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wbjohn
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Renegadenemo wrote:
Eating cow here.....
I can imagine what John would say if I suggested we killed and dressed a cow just before Christmas. I think I'll stick with turkeys... :lol:
Turkey and beef for our christmas lunch, but must agree with Bill, the fresh Turkey is enough to hang in the garage, walking into half a carcass of beef hanging from the rafters may be just to much, but then again thinking how moist the turkey is, matured 28 day beef mmmm

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Biggest we have done is a pig..... That was for the millennium though
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Biggest we have done is a pig..... That was for the millennium though
I remember when I was a kid some old chancer my dad knew who used to supply everyone he knew with shoes, coats and such and used to occasionally turn up with a dead pig whereupon any nearby menfolk would lay an old door on the garage floor then set-to with knives and saws until it was demolished and either carried off piecemeal by the various protagonists or bagged and shoved into my mother's freezer. The bloke was some sort of army quartermaster and I couldn't help wonder who expected pig for dinner and never got any.
The other big foody event I recall was that the local fishermen would occasionally deliver a huge wicker creel of lobsters - at least it was huge to a small boy - and the boiling pot wouldn't cool down for a whole afternoon while we feasted on freshly cooked shellfish.
Nowadays I raise turkeys and John and I lop off their heads in time for Christmas and so the circle of life carries on.
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One Fantastic Pic of the day !.
It is a credit to the BBP how you've got it to this stage , Well Done ! !
I like the 'addition' to the tail fin though, the camera angle and the shutters makes it look like you've added a horizontal fin ala SOA to it.
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Mike, you're too close to it !
What everyone sees is a very crumpled boat that's been resurrected and very very close to being complete and ready to run again, something that everyone wants to see with a passion !
The Politicians have done everything to remove pride in our country and will continue to do so. The average Brit is very proud and wants to shout it out. BB is part of the pride of Britain and her return gives the people hope and something to shout about
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The "Look" of engineering.

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I looked at todays "Pic of the day", and that suits my take on engineering perfectly. To see the mix of painted surfaces as well as various screw heads, fixings and metals, left in their "raw" state, is the epitome of what engineering should look like.

I was drawn to this as a youngster, a friends father had a record deck, that was a mixture of glass platter, dural aluminium, and engine turned plates, with all the "works" exposed. I suspect it's why Ilike the technology of F1. Lucky as I was to be walking around the pits at Grand Prix, it was the minimal use of finishes, that proved this was limited run engineering, unfinished carbon/kevlar and unpainted surfaces.

So, looking at that picture today, are all those screw heads etc, going to be painted, because I hope not, that picture screams engineering!!
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If we're to be authentic those screws will have to be painted over. Imagine how easy it is to obtain stainless steel, countersunk screws in 4BA and 1/8th BSW
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Shame, butithas to be authentic.
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I would like to know whose bright idea it was to use 1/8th BSW in the wedges and 4BA in the cores - there's just no need for them to be different. Also, the drawings call for 4BA captive nuts in the cores and it's simply not possible. Even with the sponson lids off there's still dozens of places with no access whatsoever so you have to wonder what they did on the original sponsons. If I had to guess I'd say they just drilled and tapped the sponson skins. It's tough stuff so you'd just about get away with it. We used Helicoils. 4BA Helicoils are a fiddly little nightmare but they give a very strong fastening.
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Much of Britain was engineered on BA, BSW (as well as BSF) fastenings - not sure I could find any in the storage jars here though.

As well as the look of finished work it was the sounds and odour of an extensive engineering machine shop that always interested me. [However as demonstrated by a different speed project, the need now to get engineering interest in the young is for the use of CAD/CAM and 'exotic' non metallic materials, as well as specialist fasteners etc ............ etc..........].

No answer to the why (BA and BSW), unless two people were involved in the 'design' and each chose the different type without talking across the shop or looking over the others work.

As to the drawing notes. There were (I would suggest) few co-ordination drawings made during any project of this type and so what was described in a simple note on paper could not always be made. (On major industrial buildings different service pipes would often clash when they were being installed).

What a shame that the original sponsons will not appear so that they can be disassembled, because then the true build of 'the day' could be compared with the fine work done by the guys and gals of the BBP in the 21st Century.
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