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Ok so what are these?

10/05/2007 5:12 AM

Just pulled these two out of my shed.... hope you can see 'em ok.

(Hendrick has promised me a GOOZ card to give the first right answer)

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Re: Ok so what are these?

10/05/2007 5:18 AM

Look like parts of a deck chair? Whats a GOOZ? Regards JD.

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10/05/2007 5:22 AM

(You musn't admit to not knowing what a GOOZ card is.... sshhhh. )

Not a deck chair.

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10/05/2007 6:30 AM

Meow, do you know? The hinge on the end of the ratchet is strange, thats got me thinking? JD.

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10/05/2007 6:01 AM

The bottom one is a metric thrubble splunger and the top one is a left-handed congeminating sproggle.

No?

Oh, well.

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10/06/2007 1:33 AM

No, you're looking at it from the wrong side - its really a right handed congeminating sproggle!

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10/08/2007 11:12 AM

Well, if it's right-handed then it's definitely metric, not imperial.

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10/08/2007 12:30 PM

What is congeminating sproggle.

I can't even spell as the pronouncing is out of question.

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10/09/2007 6:36 AM

It's a nonsense phrase, said as a joke. The original writer is showing that although he doesn't know what the correct answer is, he does have a sense of humour (albeit an engineer's one ). The response shows that PWSlack has a) understood the joke and b) approves of it. The unpronounceability is a required feature in this case. Please don't try googling these words.

And now that I've removed all humour from this twist of the thread, I shall go for a lie down.

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10/09/2007 7:37 AM

"Forgive me for I have sinned....." Anon.

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10/09/2007 8:07 AM

You can tell me the details, my son. Be ye not afraid.

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10/09/2007 9:54 AM

Well, point that longbow the other way, then.

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10/05/2007 6:53 AM

You may have 2 Zim dozen Gooz cards.

(Zim dozen (11) opposite of a bakers dozen (13))

May I have 2 guesses?

Prehistoric people marked special occasions with notches on a piece of wood. (like headache free night)

(1) Top one is the markings of some significant occasions.

Bottom one - Huge occasion.

(2) Parts of a broken wooden ironing board.

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10/05/2007 7:49 AM

part of a bow makers shaping jig? or maybe a curiosity amplifier...

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10/05/2007 3:41 PM

Yes they are both to do with bow making...

I'll post a pic of the top one in use tomorrow... or today deppending on your Longitude!

Can anyone be more specific?

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10/06/2007 1:36 AM

Is your avatar a Buell?

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errm..

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OH! It's a fix-it-mobile!!!

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It's designed so that you can light a cigarette hands free - just lean it over enough.

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Ducati 620 Monster, It is my newest ride ('cept mines a M Dark)

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10/09/2007 9:53 AM

<...a curiosity amplifier...>

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10/05/2007 7:50 AM

Knowing Del's crossbow and longbow experience....

I would have to guess that they are either parts of a crossbow or parts that are used in the making of one...?

John Psss what is a Gizzoo ??

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The top one is a medieval hacksaw blade

The bottom a femur bone from Del's missing wife

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The bottom a femur bone from Del's missing wife!!!!!!!!

How dare you!???

I ate every last scrap!

(Just for the record.... just 1 Mrs Cat... we're still going strong after 35yrs!)

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You liked that did ya ?

Plenty biting wit where that came from

whats good for the cat

is good for the gander

isn't that how it went ?

How about those Sox !!!!!

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"It looks like we got an eater"

"What?! My mother?!"

"Well with some onions, shallots and potateos. Yum, yum."

"But it my mother!"

"Well, tell you what, afterwards we can dig a hole and you can thow up in it if you feel guilty."

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Bless your heart, you kids. Enjoy the prime of your lives.

I wish you to be together after 53 and 63 if you like.

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10/05/2007 1:10 PM

I'll go with you on that one!

The bottom one is a mould form for steam bending the bow part, using the nails to tie the wood down to the mould!

the top one is a two handed back scratcher! for those awkward places!

