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>> No. 2327 Anonymous
6th November 2017
Monday 12:11 am
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What are these, lads? I want to put them on eBay.
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>> No. 2334 Anonymous
6th November 2017
Monday 2:59 pm
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Ask on reddit whatisthisthing.
>> No. 2335 Anonymous
6th November 2017
Monday 8:24 pm
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They look like tool bits for a router - a machine that cuts grooves and bezels in wood.
>> No. 2336 Anonymous
6th November 2017
Monday 8:31 pm
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> a machine that cuts grooves and bezels in wood.
Cheers for clarifying that ladm3.
>> No. 2337 Anonymous
6th November 2017
Monday 10:03 pm
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I know right.
>> No. 2338 Anonymous
6th November 2017
Monday 10:56 pm
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Every router bit I've seen has had a plain shank. The overwhelming majority have a guide bearing, otherwise you get scorch marks. The holes in the side and tip look like coolant ports, which suggests that they're intended for metal machining. I think >>2329 is closest to the mark, but the threaded shank is very unusual. They could be designed for some kind of proprietary toolholder in a CNC machining station.

>> No. 2324 Anonymous
23rd September 2017
Saturday 7:03 pm
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How much would a little skip like this cost to hire?
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>> No. 2325 Anonymous
23rd September 2017
Saturday 7:39 pm
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Dunno. You should probably call the number on the side of the skip.
>> No. 2326 Anonymous
23rd September 2017
Saturday 7:57 pm
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Here's my research from the last big project I managed.

The one in your photo is probably an 8-yard.

>> No. 2321 Anonymous
3rd September 2017
Sunday 12:35 pm
2321 Shower circuit replacement.
So, I'm currently thinking about moving house and going up north. I've had the estate agents around and the long and short of it is that if I can put my washing machine in the bathroom then that would be good.
I currently have a disconnected power for the shower in there, it's 6mm flat twin and earth, I thought about just putting a socket in there but from what I can find building regs say no unless its directly wired into a switch fused spur and has a 30mA RCD fitted. I've had a look at my consumer unit and found that the shower only has a 40A MCB on it. I'm thinking that I could smash a hole on the other side of the wall and mount a small shower consumer unit to with the appropriate RCD's to it and feed a smaller cable through to a switch fused spur, I know I'm doubling up on it where I probably don't need to but I can't see 6mm cables going into a Screwfix RCD fused spur, maybe they will, I dunno, maybe mount the shower consumer unit in the bathroom.. Any help would be appreciated.
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>> No. 2322 Anonymous
3rd September 2017
Sunday 3:05 pm
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Get an electrician in. If you breach Part P of the building regs, you'll invalidate your home insurance. The regulations on installations in a bathroom are extremely complicated. It's just not worth the risk IMO.
>> No. 2323 Anonymous
3rd September 2017
Sunday 3:07 pm
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Honestly lad, the first thing I'll say is that when it comes to anything involving bathroom circuitry or wiring to consumer units, if you need to ask for help then you shouldn't be doing it in the first place.

Secondly, I'm not a qualified electrician so take my advice with a pinch of salt whatever you do.

If you're committed to doing this, the first rule you need to know is that any electrical socket in the bathroom has to be at least 3m away from any bath, shower or sink.
Also bear in mind... If you sell the house, at some point there will be surveyors along to inspect it before the mortgage goes through, and if your work isn't 100% perfect it could bite you in the arse.

Get an electrician to take a look, at the very least just get a quote before you start anything yourself.

>> No. 2308 Anonymous
13th August 2017
Sunday 5:35 pm
2308 Mounting TV on plasterboard
So I just mounted my TV on the wall, but the studs were in an inconvenient place (and I'm not minded to cut into the wall). After a bit of research I decided I'd use 10 hollow wall anchors, like in the picture, rated 50-100KG. I I figured that's at least 500kg of potential holding power in there. The TV is about 11kg and the bracket is probably about 2-3kg.

Basically I'm posting hoping that people who know how to do DIY can reassure me it's going to be fine and not come crashing down.
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>> No. 2314 Anonymous
13th August 2017
Sunday 10:35 pm
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>>2311 Strangely addictive. I don't think my TV and bracket will amount to 109 KG
>> No. 2315 Anonymous
14th August 2017
Monday 2:58 am
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Oh dear.
>> No. 2316 Anonymous
14th August 2017
Monday 12:11 pm
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So what... we're back to owning tellies now?
>> No. 2317 Anonymous
14th August 2017
Monday 2:02 pm
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Well I, for one, do own a television.
>> No. 2320 Anonymous
19th August 2017
Saturday 9:34 pm
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How awful for you.

