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    Gday Ian, I too have done the sums and agree...

    Gday Ian, I too have done the sums and agree fully. If your not in the shed who cares if its a bit dim and if you are, turn on as many lights as you need. My shed has 16 flouro and Led lights on the...
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    Gday Glider, a stack of metal ceiling battens...

    Gday Glider, a stack of metal ceiling battens delivered with the cladding suggests the ceiling is going to be fully lined [ I'm pretty quick at picking up on things like that ] so the poycarbonate...
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    Gday John, I seem to have all the right...

    Gday John, I seem to have all the right conditions for Black Bean to grow but I think I may be holding my mouth wrong when I plant them. 462933

    That stick in the photo is a specimen that I...
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    Gday Ian, windows in sheds can be the subject of...

    Gday Ian, windows in sheds can be the subject of much debate. Those two small windows are north facing and that is why they are small. Although it is the done thing to have big north facing windows...
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    462896462897462898Well after a shortened weekend...

    462896462897462898Well after a shortened weekend due to rain, which all of us on tanks were happy to have, the cladding is under way. Why, when you pay quite a large sum of money for something, does...
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    Gday yoboseyo, your post had me stumped, pun...

    Gday yoboseyo, your post had me stumped, pun intended, but with the help of Google I now "get it". Must have missed that one when the kids were young. My wife reckons I'm the tree and everyone I know...
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    My baby is all grown up

    Walking out to the mailbox I took a small detour to have a closer look at a tree growing beside the creek.462764

    Its a Silver Quandong and it's only about 36 years old and I know that because I...
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    Well it now wears a roof. It wasn't cheap but I...

    Well it now wears a roof. It wasn't cheap but I reckon it was worth every cent because I didn't have to do it or pay for it, how good is that? 462467462468462469 I had stated that when the roof and...
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    Hi crowie, I don't think there is anywhere in Qld...

    Hi crowie, I don't think there is anywhere in Qld close to the coastline that doesn't have a cyclone rating. The Sunshine Coast has had many close calls over the years and I suppose one day that luck...
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    Yes Ray all chemset. The wall plates were also...

    Yes Ray all chemset. The wall plates were also anchored to the slab with batten screws. I was a bit unsure when the son in law suggested this but it works brilliantly and a is lot cheaper than...
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    Well two weeks in and its roof time . It was a...

    Well two weeks in and its roof time . It was a bit of a struggle with the brother breaking down with a recurring shoulder problem but the brother in law stepped up to give a hand and we got there. To...
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    Thanks Paul, another very informative post. I can...

    Thanks Paul, another very informative post. I can almost forgive you for causing me to completely rethink my support for going to nuclear power. One post on a thread from years ago changed my whole...
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    Thanks David, that was quicker than spending all...

    Thanks David, that was quicker than spending all night on the net trying to educate myself.
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    Solar power question

    Hi all, I have a question for someone who has a lot more knowledge of things electrical than I do. I have just been reading a news article in which it was stated that solar and wind generation is...
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    Hi Ray, the rafters were milled at 130 x 40 and...

    Hi Ray, the rafters were milled at 130 x 40 and F17 or better except for the end sets which are lower grade but they will be fully supported by framing so no problems. The roof structure was...
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    Hi orraloon, the plastic dampcourse is a termite...

    Hi orraloon, the plastic dampcourse is a termite barrier which is why it is blue instead of the usual black. To my knowledge it is not available at your local hardware stores but from specialist pest...
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    461587461588 Well things are happening but...

    461587461588 Well things are happening but not with any great speed. Brother works full time and I drive up and do a bit when I have had a enough of what ever else I'm doing. Next job is to fill...
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    Hi Chis, at this point I believe it will be FC...

    Hi Chis, at this point I believe it will be FC sheeting with timber cover strips, painted to match the house which does have colourbond cladding. Well that was my suggestion. Cladding a timber frame...
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    Lightning shed build

    The title does not reflect the anticipated build time but the source of the framing timber, the milling section has the story. It's the brothers long awaited dream of a new shed. He has lived there...
  20. Thread: Back into it

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    461494461495Following on from above, the cheap...

    461494461495Following on from above, the cheap secondhand truss deal fell through so the third tree was felled to cut the rafters. I had timber for the ceiling joists so it wasn't like I needed a...
  21. I'll have a shot, Native Tamarind Diploglottis...

    I'll have a shot, Native Tamarind Diploglottis cunninghamia. The only thing I'm going on is the size of the leaves and the colour of the bark. If it is it should flower Sept to Nov and develop small...
  22. Thread: Which Acacia

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    Thanks Ian, I agree with everything you said....

