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Discussion in 'General' started by RTT, 29 Oct 2007.

  1. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    I think mastering it will be the tough bit, but I'm led to believe that the results are really quite something... :thumb:
     
  2. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    You know thats just put a killed summer dont you!
     
  3. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    As you should! They look like awesome bits of kit.

    Green eggs are glorious! I see them a lot on the subreddits I use, and I want one!

    It's the cost and the potential hassle if any of it turns up cracked that stops me, though.
     
  4. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    I bought it from John Lewis, so I hope that:

    1) it won't turn up cracked because, you know, John Lewis; and
    b) if it does, they'll sort it out because, you know, John Lewis.

    I got bought a funky wireless thermometer for it as a birthday present, too. I predict I'll get a bit more fat over the next few weeks...
     
  5. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    [​IMG]I know Master locks are notoriously shite, but it's to replace a Sterling padlock which was even worse. Weatherproof my backside: it completely seized, and I had to cut it off with an angle-grinder. T'other lock will replace a generic on the front gate, and they're keyed alike for simplicity.

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    Picked this up while I was looking at padlocks. I've got a couple I can pick, but I never feel quite like I know what I'm doing compared to Euro cylinders. Figured being able to see what I'm doing might boost my confidence a little, improve my times.
     
  6. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Always wise to have someone else to throw a paddy at! Although the yanks appear to not have many problems getting replacements for new ones. Ah well.

    What did you get wireless thermometer wise? I've been looking at thermometers recently, albeit non wireless ones, and I'm going to be picking up a Thermapen mk4 in the not too distant future for steak cooking funtimes.
     
  7. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Oo. Nice. Replaceable probes.
     
  9. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    Yeah - it's nice innit. I've measured the temperature of an orange and my hand so far, but I'm expecting good things. In combination with my non-contact thermometer for the coals, I'm hoping I'm all set!

    I just need to get wood now. Fnar fnar.
     
  10. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    I bought one of those earlier in the year - looked like a great educational tool, but it was far too easy to pick. I ordered a more complex double ended door lock (similar to what we see on modern UPVC doors) to see if it was any better. Not had the time to play with it yet.
     
  11. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    Where does one obtain such 'educational tools' from? I'm intrigued!
     
  12. goldstar0011

    goldstar0011 Well-Known Member

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    Considered having a play myself, might do one day

    Amazon Link
     
  13. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I've got a load of Euro cylinders (the "more complex double-ended door locks" to which you refer), ranging from straight-four-pin to six-security-pin models. I can pick every single one. Padlocks, though, I have *never* been able to single-pin-pick. Rake, sure: there aren't that many padlocks that stay closed when I tickle 'em with a city rake or fauxgota. Single-pin? I'm lost, hence the transparent one.
    Amazon, or China if you want to save cash. If you're just beginning, I'd recommend getting a couple of second-hand Euro cylinders from FleaBay, the SouthOrd PXS-14 with a bonus DeForest Diamond pick, and if you like what you're doing perhaps a pair of titanium Bogotas (which go through common locks like *butter.* Seriously, I unlocked a mate's cash machine (long story) in seconds with the Bogota rake.)

    It's a fun hobby!
     
  14. Maki role

    Maki role Dale you're on a roll... Staff

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    Ooooh, now that's something I can get behind. Been eyeing on up for a good 3 years now but it's hard to find the justification when you already have a good. fully functioning barbecue and hot smoker. A new cookshop opened near to me a couple weeks back though and they seem to stock them, if things are good financially this summer it might be the time to spring for one!
     
  15. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    Do it! (I'll confirm this is a good idea when I have tried mine!)
     
  16. crazyg1zm0

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    My dads had one for the best part of 15 years now.

    Amazing bit of kit, did a pulled pork joint on it years ago and was in there for 24 hours on 1 load of fuel. we use it for so much,

    we picked it up when we lived in the states and it came back with us when we moved, I can only guess it must have been one of the first ones in the UK as they were not available at all back there and it was 7 years or so after that i saw one on a tv show in the UK
     
  17. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    [​IMG]

    The stand, not the 'phones.
     
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    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    [​IMG]
     
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    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    2 rolls of PLA filament, 1 of TPE, roller bearings, assorted nuts/bolts/washers.
     
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    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    Plumber or Gas fitter?..... or both?
     

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