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>> No. 2277 Anonymous
10th August 2017
Thursday 11:04 am
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I need to fill in some small holes that currently contain rawl plugs and repaint a room.

I have a stepladder and dolphin-nose pliers. What else do I need to buy?
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>> No. 2305 Anonymous
12th August 2017
Saturday 7:14 pm
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>> No. 2306 Anonymous
12th August 2017
Saturday 9:58 pm
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The mental image of shoving rawlplugs up your bum reminds me of the anti-rape device they invented in South Africa to be worn in the vagina.
>> No. 2307 Anonymous
12th August 2017
Saturday 10:14 pm
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Must be uncomfortable walking around with gaping vaginas.
>> No. 2318 Anonymous
18th August 2017
Friday 4:35 pm
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Well that's the pointing done. Masking tape makes it very easy. I was supposed to do that first, right? And can I just say fuck radiators.
>> No. 2319 Anonymous
18th August 2017
Friday 8:42 pm
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That's so hot.

>> No. 2207 Anonymous
1st March 2017
Wednesday 12:48 pm
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I just inherited some Halon 1211, whats this baby worth nowadays?
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>> No. 2270 Anonymous
1st July 2017
Saturday 11:11 pm
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It's almost like they're just fucking morons with no ability or interest in reasoning or self-exploration, almost...
>> No. 2271 Anonymous
2nd July 2017
Sunday 1:56 pm
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Those numerous fever-dream imaginings about how bad a Sharia controlled Britain almost read like the author's wet dream. Women not allowed out alone....stuck in the kitchen....what, I have to learn to read right to left?
>> No. 2274 Anonymous
2nd July 2017
Sunday 10:58 pm
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The sort of people who seriously fear the institution of Sharia Law in Britain would be shocked to discover that they might need to learn to read, let alone right to left.
>> No. 2275 Anonymous
2nd July 2017
Sunday 11:43 pm
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You'd be surprised at the amount of people out there who are sesquipedalian and yet still don't want to see the indigenous people of this country subjected to laws from the middle ages. We just never say anything about it in public because we'd lose our jobs.

Also, get fucked Tarquin.
>> No. 2276 Anonymous
2nd July 2017
Sunday 11:57 pm
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>> No. 2239 Anonymous
2nd June 2017
Friday 8:54 pm
2239 Cabinets/Drawers
There's this thin sheet of wood or cardboard on the back of cabinets or drawers usually. The bit that separates from the back of your closet when you stuff too much stuff into it. The bit you might have to hammer to make it stick to the furniture again.

What is it called? The one on the back of my drawer got wet and I rip it off and chucked it out, but obviously I would need a replacement. I have been googling different combination of words and I have not been lucky. What is that piece called so that I can buy it off eBay and do it myself. Please lads.
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>> No. 2261 Anonymous
13th June 2017
Tuesday 9:31 am
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The MDF backboard is to stop the actual solid wood panels cracking under natural expansion and contraction in the case of changing temperatures in the room in which it's placed. It's not a penny-pinching tactic — it's an evolution of the design.

(I am not a Big Cabinet shill.)
>> No. 2262 Anonymous
13th June 2017
Tuesday 1:06 pm
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Yes, but people had these problems back then as well, didnt they? And yet, they chose solid wood for the backs of cupboards.

Your theory appears flawed.
>> No. 2263 Anonymous
13th June 2017
Tuesday 2:37 pm
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The backs of good quality cabinets (and the bases of drawers) would be fitted into a slightly loose groove, with a few millimetres of space at either end for expansion.
>> No. 2264 Anonymous
14th June 2017
Wednesday 9:35 pm
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So the stud finder tells you what kind of wall it is, right?
>> No. 2265 Anonymous
14th June 2017
Wednesday 10:10 pm
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Telling the difference between a plasterboard and brick wall is perfectly straightforward - you just knock on the wall to see if it's hollow.

The stud finder detects differences in density. If you wave it along a plasterboard wall, it'll beep when there's a wooden beam behind the plasterboard. You want to screw into the wooden beam rather than the plasterboard, because the wood is far stronger. Most stud finders will also detect cables and pipes, which you obviously don't want to drill into.

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>> No. 2229 Anonymous
17th March 2017
Friday 3:47 pm
2229 New build phone line
This probably is the wrong board for this, but...

I've just completed buying a new build house and have been told that I need to get a phone line installed by BT. BT will charge me over £100 for this unless I get one of their broadband/phone packages which are awful value for money and BT are pretty shit anyway.

