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    I had a job where I had to plane down lots of...

    I had a job where I had to plane down lots of aluminium extrusion, ended up with 2 garbage bags full of ally shavings :C
    didnt enjoy it much but it did the job ok.
  2. Just a bit of feedback FYI. My carpenter mate has...

    Just a bit of feedback FYI. My carpenter mate has had the Makita one but recently also bought the Festool one and said it is a much better unit.
    i have the Festool unit myself but it comes at a...
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    Nice job, well done. i have used a router and...

    Nice job, well done.
    i have used a router and electric plane on aluminium. Works fine but very noisy
  4. NEW The slides on both my Makita saws develop a bit...

    The slides on both my Makita saws develop a bit of surface rust as well, I would not be concerned it is an indication of poor quality
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    I have a 1949 Willy’s Ute :) Nice project you...

    I have a 1949 Willy’s Ute :)

    Nice project you have there, will be interested to see what you do with the cab.
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    There are some pretty average reviews out there...

    There are some pretty average reviews out there on the reliability of the Triton routers, is it warranted or are people in general happy with them?
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    Do you think cheap power would be a game changer...

    Do you think cheap power would be a game changer for industry here? And do you think it would be cheap anyhow?
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    You basically need to do whatever is required to...

    You basically need to do whatever is required to remove the pocket covers,
    Can you prise the covering trim off enough to get a hacksaw blade or multi tool in to cut the nails holding it in? or use...
  9. Thread: Joke

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    See to me that is more offensive, if I can’t say...

    See to me that is more offensive, if I can’t say it in public then it shouldn’t be said behind closed doors, that is the hypocrisy of it all.
    It seems that if you are short, fat and bald Anglo...
  10. Thread: Joke

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    Yes got to say I am a fan of politically...

    Yes got to say I am a fan of politically incorrect jokes, mainly because I object to the premise of PC.
    People need to lighten up a bit and laugh at themselves and others. There is no disrespect...
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    I agree with the above, I have bits that are over...

    I agree with the above, I have bits that are over 20 years old that have never come out of the box.
    I think it is better value to buy bits specific to the job at hand
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    A number of Sydney councils run that system too,...

    A number of Sydney councils run that system too, I suspect that doing it this way, less rubbish ends up being collected ( cost saving measure) just the same I think it is a better way of doing it.
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    I think it often has nothing to do with the state...

    I think it often has nothing to do with the state of the economy but more how the media portrays it. You only need a couple of front page headlines to the effect of we are in for a boom or a bust and...
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    They do that on hardwood cladding google...

    They do that on hardwood cladding
    google Hurford’s Shou Sugi Ban for details
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    You probably are looking for a coil gun and ring...

    You probably are looking for a coil gun and ring shank or spiral shank nails. I have the Bostich one but you could probably just hire one for the day from the green shed
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    They seem to have rewritten history on Whitlam as...

    They seem to have rewritten history on Whitlam as a great leader of this country. I can only remember the time as the hardships and despair he brought to us.
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    MDF still paints up fine by hand with the correct...

    MDF still paints up fine by hand with the correct primer so that would not be a reason to avoid using it. My decision would be along the lines of what Derek mentioned as to level of authenticity V...
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    It is slow and tedious but you can cut oversized...

    It is slow and tedious but you can cut oversized and then trim with a router amd straightedge
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    The two major parties both learnt a lesson from...

    The two major parties both learnt a lesson from the public when they ousted the elected leaders mid term. Regardless of the rules the public’s mindset is that they voted for an individual to be leader
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    Yes FF you might be right about the media...

    Yes FF you might be right about the media organisation involved but I just didn’t think they would be interested enough in such a small fish which is why I think someone else is behind it. I am sure...
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    Nothing to do with which side of the fence you...

    Nothing to do with which side of the fence you are on........I am certainly not on his side. I was more just intrigued that so much money and effort was put into discrediting a minority party like...
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    Yes but these stooges were employed by Al Jazeera...

    Yes but these stooges were employed by Al Jazeera for three years preparing this information, creating false aliases and organisations for the sting. Kinda think they have taken it to a new level
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    It will be interesting to see if these type of...

    It will be interesting to see if these type of tactics becomes the new low standard for our political opponents
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    I am a bit surprised that people don’t know who...

    I am a bit surprised that people don’t know who they are voting for long before the Election Day. Don’t you vote for the party and their fundamental beliefs not whether you like the particular...
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    Have a search on this forum and there is a thread...

    Have a search on this forum and there is a thread on a no name brand ( can’t recall the name lol) that a number of members seem happy with.
    Look for one that has nice solid slide rails, some of the...
  26. I don’t think you can establish a value based on...

