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RETIRED
8th Oct 2000, 03:32 PM
Gooday.

Brain teaser for today.

What is a Squidger?????????????

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Ian () Robertson
"We do good turns every day"

Iain
8th Oct 2000, 04:54 PM
Know this one, a device used to propel a projectile which can result in a Scrunge, Squop or Gromp. I trust you use your 13 metre lathe to manufacture them?

RETIRED
8th Oct 2000, 09:00 PM
Gooday.

You forgot the winker http://ubb.ubeaut.com.au/ubb/smile.gif

Haven't tried that yet, could be interesting.

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Ian () Robertson
"We do good turns every day"

ubeaut
9th Oct 2000, 12:37 AM
Squidger: (South African)n A person that uses a squeegee, pronounced squidgee in Afrikaan. Squidging v to squidge; the act of using a squeegee (squidgee), Squidgee np; the owner of the squeegee (squidgee). http://ubb.ubeaut.com.au/ubb/wink.gif

Cheers - Neil

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Nemo mortalium omnibus horis sapit.

Iain
9th Oct 2000, 07:29 AM
, I did not forget the winker but I did not want to give too much away.

Neil, you criticise my woodies jokes and then come up with that http://ubb.ubeaut.com.au/ubb/frown.gif http://ubb.ubeaut.com.au/ubb/frown.gif http://ubb.ubeaut.com.au/ubb/frown.gif http://ubb.ubeaut.com.au/ubb/frown.gif

JackoH
9th Oct 2000, 03:19 PM
Nah.
It's a bloke what catches sqids.( He goes squidging.They go squidging.etc.etc.)
John H. http://ubb.ubeaut.com.au/ubb/biggrin.gif

Shane Watson
9th Oct 2000, 04:18 PM
All right, All right

how long you going to tease us with this? I am so intrigued, stupid thing is I probably should know http://ubb.ubeaut.com.au/ubb/biggrin.gif But then its probably one of those practicle jokes..... http://ubb.ubeaut.com.au/ubb/smile.gif

Come on - spill the beans, or should I say spill the squids???? http://ubb.ubeaut.com.au/ubb/biggrin.gif


Shane.


P.S. My dictionary is no help either... http://ubb.ubeaut.com.au/ubb/frown.gif

RETIRED
9th Oct 2000, 05:24 PM
Gooday.

All will be revealed tomorrow (Tues 10/10)at 5.00 pm. You will just have to suffer. So there http://ubb.ubeaut.com.au/ubb/cool.gif

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Ian () Robertson
"We do good turns every day"

Iain
9th Oct 2000, 05:32 PM
Sorry , I am going to give them all a clue. It is to do with a game, as opposed to sport (football is a game, sport involves the pursuit of live game, my little bit of trivia) but as yet it is not an Olympic event.

John, you are way out, a squidge is the plural of squid after an excess of your favourite brew.


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knuckles
10th Oct 2000, 12:52 AM
Yous squidge winking tiddlers have apparently never had the pleasure of playing a game of high skill.



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Don't mess with me! I know where yez live and I might just pay yez a visit. Capish?

Shane Watson
10th Oct 2000, 07:59 AM
Well I only have to wait until 4.00pm thanks to daylight savings http://ubb.ubeaut.com.au/ubb/biggrin.gif

Finally something its good for! http://ubb.ubeaut.com.au/ubb/wink.gif

Marshall Gorrow
10th Oct 2000, 08:59 AM
Hello Ian,

Isn't a "squidger" someone that squidges! The more and the better he squidges, the more he gets paid!

BTW, It's about 6:00 PM EDST, October 9 here.(East Coast of USA) Will I have to wait until tomorrow for the answer?


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Marshall Gorrow
May your next turning be your best!

RETIRED
10th Oct 2000, 12:29 PM
That's drowning.

Dave Roberts
10th Oct 2000, 03:36 PM
Down here in Tazzie a squidger is the bloke under the tree when it falls on him!

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huon piner

JackoH
10th Oct 2000, 05:10 PM
I know what a bodger is, so perhaps a squidger is a bodgers missus, or a bit on the side http://ubb.ubeaut.com.au/ubb/wink.gif
John H.

P.S. Come on , its 5-10pm ESDT. Put it up, please. http://ubb.ubeaut.com.au/ubb/frown.gif

Iain
10th Oct 2000, 05:23 PM
Don't worry John, they have a different time system down 's way, or maybe its a metric clock!
Could also be he's making some squidgers on his big lathe and is having trouble putting the edge on the squidger gouge.

RETIRED
10th Oct 2000, 05:26 PM
OK,OK. Customer turned up just as I was coming in. Money comes first http://ubb.ubeaut.com.au/ubb/wink.gif.
http://www.tiddlywinks.org/lexicon/

Check under "S" for the answer.