I contacted Sky who said they could do it for £20 if I got a package with them and they're a lot cheaper than BT. However, this being a call centre in god knows where, I'm not sure how much I trust them to understand this property has no landline and never has.

So, in short - does anyone here know much about getting phone line installed in a new build and does it have to be through BT?
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>> No. 2232 Anonymous
17th March 2017
Friday 5:15 pm
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Unless you're in Hull or a handful of other areas, there are only two sets of telephone wires in the ground - Openreach and Virgin Media. Every company apart from Virgin uses Openreach to connect to your house. Sky or BT or Plusnet provide the service, but Openreach provide all the wiring. If you can't get fibre via Openreach, then you'd better hope that Virgin have cabled your street.

>> No. 2233 Anonymous
17th March 2017
Friday 10:52 pm
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>>2232 Thank you kindly, a huge help! .gs at it's best.
>> No. 2234 Anonymous
18th March 2017
Saturday 9:20 pm
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Are there any major suppliers that have call centres in this country?
>> No. 2235 Anonymous
18th March 2017
Saturday 11:22 pm
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>>2234 When I used to be with Virgin they usually tended to be Glaswegian
>> No. 2237 Anonymous
19th March 2017
Sunday 7:53 am
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Doesn't Plusnet like to advertise that they only have UK call centres?

>> No. 2202 Anonymous
5th January 2017
Thursday 9:44 pm
2202 Haunted radio
So I got a new DAB radio for Christmas, I think it's a PURE Imagination model of some sort. This evening it has been randomly turning itself on, onto bluetooth and playing music. I've tried to sync it to my phone whilst the radio is turned off and it can't be done.

I've never used bluetooth on it before and always just keep it on DAB which makes it even stranger. Any ideas? The electrics have always been a bit fucky in our house, but seems odd it would turn onto bluetooth and (presumably) sync with a neighbour's device.
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>> No. 2203 Anonymous
6th January 2017
Friday 7:41 pm
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Switch the Bluetooth off..
>> No. 2204 Anonymous
6th January 2017
Friday 9:19 pm
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>>2203 I did. Several times.
>> No. 2205 Anonymous
6th January 2017
Friday 10:09 pm
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Can you pair it to something of yours, and hope that it only supports one set of stored credentials?
>> No. 2206 Anonymous
6th January 2017
Friday 11:24 pm
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If there is a bluetooth module like this on the inside with a built in antenna, you could try and tape some tin foil over it to block / impair the signal.

I could be way off the mark there, though.

>> No. 2196 Anonymous
28th December 2016
Wednesday 8:19 pm
2196 What are these?
They're scattered pretty randomly along fenland power feeds, and I can't work out what they're for.
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>> No. 2197 Anonymous
28th December 2016
Wednesday 8:57 pm
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Here you go:

The idea is that they stop birds from accidentally flying into them.
>> No. 2198 Anonymous
28th December 2016
Wednesday 9:15 pm
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Yeah, I believe that.
There must just be an infestation of really, really stupid birds here. Maybe Mothra is just a bumbling great twat.
>> No. 2199 Anonymous
28th December 2016
Wednesday 10:51 pm
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I wonder if I can get some for my flat so all those fucking piegons will stop shitting on my balcony.
>> No. 2200 Anonymous
31st December 2016
Saturday 12:03 am
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A couple of the flats in the tower block overlooking me have something very similar on their balconies. They look like CDRs and string and perhaps that's what they are.
>> No. 2201 Anonymous
31st December 2016
Saturday 12:46 pm
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>A couple of the flats in the tower block overlooking me have something very similar on their balconies. They look like CDRs and string and perhaps that's what they are.

No, they're just there to scare Emily Thornberrys away.

>> No. 2185 Anonymous
6th December 2016
Tuesday 6:09 pm
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How much of a pain is it to change a light fitting?

I have one of these and not only have two of the bulbs blown but I can't take one of them out to replace it as the glass cover has broken a bit too and won't come out. I doubt I can buy replacement parts.

Can I just buy any light fitting that takes my fancy and wire it up or do I need to figure out the volts and wattage and stuff? Am I going to need a drill?
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>> No. 2190 Anonymous
7th December 2016
Wednesday 7:53 am
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No, go to your fusebox/circuit breaker and remove the fuse/flip the breaker for the circuit that your lights run on.