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10/05/2007 3:47 PM

Yup...

Spot on.. for the bottom one!

Mold for laying up laminated composite cross-bow bow,

Glass fibre, rock maple, glass fibre...glue between the laminations of course.

1" wide strips of rubber cut from old car inner tubes are then zig zaged over the laminations and around the nails.... gives you forearms like Popeye !

I'm surprised ER hasn't clocked the top one..... maybe she's out shooting those flying pigs still?

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10/06/2007 4:47 AM

Hi Del, Is the top one a lever to pull back the bow-string? Spencer.

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Hi,

Close.... see #34 !

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10/07/2007 4:02 PM

Oh Del, you know I don't come in at the weekend....

Drooling over the longbow...

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I'm a bit peeeved I didn't get a kudo for my reply! Maybe if I was a little more agressive in my replys it would help!

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Give me my kudos you tight wad!

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OK OK, I feel better now, but I still want one!!

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Muchos kudos senõr !

I thought I'd sort of acknowledged both the good answers in close proximity.

I'll slide you a GOOZ card under the table when no one's looking .

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Oooooh, you are a oneer arn't ya!

Quick, no ones looking!

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10/05/2007 8:21 AM

It's early in the morning, and I just noticed that I'm not very clever at this hour. The lower piece looks a little like a push stick for a table saw, but the upper piece has me puzzled. It's not used in some kind of kinky sex ritual, is it?

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I would have to agree with the lawn chair parts, they look like linkage for a manual recliner.

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10/05/2007 8:41 AM

I'm thinking they might be parts of a crude jack? But why build a jack out of wood?

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yes yes, thats it.

it came from Fred Flintstones car trunk

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Hellcat,

H-D should give Eric some of those Porsche V-Twins to put in his wonderful creations. The fact that this has not been done yet just re-enforces my view that H-D Corporate Wienies are totally out of touch with the world of motorcycling.

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Hmm, that gives me an idea, muahaha

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10/05/2007 8:53 AM

OK

How about something like a window rattler (ac unit) brace.

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10/05/2007 9:26 AM

Those are blades of grass...

I WIN !!!

I don't know what's on the grass, but I know grass when I see it... Fescue I believe..

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10/05/2007 11:17 AM

Oh man. I knew I had seen that before. But since we haven't had any rain this summer, I wasn't sure that it really was grass. My yard is just patches of dirt and weeds right now. But at least I don't have to mow very much.

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10/05/2007 9:31 AM

Looks like the mechanism to hold old fashioned double hung windows open in different positions.

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Looks like something that came out of Del's shed.

Oh wait, Del owns the thread!

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10/05/2007 11:05 AM

They do look somewhat like components fram an Adarondike chair. Height adjustment for the back rest.

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10/05/2007 12:37 PM

Small pieces of wood. One with nails pounded part way in, Nicely spaced I may add, and the other with notches cut into it.

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OOOh OOOh I think I know!!! Do you use these for torturing those little mice you catch?

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10/05/2007 3:35 PM

They are parts from a gate (i.e., baby gate) that spans a doorway or opening. The ratchet on top engages with the one end of the curved wooden spar on the bottom of the photo. The bottom spar and the top spar are mounted so the far ends pivot and the free end of the lower spar catches one of the teeth of the upper spar, which spreads the gate (two sliding halves of the gate itself) and forces the gates into the door jam.

Notice how the lower spar has a nice curve cut into it so that when the two pieces engage they lay flat.

So, the jack idea was not far off, because it compresses the two sides of the gate into the door jam.

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10/06/2007 12:02 AM

The top one is used to create bow strings of various length?

Or is it a jig for holding arrows while fletching?

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Nope...

But damn you Verm ... the fletching jig was going to be next ...

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10/06/2007 2:42 AM

You'll never con the Bank of England with them. (Good job Gordon flogged half the gold before they found out it wasn't pure, even he did sell when the price was low.)

