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    Quote Originally Posted by Screwdriver View Post
    For some obscure reason I have been watching a few wooden boat building videos on YouTube recently. Acorn to Arabella, Sampson Boat co. (Tally Ho!)...

    There is a rich vein of new words virtually every day. who knew a "flitch" is the name for a slice of tree? Where else do they play with futtocks and nobody even sniggers?

    There are plenty of words out there and as I pride myself for having a relatively wide vocabulary, when I hit a new one, I can hardly believe it's real.
    A friend of mine is a shipwright and he may go up to help those guys build Arabella. Have you been watching "Tips from a Shipwright"?

    Boats will also give you new definitions for common words like floor, ceiling, sole, sheet, line, painter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by murcan View Post
    Boats will also give you new definitions for common words like floor, ceiling, sole, sheet, line, painter.
    Most 'old' technologies* will do that, or the converse of inventing new words for a familiar idea. New technologies use TLAs instead.

    *Try mining; head wall, foot wall, winze, stope, etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by murcan View Post
    A friend of mine is a shipwright and he may go up to help those guys build Arabella. Have you been watching "Tips from a Shipwright"?
    Yes, at one stage I might have popped over to help SV Seeker.

    Generally either people do or they don't. My brief affair with some spare cash disappeared along with one of my RS250s and rather than go and help out, I invested in some dental implants.

    I enjoy understanding the construction of these things and the vocabulary of course but the idea of being stuck on a boat fills me with dread. I'm not the "crewmember" type.

    I'll look out for "tips from a Shipwright" but am currently obsessing with EngelsCoach Shop. He builds wagon wheels and apart from the fascination with "how it's made" it is another gold mine for odd words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Screwdriver View Post
    I'll look out for "tips from a Shipwright" but am currently obsessing with EngelsCoach Shop. He builds wagon wheels and apart from the fascination with "how it's made" it is another gold mine for odd words.

    Tips from a shipwright is OK but he works in a boatyard and a lot of his tips don't work for me when I'm working in my garden. I don't even have a garage.

    I've learnt a hell of a lot of ship/boat terms as well as building techniques from here.

    There are a few complete masters of this craft on MSW. Ed Tosti is not only making 2 models of the same ship (Young America) at different scales he's also writing a book or 2 on the build process. He makes just about all of the ship, does his own metal work, makes his own rope (I do that too when necessary) and would also appear to be a very competent photographer.



    When the body prevents you doing what you do now Screwd it's something you might want to consider.

    *Edit* An honourable mention should be made for KHD as well for his miniature engineering skills. (thumbsup)
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    And there was I thinking a flitch was a species of paintbrush.
    Wasn't that fitch ? ( a small brush on a long [ wire ] handle for getting into awkward spaces ) ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by treadeager View Post
    Wasn't that fitch ? ( a small brush on a long [ wire ] handle for getting into awkward spaces ) ?
    Hmm, you may be right.

    Mea culpa and all that

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    I was once called a 'tatterdemalion' by an old lady. Which I rather liked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McSatan View Post
    I was once called a 'tatterdemalion' by an old lady. Which I rather liked.
    Sure it wasn't 'twat in a million' ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by McSatan View Post
    I was once called a 'tatterdemalion' by an old lady. Which I rather liked.
    That sums up my usual appearance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cousin Jack View Post
    And there was I thinking a flitch was a species of paintbrush.
    Not to be confused with a flitch of bacon.

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    Word of the day - Sesquipedalianism - The word is traced to the ancient Roman poet Horace, who in a treatise on crafting poetry, wrote that in certain circumstances, one must avoid sesquipedalia verba, a Latin construct meaning “words a foot and a half long.” Horace clearly had a sense of humor. - It means usage of long words! LOL

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    'Gunt' - the protruding bit on a plump lady between her guts and her cuddly wuddly beary beary boo.

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    Discombobulation - a great word to describe my normal state.

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