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    Paul I think you meant to say "wooden float on...

    Paul
    I think you meant to say "wooden float on the stock exchange"
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    Well, first off narrow London style pins were...

    Well, first off narrow London style pins were possibly not a good choice for a timber frame project. As you discovered, the gap between each side of the tail combined with the thickness of the...
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    Of course, the other option is to do away with...

    Of course, the other option is to do away with measurements all together.

    DO AWAY WITH MEASUREMENTS ??? IS HE MAD ???



    If buying an imperial scale or two is too hard. or confronting, for...
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    There's lots of books and magazines written with...

    There's lots of books and magazines written with the "Australian reader in mind" but most just do a hardish conversion from the US "customary unit" original plans. Your simplest solution is to...
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    RB, I believe you are confusing "problem solved"...

    RB, I believe you are confusing "problem solved" (yes) with "solution adopted" (no).

    The table saw makers fought tooth and nail to prevent the US Consumer Product Safety Commission mandating the...
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    Leaving aside the kick-back issue -- Steve Gass...

    Leaving aside the kick-back issue -- Steve Gass patented the high frequency technology that allows the saw blade to sense the presence of "flesh" in very close contact with the saw blade. By now we...
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    The problem is related to cost. A typical...

    The problem is related to cost.
    A typical Eclipse style guide can be easily modified with a file
    watch Bob Vandyke modify his here Modifying an inexpensive honing guide - YouTube

    a machined...
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    just so you know SawStop saws (the technology...

    just so you know

    SawStop saws (the technology and company was sold to Festool in 2017) are relatively safe because:
    1. the blade is energised with a high frequency pulsing current that can...
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    I normally tell people contemplating a bed...

    I normally tell people contemplating a bed construction to borrow or buy a copy of Jeff Miller's Beds. It's available as an ebook for USD $19.99 Product code: TP-FWW61077931

    Jeff covers...
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    Graeme, What you are overlooking is the time...

    Graeme,
    What you are overlooking is the time difference and hence the difference in the AUD-USD exchange rate at the time LN Australia ordered the completed 24" vise.
    "Normally" tools purchased...
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    well it is the 'C' version so it "must" be worth...

    well it is the 'C' version so it "must" be worth a bit more than the usual run-of-the-mill #4-1/2, but still Patrick listed a 1950s model #4-1/2C for USD $135 just a few days ago.
    Patrick's image,...
  12. Thread: Bitcoin, or Bitcon

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    [/I] I can think of a 4th reason -- making...

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    I can think of a 4th reason -- making transactions that are not traceable by AUSTRAC. I believe that this is one of Bitcoin's major "virtues".

    But given the track record of Australia's...
  13. Thread: Sawstop

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    dropping the blade is sufficient. There is...

    dropping the blade is sufficient. There is really no need to stop the blade.
    Afterall, we are talking about a system that works within 50 MICRO (millionths) seconds, not 1 millisecond
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    the bit I've highlighted in bold italic is as I...

    the bit I've highlighted in bold italic is as I understand it is the basis of Steve Glass's patent.
    "anyone" can drop and stop a saw blade in 100 millionths of a second -- the energy involved is not...
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    well ... you really really want one in time...

    well ...

    you really really want one in time for Christmas -- as of just now, L-N's web site is showing the #4-1/2 as out of stock.
    Still makes it difficult to justify paying a USD $96 premium...
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    :2tsup: :2tsup:

    :2tsup:

    :2tsup:
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    Derek in some respects I hear you, in others I'm...

    Derek
    in some respects I hear you, in others I'm going :?


    Only you can decide what best suits your work flow but at 70 mm deep, even your small drawers are, to my way of thinking, too deep for...
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    Derek Your only mention of what you intend...

    Derek
    Your only mention of what you intend placing in the under bench cabinet is "the tools on the wall" and while you seem to have already determined how big each drawer will be, I will...
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    It might be worth your while to drive up to Noosa...

    It might be worth your while to drive up to Noosa for a day and take a better look.
    Time it right and you could do a bakery stop in Eumundi.


    Fitting an infill tote to a Stanley #6 seems an...
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    Funny that you should relate that. I won't...

    Funny that you should relate that. I won't "volunteer" when I started, but my very first course (2 weeks of 8 hour days starting 2 weeks before orientation day) was technical drawing. At the time,...
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    as said by others, the content and syllabus of...

    as said by others, the content and syllabus of TAFE courses are driven by the needs of industry.
    There has been at least one, if not two changes to the syllabus since I completed my Certificate...
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    I think the "why?" is answered by "why not" ...

    I think the "why?" is answered by "why not"


    But as you say the seller has "long experience in hand tools" so my thoughts

    the pane is described as being made of "steel" and not cast iron...
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    It looks to me that where your saw stops...

    It looks to me that where your saw stops suddenly, the teeth are misshaped and probably very blunt -- which would explain why the saw stops cutting as though it has hit a wall.


    To fix, I...
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    Just a small caution ...

    are you absolutely sure that the 1200 x 3000 sheet is actually those dimensions?

    Last time I was shopping in AUS the sheet size was 1220 x 3050 (i.e. 4 ft x 10 ft)
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    I'd disagree with speeding up before hitting the...

