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  1. Thread: Spokeshave

    by Bushmiller
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    Patrick Sullivan's tutorial is also pretty much...

    Patrick Sullivan's tutorial is also pretty much replicated on the PWS site in diagrammatic form:

    TeachShave by John Gunterman

    Regards
    Paul
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    Ross Thanks for the links. they are most...

    Ross

    Thanks for the links. they are most interesting. Whether the concepts can be translated into viable projects remains to be seen.

    Just out of interest, the two largest power stations in the...
  3. I thought I had better put my money where my...

    I thought I had better put my money where my mouth is regarding a jointer. I used a small block of Tallowwood that I found floating around and an old smooth file where I cut off the tapered section...
  4. Dennis Thank you for posting these videos. I...

    Dennis

    Thank you for posting these videos. I particularly like your impartial approach.

    I had not seen them before but have now watched all five. I have to warn you that you are now on SWMBO's...
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    Thanks Ross for a well thought out post. It is...

    Thanks Ross for a well thought out post.

    It is a pity that people in a position to implement remedies seem not to be either thinking or implementing. I would caution that there can be quite a deal...
  6. I had previously thought that the Wollemi area...

    I had previously thought that the Wollemi area was top secret and virtually classified. I believe it will be clearly identifiable now by the irrigation pipes in place to (wet down the surrounding...
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    Derek Thanks for posting the pix. I have not...

    Derek

    Thanks for posting the pix. I have not seen an original close up before.

    I can add a little information about the Red Blue Chair of Gerrit Rietveldt. It was first produced in 1917 as an...
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    Thanks for posting that Ray. I really like the...

    Thanks for posting that Ray.

    I really like the concept of making your own tools particularly when they are not easily available or are a bespoke tool.

    Regards
    Paul
  9. Alex I have heard this line of thinking...

    Alex

    I have heard this line of thinking before. The last time I queried whether the person felt the same way towards flood victims too. That quietened him a little. I could have added the victims...
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    Matt I have it on good authority that there is...

    Matt

    I have it on good authority that there is a fair chance the earth is round. It will be plane sailing.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Derek Thanks for those pix. The Tatra was...

    Derek

    Thanks for those pix.

    The Tatra was the up market model. Not everybody in Czechoslovakia (now Czechia and Slovakia) had one of those and I think that is a very early model as you say. The...
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    Ian At this stage I have only opened page one,...

    Ian

    At this stage I have only opened page one, but I have seen enough to know that I am sold on it and saved it on both my work computer (night shift can be tedious without some light relief) and...
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    Ian I would like to put up my hand for this...

    Ian

    I would like to put up my hand for this please. Sounds excellent. I have emailed you.

    Regards
    Paul
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    ian Your memory is better than mine and it...

    ian

    Your memory is better than mine and it was indeed called "spinning reserve." That's a measure of how long it is since the term was used (or a measure of my memory). However, the units would...
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    Sorry Ian. I misled everybody there with the...

    Sorry Ian.

    I misled everybody there with the diesel gen analogy. I meant to say hot standby (actually back in NSW we used to refer to it as "rolling reserve. although I have not heard it called...
  16. WP I think that's a lovely selection of...

    WP

    I think that's a lovely selection of thoughts. Can I add an addition? I don't want to grow old!

    :wink:

    :D

    Regards
    Paul
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    Ross While I agree with much of what you say...

    Ross

    While I agree with much of what you say and in particular the concept of a major utility not being in private hands, the fact is that all the states embarked on a policy some years ago to...
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    Remember that just at the moment there is a...

    Remember that just at the moment there is a distinct shortage of water. I agree that being able to pump water back to a "head" dam in effect becomes stored energy and could power a hydro electric...
  19. Thanks Graham. I see that operation for the...

    Thanks Graham.

    I see that operation for the foot.

    Regards
    Paul
  20. Australia bushfires go international

    This is a pic by Matthew Abbott first shown on New year's Day.

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    Apparently he took the pic and then went to bed instead of forwarding it immediately to media organisations. (His wife is...
  21. Doug I think that money, greed and self...

    Doug

    I think that money, greed and self interest are the underlying factors. People with vested interests do not want to see their cash cows run dry. So the coal companies, the oil companies and...
  22. Graham Thank you for those wonderful pix. Far...

    Graham

    Thank you for those wonderful pix. Far better than the line drawings from the catalogues I posted. I had read that the Star set could be foot operated but has not quite got my head around...
  23. Agreed. The challenge is whether we can survive...

    Agreed. The challenge is whether we can survive that change.

    Regards
    Paul
  24. Ian It came from a book called "Saw...

    Ian

    It came from a book called "Saw Dictionary" by Charles L. Johnson, who by his own proclamation was a saw expert. :)

    I think it was published just prior to 1900. here are a few more pages:
    ...
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    This is from a paper submitted to Stamford...

