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  • Premier Icon somafunk
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    “Mechanical Curta’s” have been mentioned on here before, I believe Ben (kinetics) has one, when he mentioned owning one in a previous thread regarding them it did not surprise me in the slightest.

    I do want that box though……

    Not bothered about folding my t-shirts as they hang up in my wardrobe.

    I have a very nice set of tungston carbide slip gauges in an inlaid veneered box that i rescued from an engineering workshop, practically useless but a feat of such precision engineering that i really should dig them out of my attic and have them on display.

    And sporks are great, i have a few titanium varieties from different makers along with other TI fetish cutlery, i rarely eat with anything else at home and if i can spork or ti-foon it then all the better.

    crush83
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    Sorry my ocd is compelling me to explain the difference between the two eating utensils posted earlier in the thread!

    The first is a spork. Which is a spoon and a fork the opposite ends of the same utensil.

    The second and comenly mistaken for a spork is a foon. This is a fork spoon, so a spoon with fork prongs in the spoon bowl!

    Ahhh ocd relief 🙂

    surfer
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    I have a small obsession with torches. Dont know why maybe some experience as a child!
    I have lots of them around the house different makes and sizes etc. Nearly always buying new ones.

    Yes that is Aristotle my harris hawk! 🙂

    Junkyard
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    Dear OCD
    Please read wiki

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spork

    Yours
    Mr Correct 😉

    zokes
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    If he had OCD he’d call it CDO anyway

    TurnerGuy
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    I have a fully plastic adjustable wrench that I got from the Innovations shop in Woking many years ago.

    Useful for adjusting polished chrome nuts like on radiators, apparently as I have never actually used it – but it seemed like a good idea at the time…

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    If you have CDO you probably don’t want to read this.

    twoniner
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    I have an urge to buy an On One Dirty Disco. I don’t need one, I don’t even know where I would go on it but I want one 😕

    Premier Icon benji
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    Dear OCD
    Please read wiki

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spork

    Yours
    Mr Correct

    Never mind the Spork, they mention Knork’s disappointingly this is also an item of cutlery 🙁

    durham 🙁 Aristotle is really cool but you are too far away for me to ask to come and meet him 🙁

    mogrim
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    mogrim, if you do want a used cricket ball drop me an email to spcold icott at hotmail .com (all 1 word). I’ll dig one out of my garage and let you know how much it costs to ship one to Spain.

    Cheers, it’s not that important! I’ll get one (if I remember: unlikely…) the next time I’m in the UK.

    Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    OCD? What would you do in this situation?

    Premier Icon tthew
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    OOh, ooooooh.
    Kona MinUte in half price sale on Chainreaction. I’d so love one of those, but the one-in, one-out policy mean’s Mrs Tthew’s bike would have to be sold, and I don’t think she’d be best pleased. 😀

    bencooper
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    I am terrible for this – recently randomly decided I wanted a slingshot (no idea why) so have one of these on order:

    Also have a Curta. And spent ages in my youth learning that t-shirt folding technique. Now, after a week in Wales playing on trains, I’m pondering a train set.

    Drives my GF mad.

    Premier Icon somafunk
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    Now’t wrong with wanting a slingshot, especially one that will be as tactile to hold and use as that one ^,

    Ben : could you possibly advise me on this problem regarding a nexus hub that i had in the shop on saturday.

    bencooper
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    My experience with Nexus hubs is that they all fail. Sooner or later – in Glasgow rain, usually sooner – and the only solution is to replace the internals or preferably junk the lot and replace it with something that’s fit for purpose like a Nexus 8 or SRAM Super-7.

    It’s probably something sticking or worn, but you could spend ages trying to find the problem, only to find that spares aren’t available anyway.

    Premier Icon somafunk
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    Yeah that’s the trouble i’ve found wi them – this is fitted to one of two Kalkhoff Aguttu’s which are their only mode of transport and it’s used for perhaps 70miles each week, a good few miles of that is up to their house over a rough/muddy road which doesn’t help much.

    I found out the hard way by stripping them completely down that you occasionally do find the problem but like you say there is nae chance of getting the specific spare part, thus rendering a perfectly serviceable hub into a paperweight.

    I am terrible for this – recently randomly decided I wanted a slingshot (no idea why) so have one of these on order:

    What are the chances? I ordered the exact same slingshot from the very same website on Thursday, and likewise I just decided for no particular reason I wanted one and that one was the prettiest and most expensive so…. Goes without saying really.

    bencooper
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    Yes, that’s my usual decision-making process too! That reminds me – must pester and see if he’s cast mine yet, I’ve asked for a custom non-etched one…

    Premier Icon on and on
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    Woah – love that slingshot

    AlasdairMc
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    I tend not to buy useless things, but instead buy too many of the same thing. I have pretty much every Alpkit drybag in the range, just in case I need one of a size either too big or too small for my current ones.

    That said, I’m finding it hard not to justify a MacBook Air to myself at the moment…

    willard
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    But the MacBook Air is not a frivolous purchase. With such a gadget, one can walk into any coffee shop in the land and show off one’s dodgy hat, hipster glasses and goatee beard with pride!

    I think my last useless purchase was an oven timer. Stupid thing. I should have just trusted a) my watch or b) what the food in the oven looked like.

    Regarding spork/forkoon inventories, I’ve just checked and have two Ti forkoons in the house and about five or six lexan sporks around. You can never have too many of either in my opinion.

    bencooper
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    Lazgoat
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    An Amazon Kindle if you think it’ll still work after 12 months.

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    That’s not a slingshot. THIS is a slingshot..

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxtHtPK2MH8[/video]

    Oh no wait.. THIS is a slingshot…

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAwTfAMHCG0[/video]

    Ah, no… THIS IS A SLINGSHOT!

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AySuafZ8to[/video]

    the OCD fuel pump has made me laugh sooooo much!

    Sorry I am not closer to you to meet Aristotle but he says ‘Arrr’ to you

    bencooper
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    Ah, that reminds me – I must build up my Slingshot frame 😉

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