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    "Anyone from a special group." What does that...

    "Anyone from a special group." What does that mean? I think one of the problems confronting the average Aussie is the glaring lack of culture in our society and this in turn creates an affront when...
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    I hope the significance of the old chap planting...

    I hope the significance of the old chap planting himself beside your son was not lost on him? That was an act of respect. Its the subtleties of the culture that make it so interesting.
    Maybe if a...
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    I grew up in an Aboriginal community. My father...

    I grew up in an Aboriginal community. My father was the local cop. He was sent there to try and bring some reconciliation after many years of heavy handed policing which had caused a massive rift...
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    Sticky: Small, light brown rabbit.

    Small, light brown rabbit.
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    By milling slabs at 58mm you allow enough for...

    By milling slabs at 58mm you allow enough for drying, jointing, splitting and surface planning. This gives you a pair of flat, book matched boards of 25mm dressed thickness. If you are happy to work...
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    What's the pitch? Is there a valley?

    What's the pitch?
    Is there a valley?
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    Sticky: Cats

    Cats
  8. Some folk are easily pleased.

    Some folk are easily pleased.
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    I very much had the wood on the poor kid. He...

    I very much had the wood on the poor kid. He wasn't game to say boo for the first year. I was always hard on the beginners. Sort the sheep out from the goats. I met him many years later when he was...
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    Bought a Lufkin some years back. Probably the...

    Bought a Lufkin some years back. Probably the most versatile measuring devise I have ever owned - it had no markings on it whatsoever! I gave it to the first year apprentice and suggested it may help...
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    Everybody needs a set of crap chisels. It stops...

    Everybody needs a set of crap chisels. It stops you abusing your good ones.
  12. The climate is constantly changing. Probably...

    The climate is constantly changing. Probably always has and probably always will. The argument should not be directed at its existence but more to how to minimize the effect. As for using Canberra as...
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    They are short and feel more like an extension of...

    They are short and feel more like an extension of your fingers, or the fingers you used to have before you started using butt chisels.
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    Sticky: Taxidermist.

    Taxidermist.
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    GORE WARNING Blocking between floor joists I managed to nail...

    Blocking between floor joists I managed to nail my thumb to the joist with a 90mm framing nail. I was standing on a ladder at the time, working alone and nothing within reach. No option but to jump...
  16. I think the old guys were well aware of their...

    I think the old guys were well aware of their significance. That's why they were a talking point. As for the boffins knowing enough to do something about it, we shall wait and see.
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    Sticky: Head aches.

    Head aches.
  18. Wollemi pines discovered in 1994? Rubbish! The...

    Wollemi pines discovered in 1994? Rubbish! The old timber cutters new of them 100 years ago. My old neighbour (94 years old) used to talk about them back in the 1970's and his dad before that. It's...
  19. They would be pretty easy to find now. Probably...

    They would be pretty easy to find now. Probably the only green patch left in the Wallemi.
  20. QUEENSLAND I'll take the Forstener bits subject to postage...

    I'll take the Forstener bits subject to postage to 2758.
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    In most vices the chops are held by two screws in...

    In most vices the chops are held by two screws in each. I change these out to suit the timber I am working at the time. Much of my work is in Australian Cedar for which I use cedar chops. For...
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    Ah, you bring back memories. During my time in...

    Ah, you bring back memories.
    During my time in Tassie I shared a shed with a mate who was a very keen moonshiner. His still was located in a far corner and the rest of the shed was used for wood and...
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    I just keep my blades in a kero bath. Beats rust...

    I just keep my blades in a kero bath. Beats rust and a quick wipe with a rag and they are good to go.
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    !2% is the rough standard for dried timber. 8%...

    !2% is the rough standard for dried timber. 8% for permanent air con. A happy medium is around 10% for most furniture. As already stated by others Blackbutt is reasonably accommodating, provided...
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    Sticky: Baton twirler.

    Baton twirler.
  26. Garbage! Total garbage! There will be a...

    Garbage! Total garbage!
    There will be a presentation shortly to our illustrious government demonstrating the use of perishable waste to make electricity. A mini plant is currently under...
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    FREE: A.C.T. Mortising bit, usually used on horizontal...

    Mortising bit, usually used on horizontal machines.
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    You are right in the middle of Cedar country up...

