Taking the proverbial

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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby Simon_P » Sun 28.01.2018, 01:10

Phil,

A Podger is a tapered bar used for aligning holes. It predates the use of steel and bolts in construction. The spanner end is a modern addition.
I still call it a Bodger - Podger just doesn't sound right.

A Bodger is a skilled wood turner.
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby lotusflasherman » Sun 28.01.2018, 03:00

Simon_P wrote:Phil,

A Podger is a tapered bar used for aligning holes. It predates the use of steel and bolts in construction. The spanner end is a modern addition.
I still call it a Bodger - Podger just doesn't sound right.

A Bodger is a skilled wood turner.


Simon, depends what you call 'modern and what profession you follow. My KIng Dick is from the guys who built the steel lattice towers supporting high voltage power lines in the early 1950's and they always called it a Bodger.

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The hoop on the shaft is for a lanyard to attach it to the safety belt. We used to have to watch a 35mm film on Safety that showed if dropped from a height the drag caused by the ring end would cause it to fall pointy end down and it would pierce a safety helmet and the skull below and included a shot of one sticking out of a dead persons head which caused a lot of :smt078 and some passing out. Use at height of an untethered bodger was an instant dismissal offence.

In the 1970's they were replaced by bodgers with a ratchet socket in place of the ring and I intercepted a couple of old bodgers on their way to the skip. Best tool ever for getting engine and gearbox mountings in the right place to get the bolts in...
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby simonbuk » Sun 28.01.2018, 18:36

I always used to snigger when i saw my dads King Dick spanners and his useless old Whitworth tools.

I thought he just left hundreds (&hundreds) of old worthless motor sport magazines.

I'm rich !! Rich beyond my wildest dreams !! :bananasex: :clap:
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby Rusty Wishbone » Sun 28.01.2018, 23:13

simonbuk wrote:I always used to snigger when i saw my dads King Dick spanners and his useless old Whitworth tools.

I thought he just left hundreds (&hundreds) of old worthless motor sport magazines.

I'm rich !! Rich beyond my wildest dreams !! :bananasex: :clap:


I can say exactly the same about my father. We must be brothers!

I'm afraid that means the highly valuable spanners will have to be split.
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby Giniw » Tue 13.02.2018, 17:00

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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby simonbuk » Tue 13.02.2018, 17:51

Giniw wrote:https://www.lotusforsale.com/ads/tool-kit-rare-pen-knife-version-on-ebay/ :lol:


Well it is the 'rare pen knife version ' after all !!
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby Giniw » Tue 13.02.2018, 17:56

I wonder where the one which was supposed to be in my car is now :cry:
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