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    Need a boxmaker

    My sister has enlisted me to find someone to make a jewellery box for her for as a Christmas present. She wants it to have numerous compartments, a little twirling ballerina and a musical movement...
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    I talked to my boss today and he can set me up...

    I talked to my boss today and he can set me up with 3 phase power so that's not an issue

    As for modern, I'm thinking something Asian, rather than an old Myford type lathe. Let's say, nothing older...
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    I can't really say what work I will be doing as I...

    I can't really say what work I will be doing as I do not know. It would surely change over time, so I couldn't say anything specific anyway.

    I should also say that I am after a more modern machine
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    Lathe Upgrade

    Having possessed my AL-54B for about 5 years and running a profitable side project with it, I am now considering upgrading to something more substantial. I am thinking of something the size of a...
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    A body was found in one of the houses in Grantham...

    A body was found in one of the houses in Grantham on the third search of the building. The authorities have to be completely sure before they start letting people in, they don't want already shocked...
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    The battery only drains with the key in the...

    The battery only drains with the key in the ignition. Keyless, nothing happens

    What would cause the idling problem?
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    It's none of those causes

    It's none of those causes
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    The township of Helidon was unaffected, Lockyer...

    The township of Helidon was unaffected, Lockyer creek (which flows alongside the main road didn't even break it's banks. The reports you hear about Helidon are most likely of further out of town
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    Electrical problem in a CH Lancer

    My 2005 Lancer has just started to drain batteries whilst standing, also it's not idling correctly and will occasionally stall instead of idling.
    Any idea what the cause is?
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    Front page of the newspaper today, my mates...

    Front page of the newspaper today, my mates parents are among the first identified dead

    The "Inland Tsunami" hit Toowoomba. The water came from the sky, the catchment area is only the eastern to...
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    I'm fine, I was stuck at work for a while...

    I'm fine, I was stuck at work for a while yesterday. I couldn't get past Gowrie Ck (where all the water on the news ends up) nor Meringandan Ck. As well as all of the West Creek crossings. Mt Kynoch...
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    Pen kit clear out

    I'm selling all my gear. See here as well as my other threads. My Jet Midi lathe is up for sale too
  13. Thread: I'm out

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    I've been putting it off for months, I've only...

    I've been putting it off for months, I've only just hardened up enough to do it.
    I'll be moving out of home in a while and all my gear will just sit under my parents house if I don't sell it....
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    Ah yes, the sheoak collection... A shame to see...

    Ah yes, the sheoak collection... A shame to see it go but it should make me a penny or two. Any idea how I should sell all my timber? I have what you could call a plethora
  15. Thread: I'm out

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    It's official. I've started putting things up for...

    It's official. I've started putting things up for sale in the marketplace.
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    I've realised that I wasn't really interested in...

    I've realised that I wasn't really interested in woodworking, more so just the end product. The "passion" was never actually there

    No, there are no women involved

    I'll keep my metalworking gear...
  17. Thread: I'm out

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    I'm out

    It's official! I'm quitting woodwork, I haven't made anything in nine months and I've lost interest. I didn't want to, I just lost my motivation.

    So I now have a workshop full of tools, machinery,...
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    Since when?

    Since when?
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    Interesting, how do you find the D-max? According...

    Interesting, how do you find the D-max? According to the bloke I bought my latest rodeo off the Colorados aren't much chop.
    What engine does yours have?
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    I own two TFR9 Rodeos and I can certainly vouch...

    I own two TFR9 Rodeos and I can certainly vouch for them. They're a bit outside your age range, the last ones being made in 2002 but they're still fantastic utes. The 3.2L V6 models have plenty of...
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    Roast chicken and veg. Made by yours truly

    Roast chicken and veg. Made by yours truly
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    Whingers irritate me:wink:

    Whingers irritate me:wink:
  23. None of the available swing mills are any good...

    None of the available swing mills are any good for fixed site milling, Lucas's are alright but not fantastic. Petersons are plenty flawed. I say make your own, maybe use some bits off the lucas,...
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    The 6vd1 engine is non interference, there is no...

