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    Mate, you are certainly right about a few...

    Mate, you are certainly right about a few items/brands, but that's all it would be.

    Firstly, U.S. prices are always advertised net of state sales taxes which average about 5.5%. Freight varies...
  2. Scott, I think you need to obtain firm quotes...

    Scott,

    I think you need to obtain firm quotes for insurance and other fixed and variable costs to get a good grip on your annual overheads. Then you can decide if the market will accept whatever...
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    RWBuild has been very helpful in the past. mick

    RWBuild has been very helpful in the past.

    mick
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    It could be as easy as buying one, using it and...

    It could be as easy as buying one, using it and then selling at at say, a $50 discount.

    mick
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    The eye will be drawn to the most striking...

    The eye will be drawn to the most striking feature. The trick is to divert the viewer's attention away from the least attractive element. So, some well maintained planter boxes, a signature piece of...
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    Wow! A brilliant job all done so...

    Wow! A brilliant job all done so matter-of-factly.

    I wonder if those components are available in Oz.

    mick
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    Have you thought about putting a safety screen...

    Have you thought about putting a safety screen across the BMH? I note that the handful of dust was cast from a safe distance! I think you've nailed it, mate. Well done!

    mick
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    No shortcuts, just good craftsmanship. Love it! ...

    No shortcuts, just good craftsmanship. Love it!

    mick :)
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    Thanks, Ross. Gotta love this country! mick

    Thanks, Ross. Gotta love this country!

    mick
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    No Graeme, Pommy cars. 1948 Austin A40 Devon and...

    No Graeme, Pommy cars. 1948 Austin A40 Devon and then a 1952 Plus 4 Morgan. Both excellent off-road vehicles due to the time spent being fixed.



    My early cars all had two demisters, the back of...
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    FWIW, the retail market has moved on from selling...

    FWIW, the retail market has moved on from selling single DIN mounting frames for car radios. Supercheap, Repco, Jaycar and Whitworth Marine no longer sell them.

    Off to the internet.

    mick :(
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    Obviously you blokes were raised in another time....

    Obviously you blokes were raised in another time. In my day, any time spent on cars was used to keep them going and on the road and that's if we were lucky enough to own one in the first place! The...
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    Perfect! Many thanks! mick :))

    Perfect! Many thanks!

    mick :))
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    Wooden case for a car radio

    After years of poor radio reception in my rural workshop, I bought a car radio, speakers, power supply and an external aerial to mount on the shed roof. It's all connected and working but it needs a...
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    Carbatec's email raises more questions than it...

    Carbatec's email raises more questions than it answers. Does their exclusive arrangement with Laguna mean that they plan to enter the market for commercial machinery or that the distribution will be...
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    FREE: NSW Free Euro pallets

    We have upwards of 100 Euro Pallets available free for pickup between 8 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. weekdays from our warehouse in Stanmore NSW. The slats are probably Larch and separated by composite wooden...
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    Nice looking bench. Peter. Did you design the...

    Nice looking bench. Peter. Did you design the wheels arrangement yourself?

    I was interested to see that the top is trapped within the outer frame which is held with dovetails. I would have thought...
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    Bear in mind that 14% of the population have an...

    Bear in mind that 14% of the population have an IQ between 70 and 85; not the sharpest tools in the shed. This sort of madness will pop up but better ignored IMO.

    mick
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    Quite right, Lappa. But good design is timeless....

    Quite right, Lappa. But good design is timeless. These things can be passed down through the generations so the initial cost is well worth the joy of having a beautiful piece of furniture which will...
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    I'm a leg man myself

    I saw this Artek coffee table at a friend's place and wondered if I could make it. It looks like the radius has been kerf cut and I imagine the timber is some sort of long grained Nordic type.
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    Blokes I went to school with...

    Is it the current isolation or the all too fast approach to middle age that has prompted my thoughts towards those distant days at school? Or it might be that my old classmates in the year of the...
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    Just for the record, vinegar will corrode...

    Just for the record, vinegar will corrode aluminium. I leave mine empty over Winter as the others have suggested. Never had a problem re-starting. Those Honda motors are awesome.

    mick
  23. N.S.W. Enak and I posted at exactly the same time on 21...

    Enak and I posted at exactly the same time on 21 April, 09:47 a.m. He posted Pending. He didn't post Sold until six days later after the weekend which corresponds with the information he sent in his...
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    Poll: Fair enough, Doug. It certainly will be hit and...

    Fair enough, Doug. It certainly will be hit and miss, but it's better than we've got now where our tax is paying people to ask every person who gets crook to try and remember everyone with whom they...
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    Poll: Nor did I say that either. The greater the number...

    Nor did I say that either. The greater the number of people with the app, the faster contacts can be identified, informed and isolated. I value my privacy as well as the next man but it doesn't...
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    Poll: I think the naysayers might change their view if...

