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  • smoothpete 1 Mar 2011 11:00:31 31,486 posts
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    As I walked to work this morning, I saw a guy clipping a hedge with what was basically a petrol powered hedgetrimmer but sort of on a long pole with a harness and everything. I was quite jealous.
  • JuanKerr 1 Mar 2011 11:02:07 36,239 posts
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    henro_ben wrote:
    JuanKerr wrote:
    Got myself a bloody great axe last weekend and spend Sunday morning chopping up logs.

    GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.

    It's very satisfying isn't it.

    If you want to accessorize in a manly fashion then splitting wedges and a sledgehammer will complement your axe quite nicely and will make even the toughest log quake with fear...

    Incredibly satisfying. I like the sound of those extra accessories - might have to invest as I've already come across some real tough logs that won't play ball.

    Also need to find a huge, flag log to act as a chopping board.
  • smoothpete 1 Mar 2011 11:06:18 31,486 posts
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    JuanKerr wrote:
    Also need to find a huge, flag log to act as a chopping board.
    I have two of these :)

    Well actually strictly speaking I have one of these. My missus turned one of them into an outdoor candle holder thing. Taking something manly and making it girly, thanks.
  • henro_ben 1 Mar 2011 11:07:05 2,215 posts
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    JuanKerr wrote:

    Incredibly satisfying. I like the sound of those extra accessories - might have to invest as I've already come across some real tough logs that won't play ball.

    Also need to find a huge, flag log to act as a chopping board.

    They are useful, especially if you get your axe stuck as you can split the log around it using the wedges. You don't need a particually heavy sledge - 7lbs will be fine and I'd suggest 3 wedges myself. Often you'll only use one or two, but every so often you'll hit a bitch of a log and get them stuck - then you need the third one to finally split it and free them up.
  • Alastair 1 Mar 2011 11:08:52 15,598 posts
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    Such manly talk. It's very invigourating!

    Not as nice as I used to be

  • Ged42 1 Mar 2011 11:10:06 7,717 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    As I walked to work this morning, I saw a guy clipping a hedge with what was basically a petrol powered hedgetrimmer but sort of on a long pole with a harness and everything. I was quite jealous.

    I saw one of those and my immediate thought was, 'that would be great against zombies.'
  • X201 1 Mar 2011 11:11:39 15,256 posts
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    Good news everyone...

    My chainsaw is mended \o/

  • sirtacos 1 Mar 2011 11:14:46 7,273 posts
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    Tweezers, for they are the manliest way to remove nose hair.
    Electric nose clippers are for pussies.
  • billythekid 1 Mar 2011 11:15:42 11,103 posts
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    Tweezers?!?

    Rip em out with your fingers you great nancy!
  • JuanKerr 1 Mar 2011 11:15:52 36,239 posts
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    Ooooo, chainsaw. I might have to get myself one of them soon, although not sure if our neighbours will be as enthused as I'll be when I fire it up.
  • JuanKerr 1 Mar 2011 11:16:51 36,239 posts
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    billythekid wrote:
    Tweezers?!?

    Rip em out with your fingers you great nancy!

    I use oil-covered, slightly rusty pliers for ultimate manliness.
  • smoothpete 1 Mar 2011 11:17:15 31,486 posts
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    I need to find something to chop

    This is what I will chop it with.
  • billythekid 1 Mar 2011 11:18:10 11,103 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    I need to find something to chop

    This is what I will chop it with.

    Chop Joanna Lumley with it for ultimate irony.
  • Ged42 1 Mar 2011 11:21:43 7,717 posts
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    X201 wrote:
    Good news everyone...

    My chainsaw is mended \o/


    Find some meat
  • JBlokeUK 1 Mar 2011 11:23:58 2,309 posts
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    Use a chainsaw to cut your nose hairs, then you can call yourself a man.

    I like it when he's angry.

  • X201 1 Mar 2011 11:34:01 15,256 posts
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    JuanKerr wrote:
    Ooooo, chainsaw. I might have to get myself one of them soon, although not sure if our neighbours will be as enthused as I'll be when I fire it up.

    You need a license for a petrol driven one.

  • billythekid 1 Mar 2011 11:36:33 11,103 posts
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    X201 wrote:
    JuanKerr wrote:
    Ooooo, chainsaw. I might have to get myself one of them soon, although not sure if our neighbours will be as enthused as I'll be when I fire it up.

    You need a license for a petrol driven one.


    No you don't.
  • Goban 1 Mar 2011 11:38:30 9,052 posts
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    You don't need one for personal use.
  • beastmaster 1 Mar 2011 11:38:30 11,316 posts
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    At least one copy of a Sport's Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.

    The Resident Evil films. I'm one of the reasons they keep making them.

  • X201 1 Mar 2011 11:47:15 15,256 posts
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    Oh, thought you did.

  • Red-Moose 4 Mar 2011 00:11:12 5,346 posts
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    At least one copy of beastmaster with a nose-hair-trimmer swimsuit edition.
  • redcrayon 5 Mar 2011 07:19:30 4,552 posts
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    The main thing I've learned from this thread is that EG dads are hardcore.

    I'm not sure that setting up my dad's wireless network or designing some business cards are quite on the same scale as his ability to remodel the shed/house/fence/street on a Sunday afternoon.

    I did fix mscrayon's kitchen cupboards the other week though. Grr.
  • redcrayon 5 Mar 2011 07:28:41 4,552 posts
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    Stuff men should own.

    Extension cord, the longer the better. 50m implies that you own a castle and could run the lights in the village pub off the generator in your basement. Grr.

    Magnet on a stick for rescuing things from behind radiator/plughole/down the drain/lions this may or may not work on the last one

    Box full of various screws, nails, tacks, washers from old jobs. Buying a selection box from homebase doesn't count. It should be a visual reminder of all the things you have
    a) taken apart
    b) put together, assuming it didn't need those bits.

    Torch big and bright enough to both blind and KO an intruder. Multi-function tools FTW.

    Selection of old bits of wood leaning up against the side/back of house. For projects 'in progress', even if those projects have shown no visable sign of progress for years.
  • dutchspeededup 5 Mar 2011 09:15:26 4,388 posts
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    Have slaves been mentioned?
  • richarddavies 5 Mar 2011 10:49:12 2,625 posts
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    A shed. Its the pinnacle of manliness. A shed is to a man what a pimp cup is to a pimp.
  • dutchspeededup 5 Mar 2011 10:50:43 4,388 posts
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    richarddavies wrote:
    A shed. Its the pinnacle of manliness. A shed is to a man what a pimp cup is to a pimp.

    I reroofed my shed once, having carried the (amazingly heavy) roll of pitch for over a mile.

    It was well manly innit.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 5 Mar 2011 11:00:55 37,773 posts
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    With the help of my dad and my wife's uncle I fitted our own kitchen a few years back. Including cutting and putting up tiles and fitting all the cupboards and appliances.

    Still proud of how good it looks too.

    Follow me on Twitter: @MrTom
    Voted by the community "Best mod" 2011, 2012 and 2013.

  • dr_swin 5 Mar 2011 11:02:22 4,887 posts
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    A leatherman. Nothing else needed.
  • smoothpete 5 Mar 2011 11:12:39 31,486 posts
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    I have a Gerber multitool, same sort of thing but with added coolness of being able to flip the pliars out with a flick of the wrist. I must have had it for 15 years now, probably my most used and useful possession
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