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  Topic: Carving on a slate
Hairyloon

Replies: 11
Views: 459
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue Oct 09, 18 8:47 pm   Subject: Carving on a slate
I knew someone with slate worktops, which I really liked, but they had to be really careful with red wine and lemon juice, because they indelibly marked the slate.
Are you sure that wasn't marble?
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  Topic: Carving on a slate
Hairyloon

Replies: 11
Views: 459
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue Oct 09, 18 4:31 pm   Subject: Carving on a slate
Could one etch, with some sort of acid? Might be a simpler solution, more suited to DIY. I know you can get stuff for glass.
There is a kind of acid you can get that might make you see engravings t ...
  Topic: Carving on a slate
Hairyloon

Replies: 11
Views: 459
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sat Oct 06, 18 4:14 pm   Subject: Re: Carving on a slate
Hi, would a downsizer know of any one that engraves slate please?
TIA
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Is on my list of things to have a try at. Haven't managed to get a suitable slate in the same place as the engraving tool y ...
  Topic: Web hosting
Hairyloon

Replies: 9
Views: 1563
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Tue Oct 02, 18 12:43 pm   Subject: Web hosting
Who is good for forum hosting these days?
  Topic: Web hosting
Hairyloon

Replies: 9
Views: 1563
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Sun Sep 30, 18 8:43 am   Subject: Web hosting
iirc wordpress used to work fairly well. there are other formats.
Any advance on Wordpress?
Or are we all happy that wordpress works well enough?
  Topic: Web hosting
Hairyloon

Replies: 9
Views: 1563
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Tue Sep 11, 18 7:01 am   Subject: Web hosting
Somewhere, I think, to collate my public thoughts and information.
  Topic: Web hosting
Hairyloon

Replies: 9
Views: 1563
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Mon Sep 10, 18 9:37 pm   Subject: Web hosting
What do you need hosting, how long for, what functionality and access and what's the budget?
I don't really know. People keep telling me that I should have a website, and I think they're probably rig ...
  Topic: Web hosting
Hairyloon

Replies: 9
Views: 1563
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Sat Sep 08, 18 11:30 pm   Subject: Web hosting
Who do we recommend for web hosting?
Tenders invited.
  Topic: New toy...
Hairyloon

Replies: 60
Views: 5448
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Fri Aug 31, 18 10:02 am   Subject: New toy...
Bit harder to stab someone with a mains powered angle grinder

Get a decent extension cable.
If it is the type with a variable speed control, they'll run off an inverter and a battery if you start ...
  Topic: the slimey hoard
Hairyloon

Replies: 16
Views: 1383
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Aug 22, 18 7:44 pm   Subject: the slimey hoard
This thread is turning into a house of horrors

best not to mention 20000v across copper strips an inch apart.
Copper & zinc is more than enough volts to upset a slug.
  Topic: Adventures in grafting
Hairyloon

Replies: 42
Views: 45579
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Aug 22, 18 5:05 pm   Subject: Adventures in grafting
So what sort of grafting technique is best for this time of year?
I have cherries, plums, apples and pears to play with...
  Topic: the slimey hoard
Hairyloon

Replies: 16
Views: 1383
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Aug 22, 18 3:24 pm   Subject: the slimey hoard
Upside down, half oranges, juiced first, so hollow, will attract slugs in at the end of the night's feeding then you go down before dusk starts and oust them to their demise...

I wondered about aut ...
  Topic: the slimey hoard
Hairyloon

Replies: 16
Views: 1383
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Aug 20, 18 7:15 pm   Subject: the slimey hoard
That'll do slug, that'll do.

I wonder if sensors would be able to pick up the slug movement to turn on the lights as they go by or if they move to slow to trigger one?
The usual kind of sensors fo ...
  Topic: Beach find
Hairyloon

Replies: 9
Views: 1566
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Aug 19, 18 8:54 am   Subject: Beach find
there is a high probability that our gt gt ( to the power N where N is a very big number ) grannie was a sea squirt of some sort.
iirc tunicates are first in the fossil record for anything resemblin ...
  Topic: Plums
Hairyloon

Replies: 13
Views: 1286
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Aug 13, 18 11:15 am   Subject: Plums
Can we recommend any recipes? Or are they all on the database already?

Is there some way to link to the results of a database search?
 
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