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    I've got an old Huon pine boat (100 plus years...

    I've got an old Huon pine boat (100 plus years old), you can still tell it's Huon by the smell. I'm probably wrong but I think Huon is lighter in colour than Kauri
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    Lovely looking hand reel, why not have a go at...

    Lovely looking hand reel, why not have a go at soaking it in fish oil (thinking outside the square here). The line coming off the reel would give off a faint hint of burley, who knows.
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    For what it's worth Damian, most of the time I go...

    For what it's worth Damian, most of the time I go over what I've written and if I spot a mistake I'll go to edit and delete the offending piece of grammar. I imagine there's a time limit on when you...
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    Thanks Damian for your input, as for the lack of...

    Thanks Damian for your input, as for the lack of detailed background information, the reason is, I thought I would get a more varied response from people with broader experiences of different craft....
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    Well that's given me plenty of food for thought...

    Well that's given me plenty of food for thought ,Thankyou. I'm probably leaning towards an open canoe at this stage. Still two crew, strip planked, double outriggers. Haven't decided on the type of...
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    sailing kayak/canoe

    Any ideas on where I can get/purchase plans for a strip planked kayak/canoe for two people, with outriggers and sail ?
    Thanyou.
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    Thanks Old Hilly, quite amazing what people come...

    Thanks Old Hilly, quite amazing what people come up with to make a repetitive but important step to keep their tools singing.
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    G'day Old Hilly, could you please tell me, was...

    G'day Old Hilly, could you please tell me, was the small hole drilled into the handle, just a divot or did it go all the way through?
    Thanks for your reply. I too use a chainsaw, the chainsaw is...
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    Well you'll be safe with the tea plant, but some...

    Well you'll be safe with the tea plant, but some of the plants you mentioned will turn out to be rather on the large size such as figs and mulberries.
    Anyway mate best of luck, you'll never know if...
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    Arron, if you're a tea drinker , maybe you could...

    Arron, if you're a tea drinker , maybe you could consider planting a couple of camellia sinensis. As for large trees, you can always prune to suit your garden. The Japanese have been doing it for...
  11. Thread: The Wobbler

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    The Wobbler

    The good old silver and golden wobblers still work wonders, especially if you're a fairly ordinary angler like me. I never fail to catch something with the humble wobbler, I've caught some nice...
  12. Thread: Bosch GEX125 AVE

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    No, Lappa, it shouldn't happen. So Bosch what do...

    No, Lappa, it shouldn't happen. So Bosch what do you have to say for yourself ?
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    Went to the hardware store today, they still have...

    Went to the hardware store today, they still have the pads with three locating holes. apologies Droog.
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    Thanks Cal, after I buy a new pad and screw I'll...

    Thanks Cal, after I buy a new pad and screw I'll try putting on a bit of lockthread/low grip adhesive. And see how it goes.
    Droog, the old version of the gex125 had 3 locating pins (which I never...
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    Bosch GEX125 AVE

    I'm having problems with my random orbital sander spitting off the Velcro pad. Tried using it twice today, within seconds of use off comes the pad. happens with the 125mm pad, didn't happen with the...
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    Kungsleden, after all the problems with grid...

    Kungsleden, after all the problems with grid power this early into summer why on earth would you consider relying on the grid (power supply). The weird thing about all of this is that people are...
  17. Thread: More on orchids

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    I'd love to see photos of your collection. I'm...

    I'd love to see photos of your collection. I'm sure what you've shown us over the last few years is a snippet.
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    Tesla firewall wont work with a stand alone...

    Tesla firewall wont work with a stand alone system. It's designed to work into the grid.
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    justonething, sorry mate, probably shouldn't have...

    justonething, sorry mate, probably shouldn't have brought up the bread knife thing. But it turned out to be a bit of a hoot.
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    Dom, afraid you and I will have to agree to...

    Dom, afraid you and I will have to agree to disagree, I've been using my bread knife for years without it being sharpened and it falls through a tomato like a hot knife through butter.
    As Robson...
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    Once you have your knife shaped and sharpened to...

    Once you have your knife shaped and sharpened to your satisfaction, use a stubby (as in a glass beer bottle) to hone your knife on, before use. Use the neck. (You can also use the rim of a crown seal...
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    What NewLou said, I second.You're going to be a...

    What NewLou said, I second.You're going to be a busy bod once you get back into it. Using those delightful tools will be just as much pleasure as work.
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    Gave that a go artful bodger. Think I might try...

    Gave that a go artful bodger. Think I might try and get a nozzle that spreads the heat more , the one that came with the unit is too concentrated. Burnt wood .
    Then again I might go back to the...
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    Taz , one of my concerns about using a heat gun...

    Taz , one of my concerns about using a heat gun on the hull of this clinker/lapstrake dinghy (which is made from marine ply, not real wood) is the effect the heat will have on the glue bonding the...
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    Have you thought about an electric fence, it'll...

    Have you thought about an electric fence, it'll need to be wire not tape. Probably need two wires (inside wire, outside wire), they've been known to get a bit grumpy and charge the source of shock....
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    Thanks for your insights, j. I'll keep you posted...

