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  1. Thread: On Safari

    by Boringgeoff
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    Phil, you missed that as a guest on a safari...

    Phil, you missed that as a guest on a safari Benny would probably not be permitted to carry a rifle.
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    Rusty, in response to your original post, I've...

    Rusty, in response to your original post, I've never faced the bushfire horror we are seeing so graphically on tv and in the papers and I believe you being at Bilpin have already endured. We have...
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    WANTED:WA Fencers auger bits.

    I'm looking for some auger bits to complete a fence post boring machine replica I am making.
    Specifications: 1/2" Dia, Scotch type fencing bits 230mm (approx) of twist, coarse lead screw. Lower...
  4. Thread: Id.

    by Boringgeoff
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    Id.

    I went into centrelink to apply for the age pension but unfortunately forgot to take my ID to prove that I was eligible. The helpful lady behind the counter asked me to unbutton my shirt, which I...
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    Spot on Bob, and NEITHER party has the balls to...

    Spot on Bob, and NEITHER party has the balls to go after them.
    Cheers,
    Geoff.
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    Good one Kryn, you should be awarded JOKE OF THE...

    Good one Kryn, you should be awarded JOKE OF THE YEAR for that.
    Cheers,
    Geoff.
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    Wm Marples & Sons had a brand J. Dixon, but as...

    Wm Marples & Sons had a brand J. Dixon, but as they were based in Sheffield perhaps "London" makes this observation irrelevant?
    Cheers,
    Geoff.
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    If you can drive the shaft back out of the...

    If you can drive the shaft back out of the bearing with a drift, you might be surprised how little you have to file the shaft down to make it fit properly. Get a black marker pen and colour the shaft...
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    Good old Marble Bar, I've had a few coldies in...

    Good old Marble Bar, I've had a few coldies in the "Ironclad" over the years.
    Attended the centenary of the dedication of the memorial to WW1 diggers at Brookhampton yesterday. 40+ C but there is a...
  10. I've been retired for 12 years but long before...

    I've been retired for 12 years but long before that bureaucracy was going mad. In the case of Pauls dozer driving mate times previously the WPHS guy could have thought "I'll ignore he's not wearing a...
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    Ian, I'm completely in awe of the speed that your...

    Ian, I'm completely in awe of the speed that your projects get done. Thanks for this enjoyable journey.
    Cheers,
    Geoff.
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    Alex, indicator on and go is what I experienced...

    Alex, indicator on and go is what I experienced in Sydney the first time I drove there in 1981. On our way back from NZ hired a car at Sydney airport to visit friends up in the Snowys. Prior to going...
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    A few years ago did a refurb' of a shed including...

    A few years ago did a refurb' of a shed including disposing of asbestos sheeting at the tip. Carefully wrapped in heavy black plastic stacked on a pallet and on the back of my ute. Got to the tip and...
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    Good one(s) Kenny, I was hoping that more would...

    Good one(s) Kenny, I was hoping that more would come to light. I suppose the lack of a patent on them suggests that they may be later than the Wm. Marples. Ridgeway and Mathieson must have seen some...
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    No I wasn't embarrassed Ian, I read your comment...

    No I wasn't embarrassed Ian, I read your comment on the state of the lead screw, had a look at the photo and agreed it does look a bit rough, and I could see your point. The photo is larger than life...
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    Ian, I've been looking at your posts for a long...

    Ian, I've been looking at your posts for a long time and am absolutely certain that you know infinitely more than I do about sharpening every kind of tool. The reason that scotch bit made it onscreen...
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    I've added a photo of Cox's and a Scotch bit side...

    I've added a photo of Cox's and a Scotch bit side by side in the unlikely scenario that a reader of this thread is unfamiliar with auger bits.
    Cheers,
    Geoff.
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    Raking and burning leaves a few years ago I lost...

    Raking and burning leaves a few years ago I lost my glasses, found them the next day in the ashes. Dead. Since then I've worn a Granny string around my neck, no more lost glasses.
    Cheers,
    Geoff.
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    Well what a coincidence, I had a similar...

    Well what a coincidence, I had a similar conversation with a friend yesterday. His father, well over 50 years ago in England, was working on a machine boring pilings for a wharf, the machine would...
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    Could you reverse the position of the tubes so...

    Could you reverse the position of the tubes so the larger diameter is attached to the spinner and the thinner tube to the railing? That way you may be able to extend a bolt thread up through a...
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    Thanks Paul and Mark, unfortunately I didn't get...

    Thanks Paul and Mark, unfortunately I didn't get as much info' from the man I spoke to as I should've, hand or machine driven, single size or variable etc. This last one by Amos Gosper looks quite...
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    Reverse taper bit.

    Attended the Seniors Have a Go Day at Burswood yesterday, an elderly gent described a drill bit for putting a reverse flare in the bottom of a blind hole. Basically you bore a hole, lets say 3/4" dia...
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    Cox's Patent Auger Bit,

    In 1903 Edward Thomas Cox of Yering, Victoria, received a patent for an improved wood boring auger.(Aus' Pat 13195) He also patented his auger in Great Britain, France and 1905 USA which is shown...
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    A.C.T. Braces and bits arrived safely this morning,...

    Braces and bits arrived safely this morning, thankyou Graham.
    Cheers,
    Geoff.
  25. Thread: Fairy Ring

    by Boringgeoff
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    Thanks Twosheds, I had considered digging out...

