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NigelRen:
My 'latest toy' is a piece of 12x10" board  :(  Not quite in the same league I know - but I haven't done any oil painting for a while, so I'm going to have a go on that.
I will save you the photograph of it - perhaps when it's finished but at the moment it's undergoing several coats of white paint.

Maker of Things:
Look forward to see what you paint.

I've never been much of an image artist, I can sketch but I prefer working in 3D.

Today, whilst consuming much tea Arch and I got on with some more work on the house.  Arch PVAed the fresh plaster in preparation for painting while I changed some plumbing to fit two replacement (as in not leaking) radiators and then cauked all the gappy and slightly rough internal edges.

Then while Arch painted some cupboard doors in the bathroom I started sorting the missing floorboards and moving the consumer unit up an inch for clearance.

By next weekend we should have paint on the walls and all the floors down.  Maybe even skirtings and architrave, if I am not too busy on paid work.

Maker of Things:
I was really getting fed up with my new Bosch drill.  As fantastic as it seems to be it lacks driver bit holders so I am constantly ferreting about looking for that No2 Pozidrive amongst all the other driver bits I keep with the drill.

My last drill, a Dewalt, had one bit holder that I used for a flat/No2 Philips bit, and two Sugru bit holders for No2 and No3 pozidrive bits.

So I needed the same for the Bosch.  Unfortunately my pack of Sugru is now out of date and useless.

My solution was to dig out an old Black and Decker rubber bit holder strip and use that!
The Bosch has a belt clip on the left of the battery and a matching captive M4 nut on the right hand side for swapping over for left handed trades.
I inserted a bit of dowel into one of the holes in the rubber bit holder strip and drilled a 4mm hole through it.  I then screwed it to the right side of the drill and loaded it up!

Perfect!

Maker of Things:
<shlurps tea!>

I have abandoned the Bosch blue drill box.  Great box but too big and doesn't have 'captive' storage inside for loose drill bits and accessories.  Everything just rattles about inside when I pick up the box.

The Bosch drill, spare battery and charger fits inside my old De-Walt drill box with only minor mods to the plastic brackets inside the lid.  It is much neater and easier to carry.
Also the De-Walt box has rounded corners to reduce the instances of 'OUCH!' on the sides of my knees and thighs.

I have sprayed the lid of the box in Yellow so that I don't accidentally pick up the wrong De-Walt box, of which I have many.

Arch:

--- Quote from: Maker of Things on October 22, 2013, 12:52:56 PM ---<shlurps tea!>

I have abandoned the Bosch blue drill box.  Great box but too big and doesn't have 'captive' storage inside for loose drill bits and accessories.  Everything just rattles about inside when I pick up the box.

The Bosch drill, spare battery and charger fits inside my old De-Walt drill box with only minor mods to the plastic brackets inside the lid.  It is much neater and easier to carry.
Also the De-Walt box has rounded corners to reduce the instances of 'OUCH!' on the sides of my knees and thighs.

I have sprayed the lid of the box in Yellow so that I don't accidentally pick up the wrong De-Walt box, of which I have many.

--- End quote ---

Ooh, does that mean you have a large, possibly organisable, box going spare? ;)

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