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 09 August 2017 11:26 AM
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leckie

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Thats right Dusty.

My son called a hacksaw a Jim Duggen when he did a bit of work for me before Uni.

http://www.google.co.uk/search...KM:&spf=1502274286842

I wont tell you what I call a hammer when I hit my thumb!
 09 August 2017 11:32 AM
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AJJewsbury

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a ceramic cone that looked a bit like its name, with a sort of internal thread, used to screw on to singles to join and insulate them

screwits (a.k.a. wirenuts in the US I think)
- Andy.
 09 August 2017 11:33 AM
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dustydazzler

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Ah , I am the perfect age to remember the likes of 'hacksaw' jim Duggen
if you had asked what a Jim Duggen was I would have guessed the hacksaw, however he actually carried a length or 2x4 timber to the ring so could have been either I guess
 09 August 2017 11:34 AM
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dustydazzler

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I still have some ceramic screwits in my dads old tool bag along with other crusty items like old pipe bonding clamps and green sleeving
 09 August 2017 12:24 PM
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Shigham

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Originally posted by: dustydazzler

Originally posted by: tomgunn



Originally posted by: Shigham







Its not only the split between countries, its also a generational thing..















Being a fresh faced apprentice some 25yrs ago, I was bamboozled at learning a whole new 'sparks' language when being asked to go fetch 'Dogs, Zebedee's, Biscuits and Nipples'








Ah 'nipples' love making 'nipples'! Dont know what 'Biscuits' are, or the reference to 'Dogs'... oh dear - shame on ME!







What about the term 'Hospital Jobs?'







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My old boss used to refer to a 'Hospital job' as a job that he took on and we went to it when we had nothing left to do on another job or had not much work on that month.

Is that about right ?


Dogs are what you might all know as Footprint thumbturn pipe wrench, no idea where the name dogs originates from..

Nipples... 20mm conduit male threaded couplers... spent days making these once with a bag of tallow full of swarf..... /vomits

Biscuits.. Unistrut channel nuts without a spring
Zebedee's.. Unistrut channel nuts with springs... Boing!!!!
 09 August 2017 03:02 PM
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tomgunn

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Originally posted by: dustydazzler

Originally posted by: tomgunn



Originally posted by: Shigham







Its not only the split between countries, its also a generational thing..















Being a fresh faced apprentice some 25yrs ago, I was bamboozled at learning a whole new 'sparks' language when being asked to go fetch 'Dogs, Zebedee's, Biscuits and Nipples'








Ah 'nipples' love making 'nipples'! Dont know what 'Biscuits' are, or the reference to 'Dogs'... oh dear - shame on ME!







What about the term 'Hospital Jobs?'







[IMG][/IMG]






My old boss used to refer to a 'Hospital job' as a job that he took on and we went to it when we had nothing left to do on another job or had not much work on that month.

Is that about right ?


Hahaha - ALMOST... you price up lots of works but price one low and then if the others fail you can feel that its a good bet you have your 'Hospital Job'... so, to be fair, I'll give you that!



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 09 August 2017 03:04 PM
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tomgunn

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Originally posted by: AJJewsbury

a ceramic cone that looked a bit like its name, with a sort of internal thread, used to screw on to singles to join and insulate them


screwits (a.k.a. wirenuts in the US I think)

- Andy.


I used to find them everywhere in the good old days... look like a thimble with an internal thread... made of porcelain I think?

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 09 August 2017 04:58 PM
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mapj1

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also seen 'dogs' used to describe those things that hammer into the mortar to make a fixing, an iron version of the wooden twist wedge.
If with a hole then an 'eye-dog'
jumbo version used by steeplejacks for ladders, either with or without a wooden wedge first depending on the state of the masonry..

And then the 'lathe dog' which is a clamp that imparts drive to a part turning between dead centres my striking a peg on the rotating face.

like this

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 09 August 2017 05:08 PM
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Pacific

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As a 17yo apprentice I was collared by our foreman and set to making nipples from 2 inch conduit using hand stocks and dies
 09 August 2017 08:33 PM
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Shigham

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Originally posted by: Pacific

As a 17yo apprentice I was collared by our foreman and set to making nipples from 2 inch conduit using hand stocks and dies


Similar story but sadly much worse

Not 2" but 20mm tube... 3m lengths.. 20 in a bundle... 4 bundles...

250m thinking about it.. no one needs that many nipples (oo-er!!)

By hand using stocks and dies...

They called it 'character building'.. I called it 'bullying'...
 10 August 2017 02:40 AM
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crossy

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We could add in to the mix the use of loan words which are then corrupted by the local language.

My first tool name I learned in Seoul (Korea) back in the mid-90's was "mongki seupaeno" anyone want to hazard a guess?

How about "peullaieo", Korean again?

The forum software won't let me post Korean characters, although doing so would allow cheating with Google Translate

Edited: 10 August 2017 at 02:52 AM by crossy
 10 August 2017 07:34 AM
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mapj1

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Well its pretty close to the way some people talk round here to be honest. I've heard both 'water' and 'Dinner Time' uttered with no discernible 'T' sound, and several similar examples of grating pronunciation. (folk accuse me of being 'posh' becasue I say wednesday like it is written vs. wendy'sday... )
For what I would hope is "Monkey spanner" and "Pliers" that's pretty good going.

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 10 August 2017 09:26 AM
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tomgunn

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Originally posted by: Shigham

Originally posted by: Pacific



As a 17yo apprentice I was collared by our foreman and set to making nipples from 2 inch conduit using hand stocks and dies




Similar story but sadly much worse



Not 2" but 20mm tube... 3m lengths.. 20 in a bundle... 4 bundles...



250m thinking about it.. no one needs that many nipples (oo-er!!)



By hand using stocks and dies...



They called it 'character building'.. I called it 'bullying'...


I thought it was 8 lengths in a bundle?

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 10 August 2017 04:32 PM
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Jaymack

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Originally posted by: AJJewsbury
screwits (a.k.a. wirenuts in the US I think)

Spelling was "scruit" when I were a lad ................ still is
in quarters.
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