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    Fine Woodworking subscription

    This immediately made me remember trying to unsubscribe from Taunton Fine Woodworking magazine (the "cancel credit card" idea worked in the end....)

    https://dilbert.com/strip/2021-01-10
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    N.S.W. Absolute bargain for someone there - none of...

    Absolute bargain for someone there - none of those minor issues affect the function of the jig.:2tsup:
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    Coming soon to an empty patch of sea near...

    Coming soon to an empty patch of sea near you.....

    Star of the South

    I have an indirect connection with this project. Predictably, it's the onshore portion that is causing all the issues !!
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    DONE: Pete - PM sent

    Pete - PM sent
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    DONE: I have a pair of the 10" DMT DuoSharp diamond...

    I have a pair of the 10" DMT DuoSharp diamond plates (double-sided) that I no longer use - I went over to a CBN wheel followed by stones for honing.

    They look like this:-

    DMT W250EFNB 10-Inch...
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    At some point, the declining feed in tariff(and...

    At some point, the declining feed in tariff(and utilities limiting feed in due to grid instability) will intersect the falling price of home battery storage, probably within the next 2-3 years.
    ...
  7. I agree with Wongo - Brushbox. I have some with...

    I agree with Wongo - Brushbox. I have some with grain/colour exactly like that. As well as the hardness and cranky grain, the high silica content will stuff blades in no time. Best rough dimensioned...
  8. DRAWN & CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
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    Very nicely done :2tsup:.

    Very nicely done :2tsup:.
  10. Ahhh......'tis a mighty beast of a plane. Glad to...

    Ahhh......'tis a mighty beast of a plane. Glad to see it's gone to a good home.:2tsup:
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    Well, they've certainly brought it on...

    Well, they've certainly brought it on themselves....:((

    As an owner of several JET machines, purchased over the years from (I think) a different supplier every time, support and supply of spares...
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    Spectacular job - fantastic restoration. The...

    Spectacular job - fantastic restoration. The figure and colour in that timber, especially the lid, is just amazing. :2tsup:
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    CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
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    "Never trust any wild creatures that appear to be...

    "Never trust any wild creatures that appear to be smiling at you. They're almost certainly up to something."
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    Thanks - that's what I'd been told, but never...

    Thanks - that's what I'd been told, but never looked closely before. We must have 30-40 of them living on our 20 acres, several generations of birds, and there's hardly ever any arguments. We do see...
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    Judging by colouring on the back of the neck, I...

    Judging by colouring on the back of the neck, I think it's a girl? Any Magpie experts care to confirm? The males have a more definite edge to the white patch on the back of the neck?

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    Let's try that again, right way up.....478405

    Let's try that again, right way up.....478405
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    Careful......mine rapidly progressed from...

    Careful......mine rapidly progressed from inspecting the tablesaw to sitting on my knee. It just wandered into the shed one day and made itself at home.

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    Almost all materials/tools required for picture...

    Almost all materials/tools required for picture framing are readily available to purchase. Several framing shops in our area will cut the mat on their computer-controlled cutter to dimensions you...
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    This is the tape we used to seal the back around...

    This is the tape we used to seal the back around the edge - usually the 48mm version unless the frame was very thin: -

    Kikusui Brown Tape – Tapes Online

    Kikusui brand. No need to wet it, use it...
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    A lot of framing places will sell all the...

    A lot of framing places will sell all the materials to DIY, including 3mm foamcore :2tsup:
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    All mat materials and foamcore for framing are...

    All mat materials and foamcore for framing are specifically acid free to avoid damaging the work. Good reason NOT to use MDF or masonite. :)
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    Foamcore comes in 3mm and 5/6mm thicknesses....

    Foamcore comes in 3mm and 5/6mm thicknesses. Provided the frame isn't too big, the 3mm will be stiff enough. Anything much bigger than 300mm on a side really needs the thicker foamcore, but 3mm is...
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    Speaking as an old picture framer from way...

    Speaking as an old picture framer from way back......there's a reason commercial frame mouldings are made with VERY soft timber.

    There are two varieties of push points; permanent (silver colour,...
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    CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
  26. Trick for new players - compress the tenon...

    Trick for new players - compress the tenon slightly in the vise to get a nice easy assembly fit. Swells up again when glued for the final assembly.
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    ABC Radio are doing a fantastic job of keeping...

    ABC Radio are doing a fantastic job of keeping everyone informed, and the RFS are working wonders in very difficult conditions.....huge thanks to everyone involved.

