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    Can I say at this point how grateful I am for all...

    Can I say at this point how grateful I am for all your care and concerns. It means a lot to me.
    I have a mate a couple of years younger than me who has one hip done and will get the other new one...
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    Thanks Peter and Alex for your suggestions. I...

    Thanks Peter and Alex for your suggestions. I will be seeing my Podiatrist next week and I plan to ask him about a that may be good. The GP seemed uninterested. I have been doing some reading and...
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    No Bob its not sciatica, I have had it before. It...

    No Bob its not sciatica, I have had it before. It gave a heavy pain right down the middle of my leg from my bum to the ankle. This pain is just the length of my thigh and on top of it. When I put...
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    Thanks for the reply Bob. I hear what you are...

    Thanks for the reply Bob. I hear what you are saying so will keep being active. I have just come in from cutting 5 or 6 barrow loads of firewood at a mate's place. Bending over to pick the blocks up...
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    Losing Mobility

    I have always been active and enjoyed the physical side of things. About 2 months ago I had two falls that has changed every thing. I was reading BobL's post about his milling activities and how he...
  6. OK I will admit that collecting tools is very...

    OK I will admit that collecting tools is very much in my DNA. I really do need to have a giant tidy up of my shed so that I can find those tools that I have bought and forgotten about. (I think there...
  7. SOLD: Could I put my hand up for this one please? I...

    Could I put my hand up for this one please?
    I have had my 172 for more than 40 years. It is in semi retirement but still cuts angle cuts accurately. I will PM you with my details
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    Blackwood is notorious for burn marks. Yes your...

    Blackwood is notorious for burn marks. Yes your blade has to be sharp and a rip blade is advisable. BUT the methodology says that after ripping the next step is to plane the surfaces then sand. By...
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    WOW Pete!!!!!! what a beautiful job. I wonder if...

    WOW Pete!!!!!! what a beautiful job.
    I wonder if you will need to have many seminars to introduce this system to your local bee population?:B I am sure that the bees won't have used a design like...
  10. Ian, before you make the order to Uncle Sam, try...

    Ian, before you make the order to Uncle Sam, try one of the "saw doctors". Peacock Saws would be a likely candidate in your neck of the woods. They would have the ability to "make them to order" for...
  11. Thread: Theft!

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    Years ago, a Golf Coarse put up a perimeter chain...

    Years ago, a Golf Coarse put up a perimeter chain wire fence which featured green plastic covering on the wire itself. The next day it was gone. They undid all the ties rolled it up and it was gone
  12. We live on a rural block with a creek straight...

    We live on a rural block with a creek straight behind the shed. There are some Skinks that call the shed home. When I enter I am subconsciously on snake alert. The number of times these fellas have...
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    Are you buying this timber in Coffs and then...

    Are you buying this timber in Coffs and then driving back to Canberra?
    If you are, I would cover/wrap the load in plastic to stop a rapid forced air drying on the trip back to Cantbra
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    Great talent too.

    Great talent too.
  15. Thread: Wet Season

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    Great shots of a menacing sky

    Great shots of a menacing sky
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    A timely reminder. When installing a router bit...

    A timely reminder. When installing a router bit or circular saw there is no need to tighten it more than just firm. All sorts of damage can be done when trying to remove the cutting device. I was a...
  17. Andy......just out of curiosity was the machine...

    Andy......just out of curiosity was the machine tied down in the Sprinter? If it wasn't I would bet that "quality" deliveries are a long forgotten ideal.
    I have seen some cowboys rip tear and bust...
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    Can I just add my own Best Wishes to all on this...

    Can I just add my own Best Wishes to all on this Forum
    Co-Vid has not really impacted us here in the bush, thankfully. You city folk have had a time with it though.
    Thanks to Neil and the team...
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
  20. Beardy is on the money:2tsup:

    Beardy is on the money:2tsup:
  21. You could put your appeal into the Metal Work...

    You could put your appeal into the Metal Work Forum and some body could weld one up. You would need a location more specific than "Australia". It is a very simple job to do the bracket (if you had...
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    Its a nasty area to be in.....with people who can...

    Its a nasty area to be in.....with people who can pinch your ideas and make money from them. Years ago the ABC, ran for a short period, a program looking at inventors who were ready to show the world...
  24. DRAWN & CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
  25. Thread: Fewtel

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    Fewtel

    This word dropped into my head and I thought it may be helpful for those new to the art of making things out of timber. This word/method was taught to me by a very good Woodwork Teacher when I was in...
  26. Kieth ("vera wood") has asked me to show how I...

    Kieth ("vera wood") has asked me to show how I got the clear perspex rod to fit into my panel saw fence. I took some photos to illustrate the "how to" but wouldn't you know when I came inside just...
  27. When I bought my SCM Panel Saw and set it up the...

    When I bought my SCM Panel Saw and set it up the lens over the fence tape measure was hard to read because of the yellowing of the original lens. I searched high and low but to no avail "too old". I...
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    Sorry to hear about your mate. Time will be the...

