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Offline Ramon

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Re: Things to do under Lockdown.
« Reply #165 on: November 05, 2020, 10:06:46 AM »
Metric or imperial Jo - it doesn't matter what you chose  ::), Millimetres, centimetres or inches the result is the same - a rather alarming vision of reality in front of your eyes  :o. Obviously the younger you are when you do it the less impact it will have  ;).

Looking at 70 inches gone and, all things being equal, just thirteen left was a salutary experience. It's the visual comparison that gets you (well it did me!) It did have an immediate impact on my outlook from that point onwards - a positive one to make the best of everything.

Incidentally, I've shown this to quite a few friends and relations all save one who have taken it in the same light - 'number of inches left' often coming into the conversation. The one? well, a more than glass half empty kind of person,  he took it the other way and has spent the time pondering how little he has left. I certainly didn't do him a favour when I showed him this  >:(

Of course theres always the possibility of living longer than the average age, which I hope we will all do. I intend to get to ninety nine. I once had a diving doctor say to me at my yearly medical -'You are a very fit man Mr Wilson you will live till you are ninety nine' 'I will hold you to that Doctor' I replied and have every intention of doing so. That said of course I was in my late thirties (ha remember them) at the time. Fast approaching 76 I'm not quite so confident the energy levels will see me there  ;D

So on that note I'm off to the workshop to make best of another 64th of an inch. Lockdown Lockdown? bring it on, lets get the lathe fired up, I have a project to finish and another to start and yes in that order :Lol:

Regards Jo and to all - 'Ol' Tug  :old:
"I ain't here for the long time but I am here for a good time"
(a very apt phrase - thanks to a well meaning MEM friend)

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Re: Things to do under Lockdown.
« Reply #166 on: November 05, 2020, 11:50:42 AM »
"I am never satisfied with what I do, I know I can always do better and learning how to do better is enjoyable in itself." says Jo.

I have a certain affinity with that comment.  Coming into this hobby late on I am still learning as I go, how to machine better finishes, to closer tollerances, better methods of work holding, more organised order of work machining, creeping up on final measurements and not overshooting, etc etc.  My first engine I must have built each component at least twice if not some three times or more, as dis-satifaction or errors in machining items consigned them to the scrap bin.  I am slowly improving, and when something goes exactly as planned that gives me great satisfaction, but I still have a long way to go, so I will go on "learning how to do better" for quite some time yet.

I also did the age (74) on the tape measure trick - really sobering looking back and then forward, even if one can convince oneself that 83 does not apply to me, I'm on to at least somewhere in the 90's.  In my dreams.  Keeping well clear of the rona but, just to be sure!

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Re: Things to do under Lockdown.
« Reply #167 on: November 05, 2020, 05:40:22 PM »
In my family on my fathers side, my grandmother and her six sisters all went to early/mid 90's.  His sister went to 98 and my father should hit 100 next July.
My grandparents on my mothers side both went to mid 90's.  My mother let the side down at 63.  I'm hoping the genes are on my side and the tape is around 98-100 inches :).  70 at present.

I think I'll need all the years I can get just to manage the 9 or 10 casting sets in my stash. If I had a stash like Jo I think I'd need to be reincarnated several times to complete them all.

If it wasn't for daily leaf/acorn collections I might be able to get in the workshop. Hoping to start the Alyn Foundry Robinson Hot Air engine soon.

Colin

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Re: Things to do under Lockdown.
« Reply #168 on: November 16, 2020, 05:45:06 PM »
To keep me from going scatty  :insane: or worrying about covid I have taken to trying to understand this new messenger RNA vaccine technology and I must say it is rather impressive 8)

But what is really interesting is that the same technology looks like it could be used against cancer :whoohoo:

Jo
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Re: Things to do under Lockdown.
« Reply #169 on: November 16, 2020, 06:24:25 PM »
To keep me from going scatty  :insane: or worrying about covid I have taken to trying to understand this new messenger RNA vaccine technology and I must say it is rather impressive 8)

But what is really interesting is that the same technology looks like it could be used against cancer :whoohoo:

Jo
It is amazing the advances they have been making, hope they can keep it going!

Offline Alan Haisley

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Re: Things to do under Lockdown.
« Reply #170 on: November 21, 2020, 01:49:36 PM »
To keep me from going scatty  :insane: or worrying about covid I have taken to trying to understand this new messenger RNA vaccine technology and I must say it is rather impressive 8)

But what is really interesting is that the same technology looks like it could be used against cancer :whoohoo:

Jo
I have a feeling that cancer is one of the least of the breakthroughs it will lead to. On the other hand I have been reading science fiction for over 70 years.

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Re: Things to do under Lockdown.
« Reply #171 on: November 24, 2020, 12:45:52 PM »
The end is Nigh is in sight1 so we need to make the most of these lockdowns by this time next year it will be back to normal  :whoohoo: ... We will have our model shows again   :cartwheel: We will be able to visit our friends  :cheers: 


Life will return to a new normal which means reduced time in the workshop due to all that essential shopping we missed out on  :facepalm:

Jo

1. The AZD1222 Oxford/Vaccitech Vaccine world wide roll out plan has been published  :ThumbsUp:
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