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    Brett That is why I mentioned that banks...

    Brett

    That is why I mentioned that banks should give space on the mortgage aspect. They are the one group that can be assured of recovering their money eventually. As I said, extend the mortgage...
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    Bruce Sorry to hear of your grief. At least...

    Bruce

    Sorry to hear of your grief. At least you are able to talk about it. Good opportunity to do some reading too. I do understand about the ego; Possibly the worst thing that can be damaged. :)...
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    and the link is?....... :? :) Regards...

    and the link is?.......

    :?

    :)

    Regards
    Paul
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    Ian Our Australian Government has been...

    Ian

    Our Australian Government has been unforgivably slow in enacting most of the policies around this pandemic. It is not as if there are not examples all around the world to indicate the perils...
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    Bruce To save some time, as when I looked, I ...

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    To save some time, as when I looked, I had not posted the finished articles for....... (post #344)

    https://www.woodworkforums.com/f152/simonds-story-188082/23?highlight=handles

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    Bruce That is exactly what I would do, but I...

    Bruce

    That is exactly what I would do, but I did not want to suggest an obsession level this early on and ruin the hand tool phenomena for ever.

    :)

    Regards
    Paul

    PS: If you are stuck at...
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    Umm. Nor for me. Regards Paul

    Umm. Nor for me.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Bruce I don't know anything about those saws...

    Bruce

    I don't know anything about those saws but they certainly look the same. I agree that the handles are not the prettiest I have ever seen but as long as they are comfortable to use there is...
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    Bruce Really hard to add anything except the...

    Bruce

    Really hard to add anything except the handle doesn't indicate any Beech characteristics. No reason why it couldn't be a good user.

    Regards
    Paul
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    It is open to discussion as to whether the...

    It is open to discussion as to whether the stimulus helps the poor or the not so poor more. We have to remember that the "intention" of any stimulus is both to encourage people to spend instead of...
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    I don't really question the advice that is given....

    I don't really question the advice that is given. I question whether the actions taken by the government truly reflect the original advice that is given. My take is that the version we are fed is...
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    John Disston did indeed have a Canadian...

    John

    Disston did indeed have a Canadian factory and I think many Disston saws arrived in Australia from there. I believe there was a commnwealth importation advantage and this explains why so many...
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    MA I believe your saw dates from the HK Porter...

    MA

    I believe your saw dates from the HK Porter era because of the medalion with Disston repeated twice. I also think your saw has been "cut down" and was once a little longer. The depth of blade...
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    Ian What are the dimensions of those two...

    Ian

    What are the dimensions of those two planes?

    Regards
    Paul
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    Ian I thought you had been quiet of late and I...

    Ian

    I thought you had been quiet of late and I wondered what you were up to. Now I know. Magnificent.

    Regards
    Paul
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    This link will give some information for the...

    This link will give some information for the moment although it only relates to handsaws. Three articles:

    http://www.disstonianinstitute.com/keyintro.html

    I will see what else I can dig up.
    ...
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    Thanks Ian I should have said that....

    Thanks Ian

    I should have said that. Particularly as two of the saw screws look slightly misfit there is a possibility the medallion has been substituted. A clever substitution as it is nearly...
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    Possibly, but without pix it is difficult to say....

    Possibly, but without pix it is difficult to say. Also without an etch or medallion identification is a problem. Can you show the saws and detail of the etch remnant? A lot too depends on the age of...
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    Ok, time to bring the thread back onto an even...

    Ok, time to bring the thread back onto an even keel (just to perpetuate the nautical metaphor). This is another item of antiquity related to Simonds and in fact is up for the second time of asking....
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    :) Regards Paul

    :)

    Regards
    Paul
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    Matt I think that is where the new, surround...

    Matt

    I think that is where the new, surround style bidet comes into it's own.

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    Regards
    Paul
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    My impression is that the government's resistance...

    My impression is that the government's resistance to shutting the schools is primarily based on economics and logistics. By that I mean that with so many families having two working parents, there...
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    But, but, but.....I would be contained within my...

    But, but, but.....I would be contained within my own self imposed isolation: 28.8m2 by my reckoning, which is a lot more than the recommended 9m2. Also the seller will hold it for six months. Time to...
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    HM Patience is a virtue so the saying goes....

    HM

    Patience is a virtue so the saying goes. Cleaning saws using purely W & D is as close as I get to virtuous, but it is the way I do it (when I am in a patient mood).

    The saw at the bottom...
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    bruceward You have a Disston D8 and your time...

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    You have a Disston D8 and your time period is correct 1896 - 1917 (from memory, so check on the Disstonian institute website). The D8 was the first skewback saw in the world and never...
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    Ian "Said mates" are all talk and no money :(...

    Ian

    "Said mates" are all talk and no money :( .

    All this is just getting too difficult. Who said "Simple Simonds?"

    Regards
    Paul

    PS: If a 20' container requires two outboards to get up on...
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    Damn! I had mentally earmarked you for five cubic...

