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    When you want to load photos I "Resize" mine...

    When you want to load photos I "Resize" mine before I put them into a thread. My photos end up about postcard size.
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
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    Another thing I meant to mention was that a lot...

    Another thing I meant to mention was that a lot of machines we have in our workshop have basically just very simple set ups. There are bearings in the motor and bearings on a shaft holding the...
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    Albert, welcome to the world of "fix your own...

    Albert, welcome to the world of "fix your own machines". Over the last 15 years or so of procuring "old machines" I have had to do a little surgery on a few of them. My mechanical knowledge is scant...
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    SOLD: Charlie, I 'll send you a PM with my details

    Charlie, I 'll send you a PM with my details
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    SOLD: Could I put up my hand and say "I'll Take it",...

    Could I put up my hand and say "I'll Take it", please
  7. We set up concrete water tanks not long after we...

    We set up concrete water tanks not long after we moved here. In 40 years I think we have only bought a few loads of water. There is a strainer on the roof collected water and a sediment filter on the...
  8. Thread: Dunking Dog

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    Hi Chris, how is your convalescing? That north...

    Hi Chris, how is your convalescing? That north Queensland sun would be good for anyone getting their strength back after surgery. Boy you have a "lot of dog" there with Pandy. She would be a great...
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    Could a MODERATOR check my account due to not...

    Could a MODERATOR check my account due to not putting up Derek's photos.
    I have to go through that "I am Human" procedure to get into the Forum and I am wondering if that has disabled the Photo...
  10. Thread: Sandvik saw

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    I started my Carpentry Apprenticeship in late...

    I started my Carpentry Apprenticeship in late 1969. For the first few weeks of employment I borrowed some of my Dad's hand tools to use until I earned enough money to by my own. He had a 26" timber...
  11. Thread: Tea tree

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    Years ago I knew an old Bushy Bloke who made...

    Years ago I knew an old Bushy Bloke who made plaited stock whips. He would give me (I think I am right) Tea Tree branches that I would turn them down to (from fuzzy memory) 400mm Long X Taper 10mm to...
  12. As a Carpenter by trade, when I was self employed...

    As a Carpenter by trade, when I was self employed I had a job of fixing out a couple of rooms in a house (architraves and skirtings). . I have an ELU "Flip Saw" which is still very accurate even...
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    Have a look at the U-Beaut web site for their...

    Have a look at the U-Beaut web site for their recommendations. That site will also tell you how to apply it
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    I would think that the first operation to "bring...

    I would think that the first operation to "bring it back to life" would be to remove 3mm or so off the surface to get rid of the grime and nasties lurking there. You could use a router to perform...
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    Neil I have sent you a PM

    Neil I have sent you a PM
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    I bought some 100 X 25 Black Butt timber from Log...

    I bought some 100 X 25 Black Butt timber from Log Dog some years ago ( delivered by Bushmiller). The grain looks nearly the same as what you are dealing with. When I was getting close to size I...
  17. What is your water situation? Do you have a bore?...

    What is your water situation? Do you have a bore? What about a windmill on a bore? Is there a tank on the bore/ What have you got in the way of rain water storage? Pressure systems/ (You can tell...
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    As an Apprentice Carpenter our Tech teacher...

    As an Apprentice Carpenter our Tech teacher (TAFE), when showing us how to use a grinder in order to sharpen tools told us the best place for our fingers during the grinding part was to have the...
  19. HEADS UP I whole heartedly echo Mal's thoughts. I do hope...

    I whole heartedly echo Mal's thoughts.
    I do hope that you both will have a long and healthy retirement
    Neil... you may get out your carving set and amuse yourself with a bit of carving
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    I started the Carpentry trade in 1970. All our...

    I started the Carpentry trade in 1970. All our work at Tech (you call it Tafe now) was in Imperial. In 1973 the company I worked for had a guest speaker come to run through what we needed to know...
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    What I have found many times is that a drawing...

    What I have found many times is that a drawing may give you an "over al" view of the job at hand some intersections of other parts may not be able to be sorted out with just the drawing. The story...
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    Depending on the job at hand a drawing is always...

    Depending on the job at hand a drawing is always a good start and I like to use a "Story Rod" to workout details of spacing different parts and how they will fit with others. A story rod could be as...
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    Our youngest daughter (32 years) still lives with...

    Our youngest daughter (32 years) still lives with us with no sign of her wanting to move out. She has a fairly stressful job in IT. She regards the half hour drive home as "therapeutic". she keeps...
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    HEADS UP Sorry to divert this thread but the Railway...

    Sorry to divert this thread but the Railway Museum at Ipswich in Qld is worth the visit. We went through in 2013 and were lucky enough to only have a small group for the guided tour. The Pattern...
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    For us poor people who live further south (near...

    For us poor people who live further south (near Tamworth but in the hills) I don't think swimming would be the activity but we would be close to ice skating.
    [That's an exaggeration but it...
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    Over the week end I did a bit more fiddling with...

