Thursday, 23 December 2010

Two posts in one



In the situation of having delightful company for the next few days and no tree to decorate - having a dying conifer in the front room not being my idea of a celebration - the resourceful engineer turns to the next best thing, which is, of course, a hand pillar drill of unknown age.

Bought at the inevitable car boot sale a good few months back, it's a fine beast that deserves a picture uncluttered by lights & tinsel, indeed a full post. It needs a bit of sprucing up, but should tackle most jobs without fuss. The chuck is moved down by a screw thread rather than lever as on electric ones, it'll interesting getting used to it, once I've a decent workbench (with space for the large Record vice currently sitting in my hallway, too), and possibly a nice boat hold to put that in...

Anyway. It's been a year of more work than boating, but thankfully a lot of the latter has been sociable, often on other people's craft. So thank you and 'more of this kind of thing' to everyone I've hitched a lift with, cornered at a boat festival or shared a pub table with, especially one person, to borrow a phrase, without whom I'd rather not be. I toast you all, in my case with a wee glass of Weston's vintage cider...

6 comments:

Neil Corbett said...

Nurse, nurse...

Neil Corbett said...

b) You're more than welcome

Jo (Coalwoman) said...

Happy Christmas. Have a good time x

Halfie said...

Your "test post" seems not to have worked, Simon.

Simon said...

ah, but it did, John, which is why I deleted it...

just trying a feature I've only just found out about (after wishing they'd offer for years) - the jump/cut/read more ability. It'll be nice to add a few extra pictures here and there without filling up the main blog page with them, I think.

Halfie said...

Oh, I see. I often struggle to fill what seems to be a reasonable amount of space anyway, so I don't suppose I'll use the feature myself!