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  1. Another of my favorites. A Minimoa 1/5th semi scale 30s German gull wing glider and a lovely looking glider that I built from a plan about 25 years ago. Good grief, it's surely not that long ago? [url=https://flic.kr/p/297KHbn][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/1879/43395974005_a089c9ee62_k.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/297KHbn]Minimoa Selsley[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/150763274@N06/]John Fairbairn[/url], on Flickr [url=https://flic.kr/p/297KHAk][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/1877/43395975395_a2f4182e07_k.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/297KHAk]Minimoa Selsey 2[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/150763274@N06/]John Fairbairn[/url], on Flickr It seems quite strange really. It has a 10 foot wing span and it doesn't seem to be very big when I just chuck it off of the side of a hill? That should not have been 2 of the same photo??
  2. Wooly that Tiger Moth is a Sopwith Camel thingy and one of the most famous fighters of the first world war mate! The Moth came much later and is also delightful. The Camel (that reminds me of a joke [;-)] ) comes in a kit of a flat pack box of bits of 1/4" thick foam panels that are glued together with cyano glue, super glue to you, and with great difficulty they form that little aeroplane that defies flight but flies really well. Unless your grandson knows how to fly radio controlled aircraft then this would be way beyond me. I had a spare pair of pants with me for the maiden flight of mine  because I had seen another of our RC model club fly his. [:-))] The first flight of mine led to the first repair due to not enough control movement mate [8-)] My RC flying came to a halt for the 13 years in France. No clubs close enough and us being on a frequent route for the Armée de l'air française, but it's great to be back with my old club again.
  3. Thank you both, Mint & ET. I missed out on my Sunday morn fly this morning, fixing our Karcher [:-))] So next Sunday I'll have to make up for it?
  4. If you like the Habicht Mint then what do you think of this little thing? [url=https://flic.kr/p/2jJisVh][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50361814658_e56ceca3c1_k.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/2jJisVh]IMG_3959[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/150763274@N06/]John Fairbairn[/url], on Flickr [url=https://flic.kr/p/2jJisRe][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50361814423_45f088c58d_k.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/2jJisRe]IMG_4562[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/150763274@N06/]John Fairbairn[/url], on Flickr Sopwith Camel thingy. Small and a bucket load of fun to fly. All it is is a load of flat plastic foam sheeting with an electric motor and a prop on the front. It looks quite realistic in the air and will do anything that the real WW1 fighter plus a lot more! Edit : - Nearly forgot to sat that that's me in the background. Yet another good shot of me [Www]
  5. Why, thank you Wooly. At times I was almost in the loony bin with that lot., but luckily enough I don't think anyone noticed any difference [8-)] I have also been playing with the idea of spinning cotton/wool  (don't worry, not wollybanananas ) and came up with this. It's called a book charcha, an Indian spinning wheel. Obvious where the book bit came from. Don't look at the box when it's folded, that one is just to see how it works. I am going to make a proper one sometime soon. I have tried it and apart from the yarn looking a bit like a knotted rope it does work OK [8-|] [url=https://flic.kr/p/2iNaPvR][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/49749232263_6dcef0be3b_k.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/2iNaPvR]MVI_3924[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/150763274@N06/]John Fairbairn[/url], on Flickr
  6. Hopefully it will look something like this Mint? [url=https://flic.kr/p/2jJ3L8X][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50358945901_ea51f0ca6c_c.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/2jJ3L8X]Screen Shot 2020-09-19 at 11.48.42[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/150763274@N06/]John Fairbairn[/url], on Flickr This is something else I pick up again and do a bit more on. One day it will be finished and working [:-))] It started out like this [url=https://flic.kr/p/V8Mcoj][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/4283/34874942514_76c949a85d_k.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/V8Mcoj]b gear laminates 1[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/150763274@N06/]John Fairbairn[/url], on Flickr [url=https://flic.kr/p/Vbzyv4][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/4117/34906621693_0aa8315e91_k.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/Vbzyv4]c clock case glued 2[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/150763274@N06/]John Fairbairn[/url], on Flickr [url=https://flic.kr/p/V8MiSb][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/4242/34874964314_fc3fdf99ff_k.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/V8MiSb]b minute hand[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/150763274@N06/]John Fairbairn[/url], on Flickr [url=https://flic.kr/p/WdxTpZ][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/4008/35585284851_0962b36ce0_k.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/WdxTpZ]c clock case mounted 2[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/150763274@N06/]John Fairbairn[/url], on Flickr And finished up as this [url=https://flic.kr/p/Vbz9pP][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/4285/34906540653_9ecf8d497e_k.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/Vbz9pP]Wooden clock assembledish[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/150763274@N06/]John Fairbairn[/url], on Flickr It's my 13" diameter pocket watch.
