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02-26-2018 09:42 PM

Well still alive almost lol - 20 replies

Hi Guys Alistair here from Scotland still going albeit with very limited energy.The morphine is doing no good with my hobby life. Bronwen cannot walk much now it has been very sad to watch the love of my life go downhill so quickly over the last decade she is now 70 and I am her toyboy she says at 67 in a few months MAY. anyway I don’t w...

09-03-2017 05:05 PM

Alistair still alive ! - 15 replies

Well just a few words to let you know Alistair Scotsman is still alive and getting back to both my woodshop and machinist shop again. I wrote here about a year ago and could not get logged on. Anyway I am ploughing away day to day and am going quite deaf and have to wear two hearing aids. A few years ago I was told by my family I was shouting a...

06-07-2016 03:28 PM

OFF TOPIC quite a bit you have been warned. - 8 replies

I read through here , and going back see how many really great people we have here in the jocks boxI I get on really well with all you great guys.As I sit here in Scotland , I sometimes see or at least feel the presence of you all. Wouldn’t it be so nice if we all that is the peoples of the world couldn’t be so much more rea...

06-05-2016 03:41 PM

designing a new and old type of hvlp pump Charles Neil got me going on this - 5 replies

The famous Charles got me interested in his video on hvlp sprayers a great and intelligent broadcast this guys is one of the very best. Anyway he described one of the pumps as being just like a unit inside a vacuum cleaner. It got my old inquisitive mind going I currently have recently bought n Apollo 700 unit. I stripped it apart taken off eve...

06-01-2016 06:26 PM

a dilema I new was coming eventually I suppose? - 16 replies

My lovely wife Bronwen had back surgery a few years ago she is sixty nine. The surgeons operated on one side of her spine in order to help her with severe pain and other problems too. Since then then she is now coming to a stage when walking is becoming very difficult for her and sometimes climbing the stairs is quite a challenge and usually hav...

04-27-2016 08:49 PM

Smokers pipe A BIG ONE PLEASE ? - 12 replies

I have a life long friend going way back to secondary school days I E from 12 years on, who has been really like a brother to me sometimes more so.Anyway he has been helpful to my son and I have found a very nice piece of wood, it is a very heavy hardwood, and is not known to me at all.I sent off and bought several of the mouthpieces thinking I...

04-24-2016 10:47 PM

I am still going albeit through a hard time somedays - 17 replies

Ok guys as you know I have a form of parkinsons disease it has many different disease symptoms that go under that name. I am struggling a little at the moment and have had my morphine increased recently. I am getting very WORD forgetful I am really struggling to think of the simplest words, still have the very severe thrashing movements but mor...

02-01-2016 11:57 PM

big Al Alistair is finally coming back hopefully.LOL - 14 replies

Hey Guys I will hopefully be back with you soon .I am not sure if anyone noticed but I have been away for a few months on all sites I am on not (two in total LOL) just here and a metal working machinists site I will explain all soon as I can on top of everything else I have been without the internet since Dec 18th.I have had eight engineers out ...

09-26-2015 07:49 PM

just to keep you guys informed! - 17 replies

Hi just a few words I have been away for a while so just to let you know I am going into hospital soon to have a biopsy done of my facial tumour . I am sure it will be ok please don’t forget about me. I hope to be back writing again soon. Brotherly love to all you wonderful people from the heart you guys are the business . That means grea...

07-27-2015 09:01 PM

I am at it once more.will this ever end LOL - 26 replies

Earlier this year I started to lose my sense of taste and found food almost impossible to eat as my mouth was always so dry.It got gradually worse I went to my doctor who said it was just due to the med’s I have been taking.When I was at the dentist I spoke to Nigel who is a pal of mine and the family dentist.He made me an appointment to g...

06-04-2015 07:54 PM

Plans or ideas for a four wheeled childs garden pull along trolley please - 4 replies

Can anyone share their work (photo’s) and hopefully have a set of plans or point me in the right direction for some. I can normally copy even photo’s if you have them I have four nice new 10 inch pneumatic tyres just for the right design.In the meantime I hope you are all well.Kindest regards Alistair

05-31-2015 06:38 PM

Ok a woodworking machine Alistair does not recognize?? what do you think? - 5 replies

saw this on ebay.I cannot figure out exactly how it is used and for what is it used.I know someone here will know.I hope LOL Alistair

05-30-2015 08:38 PM

Kitty wood lathe copier attachment ?? - 10 replies

Hi I bought one of these on ebay, recently to try for a bit of fun.And it has been fun so far working out how it works .The problem is Kitty don’t seem to offer any advice or instructions on this.It is not a top of the range attachment and as said I bought it for a bit of fun and to stretch my mind a little.I am not expecting a leonardo f...

05-18-2015 07:24 PM

o t but worth it.LOL - 12 replies

Ok I am back again! I’ve had no computer or telephone for three weeks or more.Anyway I am back with you brothers and sisters too.Tomorrow Alistair will be sixty four and enjoying life ,even with the aches and pains LOL.Now don’t all rush out and buy me expensive presents like you all did last year.I am not really worth it and in any...

02-27-2015 08:45 PM

Sorely disapointing ,new to me big negative on this site - 54 replies

I open up many posts now to find that when I click on the blue underlined words which are in some posts, such as my teacher told me etc.Now all of them when opened go immediately to advertising around a British bank.Haven’t the bankers done enough to damage our lives? seriously this is not pleasent or acceptable to me.I can no longer read...

02-10-2015 12:25 PM

Smokers pipe making video see how this guy uses a circular saw? - 22 replies

Dangerous or what? I simply could not believe my eyes .Watch and please tell me what you think of his technique.Bordering on madness I think.Alistair

02-06-2015 08:37 PM

anyone ever bought ,or designed an under door draught excluder - 22 replies

Hi I live in a big house over one hundred years old over looking the holy loch. It has avery large front door WIDE that is.There used to be a draught—rain extruder fitted in two parts .One to the bottom of the door and another to the floor beneath it to marry up when closed .I bought one a time back then in a moment of weakness gave it to ...

01-11-2015 05:57 PM

small open cabinet on wheels for metal storage in my machine shop - 4 replies

I would like you guys to offer me some of your design suggestions.I want to make a kind of tool tote style cabinet with perhaps though not necessary side handles,.It should be on wheels to drag out and return to where it came from. Ideally I want some tapered cabinet higher at the rear and lower at the front.fitted with sort of pidgeon holes as...

01-01-2015 08:38 PM

phew just got released. I was rushed into hosptal yet again! - 11 replies

I have been taken speedily by ambulance over on the ferry to be checked out by a large hospital on the other side of the water from our local hospital.Basically I developed very, (and I mean) very strong pains in my back midriff and side,It beacame almost unbearable and I was left on my couch groaning in agony.After telephoning my local doctor a...

12-22-2014 07:26 PM

Me and my very handsome three sons ! - 16 replies

Here I am a little while back taken at Christmas a few ago with my handsome three young sons.I love them all so much and am a very proud Dad.Don’t they look very handsome? I wish you all a very merryu Christmas and a happy new year from we in Scotland.

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