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    Thanks for giving me right description of the lid...

    Thanks for giving me right description of the lid construction. The end plates are butt glued to the stave ends.

    The jigsaw table worked out ok to cut the angles, although I did have to touch a...
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    I drilled a small hole, rolled the end of the...

    I drilled a small hole, rolled the end of the leather with a drop of glue. There’s no real weight on the stays as the lid is near the balance point.
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    Ha, it could be a Christmas in July present I...

    Ha, it could be a Christmas in July present I suppose but the wrapping paper is just table decoration under a clear plastic sheet.
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    Box from Recycled Timber

    Bought some 40 years ago the western red cedar Jack and Jill garden setting had finally succumbed to the ravages of time and weather and was no longer repairable and we now have a newer karri set...
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    Usually there is an hole either side of the pan...

    Usually there is an hole either side of the pan that a plumber with a bore-scope could access to inspect the seal without removing the pan.
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    I was having my hearing loss monitored since...

    I was having my hearing loss monitored since retiring after working in a noisy environment for 50+ years and two years ago was fitted with hearing aids due to industrial deafness. The units supplied...
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    CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
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    R.i.p.

    Sadly today our son succumbed to his illness passing away mid morning.
  9. NEW I’ve had a 36V Ryobi mower for about 2 years and...

    I’ve had a 36V Ryobi mower for about 2 years and performance wise it’s all of what champs has found.

    The only criticism I have of the Ryobi is that the height adjustment is a bit too coarse in...
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    Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers, they...

    Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers, they are a comfort to us.

    I set up a email address for his work colleagues and all the responses thank him for helping them realise their full...
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    Our sonís condition has declined over the Easter...

    Our sonís condition has declined over the Easter weekend and now is barely conscious with very little intake of food and water. Palliative Care doctor today recommended that it would not be in his...
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    Not much change over the weekend with a good day...

    Not much change over the weekend with a good day yesterday. We went over to his flat on Sunday morning and packed up some personal items and cleared the out of date food from the refrigerator. SWMBO...
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    No, he is not responsive enough to get any...

    No, he is not responsive enough to get any information. When he was he gave me a few codes but he was very confused and none of them worked. I’ve stop trying to use what he gave me as too many...
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    Yes, paperwork is all in place but POA is...

    Yes, paperwork is all in place but POA is frustratingly difficult to invoke with different requirements by the different institutions. In some cases I haven’t got account numbers as a lot of these...
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    We got a call from the ICU doctor advising that...

    We got a call from the ICU doctor advising that our son had settled down overnight and would be transferred back to his room. We arrived a bit later today to find him a lot better than we last saw...
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    Over the weekend the sleeping periods got longer...

    Over the weekend the sleeping periods got longer and longer until it became very difficult for the nurses to get him to respond and he had the odd twitch. More blood tests and a CT scan not revealing...
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    Met with the heads of radiology and chemotherapy...

    Met with the heads of radiology and chemotherapy today. They went through what they knew of his cancer and affects, whether treatment would be effective and outcomes. They told us to talk to the...
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    Still not so good today although he did...

    Still not so good today although he did eventually eat his lunch.
    The brain specialist nurse came and said the symptoms were due to the reduction in steroid dose from two days before and increased...
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    Good question and one Iíve been thinking about...

    Good question and one Iíve been thinking about myself. There is no more surgery for him that Iím aware of and whether the treatment is classified as category one or two I donít know. Is it life...
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    Handyjack was right about further restrictions....

    Handyjack was right about further restrictions. Got stopped at the hospital door again today and was told all visits are now limited to 15 minutes. Fortunately wasnít asked where I was going and it...
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    Thanks for the support. Not much went on over...

    Thanks for the support.

    Not much went on over the weekend for him. Today the doctor came around to see him but no results yet on the biopsy and will supply a medical certificate for six weeks for...
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    Friday afternoon and the biopsy is completed and...

    Friday afternoon and the biopsy is completed and the doctor says they got a good sample which will go off to pathology. Expecting the results in 3-4 working days which will determine both radiology...
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    The next day the head of neurology shows up and...

    The next day the head of neurology shows up and explains they can’t tell much until they do a biopsy opening to remove some tissue to determine the grade and type. In discussions she also thinks...
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    Not so lucky this time, the GP tells us it’s a...

    Not so lucky this time, the GP tells us it’s a glioma mass on the frontal lobes, makes a call for us to go to the local hospital who send us to a large city hospital as the local hospital has no...
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    Now, instead of “pick up the results tomorrow” we...

