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    N.S.W. I can't believe you've had no replies ? How...

    I can't believe you've had no replies ?

    How much smaller is a 6 than a 7 ? I've always wanted a 7 but at that price maybe a 6 will do ?
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    I'm surprised to see you type that given your...

    I'm surprised to see you type that given your previous stance on workshop safety.

    Yep I've been using the sides of wheels for decades, but it's always warned against because if they do come apart...
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    Put a nominal price on it. My neighbour does this...

    Put a nominal price on it. My neighbour does this occasionally and found the same as you. Some people will take anything if it's free. As soon as it's $5 the inquiries drop away.

    We have a box of...
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    I have an incra, no miracles required....

    I have an incra, no miracles required....
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    I bought one of those old ozito slow waterwheels...

    I bought one of those old ozito slow waterwheels the other day for $20 on gumtree not because I'm concerned about heat but because I want to use the side of the 40 grit 8"x40mm wheel. At 120 rpm if...
  6. Thread: Quotable quotes

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    The rest of them have to pee on the electric...

    The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence

    One slash and you're ash....
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    What they said. The temper problem is for other...

    What they said. The temper problem is for other tool steels, like hardened carbon steel. There is a lot of misinformation on the web. Remember anyone can put up a youtube video or a web page and...
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    I have the opposite problem, she keeps...

    I have the opposite problem, she keeps encouraging me to buy stuff. I bought a motorbike 10 years ago I've ridden about twice. That it has doubled in value is moot....
  9. Thread: Husband's call:

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    An oldie but a goodie...

    An oldie but a goodie...
  10. FWIW I've got an electra beckum. I believe some...

    FWIW I've got an electra beckum. I believe some of the other 10" combos are copies of this design. I love mine and it takes minutes to switch.

    Problems:

    Setting the knives properly after...
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    I have 2 questions. I don't want to take this...

    I have 2 questions. I don't want to take this thread away from the OP so if this is inappropriate so be it but I'll ask...

    Is splitting logs feasible ? I've never tried but given slabbing seems to...
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    You could "dip your toe" with a hoinkin big...

    You could "dip your toe" with a hoinkin big chinese saw, long bar and chain and a basic guide off ebay, see if it suits, get this job done, then upgrade later if you want to...

    chainsaw 92cc |...
  13. Thread: Whats the best

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    Fusion 360 is free for non profits startups and...

    Fusion 360 is free for non profits startups and students. I thought sketchup was also.

    I have not used sketchup. I tried it once a long time ago but it was so alien to me I gave up. I worked as a...
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    After reading this yesterday I ended up spending...

    After reading this yesterday I ended up spending hours looking at this bloke's videos. I don't always agree with him but it's interesting stuff..

    YouTube
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    I agree with you, of course, but what really p's...

    I agree with you, of course, but what really p's me off about those laws is how ambiguous they are regarding pulling over.

    If I get an sms and I think it might be important I pull over, put the...
  16. That's the one I linked to above. Personally I...

    That's the one I linked to above. Personally I wouldn't build that, but it does illustrate how to make a bench out of mdf ply or other sheets goods that you can source cheaply.

    If I had your...
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    I can't comment on their customer service because...

    I can't comment on their customer service because the only thing that ever goes wrong with my pocket hole jig is it keeps running out of screws.

    It isn't fine joinery but gee when you just want to...
  18. Thread: Beer, what beer

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    I got online in 1990. (dons reading glasses, sits...

    I got online in 1990. (dons reading glasses, sits back into recliner) In the old days there was a thing called usenet news. It was a development of the old bulletin boards.

    One group was...
  19. This page shows how to build up mortice and...

    This page shows how to build up mortice and tenons by gluing sheet goods together

    https://www.paoson.com/en/blog/cutting-station-plywood-workbench-n118

    Don't waster your money buying their...
  20. Pretty but a lot of work, requires precision to...

    Pretty but a lot of work, requires precision to look pretty and those vices aren't cheap. I do like the knockdown option though...

    Leg vices are all the rage atm but how useful it is depends on...
  21. I'm going to throw a spanner in the works here. ...

    I'm going to throw a spanner in the works here.

    First please consider the comments above. Don't build that bench and don't spend big money on timber.

    If you are just starting you haven't found...
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    Just a note on mdf/chipboard. If you are making...

    Just a note on mdf/chipboard. If you are making jigs check gumtree for "cover sheets". Here is brissy they can be had for $5-$10 per full sheet. That's about as cheap as material gets and for...
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    Thank you for the reply. They are even dearer...

    Thank you for the reply.

    They are even dearer than the others I contacted. I'm going to have to go pvc foam, which I can get for less than half the price of strip planking.

    Worth a try I...
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    Pawlonia sources pref south east queensland

    Hi all,

    I am thinking of doing a strip plank hull and wonder if anyone knows of cheap sources of WRC or pawlonia preferably in south east Queensland. I know it's a lot cheaper if you make strips...
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    You dodged a bullet there. I have always...

