56 Springs

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Re: 56 Springs

Postby PDQ Mobile » 10 Jan 2019, 7:06pm

Bonefishblues wrote:
philvantwo wrote:Should have left them at the tip, they'll be thrown out one day Mick F............along with all the rest of your tat!!!

How do you throw springs out, anyway?


So they bounce away from you?

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Re: 56 Springs

Postby Bonefishblues » 10 Jan 2019, 7:08pm

PDQ Mobile wrote:
Bonefishblues wrote:
philvantwo wrote:Should have left them at the tip, they'll be thrown out one day Mick F............along with all the rest of your tat!!!

How do you throw springs out, anyway?


So they bounce away from you?

Genuinely excellent!

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Re: 56 Springs

Postby Mick F » 10 Jan 2019, 7:21pm

CliveyT wrote:Anyone done a bungee jump off of Calstock viaduct yet? The Tamar is probably quite bracing this time of year
Not sure anyone has done.
Folk walk over it on an evening on their way back to Bere Alston after a night out in Calstock. Last train is 10pm or so heading back to Plymouth.
Also, when the railway line was celebrating its 100 anniversary in 2008, you could apply to walk over it legally - escorted by Network Rail people. We did it and it's surprisingly high-walled. Sitting in a train going over, you can see very well, but at walking height, the wall is maybe 6ft high and some people had to be lifted up to see! :lol:

The viaduct is constructed of concrete blockwork and the wall doesn't seem to have mortar in the gaps between the blocks. There's maybe half an inch gap on the vertical sides of the blocks, and you can see through - but restricted.

Bonefishblues wrote:How do you throw springs out, anyway?
That's a very good point ...... but .......
Mrs Mick F has suggested I make some pogo sticks, but I had to correct her because the springs aren't compression springs but stretchy ones ................ or whatever the opposite of compression is.
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Re: 56 Springs

Postby brynpoeth » 10 Jan 2019, 7:46pm

Hope this is the first of a series about useful things to hoard, what else do you have?
My granny kept bits of wool, sorted in three boxes
Long bits of wool
Short bits of wool
Bits of wool too short to be of any use :wink:
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Re: 56 Springs

Postby Mick F » 10 Jan 2019, 7:59pm

Mentioned on another thread ........ we have a Betamax machine in the loft. Original box and original instructions. I think we have a few Betamax tapes too.
Word processor up there too. Sort of electronic typewriter with an internal memory and will take a 3.5" floppy disk.
Suitcase full of cuddly toys.
WW1 bayonet.
Descant recorder from my school days.
Two pasting tables.
My old RN uniforms.

Need I go on? :lol:
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Re: 56 Springs

Postby brynpoeth » 10 Jan 2019, 8:06pm

Please to go on, how many books do you have? I have an impulse to reduce my possessions, not started yet, could drop a few books :wink:
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Re: 56 Springs

Postby Mick F » 10 Jan 2019, 8:16pm

Books?
Not many personally as I rarely read a book. There's three on the coffee table in front of me ready for me to open them. Had them for months.

Mindful Thoughts for Cyclists - Nick Moore
History of Britain in Maps - Phillip Parker
I, Me, Mine - George Harrison
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Re: 56 Springs

Postby mercalia » 10 Jan 2019, 8:19pm

there is always this for inspiration?


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Re: 56 Springs

Postby Mick F » 10 Jan 2019, 8:38pm

Yes, but, those springs will compress as well as extend.
My springs will only extend.
.................. and I have 56 of them.

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Re: 56 Springs

Postby Bonefishblues » 10 Jan 2019, 9:03pm

Mick F wrote:
Bonefishblues wrote:How do you throw springs out, anyway?
That's a very good point ...... but .......
Mrs Mick F has suggested I make some pogo sticks, but I had to correct her because the springs aren't compression springs but stretchy ones ................ or whatever the opposite of compression is.

But a simple engineering challenge for a man of your calibre!

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Re: 56 Springs

Postby PDQ Mobile » 10 Jan 2019, 11:16pm

Ah I am reminded of a (partial) old one!

"Instead of coming, he went". :shock:

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Re: 56 Springs

Postby Mick F » 11 Jan 2019, 6:34am

Was that the man from Tashkent?
:lol: :lol:



I like the idea of a swing using the springs for "ropes". Trouble is, if you bounce too much, the springs will unhook if you bounce too high. I'll try and find a way of securing them.
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Re: 56 Springs

Postby peetee » 11 Jan 2019, 2:04pm

brynpoeth wrote:Hope this is the first of a series about useful things to hoard, what else do you have?
My granny kept bits of wool, sorted in three boxes
Long bits of wool
Short bits of wool
Bits of wool too short to be of any use :wink:


My dad used to collect Cattistocks. They are IIRC (for those who haven't read 'The Meaning of Liff') pieces of wood, frequently misshapen, covered in paint and containing or having once contained screws or nails. He had at least 20 when we cleared out his garage.
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Latter side of fifty and feeling less than nifty.
Too many bikes on pegs and too few miles in the legs.

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Re: 56 Springs

Postby philvantwo » 15 Jan 2019, 1:15pm

Well I've just listened to 'you and yours'!
Was waiting for somebody from Cornwall to phone in and own up to keeping 56 springs in a box! :lol: :lol:
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Re: 56 Springs

Postby Mick F » 15 Jan 2019, 3:16pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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