    I'd disagree with speeding up before hitting the gravel was your "safest option".
    You should have been aware that the "toss-pot in the crappy 4WD" was sitting on your butt and accordingly you...
  26. Thread: Looking for ideas

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    Depends on how much you want to spend and how...

    Depends on how much you want to spend and how many you want to make.

    Do the lures really have to be made from wood -- or is wood preferred because it is easy to shape.

    Injection moulded...
  27. Thread: Iím a convert!

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    Fletty only two ?? shouldn't you have...

    Fletty
    only two ??

    shouldn't you have commissioned a total of five Doric Columns?
    2 for potential use to support the rear of the lectern -- I think the practice is billed as "maintaining...
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    In answer to your question: Note that while I...

    In answer to your question:
    Note that while I have never done this, around the year I was born, my father made a key for the backdoor of the house I then lived in.

    While a lot bigger than the...
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    you looking for a reference Brett? "Australia...

    you looking for a reference Brett?

    "Australia Restoration Expert" or similar ?
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    I was going to urge both of you to calm down, but...

    I was going to urge both of you to calm down, but on third thoughts I won't.

    Several things you need to know/realise about the US Constitution and system of Government.

    1. Back in about...
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    :whs:

    :whs:
  32. Thread: How not to do it.

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    Graeme Personally, I think the real "problem" is...

    Graeme
    Personally, I think the real "problem" is one of attitude among the members of Men's Sheds.
    Men's Sheds do not have "paid employees", they only have volunteers. Therefore they are not seen...
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    answer -- one with teeth :D

    answer -- one with teeth



    :D
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    This "over-engineering" business I just don't...

    This "over-engineering" business I just don't get.

    That loft bed you linked to is already "over-engineered".
    Primarily it is built from 3/4 "(aka 19 mm) stuff. If you must "over-engineer" to...
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    I have faith that the US Military will stick to...

    I have faith that the US Military will stick to their oath to "protect and uphold the Constitution of the United States"
    I don't see the nuclear launch codes being activated over the next 73 days.
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    Look, I truly hope that Biden and Harris can heal...

    Look, I truly hope that Biden and Harris can heal the US's deep political divisions.

    However, after the last 5 or 6 years I'm not sure that that is even possible.

    From this distance I get...
  37. To save on the amount of epoxy needed, you could...

    To save on the amount of epoxy needed, you could use a moulding medium like putty or clay or plasticine to make an inner and outer dam on one layer, fill the resulting void with coloured epoxy and...
  38. You may have already started this project build,...

    You may have already started this project build, but if not, have you considered using coloured epoxy resin to glue up blanks of the required thickness?

    I can't quite visualise what you intend,...
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    Adam does it have to be untreated structural...

    Adam

    does it have to be untreated structural pine?
    Could you not make the loft beds using laminated strips ripped from finger jointed pine panels?

    Bunnings, Mitre10, Home Hardware should...
  40. Lance, I have to ask, what will / did you...

    Lance,

    I have to ask, what will / did you make for the eldest daughter when she marries
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    I wish I could be more positive ... Biden...

    I wish I could be more positive ...


    Biden and the Democrats have not won control of the US Senate.

    The US is, if anything, more divided on partisan political lines than ever.

    Since the...
  42. I've thanked you for the post. but ... ...

    I've thanked you for the post.

    but ...


    Bummer
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    In addition to Tony's advice re Rob Macks' shop...

    In addition to Tony's advice re Rob Macks' shop tips, I strongly suggest that even if you don't use one of Rob's Laughing Loon canoe designs, you find the approx AUD $80 needed to buy Rob's detailed...
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    Calculate the per cube cost of your proposed wood...

    Calculate the per cube cost of your proposed wood

    By my calculations, on a per cube basis, 100ish x 40 Tassie oak is still around 3-4 x the cost of the 22 mm thick FJ panels.
    Remember at...
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    Hi Connor I understand what you say, but I...

    Hi Connor

    I understand what you say, but I don't necessarily agree with the "system". But that discussion can be parked.


    The cost of good material for the strong back and it's supports will...
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    could be 16 feet would also equate with the OP's...

    could be
    16 feet would also equate with the OP's "mile down" comment.


    what I suggest is that the OP's plumber establish a new water inlet at the most appropriate level and once the WA Water...
  47. Just to follow-up Simon (New65) sent me the...

    Just to follow-up
    Simon (New65) sent me the following PM

    "Hi Ian,
    Just to let you know that I have submitted at least three posts in response to the replies that I received on the thread...
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    John Have you checked that the doors -- which...

    John
    Have you checked that the doors -- which aren't in line BTW -- do open fully?
  49. you left out Canada: Norfolk, Ontario there's...

    you left out Canada: Norfolk, Ontario

    there's at least 2 Norfolks in the US -- Virginia and Nebraska
    plus the one in the UK
    and then the island itself


    my guess is that the OP is referring...
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    and while we are talking about the HSC Design and...

    and while we are talking about the HSC Design and Technology course, I've never received a satisfactory explanation as to why contracting the actual project build to a 3rd party is not allowed. If a...
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