    I don’t think you can establish a value based on materials cost X plus x amounts of labour at x dollars an hour. If you can get it that is great but you are often hard pressed to do so.
    The item is...
  27. I was in a country community run art gallery on...

    I was in a country community run art gallery on the weekend and thought of your post when I saw this.
    It had a price tag of $420 and a sold sticker on it. Take from that what you will. The timber...
  28. The collated screwgun is of no value to you...

    The collated screwgun is of no value to you unless you are fixing a lot of plasterboard, even then a special plasterboard tip in a drill/ driver which will cost you a couple of bucks does the job...
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    If you keep an eye out at the trade outlets like...

    If you keep an eye out at the trade outlets like Total or Sydney Tools they often have deals going if free batteries or a tool skin etc with the purchase of a kit etc which can close the price point...
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    Makita, Milwaukee and Dewalt would share about...

    Makita, Milwaukee and Dewalt would share about 80% of the market with the general tradie on building sites from what I see. I honestly would not say one was better than the other apart from which one...
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    Yes they will do the job but when you use them...

    Yes they will do the job but when you use them side by side with the better brands it shows, driving in roofing or battern screws repeatedly for a few hours and the Makita etc will just keep going ,...
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    Batteries aside, the AEG gear is inferior to all...

    Batteries aside, the AEG gear is inferior to all the other brands you mentioned but there is also a pricepoint difference.
    Having said that, if you are satisfied with how it works for you there is...
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    What do they make the plate out of Ray?

    What do they make the plate out of Ray?
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    What you call a cripple in a wall frame we call a...

    What you call a cripple in a wall frame we call a Jack Stud. A rafter that does not go from the wall plate to the ridge is a cripple rafter.
    The reason we don’t have a double top plate on non load...
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    You guys use different terminology to us, it is...

    You guys use different terminology to us, it is the horizontal trimmer piece that is cut between the studs
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    I would advise against using any style of fixing...

    I would advise against using any style of fixing that goes into the plasterboard only for a grab rail, can you imagine the potential consequences to the user if it failed when they were relying on...
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    I think it is bordering on false economy chasing...

    I think it is bordering on false economy chasing batteries unless you can find them cheap somewhere. They are only 1.3a/h as well, 3a/h are even on the way out now.

    For not much more money you can...
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    Has anyone given molasses a go? I know a number...

    Has anyone given molasses a go? I know a number of people who use it to clean up metal tools and parts
    Haven’t done it myself yet though.
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    If the comparison was that simple I am pretty...

    If the comparison was that simple I am pretty confident that the little privately owned hardware/tool stores would be undercutting Bunnings with their products and be making a healthy profit.
    From...
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    I agree with what Chris said, the grass is always...

    I agree with what Chris said, the grass is always greener on the other side.

    You canít expect the living conditions we enjoy here and the pricing structures of other economies
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    If the sewer fittings don’t suit you the...

    If the sewer fittings don’t suit you the electrical ones are a much bigger sweeping bend again
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    You see those random overpriced items on there...

    You see those random overpriced items on there every now and then, I wonder if it is a genuine mistake maybe doing currency conversion or some sort of scam or something?
  43. Thread: More Bunnings

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    I don’t think it is that bad and the competition...

    I don’t think it is that bad and the competition can easily survive around them if they play a different game.

    I can tell you that Bunnings is not good at working with trade and the majority of...
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    Go to an electrical wholesaler and they will have...

    Go to an electrical wholesaler and they will have long bends in larger sizes
  45. Thread: More Bunnings

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    Like it or not that is how things are going and...

    Like it or not that is how things are going and the reality is there is no serious alternatives to Bunnings for the weekend warriors do I don’t see them
    they have brought out a new app for trade...
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    Here you go, to get an idea of proportion you can...

    Here you go, to get an idea of proportion you can see the timber plug fixings in the face.

    blob:http://www.woodworkforums.com/dd62dd7f-bc73-4a86-b6b1-5bf0e47c1d13
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    Double post

    Double post
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    I have some beautiful slabs of English Oak in my...

    I have some beautiful slabs of English Oak in my shed that are from Windsor Castle. A client I did some work for purchased an old roof tie beam that was removed when Windsor castle had a fire back in...
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    Tassie Oak was the popular choice in the joinery...

    Tassie Oak was the popular choice in the joinery shop as the all rounder. It paints up and polished up well and is stable
    Mersnti is softer and doesn’t paint up well with its open grain
  50. First thing to do is to check if your water meter...

    First thing to do is to check if your water meter is ticking over when you not using anything
    If it is running then start isolating items like turning off the toilet cisterns etc to see if you can...
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