    While listening to the ABC this...
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    The government is MIA - too busy watching their...

    The government is MIA - too busy watching their pretty fireworks in Sydney.
  29. Excel works in mysterious ways - there are some...

    Excel works in mysterious ways - there are some drop down menus that make the lights dim along our entire street :oo: :D

    Just be careful you don't accidentally delete the internet.
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    Thanks for posting that Ian - very sobering...

    Thanks for posting that Ian - very sobering indeed. The disconnect between politics and the real world just keeps growing :((
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    Evan - you've already benefited (indirectly) from...

    Evan - you've already benefited (indirectly) from the performance of G15 :D

    A liberal coating of G15 on all exposed metal, and seal each tool individually in a ziplock plastic bag. Works for me....
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    The solution to all these problems could lie with...

    The solution to all these problems could lie with a VIABLE opposition party, but just like the UK we don't appear to have one..... :((
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    Maybe the best compromise is to set a limit on...

    Maybe the best compromise is to set a limit on the number of "free" days that volunteers should be expected to contribute, this being a number of at least 10-15 days. Beyond that, ALL of them are...
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    The only surprise to me was that someone whose...

    The only surprise to me was that someone whose entire career has been built on marketing, spin, and "optics" could so fundamentally misjudge the mood of the country. In practical terms he's as useful...
  35. Thread: Padauk

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    Paduak is another of those timbers (like...

    Paduak is another of those timbers (like purpleheart) that changes colour drastically due to UV exposure. It might start out pinkish or orange-red when fresh cut, but will inevitably change to a dark...
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    I've always used an engine hoist for...

    I've always used an engine hoist for loading/unloading heavy stuff, e.g. 3-phase jointer/thicknesser. Can be hired.
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    Hi Evan,

    If I remember correctly, the low angle smoother came out first - it was one of the very early BU models, and in fact the first decent quality plane I ever owned. Later they brought out...
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    I'm guessing the bamboo benchtop would also be...

    I'm guessing the bamboo benchtop would also be very stable, since it doesn't really have grain as such?
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    Couldn't agree more. However, it doesn't help...

    Couldn't agree more. However, it doesn't help that most people turning right just stop bang slap in the middle of their lane, indicator on, with no attempt to position themselves as far to the right...
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    Awesome work - very nice designs. Love the...

    Awesome work - very nice designs. Love the dogwoods, but that Crane Box really caught my eye too. :2tsup:
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    "Allan scampers into the net, and delivers a...

    "Allan scampers into the net, and delivers a crisp volley return."

    Well played, sir. :D
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    "Inside every old person, there's a young person...

    "Inside every old person, there's a young person wondering what happened."
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    What they said. Two separate sleds are infinitely...

    What they said. Two separate sleds are infinitely preferable to one half-arsed "universal" sled. As soon as you've used that sled design for both 90 and 45 degree cuts, it's essentially trashed.
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    WANTED:A.C.T. Oh no, slippery slope ahead :D Can't help you...

    Oh no, slippery slope ahead :D

    Can't help you with this one, but maybe there is someone out there who has one (but found it too difficult to drive) ??

    Good luck on your quest, Sir Evan :2tsup:
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    VICTORIA Absolute bargain for someone in VIC (who has a...

    Absolute bargain for someone in VIC (who has a large shed)....looks very well cared for. :2tsup:
  46. Thread: Colonoscopy

    by Mr Brush
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    Had my first "top 'n' tail" this year, and all...

    Had my first "top 'n' tail" this year, and all clear. Procedure is nothing to worry about, because you're not "there" when it happens, but happily off in the land of nod. The preparation, though, is...
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    GORE WARNING True - but I've lost count of the places I've...

    True - but I've lost count of the places I've worked where interlocks were nobbled, etc. in the interests of productivity or usability. "It's all fun and games until someone loses a .....hand", as...
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    GORE WARNING Weird - I've seen more professional cabinetmakers...

    Weird - I've seen more professional cabinetmakers with injuries from a bandsaw than from a tablesaw. Maybe just something about their benign nature (all force directed down into the table) that makes...
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    WANTED:A.C.T. Hi Evan - your parcel is on the launchpad and...

    Hi Evan - your parcel is on the launchpad and will hit the post tomorrow morning.
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    WANTED:A.C.T. Lol....I think it's the only tool for which I...

    Lol....I think it's the only tool for which I still have the original box, in which it lives between outings, and the Limited Edition certificate that came with it. Like you, I think mine was a WWW...
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