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    Just got back from our local Dawn Parade. It...

    Just got back from our local Dawn Parade. It seems that every year more and more people make the effort to attend and the turnout this morning was fantastic.
    Last year, due to Covid, we had to...
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    Welcome Jessica from Godzone. :U Pete

    Welcome Jessica from Godzone. :U
    Pete
  3. Thread: Rasta Zenica

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    Rasta Zenica

    Good news on the pandemic front!

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    Pete
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    Apologies for typo. I meant to type 20K. My...

    Apologies for typo. I meant to type 20K. My Triton is rated to 21K.
    Pete
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    Trevor, with me it's a question of safety over...

    Trevor, with me it's a question of safety over lifespan. When I've got a chunk of metal spinning at anything up to 30K rpm I want to feel sure about it not turning into shrapnel.
    Pete
  6. Welcome back. Glad to hear your health has...

    Welcome back. Glad to hear your health has improved enough to start a new interest.
    Pyrography? Isn't that the same as arson?:U

    Pete
  7. When I read the title I thought doug had meant to...

    When I read the title I thought doug had meant to put this in the joke thread.
    Then I was torn between reporting him to the mods and having him sin-binned or perhaps having them contact his nearest...
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    Sticky: Ointment

    Ointment
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    Welcome Lumberjack (or should that be...

    Welcome Lumberjack (or should that be Lumberjill?:U) Don't worry about asking questions on the main forum rather than one specific for newbies as you'll find everyone very helpful and keen to pass on...
  10. Thread: A Golf Tail

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    pker is asking for photos! Are you trying to get...

    pker is asking for photos! Are you trying to get me banned, mate?! :U

    Couldn't find a photo of the tail-end so how's about this one instead?
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    Pete
  11. Thread: A Golf Tail

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    A Golf Tail

    A bloke is stretchered into casualty covered in bruises and with a nine iron wrapped around his neck. After the doctor has removed the club and dressed his wounds, he asks the bloke what had...
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    This would seem to show a high standard of...

    This would seem to show a high standard of modelling from a member. Link from 'Similar Threads' from 2007.

    Wood Ship Models

    Pete
  13. Thread: Veneer Packs

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    Cheers, woodPixel. Treecycle had already pointed...

    Cheers, woodPixel. Treecycle had already pointed me to these and I must admit they look tempting. I've seen some of Anton Gerner's work featured in the AWR magazine - very impressive! I think your...
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    I know what you mean. I look at the work of...

    I know what you mean. I look at the work of members on other areas of the forum and think "I'll never be that good." Still, it's good to have something to aim for.
    However, you won't catch me...
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    Welcome to both of you from across the ditch....

    Welcome to both of you from across the ditch.
    Pete
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    Norman Ough Ship Models

    I stumbled across this vid on YT.

    Norman Ough ship models - YouTube

    I'm sure that most ship modellers will be familiar with this craftsman but I was so impressed I thought it worthwhile to post...
  17. Thread: Raaf

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    Raaf

    Congratulations to the RAAF. Celebrating their Centenary.
    Pete (ex-RAF).
  18. Just what sprang into my mind when I looked at it...

    Just what sprang into my mind when I looked at it (and I'm surrounded by them on a daily basis:U)
    Pete
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    Cava asked for pictures so here you go mate. ...

    Cava asked for pictures so here you go mate.

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    Plus this YT link for some exciting action:U

    Gumboot Throw 2020 - YouTube

    Pete
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    Ours takes place in Taihape (we don't have a...

    Ours takes place in Taihape (we don't have a Stroud as far as I know). They market themselves as "The Gumboot Capital of the World".:U

    Pete
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    Buck up, Rich. You've done the hard yards and the...

    Buck up, Rich. You've done the hard yards and the end seems in sight. Just think of all that extra shop time. I know what you mean though about filling-in viewing time with programmes you wouldn't...
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    It's a heartache

    A couple of weeks ago I developed an excruciating pain in my chest.
    Now, I'm not a mean man but I object to paying a doctor $50 to tell me all I've got is heartburn so you can imagine my delight...
  23. Thread: Work ethic

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    AlexS wants pics for this post. I'm not really...

    AlexS wants pics for this post.
    I'm not really sure...
    Oh well. All right. (You sauce-box:B)
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  24. Thread: Work ethic

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    Work ethic

    Paddy had a new girlfriend and he really thought she might be the one.

    On searching through her knicker draw he found a nurse's uniform, a French maid's outfit and a police woman's uniform and...
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    Tee and sympathy

    A bloke out for an early morning stroll decides to cut across the local golf course on his way home. Keeping to the rough, he comes across a golf ball, obviously lost and abandoned, so he picks it up...
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    Thanks for that Dave. I was aware that the MLCS...

