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    I just wait until they find their way to the...

    I just wait until they find their way to the beach like the 200 odd found in about a year worth of looking. I need another 100 or so then I'll hang up the collection bag I suppose?
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    oh yeah, I called it Buy Now, Pay Later

    oh yeah, I called it Buy Now, Pay Later
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    Well, the exhibition finished last weekend and...

    Well, the exhibition finished last weekend and from all reports the squid jig case got some good responses. it was really only partly finished and all I could manage to do before installation date. I...
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    Hooray and up she rises: 462132 462134

    Hooray and up she rises:

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    I got most of the undercarriage done before...

    I got most of the undercarriage done before submitting to the night. It has to be finished tomorrow! :o

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    So with the deadline looming for the squid jig...

    So with the deadline looming for the squid jig thing I thought I'd quickly knock together a much needed table for our other daughter. It'll be a table with no airs and graces, absolutely utilitarian,...
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    Bailed out of the box build because I knew I...

    Bailed out of the box build because I knew I wasn't going to get it done in time but will return to it once I have the time to continue. So I smashed :rolleyes: out a stool/table out of white oak and...
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    This really clever work Claude, well done :2tsup:

    This really clever work Claude, well done :2tsup:
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    Im making a birthday box for my wife who...

    Im making a birthday box for my wife who currently stores her water colours and brushes etc in a shoe box. I thought Western Red Cedar a good choice of timber, that was before trying to chop mortices...
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    Thanks DJ, good to hear from you, you going all...

    Thanks DJ, good to hear from you, you going all right? Yeah probably:2tsup:
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    After so long working on it horizontally finally...

    After so long working on it horizontally finally a quick look at the way it'll stand before laying it down again ready for the bottom plate and stand to be fixed on.

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    The bird will perch somewhere on this ladder I...

    The bird will perch somewhere on this ladder I built for it. "Tea Tree" with outer base coat of a couple of coats of gesso then "fat over lean" method of oil painting starting with Cadmium Red layers...
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    I'm not real happy with it but at least I found...

    I'm not real happy with it but at least I found out birds are difficult to do and with more practise (lots) I may be able to make one that looks less wooden :rolleyes: Huon Pine painted with oil...
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    One of those days when it seems I spent a lot of...

    One of those days when it seems I spent a lot of time without much to show for it :whatonearth: Took a pic with the light fading, it'll look better when it's standing with some light behind it...I...
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    A seven squid jig walk this morning then finished...

    A seven squid jig walk this morning then finished the windows on one side in the arvo.

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    Came across this video message by chance tonight, please take the time to look and listen...
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    About eight months of washed up fishing line...

    About eight months of washed up fishing line collection:

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    An interesting situation along the coast:

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    It's all a bit tedious at the moment. I managed...

    It's all a bit tedious at the moment. I managed to get 72 windows installed without too much drama. It's moments like these you need little musical help to get through the monotony:

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    And to top it all off I finished off the coffee...

    And to top it all off I finished off the coffee table for my daughter who dressed it with Daphne, nice, lovely :wink:

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    I also had time to walk my beloved dog along a...

    I also had time to walk my beloved dog along a beach world renowned for beached squid jigs. I thought I was in for a world record bag when I found a triple hanging in a bush shortly after stepping on...
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    Ok I had a half day shed time today thanks to an...

    Ok I had a half day shed time today thanks to an RDO, gotta love RDOs! I managed to get most of the outer frame joined and fixed with the last bit waiting for the windows to go in. Really happy with...
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    I spent a little time yesterday preparing to...

    I spent a little time yesterday preparing to install the windows which I was going to do today but thought last night that it was better to do the outer frame while the inner frame was open. This...
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    I know a bloke who makes a primeval groan sound...

    I know a bloke who makes a primeval groan sound whenever he sees a shifter
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    Gotouta work early so took advantage of the tide...

    Gotouta work early so took advantage of the tide being mostly out and went to a known squid jig haunt close by home. I've had quite a bit of success at the place but lately I've been disappointed by...
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    Todays' catch a tangled duo 458710

    Todays' catch a tangled duo

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    Then finally got around to wedging in the legs of...

    Then finally got around to wedging in the legs of a coffee table present
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    A short early morning walk resulted in just one...

    A short early morning walk resulted in just one squiddy and various other paraphernalia
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    :rolleyes: Young Homo Sapien female offspring

    :rolleyes: Young Homo Sapien female offspring
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    Apparently Mars is up for grabs :oo:

    Apparently Mars is up for grabs :oo:
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    Some late nights and early mornings lately...

    Some late nights and early mornings lately rushing to get a birthday prezzie done before the actual birthday celebration for a change :rolleyes: It was nice to get away from the squid jig case for a...
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    458270 I wasn't expecting much on this...

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    I wasn't expecting much on this mornings' walk because of the offshore wind and only had two in the bag until on the way back I was surprised and delighted to get another eight. So ten in...
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    Well, I wouldn't want to be out in Bass Straight...

    Well, I wouldn't want to be out in Bass Straight tonight! A fairly cold Antarctic blast for Victoria this weekend usually means many Squid jigs and plastic paraphernalia ends up washed up on our...
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    457834 Thank you. It seems my eyes are now...

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    Thank you. It seems my eyes are now quite well trained to see them amongst all the suburban flotsam, jetsam and seaweed. Sometimes I think they're trying to find me. Some are obviously...
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    Squid jig hunter and collector

    During my many walks along Victorian beaches over many years I've sadly noticed the increase of plastic on the shores. I've been around long enough to also notice that its been broken down to smaller...
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    Ongoing boat

    With limited space to work in at the moment it seems a good time to start work again on a boat that I started about twelve years or so ago. I do a bit then shelve it then bring it out again usually...
  39. Have a look at Megapoxy: http://megapoxy.com

    Have a look at Megapoxy:
    http://megapoxy.com
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    It looks remarkably like the one I have which has...

    It looks remarkably like the one I have which has the name Kavanaugh cast in the body. The design seems vey similar by the look of it. Mine is in bits at the moment, it's been in bits before, all...
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    As a primary school teacher my daughter has noticed an increasing lack of dexterity among the children. You would think by the time children get to school they could, for example, operate scissors...
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    So that's about it then. Thanks for all the...

    So that's about it then. Thanks for all the thanks, likes and messages. :thumbs_up:
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    Very privileged to be included among some serious...

    Very privileged to be included among some serious practitioners.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeqUmaquYAY

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeqUmaquYAY
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    Nearly there

    The top is just about done now with all the trees and bushes having found a place.
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    When the need arose I knocked this up quickly...

    When the need arose I knocked this up quickly with stuff I had lying around. 32mm did' x 220mm Vic Ash dowel handle (it needs to be about 300mm for better balance). The Head is a 90 square laminated...
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    Spent the afternoon finishing the legs, doing a...

    Spent the afternoon finishing the legs, doing a template for the top and moving around pieces on their temporary blocks in preparation for mounting holes.
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    just a little time for some work on the...

    just a little time for some work on the undercarriage. As usual, this one will go done to the wire.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6oSeODGmoQ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6oSeODGmoQ
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    Well it's got too end somewhere I suppose. Here's...

    Well it's got too end somewhere I suppose. Here's the team in a tight huddle in a very average pic.
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