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    I saw that coming but still I kept reading :D

    I saw that coming but still I kept reading :D
  2. Thread: Incra gauge

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    They sell most spares so that's an option, but it...

    They sell most spares so that's an option, but it will be an expensive one. Incra's after sales support is superb.

    A couple of $ will get you a standard knob.

    I knew it wasn't a V27 because...
  3. Thread: Incra gauge

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    What model is it ? It's not a V27 it's one of the...

    What model is it ? It's not a V27 it's one of the dearer ones. Incredible bargain.

    If you give up I would be happy to give you $10 plus postage :D
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    As Aldav said the drawbar is irrelevant, it's the...

    As Aldav said the drawbar is irrelevant, it's the distance to the axle that matters. A drawbar really only has to be half the width of the towing vehicle. A much longer drawbar will give you slightly...
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    I know what you mean. Canberra thinks it's the...

    I know what you mean. Canberra thinks it's the center of a different universe.

    Sydney has dozens of councils, I forget how many. Brisbane has one huge council, and it sucks lumps. We literally...
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    I have progrip guides. Peachtree woodworking sell...

    I have progrip guides. Peachtree woodworking sell saw and router bases as well as a universal base. I use them a lot and I wish I could still get progrip stuff in australia. The 100" guide is plenty...
  7. Thread: On Safari

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    Maybe the MIL skipped across to east africa and...

    Maybe the MIL skipped across to east africa and dragged the lion back against it's will, kinda like they way she forced her husband to go shopping with her ?

    Maybe the authorities allowed Benny a...
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    I see you bought the same brand dipsticks we did....

    I see you bought the same brand dipsticks we did.

    What is sacramento like as a city ? We over here hear a lot about LA san fran san diego etc but nothing about sacremento.
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    Sure you don't have a set in each state ?cos we...

    Sure you don't have a set in each state ?cos we do....
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    What about applying solar thermal to desal ?...

    What about applying solar thermal to desal ? Instead of, or in addition to putting the steam through a turbine use salt water and tap off fresh at the end of the process.

    Everything has it's...
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    I think you are all missing the point. ...

    I think you are all missing the point.

    Infrastructure under investment started in the early 80's throughout the developed world.

    The electorate don't reward long term thinking or anything they...
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    You beat me to it. Dog trailer does away with the...

    You beat me to it. Dog trailer does away with the loading issue, but how do you reverse ?

    The usual solution to the rec vehicle issue is a motorhome towing the boat or small car.
  13. I am a mechanic and need a box of those...

    I am a mechanic and need a box of those corrugated ones...

    I can do anything with 5 hammers and 7 vice grips.
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    You have had plenty of opinions. I'll chuck in...

    You have had plenty of opinions. I'll chuck in mine.

    You have a router table of some kind. What doesn't it do well? First thing that comes to mind is blind dadoes. That's plunge router territory....
  15. Thread: When To Let Go

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    You know those plastic clips that hold bread...

    You know those plastic clips that hold bread bags, I finally found a use for them. When your (actual) thongs pull through at teh front poke teh strap back through and apply one to it. Widens the area...
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    Jaycar sell both nicad sub c and nimh with tabs....

    Jaycar sell both nicad sub c and nimh with tabs. The origionals are nicad D cells but you could probably substitute.

    1.8Ah Sub C Rechargeable Ni-CD Battery - Solder | Jaycar Electronics

    2400mAh...
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    I saw one of the labor mob interviewed a few...

    I saw one of the labor mob interviewed a few months back smarting after the election. One thing he said in passing is they need to have a hard think why they have won a majority in the lower house...
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    Is anyone apart from me astounded at the price of...

    Is anyone apart from me astounded at the price of these things ?

    They are a hard hat face shield motor connection for filters and some sort of seal for your face. $1500!

    I've an old triton one...
  19. Thread: polli publicity

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    Nooooo! I think I'd suicide before wading into...

    Nooooo! I think I'd suicide before wading into that sewer every day. It would be nice to get enough votes to qualify for the payout though. If it covered the cost of the candidacy.. But goodness...
  20. Thread: polli publicity

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    Define "vote for". If you are in an election...

    Define "vote for".

    If you are in an election with mandatory preferential voting your last 3 places should be greens coal/lnp/whatever and labor. If you put them higher than that you ARE voting for...
  21. Thread: polli publicity

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    The key difference between those other situations...

    The key difference between those other situations is they were tactical. These fires have been going since August. Exactly how long does he put off time with his family for a situation he can do...
  22. Thread: polli publicity

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    There are people in society full of hate and...

    There are people in society full of hate and looking for someone/something to aim it at. Scomo is a large target.

    Nothing to do with reality, nothing to do with the perception of the majority....
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    Absolutely. When I was still working as an...

    Absolutely. When I was still working as an engineer the proportion of my time spent trying to stop people killing themselves was ever increasing. The more rules you gave them the more creative the...
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    I have a set of 3 18" incra rules. I pretty much...

    I have a set of 3 18" incra rules. I pretty much never use the others but the T rule is incredibly handy. I never expected I'd use it that much until I had it. I have thought of buying some shorter...
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    I've heard that excuse a lot, right before they...

    I've heard that excuse a lot, right before they start complaining their business went broke or that there are no jobs in town.