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10/06/2007 2:48 AM

The point is how do I get away from bartering? I did a bunch of work for you, but you have nothing I want. But the guy down the road has a bunch of stuff I want.

So how can I exchange my work for you with the guy down the road... MONEY!!!

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10/06/2007 2:59 AM

The moral is ... only do work for attracive young ladies....

Ok 'moral' is maybe the wrong word...

(I'd better go and photo my mystery object......)

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10/06/2007 3:07 AM

If it was The Weimar Republic 1920s you might need a few wheelbarrows. Play safe and use custard, you can re-gurgitate small change.

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10/07/2007 4:05 PM

You swine Kris...couldn't you have found a similar link written in krect english? Interesting as that site is, it's driving me nuts with its lack of understanding of written English. It's right spoiling my Sunday night!

Edit: Ooops! Forgot to "open" Kris's post to hit return. Put it down to be totally disorientated by the terrible English in Kris's link!

PS: Please vote this off-topic...

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10/08/2007 2:12 AM

PMSL - I didn't read it ! It just contained mention of Tally-sticks for anyone who didn't know, cos I couldn't find a picture. I hadn't realized the added bonus'. I know what I'll do to make amends.....

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10/10/2007 5:22 AM

What??? Gordon a krook???? Never.

Where the .....'s my wallet?

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LOL. Dunno where this came from, but the idea has potential !

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10/06/2007 3:21 AM

It's a Tiller (no no not 'Atilla'.. he was a Hun)

It's for working on the bow limbs to adjusting them for an even bend as it is drawn back.

Here I've put my Yew Longbow on it, note the two colours of Yew wood, the creamy (almost custardy) sap wood on the 'back' is good in tension...the darker, harder heart wood is better in compression making Yew a natural composite. Also notice the big knot half way down the right limb, the whole thing is a mass of curves and has some tricky knots which I had to work around

It was a struggle getting it on there.... 70lb draw weight and it's a while since I've done it!

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10/06/2007 7:54 AM

Ahhh so I was right...

Give me your Gizzoooz cards or whatever they are!!

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10/06/2007 10:58 AM

Del - You need a bit more patience! I didn't even get a chance to say you got me on this one, before you already answered it.

I'll put one up shortly on a device I'm not sure about.

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Sorry ... It is my biggest fault (orone of them, so Mrs Cat informs me...)

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Earlier you said you ate Mrs Cat (including her bones). So does she speak to you from the dead or what? And how's Elvis doing? Jimmy Hoffa? Howard Hughes?

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You know how cats stare into the middle distance...well now you know why - they're talking to their dinners!

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Hi Guest, They are doing fine thank you, Elvis is still strumming his guitar and Howard Hughs is still designing planes, while Hoffa is still trying to strum up support. Spencer.

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10/09/2007 4:41 PM

Folks, Please stop spreading unconfirmed rumors.

I did not see any one of them in heavens.

See ya there.

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10/07/2007 1:52 AM

So this is to create a yew long bow? Because I thought the pull on crossbows were in the few hundreds of pounds (not your money, you dork!!!)

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Huh ?

The stockings would get laddered.

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10/06/2007 11:23 AM

Obviously, they are left handed back scratchers.

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kindling?

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10/07/2007 5:54 PM

Del, if I had to guess, I'd say the notched stick is used to throw the other stick, like a combination spear - arrow etc. I'll be patiently waiting for a definitive answer for their use.

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#25 and #34 Are the real uses...

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No, Del. We're serious now... What are they really used for?

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Skiing.

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10/08/2007 11:17 AM

There's a bloke in Laindon that will pay £40, hrrrrrrrrph, no £20 for them, if you want shot of them. I can handle the cash for you, set up the deal, etc......<Splutter>.

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10/08/2007 12:25 PM

My guess:

some parts from an adjustable lawnchair

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10/08/2007 12:28 PM

Top one looks like a bamboo as it shows shade on the righthand side. Marking could be something to deceive the guessers.

Bottom one is hard to guess.