    I think the naysayers might change their view if they're unlucky enough to become infected; to say nothing of the people they might infect.

    mick
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    Yes, sorry Tony. I missed showing the loop in the...

    Yes, sorry Tony. I missed showing the loop in the pipe. It's no more than a piece of flexi shoved down the back outlet, the open end of which I use as a vacuum cleaner.

    Most of the dust is picked...
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    Hey Tony, I've posted the updates on the other...

    Hey Tony,

    I've posted the updates on the other thread.

    mick
  29. N.S.W. It's good of you to apologise Enak. Point made...

    It's good of you to apologise Enak. Point made and taken.

    mick
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    Later improvements to SCMS cabinet

    Responding to the request by Tonyz, here's what's been happening since my last post. The idea behind the cabinet was principally to trap most, if not all, the small particles of sawdust.

    The first...
  31. N.S.W. Enak, A word of advice old son. Read the...

    Enak,

    A word of advice old son. Read the market place rules. When someone posts "I'll take it" that means the item is sold to that person and it's not appropriate to wait for someone else to look...
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    I imagine there could be two reasons for RA's...

    I imagine there could be two reasons for RA's choice of pay TV. The first is obviously money. The second could be that free to air couldn't see enough viewers to pay their way and also pay RA for the...
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    Poll: I think the poll results may be skewed by the use...

    I think the poll results may be skewed by the use of the word "tracking" which implies knowing where you are and where you've been. It's not a tracking device. It's a proximity app which is able to...
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    Sure! Give me a day or so to take some pics. I'll...

    Sure! Give me a day or so to take some pics. I'll post them onto the original thread.

    mick
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    Tony, You might be looking for my thread in...

    Tony,

    You might be looking for my thread in Dust Extraction https://www.woodworkforums.com/f200/clearvue-installation-auto-blast-gates-232682

    At post #47 I move onto my design for an SCMS...
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    This looks like it from HVAC. It sounds like the...

    This looks like it from HVAC. It sounds like the outfit where it was bought.
    ...
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    G'day Shane, long time no see. There isn't a...

    G'day Shane, long time no see.

    There isn't a brand name on the pump or in anything which came with it.

    The label on its side reads:

    2 Stage Vacuum Pump
    Model VP215N
    Free air displacement...
  38. I've wondered about the efficacy of...

    I've wondered about the efficacy of teleconferencing. A very long time ago I read three books on non-verbal communication including the seminal Alan Pease tome. Negotiation was a key element of my...
  39. HEADS UP We will remember them. mick

    We will remember them.

    mick
  40. N.S.W. Not quite yet, I'm afraid. Only if the other...

    Not quite yet, I'm afraid. Only if the other bloke doesn't want it.

    mick
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    I forgot to mention When I first hooked up and...

    I forgot to mention

    When I first hooked up and turned on the pump:

    The bag started to collapse and then suddenly stopped before the pump started making funny noises. What’s going wrong? Maybe...
  42. N.S.W. I'll take it. mick

    I'll take it.

    mick
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    Yes, that's the one and I know Roy Masters'...

    Yes, that's the one and I know Roy Masters' reputation but the facts remain including the players' pay cuts.

    I've never played any other code and have a strong association with a school generally...
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    I'm not a fan of politicians of any stripe but...

    I'm not a fan of politicians of any stripe but I'll give credit where it's due. This one came right out of the blue. Sure, with the clarity of hindsight we should have been better prepared. SE Asia...
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    I hope you're right, Frank. I picked up the story...

    I hope you're right, Frank. I picked up the story from the Sydney Morning Herald. Maybe it didn't make The Age. We buy the Weekend Oz but mostly to read Paul Kelly, my old school friend. I've never...
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    Right! No questions or suggestions so far, so we...

    Right! No questions or suggestions so far, so we can move on...

    First Tests

    A spare stick of Blackwood was cut into 3mm strips 60mm wide on the Laguna 14 bandsaw using my scary re-saw blade. I...
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    Veneering - Making a Vacuum Press

    My latest project involves a desk top consisting of Hoop Pine with a band of Kauri, all of which is framed with Silky Oak. The design allows no room for movement, so the plan is to veneer marine ply...
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    Thanks, Poundy. I probably didn't make myself...

    Thanks, Poundy. I probably didn't make myself clear. The sliding part was well shown in the photo. I was interested in the lateral adjustment which determined the thickness of each slice.

    My...
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    Australian Rugby's Near Death Moment

    If the press is to be believed, and they do sound credible, our peak body is in deep financial trouble. Perhaps this is desperation speaking, but I think this may be the saviour of the game in...
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    How do you move the fence towards the blade when...

    How do you move the fence towards the blade when you're making your second and subsequent cuts. Is there a clamping mechanism in the design to stabilise the log? I'm finding the sled a bit difficult...
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