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Re: Things you've never done

Posted: 13 Sep 2013, 5:58pm
by JohnW
BeeKeeper wrote:.....................some of you folk need to get out more as pointing out how little experience of life you have does not perhaps create quite the impression you might expect.................. I am not being critical but I can't help thinking it!

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................but you see, the rest of us aren't perfect.

Re: Things you've never done

Posted: 13 Sep 2013, 11:25pm
by reohn2
Taken the top off my finger with an electric hand held planer..................until yesterday.
OUCH it hurts!

Re: Things you've never done

Posted: 13 Sep 2013, 11:41pm
by NATURAL ANKLING
Hi,
My old teacher said always keep your hands behind the blade :?
Then when making my first speaker enclosures I put my little finger under the work, the chizel slipped and went through the flesh and out the other side :o
When using power tools I always hold on to tool when it powers down, before putting it down.
I guess you had your other hand where it should'nt of been :)

Re: Things you've never done

Posted: 13 Sep 2013, 11:51pm
by JohnW
reohn2 wrote:Taken the top off my finger with an electric hand held planer..................until yesterday.
OUCH it hurts!


CTC insurance won't cover that...................!!!!!! Get well soon John.

Re: Things you've never done

Posted: 14 Sep 2013, 2:09am
by mrjemm
If I had the choice between my life which involves travelling for pleasure, and travelling for work, or not travelling for either, I think I would choose the one I have, but I hate travelling for work so much it's a close run thing, and I can understand people who choose the latter have their own priorities and desires.

Like football; I cannot stand it, yet so many folk get so much out of it, that many probably could not grasp how anyone would not want to go to a game given the chance.

Reading is another big one.

Being social is perhaps even more divisive. Some folk can't live without people, some can't live with. I know where I stand, and I am sure you all do regarding yourselves.

Re: Things you've never done

Posted: 14 Sep 2013, 8:17am
by 661-Pete
reohn2 wrote:Taken the top off my finger with an electric hand held planer..................until yesterday.
OUCH it hurts!

As it happens, just over a week ago I took a slice out of my little finger whilst grating carrots. The sliver of skin disappeared into the bowl. I didn't actually remark, "I've really put my body and soul into today's lunch" but I said something on those lines... A week later it's still a bit sore.

Re: Things you've never done

Posted: 14 Sep 2013, 8:30am
by reohn2
NATURAL ANKLING wrote:.........I guess you had your other hand where it should'nt of been :)


Yep,that's the sum of it,no excuses,it shouldn't have been there.

Re: Things you've never done

Posted: 14 Sep 2013, 6:17pm
by blackbike
jezer wrote:I was out for a ride today and got to reflecting about people who have never known the joys of cycling. It got me thinking about events I have never experienced. Here are few, can you add any more?
(1) I've never been to Spain
(2) I've never bought a lottery ticket
(3) I've never tasted vodka
(4) I have never experienced drugs of any kind, in spite of having my formative years in the 60's when it was supposed to be free love and all that.
(5) I've never been to a football match (I'm particularly proud of that one) :lol:



I have been to Spain six times.

I've never bought a lottery ticket, tasted vodka or taken drugs.

I've been to about 2000 football matches.


My claim to fame is that I'm in my 50s and I've never been on an aeroplane. I'm not green or anything. I've just had office jobs in various UK cities and always taken holidays in England, Wales, Scotland or parts of Europe easily reachable by bicycle, car or train.

Re: Things you've never done

Posted: 14 Sep 2013, 8:44pm
by Mick F
reohn2 wrote:Taken the top off my finger with an electric hand held planer..................until yesterday.
OUCH it hurts!
Poor you!
I'm not surprised it hurts.

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Re: Things you've never done

Posted: 14 Sep 2013, 9:31pm
by FatPunkOnBike
Been to Spain
Have plenty Photo I.D
Woke up too many times with no memory of the drunken night before (formative years)
Been to thousands of football matches, playing, coaching and watching
Never watched cricket
Never understood politics/religion/hatred
Not baked a cake
Never heard a better sentence than "Why don't you go out on your bike darling"
Never understood why cycling is misunderstood by so many..
8)

Re: Things you've never done

Posted: 14 Sep 2013, 9:49pm
by Mick F
FatPunkOnBike wrote:Never heard a better sentence than "Why don't you go out on your bike darling"
:lol:
Me too!

Re: Things you've never done

Posted: 14 Sep 2013, 9:53pm
by NATURAL ANKLING
Hi,
Mick F wrote:
FatPunkOnBike wrote:Never heard a better sentence than "Why don't you go out on your bike darling"
:lol:
Me too!

+1 I'm Spartacus...................(me too ) :D

Re: Things you've never done

Posted: 16 Sep 2013, 6:48pm
by ferrit worrier
A couple of obscure ones

Never operated a wind or water mill
never operated a set of canal locks

never driven a snow mobile
never sailed a sailing boat
never driven a Diesel locomotive
never ridden a unicycle :( nor a penny farthing

Re: Things you've never done

Posted: 16 Sep 2013, 7:09pm
by Andyw
ferrit worrier wrote:never operated a set of canal locks


I had exactly the same thought as I crossed the Kennet and Avon Saturday afternoon on my bike.

Re: Things you've never done

Posted: 16 Sep 2013, 8:24pm
by Mark1978
I was quite proud of never having been to Blackpool however staying in the South Lakes at the weekend and a rainy day thought why not. Give it a go. Wish I hadn't bothered. Quite as expected.