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David Schweizer

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David Schweizer last won the day on August 15 2016

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About David Schweizer

  • Birthday 29/09/1946

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    Winsley, Nr. Bradford on Avon
  • Interests
    General Joinery, Cabinet Work, and Restoring Antique Furniture.
    Collecting and researching the history. of old Woodworking Tools,
    Agricultural, Social, and Industrial History. Model Railways.
    Canal History
    Genealogical Research.
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  • Boat Name
    Formerly Helvetia, Sadly now with new owners

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  1. Can you transfer more money (assuming you have enough!!) into your current account and hope that they have not tried to take the payment yet. If not a phone call to C&RT seems the most sensible thing to do.
  2. I knew a George Wain who worked for Willow Wren in the 1960's, but the picture is not of him, are they related?
  3. I am a member of another discussion forum, which uses the same software as CWDF. That forum also has the blue bubbles on the left of the each topic heading, but does not have the green banner at the top, or the "Mark as Solution" tick box at the bottom of the post,.We are normally informed by the Site Staff when there are changes to the forum features, so that is this feature something authorised by the mods, or is it there by default?
  4. That is interesting, I looked for an earlier topic which has not had any replies, and that also came up with "topic" when I right clicked on it. However, there is now another new feature - a "Mark as Solution "tick box at the bottom of the post and a green banner at the top of the topic which asks which answer was the most helpful, along with a wordy explanation. Personally I can do without all these interferences, Is there any way I can get rid of them?
  5. I have recently noticed what seems to be a couple of minor changes to the VNC home page. There are now banners indicating time scales for posts ie: "Past hour", "Today", "Yesterday" etc, along with blue quote bubbles to the left of each topic, which appear to achieve nothing except bring up a banner marked "Post" when right clicked, I only noticed these since I has to reload my account name and password when I inadvertently deleted them from History in Firefox. Are these unannounced recent changes, or have I just not noticed them in the past
  6. All sorted within the space of 23 hours. Good job you weren't in a hurry for them !! 😕
  7. Most people would do the local availability research before going on line asking for help, and grumbling about retailers applying the law regarding posting sharp implements.
  8. Given all the "unsolved" problems you seem to have getting readily available items delivered, may I suggest that you get a bike and be prepared to cycle a reasonable distance to a suplier. Alternatively you could plan your cruising routes to be compatible with your hobby requirements. P.S. have you ever heard of Buses or Taxis?
  9. I made the first gasket from brown paper and never needed to replace it in 18 years. When I first started to service my car in the 1960's, I never payed for gaskets, making them myself. Old habits die hard.
  10. Yes, that is what I used to do, after I discovered that was the method used by the Hireboat companies based in Braunston.
  11. As we are talking about using glues for the construction of model boats, it may be appropropriate to mention that neither Hide Glue or Liquid Hide glue is waterproof, and should not be used on any boat that will be used in water. (or any outdoor application which may be exposed to moisture). For external gluing I would always use a good quality Waterproof PVA, or if you want to be a traditionalist, Cascamite, which is still available from specialist suppliers. (and, yes, I do still have some in my workshop!)
  12. I assume you are refering to liquid hide glue, which is available from people like Titebond, and not traditional hide glue which I use when restoring antique furniture. and needs to be prepared in water using a heated twin glue pot, and has a very short open time.
  13. I understand why you have posted the last sentence but removing it might help yout to get more usefull advice.
  14. Have you checked that the model is no longer available because you have bought it. click on "purchase history" in "my ebay" it can sometimes take a while to update, but you should have received confirmation email
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