    I'd never go back to live in sydney, beautiful city to visit but...
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    You'd get a similar result electing engineers....

    You'd get a similar result electing engineers. The trouble is most people who run for election are lawyers, "business people" or political "science" grads. "Good" people don't run often and when they...
  27. Thread: Heat

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    It's a bit more straightforward here in WA as...

    It's a bit more straightforward here in WA as there is only one major base power supplier so failure blame is a bit easier to apportion.

    "base load power supplier" not power station, "major" not...
  28. Thread: Are we hot yet?

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    It was already 38 here at 9:30 on the way to a...

    It was already 38 here at 9:30 on the way to a projected max of 41. It's been hot but the typical brisbane humidity has been down, unfortunately along with rainfall.

    Gotta love queensland. One...
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    No Murdock's papers are not particularly left...

    No Murdock's papers are not particularly left wing, but the lefties are convinced they are right wing. Perception is a fascinating thing. Labor have told people they are the friends of the working...
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    I'm 5'6" but apparently I terrify people. When I...

    I'm 5'6" but apparently I terrify people. When I was young I used to go to music concerts. People used to ask my permission to do stuff. Apparently I give off a vibe of being in charge. Weird.

    I...
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    An oldie but a goodie...

    An oldie but a goodie...
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    Margarine ?!!? Burn him! Burn him at the...

    Margarine ?!!? Burn him! Burn him at the stake....

    On 09 we were in Picton NZ. I was out early looking for breakfast. I stopped looked around realised I was in the middle of a building site. They...
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    I have some cheapie 9 1/4 blades for the same...

    I have some cheapie 9 1/4 blades for the same reason. They leave a rubbish finish but tremendous piece of mind when roughing out timber of dubious origin.
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    Maybe they were so shocked by the accent they...

    Maybe they were so shocked by the accent they forgot to mug you ?
  35. Thread: Help Needed.

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    couple of things: Change cars last, she might...

    couple of things:

    Change cars last, she might catch on.
    Once the offshore fund is established it's easy to create a false identity online to buy your own tools if you happen to be fond of what...
  36. Thread: Help Needed.

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    No one knows...never happened before...

    No one knows...never happened before...
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    Not only are they not an afterthought they are...

    Not only are they not an afterthought they are really hard. I'm sure there are harder things to make in woodwork but getting drawers right is pretty much the biggest grief I've given myself. You need...
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    It's probably a money saving and also allows them...

    It's probably a money saving and also allows them to be assembled more easily. You don't have to "aim", just hook the slides and in it goes.

    You have to remember kitchen cabinets and cheap...
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    QUEENSLAND I'd love it but I'm recovering from major surgery...

    I'd love it but I'm recovering from major surgery and am in no fit state to be buying stuff, for all sorts of reasons. Sorry.

    And while the hitachi is a great unit I've already got 3 routers...
  40. I'm starting to wonder just how many tools an...

    I'm starting to wonder just how many tools an incra renders redundant...

    I know they are poisonously dear but if you add up all the tools I don't need to buy because I have one it's gotta be more...
  41. Thread: Urine test !!

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    Funny I have all those, except the excited bit...

    Funny I have all those, except the excited bit...
  42. I like kreg stuff but that thing is expensive. ...

    I like kreg stuff but that thing is expensive.

    Personally I'd get a pair of GOOD B&D workmates and make a top for it. Box out of ply or mdf and make it so you can tilt it off the workmates and...
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    FWIW: The record is a much nicer thing as...

    FWIW:

    The record is a much nicer thing as said. If you get some molasses from a horsey place mix it 1:10 with water and put the vice in it. Maybe over night but keep an eye on it. It'll strip it...
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    I'm on my second chinese chainsaw. 62cc I think...

    I'm on my second chinese chainsaw. 62cc I think it is 22" bar. The first one was perfect and got stolen. The second one is perfect and hasn't been stolen yet. Cost me $100 and has already paid for...
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    FWIW I wouldn't touch one. I'm a metal worker by...

    FWIW I wouldn't touch one. I'm a metal worker by trade so I could build it myself, something I wouldn't try with timber.

    I wouldn't have used them when they were cheaper than timber. Now they are...
  46. Thread: Best Sheds

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    I've seen them recommended by several people on...

    I've seen them recommended by several people on (I think) this and other forums. Word of mouth is good.

    When I built my shed 20 years ago I was flat broke having bought the house a year earlier...
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    I am not clear on what point you are making above...

    I am not clear on what point you are making above ?

    He claimed opening the doors at every station would overload the air conditioning.

    When the train is full all the doors are opened at every...
  48. Well as usual I have a different point of view....

    Well as usual I have a different point of view. Take it for what it is...

    Second hand saws are a tiny fraction the price of new ones. I realise your in the country but is saving a grand worth a...
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    I have never seen a more complete disconnect...

    I have never seen a more complete disconnect between authority and responsibility than in Queensland Rail. It was truly astounding. Someone would decree something and it would be adhered to for...
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    https://www.woodworkforums.com/images/misc/...

    https://www.woodworkforums.com/images/misc/quote_icon.png Originally Posted by Mr Brush https://www.woodworkforums.com/images/buttons/viewpost-right.png
    6+13 (above) = "If you...
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