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    The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

    True, but still worth trying. Especially at close range and for the first shot.
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    The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

    Aim low.
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    The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

    First the salt, then the malt... :naughty:
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    The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

    The awful catch-22 of the 2ndA: if everybody's got one, you want one. There seems no escape from it, really. It's a relief there in the UK that guns are not widely in circulation. I'll stick to salt. The breath thing... :naughty: Aspirin active ingredient originally from willow bark, iirc...
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    The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

    Ed, you mentioned salt, which is bang on. My dentist, no less, recommends hot saltwater held in the mouth for several minutes, several times a day as a supplementary treatment to antibiotics. Or in preference to them if they can be avoided. Done this many times and can confirm that it works with...
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    The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

    If you got caught with one of those things over here you'd get ten years in prison no matter who you were. The cultural-legal differences are massive...
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    The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

    It seems to depend on the individual - so far my dentist has been right - bar the occasional flare-up they are fine and he doesn't want to risk making matters worse by going in with the pliers... I'm glad to be resurfacing tbh - been a bit out of action for the last few days. Surprising how a...
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    The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

    Hopefully I should be okay on this stuff (amoxycillin) - it's what I've had on previous occasions with this same problem and I was okay. But I know what you mean - there was one time, years ago... I'm not going into details but it was bad - very bad -I have never seen colours like it...
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    The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

    Hello Tom Another supremely tasteful addition to the QB canon. Thank you for that :thumb: ****** No posts recently as have had a bastard of a gum infection around a non-emerged wisdom tooth which is making me feel Very Bad. I get them occasionally. Nothing to do but wait for the antibiotics...
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    The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

    It's probably me failing to set up the pedal right, but I've always found compression in front of the amp giveth and taketh away... and the balance tilts too much to taketh away.
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    The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

    Must admit at this stage I only use a touch of studio compression (Teletronix LA-2A; Helix model) at the end of my signal chain, not in front of the amp.
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    The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

    Best left to someone who knows what they are doing, as properly oiling a movement requires complete disassembly and the correct lubricant for the correct part. Also movement should be chemically cleaned to remove old lubricant residue before you oil. It's quite the faff, really. I'm unaware of...
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    The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

    Well, maybe 18C :laugh2: Mind you, it depends where you are. Siberia has been silly hot since January and reports are emerging that one town just recorded a record-breaking temperature: (Source: CNN) The wide-area temperature anomaly is frankly a bit scary:
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    The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

    Ah, the mysteries of oils. Did you know that early oils used by watchmakers were made from sperm whale oil and sometimes an old watch still smells faintly 'fishy' when you open the case? Or that you can't just 'oil' a watch movement - different bits have different viscosities of lubricant with...
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    The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

    I know solstice is today, rather than th 21st, as is more usual, presumably because 2020 is a leap year?


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