If you needed to ask about that, then you should probably do this job under supervision.
>> No. 2191 Anonymous
7th December 2016
Wednesday 8:17 am
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By turn off the power to the house I meant flip the main breaker because I don't know which circuits here are which yet and they're not properly labelled.
>> No. 2192 Anonymous
7th December 2016
Wednesday 8:43 am
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Even if they're labelled, never trust what's written on them unless you're bloody certain. It's all too common for dodgy electricians to spur off other mains circuits to make their life easier when installing a new light fitting, or to not bother properly relabelling after major work.

(Albeit in this case it sounds like OP has one of three lights still working so he could "test for dead" with that, at least. Personally I'd test with a probe just to be sure, and I'd certainly kill everything before sticking my hands anywhere near the fitting no matter how much of a rush I was in.)
>> No. 2193 Anonymous
7th December 2016
Wednesday 9:11 am
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Electric is scary.
>> No. 2194 Anonymous
7th December 2016
Wednesday 11:37 am
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240v is positively benign when compared to HV.


>> No. 2179 Anonymous
7th November 2016
Monday 6:59 pm
2179 Boiler problem
Please help lads. I'm at my nan's new house and helping her settle in. She set the wireless thermostat on the wall to 28C because it is too cold. Nothing seems to be warming up. I doubt it is a problem with the boiler since the water is hot as hell but the radiators are just not hot enough.

The boilers pic related. What should I change?
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>> No. 2180 Anonymous
7th November 2016
Monday 7:07 pm
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Sorry to ask but have you tried putting the boiler's make and model into Google to see if there's a user manual for it out there? To my eyes it looks as if you could with letting some water into the system to bring the pressure up, but you could also do with checking if her radiators need to be bled (are they making a clicking sound when they turn on?) or if they have their own thermostatic dials on them whether those need to be adjusted.

Also, make sure she has a hot water bottle, a blanket over her lap and a nice cup of tea while you're sorting this out. If she can potter about to keep herself warm gentle movement will keep her circulation going. The human body is not excellent at keeping itself warm when you get to your nan's age.
>> No. 2182 Anonymous
7th November 2016
Monday 7:15 pm
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The boiler is heating the hot taps? And you say it's a boiler problem?

Could be a system with two zone valves (one for CH, one for HW), and the CH one is stuck closed. You can usually force them open with a little lever on the bottom. They can be tough, you need to push them up or down to release it etc.
>> No. 2183 Anonymous
7th November 2016
Monday 7:19 pm
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Wait a minute, the boiler controls everything? There's no separate heating control panel?
>> No. 2184 Anonymous
7th November 2016
Monday 7:45 pm
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Thanks mate. I went and got her a small fan heater from a friend just now.

I turned the middle dial as high as it could go, and it seems to have worked because her bedroom radiator is getting nice and hot. But the radiators in the corridor, bathroom and living room are all just lukewarm. All the radiators have the dial thing at the bottom and I turned them up to the highest they go (two go up to III and the other two go up to 6).

The boiler is called Glow worm 30C. I looked for the manual before posting here, and all I could get was the Installation manual.

Seems like it. The only control panel is the one in my OP pic. There's a wireless thermostat that controls the temperature which is mounted in the living room.

The radiator in the living room is behind a sofa. Would it make any real difference if I moved it?

>> No. 1531 Anonymous
5th October 2013
Saturday 8:30 am
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Do you lads fancy a pumpkin carving contest?

You've got just under four weeks to work on your designs and hone your carving technique.
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>> No. 2173 Anonymous
28th October 2016
Friday 7:10 pm
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I've been here for how many years? This thread is like a recurring nightmare.
>> No. 2174 Anonymous
28th October 2016
Friday 7:17 pm
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This board is a recurring nightmare mate
>> No. 2175 Anonymous
28th October 2016
Friday 8:02 pm
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>> No. 2176 Anonymous
28th October 2016
Friday 8:14 pm
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Big ceramic insulators in the background? Something unfeasibly bright? Might it be Photonic Induction? Of course it's Photonic Induction.
>> No. 2178 Anonymous
28th October 2016
Friday 8:40 pm
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I love how casually he stands above it and tips a bottle of meths on top.
I'm not at all averse to using the more advanced BBQ lighting techniques, but I at least do it at arms length and use safety-squints.

>> No. 2168 Anonymous
26th October 2016
Wednesday 11:47 pm
2168 not usually tempted by a Kickstarter
But this looks ace. I've always wanted a home CNC lathe but have worried about the noise, mess, costs of the metal ones (I wish I had a larger shed, obviously).

This one does it with big sheets of wood.

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>> No. 2169 Anonymous
26th October 2016
Wednesday 11:48 pm
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>> No. 2170 Anonymous
26th October 2016
Wednesday 11:49 pm
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