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Rossie
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Posted -  29/12/2007  :  16:34
As there seems to be quite a bit of artistic talent around here, I thought I would start a pencil sketch section .....


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Cathy
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Posted - 17/12/2010 : 10:21
A knockemdowner  ??


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moh
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Posted - 17/12/2010 : 10:40
Ah a Demo Man!!


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belle
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Posted - 17/12/2010 : 10:49
Conty, ugh glass table, is this anything like the dreaded glass box we had in the art room all those years ago, I still shudder when i think of the time spent over it, trying to trace a repeat pattern in the middle of a design exam, the heat and exam nerves produced huge droplets of sweat, and sweaty palms do not make for neat work! Hell will have a glass box!


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conty
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Posted - 17/12/2010 : 16:55
no belle, this is great for drawing  with it being so smooth, a wooden table is a nightmare to work on, i would be great for plasticine modelling too, not that i am doing any
our friend who we spend our holidays with does demo work, he loves it, but i think it might have more to do with the cash if you know what i mean, hes given us a few things that hes found, fossils etc in fact he loves it so much hed rather work than have a day off, are you the same?
i was supposed to be in oxford today christmas shopping as a 6th form trip, but last night at training i missed hitting a tractor tyre with a sledge hammer and hit my shin instead, owchh it hurts


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Another
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Posted - 17/12/2010 : 17:49
" i missed hitting a tractor tyre with a sledge hammer" how????? Nolic


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conty
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Posted - 17/12/2010 : 22:44
its part of my training programme, i have to swing a heavy sledge hammer over my shoulder and hit the tyre. i was laughing at the weight of the sledge hammer as it wasnt our normal one (much lighter) and wasnt looking what i was doing, i must of taken a step backwards while i was laughing (i train with the world dead lift champion and i was taking the micky saying it must be his hammer, cause it was so light) and missed the tyre thats led flat on the floor and smacked the hammer down onto my shin. i soon stopped laughing, but he nearly wet himself!! 
we also have to toss the tyre over, probably sounds strange but it wears you out


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Stanley
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Posted - 18/12/2010 : 06:25
Did you know that slegehammers went up to 56lbs? Whoever is making you hit the tyre with a heavy hammer is crazy. The whole point of a heavy hammer is it's kinetic energy and whatever you hit should absorb that. Hitting a tyre invites an uncontrolled bounce and you shouldn't be doing it. One clue about striking which I'll bet applies to athletics as well. The key to a good blow is accuracy and timing. Much of the weight of the blow is in the wrists, a last minute accelleration using them. There used to be a man called Tommy Fitton at Galbraith's garage in Accrington, very slightly built and his job was storeman and sweeping up. However, when they wanted an effective blow, like driving king pins out, they sent for Tommy. He had a short handled 7lb hammer and he could strike harder with that in confined spaces than most could manage with a 28lb hammer. It's not strenth or the weight of the hammer, it's timing and technique. Same with throwing a discus I'll bet.


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conty
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Posted - 18/12/2010 : 11:46
its all about technique and strengh all my training, thats only one very very small bit of it. the bath rugby team use the same training with the hammer and tyre. in fact its their hammer and tyre i use, so dont worry i knew it would sound mad but they have their reasons for making me do it, its the first time ive hurt myself and im ok now.
i also skate on a sliding board, balance on a wobble board, a standing jump onto a table with both feet together (i can jump 4ft2) jump side to side on a jump matress, press ups on a large ball and swing 15kg weight around my head/shoulders amoung lots of other things, i also do hurdles and then i have to do running/sprints and lift weights. then i get to do thediscus. im knackered after 3 hour session, but i am getting bigger so its working.

i dont do all of it on one session its done so that i work on my legs and lower body one session then my upper body the next so i have time for healing then on my 3rd session its all medicine ball work technique and throwing
my coach is an England athletics coach and has won coach of the year so he knows what hes doing, hes well respected in the sporting world, he trains other coaches and i often have to demonstrate for his coaching, please dont worry i am in very safe hands


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Posted - 18/12/2010 : 11:59
Conty, I was just intrigued as to how you miss hitting a big tyre with a sledgehammer - serves you right for not concentrating!! Nolic


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Tizer
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Posted - 18/12/2010 : 12:32
" Hitting a tyre invites an uncontrolled bounce and you shouldn't be doing it."

Sorry to go back to Wallace & Grommit again but in the last of the Inventions series Wallace was dressed in a `Michelin Man' suit. He invited Grommit to hit him with a slegehammer, which Grommit did and promptly disappeared through the wall clinging onto the rebounding hammer!


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Stanley
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Posted - 18/12/2010 : 15:04
My dad once conducted an experiment that involved hitting a small piece of Dynamite on an anvil with a hammer. That rebounded all right, blew the hammer through the tin roof of the smithy and blinded him for a fortnight. Moral? Don't try it, we know what happens!


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swifty
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Posted - 18/12/2010 : 19:16
conty ,,moh and crew yes i am the demolition man ..Wink  speaking of hammers stanley we used to have a 56 lb er with two shafts for breaking cast iron  and a 28 lb called big mick in the work shop ,, i have a 14lb to use as a lump hammer conty some good training for you if its a 14lb sledge hold it at the end of the shaft so the heads in the air without bending your elbow let the steel touch youre nose then take it back to a vertical poisition ,,,,,, its all in the wrist if you break youre nose dont blame me my old fellow had me doing this at 15  i remember going with jimmy barnes(  big fellow and a true gent ) and my dad to various gypsie sites making money from it ,,,i didnt get any but times were hard i can still do it today ,,,, another trick just using youre little finger and thumb tips ( same hand )pick it up off the floor with the top of the shaft Wink demo dave is not liable for injuries  ha ha ive seen a few belive me ,,,,demolition  its a good job to be in the hse are making life harder but its saving lifes so it aint all bad ..,,


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Stanley
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Posted - 19/12/2010 : 06:20
Ahh....  Jim Barnes! Lovely bloke and such a shame when the cable-burning got him. First time I saw Sue (his wife) she was changing an engine in a Bedford TK truck up at Crey Farm, some woman! I think all 56ers had two shafts. Last one I saw was at Dixons at Worsthorne when they had the mill full of useful 2nd hand machinery. My favourite lump hammer was 7lbs, evidently not in your league!

Conor, demo men are a seperate breed. born not made. Some of the happiest hours I spent was doing pics of N&R men recycling buildings. Magic! Have a look at Steeplejack's Corner and just for a laugh do a quick drawing of the big Liebherr on there. About time we saw a pic of a machine!


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Stanley
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Posted - 19/12/2010 : 06:21


Here you are, have a crack at that just for experience.


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Cathy
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Posted - 19/12/2010 : 08:41
Can't say much about sledgehammers, lump hammers, short handled hammers or kinetic energy or techniques of same etc., except to say that we have a Liebherr factory in our general area. 
Trying to get in there is like trying to get into Fort Knox, and it is managed by a very strict German guy. 


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