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  1. Thread: Hinge Screws

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    Dengue found some steel screws a while back and...

    Dengue found some steel screws a while back and kindly sent me some. If he spots this ore you send him a message he'll probably let you know where he scored them.
    When you're putting the screws in...
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    Sticky: Kingston trio

    Kingston trio
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    Olive oil
  4. Thread: Dinner time.

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    When we lived in PNG a rat somehow got into the...

    When we lived in PNG a rat somehow got into the car's ventilation system and died. Put together a warm engine bay, a hot, moist tropical climate and a dead rat and you can imagine the smell.
    I had...
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    Sucker
  6. Thread: Marriage

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    Nor mine. Married 50+ years, only seems like 60.

    Nor mine. Married 50+ years, only seems like 60.
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    I'm surprised it didn't cure. What type of epoxy...

    I'm surprised it didn't cure. What type of epoxy was it? Did you use the correct amount of hardener? I've never had epoxy fail to go off, even in cold weather, if it's mixed correctly.
  8. Thread: Red Cedar Box

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    Nice work. Great timber, especially the...

    Nice work. Great timber, especially the fiddleback on the lid panel.
  9. Chief Tiff's tips are everything you need to...

    Chief Tiff's tips are everything you need to know. Most are basics, but point 6 is a bonus. I've used a similar technique with chalk to mate two curved edges.
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    Bull
  11. Thread: Happy meals.

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    I may have mentioned this before. In 1974...

    I may have mentioned this before. In 1974 Australia went metric. At the end of 1973 one of the last things I did before changing employers was produce a conversion table for all the units that people...
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    Thanks Graeme, that sounds like an excellent...

    Thanks Graeme, that sounds like an excellent technique, especially where the crack is narrow.
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    Epoxy is good, but you need to clean out the...

    Epoxy is good, but you need to clean out the crack first. I'd use a hypodermic (just the cylinder, not the needle) to squirt acetone into the crack, then a toothbrush to scrub it out as well as you...
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    Think metric, it's a dozen times easier.:D

    Think metric, it's a dozen times easier.:D
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    Dunno about witnessing childbirth, but it can be...

    Dunno about witnessing childbirth, but it can be damned awkward when they witness the conception!:D
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    Hair
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    Apologies for the slight thread drift. As you...

    Apologies for the slight thread drift.
    As you say, in the '50 & '60s there were any number of ply & veneer mills in the Cairns area. When they cut the veneers (plain slice, not rotary) there was a...
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    Sticky: G-string

    G-string
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    Very nice result, and you're learning from a...

    Very nice result, and you're learning from a master.
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    Sticky: Sinking feeling

    Sinking feeling
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    Sticky: Kansas

    Kansas
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    Fumbler, I have my engraving done by Kopycut...

    Fumbler, I have my engraving done by Kopycut in Thornleigh. They are very good and understand different timbers .
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    I think this is what Ian means by sloping...

    I think this is what Ian means by sloping clamping cauls. The long arms have fine abrasive paper glued to the inside and are clamped to the two pieces to be glued. Another clamp goes across the faces...
  24. Thread: Losing Mobility

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    Chambezio, you're certainly not coming across as...

    Chambezio, you're certainly not coming across as a whinger. Little things can have big consequences. When my knee gave up as a consequence of a 50 year old injury, I thought I'd never be able to walk...
  25. Thread: Losing Mobility

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    As a couple of others have said, go to a good...

    As a couple of others have said, go to a good physiotherapist. You may be eligible for a treatment plan that your doctor can do, that allows 5 physio sessions, I can't remember if they're free or...
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    Sticky: Roger

    Roger
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    Sticky: Over

    Over
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    Sticky: Appointment

    Appointment
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    Sticky: Pash.

    Pash.
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    Sticky: Tarmac

    Tarmac
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    Sticky: Nuts

    Nuts
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    Sticky: Manual

    Manual
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    Sticky: Polish

    Polish
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    Thanks for posting that, really interesting.

    Thanks for posting that, really interesting.
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    Had a similar experience to Rrich, except that...

    Had a similar experience to Rrich, except that the geometry of the blade wasn't even anything special. Went to a new place that was closer than the ones I usually used, and the geometry was quite...
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    Sticky: Aladdin's lamp

    Aladdin's lamp
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    ...and that's when the fight started.:D

    ...and that's when the fight started.:D
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    Sticky: Against 'em.

    Against 'em.
  39. Thread: Confessional

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    Mate, if he came from Moe, nothing would surprise...

    Mate, if he came from Moe, nothing would surprise him!
  40. GORE WARNING Agree. The kid was 4 yo at the time, though. No...

    Agree. The kid was 4 yo at the time, though. No guarantee that he was even going to let go if he panicked.
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    Thanks all. Silver ash and Australian red cedar...

    Thanks all. Silver ash and Australian red cedar for the board and the drafts pieces. The white chess men are Australian white beech, as I didn't have SA in big enough sections.
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    Chess & drafts set box

    I've just given this] chess & draughts set its last coat of oil and its now set to go to the client.
    It's been an interesting journey. First, I had to improve my turning skills, as I've never...
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    Talking of toilet cleaners... I used to work...

    Talking of toilet cleaners...
    I used to work with a bloke whose nickname was Draino...clean around the bend.
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    Sticky: Valve

    Valve
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    And in season 2, "World Axe Catching League."...

    And in season 2, "World Axe Catching League." This promises to be even more exciting.

    And if that's not enough the towns of Stroud around the world conduct the world gumboot throwing championship.
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    Sticky: Playboy

    Playboy
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    I'm with you. Window stuff is blue. Yellow could...

    I'm with you. Window stuff is blue. Yellow could be anything. You had a choice - look at the labels on everything under the sink, on the chance that something there is window stuff, or go to the ute,...
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    Agree with what you say, Rrich, and it applies to...

    Agree with what you say, Rrich, and it applies to many nationalities and pretty well all technology. The first generation learns to do it, not very well. The 2nd generation does it. The third...
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    Vatican City
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    Sticky: Audio

    Audio
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