    You dodged a bullet there. I have always regretted it, worst paid trade there is. I wish I'd become a plumber. As it was I left as soon as I had my licence. I started engineering nights in second...
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    I did an apprenticeship as a mechanic. I remember...

    I did an apprenticeship as a mechanic. I remember so many people thinking it was all so easy because they changed their own oil and replaced the odd bit. Believe it or not that 4 years of my life...
  27. I have not used sketchup. I used to work as a...

    I have not used sketchup. I used to work as a design draftsman on 3d modeling. Fusion is an ok package and given they are making it free for non professional users it is a good option. Their website...
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    If there are woodsmith mags among them and you...

    If there are woodsmith mags among them and you get to the point of chucking them I may buy a few. Better than them being binned.

    I actually bought woodsmith the other day after this thread. Only...
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    Thank you for the suggestion. As far as I can...

    Thank you for the suggestion.

    As far as I can see they use your home wifi network for notifications/remote monitoring. I don't have a permanent wifi or nbn network, that is my problem. If I did I...
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    Thank you very much for the replies. 30 years...

    Thank you very much for the replies.

    30 years ago I would have said those rasberry pi's look like great fun but at my age I have neither the eyesight, the patience nor the clarity of thought to...
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    Hi all, I am not sure if it's better to ask on...

    Hi all,

    I am not sure if it's better to ask on this thread or start my own. ?

    I've been living here for 22 years. In that time I've been knocked off 5 times. It's a low crime area but for some...
  32. Thread: Missing Wife

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    or a 4th dynasty Egyptian barge....

    or a 4th dynasty Egyptian barge....
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    Some of us can type faster than we can think...

    Some of us can type faster than we can think...
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    Last time I looked carbatec was one of the...

    Last time I looked carbatec was one of the cheapest sources for kreg screws on the planet (once you factor shipping).

    The square drive doesn't matter, but phillips heads were specifically...
  35. I have a mof and a tra. I wouldn't buy them...

    I have a mof and a tra. I wouldn't buy them again. Had a lot of use out of the tra but it seems to be developing the speed control problem. IMO it's too big for general hand held use.

    The mof has...
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    I used to look forward to each edition of...

    I used to look forward to each edition of woodsmith but when they put the price up I stopped buying. As mentioned the articles started to go round in circles. I've got a fairly complete set of the...
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    I'm not getting it, tell me how you really...

    I'm not getting it, tell me how you really feel...



    Interesting that all the violence at the last election was from the left.

    Many years ago a left leaning colleague at work came in all...
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    2 problems immediately occur to me. 1. There...

    2 problems immediately occur to me.

    1. There is no discussion of durability. If you have to paint it the light/heat reflecting is compromised. Weather, rot and termites.

    2. The infra red...
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    We could try and get them to move to Russia but I...

    We could try and get them to move to Russia but I don't think they would buy it.

    Planet America is probably the least overtly left show on the abc n&ca. This week they did a bit on partisanship....
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    I'm laughing, just like I do every time a doctor...

    I'm laughing, just like I do every time a doctor tries to get me to care about my "obesity", diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol...

    You should see the looks on their faces when I start...
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    First thing I'd do is change teh system for...

    First thing I'd do is change teh system for sentencing criminals. Put a monetary value on the crime and put them to hard labour until the debt is paid. Only then can parole/release be considered and...
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    I used to work for csiro. Pay there wasn't great...

    I used to work for csiro. Pay there wasn't great but it was 20+ years ago.

    Funny place. Best job I've ever had at one site, transfered, one of the worst jobs I've ever had.

    From what I've heard...
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    Don't get me started on the media. Once upon a...

    Don't get me started on the media. Once upon a time you had maybe a 50/50 chance of some truth on the news. Now it's 100% certain everything they say is a lie.

    Being in the same age group I've...
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    VICTORIA Thank you for the clarification. Hopefully one of...

    Thank you for the clarification. Hopefully one of the people asking about routers will buy it.
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    I was specifically referring to public servants,...

    I was specifically referring to public servants, the politicians are a whole other train wreck. Your experience does not mirror mine nor the official numbers. The public service overall is paid more...
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    VICTORIA I'm tempted because part of my wonderfence is...

    I'm tempted because part of my wonderfence is damaged and I'd like a second positioner but I'd be left with doubles of a lot of stuff, so no this time :(
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    VICTORIA Are you sure it's 9kg ? That seems awfully heavy....

    Are you sure it's 9kg ? That seems awfully heavy. The big makita and triton tra are about 6 kg and that one is more mof size ?
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    I worked for the public service when I was young....

    I worked for the public service when I was young. It was understood that we got about 20-30% less because of job security super etc. Now the public service gets significantly more on average and I...
  49. What you want is something around 1500 to 2000W....

    What you want is something around 1500 to 2000W. makita and hitachi are the best.

    but:

    As i advocate elsewhere if you have not used a router much before IMO you are better off buying a second...
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    That would have to be easy, you could fuel the...

    That would have to be easy, you could fuel the place on the outraged indignation of the lefty elite population, before you need tap the pollies for the endless methane they release...

    The rest of...
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