TerryMcK

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About TerryMcK

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  • Birthday 07/26/1962

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    Ellesmere Pk, England, UK
  • Woodworking Interests
    Stringed instrument making
    Wind instruments
    Cabinet making
    Furniture design and manufacture
    Power tools
    Hand tools
    Shop design and layout
    Gate, Portcullis and Drawbridge design and manufacture a speciality - especially for anybody living in a castle.

    Also a licensed radio ham G8YPH since 1980. Have a listen around on HF, VHF or UHF as I have gear for all bands.

    In 2019 I got into AstroPhotography big time. Still a lot of learning, equipment to buy, software packages to learn. It's amazing what photos can be taken from the backyard!

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  1. I wouldn't be surprised if they were part of the same company at one time.
  2. It should look great when finished. I still have a few old 33 and 45 vinyl records somewhere - probably in the attic. I don't have anything to play them on but I know some people are popularizing the format again. I do have a very old 1930's wind up gramophone player in a wooden cabinet on display in the dining room - it has a label inside His Masters Voice with a picture of a dog on. HMV was a record retail company in the UK until it went bust a few years ago. We have a bunch of 78s that we dig out and put on it from time to time. It has real needles I guess made out of steel. When
  3. We've grimly exceeded 100,000 deaths in the UK now. Fifth worse country in the world not that anybody is competing. However nearly 8 million people have had their first jab of either the Pfizer/Biontek, Oxford/Astra-Zenica or Moderna vaccines. My mother and step father have had theirs, my wife will be having hers soon and I will have to wait being the spring chicken I am. We are still stuck indoors going out once a day for a walk and getting everything delivered. We are on our third national lockdown and most people are sticking to it. There are the odd melons or "bears of little bra
  4. Could arrange a drip feed too.
  5. Yes Charles sadly died according to this article https://www.lumberjocks.com/topics/307351 Not sure if he was a one man band or if he had anybody else working with him.
  6. Brilliant. I also suffer from that syndrome. Fortunately 18 bottles of red arrived today to alleviate my suffering.
  7. England will be going into its third lockdown. It joins Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland which already are in their total lockdowns. Stay at home orders in place, only go out for exercise, provisions buying, medical treatment or if you can’t work from home.
  8. Mine is not to have any resolutions. Darn it. Failed already!
  9. We saw it the same day over here. I also saw the police bodycam footage immediately prior to the explosion and the aftermath. Scary stuff. The RV reminded me of the one used as a meth lab in Breaking Bad.
  10. Yes its holiday season so am catching up on the forums. I'm off until Jan 4 having finished at lunch time Dec 24. Not sure about any shop time but who knows.
  11. Absolutely. As I predicted the Astra Zenica vaccine has just (26 minutes ago at time of writing) been approved for use in the UK. They will start inoculating with this Jan 4.
  12. Lots more restrictions. Whole areas have stay at home orders. We in my area are not in that yet.... but real close to it probably going into yet another nationwide lock down. 72000+ deaths overall and 53000 new cases just today. The hospitals are close to breaking point. It seems this new strain can be spread easier. We’d also heard of the new South African variant which apparently is as bad to young adults as the regular strain is to older people. Fortunately a lot of people have been vaccinated already with the Pfizer Biontech vaccine, including my elderly parents, and will get their se
  13. You just have to polish the Lie Nielsen. The bronze body can come up nice and shiny.
  14. Absolutely. I do a sanity check so I know where my hands and digits are every time I use any machine. Also I never do any woodworking when tired. Too many nicks from chisels done when not concentrating properly.
  15. Interesting idea. I think with my OCD I would have done it with a straight transition line but that’s me.