    The 6vd1 engine is non interference, there is no way the valves can hit the pistons. You've got very little to lose except your time. If you need any help just ask
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    You're right, we are just dirt beneath your...

    You're right, we are just dirt beneath your mighty boots
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    It'd split like mad

    It'd split like mad
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    104. Ponder Circumstances 105. Attempt to syphon...

    104. Ponder Circumstances
    105. Attempt to syphon coolant
    106. Cop a mouthful of coolant
    107. Spit
    108. Cough
    109. Hack
    110. Remember how poisonous Ethylene Glycol is
    111. Cough
    112. Wash...
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    I think the problem is the belt markings, I'll...

    I think the problem is the belt markings, I'll have another go tomorrow and report back
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    The better motors get, the more complicated they...

    The better motors get, the more complicated they become. My old Triton motor is fantastic to work on because it only has a dozen or so parts.

    Part 2

    57. Remove fan (again)
    58. Remove radiator...
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    TFR9 Rodeo Timing belt

    Over the past few days I've changed the timing belt in my LX rodeo (6VD1 DOHC motor) and I think I write up will be helpful for others wanting to try

    1. Order timing belt
    2. Baulk at price
    3....
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    I might be there
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    :B Ta Rob There was a bit of a...

    :B Ta Rob

    There was a bit of a misunderstanding about whether I was selling the awls (which I am.) I was a bit miffed that all I got was a picture and no text (I know you'll read this Raf:wink:)
    ...
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    We (Official business) charge $65pm for offcuts...

    We (Official business) charge $65pm for offcuts and $85pm for splitwood. Compared to those around here we're cheap
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    The grey gum we cut is hard and gummy, it's good...

    The grey gum we cut is hard and gummy, it's good and strong if you can get a piece without gum veins
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    The sawmill I work for sends a truck to Brisbane...

    The sawmill I work for sends a truck to Brisbane each week. Give my boss a call on 0408457156

    Cheers,
    Andrew
    Amalgamated Timber
  37. Change my times to Sunday, I can man the stand a...

    Change my times to Sunday, I can man the stand a few times
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    Geez Grog, you don't have to be so pedantic:~

    Geez Grog, you don't have to be so pedantic:~
  39. I can't guarantee anything, I mightn't make it:C

    I can't guarantee anything, I mightn't make it:C
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    Carl Weiss is his name, Weisy is a shortening, or...

    Carl Weiss is his name, Weisy is a shortening, or "nickname." You wouldn't spell without a capital would you?
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    The steel broke? Sounds like the retipper didn't...

    The steel broke? Sounds like the retipper didn't heat the blade properly and made the blade brittle or let it cool to quickly (something along those lines)
    You just have to MIG weld some metal back...
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    Capital "W" in Weisy as it's a proper name

    Capital "W" in Weisy as it's a proper name
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    Oh my stars. All the typos... *faint*

    Oh my stars. All the typos... *faint*
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    The correct grammar would be, "Do you not want to...

    The correct grammar would be, "Do you not want to know what the topic was?"
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    Geez Carlo, are you chicken?

    Geez Carlo, are you chicken?
  46. Ooh Ooh! Pick me, I'll be there on Saturday! Slot...

    Ooh Ooh! Pick me, I'll be there on Saturday! Slot me in whenever
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    Don't season the logs, cut them up then dry them.

    Don't season the logs, cut them up then dry them.
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    :D:D:D That's all I can say about the Rodeo. Much...

    :D:D:D That's all I can say about the Rodeo. Much more power and alot comfier than the triton. It sounds alot better and has a much bigger rev range too.

    Driving with no weight (no tray) on the...
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    If you get desperate then we can mill and ship it...

    If you get desperate then we can mill and ship it from up here. Freight would be a pain though
  50. If I can get there on the Saturday (If I pass my...

    If I can get there on the Saturday (If I pass my driving test on the 19th) I'll be up for whenever on that day. Otherwise I might have to sponge a lift off "Someone" Gee, who could that someone be?:D
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