smiley - sadface
I tried to make it better with some 2x4 and clout nails, but it isn't the same somehow.

What shall I do? What did you do when it happened?


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Post 2

lil ~ Auntie Giggles with added login ~ returned

Wouldn't be so bad if I knew what you were talking about, dear smiley - smooch


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Post 3

swl

OK, I'll bite too.

When it happened to me, I stopped doing it and got spectacles.smiley - smiley


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Post 4

IctoanAWEWawi

You got the specs attachment? Didn't think they still made that one.
Or do you have the tartan underlay version?


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Post 5

swl

smiley - ermyes!


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Post 6

You can call me TC - so relieved the site is back up again

I got the ladies' version. Much lighter and prettier colours.

Mind you, it didn't help much.


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Post 7

Brown Eyed Girl

Obviously the clout nails wouldn't help, i tried that but it ended up ruining it. Picked up one with brass handles at a car boot though, which was better than the original.

I find the mens versions sturdier than the ladies' version.


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Post 8

You can call me TC - so relieved the site is back up again

I was toying with idea of one of those for my husband's birthday. But I couldn't find a decent one here in Germany. The German version is clout nail resistant. They're no fun at all.


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Post 9

Icy North

I got one for my birthday. Harris tweed too!


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Post 10

swl

The one I inherited from my grandad outlasted the one my wife got me. You can't beat those old-time flange making skills, (but it was a bit mildewedsmiley - winkeye)


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Post 11

Tabitca

its the elbow grease that makes them work bettersmiley - erm
painted mine yellow and blacksmiley - silly


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Post 12

IctoanAWEWawi

ah, elbow grease you say?
I'll have to try some of that.

I'm surprised at the ladies version being less sturdy, I've heard they get much more use. But then they do have the extra dials on them, so I guess that evens out.


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Post 13

Tabitca

the flange sprocket is loose on minesmiley - yikes any tips?


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Post 14

IctoanAWEWawi

see? I said they all do that eventually. We never listen though do we?

You could try soaking it for an hour in 10w40 motor oil (pref. used) but I think that's more a fix for off-colour thumb plates.


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Post 15

Tabitca

i'll bash it with a spanner and see what happens


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Post 16

tyla

I find a bit of WD40 greatly inproves the performance of the thingumees.
And obviously purple and green is the traditional colour-scheme. Don't you people know anything?


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Post 17

IctoanAWEWawi

Ah but where do you put the can of WD40?
I tried the main belt receptacle and it really didn't seem to help.

"i'll bash it with a spanner and see what happens"
Really?
That must mean you're..., no, wait, really? With a spanner?
You must be one of the..., ah - no, you're not allowed to say are you?
Hmm. Tell me, do you have any spare left-handled flying spiggots?


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Post 18

Tabitca

i may be able to put my hands on somesmiley - winkeye


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Post 19

Icy North

HEY! Keep your hands to yourself!


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Post 20

swl

*wanders in*

Anyone seen my spiggots? I thought I put them down just here.

*shrugs*

never mind

*wanders out*


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