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Bewildered last won the day on February 1 2017

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    On the move again
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    Aikido, wood carving, making horrible noises with guitar.

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    Full time loafer
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    Floating around Britain

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  1. Last year someone decided to harvest some firewood and ended up creating a couple of benches
  2. This ash tree has been lying beside Allen’s lock for years looking boring, so I decided to liven it up
  3. Spelling is very important. Canal has a c at the beginning to stop people getting confused.
  4. Massive log just standing beside the towpath, I couldn’t help myself
  5. That would be in someone else’s garden
  6. So far the current consensus is that they do nest in them. The face is not an issue it is mostly motion that deters birds. Several people have confirmed they have had birds nesting in woodspirit nesting boxes for several years.
  7. These aren’t an original idea they are made by wood carvers all over the world all along a similar theme. I suspect that the birds aren’t bothered by the face and just see a suitable hole to nest in. I could however be wrong, I will check with the Facebook carving group to find out if they have actually been nested in.
  8. More fun to make than the Xmas trees
  9. Whittle Gnome Various whittle wands. I got a bit bored during lockdown and needed to keep busy somehow
  10. More fancy firewoodChainsaw carving Any one for Tiki? Whittle Bear
  11. Thanks for all the responses, just need to get around to making a booking now.
  12. Izal was never as greasy as this
  13. Our boat needs blacking this year, it is 70ft Narrowboat live aboard. Looking for recommendations for a slipway or dry dock that will allow us to stay on board whilst the work is being done. Would rather slipway or dry dock than being craned out as I don’t much like the idea of unnecessary strain being put on the hull by lifting. Also need a spot of welding done on the diesel tank at the same time, currently we are in The Milton Keynes area but are planning to head up through the midlands (providing this bloody lockdown ends) over the summer and was thinking of trying to book the blacking for late autumn. Was thinking the further away from London the more reasonable the price would be, or perhaps I’m being unrealistic. So any ideas for a boatyard that accommodates 70ft live aboards, does a good quality job without bending me over the boats barrel for the price? Thanks
  14. Sorry about the delay in responding, haven’t been on this site in a while. The coal cage is good for late autumn when you want a low fire but I removed it a soon as the temperature dropped and more heat was required, will probably start using it again in the Spring when the fire is out during the day and only a low fire is needed at night. it works well for this purpose as I find it easier to keep a low fire going with the coal cage, it burns slowly with little attention needed.
  15. A few years ago whilst travelling south through the Blisworth tunnel I was blinded by a light about 7 or 8 hundred yards from the far end of the tunnel, my night vision destroyed I moved over to starboard and slowed down. Crawling along at tick over I couldn’t understand why the oncoming boat wasn’t getting nearer, until I exited the tunnel to find it was a Stoke Bruern trip boat illuminating the tunnel for the benefit of people who have never seen a hole in the ground. I was not impressed.
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