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JohnB



Joined: 09 Jul 2005
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Location: Beautiful sunny West Wales!
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 11 11:01 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

With the face visible, the clock will be more accurate than many, as it will be right twice a day.

Use the boots as plant pots.

judith



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
Posts: 22789
Location: Montgomeryshire
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 11 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

gil wrote:
See, it's easy to decide when it's not yours.


Am happy to volunteer my services next week....
I can supply references from many satisfied customers (including MDS members!).

gil
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 11 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

judith wrote:
gil wrote:
See, it's easy to decide when it's not yours.


Am happy to volunteer my services next week....
I can supply references from many satisfied customers (including MDS members!).


I already have you pencilled in for cat worming (a four-handed job)

crofter



Joined: 11 Feb 2007
Posts: 2252

PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 11 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

JB wrote:
The problem is that when you stored it it was worth something, five years on it's buried at the back of the garage and worthless. At least I don't store stuff like that if it's twenty years old when I get it.


Don't be so sure it is worthless - my mum was clearing out her garage and is putting some of her junk on ebay. I am amazed that a 1980s vintage IBM keyboard has some value but somebody is buying it.

judith



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
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Location: Montgomeryshire
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 11 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

gil wrote:
I already have you pencilled in for cat worming (a four-handed job)


Excellent.

earthyvirgo



Joined: 24 Aug 2007
Posts: 7972
Location: creating prints in the loft, Gerlan
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 11 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Just the other day I took a HUGE floor cushion that I bought *several* years ago with a strange vision of having time for lounging around on it.

The lounging time never seems to have materialised, so the cushion has, at last, been taken to Annie's Charity Shop much to their delight.

I did come back with a lovely blanket but it takes up much less space than the cushion and it will be used.

EV

Ginkotree



Joined: 26 Jun 2008
Posts: 2956
Location: south west wales
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 11 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Having inherited a lot of Useful Stuff and reused, recycled most of it over the years,I am now trying to be good and get rid of things that really are not going to be used...sad thing is...once they have gone down the lane I usually think of a use for things...broken things that no one is ever going to mend have to go now...have lots of wellies for plant pots but have been given so many plant pots i dont use them...need a new pair as wet feet are really annoying and uncomfortable...always think I am going to stay dry but generally end up treading in some wet somewhere...yuk....Note to self...must treat myself to a pair without holes

frewen



Joined: 08 Sep 2005
Posts: 11405

PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 11 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sally_in_wales wrote:
I've got one I need help with, a year or so ago we went on a small business course, during which we were given oodles of shiny printed booklets covering textbook examples for filling in tax returns, doing basic bookkeeping etc. We found them useful at the time the course was running but havent looked at them since. All the info in them in freely available on the various small business websites.

I should put them in the paper reycling bag shouldnt I, I really don't need to keep them


Send them to me

Ginkotree



Joined: 26 Jun 2008
Posts: 2956
Location: south west wales
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 11 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thats a good idea passing the leaflets on....thats why I love freecycle...even the clock might be good for someone to use...arty or mender...

kirstyfern



Joined: 03 Jan 2010
Posts: 1574
Location: Great Dunmow, Essex
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 11 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

12Bore wrote:
I would keep them, but you should bin them.


Ditto


I have a clear out every few years, but still have a box of chargers / cables / nuts & bolts, etc that I daren't throw out even though I have NO idea what they are for!

Jools



Joined: 28 Jul 2006
Posts: 1028
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 11 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ginkotree wrote:
Thats a good idea passing the leaflets on....thats why I love freecycle...even the clock might be good for someone to use...arty or mender...


Yep, the steampunk crowd love bits of old watches and clocks.

Ginkotree



Joined: 26 Jun 2008
Posts: 2956
Location: south west wales
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 11 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thats a new one on me...steam punk...I must be out of touch. would they use the bits for jewelry

Jools



Joined: 28 Jul 2006
Posts: 1028
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 11 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yep. Rob sometimes makes cufflinks from old watches and I've seen other jewellery using cogs and gears from watches.

The larger parts from clocks can be used to ornament other things.

Have a look on etsy to see the sorts of things that people are making.

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