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Ian () Robertson
"We do good turns every day"

JackoH
10th Oct 2000, 05:32 PM
Whats the weather like in Mooroolbark? It's squidging down up here in Healesville. By the way was that winker or wanker?
It's 5-30pm here now probably forgot to alter his clock or refused to for the same reasons that Jo up in Qld used!.
John H. http://ubb.ubeaut.com.au/ubb/frown.gif

Iain
10th Oct 2000, 05:39 PM
Black clouds and the sun is shining???? by the time this post is accepted it may have all changed. Second point, are you referring to the piece that the squidger propels or the author of the post who had the balls to put it up?

JackoH
10th Oct 2000, 05:44 PM
Well fancy that. I think we used to call the big one the tiddly, and it was used to flick the winkers into the cup. Just like the yanks, take a good old British game and bugger it up! Sorry I take back everything I said about
your time keeping, but I am a very s-l-o-w typist. http://ubb.ubeaut.com.au/ubb/biggrin.gif
John H.

JackoH
10th Oct 2000, 05:46 PM
If the cap fits! http://ubb.ubeaut.com.au/ubb/redface.gif

John H. Over and Out http://ubb.ubeaut.com.au/ubb/frown.gif!!!!!!!!!

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Shane Watson
10th Oct 2000, 07:48 PM
Unbelievable!

All that over a little disc http://ubb.ubeaut.com.au/ubb/rolleyes.gif

I am speachless http://ubb.ubeaut.com.au/ubb/biggrin.gif

Marshall Gorrow
10th Oct 2000, 11:42 PM
G'day ,

If you're going to turn those sqidges as someone suggested, I don't think that you'll need that "Big Job".

I think that a "mini" might be in order.

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Marshall Gorrow
May your next turning be your best!

RETIRED
11th Oct 2000, 07:33 AM
Gooday.

Probably easier to do it on the big one. It has no vibration.

Besides any thing compared to it is a mini. http://ubb.ubeaut.com.au/ubb/wink.gif



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Ian () Robertson
"We do good turns every day"

Marshall Gorrow
11th Oct 2000, 02:20 PM
G'day ,

About 33 years ago, I worked on a lathe that was 36 feet between centers and would turn a 6 ft diamter paper mill roll. We used a 50 ton crane to lift those rolls. It took about 7 hours to make a rough cut from one end to the other. And that was rough enough to cut your hand if you touched it.

All lathes look small compared to that one!

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Marshall Gorrow
May your next turning be your best!

Iain
11th Oct 2000, 04:11 PM
Sorry Marshall, 's pipped you by eight and a half feet, big sod of a thing it is too. Also you should see 's wife, huge muscles from turning the handle at the action end http://ubb.ubeaut.com.au/ubb/wink.gif

RETIRED
11th Oct 2000, 05:30 PM
I'll tell her you said that! ummmmaaaaaa http://ubb.ubeaut.com.au/ubb/redface.gif

MJ
11th Oct 2000, 10:29 PM
- do you really have a 13 metre lathe? If you do, tell us about it. It's not something that mere mortals see often.

Jacko

Marshall Gorrow
11th Oct 2000, 10:54 PM
G'day Jacko,

Yes, 's lathe is longer between centers but wouldn't you like to put a section of 6 ft diameter tree on that old engine lathe just for the heck of it. The bad thing is it hard to burn the cast iron chips that I was getting!

If there is anyone who hasn't seen "'s Big One" look here http://www.ubeaut.com.au/robbo3.htm

, I never got to turn a lick of wood on that big lathe that I used! You needed a "one legged stool" to use it, especially on the night shift. (6:00 pm to 6:00 am) Seven hours is a long time to watch an engine lathe make automated cuts. (Of ourse you onely had to advance the cutter once per shift.) Woodturning sure is more fun!

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Marshall Gorrow
May your next turning be your best!

RETIRED
11th Oct 2000, 11:26 PM
Gooday.

Marshall, I have a friend (I do have some)that has a lathe that can rotate (spin aint the word) 8' diam. and 20' long. It has 3 Start motors and when he runs it I reckon he has to notify the power company so they can generate more power as the lights dim in the town.

Top speed of 23 RPM and 18 speeds to get there but what power (insert grunt here).

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Ian () Robertson
"We do good turns every day"

Marshall Gorrow
12th Oct 2000, 01:23 PM
G'day ,

That is one BIG wood lathe.

It seems like I remember the engine lathe turning at 52 RPM's. We also turned the bearings surfaces which were only about 2 feet in diameter. I don't remember which diameter was turned at 52 RPM's.

BTW, there was two of those lathes side by side.

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Marshall Gorrow
May your next turning be your best!

Marshall Gorrow
14th Oct 2000, 01:05 PM
Wow! That is big! The platform must be 3 1/2 feet (over 1 meter) above the bed. That probably works out around 6 feet (almost 2 meters) above the floor.

Do they make sqidges on it?

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Marshall Gorrow
May your next turning be your best!

Iain
14th Oct 2000, 02:33 PM
"Off the shelf", think of the size of the shelf http://ubb.ubeaut.com.au/ubb/smile.gif

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