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    ^ Yes!

    Where's Coco?

    She was lying next to me for an afternoon snooze and I took a sneaky pic up her right nostril!



    Well done Nev... Green owed!

    Edit: Green sent!

    The thread that delivers.

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    I passed this place in Korat recently. Perfect for a getaway for you and Coco!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    ^ Yes!

    Where's Coco?

    She was lying next to me for an afternoon snooze and I took a sneaky pic up her right nostril!

    Well done Nev... Green owed!

    Edit: Green sent!

    The thread that delivers.
    I dunno, all I received so far is a red from Baldrick for enquiring about my missing green after getting Simon’s one correct

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steady View Post
    Try this...
    A Lazada purchased time piece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steady View Post
    To the dizzying heights of your dog's scrotum or chicken's clanker?



    Try this...

    Looks like a Rolex Explorer II, the newer version with the white face.

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    Similar seeing yesterday around midnight in Patpong...

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    ^^ Well done.

    Thats the recently discontinued 216570, There's a 50th anniversary model just out, that looks the same

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    ^ Careful flashing that on the No56

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    ^ I have an assault door.

    Those pensioners trying to get on the bus at 9.29am with an unauthorised pass can be pretty daunting

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    Quote Originally Posted by strigils View Post
    on the No56
    Where are you ?

    Funny movie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steady View Post
    ^^ Well done.
    That's the recently discontinued 216570, There's a 50th anniversary model just out, that looks the same
    Nice watch! I always had you down as a Casio kind of man.


    Anyway, while we're waiting for Shutree to sort out a pic I thought it was time for the...

    'What it is? - Klondyke edition'.

    How well do you know your wood?

    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    Cannot say for sure, it obviously has got few more varnishing. Most of these things are carved from one solid piece of acacia in villages of North. I have extensive collection (of pictures):
    It seems my elephant table and chairs are each carved out of a single section of 'acacia' trunk.

    They are in desperate need of some TLC which is on the list. They've been rarely used since the table is way too high for the chairs and I've had it in mind for the last 15 years to raise the chairs 4 inches or so... any ideas on how to do that Klondyke? It's either that or start shortening the table's elephant legs, but you know how that could end.



    Next up... from a cabinet kind of thing indoors... this wood came from Thailand or maybe Cambodia.

    What wood? And yes, before anyone mentions it I have seen the layer of dust along the bottom.



    We have four of these 'trunk' supports for our sala out the back of the house... it's very old wood... and apparently the same type as the beams making up the lattice of the roof. This wood is rock hard and you have to pre-drill a hole before banging in a nail (especially the flimsy Thai nails). This wood apparently came from Cambodia, and I know how un-environmentally friendly that is and wouldn't arrange it again.

    But what wood?



    This chopping board came from a local Thai tree and cost about 100 Baht. It must be about 18 inches across, and for some reason all chopping boards seem to be made of this type of wood.... I don't know why.

    What wood?



    The wood of our disintegrating pond jetty is gradually rotting away despite being only a few years old... it could have done with a bit more attention but even so...

    Every day another piece breaks or falls off and it's only a matter of time before I end up head first in the pond.

    What wood?





    I have a few planks of this kind of wood that a gang of builders used for scaffold boards but inexplicably left with us (after I hid them). To my knowledge this wood has never been treated and is often left in the rain but remains strong and un-rotted. I use these planks to cover holes in the jetty and would like to use it for the upcoming new and redesigned jetty.

    But what wood?



    And on to expert level... this lady came from Congo and I had to strategically position her to keep the photo 'family acceptable'.

    She's made form a type of hard wood I think, but what wood?



    And finally, this chap having a wash in a barrel came from Gabon, I think. The wood is a deep ebony colour but is it a soft wood or a hard wood?

    And what wood?


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    Every day another piece breaks or falls off and it's only a matter of time before I end up head first in the pond.

    What wood?
    That wood is known as ไม้ครับ or crap wood...........

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    Elephant chairs: three options. 1) cut the table down 4 inches or less 2) you'll struggle to get a wood to match and get it carved unless you send the up to Chiang Mai to the likes. I would get metal plates made up and screw them in from the bottom. 3) a combo of 1 and 2 which would be less drastic aesthetically.

    Chopping board is likely Tamarind, its what most are made from in Thailand

    Last Pic: a guess would be Ebony family, there's more than one type, you can see they have left the white sap wood on the outside or is it dyed and rubbing has taken the dye off here.

    The problem is its not easy to tell from pic, most woods are identified from colour, grain, weight and you have to understand which way the wood has been cut to understand what you are looking at

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    ^Mendip, I am flattered by your trust, however, I know only acacia...

