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    I had a stud workmate who wanted to undo a large...

    I had a stud workmate who wanted to undo a large nut so he put across the flats a slip head G clamp and wondered why it didn't work.

    This is a true story!!
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    Thumbsucker, if it suits you I could make the...

    Thumbsucker, if it suits you I could make the required steel parts on my metal lathe and also make the timber bun parts as well on my wood lathe. The cost would be the postal journey from you to me,...
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    Molten glass is "floated" on molten tin

    Molten glass is "floated" on molten tin
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    You are right Bob. Seven or so years ago when I...

    You are right Bob. Seven or so years ago when I wanted to have a 3Ph Rotary Converter I found most sparkies did not have a clue even with as much information as I had gathered. A Forumite 70 miles...
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    That's such a great story and real history. Every...

    That's such a great story and real history. Every tool we own would have some tale as to why we have it and what it has done to help a project on. My Dad never did a trade but due to the depression...
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    You are probably in a better situation to buy a...

    You are probably in a better situation to buy a bench saw than we are here. Being in Europe you will have close by companies like Felder, SCM, Altendorf as well as others that we are unaware of. The...
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    I was in the white board kitchen business for...

    I was in the white board kitchen business for more than 16 years and have had my own bench saws at my own shed for even more than that. In all that experience, thankfully, I have never seen a blood...
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    That is what I would do. A piece of 3mm flat...

    That is what I would do. A piece of 3mm flat steel (Mild steel will work) Drill into it the diameter you want then cut back to the edge giving you a slotted hole that is ready to slide onto the...
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    With the trouble you have gone through restoring...

    With the trouble you have gone through restoring these hammers you will now have a spiritual attachment to them and may find it hard to put them to work. The Spotty will be worth the effort you have...
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    We are called the "Lucky country" and we have...

    We are called the "Lucky country" and we have made a number of inventions that gives us the name "the clever country" but I am afraid we are the "dumb country" because we are selling raw materials...
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    Our family legend has it that on voting day Grand...

    Our family legend has it that on voting day Grand Father would wait until 2 minutes before closing to register his "deciding vote" so the right party would be "in"
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    Maaaaate.....the fight was worth it!! To put...

    Maaaaate.....the fight was worth it!! To put together anything in Timber has to have a lot of thought about prevailing weather not only during construction but also where it will reside.

    I put...
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    Paul, have you psychically linked to my brain to...

    Paul, have you psychically linked to my brain to get me to attend to 2 cramps that need rejuvenated "wobbly bits" on their ends??? At the moment motivation is very low (black dog) so to "do some...
  14. Being a Carpenter (now retired) what ever I do in...

    Being a Carpenter (now retired) what ever I do in the shed is under pressure to "get the thing finished!!!". Why ?.....that little voice in my head is trying to make me perform as if I am still...
  15. Thread: Penmakers.

    by chambezio
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    QUEENSLAND Hi Crocky Can I put my hand up for 4 Burdecan...

    Hi Crocky Can I put my hand up for 4 Burdecan Plum Blanks please. I can do a DD with your banking numbers

    [Just realise the packs were in 4s not 5s (I had a "man look"]
  16. A mate wanted to do up his front gate/entry on...

    A mate wanted to do up his front gate/entry on his property. He wanted to borrow my concrete mixer. I has a ½Hp 240 Volt motor. When I dropped it off to him I told him to use the mixer near the...
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    Knowing the history of such an article is...

    Knowing the history of such an article is fascinating. With no "story" you can only speculate. I did a small repair job for an older woman one time and while talking to her she showed me an old rough...
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    I also meant to say, I would avoid spray cans. I...

    I also meant to say, I would avoid spray cans. I am not a fan of them generally but on "board work" [ie; your drums] its very difficult to get a non stripy coverage
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    Alan.....I would buy a litre of black spraying...

    Alan.....I would buy a litre of black spraying enamel and lacquer thinners and go for it. I wouldn't worry about undercoats either. Because the exercise is for a "one-off" I think it would be OK (now...
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    The windows in our house have a similar "chair...

    The windows in our house have a similar "chair rail look" but it is all Aluminium with (in my case) an artificial timber veneer between the upper and lower sashes. To screw into, to secure a timber...
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    I don't follow their reasoning but they must have...

    I don't follow their reasoning but they must have asked me 4 times if I was running a business or was it 100% hobby during the phone calls. I would imagine if you did have a claim and they find...
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    Insuring our shed and tools

    This subject comes up now and again but no real forward progress seems to be found. I have got nearly all my policies with NRMA. It was just easier at the time to use them. Last week I called the...
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    Knowing what to charge has been something I have...

    Knowing what to charge has been something I have struggled with for my whole working life. Being a Carpenter has led me to a huge variety of different jobs, from putting roofing on a carport roof,...
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    I have a Jet 10" Contractors Saw. If I raise the...

    I have a Jet 10" Contractors Saw. If I raise the the blade up too high the drive pulley on the spindle will rub on the cast iron top of the machine. That could be one thing to check, another that...
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    Nah you have all got it wrong. Its a whats-a-name...

