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Topic: Miners Tools.
royfellows

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 24/08/2020 09:12:26   Subject: Miners Tools.
Short and sweet, 90% or thereabouts of currently produced samurai swords are manufactured in China, should answer some questions.
Topic: Miners Tools.
royfellows

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 23/08/2020 17:38:00   Subject: Miners Tools.
On my wanderings, I tend to pick things up which others have discarded. Some years ago I found part of a farm implement, a sort of rod with a wheel thingy on the end.
It lay around for ages until
Topic: Miners Tools.
royfellows

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 23/08/2020 14:13:10   Subject: Miners Tools.
Way off topic maybe, but extremely knowledgeable and interesting posting AR.
Topic: Miners Tools.
royfellows

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 22/08/2020 22:40:04   Subject: Miners Tools.
Clean metal can made to 'show' by the application of a swap soaked in vinegar. A good way to examine the hamon of a katana, to see how the two metals have been worked together on a traditionally made
Topic: Imolent warranty - no go
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 22/08/2020 14:12:13   Subject: Imolent warranty - no go
I now have it apart.

The reflector and glass etc retained as previously described. The electronics module on the right is retained by epoxy against an FT 101 type compound. The torch is not
Topic: Miners Tools.
royfellows

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 22/08/2020 09:42:55   Subject: Miners Tools.
[quote="AR"]

A thousand-layer damascened pick might look flashy but it won't cut any better or keep its sharpness any better than standard steel, potentially not as well if it's been made f
Topic: Imolent warranty - no go
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/08/2020 20:16:27   Subject: Imolent warranty - no go
Having given up on warranty and it only cost £30 anyway, and being a compulsive messer, I decided to dismantle.

Looking at it, it appears to be assembled from the back. So I thought it woul
Topic: Video : The Exhaustion Of Shale Crawls
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/08/2020 18:23:25   Subject: Video : The Exhaustion Of Shale Crawls
Hideous!
That's part of my Fish Trip!

Dowgang level to Lav Box, right towards Long Whimsey, up into and around Loop Flats, down and onto Cap Shaft. Then, back the way I came to Lav Box
Topic: Cannock coalfield project
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 21/08/2020 16:01:23   Subject: Cannock coalfield project
Back on track, please excuse my diversions.

Just updated Hilton Main. I have to admit being somewhat saddened by the complete demolition of all of the colliery remains. I have no doubt that
Topic: Imolent warranty - no go
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/08/2020 14:58:01   Subject: Imolent warranty - no go
[quote="legendrider"]re-reading the threads there may be an issue with the item being outside the Ebay return period - 30 days (which is generous compared to statutory 14 days in Distance Selling Regs
Topic: Imolent warranty - no go
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/08/2020 13:26:11   Subject: Imolent warranty - no go
and the free "Windows Driver Update" advertised at some expense on YouTube. So kind to spend money advertising something given away for free.
I wonder what else it does they dont tell you about
Topic: Imolent warranty - no go
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/08/2020 13:23:49   Subject: Imolent warranty - no go
and the "Free [whatever] check" websites that only charge £9.95
Topic: Imolent warranty - no go
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/08/2020 13:05:59   Subject: Imolent warranty - no go
No good. Only actions available are "Contact Seller" and "Save this seller"

Cant see anything else there.
Topic: Imolent warranty - no go
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/08/2020 12:51:51   Subject: Imolent warranty - no go
[quote="legendrider"]Roy, open 'item not as-described' case.
My Ebay/Purchase History/Item/Actions
Seller is then obligated to reply and if not ebay automatically finds in your favour.
Topic: Imolent warranty - no go
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/08/2020 12:18:03   Subject: Imolent warranty - no go
Just a warning re how good the warranties are with some products.
Bought an Imolent LD10 keyring torch off eBay last December. Came to use it an it was NG
Put it on charge, charge stopped af
Topic: Miners Tools.
royfellows

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 21/08/2020 10:39:13   Subject: Miners Tools.
Yes. The master swordsmith would produce about 3 or 4 a year.
Topic: Miners Tools.
royfellows

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 21/08/2020 08:44:11   Subject: Miners Tools.
[quote="D.Send"]Hi,
Finch Foundry, (Sticklepath village, near Okehampton, Devon), forged a wide range of Mining and other tools, which were widely distributed by them. The National Trust manage t
Topic: Miners Tools.
royfellows

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 20/08/2020 22:22:40   Subject: Miners Tools.
Rick, you probably know about this.
Older wrought iron tools.
How old?
Wrought from original ore without reaching molten state or otherwise?
Single metal, or a different carbon con
Topic: Cannock coalfield project
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 20/08/2020 15:12:05   Subject: Cannock coalfield project
[quote="sinker"][quote="royfellows"]

I can make myself invisible like a ninja.

