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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...
  5. 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...
  10. 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...
  13. 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...
  27. 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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    That is their consumer grade range. This is...

    That is their consumer grade range.

    This is probably a bit small:

    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/south-melbourne/power-tools/makita-router-d-handle-model-3600/1217227004

    This is better but...
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    I am obviously wrong because I do different...

    I am obviously wrong because I do different things to everyone else.

    I didn't know if I'd use a router so I bought a $50 ozito in a box with a few bits. This was a LONG time ago, maybe 15 years ?...
  31. Thread: Joke

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    I've heard that one quite a few times over the...

    I've heard that one quite a few times over the years. Can't testify to it's accuracy.
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    This was in the front yard of a neighbour down...

    This was in the front yard of a neighbour down the road. Perfect summary of modern politics.

    Note in the table above Fraser's victory of 75. One of the biggest wins in our history by what was then...
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    That's a fantastic system, I wish they would do...

    That's a fantastic system, I wish they would do it here...what council ?
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    The year of the vacuum is an interesting comment....

    The year of the vacuum is an interesting comment. I've noticed there seem to be some unconscious herd mentality. Everyone put out similar stuff. Last year there was truckloads of irrigation equipment...
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    Well getting back to the origional question then...

    Well getting back to the origional question then this might be another data point.

    I live in a well off low crime old area. Most of my neighbours have been here longer than me (22 years). Each...
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    Possibly best then not to read this thread. It's...

    Possibly best then not to read this thread. It's contents are stated pretty clearly in the title.

    Australia's much celebrated run without a recession is based on the immigration ponzy scheme. For...
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    Good to see we are putting resources into what...

    Good to see we are putting resources into what really matters. :D
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    READ ME! I wasn't suggesting a keeler just pointing out...

    I wasn't suggesting a keeler just pointing out ALL TS prices have died an ugly death. If you like plywood there is that 26' tri on gumtree :D but there are oodles to choose from.
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    As above let have installation instructions that...

    As above let have installation instructions that have enough information to build a vice from. I don't know if any of their kits are exactly what you are after but have a read:
    ...
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    READ ME! TS prices have tanked massively in recent years,...

    TS prices have tanked massively in recent years, in fact all larger sailing craft. You can get a nice 30' keel boat ready to go for $10k these days.

    Anyway trailer sailer place has a very long...
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    Oh that's easy, the rules change once your...

    Oh that's easy, the rules change once your elections campaign has officially started. The parties have to pay for more stuff themselves. From memory they can book travel to the taxpayer until the...
  42. Thread: cooking

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    meringue ?

    meringue ?
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    I suggested some time back that the best way to...

    I suggested some time back that the best way to respond to radical animal rights activists invading private property would be to invest in substantial quantities of australian meat products and...
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    My grandfather was a pastry chef. I inherited his...

    My grandfather was a pastry chef. I inherited his recipe book. When I was a teenager I decided to try and make marshmallows. It would have been fine except I didn't take proper note of the...
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    I assume you removed the spring ?

    I assume you removed the spring ?
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    It's terrifying when I'm accused of doing...

    It's terrifying when I'm accused of doing something right. You are clearly not my wife...

    I wasn't commenting on reality, just addressing the previous few posts that seemed to imply there was...
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    You are both forgetting one thing, political...

    You are both forgetting one thing, political parties are not mentioned in the constitution. When you vote for your house of reps rep you are voting for an individual. Yes the parliaments have...
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    I have seen it reported that the algazeera...

    I have seen it reported that the algazeera "investigation" if you want to call it that was actually aimed at the NRA, but after years of trying to sting them to no effect they stumbled upon our...
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    No good point, I got mine when I got home :D

    No good point, I got mine when I got home :D
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    I'm not going to comment on political candidates...

    I'm not going to comment on political candidates as that would just make you ALL cranky :D

    I voted tuesday as I was busy doing something useful on monday (falcon water pump).

    Once there was a...
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