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David Ashton
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Re: Another Thing to Make Holes
David Ashton   7/15/2014 5:45:04 AM
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@Antedeluvian...that sort of thing would happen to me.  IF I was foolish enough to get on a treadmill.  Managed to resist them so far... :-)

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Re: Another Thing to Make Holes
antedeluvian   7/15/2014 1:41:22 AM
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David, Karen

There is a Candian humourist who writes about the misadventures of a Canadian family. Father of the family is named Dave, and there was a really funny story about Dave and a treadmill. You can read the story here, or listen to it somewhere on this podcast. You may have trouble downloading it, maybe for copyright reasons. I am currently in Eurpoe and am having trouble downloading it to narrow down where the story starts. I do find it funnier hearing it, rather than reading it.

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Re: Another Thing to Make Holes
David Ashton   7/14/2014 10:45:55 PM
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@Karen that sounds like something you normally see in Funniest Home Videos.  I don't suppose there was a camera there?

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Re: Another Thing to Make Holes
kfield   7/14/2014 9:27:20 PM
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@davidashton LOL! My sister has a hole in her wall faintly resembling a foot where her husband kicked through the wall after flying off the back of a treadmill. Fortunately he wasn't hurt, except for his wounded pride!

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Re: Another Thing to Make Holes
David Ashton   7/14/2014 7:29:53 PM
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Thanks Elizabeth.  Rather than removing the doorstops I should have just shortened them so they stopped the door about 1/8 inch from the wall.  Previously it was around an inch and a bit.  But your suggestion gives me an idea - use the hole to get a strip of wood at the back of the hole, and screw a round wooden bit to it over the hole.  Now all I need is to get a round tuit.....

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Re: Another Thing to Make Holes
elizabethsimon   7/14/2014 7:23:57 PM
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I seem to remember seeing some flat round plastic protectors that you could get. Do an internet search for "Doorknob wall protector" You might be able to use one to patch the wall and protect from further damage at the same time. Of course, you'd have to find them where you live....

 

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Re: Another Thing to Make Holes
David Ashton   7/14/2014 6:42:32 PM
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@Karen...I took all the doorstops off our house 'cos they impeded the movement of my wife's wheelchair.  But I opened my ofice door a bit too eagerly one day and I now have a doorknob-shaped hole in the wall that needs fixing.   One of those things I need a round tuit for.....

Oh for my old Zimbabwe Double-Brick house.  They are indestructible, nearly....

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Another Thing to Make Holes
kfield   7/14/2014 4:45:48 PM
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@Davidashton The title of your article reminded me of the day we did the inspection on the home we bought 12 years ago: There was a fist-sized hole in a wall that had not been there when we had originally looked at the house. We weren't sure what the story was, notwithstanding that the owner looked like the type that could put his hand through a wall, so we were quite happy that he agreed to pay for the repair with no argument. 

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Re: Kind of limited article
David Ashton   7/12/2014 9:28:55 PM
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@Another - fair point - but as I said the article could have been far bigger and still not covered everything.  Yes most of the tools were rotary, if not different types of drill directly, and maybe I should have cast my net a bit wider.     Can I suggest you get onto Max and send him an article "Making holes without drills" - he's always on teh lookout for interesting stuff....

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another nickname   7/12/2014 8:41:43 PM
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That was my point - the article's title is "How to make holes in things" and all we're talking is different drils and drill bits. Yes, you would use diamond bits to drill the glass. The challenge would be to make holes without drilling - wake up your inner McGyver.

 

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