[/quote]

WOW. 75 year old invisible Ninja having a glass of wine and then doing the spli
Topic: Cannock coalfield project
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 20/08/2020 14:27:17   Subject: Cannock coalfield project
Correction to my earlier. Hilton Main is now Tarmac Hilton Main. Looks like an aggregate processing plant. I could take a look.
I can make myself invisible like a ninja, the modern equivalent of
Topic: Croesor approach road
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/08/2020 13:43:34   Subject: Croesor approach road
Years ago in pouring rain the farmer gave me a lift down, standing on the tow bar and holding on with my hands. I was his gate opener.
An experience I will never forget and have no wish to repeat
Topic: Cannock coalfield project
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 20/08/2020 09:08:11   Subject: Cannock coalfield project
Hilton Main is "Vernon Park Business park" not Ind Est so wasn't far out. Hilton Park is the ancestral home of the Vernon family, local M6 services named after it. A lot of the colliery leases were si
Topic: Cannock coalfield project
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 19/08/2020 22:34:41   Subject: Cannock coalfield project
Big landowner around the was or still is the Vernon family. The land opposite Holly Bank is now "Vernon Park", Mossley estate has a "Vernon Way" and to cap it all Hilton Main now an industrial estate
Topic: Another giant wok
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 19/08/2020 18:23:39   Subject: Another giant wok
Good luck to you. I am doing my "Indiana Jones" thing and finding nothing but coming home with loads of nettle stings. I am sure that the good patrons of aditnow don't want to see photos of those
Topic: Cannock coalfield project
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 18/08/2020 22:22:17   Subject: Cannock coalfield project
Yes, this is what I have been using and posted about previously, its called "Side by Side"
It will give you the mouse pointer map ref as well for your Memory Map loaded GPS device. Fieldwork a go
Topic: Cannock coalfield project
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 18/08/2020 14:48:19   Subject: Cannock coalfield project
Well I dont know about that, but I am finding some interesting stuff. Although not archaeological as yet.

I was intrigued by Cannock Lodge , not far from here, and its sophisticated undergr
Topic: first time in a mine last night and im hooked
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 18/08/2020 12:12:12   Subject: first time in a mine last night and im hooked
[quote="Paul Marvin"]Talking about Nenthead, if you are approaching the village from the west side ie the Alston pass side, there is a GOOD chance that there is a mobile speed camera there as you go d
Topic: first time in a mine last night and im hooked
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 17/08/2020 22:26:32   Subject: first time in a mine last night and im hooked
Ha, hoo
Nenthead car park in winter and the challenge of undoing boot laces frozen to your wetsuit................

Where's Heb
Topic: first time in a mine last night and im hooked
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 17/08/2020 19:42:13   Subject: first time in a mine last night and im hooked
That is in truth one of the best pieces of advice I have seen yet.

UCET, yes, and also Shropshire Caving and Mining Club.
Topic: Sheffield-based newbie to caving and mines
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 16/08/2020 12:52:48   Subject: Sheffield-based newbie to caving and mines
Well welcome to aditnow.
Fell free to ask for any advice re using the site.
Topic: Back underground ????
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/08/2020 20:50:28   Subject: Back underground ????
If you have been through a dead sheep I would put the shower on the same setting
:lol:
Topic: Cannock coalfield project
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 14/08/2020 20:19:25   Subject: Cannock coalfield project
Just got in from another local site, never guess what I found.
I think the only mining relic around here is sitting in front of this computer
Topic: Back underground ????
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/08/2020 15:22:45   Subject: Back underground ????
Brynyrafr
Topic: Back underground ????
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/08/2020 13:27:54   Subject: Back underground ????
Try Wales
:lol::lol::lol:
Topic: Cannock coalfield project
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 14/08/2020 12:55:26   Subject: Cannock coalfield project
As I live in the middle of the area I have started a project studying and visiting the ex colliery sites with intention of bringing the database up to date. I note that information on here is scarce f
Topic: Back underground ????
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/08/2020 10:44:24   Subject: Back underground ????
I am currently looking at collieries local to where I live. I have never had much interest in the past, dont know why. Started during lockdown with one about 100 yards from my home.
Been to Wales
Topic: Interesting Fluorite Mine in north Pennines
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 13/08/2020 17:51:11   Subject: Interesting Fluorite Mine in north Pennines
and here, welcome to aditnow.
Topic: Interesting Fluorite Mine in north Pennines
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 13/08/2020 11:02:55   Subject: Interesting Fluorite Mine in north Pennines
Thank you for taking advice on this. Appreciated.
:flowers:
Topic: IMPORTANT MAENOFFEREN
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/08/2020 16:47:58   Subject: IMPORTANT MAENOFFEREN
Just a mention. Cwmorthin would have fallen in which is what the landowner at the time wanted if Miles had not come along and put an arrangement in place.