    Thanks Ian, I agree with everything you said. Having finally found my copy of Ashley Sewells book Australian Timbers, how it ended up in the workshop and parts manuals section of the bookcase is...
  23. Thread: Which Acacia

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    Which Acacia

    Milled this today and was asked by a visitor what species it is. My quick reply was Acacia Dunnoa which is true as I really did not know. This caused me to get on the net and try to fill in this void...
  24. Thread: Sawbench

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    Sawbench

    If you are a chainsaw miller and looking for something to resaw slabs, I have posted on Marketplace under Free. Might suit someone.
  25. Thread: Saw Bench

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    FREE: QLD Saw Bench

    My old home made sawbench. 20 Years ago I cut an entire weatherboard house on this but as it has sat unused for years, it is time for it to go. Quick answers to obvious questions - Does it go? Don't...
  26. Thread: Back into it

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    Back into it

    Finally got around to putting a few lightning struck Blackbutts to better use than termite fodder. Had four available, one easy, two problematic and one I'm not touching with a barge pole. Tree one...
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    No shame there Halfcut. I have an old 064 and no...

    No shame there Halfcut. I have an old 064 and no one can start that without me giving a full rundown on the the procedure. We have all been made soft by the makers fitting decompressors to everything...
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    Sounds like you are set on a Lucas but when it...

    Sounds like you are set on a Lucas but when it comes to double cutting wide boards Peterson certainly have the advantage. Sort of. Although it takes only a minute to remove the sawdust shield which...
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    My way of holding small logs in place is the same...

    My way of holding small logs in place is the same as for large logs. Because when i roll a log under the mill it has Buckleys of landing where I want it I use a trolley jack to position the offending...
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    In praise of small logs

    As can be seen by my join date and the amount of posts it would be fair to say I am more of a reader than a writer mainly because I don't know anything that would be news to a lot of forum members...
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    I believe this saw will have a chrome bore so as...

    I believe this saw will have a chrome bore so as long as its still bright and shiny and there are no pieces flaked off , a new piston and rings should have it up and running like new.
    Pull it down ,...
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    Classic Dirt 7

    If you beleve that Castrol R30 is what Chanel NO 5 should smell like.

    If you know that RM YZ CR KX CZ KTM SWM CCM is not a dislexic alaphabet

    If the names Gall, Gunter, Ballard, Armstrong...
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    Yes Allan, what we in Queensland call red...

    Yes Allan, what we in Queensland call red stringybark is Eucalyptus resinifera or Red Mahogany and not Eucalyptus macrorhyncha which is the real red stringybark and is a southern species. But my...
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    Travis, although you asked Sigidi the questions,...

    Travis, although you asked Sigidi the questions, I'll have a go at the answers and if Allan thinks I've got them wrong I'm sure he will correct me,which is how it should be.
    Carl Petersons new saw...
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    Carl ,the way I explained that makes it sound...

    Carl ,the way I explained that makes it sound worse than it is. It's more like, to lift 600 mm, lift side a 200mm, lift side b 400mm, side a 400mm, side b 200mm, should now be level. To adjust for...
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    Carl, around 250/300 max, the left hand wheels...

    Carl, around 250/300 max, the left hand wheels are open and could tilt as far as you want, but the right are grooved and so to preserve them I don't push it to far. In practice I usually lift 200mm...
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    Geez Allan I just went and checked and it is...

    Geez Allan I just went and checked and it is indeed an ATS [ all terrain sawmill] and not an ATM [automatic teller machine] but you must admit if you placed them side by side a blind man galloping...
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    I've seen some interesting claims made about...

    I've seen some interesting claims made about Peterson mills on this site over the last few years which I usually just read, mutter "thats not right", and carry on reading. As you can see from the...
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    After being on the waiting list for five months I...

    After being on the waiting list for five months I have got in on a course being run for an outdoor furniture manifacturer in Brisbane starting Monday. Its by Fitec, costing me $450 and is a three day...
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    Well the results appear to be arrived at after a...

    Well the results appear to be arrived at after a swingsaw, a bandsaw and a twinsaw were trialed and compared. The tests were carried out in Rotorua, the home of Peterson and it would seem unlikely...
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    Thanks Sigidi, you've confirmed what I already...

    Thanks Sigidi, you've confirmed what I already believed. The stuff I've milled over the years has been quite variable when seasoned, very similar to brush box and I don't mill that anymore except for...
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    A very timely thread. A work colleague asked...

    A very timely thread. A work colleague asked today if I could knock out some 200 square posts for the entrance of his new home. I don't really want to but he works in an area where it can be usefull...
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    It appears there is. It's called Yellow Boxwood...

    It appears there is. It's called Yellow Boxwood and is found in coastal rainforests from northern New South Wales to North Queensland but as it is unlikely to be commercialy available that is...
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    Sigidi am I right in assuming that with a Lucas...

    Sigidi am I right in assuming that with a Lucas mill stopped the blade freewheels? The reason I ask is with the motor stopped on the Peterson the clutch seems to reengage and turning the blade turns...
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    A whole thread on which saw mill is best to cut...

    A whole thread on which saw mill is best to cut small diameter logs with the pros and cons of each sort discussed in depth and no mention of the oldest and most used milling machine in history ie the...
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    Thanks for the welcome Sigidi, the only thing...

    Thanks for the welcome Sigidi, the only thing stopping me contributing was my total lack of computer savy.

    Recently I read the position discription for my job and it appears I am not qualified to...
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    Well Sigidi after years of reading these forums I...

    Well Sigidi after years of reading these forums I have finally decided it's time to get involved. Firstly because I like the idea of conversing with people who don't think it's strange to spend six...
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