    Over the week end I did a bit more fiddling with my JTA (Wadkin Bobbin Sander) One thing I did that was very rewarding was to sand back the thick surface rust on the Disc Bench. The machine had been...
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    My only comment about ventilation would be to cut...

    My only comment about ventilation would be to cut a rectangular hole in both sides of the box 100 X100mm and cover it with mesh with, say, 25 X 25mm mesh. Reason being if the box carrier has to...
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    Boy that's good news. I hope your convalescents...

    Boy that's good news. I hope your convalescents is short and you will feel like a new man
  29. Henry....the suction line attached to the blue...

    Henry....the suction line attached to the blue lathe, how effective was it?
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    Jees Chris (Log Dog),I hope all goes well for you...

    Jees Chris (Log Dog),I hope all goes well for you so you can come back on here to cause us more drivelling with your exploits while opening up trees for us to admire.

    You often hear about blokes...
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    Sorry for the delay with tag photos. I went to...

    Sorry for the delay with tag photos. I went to use the camera ....flat battery, grocery shopping...yada yada yada.
    I apologies for the poor quality of the pic. Being a dark day (rainy outside) I had...
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    Wadkin jta bobbin/disc sander

    I have a question aimed at those Wadkin Guru types who can decode numbers on machinery tags.
    I have a JTA that is in need of more than TLC. Its missing the sanding disc and guard and the Bobbin is...
  33. Wayne, did you know Martin Saws are THE Rolls...

    Wayne, did you know Martin Saws are THE Rolls Royce of Panel Saws. Any money spent to keep this saw operating is not a waste because you will easily get your money back due to Martin's reputation.
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    Adam....ask the question on our sister site Metal...

    Adam....ask the question on our sister site Metal Working Forum. I am sure someone could help you out and they may be closer than you think
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    After Fence Furniture did that big Exposť some...

    After Fence Furniture did that big Exposť some years ago I hunted on Ebay for NOS Wiltshire Saw Files. I had used them when I first started work to tickle up my D8 Disstons. They were good but as...
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    I tore mine lifting an 8 X 4 sheet of MDF. It...

    I tore mine lifting an 8 X 4 sheet of MDF. It felt like I had had an electric shock in the arm. It was quite painful. Went to the Doc and he gave it a long Latin name and sent mw out the door. No...
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    AS lance has mentioned, I read these pages at the...

    AS lance has mentioned, I read these pages at the beginning of the day while I have my first coffee. This pattern has been going on since 2009. For the last 6 months or more the subjects written...
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    That's a very well proportioned model(not toy!)...

    That's a very well proportioned model(not toy!) Very nice to see
  39. A washer/or 2 would be my choice. Try it. You can...

    A washer/or 2 would be my choice. Try it. You can always change it
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    That is how I got this black eye.

    That is how I got this black eye.
  41. Thread: 2022 Floods

    by chambezio
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    I have just gone through the photos of the...

    I have just gone through the photos of the inconvenient shed flood.

    The gremlins in the photo department have laid over the pics. Can some one clever turn them?
  42. Thread: 2022 Floods

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    Remember the Brisbane floods of 2011(?) we have...

    Remember the Brisbane floods of 2011(?) we have Austar and so was able to watch the "news" happening in real time. My wife and I spent a few days looking at the spectacle and commenting "OOh look at...
  43. We here in Australia call a Sheetmetal Worker...

    We here in Australia call a Sheetmetal Worker a....."Sheety"
    We have a Pop Singer who was popular during the 70s ....John Paul Young....he was a Sheety
    Then we have some famous/infamous singers who...
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    I am sure that restoring this "old" saw will be a...

    I am sure that restoring this "old" saw will be a satisfying exercise and one that will give you good performance for the long years ahead. Could I suggest that you fit a 300mm blade of your choosing...
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    Blood blister

    Yesterday I got some help from my daughter to move the Jeep Tub in the shed (I am doing a restoration). During this process I managed to jamb my index finger when I was setting the thing down. I...
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    I did the same injury to my left arm lifting an 8...

    I did the same injury to my left arm lifting an 8 X 4 sheet of MDF 20 years ago. Over the years I probably lifted thousands of them. This day I picked one up but for some reason did not put enough...
  47. Thread: Panic buying

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    Went to Woolys to buy our fortnightly groceries....

    Went to Woolys to buy our fortnightly groceries. I had received this morning an Email from them telling me that some stock was missing from their usual displays due to freight driver problems with...
  48. I would agree with Ian on this one. Because you...

    I would agree with Ian on this one. Because you are about to sell it and need the information you could call it "Sally Wattle". Yes there is a such a name. Sally Wattle is what Blackwood is called on...
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    Thank you Chaps for your wishes regarding a quick...

    Thank you Chaps for your wishes regarding a quick recovery.
    I feel fine but I get a little puffed if I have to walk a short distance. My project list is a long one but enthusiasm escapes me. I find...
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    Some Christmas Present

    You won't guess where I spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day......Hospital.
    On Thursday I was doing a plumbing jobby on the water connected to the house. The area I was working is just under the...
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