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    Manchester screwdriver

    I finally did it! Mrs B went away for the weekend so I did a changing-rooms style makeover on our through-lounge. A bit of a chore with the various ankle-biters tripping me up. Everything was going really well, but at the end when I was putting the room back together I have one screw which just wouldn't go any further into the wall. I did consider reversing & drilling a bigger hole, but instead out came my trusty hammer job done!

    I hadn't told her I was going to do it, so I really had to finish before she got home - talk about pressure!
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    Quote Originally Posted by badric View Post
    .......I did consider reversing & drilling a bigger hole, but instead out came my trusty hammer job done!.......
    That's what I refer to as 'fine adjustment'!

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    Hammer = Tool, Fine Adjustment, Mark 1

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    Reminds me of a joke.

    Whats the difference between a normal engineer, and a German engineer?
    The German engineer has a bigger hammer.
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    In similar vein, but slightly contrary, a German engineer I worked with always referred to his adjustable spanner as "der Englander".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hathi_Cambridge View Post
    In similar vein, but slightly contrary, a German engineer I worked with always referred to his adjustable spanner as "der Englander".
    As an engineer who is half German, and who has a German Engineer as a dad, that sounds about right
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    Quote Originally Posted by badric View Post
    out came my trusty hammer job done!
    Cautionary tale -
    In our first house, we had a tiny staircase so i built a wardrobe/dresser/chest of drawers in the bedroom.

    i'd carcassed the frame out over a weekend and found it was still a bit wobbly at one end.

    No problemo - out came a big screw and screwdriver.

    It stuck with about half an inch to go.

    Out came the hammer.

    Bang, bang, HISSSSSSSS

    Kitchen ceiling below started filling with hot water from the central heating pipe I'd just skewered.

    Out came most of my half lap/tenon jointed wooden frame, up came the boards so I could get to the pipe to fix.

    So if it goes "clang' when you hit it - think again!!!


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