  7. I forgot to say that I have made a few of these too. [url=https://flic.kr/p/2jHVvSC][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50357532132_280cefc5ae_k.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/2jHVvSC]IMG_0313[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/150763274@N06/]John Fairbairn[/url], on Flickr About 4 now, plus a couple that didn't quite get to the end, BANG! After I did the first I made a second just to make sure it wasn't a fluke? To my surprise the second was good too. The first, on the left is spalted cherry, cerisier, and the second, right, is wild cherry, merisier. The problem for me is that when I pick up the cerisier jobbie I don't want to put it down again. It is very soothing to play with.
  8. That is very kind of you Norman. I am able to get back to another love too. And that is radio controlled gliders and I am finally getting around to trying to finish a very long project of a 1936 German glider. Only just under 4 metres and a real challenge to build. It will frighten the hell out of me when it comes to chucking it into the wild blue yonder [:-))] [url=https://flic.kr/p/2jHVm49][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50357499102_6e65963523_k.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/2jHVm49]IMG_4531[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/150763274@N06/]John Fairbairn[/url], on Flickr [url=https://flic.kr/p/2jHUwoJ][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50357338766_3c5fd6822d_k.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/2jHUwoJ]IMG_4530[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/150763274@N06/]John Fairbairn[/url], on Flickr But I haven't forgotten my turning and I have just finished these 3 wine bottle coasters. They are made in black walnut with a little bit of pyrography to set them off [url=https://flic.kr/p/2jGv9Rc][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50341462221_7d5371368a_k.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/2jGv9Rc]IMG_4581[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/150763274@N06/]John Fairbairn[/url], on Flickr [url=https://flic.kr/p/2jGv9Me][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50341461991_9bad49527e_k.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/2jGv9Me]IMG_4582[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/150763274@N06/]John Fairbairn[/url], on Flickr
  9. Well, perhaps I exajerated a likkle. I've been about 12 1/2 stone for about as long as I can remember, but it felt like wot I needed to be 4 stone to get in there at first? Now, things just get moved around a bit so I have room to swing nextdoors cat. It don't arf moan if I get it wrong and knock a couple of hammers off the wall with its bonce (only kiddin ???) Serious for once. It has been ages since I looked in here. Just too much going on this end really, but it's lovely to see so many familiar names again. I miss being in France at times, but it was time for us to come back and start a new chapter. The French chapter was a fantastic adventure and we wouldn't have missed it for the world. All 13 years of it. We keep in touch with some of our good French friends and I still get emails from the village walking groupe we were with. One of the things that I can't get my head around is that sometimes I can't think what the English is for some things? And we finally gave up our French driving licenses and the new English ones arrived yesterday!
  10. Crickey, it's been a long time since I have put anything on here, but what the hell. I have been busy with all sorts of things in sorting out our new home, mainly in the house, getting the heavier things sorted in the garden like the log store, shed and my workshop. But there now seems to be some kind of light at the end of the tunnel. I hope it ain't a train? [+o(] I sort of fell into the crocheting field when someone at a craft fair was impressed by a crochet hook I had made. Quite simple but she said that it was nice to look a and comfortable to use. So I made a few [url=https://flic.kr/p/2iF8cUq][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49669506772_d50ddad11b_k.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/2iF8cUq]IMG_3818[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/150763274@N06/]John Fairbairn[/url], on Flickr [url=https://flic.kr/p/2iF41mz][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49668687473_1e89162c0d_k.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/2iF41mz]IMG_3834[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/150763274@N06/]John Fairbairn[/url], on Flickr
  11. Still going well thank you Wooly. But a bit slow now that all of the craft fairs have had to shut, but as you lot say "say-laaa-flamin-veee-mate" [8-|] (Note - Still got the lingo init [8-)] ) My workshop is about 1/3rd the size of my French one but I got everything in and there's even room for me now I slimmed down to 4 stone an a bit [:'(] I hope that all is well with you and the family mate? That hope goes out to all on here who know me, well everyone really. [B]
  12. [quote user="Weegie"]Only took 12 years.[/quote] Better the tortoise [:-))]
  13. What else would you expect from such the son being fathered by Don the Duck, but Don the Ducklette [:-))]
  14. Before we left France I posed a question about how long I would have my wanadoo.fr address. It was suggested that it would go dead after a few months. We have now been back in the U.K. for 16 months and it is still alive, well and kicking. We even still get the emails from Orange Fr and I can access my Orange account! That was quite a surprise and almost as much of a surprise when I realised just how long ago we moved back. Oh, and we had a tax d' habitation bill 2 weeks ago too. They must still love us [8-|]
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