    Sorry to hear about your mate. Time will be the healer for you.
    We had a rescued dog form RSPCA in Sydney. My brother got the for Dad when Mum went into the Nursing Home. When it was Dads time to...
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    I built my lathe about 40 years ago. It started...

    I built my lathe about 40 years ago. It started off "crude" but I have been able to build in some better refinements. OK I can turn wood.....but I don't regard myself as a "Wood Turner". Why? I think...
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    In 1988 my brother and I were summoned by our...

    In 1988 my brother and I were summoned by our sisters to get Dads house ready to sell. Dad and Mum were in a retirement home by this time. The sisters had been chipping away at the contents inside...
  31. N.S.W. Yep its a steal!! I bought a 1983 model off...

    Yep its a steal!!
    I bought a 1983 model off Ebay. Had to drive 400Km to pick it up. When I got it home and set it up I checked it for cutting square and ....it was spot on. I had used these saws...
  32. Thread: Near miss.

    by chambezio
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    Geoff, I think that scares like this are...

    Geoff, I think that scares like this are beneficial to "keep your mind on the job". I don't mean that in a nasty way. Your back ground of driving an Adjatator Truck for years would have your brain...
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    CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
  34. Thread: Remember Me?

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    I just went through the number of "likes" I have...

    I just went through the number of "likes" I have received from 13 members. It is nice to know so many have me on their minds even though ordinarily they may be silent. To find out we are not alone is...
  35. Thread: Remember Me?

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    YIPEE!!!!! I may as well have won the lottery....

    YIPEE!!!!!
    I may as well have won the lottery.
    I came in to have lunch and casually look at the computer. Their was a PM waiting for me. Neil, the bloke who owns the Forum, telling me that he may...
  36. Thread: Remember Me?

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    Remember Me?

    It has been along time since I was on this Forum. I can only access this computer when I am visiting my daughter. Its a long story that I won't go into, it means that I can only access the Metal Work...
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    The Scheer Routers were favoured by blokes making...

    The Scheer Routers were favoured by blokes making stair cases in Joinery Shop situations. They were/are considered the "Rolls Royce" of routers. Like wise with panel saws the Martin (German) was the...
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    Hi Josh and welcome to our great Forum. I am at...

    Hi Josh and welcome to our great Forum. I am at Moonbi so I am probably not far from you. I am a retired Carpenter but also have skills with metal. Hope to see your contributions to the Forum as time...
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    21st anniversary of the forum

    I just wanted to make it known how grateful I am to be a member of this Forum and the spirit under pinning it. No matter what the subject matter someone is handy to give good and solid advice to our...
  40. To add to the "fingers on black board" feeling, I...

    To add to the "fingers on black board" feeling, I don't like reading on these Forums "lumber" rather than timber. To go further to read "wood" instead of timber. My analogy wood goes in the fire and...
  41. I have been thinking for some time now how...

    I have been thinking for some time now how American information is used on these forums. 2"X 4" to me is like fingers nails on a black board. I think we should use our jargon to preserve it and not...
  42. Its funny how your mind works or to have an...

    Its funny how your mind works or to have an "attitude" to practice......I have 2 Silex Sliding Bevels (had them about 50 years). One has black paint the other red on the knurled part of the stock...
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    N.S.W. Can I put up my hand and say"I'll take it". I...

    Can I put up my hand and say"I'll take it".
    I will shoot you a PM with my details. And yes I will be asking for you to post it please
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    I saw an interview from one of the "front line"...

    I saw an interview from one of the "front line" research team working on a vaccine for Covid. She said they were hoping to have it in 12-18 months. She also said that they are expecting a bounce back...
  45. I think it could be the dull blade but also if...

    I think it could be the dull blade but also if your timber is sitting on the sled and cutting miters there is a lot of blade going through your timber. When cutting bevels with the blade set, to cut...
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    That's not good news at all!! There are low lifes...

    That's not good news at all!! There are low lifes around
    During the bush fires last year, 2 tradesmen left their vehicles at the fire shed to fight a fire when they returned those low lifes had...
  47. When I was working (white boards cabinet maker)...

    When I was working (white boards cabinet maker) for a 600mm bench we bought in 3600 X 595 X 16 mm shelving with 1mm tape on one long side. We cut them down into 550mm and when assembling would use a...
  48. Just reading the above comments made me think of...

    Just reading the above comments made me think of the farm machinery INVENTED and MADE by H.V McKay the Sunshine Harvester Man. He very proudly cast into his parts of the machinery his name and the...
  49. FREE: VIC I bought mine 30 plus years ago second hand. They...

    I bought mine 30 plus years ago second hand. They are a really great saw especially if fitting out a house. Being able to use mitres and to rip architraves etc makes them a great saw. That cable fix...
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    Slightly off topic We would use AV 56 glue for...

    Slightly off topic
    We would use AV 56 glue for putting together Melamine carcases in the kitchen game. It is a latex glue (I think) and is applied as you would use PVA. It is water soluble and...
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