    Nah you have all got it wrong. Its a whats-a-name for a thingamy-bob. Plain and simple
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    I just read the previous edition and it reminded...

    I just read the previous edition and it reminded me of a bloke who drove a Fiat 500 (little car). every couple of weeks he would come into the timber yard and buy one sheet of 1800 X 900 X 5mm ply...
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    With European style hinges there are some key...

    With European style hinges there are some key measurements that need to be adhered to so you get all the adjustment needed to make them work for you.
    *Firstly, the distance between the edge of the...
  28. Thank you for this thread, I will file it away...

    Thank you for this thread, I will file it away for future reference.
    I have been watching "Highway Thru Hell" and want to design a "Rotator" Wrecker from scratch. Well one day and when it gets...
  29. I just noticed this thread. Neil I have put an...

    I just noticed this thread. Neil I have put an order into your PM box. Thanks
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    Exidez....you have named your location as...

    Exidez....you have named your location as "Australia" this may be correct but it does not tell the rest of us where you might be. I am not being nosey but if you had a location named some one from...
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    China they are great words and Bloody TRUE I...

    China they are great words and Bloody TRUE

    I am saddened some what when I see and hear "non-Australian" words or actions being exhibited about. We are not a clone of some other country. We should...
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    VICTORIA Ern, its sad to see you off loading your gear...

    Ern, its sad to see you off loading your gear (Things change)
    Could I put my hand up for the
    HD round end Scraper
    Wagner Texturing Tool

    I will PM you with my details
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    Under the front verandah roof of our little piece...

    Under the front verandah roof of our little piece of rural Australia the thermometer is saying its 35°. The back verandah says its 31°. Whether the 2 thermometers are trying to out do each other is...
  34. Thread: 4x2

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    When I read here about timber sizing with the...

    When I read here about timber sizing with the thickness first (2 X 4) it really gets me annoyed. I am a Carpenter and have been all my life. I was taught that when referring to timber, the thickness...
  35. QUEENSLAND Can I put my hand up for these Bits? I will send...

    Can I put my hand up for these Bits? I will send a PM with my details
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    Mmmmmm.....rice/bird seed.....mice......slithery...

    Mmmmmm.....rice/bird seed.....mice......slithery reptile.......Mmmmm not here any way

    But I like the Idea. I might make one for my desk here in the house
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    My experience with these connectors has shown me...

    My experience with these connectors has shown me that on both ends of the braided hose they rely on soft neoprene seals. The label attached to them says NOT to use a spanner to tighten them. Hand...
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    I wonder if the tree had some kind of trauma...

    I wonder if the tree had some kind of trauma whilst growing....dry /wet spell, an over abundance of one particular mineral(?) Bushfire....it could be anything. Isn't this why we love to work with...
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    My list is nothing really startling..... Dad had...

    My list is nothing really startling.....
    Dad had a 62 model EK that I learned to drive in. Boy that was a dog of a car. Then I saved up once I was working...
    EH Holden sedan
    72 Corona 1600cc...
  40. Thread: Bird life

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    I meant to add ......I have a family of Possums...

    I meant to add ......I have a family of Possums that like to shelter in the shed. Sub sequentially I made a couple of boxes from Pyneboard so they couple have a "hollow" to live in when they came to...
  41. Thread: Bird life

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    Where we live has bush only a couple of hundred...

    Where we live has bush only a couple of hundred metres away. I have been putting out Wild Bird Seed for any of the birds that are around. We get King Parrots, Rozellas, Top Knot Pigeons, Doves,...
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
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    Don, take the worn out belt to a bearing/bolt...

    Don, take the worn out belt to a bearing/bolt shop. They can measure your original belt and sell you one that will fit. You might have to visit an industrial area to find the shop
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    I think what Festool has tapped into islike "The...

    I think what Festool has tapped into islike "The Emporers New Clothes". By that I mean that the "one-upmanship" is alive and well when it comes to a couple of blokes arguing the toss that Festool...
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    I can totally agree with the previous...

    I can totally agree with the previous post....getting any service from the importers is difficult and even more so when you get out of the major cities. I live near Tamworth so I know first hand...
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    I have a bogie box trailer as well as a crane...

    I have a bogie box trailer as well as a crane mounted so picking it up is no real problem.
    Let me know how you go
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    I could pick it up and make a pallet so it could...

    I could pick it up and make a pallet so it could be transported by a Freight Company, then deliver it to the Company for you.
    The kicker for you is getting the company to accept your goods without...
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    I'm near Tamworth (Moonbi 14 ml north) What do...

    I'm near Tamworth (Moonbi 14 ml north)
    What do you need to happen this end?
  49. It sounds like the hand rail is outside and in...

    It sounds like the hand rail is outside and in the sun.....correct?. If it is the little bubbles is a reaction by the warm rail and you brushing on probably cold varnish. It is quite normal. when dry...
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    Great work!!!! Its great to see something from...

    Great work!!!! Its great to see something from the past celebrated here into a beautiful model.
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