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    Those dudes were all ‘with me’. I was at a...

    Those dudes were all ‘with me’. I was at a symposium where I reckon the mean age was 72 with a standard deviation of 2 years! I have NEVER seen so many pairs of corduroy jeans in one place in my...
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    Shed envy?

    Due to my other major hobby, I scored an invitation to the Australian War Memorials storage and restoration facility which is not open to the public. I shall, from now on, refer to it s the AWM’s...
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    I had come to the same conclusion that the epoxy...

    I had come to the same conclusion that the epoxy was still sufficiently plastic to allow for the realignment and I have left the ratchet in place while the epoxy fully cures. I don’t think humidity...
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    OK, it’s fixed but......... Like most problems...

    OK, it’s fixed but.........

    Like most problems that keep one awake at night, the solution to the alignment problem proved to be disturbingly simple. I bought stainless steel cable, turnbuckles,...
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    I used to be a injuneer once but now I can’t even...

    I used to be a injuneer once but now I can’t even spull it?
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    Strange you should say that because I’m sitting...

    Strange you should say that because I’m sitting here on a misty, cold and wet deck thinking;

    but what if I re-rout the table top ends AND IT SPRINGS BACK :doh:
    when the table top is on, the...
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    Bugger, bugger, bugger...

    I have been the victim of one of those annoying errors that sneaks up on you rather than arriving with a bang. The threaded rod and epoxy joints are all complete and the epoxy has set BUT, in the...
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    I’m a great practitioner of the old adage that...

    I’m a great practitioner of the old adage that you can never have too many clamps and so it is unusual that I didn’t have the right clamp for the job? Given the angles involved AND the length of the...
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    Makin’ a mess of Messel.........?

    Makin’ a mess of Messel.........?
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    As there is to be no lower rail, there will be...

    As there is to be no lower rail, there will be the possibility of a high racking load on the table apron to gate end joint so I’ve been experimenting with joints and joint strength.
    Each joint will...
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    There might even be a chair to sit on!

    There might even be a chair to sit on!
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    456878 Yep, EXACTLY what I wanted, 1mm...

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    Yep, EXACTLY what I wanted, 1mm below.....:B
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    456873 456874 Feelin’ good!

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    Feelin’ good!
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    In the traditional way of the one-off-woodworker,...

    In the traditional way of the one-off-woodworker, I’ll start off making it flush, IF it ends up lower than the top of the buttresses then that’s also “what I wanted” ........ :;
    IF however, it ends...
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    Hmmmm, I hadn’t considered a SIDE-LEANING dancing...

    Hmmmm, I hadn’t considered a SIDE-LEANING dancing pachyderm! I had only calculated for 2 perfectly vertical jiving jumbos?
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    But wait, there’s more.......... It will be a...

    But wait, there’s more..........
    It will be a table that is sized to also be a desk ...... and 4 chairs. The concept is to be a table big enough to seat 4 in a common room or a desk in a smaller...
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    If I use a piece of 320# 9 times that would be...

    If I use a piece of 320# 9 times that would be 2,880, is that enough?
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    I didn’t mention it yesterday but the first job...

    I didn’t mention it yesterday but the first job to be done today, and probably the reason why I knocked off early last night, involved end-grain routing which is how I cut off part of my finger last...
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    I’ve almost finished sculpting and sanding the...

    I’ve almost finished sculpting and sanding the first 2 of 6 gates. All of the following pics show the pieces wiped down with mineral turps only....

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    The large flat surface which, for the...
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    Hospital? Hospital? I don’t remember any of us...

    Hospital? Hospital? I don’t remember any of us giving you permission to take time off to go to hospital?
    I hope you are now all OK?

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    It it looks like everyone was just expected to know...
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    Today I had a bit of shed time and assembled one...

    Today I had a bit of shed time and assembled one of the ‘gates’. Even though the uprights are flat, they merge well with the curved rails and only required a little sanding.

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    I only had...
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    My conscience is clear, new piece made..... ...

    My conscience is clear, new piece made.....

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    Thank you very much for the offer but, after...

    Thank you very much for the offer but, after cleaning all day yesterday and last nights soft rain, it’s all over bar the shouting. One plus however is that I now know that there are a few leaks from...
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    Its NOT been a good couple of days in Fletty’s...

    Its NOT been a good couple of days in Fletty’s Shed. I was in the machine section of the shed merrily jointing and thicknessing forest red gum for the SURPRISE project and, after a few hours of...
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    Ive been asked to better explain how the Haddon...

    Ive been asked to better explain how the Haddon jig works and this extra photo should help...

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    The chainsaw is held by the clamp and pivots around the spindle on the jig allowing the...
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    I have started to do the final milling on the...