    Yes, the cutting boards you see in every market, food stalls, are of tamarind. There is one village on way from Payao to Chiang Rai where they do it in any sizes, with and w/o handles. The village send their salesmen around with a cart full of different board sizes...

    The boards when not frequently washed (as the food seller always do, having it oiled by the chicken, pork residua) will get many tiny cracks, looking like an old woman wrinkle face...

    Gabon is known for special African Rosewood, some call it Gabon wood...

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    Way to suck the fun out of the game.

    Dunno what wood it all is, but it needs JP's maid and a can of fuckin pledge

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    ^ Just a short interlude while waiting on a new pic.


    Thanks Strigils and Klondyke.

    I knew that the chopping board was tamarind... there must be a reason?

    The red-coloured wood we have inside is mahogany, or at least that's what I was told.

    The sala supports and roof were apparently reclaimed teak.

    When the chap gets out of his barrel it looks like the African Rosewood from Gabon is a hard wood!


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    'Sigh'

    Shoulda guessed

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    Does this thread have something to do with your broken specs?

    Does this hurt and are you finding yourself zooming in and snapping pics of food labels and shit now?


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    Quarter past one.

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    Get them lazered

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    Re the elephant table and chairs, I think I would err towards putting large castors on each of the chair legs. Apart from raising the chair height, the chairs themselves are probably quite heavy so castors would ease moving them around.
    Last edited by PAG; 05-05-2021 at 02:35 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post

    Anyway, while we're waiting for Shutree to sort out a pic I thought it was time for the...
    I am having a very busy day. Don't laugh, it happens occasionally. The following might not test the Brains Trust overmuch.

    Of course it is more difficult when TD refuses to load the picture. Does any mod ever notice any of these gripes? It's not just me. It's an okay format, it's an okay size, just load the effin picture! I would kickdrop my laptop except that I guess that will not help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    I've had it in mind for the last 15 years to raise the chairs 4 inches or so
    The elephant chair legs could be extended.

    An elephant skeleton.

    What it is?-skelett-1-jpg















    Currently, your elephant seat legs all run down to a foot pad. There are no bones in your wood.

    What it is?-front-leg-jpg


    The bones "removed" and shown grey for clarity.

    What it is?-front-leg-grey-jpg


    Cut line to separate foot from leg.

    What it is?-front-leg-cut-line-jpg


    The gap to suit the extra height to allow sitting comfortably at the existing table-top height.

    What it is?-front-leg-gap-jpg


    A solid piece of wood inserted. The blue piece is the insert.

    A rebate in the top leg and extended to form the plug, the leg cut to mirror the leg diameter and the foot rebated to accept the lower plug. It is one solid piece, circular in the middle, rectangular plugs top and bottom. The plugs fit into the leg and foot rebates.

    What it is?-front-leg-insert-jpg

    Some grooving to blend the insert at the joints with top and bottoms, some paint/varnish.

    Requirements:
    1. Pen and paper
    2. Measuring tape
    3. Marker pen
    4. Wood saw
    5. Sharp wood chisels
    6. Wooden mallet
    7. Wood for inserts
    8. Wood glue
    9. Clamps
    10. Sandpaper
    11. Wood stain
    12. Varnish
    13. Paint brush
    14. Plasters
    15. Painkillers
    16. Somebody who can handle safely, items 1 to 15.
    17. Or a local carpenters phone number.

    Pictures required when you DIY.

    Last edited by OhOh; 05-05-2021 at 06:36 PM.
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    ^^ Well, I can't even get close with this one. Some kind of a handle for something?

    Maybe if you're not so busy tomorrow Shutree a clue may be in order?


    ^^^ PAG I agree that building up the chairs is the answer, and Strigils, I think preferable to cutting anything off the table legs. They are heavy chairs but I don't think castors are the answer unless we move to a cliff-top villa and my wife takes to drinking outside.

    I really can't understand what they were thinking... I'm around six foot and when I sit on an elephant chair the table is way too high to comfortably reach for a Leo. For a five foot Thai only their head would stick above the table top... which I guess could be kind of appealing.

    It's reminded me of an episode a friend had in Singapore many years ago. As was his habit, late one Saturday night he headed to a four-floored establishment at the end of Orchard Road and started talking to a petite girl sat on a bar stool in The Cowboy Bar. The story goes that they did the deal, and she popped off her bar stool to leave and just disappeared from sight. It turned out the bar stool was taller than she, and she sat on it to raise her height. She was about four foot six with heels. Anyway, a deal's a deal so he went through with it but it left a lasting memory.

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