Rhiwbach was blocked off with weld
Topic: IMPORTANT MAENOFFEREN
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/08/2020 21:57:39   Subject: IMPORTANT MAENOFFEREN
I was up at the feren about a couple of years ago and caught a couple of lads smashing the glass with rocks. I tried to get them interested in the place, nothing else I could do.
I could have des
Topic: IMPORTANT MAENOFFEREN
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/08/2020 18:07:43   Subject: IMPORTANT MAENOFFEREN
Thanks for this.
The fumes from burning cable off underground are bad, I went into a place down Cornwall where this had been done weeks previously and nearly lost it. It was the Wheal Maid declin
Topic: new Mid Wales book,O'r Ddaear Fyddar Faith Mwyn o Ganolbarth Cymru / Worn by Tools and Time Ore from Mid Wales
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 03/08/2020 19:01:02   Subject: new Mid Wales book,O'r Ddaear Fyddar Faith Mwyn o Ganolbarth Cymru / Worn by Tools and Time Ore from Mid Wales
Its in the mineral stats, but if anyone out there knows more it will be Ioan Lord.
Topic: Croesor Quarry Explosives Store Photos
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/08/2020 22:28:14   Subject: Croesor Quarry Explosives Store Photos
Yes it is. But the URL reads as an email address to my system and opens MS Outlook. To use copy and paste I had to copy all of the post to notepad and selectively copy the URL.
If if anyone has d
Topic: new Mid Wales book,O'r Ddaear Fyddar Faith Mwyn o Ganolbarth Cymru / Worn by Tools and Time Ore from Mid Wales
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 01/08/2020 13:23:28   Subject: new Mid Wales book,O'r Ddaear Fyddar Faith Mwyn o Ganolbarth Cymru / Worn by Tools and Time Ore from Mid Wales
[quote="JonK"]Roy
Thanks. I wasn't aware of this at all or that the drills saw any use in metal mines. Do you have any idea of dates?

The large wagon for mounting the drill on is unusu
Topic: Bootleg
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/07/2020 16:49:05   Subject: Bootleg
I would post this on the Mining History list. If you are not a member I can do it on your behalf.
Topic: Minera, deterioration at Meadow Shaft
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/07/2020 22:26:05   Subject: Minera, deterioration at Meadow Shaft
Any chance we can leave out the climate politics etc and keep to subject. That is Minera.

For the benefit of those who dont realise it, if someone says something with which you disagree, it
Topic: Little Arrows
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/07/2020 18:08:59   Subject: Little Arrows
Beware winter, freeze and thaw.
Topic: Little Arrows
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/07/2020 15:43:36   Subject: Little Arrows
Correct, but at Glyn Ceriog the slate was that poor graffiti would remove with an air brush, never mind a wire brush.

The bitter lemon solution works well because you just take a big mouthf
Topic: Minera, deterioration at Meadow Shaft
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/07/2020 17:44:55   Subject: Minera, deterioration at Meadow Shaft
[quote="NewStuff"]...... there's a big push on sustainability, recycling, green etc at the moment, and the thinking is that this simply flies in the face of that. While most of us on here know that yo
Topic: Minera, deterioration at Meadow Shaft
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/07/2020 10:47:11   Subject: Minera, deterioration at Meadow Shaft
Interesting discussion.

There are a lot of photos of this site but without any disrespect intended, many come across to me as bit 'arty'.
Browsing my system I have a lot of photos I to
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