    Damn! I had mentally earmarked you for five cubic feet (see I'm already talking American).

    Regards
    Paul
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    This is a link that summarises the nature of the...

    This is a link that summarises the nature of the illness based on what has already happened, mainly in Wuhan. Interestingly it reflects much of what has been discussed on this thread. Has The...
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    I have some reservations about the efficacy of...

    I have some reservations about the efficacy of face masks. Bob has already alluded to, actually stated, some problems. That related to the fit of the mask and the mask's longevity, which is not very...
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    I think you and Matt are trying to get me into...

    I think you and Matt are trying to get me into trouble. I recognise the signs.

    :)

    Regards
    Paul
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    Bob The Diggers product is 95% metho. If we...

    Bob

    The Diggers product is 95% metho. If we take a peak at the Ubeaut website under the requirements for mixing up shellac you will see that the recommendation is to use IMS (Industrial Methylated...
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    Graeme That would have to come under essential...

    Graeme

    That would have to come under essential "services."

    Regards
    Paul
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    Matt Stuff Greta's boat: 470220 The sign...

    Matt

    Stuff Greta's boat:

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    The sign and I can go inside.

    Regards
    Paul
  34. There you go. "No truckin' worries." Regards...

    There you go. "No truckin' worries."

    Regards
    Paul
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    That works on my calculator too. If you can get...

    That works on my calculator too. If you can get your back to the wall the area could be reduced, but that did not work out well at The Alamo.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Oh yes! Why didn't I think of that? (Rhetorical...

    Oh yes! Why didn't I think of that? (Rhetorical question.No need to humiliate me.)

    And I don't have a 40 footer.

    :2tsup:.

    Trouble is I have just added about 3.9T of weight and I don't think...
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    Well, that's it then. Only one option...

    Well, that's it then.

    Only one option available to him.

    Hari Kari.

    Just a shame it will have to be done in private as the mass gathering inevitably generated by such a spectacle in public...
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    Ian Thanks for that and I am sure you are...

    Ian

    Thanks for that and I am sure you are right that the seller is testing the market. So dispensing with the frivolous and slightly facetious nature of my post the appeal of this type of product...
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    The statistics depend on accurate reporting....

    The statistics depend on accurate reporting. Inaccurate reporting may result from lack of resources, overwhelming cases, mistakes, deliberate mis-reporting and "political intervention." With that...
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    You are quite right poundy. It is a feeble wimp...

    You are quite right poundy. It is a feeble wimp out. I should borrow Greta Thunberg's boat and make the pilgrimage saying to myself all the way, "I am not a wimp, I am not a wimp. I can raise the...
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    I was torn between posting this on the "Ebay...

    I was torn between posting this on the "Ebay Droppings" thread or here. I decided on here as it is not really a ludicrous listing, just little impractical and a trifle expensive :wink: :

    I...
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    Dom That is sooo good. Congratulations. I'd be...

    Dom

    That is sooo good. Congratulations. I'd be bringing it into the lounge room. SWMBO can go to the shed if she wasn't comfortable with the intrusion.

    :D

    Regards
    Paul

    PS. If I met your...
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    Not good news this morning. US infections have...

    Not good news this morning. US infections have escalated with DT doing an about face now calling Covid-19 the Chinese flu instead of praising their actions as he did a while ago.Does this mean he has...
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    Case "B" would be crying into his beer that he...

    Case "B" would be crying into his beer that he could hardly go on in life and might yet have to sell his BMW, while case "A" may not be alive to say anything or is residing under the local bridge or...
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    Rich Is that the ugliest you've seen? How...

    Rich

    Is that the ugliest you've seen?

    How about this one?

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    The Demodex and he lives on you and me: In fact almost everyone. In reality you may not have seen him as he is awfully...
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    Sally I will watch with interest to see what...

    Sally

    I will watch with interest to see what is recommended. Twenty years ago we had a website for the business we ran at the time, but still I have almost no idea how to do it and I'm sure much...
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    Ooooh, Peter. I am not whiskey drinker, but I...

    Ooooh, Peter.

    I am not whiskey drinker, but I can imagine that such words, as.....dilute.... and ...sanitizer, will have the Celtic SAS from North of Hadrian's Wall heading for Oz as we speak. Of...
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    hartleymartin It sounds to me very much like...

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    It sounds to me very much like you have been bitten by the hand saw bug: The way around this problem is not minding that you have been bitten!

    Post some pix and I am sure somebody...
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    markharrison I have the impression that Jojoba...

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    I have the impression that Jojoba oil is a very good and versatile product (the best shaving gel I ever tried had a Jojoba oil component) but is it expensive?

    Regards
    Paul
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    Rich Vegemite is one of a group of similar...

    Rich

    Vegemite is one of a group of similar "spreads" that include Marmite, Promite and Bovril. if you come from the UK you like Marmite, but hate Vegemite and vice versa. The irony is that many...
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