    Now, instead of “pick up the results tomorrow” we get approached with “go to your GP today! the results will be there in an hour”. That feeling in the pit of the stomach returns.


    Deja Vu. It’s...
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    Eventually we get into his normal clinic and see...

    Eventually we get into his normal clinic and see a doctor who actually listens and suggests depression and rings a Psychologist, makes an appointment for us and prescribes some medication and at...
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    We are shocked to find him pale and drawn, he...

    We are shocked to find him pale and drawn, he hadnít eaten or drank for two days or showered for sometime. The independent, fastidiously clean and tidy person before us looked a wreck. We get him...
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    One Never Knows Whatís Around The Corner

    Up until recently life been pretty good, a few ups and downs over the years, retired for 7 years, 3 children, 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. So pretty much with just the two of us at home...
  29. Thread: Diy website

    by apple8
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    I think you can do something similar on Facebook...

    I think you can do something similar on Facebook itself
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    Bob, are you uploading your data to PVOutput.org...

    Bob, are you uploading your data to PVOutput.org? There's a whole host of live, daily etc. data and analysis and comparisons available to help fill in some time while you’re laid up. I’ve been...
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    In a previous working life we had numerous small...

    In a previous working life we had numerous small concrete flat roofed huts housing electronic equipment that were only vented by whirlybirds, for them to effective we had to put louvres in the doors...
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    Thanks for this, got a few relatives in regional...

    Thanks for this, got a few relatives in regional areas that could make use of the information.
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    I still have the Moore & Wright I bought for my...

    I still have the Moore & Wright I bought for my apprenticeship in 1961. Looks a bit worse for wear but accurate.

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    Gordon
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    I found a flaw in the latch design that if it...

    I found a flaw in the latch design that if it unlocked with the lid off the locking rods ended up on the floor.
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    I came up with a couple of ideas to make them captive and ended up cutting...
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    Small Box with Latch

    Another small box for cards or whatever and this time I thought about how I could add some latching of the lid and this what I came up with.

    I had an off cut of 90x19mm pine, cut into 6mm slices...
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    Future proofing, apart from extending the network...

    Future proofing, apart from extending the network you may want to install POE cameras down the track.

    However before you go throwing a DYI network cable in the ground have a read of this Wiki and...
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    Possibly, my sleepless thoughts were that when...

    Possibly, my sleepless thoughts were that when the buckets are put the together most of the air is expelled and the two buckets are held together by “stuction”. When the wall of the inner bucket...
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    Me too. I’ve seen comments that it works, but I’d...

    Me too. I’ve seen comments that it works, but I’d like to know the science behind it.
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    You could try a USB WIFI adapter. I bought one of...

    You could try a USB WIFI adapter. I bought one of these more than 12 months ago and after upgrading the firmware it’s been rock solid running 24/7 on a PC logging solar and weather station data.
  40. Thread: Parallels vs PC

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    Hint: For a trial MS allows a download of Win10...

    Hint: For a trial MS allows a download of Win10 before activation and payment. There are a few restrictions and a nag watermark. When youíre satisfied that it works it will be activated with a...
  41. Thread: Parallels vs PC

    by apple8
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    Why not use Bootcamp that’s in the Mac OS....

    Why not use Bootcamp that’s in the Mac OS. Install Windows and you have the option to boot into either operating system.
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    Yes if the pulley is larger than the motor pulley...

    Yes if the pulley is larger than the motor pulley the torque increases in the same ratio as the pulley sizes. Think of belt drive air compressors where the motor pulley is smaller than the compressor...
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    Speed is calculated from the motor speed and the...

    Speed is calculated from the motor speed and the ratio of the two pulley diameters. All the calculations you need are here including belt length.
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    Swapping out your fan for a DC ceiling fan could...

    Swapping out your fan for a DC ceiling fan could solve your problem.
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    Try the Dulux...

    Try the Dulux site for some tips and guides on painting. I usually decant into a smaller container so the tin doesnít go off in the heat. You can add small a amount of water if it is thickening up....
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    Watch this video...

    Watch this video and then practice on some scrap.
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    :wts:

    :wts:
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    Is it possible to drill and tap the pulley to...

    Is it possible to drill and tap the pulley to take a grub screw? And either drill a dimple or file a flat on the shaft to stop the pulley slipping.

    For the pulley belt can the motor be mounted on...
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    For future reference it was a .........?

    For future reference it was a .........?
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    Several years ago I had to do an assessor’s...

    Several years ago I had to do an assessor’s course to continue to do competency assessments which I had been doing for 20years prior. The course included an exercise as an example. I demonstrated and...
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