More frivolous purchases, stuff you don't need..

More frivolous purchases, stuff you don't need..

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j_4m

1,280 posts

5 months

Monday 13th May
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geeks said:
3000+ parts and some 20 hours later!

Coool

Clockwork Cupcake

59,913 posts

213 months

Monday 13th May
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loudlashadjuster said:
Given the number of YouTube vids of people making a complete arse of using one, leaving them covered in broken glass and expensive, sugary liquid, I'd agree biggrin
The Slo Mo guys did a great vid using these. Mostly it was as you say but one lucky shot gave a clean removal and their surprise was quite amusing.

Everyone agreed that they wouldn't want to drink it though due to the broken glass. smile

GC8

18,214 posts

131 months

Monday 13th May
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First pattern Fairbairn Sykes, made by William Rogers, Sheffield:


Abbott

645 posts

144 months

Monday 13th May
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Clockwork Cupcake said:
loudlashadjuster said:
Given the number of YouTube vids of people making a complete arse of using one, leaving them covered in broken glass and expensive, sugary liquid, I'd agree biggrin
The Slo Mo guys did a great vid using these. Mostly it was as you say but one lucky shot gave a clean removal and their surprise was quite amusing.

Everyone agreed that they wouldn't want to drink it though due to the broken glass. smile
If you do it right then there is no broken glass to worry about as long as you do not drink from the bottle. Most of the videos are not even close to getting it right

AstonZagato

8,599 posts

151 months

Monday 13th May
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Abbott said:
Clockwork Cupcake said:
loudlashadjuster said:
Given the number of YouTube vids of people making a complete arse of using one, leaving them covered in broken glass and expensive, sugary liquid, I'd agree biggrin
The Slo Mo guys did a great vid using these. Mostly it was as you say but one lucky shot gave a clean removal and their surprise was quite amusing.

Everyone agreed that they wouldn't want to drink it though due to the broken glass. smile
If you do it right then there is no broken glass to worry about as long as you do not drink from the bottle. Most of the videos are not even close to getting it right
There is definitely a technique. I've seen it done many times and done it a couple of times myself. Never had it go wrong. As you say, the youtube vids I've seen seem to be people who have no idea how to do it.

That said, it is a very exhibitionist way to open a bottle and there are very few occasions when it is appropriate.
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j_4m

1,280 posts

5 months

Monday 13th May
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Like when your platoon of Hussars has just ridden down a bunch of fleeing enemy rank and file?

AstonZagato

8,599 posts

151 months

Monday 13th May
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The last time I saw it done was by a cavalry officer with his sword. He was trying to impress a young lady.

Halb

47,422 posts

124 months

Monday 13th May
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geeks said:
3000+ parts and some 20 hours later!

Glorious

classicaholic

164 posts

11 months

Monday 13th May
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RizzoTheRat said:
Garemberg said:
I need talked out of having to justify this piece of cold war technology to HQ.
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2...
You're on the wrong thread if you want to be talked out if it, do it! biggrin



Well ok then, Gen 1 Image intensifiers are a bit st, you'd be a lot better off getting a PVS14
https://ownthenight.com/night-vision-systems/produ...
I bought an image intensifier at the boat show one year and its best use was finding the dog at night! Actually it was good at night for finding lobster pots when sailing but got used mainly as a toy for top trumps toy box!, so not completely frivolous!

toasty

5,322 posts

161 months

Monday 13th May
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geeks said:
3000+ parts and some 20 hours later!

Very cool. Now what? Are you able to dismantle and put back in bags and box and sell on?

I really fancy giving these a go but the cost is frivolously eye watering.

CS Garth

1,889 posts

46 months

Monday 13th May
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SHutchinson said:
CS Garth said:
I’ve just bought a champagne sabre.

Not only is it a much better way to open your grog it also means you have a sword to play with for the duration of your drinking session.

These are absolutely pointless and make the wielder look like a knob. It's perfect for this thread.

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Indeed. I’m also hoping I’ll get a lot less backchat from my mother in law at Christmas when I have a sabre in my hand

CS Garth

1,889 posts

46 months

Monday 13th May
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j_4m said:
Like when your platoon of Hussars has just ridden down a bunch of fleeing enemy rank and file?
Or if say Dad’s Army has finished and I can’t be arsed to walk to the kitchen for a bottle opener

boxst

2,902 posts

86 months

Monday 13th May
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I bought one of these. It's quite fun.



(Bug-A-Salt Gun)

Garemberg

64 posts

30 months

Monday 13th May
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GC8 said:
First pattern Fairbairn Sykes, made by William Rogers, Sheffield:

cool that is very nice, any more details ?

SlimRick

2,091 posts

106 months

Monday 13th May
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We have a couple of tortoise that have free reign in the garden. At the weekend there were two crows trying to have a go at them. The only logical thing to do:



Daystate Huntsman Regal .22 air rifle, bipod and night vision smile

David A

2,895 posts

192 months

Monday 13th May
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SlimRick said:
We have a couple of tortoise that have free reign in the garden. At the weekend there were two crows trying to have a go at them. The only logical thing to do:



Daystate Huntsman Regal .22 air rifle, bipod and night vision smile
Bloody hell. Didn’t think tortoises could move that fast. Won’t the pellets just bounce off the shells?


Similarly I bought a bsa ultra 10 and some extras after a crow took a baby koi many years ago. Crow obviously knew and never came back !

SlimRick

2,091 posts

106 months

Monday 13th May
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David A said:
Bloody hell. Didn’t think tortoises could move that fast. Won’t the pellets just bounce off the shells?


Similarly I bought a bsa ultra 10 and some extras after a crow took a baby koi many years ago. Crow obviously knew and never came back !
My kinda logic smile

RammyMP

2,707 posts

94 months

Monday 13th May
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SlimRick said:
We have a couple of tortoise that have free reign in the garden. At the weekend there were two crows trying to have a go at them. The only logical thing to do:



Daystate Huntsman Regal .22 air rifle, bipod and night vision smile
Do you need any sort of licence for that? If not I’m in!

Clockwork Cupcake

59,913 posts

213 months

Monday 13th May
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RammyMP said:
Do you need any sort of licence for that? If not I’m in!
So long as it is unmodified and you are over 18, then no. But there are regulations, such as you being legally liable if a pellet escapes the boundaries of your property (either directly or by ricochet), plus how close to a road your property is, etc.

Incidentally, there are also restrictions on what you can (legally) shoot. Thanks to recent changes in the law, I do not believe that crows are amongst them.


Abbott

645 posts

144 months

Monday 13th May
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The art of opening a champagne bottle with a sword is more of a science. You have to locate the split line of the 2 halves of the bottle mould. Then you run the blade along that seam until it hits the back of the step in the neck that the wire hangs around. The impact acts as a tress raiser and should cause a clean fracture of the neck of the bottle. I guess you can cheat a little by making sure there is plenty of pressure in the bottle.
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