    Thanks Twosheds,
    I had considered digging out and replacing the top soil and your advice has reinforced that idea. There are a couple of other irregular shaped patches but the one pictured is the...
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    Nothing in the McPhersons cat's sorry. Geoff.

    Nothing in the McPhersons cat's sorry.
    Geoff.
  27. Thread: Fairy Ring

    by Boringgeoff
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    Fairy ring?

    I thought I'd tack this query on here. I've seen fairy rings, as Mark describes, in NZ when I was a kid. This a fairy ring, about a meter in diameter, but no mushrooms available, it's slowly killing...
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    Being German made I wonder if the "A" cast in the...

    Being German made I wonder if the "A" cast in the frame refers to Ahrems Goodline? McPhersons listed some of their tools in pre WW2 catalogues, I'll have a look when I go up to the shed.
    Cheers,...
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    Changing his name.

    I recently heard that a fellow I grew up with had been to court to have his name changed. The magistrate asked him what his name is "Freddy Stinx your honour." "Well I can't say I blame you wanting...
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    I rebuilt a '38 Chev a few years ago, did a panel...

    I rebuilt a '38 Chev a few years ago, did a panel beating course where I learnt lead wiping as IanW explained. Sold the Chev but I've still got the body file, in this case by Sykes-Pickavent of...
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    If you pee in your eye, excited.

    If you pee in your eye, excited.
  32. A farmer in NZ who I worked for in the mid 60's...

    A farmer in NZ who I worked for in the mid 60's had a plough made by Clough.
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    A.C.T. PM sent.

    PM sent.
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    A.C.T. Hi Graham, I'll take all the braces and bits,...

    Hi Graham, I'll take all the braces and bits, subject to you being able to package them securely and safely (sharp pointy bits) for postage to WA. Are you including the washer cutters and expansive...
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    Well may you waste valuable time using the Groan...

    Well may you waste valuable time using the Groan button 2rRs, but I'll have you know that joke and the one about Grandmas biscuits are family heirlooms. My mothers old Aunt Dolly loved jokes and I...
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    Hi Brady, I recently purchased a canopy for my...

    Hi Brady,
    I recently purchased a canopy for my ute which I have suspended from the roof of my shed for the same reason as you, I don't want to use it all the time. I measured the distance between...
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    The friction control on your drill is quite...

    The friction control on your drill is quite interesting. In 1896 Walter Fifield was awarded a US patent (US 555,442) for a chain drill which uses a friction device to control the amount of drive...
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    After we got to Grandmas.

    About 65 years ago we were visiting Grandma and Grandpa, at afternoon tea Grandma got out a big tray of biscuits she'd just baked. Later that day on the way home Dad commented the biscuits were that...
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    On the way to Grandmas.

    About 65 years ago we went to visit Grandma and Grandpa, we were on a gravel road, just through an intersection and we got a puncture. After Dad changed the wheel Mum looked at him and said "didn't...
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    Our science master at high school in NZ in the...

    Our science master at high school in NZ in the early 60's was Ron Walton. One of his projects was a paint tin with a candle and small funnel inside. The funnel had a tube out the side connected to a...
  41. Thread: Post Drill

    by Boringgeoff
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    Thanks Gaza, I should have said Morse square...

    Thanks Gaza, I should have said Morse square taper and in fact probably shouldn't even have said Morse. Just a square taper and could well be uniqe to the drill manufacturer.
    Cheers,
    Geoff.
  42. Thread: Respect.

    by Boringgeoff
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    Respect.

    I was advised to always treat my wife as I did on our first date. This evening I'm taking her out to dinner and later dropping her back at her parents place.
  43. Thread: Post Drill

    by Boringgeoff
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    Thanks for that info CT and Vann. I checked the...

    Thanks for that info CT and Vann. I checked the thread of the shaft holding the hand wheel, it's 3/4" 10tpi and the nut runs up a 3/4 UNC tap quite easily. As it would a Whit' tap too I imagine but...
  44. Thread: Post Drill

    by Boringgeoff
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    Took it out of the vise, upended it and quite...

    Took it out of the vise, upended it and quite surprised to find a square hole in the chuck rather than the expected round hole. The hole is tapered and pretty rusty and scaly, tried to fit a No1...
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    ATAATM All The Above Apply To Me.

    ATAATM
    All The Above Apply To Me.
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    Hi Kenny, When I get one of those I hold the...

    Hi Kenny,
    When I get one of those I hold the frame in the vise so that the handle is vertical and as Ian said get a bit of solvent into it. After its soaked in a bit start rotating it back and...
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    Hi Raff, My interest in James Chapman is with...

    Hi Raff,
    My interest in James Chapman is with their line of braces but of course any info about the company is relevant. The UK group Tools And Trades History Society (TATHS) latest newsletter (No...
  48. Thread: Post Drill

    by Boringgeoff
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    Hi Graham, We've been away for a week, I'm...

    Hi Graham,
    We've been away for a week, I'm looking forward to having a look at it today. The blue hue is from the penetrant I've used to try and free it up. It's rusted solid but I did manage to get...
  49. Thread: Post Drill

    by Boringgeoff
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    Post Drill

    Hi, I've just been given this post drill, rusted solid. I can't find any ID on it apart from 2189 cast onto the top of the advance wheel. As a guide to the size of this brute the hand wheel is 19IN...
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    A bit more exercise splitting firewood for winter...

    A bit more exercise splitting firewood for winter 2021.
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