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MSea

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Re: M3 Lee at an African road block
« Reply #30 on: May 16, 2020, 02:16:34 PM »
I can hear it now - Haddock shouting "measure twice and cut/drill once".
When laying out the base I used the tank model to get the correct size for the hut - but forgot I was adding bar-armour on each side, so the hut is not wide enough for the tank. Have now re-drilled for 2 of the posts and am making changes to the roof cross bars, so that they now fit. If nothing else it will have given you lot a laugh at my expense.

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Re: M3 Lee at an African road block
« Reply #31 on: May 16, 2020, 03:25:43 PM »
Tit, tut, call yourself an engineer!
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Re: M3 Lee at an African road block
« Reply #32 on: May 16, 2020, 03:35:12 PM »
No a professional bodger

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Re: M3 Lee at an African road block
« Reply #33 on: May 16, 2020, 03:38:04 PM »
New roof supports made and also a table and fridge

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Re: M3 Lee at an African road block
« Reply #34 on: May 16, 2020, 04:38:23 PM »
Careful with the use of the term Bodger. Traditionally they were skilled craftsmen who formed an important first stage in the making of most timber furniture. This doesn't seem to be the case here, more likely the domain of a metric architect and an imperial builder disconnect.

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Re: M3 Lee at an African road block
« Reply #35 on: May 16, 2020, 05:23:09 PM »
Careful with the use of the term Bodger. Traditionally they were skilled craftsmen who formed an important first stage in the making of most timber furniture. This doesn't seem to be the case here, more likely the domain of a metric architect and an imperial builder disconnect.
You are being very polite.
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Re: M3 Lee at an African road block
« Reply #36 on: May 16, 2020, 09:43:13 PM »
Careful with the use of the term Bodger. Traditionally they were skilled craftsmen who formed an important first stage in the making of most timber furniture. This doesn't seem to be the case here, more likely the domain of a metric architect and an imperial builder disconnect.
No Francis I am using the Merchant Navy definition of the term --- That is a person who makes something that works and does the job, without the correct tools , correct materials or any instructions and usually has somebody shouting down the phone that this is costing $10,000 per hour delay or is saying you have 10 minutes then I will have to get the tug attached to the 300.000ton tanker so we don't run onto the rocks with all that would cost. 

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Re: M3 Lee at an African road block
« Reply #37 on: May 17, 2020, 02:13:25 PM »
A start made on turning an oil drum into a BBQ.

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Re: M3 Lee at an African road block
« Reply #38 on: May 17, 2020, 02:57:37 PM »
Thanks for your explanation Martin however this does not look like a maritime project, therefore my case rests.

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Re: M3 Lee at an African road block
« Reply #39 on: May 17, 2020, 03:23:24 PM »
Are we playing semantics Francis -- also you have not seen the person who is going to cause problems at the check point,  so it could be a maritime subject -!!!!!

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Re: M3 Lee at an African road block
« Reply #40 on: May 17, 2020, 04:11:44 PM »
Some more work done on the SMEG fridge and the BBQ

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Re: M3 Lee at an African road block
« Reply #41 on: May 17, 2020, 07:03:59 PM »
Ok Martin I'll watch and wait.

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Re: M3 Lee at an African road block
« Reply #42 on: May 17, 2020, 07:14:52 PM »
Hmmmm... Very interesting. Looking forward to the story behind this one.
Andy.
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Re: M3 Lee at an African road block
« Reply #43 on: May 17, 2020, 08:07:47 PM »
A start made on the banana leaves - it is just a bit of foil from a wine bottle and a bit of wire for the leaf rib.
When solid will cut to shape and put cuts across the leaf as in normal life and colour it  shades of green.

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Re: M3 Lee at an African road block
« Reply #44 on: May 17, 2020, 08:11:13 PM »
A start made on the banana leaves - it is just a bit of foil from a wine bottle and a bit of wire for the leaf rib.
When solid will cut to shape and put cuts across the leaf as in normal life and colour it  shades of green.

Aha,
All is becoming clearer on the foliage. Sir, can you continue to give details and pitfalls of the construction.
This build will help me in my next project.
Cheers,
Bigkev

PS. I have a spare ruler, if you need one.... ho,ho,ho