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    It's Saturday night.

    Did you know?

    In 1903 Orville and Wilbur Wright flew the first heavier than air craft with Wilbur at the controls. They were nearly beaten however when, in 1901 Augustus and Philleas Rong worked...
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    Really, double.d? Must you post stuff like this...

    Really, double.d? Must you post stuff like this that makes me sit up excited?
    Mate, they are awesome, this would have to be one of the nicest uses of burl timber I have ever seen.
    Now I have to...
  3. WANTED:QLD. There is a complete one for sale in FB...

    There is a complete one for sale in FB Marketplace in Townsville.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    Hi woodhog, any chance you could send me a PM...

    Hi woodhog, any chance you could send me a PM please?
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    N.S.W. I will take one pack please. Rgds, Crocy.

    I will take one pack please.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    READ ME! Hi mate, not sure if you realise you have joined...

    Hi mate, not sure if you realise you have joined an Australian based forum so you may not get any responses to this. The freight from overthere would limit most people from getting any. There are...
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    Oh, this couldn't have come at a better time. In...

    Oh, this couldn't have come at a better time. In 2 hours I am going out to buy a new phone as my old one doesn't support the Covid check-in app. The new phone uses fingerprint recognition.
    Every...
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    OMG. Where is that giant Groan button??????...

    OMG. Where is that giant Groan button??????
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    Mick, I don't disagree with any of what you...

    Mick, I don't disagree with any of what you wrote. In the mid to late 80ies I had a voluntary job with a national organisation and part of the committee were several very high profile business men...
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    Welcome to the forum Rob. Lucky you, living in...

    Welcome to the forum Rob. Lucky you, living in the land of Camphor Laurel.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    Oh my dear, that's a bit rough. LOL, Crocy.

    Oh my dear, that's a bit rough.
    LOL,
    Crocy.
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    Yes, another missed opportunity to be world...

    Yes, another missed opportunity to be world leaders with this product. Really makes me wonder how bad the company lunches were that they decided to stop making them.
    Luckily I have a Skew, my...
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    No groaning here Kryn, these are awesome. Rgds,...

    No groaning here Kryn, these are awesome.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    Many reasons Graeme, I traded a stack of timber...

    Many reasons Graeme,
    I traded a stack of timber for a Tormek as its owner was trying to reshape tools on it and it was too slow for him despite him fitting a new SuperGrind wheel.
    I have used it...
  15. I did ask a question in the "Sharpening" section...

    I did ask a question in the "Sharpening" section about the wheels from Knife Grinders, but no one has replied. I am nearly at the point of having to replace the SG wheel on my Tormek and I was...
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    Tools Explained.

    TOOLS EXPLAINED(I didn't write it... I stole it 😊)
    DRILL PRESS : A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and...
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    I have the same problem with getting my...

    I have the same problem with getting my Australian Woodworker magazine. Staff are helpful, send a replacement. As for stuff from the US, I ordered 150 metal hammer wedges, tracked them to Brisdrain...
  18. Two things, I continually had the same problem...

    Two things,
    I continually had the same problem with AusPost, Startrack is owned by them, so I changed to click and collect, way safer for me.
    I have been following the story of CBN wheels for a...
  19. Thread: Carpentry.

    by Old Croc
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    Sadly my mum and dad were the last of 9 and 13...

    Sadly my mum and dad were the last of 9 and 13 children respectively and I am the last of 4. So all grandparents were deceased before I came along. This joke came from my FB feed and if I haven't...
  20. Thread: Carpentry.

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    Carpentry.

    EVER SINCE I WAS A CHILD, I'VE ALWAYS HAD A FEAR OF SOMEONE UNDER MY BED AT NIGHT SO I WENT TO A SHRINK AND TOLD HIM"I've got problems. Every time I go to bed I think there's somebody under it. I'm...
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    CBN wheels for a Tormek.

    I found an old thread where the guys in this link
    Knife Grinders
    are selling CBN wheels to suit a Tormek grinder. Has anyone bought one from them and if so how is it?
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    That's interesting, I have asked all my American...

    That's interesting, I have asked all my American friends via email or FB messenger who have got Moderna and they haven't had, or heard of anyone getting side effects.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
  23. Thread: Need a knee

    by Old Croc
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    Dazzler, thank you for your frank and detailed...

    Dazzler, thank you for your frank and detailed response. For a long time I have been riding my bike daily for cardio, but my GP got me back to doing load bearing walking. I do 45 minutes daily and...
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    Jimmy and Johnny.

    Two little boys stole a big bag of oranges from a neighbour & decided to go to a quiet place to share the lot equally.

    One of them suggested the nearby cemetery.

    As they were jumping over the...
  25. Thread: Too True.

    by Old Croc
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    Too True.

    One day a florist went to a barber for a haircut. After the cut, he
    asked about his bill, and the barber replied, 'I cannot accept money
    from you, I'm doing community service this week.'
    The...
  26. Thread: lockdown mods

    by Old Croc
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    Hughie, I couldn't think of a more frustrating ...

