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  1. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    Santa left this for me:

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    What a thoughtful gift!
     
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  2. davenn

    davenn Moderator

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    nothing :(
     
  3. Alec_t

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    For testing the turkey temperature?
     
  4. BobK

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    Santa is literally feeding one of my other hobbies this year.

    Bob
     
  5. shrtrnd

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    My oldest boy said he thought I should have a 9mm, a clip, and some shells.
    The package contained a 9mm ignition wrench, a paper clip, and 2 small seashells.
    SOB is getting a lump of coal in his stocking next year.
     
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  6. Harald Kapp

    Harald Kapp Moderator Moderator

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    I'v also been supplied with a "support" for one of my other hobbies.

    But tinkering with electronics wasn't neglected either:
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    Silicone to withstand heat when soldering plus lots of "boxes" for keeping track of the small parts, some of the places even magnetic :)
     
  7. Harald Kapp

    Harald Kapp Moderator Moderator

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    Have you ever tried to create your own starter? It's time consuming but rewarding.
     
  8. BobK

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    @Harald Kapp,

    I did! Funny story about that.

    I got the skin off some grapes that grow in our yard with the powdery white stuff that I learned as yeast. I grew this for about 3 weeks, first just in water (the whole peel) then strained and adding flour, taking it through 5 or 6 feedings. Then I made a loaf. The taste was quite sour. I liked it, but the lovely wife Morticia did not. When I wasn't around, she threw away the starter!

    The gift this year was to make up for that.

    Is you little bench for wood carving? Morticia was taking lessons at one time and I made her a small bench very much like what you showed. Later we both made a full sized traditional workbench with dogs and vises.

    Bob
     
  9. Harald Kapp

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    I made mine from nothing but flour and water. The natural yeasts in the flour (and possibly in the air) were sufficient. After 3-4 days it was good for baking bread. The final experience was similar to yours: My wife didn't even try the bread :(
    If you want to bring this to an engineering level, you may want to watch this.
    Exactly. Any kind of woodwork as I can't have a full sized workbench in my appartment.
     
  10. Kiwi

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    10mm Ryobi battery drill/driver and box of bits.
    Bottle of eau de toilette spray.
    Hardware store vouchers(Bunnings).
     
  11. BobK

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    Here is the small one I built on top of the full sized one. Excuse the messy workshop!

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