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    After rough shaping as described by Alkahestic...

    After rough shaping as described by Alkahestic and Skew, a patternmaker's rasp would make short work of shaping the board. Not cheap, but you can control the force on them to achieve quite a fine...
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  5. Prior to a weekend of planned FR burns in a...

    Prior to a weekend of planned FR burns in a number of areas around Sydney last year, the RFS publicised that they would be happening, at least on the ABC. That didn't stop people ringing up to...
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  7. I haven't watched the video posted below, but...

    I haven't watched the video posted below, but listened to a couple of interviews with the same man. As I understand it, in cultural burning the flames only reach knee height, and the temperatures are...
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    Thanks for that Derek, looking forward to more....

    Thanks for that Derek, looking forward to more. Good design is good design and is timeless.

    If you have the opportunity at some time, you should visit the Toyoda museum in Nagoya, Japan, and...
  10. Regarding anthropogenic climate change, the...

    Regarding anthropogenic climate change, the overwhelming evidence, accepted by an overwhelming number of climate scientists who are qualified in their fields, is that it is real, and it is essential...
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    While those sites may be potentially able to...

    While those sites may be potentially able to generate energy, to say that they are all potential pumped hydro sites is drawing a long bow. The summary in the link makes no mention of the flow or...
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  13. There was a time when the Murdoch newspapers, The...

    There was a time when the Murdoch newspapers, The Daily Telegraph and the Australian, were useful, but most people now can afford toilet paper.
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    The nice thing about coupling renewable energy...

    The nice thing about coupling renewable energy with desalination is that the desal can use the solar energy whenever it is available, not just in peak demand times.
    I don't think any one form of...
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    Strychnine.
  16. Thread: Brass hardware

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    There used to be a place in Swan St. richmond...

    There used to be a place in Swan St. richmond that had old building materials, door & furniture fittings. Can't remember their name & it's a few years since I was down there, but could be worth...
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  18. Thread: Brass hardware

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    Graeme Brown Antiques...

    Graeme Brown Antiques would be a good starting point.
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  20. Exactly my recollection as a civilian during...

    Exactly my recollection as a civilian during floods.
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    To continue... Desalination using reverse...

    To continue...
    Desalination using reverse osmosis is a high-energy solution, but it has the advantage that it can use the energy when it's supplied. Unlike domestic use, it can take advantage of...
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    A few issues there. The problem in the...

    A few issues there. The problem in the Murray-Darling system is the sale of water that doesn't exist, which is down to the growing of inappropriate crops - cotton and rice. More than 30 years ago I...
  24. Quite right. If we get heavy rain it will run...

    Quite right. If we get heavy rain it will run off, taking a lot of ash and topsoil with it. This will effect the turbidity, which can reduce the effectiveness of water treatment plants, and also...
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  26. He mentioned that the times depend on a number of...

    He mentioned that the times depend on a number of factors including type of forest & climate.
  27. Yeah, but, FF, you left out the ultimate expert,...

    Yeah, but, FF, you left out the ultimate expert, "Some bloke on Facebook".

    Was listening to a researcher interviewed on Sydney ABC radio just now. A very brief summary of his take on hazard...
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  29. Quite a bit, I believe. It's a bit hard to tell,...

    Quite a bit, I believe. It's a bit hard to tell, because they've merged/demerged departments, so a department may appear to have more money, but have many more staff to support, with the overall...
  30. Thread: Summer nats

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    No great interest in the Summernats, but I'd like...

    No great interest in the Summernats, but I'd like to see electric vehicles doing burn-outs. Series wound motor, infinite torque at zero RPM. Should be interesting!
  31. The reason your "record" isn't in the BoM records...

    The reason your "record" isn't in the BoM records is because it wasn't recorded in a standard weather station. There are very specific standards for these including, for temperature records, the...
  32. There's been a lot of blame cast on the "tree...

    There's been a lot of blame cast on the "tree huggers" by the Murdoch gutter press and the lunar right of the National and Liberal parties, and this has been picked up by people who can't be bothered...
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  38. I need some with pre-rounded heads, for use with...

    I need some with pre-rounded heads, for use with shifting spanners.
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    Daughter & Granddaughter evacuated from Jervis...

    Daughter & Granddaughter evacuated from Jervis Bay last night. Fortunately, their house is empty as they are in the process of moving to the north coast. Her husband is still there, if necessary will...
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    Earlier in the fire season when there were fires...

    Earlier in the fire season when there were fires south of Jervis Bay and roads were cut, the people of Tathra (I presume fishermen, but don't know for sure) took beautiful seafood meals to the...
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    Happy 2020 to you, Rich, and to all. It won't...

    Happy 2020 to you, Rich, and to all.
    It won't be a happy NYE for many who are affected by bushfires, but all we can do is hope things improve soon.

    Rich, I'll be in LA for a few days in June,...
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    I gave up on free software long ago - I reckon...

    I gave up on free software long ago - I reckon you get what you pay for. I had DesignCad for a long while but it only runs on Windows. Now I have ViaCad. Forget what I paid for it but it wouldn't...
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    You mean it's a kids show??? We loved Minuscule...

    You mean it's a kids show??? We loved Minuscule when it was on free to air - clever fun stories, good animation and excellent music. It's too good for kids.:D:D
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    ...and even if it does, it really means "Do...

    ...and even if it does, it really means "Do whatever you want, and be prepared for the consequences, which will be unpleasant and long-lasting."
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