    Thanks for your insights, j. I'll keep you posted with progress on said mortise axes. Haven't got around to making any handles yet. Been busy planting out aubergine and watermelon seedlings and...
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    Thanks j, the bevel on one side did cross my...

    Thanks j, the bevel on one side did cross my mind. One of those questions that doesn't quite make it past the "hmmmm I wonder" stage. And you're right about them being hit, these two axes have...
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    A lot of feral tom cats have " F I V " A cat's...

    A lot of feral tom cats have " F I V " A cat's version of H I V. I think nature has a way eventually of controlling population explosions. Too late though for some species lower on the food chain.
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    I tell a lie, I've squared one and curved one. As...

    I tell a lie, I've squared one and curved one. As for pics , I used to post pics all the time when all I had was " my pictures" easy peasy . Not so straight forward now that someone has introduced...
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    I've never heard anyone call a cat stupid. I've...

    I've never heard anyone call a cat stupid. I've got a feral that I'm still trying to catch, it's mastered the art of tipping the trap upside down so that the trapdoor opens. It's done this twice now....
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    Thanks Laird, I've squared them off. Haven't...

    Thanks Laird, I've squared them off. Haven't honed them yet, probably got a 30 deg angle on them at the moment. I'll put them to work over the weekend and see how the go, after I make some new...
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    mortise axe

    I've picked up a couple of mortise axes, I was wondering what the edge should look like, such as what angle roughly should the bevel be and should it be square or slightly curved ?
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    Rob, a couple of nest box books you might like...

    Rob, a couple of nest box books you might like are "Nest boxes for wildlife" by Alan and Stacey Franks, also "The Nestbox book" compiled by the Gould group
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    PS, don't get me wrong about the grey shrike...

    PS, don't get me wrong about the grey shrike thrush. They're beautiful birds, we have a couple that sit on our laps and eat out of our hands. Can get a little crowded when the King parrots want to...
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    I've found that the small birds get a bit tetchy...

    I've found that the small birds get a bit tetchy with critters that they see as a threat to their nestlings. Such as cats, rats, snakes and cuckoos plus other birds that prey on them. I know that the...
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    Yep, I'd go with a possum/cat trap. I've caught...

    Yep, I'd go with a possum/cat trap. I've caught quite a few over the years using traps. Bullets and arrows aren't always accurate, cat's really do have nine lives.
    Most produce stores stock the...
  37. Thread: Red gum bar

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    The bar at the Happy Valley pub (Ovens, nth est...

    The bar at the Happy Valley pub (Ovens, nth est vic) was filled with epoxy plus assorted historical items ; old horse shoe nails , flecks of gold etc. I've heard of a bar in Wodonga with similar...
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    No Keith, going to put a house paint on it. It...

    No Keith, going to put a house paint on it. It spends most of it's time on a trailer. I see where you're coming from, too late to sand it back to a rough keying surface. The reason I want to take it...
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    Yeah, I tried that Taz, it was slower than Forest...

    Yeah, I tried that Taz, it was slower than Forest Trump. Could be that the gun didn't have enough grunt.
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    stripping two pack marine paint

    I'm in the process of stripping some two pack marine paint off my clinker dinghy, I've already used 8 lt of paint stripper and still only half way there. Is there a super duper stripper out there or...
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    The week before last Christmas I put my chainsaw...

    The week before last Christmas I put my chainsaw into my knee, surprisingly I didn't feel much pain but I sure as hell knew some damage had been done. Sure enough when I peeled the torn pants away...
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    Just saw a couple of red bellied blacks mating,...

    Just saw a couple of red bellied blacks mating, quite an experience.
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    Dreamtime pegs

    Dreamtime pegs
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    Saw our first bush tiger a couple of days ago,...

    Saw our first bush tiger a couple of days ago, well, Cath did. Sure enough it was the little birds that alerted her to it's exact position.
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    Joe Blakes

    It wont be long now until the wee birds (blue wrens, scrub wrens, honeyeaters even sparrows) start giving out warning cries of snake snake. I can always rely on our feathered friends to let me know...
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    It wouldn't hurt to check out Vicmarcs website on...

    It wouldn't hurt to check out Vicmarcs website on their bench grinding equipment. if you're into dvd instruction, then have a look at Richard Raffan's the new "Turning Wood" dvd. He gives a bit of...
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    Get it sandblasted, then powder coated. Might...

    Get it sandblasted, then powder coated. Might cost a bit but will last for yonks.
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    Again computer problems, Ian I've got to be...

    Again computer problems, Ian I've got to be careful with certain electronics. I've had to return a festool router that has the slow start up feature, our stand alone power system plays funny buggers...
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    Still haven't checked out the other sites. Will...

    Still haven't checked out the other sites. Will get around to it this morning.
    Cheers
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    sorry again, the computer's decided to come back...

    sorry again, the computer's decided to come back on line. Nice drill "Ratbag", I've used diamond core drills before (Hilti I think). The stand would work a treat if I can adapt it to that $669 or was...
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