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    An unusual problem indeed. I have a friend who...

    An unusual problem indeed. I have a friend who always buys a red motorbile whenever he upgrades. His wife thinks it's the same motorbike he has had since before they got married. :wink:
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    Funny you should mention that - I copied the joke...

    Funny you should mention that - I copied the joke from a blacksmithing forum, changed blacksmithing to woodwork, of course. In the original, there was a vacuum listed but I swapped it for broom for...
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    Selling off all my gear

    I know this is not the buy/sell page but I'm desperate. I'm posting this under extreme pressure from my lovely wife.
    As much as I love woodwork, it takes up too much of my time and I am struggling...
  4. And when you see them advertised like that they...

    And when you see them advertised like that they usually expect top dollar for them as well. I have sometimes seen these type of sales and wanted one or two items and considered buying the lot and...
  5. Elan, last year's show at Williamstown was under...

    Elan, last year's show at Williamstown was under the new management. It was the best show in Melbourne since they left the Showgrounds last time.

    A lot of things about the Williamstown Show...
  6. Thread: A wee joke

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    Took nearly seven years to get it? :oo:

    Took nearly seven years to get it? :oo:
  7. Thread: End of an Era

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    THANK YOU Evan, best of luck to you both. There's not...

    Evan, best of luck to you both.

    There's not much more to say that has not already been said.

    Please check in on this funny-farm occasionally. Your insight is always welcome.

    Cheers

    Doug
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    Paul I did not see your previous post about the...

    Paul I did not see your previous post about the Cutlers rivets until just now - you would have posted it while I was writing my previous post.



    I have never used Corby bolts before, and I just...
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    Well I will find out soon enough.The blade will...

    Well I will find out soon enough.The blade will be well secured to the drill press. Last thing we need is a blade flapping around a drill :oo:

    5 minute epoxy is what most people use, but if I have...
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    Thanks Ian. A well written and comprehensive...

    Thanks Ian.

    A well written and comprehensive writeup for sure.

    I haven't tried my Chinese Carbide set yet, but if that fails Kangas will be next.

    I have seen some good reports on blade...
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    Here's a list of what steels can often be found....

    Here's a list of what steels can often be found.

    Note that this information is not definitive. Manufacturers will often cut costs by using inferior materials. This is just a guide.

    457539
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    I have never done any spoon carving but my gut...

    I have never done any spoon carving but my gut feeling is that you would want more than 1 mm of steel.

    If you want to make it out of recycled material, I would try a plow harrow (usually very...
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    FREE: VIC Not sure but I think most home brewers now use...

    Not sure but I think most home brewers now use kegs so they don't have to wash heaps of bottles. A kegging system is not too expensive and pays for itself pretty quickly in time saved if nothing else.
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    Depending on the style of knife that may well...

    Depending on the style of knife that may well work. However it works because the plate is only 1 mm thick, which is why I am making the filleting knife pictured in an earlier post. Most knives would...
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    FREE: VIC If I do, I will just drag down the one on top of...

    If I do, I will just drag down the one on top of the shelves in my shed and give it a clean, but sadly now I will know not to try to give it away.
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    I think you misinterpreted what I was saying...

    I think you misinterpreted what I was saying about the Cobalt bits Ian. I already had them prior to meeting up with the Sutton's man. I had already found out that they do fine on the first hole and...
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    Interesting ... Last week I went to a EOFY...

    Interesting ...

    Last week I went to a EOFY Members Night at the local Total Tools. In addition to eating heaps of free pizza and drinking free beer, I also ran into the local Suttons rep, who was...
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    Probably not going to make much difference as far...

    Probably not going to make much difference as far as the discussion goes, unless one of us is about to drop a couple of million bucks on R and D.:2tsup:
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    Ian, I have been "told" that it is L6 or close to...

    Ian, I have been "told" that it is L6 or close to it - by someone with more experience than me in these matters. Debates on knife-making forums about what type of steel you can recover from something...
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    . . [QUOTE=Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D....

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    [QUOTE=Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "What Is the Difference Between Chrome and Chromium?" ThoughtCo, Sep. 19, 2018]
    Key Takeaways: Chrome vs Chromium



    Chrome and chromium are not the...
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    L6 COMPOSITION C Mn Si Cr Ni 0.70

    L6 COMPOSITION

    C
    Mn
    Si
    Cr
    Ni


    0.70
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    That is a bit of a contentious issue Ian, the...

    That is a bit of a contentious issue Ian, the steel is only 1 mm thick with the cutting edge ground down to about 0.2 mm. A full-on quench treatment would result in a warp beyond recognition more...
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    A friend recently gave me a saw that looked very...

