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    My go-to square is an ordinary (Blackwoods, I...

    My go-to square is an ordinary (Blackwoods, I think) 6" engineers square.
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    So, are you saying it wasn't sexy, or it wasn't...

    So, are you saying it wasn't sexy, or it wasn't underwear?
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    That's a nice simple design. I like the idea...

    That's a nice simple design. I like the idea behind the latch.
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    Sounds like a good title for a new thread.:D

    Sounds like a good title for a new thread.:D
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    Thanks Paul, I clamped them using masking tape...

    Thanks Paul, I clamped them using masking tape and strips of rubber cut from an old inner tube. Wrap the strip around a few times, you don't have to stretch it much as the tension builds up.
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    I really enjoy the detail in your posts, Derek,...

    I really enjoy the detail in your posts, Derek, and the way you explain WHY you do things a particular way. I love the care that you take. I can never understand why, when we're doing woodwork for...
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    That's not right!

    I got sick of making right-angled boxes, so I made a couple that weren't. Silver ash & Australian red cedar, with Livos Kunos oil finish.

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    As others have touched on, there are other sources of information. Soil and ice cores have been mentioned, but old ships logs extend the record of directly measured recent air and water temperatures,...
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    Love it. Years ago when I did my WIRES reptile...

    Love it.

    Years ago when I did my WIRES reptile rescue course, at the end of the course we were handling various snakes. One young lady had a beautiful water python, which went under her jumper for...
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    The markings on my 1m steel rule are different to...

    The markings on my 1m steel rule are different to my 300mm and 150mm rules. The graduation positions are fine, but are just different. I'd like a quid for every time I've been 5mm out when measuring...
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  23. Thread: Quote of the day

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    Rules are for the guidance of the wise and the...

    Rules are for the guidance of the wise and the obedience of fools. Scotty from marketing and Bridget McKenzie have just shown that they are also there for pork-barrelling politicians to hide behind.
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    As promised, some photos from the Boston Museum...

    As promised, some photos from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts...

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    And some from the Renwick Gallery.

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    Think metric, it's a dozen times easier.

    Think metric, it's a dozen times easier.
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    Can I thank all the participants in this...

    Can I thank all the participants in this discussion, both for the wide range of knowledge you bring and for the civil manner in which it is being carried out. May it continue.
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    I visited the Boston MFA last year, and agree,...

    I visited the Boston MFA last year, and agree, it's well worth the time. I also visited the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian in Washington DC. While a large part of it was closed for renovations,...
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    Thanks for this post, Derek. It's raised the...

    Thanks for this post, Derek. It's raised the interesting philosophical proposition, that it's possible to recognise something is 'good' design, while not necessarily liking it.
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    Yes, please continue, Derek.

    Yes, please continue, Derek.
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    Sometimes, even when planed with a well-fettled,...

    Sometimes, even when planed with a well-fettled, sharp plane, it will feel rough, simply because of the nature of the timber. Also, sometimes the rays will tear out on quarter sawn timber. Just a...
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    About 20 years ago from memory, there was an...

    About 20 years ago from memory, there was an exhibition of those chairs in Sydney.
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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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    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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    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...
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    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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    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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    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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