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Allan
#1 Posted : 27 April 2010 18:48:13

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A simple but effective plank bender
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#2 Posted : 27 April 2010 19:34:18

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Nice, I like it BigGrin
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#3 Posted : 27 April 2010 19:38:36

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looks good to me!!
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#4 Posted : 27 April 2010 19:40:57

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A cheese? with nails in? and adorned with rubber bands and wood strips (for that slightly smoked flavour)?

I like it!

And you can bend planks with it too you say?!

Ingenious..

*Mmmm Cheeeeeese*
Schnellboots on back burner

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#5 Posted : 27 April 2010 19:43:53

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Capt Stedders wrote:
A cheese? with nails in? and adorned with rubber bands and wood strips (for that slightly smoked flavour)?

I like it!

And you can bend planks with it too you say?!

Ingenious..

*Mmmm Cheeeeeese*


LOL LOL LOL LOL
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#6 Posted : 27 April 2010 19:44:18

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Simple yet effective. Well done on the life size photo too LOL LOL LOL LOL


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#7 Posted : 27 April 2010 19:57:52

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Ha ha sorry about the size cant work out how to get it smaller when the plank is on there i use one of those mini steamers that you use for cleaning the cooker and things
Allan
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#8 Posted : 27 April 2010 20:04:16

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LOL LOL If your storing your photos on photobucket just click edit then resize. I used 800x600, not a bad size and less scarey than a life size cheese with nails in it LOL LOL


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#9 Posted : 27 April 2010 20:52:30

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No wonder this is the greatest country in the world,when we have inventers like
that,who can knock up a gadget like a lump of wood some nails and elastic bands.I feel most inferior, well done and it smells a bit though?
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#10 Posted : 07 October 2010 21:18:11

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Hi Allen
What are the dimensions of your plank bender.
I would like to make one and copy your idea

Bernie
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#11 Posted : 01 August 2011 13:33:22

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Hi Allen

Thanks for the idea. I made myself one and it works like a dream.

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I think I can go one better than that. This is where the old Kiwi ingenuity steps in. I'm using a soldering iron. No, not the soldering bit but the round shaft that the bit screws into.
I just heat it up and when its hot I unplug it and let the temp drop a bit, and this gives me enough time to shape a wet plank.
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Sinbad wrote:
I think I can go one better than that. This is where the old Kiwi ingenuity steps in. I'm using a soldering iron. No, not the soldering bit but the round shaft that the bit screws into.
I just heat it up and when its hot I unplug it and let the temp drop a bit, and this gives me enough time to shape a wet plank.


Yes that works well many people, including me, use a soldering iron. There is no need to unplug does not matter if you colour the inside of the plank.

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I really like that "old fashioned" no frills approach.

I have a mad cat and despite buying one of those electric plank benders dare not turn it in.

Our vets (useless) stated they never want to see him again after the fight he out up last year having his flu jab.

Had cats all my life but never one like this BigGrin

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