    A friend recently gave me a saw that looked very much like the ones in that video, that he found on the hard rubbish.

    I cut it up and am making filleting knives out of it. Here's a picture of the...
  24. Thread: Copper Nails

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    QUEENSLAND Damn! I just went out to the shed and weighed my...

    Damn! I just went out to the shed and weighed my copper nails. I better cancel that luxury cruise I just booked when I thought I was rich. :rolleyes:
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    Yes, I remember Southwark well form the beer...

    Yes, I remember Southwark well form the beer strike days back in the late 70's I think it was.

    I was posted to South Australia with the Army at the time and I was driving to Rockhampton to visit...
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    N.S.W. . . 457272

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    Just as fishing lures are designed to catch...

    Just as fishing lures are designed to catch fishermen as opposed to fish, fancy metal technology is designed to flatten woodworkers' wallets, not their work-pieces :wink:
  28. If you don't know should you really be doing this...

    If you don't know should you really be doing this by yourself?

    It's not like you are making a coffee table or something that doesn't have dire consequences if it fails.

    Sounds like the kind of...
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    N.S.W. No - that's why the Marketplace has the rules...

    No - that's why the Marketplace has the rules that it has. The problem occurred because someone did not obey the rules.

    It's 10 am on a Saturday morning and I have posted "I'll take it". By 10:30...
  30. Thread: Giant Cyclone

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    A.C.T. From the marketplace rules...

    From the marketplace rules http://www.woodworkforums.com/f90/rules-posting-market-213941#post2022184
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    N.S.W. A good reason not to allow items for sale on...

    A good reason not to allow items for sale on other sites as well is the time a few years ago when I said I would buy an item, the seller and I made a time and he told me his address and I drove and...
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    Thanks Don

    Thanks Don
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    Thanks for asking Euge. I generally work out...

    Thanks for asking Euge.

    I generally work out the details like that a bit closer to the event, once we get an idea of how many will be turning up.

    In previous years we have provided a sausage...
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    Only 15 weeks to go to the premier social event...

    Only 15 weeks to go to the premier social event on the Melbourne Woodies Social Calendar. :2tsup:

    Mark your calendars if you haven't done so already. :wink:

    Sunday 6 October at my shed in...
  35. QUEENSLAND Mine arrived today - thanks

    Mine arrived today - thanks
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    N.S.W. THere's a 24 hour time window after posting in...

    THere's a 24 hour time window after posting in which you can edit
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    N.S.W. I'm surprised that one is still here - what a...

    I'm surprised that one is still here - what a great cost effective platform to buy and put ah Shelix head into.
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    Sticky: Damn! Best of luck tomorrow

    Damn! Best of luck tomorrow
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    Sticky: Thanks for all the hard work you put in behind...

    Thanks for all the hard work you put in behind the scenes Steven :2tsup:
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    Adobe Photoshop

    Adobe Photoshop
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    Do it in a graphics program- the same way they...

    Do it in a graphics program- the same way they did it in your picture.
  42. QUEENSLAND I'll take ten please

    I'll take ten please
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    QUEENSLAND The parcel arrived today thanks Alan. Some...

    The parcel arrived today thanks Alan.

    Some really nice pieces there. Very happy with them
  44. Thread: Stanley 6C

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    N.S.W. From the forum rules...

    From the forum rules http://www.woodworkforums.com/f90/rules-posting-market-213941#post2022184[U]
  45. Thread: Huon pine

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    TASMANIA When I was breeding poultry I used to use 90%...

    When I was breeding poultry I used to use 90% pine shavings with about 10% camphor laurel shavings in the nest boxes. No problems with lice infestations or leg mites and no respiratory problems in...
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    QUEENSLAND Ok lets do it.

    Ok lets do it.
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    QUEENSLAND Can you give me a quote for delivery to 3029...

    Can you give me a quote for delivery to 3029 please Alan.

    I will take them if freight is reasonable.

    Cheers
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    WANTED:A.C.T. I'm glad I don't live in Canberra any more. left...

    I'm glad I don't live in Canberra any more. left there in 1995 after 4 years.
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    WANTED:A.C.T. Sorry Jane, haven't found it yet, the cold...

    Sorry Jane, haven't found it yet, the cold weather has been playing havoc with my back. I have hardly ventured out of the heated loungeroom for a few days. I still want to find it for you. :C
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    VICTORIA number 6 type unknown us/canada for me please

    number 6 type unknown us/canada for me please
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