May be replica of some (prehistoric) of your nation's antique hunting tools. I believe they are newly fabricated for this game of guessing.

I give up.

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10/09/2007 4:17 PM

OK, the correct answer is 34.

Top one with the notches is the bow holder. OK.

How did the bottom one become a bow? It does not resemble any thing like a bow from any direction.

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10/09/2007 4:46 PM

It is a bow which has some recurve .

Turkish flightbows sometimes had huge amounts of recurve, the tips of the bow almost touching on the 'wrong' side.

Length 32.5" Draw weight ~100lb @15.5" It is scarilly powerfull

Here's a couple of pics..hope you get the idea!

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10/10/2007 3:03 AM

Now all you require, is a few fletches and some sinew.

I like the two-part spear remarc. Had an English bloke show me around one of those and it's exactly what came to mind, at first glance. He used a knotted rope for a launcher, though.

Fine craftsmanship Dell.

Make one of those and run around town with it, and they'll haul you off for creative woodworking.

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Now all you require, is a few fletches and some sinew.

Oh dear, poor Del may have to make the ultimate sacrifice....

"The final attraction of the craft system was the way in which resources and components combined to create the final product. The way most MMO's work a craft recipe will say you need 1 willow branch and 1 cat sinew to create a small bow." It's true, honest.

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10/10/2007 10:24 AM

I knew it all along. I just wanted to be sporting.

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10/10/2007 1:51 PM

some more fodder to flount on ebay?; (sounds link a song lyric, eh? - "more fodder to flount on ebay": next line please, now everbody!, come on join in!)

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10/12/2007 6:52 AM

"more fodder to flount on ebay

from logging in just once a day...."

<to be continued as a Limerick-style verse>

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10/12/2007 6:57 AM

There once was a wee cat called Del,

His posts he attempted to sell,

Poor Slack made a crack,

We all went clap clap,

It's the wrong thread for bog roll you see.

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10/12/2007 7:10 AM

He'll clear out the house
No room for a mouse
Oh what will Mrs Cat say?!

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Don't be Triskadekaphobic ?

Nah, I think he keeps them in the house. Late night mouse-on-toast. mmmm. Especially with Wooster sauce.

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10/12/2007 7:34 AM

I didn't mention 13 Happens to be one of my favoured numbers...

Why else do you think Mrs Cat would upset - a lack of mouses on paw would be devastating!

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Hicko....

Poor little Kit....

A stitch in t......

( I bet PWSlack read trains just to make sure nothing was missed)

Ah, the blessing of Ladybird. The factual series were jolly good . Rather ! Helped me decide I didn't want to be a 'Policeman' or 'Plumber' etc etc. For some strange reason they couldn't categorize the eventual outcome I found. If I hadn't been living in land-locked lesster when I read Crusoe you'ld all be safe ! Shipwrecked on an Island with loads of tools and labourer to do all the work.

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10/12/2007 7:20 AM

There once was a flouter on Ebay

Who advertised fodder and soft clay

He went on line, had a very poor rhyme

and was banned from the internet cafe'

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10/12/2007 7:34 AM

I thought Del's thread here had peaked. Now I dread to think what has now been unleashed, especially since it's the weekend ! 'clay' and 'cafe' is masterful. Perfect timing/cadence or whatever they call it. Have some of STL's Kudus !

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10/12/2007 7:47 AM

The rhyming I agree is inspired, but there are too many syllables in all but the third line, where there are too few. I wouldn't have said anything, except that I'm correcting Kris's comments...

The meter of poetry is measured in feet, and the limerick has a strict meter. Bizarrely, the limericks quoted in the latter wiki site do not conform to the strictures it explains.

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Bet ya can't say that all in Haiku !

ps - it's my grammer und spelling that need correction .

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10/12/2007 7:59 AM

Limerick meter
Not on target - bad, but else
Rhyming good

but you knew I couldn't resist!

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10/12/2007 8:03 AM

That's good, but it just doesn't work in Japanese. You could get more points for a fourth line " But.....all else".

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