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Offline S. Heslop

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Re: Rather shed than dead.
« Reply #25 on: November 28, 2014, 06:54:29 AM »
I once went along to a Maker Space once. Which is kinda similar to the sheds but more aimed at, how can I say this nicely... people who want to feel like they're really clever while assembling kit electronics. It was more or less a small room with a soldering iron, a hot glue gun, and alot of idiots.
 
I'm better off doing things on my own in my garage, I suppose. Just a shame I can't afford the nice tools!

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Re: Rather shed than dead.
« Reply #26 on: November 28, 2014, 07:01:12 AM »
you all have helpt me  to over cum this problem in this cuntery

Your spelling makes me cringe sometimes Bob but this line gave me a good old chuckle. Well done!

That word seems a pretty good collective noun for the people who run this country   :LOL:
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Re: Rather shed than dead.
« Reply #27 on: November 28, 2014, 10:30:37 AM »
Ladies and Gentlemen, I believe the film does give a poor insight in shed in movement in UK, some of you have all hit the nail on the head about being organized by a boss of some sort we have visited local sheds and cringe when we see a weekly itinerary laying down the law if you like, at Gosport we have whole shed meeting Monday morning (committee included) to think outside the box for future projects, Visits, and money raising for us and local charities, then general chit chat apart from Religion or Politics
When the call to arms comes for man power all those able turn up to help.
We are not pinned down to a time table we come and go as we please we find this works very well we don't force our skills or beliefs on anybody, but if they are willing to learn we will teach them.
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Re: Rather shed than dead.
« Reply #28 on: November 28, 2014, 12:53:48 PM »
Hi there, all,

At one stage of my career, I worked for the Plessey Company, gone now but, in its day generally acknowledged to be a successful company.

The Company was guided to growth by A.G.Clarke who claimed that a key factor was that he was able to get finance from the City without the Banks wanting to grab the steering wheel!

I reckon that principle carries over to Mens' Sheds - I would only consider joining one if I could be certain it was member-led.  Just my two penneth!! 
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Re: Rather shed than dead.
« Reply #29 on: November 28, 2014, 03:08:08 PM »
I have joined http://protospace.ca/ that seems quite good they have a good asortment of interests and tooling for metal as well as wood like a 80 watt laser cutter ( not for metal) a couple lathes,  milling machine and cnc plasma as well s a tormack 1100 mill. There are steps that have to be followed for safety reasons so there is courses to take as more people are getting interested in making and are starting from scratch! so it is their house their rules that I can agree with the gains in the long run will pay off but in the meantime there is always someone that will help you get it done!

And just a side note I enjoy Bob's posts the spelling makes me smile but the posts make me think!


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Re: Rather shed than dead.
« Reply #30 on: November 28, 2014, 08:28:03 PM »
about this movement and it does work plus no women are involved   :thumbup:  :clap:  :med:

No problem: us women have our own sheds full of lathes and mills to make swarf in :dremel:

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Re: Rather shed than dead.
« Reply #31 on: November 29, 2014, 01:49:05 AM »
There is a Men's Shed in Melba (suburb of Canberra (that's in Australia)) which doesn't have any tools but is very active. There is even a Meccano Group that goes around to the local schools. Here is a link to their latest newsletter: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B3KACTzeu2lAMGVkOTkyZTQtZWQ1MS00NmExLWEyNTAtYzAxNjQ1ZjdmYzVi&usp=drive_web&urp=http://melbashed.net.au/?page_id%3D1626&ddrp=1&pli=1&hl=enNmExLWEyNTAtYzAxNjQ1ZjdmYzVi&hl=en#

It's a bit too  far away for me to be a member and I prefer doing something rather than listening to what others are doing. I gave a presentation once, showing some engines. I also got them up and building pop-pop boats which we all enjoyed.

There is also a local Makers group called Make Hack Void which is run very much as a collective. They do tend toward the electronic end of the building spectrum but they have a number of 3d printers which has led me to join. I am looking forward to being shown how to use the printers. Not sure what I will do with them but they sound interesting. Here is a link: http://www.makehackvoid.com/

If you have been a member for a while and the other members think you are ok, you can get a key to access the equipment at any time. As an offshoot, one of the members has developed an RFID checkin. When someone checks in, the website shows that the space is open so others can come down as well.

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Re: Rather shed than dead.
« Reply #32 on: November 29, 2014, 10:58:59 AM »
Bob,

I just wanted to say how pleased I am that your on this group, I admire your courage in confronting your writing problems on a public forum! I don't have the same problem in English, but in French which I never learnt to write in, I have a really hard time writing, there are times when I don't even know how to begin a word. I can read and speak French, it's been my everyday language for the last thirty five years, but written French is not like spoken French the spelling depends on the grammar, which I cannot for the life of me get around!