    I have started to do the final milling on the planks that will be a highly visible surface on one finished piece. I have done a few trials with finishes with no decision yet but, as there will...
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    I know it’s poor form to blame one’s tools but oh...

    I know it’s poor form to blame one’s tools but oh it is a JOY when you do use the right tools.....

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    Planks for the SURPRISE PROJECT are literally rolling off the mill...
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  28. ..... AND, who is this handsome young forumite...

    ..... AND, who is this handsome young forumite selling his African drum kits......

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    On ya Scally!

    I have discussed this with the mother of my percussionist grandson ..... and I WILL be...
  29. Luckily Al, there was an ATM immediately inside...

    Luckily Al, there was an ATM immediately inside the front door of the second hall :doh:
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    Many of my projects have been delayed whilst I...

    Many of my projects have been delayed whilst I work towards a place in Heaven through caring for the infirm (Mrs Fletty will kill me if she reads this!) but she is recovering SO well and SO fast that...
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    Alive and well thank you but been ‘hindered’ by...

    Alive and well thank you but been ‘hindered’ by Mrs Fletty having a double knee replacement and apparently needs to be cared for with trivialities like eating and being driven to physios etc?
    She is...
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    Given the ‘TWANG’ when it departed the workpiece,...

    Given the ‘TWANG’ when it departed the workpiece, I doubt that I could find it anyway?
    NUP, there’s nothing for it but to make another. Thanks for the out clause Glider but the only piece of...
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    455129 455130 :doh:

    455129 455130 :doh:
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    :)( $79 doesn’t surprise me anymore!

    :)( $79 doesn’t surprise me anymore!
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    It appears to have NO BRAND but in the...

    It appears to have NO BRAND but in the instructions it is referred to as ‘The Eagle’?
    I got it from Carbatec many years ago but the $79 price tag surprises me?

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    Ill check the box tomorrow but I doubt it’s a...

    Ill check the box tomorrow but I doubt it’s a ‘prestige’ brand?
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    200 tonnes of sawdust PER DAY and “good clean...

    200 tonnes of sawdust PER DAY and “good clean smoke”? ........ NOoooo!

    Surely he he meant to say “processing 200 tonne of timber per day” and “good clean STEAM”?
    I hope he still has a job by the...
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    Yay, last curved rail is in the former..............

    Yay, last curved rail is in the former........... unless I change the design AGAIN?

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    Mind you, that does bring epic amounts of sanding even closer :doh:
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    I’m back on to the project. Basically, cutting...

    I’m back on to the project. Basically, cutting the multiple laminations for the curved pieces has been making too much dust because the poorest part of my dust collection regime has been the above ...
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    Photoshop!

    Photoshop!
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    OK, OK, so OCD isn’t everything..... 454633 ...

    OK, OK, so OCD isn’t everything.....

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    ..... +/- 10degrees means NUTHIN’!
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    ...... because I’m OCD? :doh:

    ...... because I’m OCD? :doh:
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    It was like herding cats but..... 454602 ...

    It was like herding cats but.....

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    ...... jiggling 2 x 45 degree elbows around still left the ‘chimney’ about 10 degrees off vertical. More importantly however, was that the upward facing...
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    Nothing’s fixed yet Russ, it’s definitely worth a...

    Nothing’s fixed yet Russ, it’s definitely worth a try!
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    Nah, I’ll be right Paul, the “house police” are...

    Nah, I’ll be right Paul, the “house police” are still out walking :B
    All joking aside, she is doing remarkably well. She was walking from the second day after the op and walking independently from...
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    So, whilst caring for Mrs Fletty, if I suggest...

    So, whilst caring for Mrs Fletty, if I suggest she has done enough exercise for the day and should have a rest, this results in IMMEDIATE denial, rebellion, anger AND another loooong walk ..........
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    This was the old arrangement of ducting at the...

    This was the old arrangement of ducting at the end of the boom. The ducting reduced from 150 to 100 then a short section of flex to make alignment less critical and then a DustRight connector and...
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    “It’s a big ‘ole a pound o’ putty won’t fill....”

    As at close of play yesterday and some more fibreglassing today...

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    There are undoubted inefficiencies in turning the airflow through 90deg but I have about twice the cross...
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    I already had a busy day planned with hospital...

    I already had a busy day planned with hospital visits, (Mrs fletty is in hospital having had a double knee replacement and is doing brilliantly, walking without assistance on the fifth day!),...
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    Yes, I’ve been looking at that BUT the air path...

    Yes, I’ve been looking at that BUT the air path between the spinning drum and the lower half of the shroud is only a few mm. If I drill some vent holes below the centreline of the drum I doubt that...
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