    Hughie, I couldn't think of a more frustrating device to use than an ER ?? Collet Chuck in that situation. But I guess you have a good reason?
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
  27. Thread: Need a knee

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    I have been following this thread with interest....

    I have been following this thread with interest.
    My story. About 5 years ago I was cutting palm trees down and on number 5 the guy footing the ladder took one foot off it as I moved my weight tying...
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    Can I ask why you say this Bob? On Bill Pentz's...

    Can I ask why you say this Bob?
    On Bill Pentz's site he says to use compressed air of not more than 40psi, or whatever that is for metric guys.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    I did 4 random samples of NSO in the shed today,...

    I did 4 random samples of NSO in the shed today, a nail in each end and used a 500 volt DC Meggar and got 200+ M Ohm. Definitely not conclusive and I will try some others tomorrow.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
  30. Thread: Sheoak

    by Old Croc
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    Sounds like it might be the glue bottle that's...

    Sounds like it might be the glue bottle that's the problem. Just kiddin.
    That's the sort of turning that Jerry in Tucson likes doing, real sphincter tightening challenges.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    You can buy proper chain pulleys from ships...

    You can buy proper chain pulleys from ships chandlery suppliers,
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    So what do we do? Wait and pin our hopes on the...

    So what do we do? Wait and pin our hopes on the Moderna vaccine that is due in October? I registered to get immunized and OMG, the Qld Health system is typical of government, so I gave up and will...
  33. Thanks for that, no idea why the search function...

    Thanks for that, no idea why the search function did not find it?
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
  34. Is there a link or a thread on that. I did a...

    Is there a link or a thread on that. I did a quick search and can't find any article?
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    Well you won't be disappointed, that's why I...

    Well you won't be disappointed, that's why I bought mine. I did some rudimentary testing using some scales and it takes approximately 40% less effort to drill steel with the split point bits.
    Rgds,...
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    Not what you think.

    A fifteen-year-old boy came home with a Porsche and his parents began to yell and scream, “Where did you get that car?”
    He calmly told them, “I bought it today.”
    “With what money!?” demanded his...
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    Hi Iguanastorm, welcome to the forum. I am...

    Hi Iguanastorm, welcome to the forum. I am guessing that "Lansing" is in Michigan. If so you have joined an Aussie based forum and we have a lot of American members, but most of us will not know of...
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    [QUOTE=Backyard Shed;2244222]I just got back from...

    [QUOTE=Backyard Shed;2244222]I just got back from pulling the spindle and bearing out again.
    Where in Qld are you?
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
  39. Thread: Old timers.

    by Old Croc
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    Old timers.

    Two Little Old ladies👵Two little old ladies, Connie, and Jean, were sitting on a park bench outside the local town hall where a flower show was in progress.🌹🌻🌺🌼🌸
    The short one, Jean, leaned over and...
  40. Thread: Kapok

    by Old Croc
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    I am not saying it's not Kapok, but those spikes...

    I am not saying it's not Kapok, but those spikes on the lower back remind me of trees I cut up near the intersection of Kennedy Highway and East Evelyn Rd. Brain has faded at present, but it will...
  41. Thread: Kapok

    by Old Croc
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    Does not look like a Kapok to me. Where are you...

    Does not look like a Kapok to me. Where are you and the tree?
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    SOLD: Sold, thanks mods. Rgds, Crocy.

    Sold, thanks mods.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    SOLD: I have quoted a freight price to Woodtryer,...

    I have quoted a freight price to Woodtryer, awaiting a response.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    SOLD: Block of Black Bean.

    I have this block of Black Bean (Castanospermum australe) for sale, 580 to 610 long, 260 to 270 wide and 85 to 90 thick. It has hairline cracks indicated by blue arrows that go to the end, some pithy...
  45. Thread: Good luck.

    by Old Croc
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    Good luck.

    A woman’s husband had been slipping in and out of a coma for several months, yet she had stayed by his bedside every single day.One day, when he came to, he motioned for her to come nearer.
    As she...
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    I have a DD500DX and it's the best investment I...

    I have a DD500DX and it's the best investment I have ever made. It makes drills scary sharp, but it's best feature is the ability to split the point after sharpening. This feature reduces the effort...
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    The Perfect Husband.

    THE PERFECT HUSBAND
    Several men are in the locker room of a golf club. A cellular phone on a
    bench rings and a man engages the hands-free speaker function and begins to
    talk. Everyone else in the...
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    The interesting thing about Blackwood's is they...

    The interesting thing about Blackwood's is they are reducing stock at my local store. The guys and girls at the branch are great, but "sorry we no longer stock those linishing belts here, we will get...
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    I too went and had a look at them and I was very...

    I too went and had a look at them and I was very disappointed with their light output. I have tracked down some 40W equivalent LED tubes for my flouros that have clear diffusers, so beautiful bright...
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    Hi mate, you are on a predominantly Aussie forum...

    Hi mate, you are on a predominantly Aussie forum and me personally, I have never heard of that brand. There are a few other Poms on here, so hopefully one of them can help you. Can you give us a...
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