My hat's off to you mate, regards, Matthew.



in a word brill as you no i had a rta that left me in a bad way a part from the hospitel ther seemd no hope for reabilatashon and thats the reson i started to go on to the forum to hellp me with my spelling sum times i get it all most right but uther times its crap but you all have helpt me  to over cum this problem in this cuntery we seem to think that once you hit old age your scrap but as you sed if you is dowing sumthing  you gowing to be more happy than siting in an old foks home looking out of a windo

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Re: Rather shed than dead.
« Reply #33 on: November 29, 2014, 10:51:23 PM »
Bob, I like your writing, as well as your projects. It's a real voice. What better is there to listen to?
I love it when a Plan B comes together!
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Re: Rather shed than dead.
« Reply #34 on: November 30, 2014, 07:01:09 PM »
hi all thanks for the coments got 1 project cuming up so keep a  look out for it

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Re: Rather shed than dead.
« Reply #35 on: December 01, 2014, 05:59:30 AM »
KRV's post really cheered me up

(you all have helpt me  to over cum this problem in this cuntery)

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Re: Rather shed than dead.
« Reply #36 on: December 01, 2014, 06:24:12 AM »
I'm still unsure how much of this is deliberate :scratch:
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Re: Rather shed than dead.
« Reply #37 on: December 01, 2014, 12:32:04 PM »
Bob, I like your writing, as well as your projects. It's a real voice. What better is there to listen to?

Hi Steve,was just wondering what you were up to as I hadn't seen any posts from you lately.

Have you been badly affected with the recent snowfalls? How is that V twin engine coming along?
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Re: Rather shed than dead.
« Reply #38 on: December 01, 2014, 04:49:44 PM »
Hi Oz, mainly been preparing for winter and dealing with Local School Board issues (which will end January 1). I haven't had time for engineering projects. and everything including twins are as I left them a few months ago.

Wood is cut and split, and winter snow moving equipment is now working and ready for the season, so I'm looking forward to being able to participate again here, and work in the shop. Actually I need to work further on a very small shed/shop nearer the house -- poured concrete the night before 12" snow last week, and need to build work benches. I'll move my smaller Gingery lathe and Atlas horizontal mill in there since it's a tiny (but easily heated)  space . Both machines also need work after being in less than perfect storage conditions for years -- so there's plenty to do.
I love it when a Plan B comes together!
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Re: Rather shed than dead.
« Reply #39 on: December 06, 2014, 11:06:01 PM »
These sheds are a great idea. How do you deal with the ambulance chasers(lawyers). I think if someone so much as damaged a hangnail, the walls of an American shed would be plastered with writs. Oh, and we have the occupational safety and health tribe, too.

I'm glad I have my shop. I much prefer doing things to sitting in front of the tv. But as one of the guys in the video said, I'd give time to help out where I could.

Particularly if I could add to my collection of dirty jokes.

Tom



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Re: Rather shed than dead.
« Reply #40 on: December 09, 2014, 09:21:29 PM »
These sheds are a great idea. How do you deal with the ambulance chasers(lawyers). I think if someone so much as damaged a hangnail, the walls of an American shed would be plastered with writs. Oh, and we have the occupational safety and health tribe, too.

I'm glad I have my shop. I much prefer doing things to sitting in front of the tv. But as one of the guys in the video said, I'd give time to help out where I could.

Particularly if I could add to my collection of dirty jokes.

Tom

Tom majority of clubs here in Australia only have a 3rd party cover insurance this only covers visitors they do not like insuring members. However they do insure the equipment if the groups can find the exorbitant fee's.  Its a vicious  circle and the money grubbers see and feel they have the right to force it all on the members.


There is a Men's Shed in Melba (suburb of Canberra (that's in Australia)) which doesn't have any tools but is very active. There is even a Meccano Group that goes around to the local schools. Here is a link to their latest newsletter: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B3KACTzeu2lAMGVkOTkyZTQtZWQ1MS00NmExLWEyNTAtYzAxNjQ1ZjdmYzVi&usp=drive_web&urp=http://melbashed.net.au/?page_id%3D1626&ddrp=1&pli=1&hl=enNmExLWEyNTAtYzAxNjQ1ZjdmYzVi&hl=en#

It's a bit too  far away for me to be a member and I prefer doing something rather than listening to what others are doing. I gave a presentation once, showing some engines. I also got them up and building pop-pop boats which we all enjoyed.

There is also a local Makers group called Make Hack Void which is run very much as a collective. They do tend toward the electronic end of the building spectrum but they have a number of 3d printers which has led me to join. I am looking forward to being shown how to use the printers. Not sure what I will do with them but they sound interesting. Here is a link: http://www.makehackvoid.com/

If you have been a member for a while and the other members think you are ok, you can get a key to access the equipment at any time. As an offshoot, one of the members has developed an RFID checkin. When someone checks in, the website shows that the space is open so others can come down as well.


Jim I was approached then harassed by an organiser of a new group to become involved if he had left me alone to get work done I needed to do I may have been an active member now. It seemed almost like he was drugged up when I last spoke to him on the phone he became rude and very aggressive.Not heard from him for 12 months than goodness he was from Salvation Army.