    You are right in the middle of Cedar country up there. See if you can get hold of a bit of subground stump or root material. The grain will knock your socks off.
  29. Pleased to announce, we have had a couple of days...

    Pleased to announce, we have had a couple of days with light rain. The donkeys have reverted back to their original colour and they are once again on "speaking" terms.
  30. Some comments made to Firies during S#*t...

    Some comments made to Firies during S#*t Saturday: "Well, you took your sweetarse time getting here." " Why don't you use your own water?"
    "Please leave now, your lights are upsetting my chooks." "...
  31. The Mega Fire which started in the Wollemi...

    The Mega Fire which started in the Wollemi National Park was from a single lightening strike in a relatively inaccessible area. The responsibility of National Parks and Wildlife it was left to burn...
  32. So Bilpin now has quite a few "pinked" houses in...

    So Bilpin now has quite a few "pinked" houses in the district. We refer to the owners as the "Anointed Ones." We also have a pair of pink donkeys who, prior to their anointing, were the best of...
  33. Yes, my mistake they were 737. I have thick...

    Yes, my mistake they were 737. I have thick fingers and often strike the wrong key. Mind you, 747's would be even better but probably require more advanced runway facilities. Size is not critical, so...
  34. G'Day Bret, Yes they are stationed at and flying...

    G'Day Bret, Yes they are stationed at and flying out of Richmond RAAF base. A good location for them as it is pretty central for the rest of the State. They were a Godsend for Bilpin, I dont think...
  35. Paul, I can assure you, from first hand...

    Paul, I can assure you, from first hand experience, those 747's are the best thing since sliced bread. I lost count on how many loads they dropped over our area on S#*t Saturday but it was dozens....
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    Looks like an oak and the other cedar. Now which...

    Looks like an oak and the other cedar. Now which oak and which cedar is the next question.
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    I use a full face positive pressure mask of...

    I use a full face positive pressure mask of vintage status. Though I cannot speak specifically on your selected model, I can speak generally as to the effects on dry eyes.
    I have lens replacements...
  38. Thread: Summer nats

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    To the best of my knowledge, there is no facility...

    To the best of my knowledge, there is no facility to make contribution to the fire relief charities through Summernats. I would love to be proven wrong.
    I was in Darwin for cyclone Tracy. A walk in...
  39. Thread: Summer nats

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    You draw the line at creating more pollution in...

    You draw the line at creating more pollution in an already dangerously polluted atmosphere. Pretty simple I would have thought.
  40. Thread: Summer nats

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    Last time I looked Australia was an Emergency.

    Last time I looked Australia was an Emergency.
  41. Thread: Summer nats

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    You are missing the point guys. We are in serious...

    You are missing the point guys. We are in serious shape out there. It aint time for playing games. Not by a long shot.
  42. Thread: Summer nats

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    Better they find something a bit more worthwhile...

    Better they find something a bit more worthwhile to waste their money on.
  43. Thread: Summer nats

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    Summer nats

    Canberra is currently hosting the Summer Nats a car enthusiasts event of dubious nature at the best of times.
    I guess it is understandable that thousands of young blokes standing around watching...
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    They should be OK. A run over the jointer will...

    They should be OK. A run over the jointer will soon tell you.
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    Sticky: Spoiled brat.

    Spoiled brat.
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    A Firie just called in to check that all was OK....

    A Firie just called in to check that all was OK. I told him we were fine and asked how he was faring. His eyes welled up with tears (probably the smoke) and said it all seems like a bad dream and...
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    Our local RFS is made up of 75% self employed...

    Our local RFS is made up of 75% self employed people. Many of them have been away from their work for over 2 months. No business is going to fair well with that sort of neglect, particularly at this...
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    I have just finished reading our illustrious...

    I have just finished reading our illustrious prime minister's announcement that "public service employees will be paid for their time on emergency services duties." Meanwhile the self employed can...
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    On Saturday we had 70 acres of our 80 acre lot...

    On Saturday we had 70 acres of our 80 acre lot burnt out. While fighting for the house, my wife said, "Look behind you!" My woodwork shed was next to go but I couldn't leave the house unattended so...
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    Sticky: Broom pilot.

    Broom pilot.
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