    Thanks for that Dave. I was aware that the MLCS bits came from Taiwan but assumed (given personal experience of the bits) a more rigorous quality control than one might expect from its larger...
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    Thanks for that Dave. I was aware that the MLCS...

    Thanks for that Dave. I was aware that the MLCS bits came from Taiwan but assumed (given personal experience of the bits) a more rigorous quality control than one might expect from its larger...
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    Another quick look at Aliexpress shows the makes...

    Another quick look at Aliexpress shows the makes of bits matching what I need are LaVie & JGZUI. A Google search could not tell me where these are manufactured.
    I'm much of the same opinion as Vann...
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    G'day and welcome to the forum. Pete

    G'day and welcome to the forum.
    Pete
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    Hi Andrew, Basically what Keith said. There's a...

    Hi Andrew,
    Basically what Keith said. There's a product here in NZ called Aquamax which is a water-based + linseed oil product available in various basic colours (natural/black/green/brown). Brush...
  31. Thread: Irish justice

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    Irish justice

    Back in the days of capital punishment, a Dublin woman is brought to trial for murdering her husband. The evidence is overwhelming and she pleads guilty.
    The judge puts on the black cap and is just...
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    I took another look at the bits on Aliexpress and...

    I took another look at the bits on Aliexpress and while the pricing is very attractive (about NZ$9.00 for the large diameter bottom cleaning bit), I'm still erring on the side of caution. These bits...
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    It just isn't cricket

    A bloke's wife is in maternity and about to give birth. He can't stand the wait and goes across the road to the local pub.
    He has a couple of beers and calls the hospital for a progress report....
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    Yes, like I said, the shipping is horrendous!...

    Yes, like I said, the shipping is horrendous!
    Just checked out what I'd pay for the two items from Carbatec here in NZ. First, the nearest I could get to the bottom cleaning bit (not as large a...
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    I'll certainly check them out but I always prefer...

    I'll certainly check them out but I always prefer to deal with an established seller (with premises) rather than an on-line market place.
    Cheers,
    Pete
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    I get all my bits from the US MLCS Router...

    I get all my bits from the US

    MLCS Router Bits and Woodworking Products

    Their range is huge (including accessories) and I've never had a problem with quality (most bits are made in Taiwan, I...
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    Just out of interest. Is vehicle insurance obligatory in Oz? I'm ashamed to say that it isn't here in NZ. Because of this, it forces responsible owners to opt for fully comp. insurance (especially...
  38. Thread: Veneer Packs

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    Veneer Packs

    I want to source some assorted veneer pieces for inlay work on boxes. I can't find anything in NZ but came across this company in Oz who ship to NZ.

    Top Veneer – The Australian Online Veneer...
  39. Thread: Vaseline

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    Thought it was going to be the one about the...

    Thought it was going to be the one about the young couple who didn't know the difference between Vaseline and putty.

    All their windows fell out...

    Pete
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    Sounds like a good deal Chris. I've been getting...

    Sounds like a good deal Chris. I've been getting mine from The Book Depository. A little more expensive but huge selection of hard-to-get books.
    Pete
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    G'day Dennis and welcome from NZ. No problems...

    G'day Dennis and welcome from NZ. No problems about your location - we're a pretty cosmopolitan bunch here:U
    Pete
  42. Thread: All at sea

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    All at sea

    A couple go off on a cruise. The wife is a bit of a harridan and the bloke is quiet and reserved. Towards the end of the first evening, she decides on an early night and he says he'll stay for a...
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    Sticky: Smith. Cheers, Pete

    Smith.

    Cheers,
    Pete
  44. Thread: Chisel Rescue

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    Cheers Vann. Something else I noticed later once...

    Cheers Vann. Something else I noticed later once I'd cleaned the handles was that the steel collar on the 5/8" Marples is not original. It's been added to reinforce a split in the handle. Originally,...
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    Sticky: Herb.

    Herb.
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    Two little boys

    Two small boys walk into a pharmacy and ask for a pack of tampons.
    The pharmacist asks the bigger of the two why they would want such a thing. The boy points to the other and says "They're for my...
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    Welcome Andy. I'm a bit confused as the thread...

    Welcome Andy.
    I'm a bit confused as the thread title is Hello from the UK but your location is given as USA?
    Pete
  48. Thread: Chisel Rescue

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    Chisel Rescue

    A bloke at my Club is moving into a Retirement Village and asked if I was interested in some tools before he dumped them. He's not a woodworker, just a DIYer but never say no! When I looked over what...
  49. Thread: Short story

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    Plural of mouse is mice, so why not? It's no...

    Plural of mouse is mice, so why not? It's no worse than using a non-word such as mouses?:U

    Speaking of non-words. Back in the day I found myself working alongside a young, newly graduated...
  50. Thread: Short story

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    A bit like dice and die. Two or more dice, a...

    A bit like dice and die. Two or more dice, a single die.
    Pete
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