    This is from a paper submitted to Stamford university back in 2012. A little out of date perhaps.

    "Methods of DesalinationAt least three principle methods of desalination exist: thermal,...
  26. That level of misunderstanding and the inability...

    That level of misunderstanding and the inability to prioritise is very disturbing.

    Just moving on from there to the level of mis-reporting that is encouraged by some elements of the press:
    "Deep...
  27. Ohhh yes! Well said. I have just returned...

    Ohhh yes! Well said.

    I have just returned today from a local gathering to address a town issue and the subject of acute and chronic problems was discussed. In relation to the fires we have an...
  28. Doug I went looking for the tab that says...

    Doug

    I went looking for the tab that says "Really, really REALLY like" but as you are aware, there isn't one. So suffice to say that even if common sense is no longer with us, there are still a...
  29. Ian Unfortunately, I think you may be right. A...

    Ian

    Unfortunately, I think you may be right. A quick look on the net indicates that only three 747s have been built and only a single version remains in service so it is probably unlikely that...
  30. Colin Nice condition: Much like Matt's set...

    Colin

    Nice condition: Much like Matt's set except yours has the extra cove in the handle.

    I think it is safe to assume that Matt could indulge in a little more fondling in his steel castle in...
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    Water, Water..It's not everywhere.

    We are up in arms at the moment with regard to the current bush fire phenomena. Should we be up in arms about the water shortages too? There are at least two issues even excluding such controversial...
  32. Matt Nice looking old tool. Some information...

    Matt

    Nice looking old tool. Some information below. Your set appears, I think, on p11.

    Attention!

    I believe it was intended for circular saws and the large crosscuts (not to be confused with...
  33. And hope for an attractive dental assistant to...

    And hope for an attractive dental assistant to increase your threshold of pain and the bravery level.

    Regards
    Paul
  34. In the first instance, and perhaps even before we...

    In the first instance, and perhaps even before we develop strategies to combat the effects of climate change, we may need some of those Boeing 747 water bombers.

    747 Supertanker - Wikipedia
    ...
  35. Have a read of this. A comparison of attitudes...

    Have a read of this. A comparison of attitudes from politicians on both sides of politics in relation to crises:

    Friendlyjordies - Dear Your Majesty | Facebook

    Needless to say Morrison does not...
  36. I had meant to include another saw set in my...

    I had meant to include another saw set in my second post and forgot. This plier type set is similar to some of those already described, but it is unsuitable for our hand and back saws.

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  37. Chris Talk about putting both feet in your...

    Chris

    Talk about putting both feet in your mouth! Pome weather girl. Tobin took "umbrage" (love that word. I have a mate whose nickname was "umbrage."). Her qualifications are a degree in physics...
  38. Brett Well said. In fact I think if we can get...

    Brett

    Well said. In fact I think if we can get through and adapt for the early years (10 to 100) those remaining years will be easily taken care of by the strategies already in place. Remember...
  39. This is not really anything to do with sets or...

    This is not really anything to do with sets or jointers (or toppers if you prefer) but I turned it up when I was doing some research. It may suit somebody where their vice does not readily accept the...
  40. While I am not aware of jointers being available...

    While I am not aware of jointers being available today (not really an issue as you can make your own in about half an hour if you follow the design in my post above) that is not true of saw sets....
  41. I forgot that this is a very simple jointer that...

    I forgot that this is a very simple jointer that can be made up easily from scrap material:

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    This is from a disston "Saw, Tool and File" publication:

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    Regards
    Paul
  42. Handsaw sharpening aids. Jointers and saw sets.

    As there has been something of a resurgence of interest in recent months of handsaws, at least in part owing to Simplicity's offer of a large number of vintage handsaws at a price even "The...
  43. One of my hobby horses is how people with agendas...

    One of my hobby horses is how people with agendas cherry pick facts or distort facts or simply lie. When I see so-called facts about climate change (previously referred to as global warming) I try...
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    VICTORIA Matt Thanks for the Stanley mitre box link. If...

    Matt

    Thanks for the Stanley mitre box link. If section1 was the successful purchaser I think he got a good buy.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Piano hinge? Regards Paul

    Piano hinge?

    Regards
    Paul
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    Nah. Your Cooktown Ironwood is far too good even...

    Nah. Your Cooktown Ironwood is far too good even for the restoration of vintage thongs.

    Thanks anyway.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Yes, we remember. :) Regards Paul

    Yes, we remember.

    :)

    Regards
    Paul
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    Indian giver! :( Regards Paul

    Indian giver!

    :(

    Regards
    Paul
  49. One of the first principles of insurance is...

    One of the first principles of insurance is "utmost good faith."

    Regards
    Paul
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    Cloggs? Regards Paul Ps. How do you know...

    Cloggs?

    Regards
    Paul

    Ps. How do you know about my manic gleam?!
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