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mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
Posts: 24547
Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Sun May 31, 15 5:25 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

I'll join in. Not sure how long it will last, though...

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 8337

PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 15 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Dpack, if you have any very old tools, either a society that collect and use/display them might be interested, or one of these tools for Africa charities. The best of them sort though first and sell on any really valuable old ones in the UK and use the money to buy more new ones to send.

Falstaff



Joined: 27 May 2009
Posts: 1014

PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 15 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Treacodactyl wrote:
I've managed a temporary respite by...... buying another table.




You've got room for a WHOLE NEW TABLE ???


Hairyloon



Joined: 20 Nov 2008
Posts: 14493
Location: Today I are mostly being in Yorkshire.
PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 15 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dpack wrote:
far too many large (kilo of copper on a stick)soldering irons for any reasonably purpose.

Save one for me?

Hairyloon



Joined: 20 Nov 2008
Posts: 14493
Location: Today I are mostly being in Yorkshire.
PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 15 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Falstaff wrote:
Treacodactyl wrote:
I've managed a temporary respite by...... buying another table.




You've got room for a WHOLE NEW TABLE ???


You can stack them.

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
Posts: 6451
Location: Cornwall
PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 15 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Anthony, I have successfully got John to part with some stuff last month and am trying again this month, but he is up to his neck with work and just 'growly', so Im watching my step!

Pilsbury



Joined: 13 Dec 2004
Posts: 5645
Location: East london/Essex
PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 15 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Lol early days, its only the first so take him a cuppa to the workshop and sneak something out when he is not looking....
I have ti find my first declutter today but I don't think it will be to hard.

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
Posts: 6451
Location: Cornwall
PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 15 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

He is welding an MOT failure for a friend. So far he did 9 straight hrs on Friday, and since 7am this morning. Ive just gone and said 'The rain is on its way', and got a mouthful.

meantime, in the shed, there are 4 ride-ons, 2 strimmers, and 2 mowers...............

Dont think a cup of tea will really do the job...

Woo



Joined: 19 Sep 2011
Posts: 766
Location: Mayenne, Pays de Loire
PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 15 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

we cleared he upstairs of our barn conversion last weekend. all the bits of wood that 'might be useful' are neatly stacked and chopped into 30 cm lengths.
the tools have all moved downstairs and been organised onto shelves.
I made himself do the putting on the shelves as I have had enough of being blamed for him not knowing where his stuff is because I ' must have put it somewhere!'
we went to the tip with a 3m trailer heaving with stuff.
I have even made a new friend with a boy smaller than my smallest who can benefit from the bag of clothes and shoes I had tucked under my bed.

Pilsbury



Joined: 13 Dec 2004
Posts: 5645
Location: East london/Essex
PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 15 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well i cleared the box of 'stuff ' of the top of the stairs and chucked the rubbish out and put the useful stuff away where it belongs.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 32478
Location: yes
PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 15 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hairyloon wrote:
dpack wrote:
far too many large (kilo of copper on a stick)soldering irons for any reasonably purpose.

Save one for me?


will do

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
Posts: 24547
Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 15 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've decided on things to go for today and yesterday. I'll take them when I go into town tomorrow

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
Posts: 6451
Location: Cornwall
PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 15 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Okay - whole cupboard (yes, 2 door cupboard) full of computer discs....

Interactive atlas of GB etc. Lots of boring shit.
How can I persuade him to dump. He's never looked at any of this in 10 years.
This one for example, 1997.

Is there anything on the back of these that I can check to tell him they wont work anymore on our (admitedly quite elderly) machines?

gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
Posts: 1296
Location: Llanfyllin area
PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 15 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The thing is that I have grown attached to my bits which will 'come-in'. However, I have so much that I can't find whatever it is I need. A now ex friend suggested I throw it all away. But whenever any one else wants to borrow something of mine it is immediately to hand, so logic says keep it and when I want to ask to borrow it and there it will be on the top!

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
Posts: 6451
Location: Cornwall
PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 15 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Getting rid of old (I mean 12+ years) computer of his for a not quite brand new one. Friend has revamped and put on word, photo shop etc for him so all he needs to do is connect it up to monitor and keyboard.

Still trying to get him to look at discs etc. What is the oldest disc you'd keep -
Ill tell you that right now, He has at least 4 versions of photoshop and something called Foto station 4 (even though we have CS suite)
and umpteen atlas's that are no longer relevent....

HOARDER

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