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    Derek in some respects I hear you, in others I'm...

    Derek
    in some respects I hear you, in others I'm going :?


    Only you can decide what best suits your work flow but at 70 mm deep, even your small drawers are, to my way of thinking, too deep for...
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    Derek Your only mention of what you intend...

    Derek
    Your only mention of what you intend placing in the under bench cabinet is "the tools on the wall" and while you seem to have already determined how big each drawer will be, I will...
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    It might be worth your while to drive up to Noosa...

    It might be worth your while to drive up to Noosa for a day and take a better look.
    Time it right and you could do a bakery stop in Eumundi.


    Fitting an infill tote to a Stanley #6 seems an...
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    Funny that you should relate that. I won't...

    Funny that you should relate that. I won't "volunteer" when I started, but my very first course (2 weeks of 8 hour days starting 2 weeks before orientation day) was technical drawing. At the time,...
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    as said by others, the content and syllabus of...

    as said by others, the content and syllabus of TAFE courses are driven by the needs of industry.
    There has been at least one, if not two changes to the syllabus since I completed my Certificate...
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    I think the "why?" is answered by "why not" ...

    I think the "why?" is answered by "why not"


    But as you say the seller has "long experience in hand tools" so my thoughts

    the pane is described as being made of "steel" and not cast iron...
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    It looks to me that where your saw stops...

    It looks to me that where your saw stops suddenly, the teeth are misshaped and probably very blunt -- which would explain why the saw stops cutting as though it has hit a wall.


    To fix, I...
  8. Just a small caution ... are you absolutely...

    Just a small caution ...

    are you absolutely sure that the 1200 x 3000 sheet is actually those dimensions?

    Last time I was shopping in AUS the sheet size was 1220 x 3050 (i.e. 4 ft x 10 ft)
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    I'd disagree with speeding up before hitting the...

    I'd disagree with speeding up before hitting the gravel was your "safest option".
    You should have been aware that the "toss-pot in the crappy 4WD" was sitting on your butt and accordingly you...
  10. Thread: Looking for ideas

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    Depends on how much you want to spend and how...

    Depends on how much you want to spend and how many you want to make.

    Do the lures really have to be made from wood -- or is wood preferred because it is easy to shape.

    Injection moulded...
  11. Thread: I知 a convert!

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    Fletty only two ?? shouldn't you have...

    Fletty
    only two ??

    shouldn't you have commissioned a total of five Doric Columns?
    2 for potential use to support the rear of the lectern -- I think the practice is billed as "maintaining...
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    In answer to your question: Note that while I...

    In answer to your question:
    Note that while I have never done this, around the year I was born, my father made a key for the backdoor of the house I then lived in.

    While a lot bigger than the...
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    you looking for a reference Brett? "Australia...

    you looking for a reference Brett?

    "Australia Restoration Expert" or similar ?
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    I was going to urge both of you to calm down, but...

    I was going to urge both of you to calm down, but on third thoughts I won't.

    Several things you need to know/realise about the US Constitution and system of Government.

    1. Back in about...
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    :whs:

    :whs:
  16. Thread: How not to do it.

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    Graeme Personally, I think the real "problem" is...

    Graeme
    Personally, I think the real "problem" is one of attitude among the members of Men's Sheds.
    Men's Sheds do not have "paid employees", they only have volunteers. Therefore they are not seen...
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    answer -- one with teeth :D

    answer -- one with teeth



    :D
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    This "over-engineering" business I just don't...

    This "over-engineering" business I just don't get.

    That loft bed you linked to is already "over-engineered".
    Primarily it is built from 3/4 "(aka 19 mm) stuff. If you must "over-engineer" to...
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    I have faith that the US Military will stick to...

    I have faith that the US Military will stick to their oath to "protect and uphold the Constitution of the United States"
    I don't see the nuclear launch codes being activated over the next 73 days.
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    Look, I truly hope that Biden and Harris can heal...

    Look, I truly hope that Biden and Harris can heal the US's deep political divisions.

    However, after the last 5 or 6 years I'm not sure that that is even possible.

    From this distance I get...
  21. To save on the amount of epoxy needed, you could...

    To save on the amount of epoxy needed, you could use a moulding medium like putty or clay or plasticine to make an inner and outer dam on one layer, fill the resulting void with coloured epoxy and...
  22. You may have already started this project build,...

    You may have already started this project build, but if not, have you considered using coloured epoxy resin to glue up blanks of the required thickness?

    I can't quite visualise what you intend,...
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    Adam does it have to be untreated structural...

    Adam

    does it have to be untreated structural pine?
    Could you not make the loft beds using laminated strips ripped from finger jointed pine panels?

    Bunnings, Mitre10, Home Hardware should...
  24. Lance, I have to ask, what will / did you...

    Lance,

    I have to ask, what will / did you make for the eldest daughter when she marries
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    I wish I could be more positive ... Biden...

    I wish I could be more positive ...


    Biden and the Democrats have not won control of the US Senate.

    The US is, if anything, more divided on partisan political lines than ever.

    Since the...
  26. I've thanked you for the post. but ... ...

    I've thanked you for the post.

    but ...


    Bummer
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    In addition to Tony's advice re Rob Macks' shop...

    In addition to Tony's advice re Rob Macks' shop tips, I strongly suggest that even if you don't use one of Rob's Laughing Loon canoe designs, you find the approx AUD $80 needed to buy Rob's detailed...
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    Calculate the per cube cost of your proposed wood...

    Calculate the per cube cost of your proposed wood

    By my calculations, on a per cube basis, 100ish x 40 Tassie oak is still around 3-4 x the cost of the 22 mm thick FJ panels.
    Remember at...
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    Hi Connor I understand what you say, but I...

    Hi Connor

    I understand what you say, but I don't necessarily agree with the "system". But that discussion can be parked.


    The cost of good material for the strong back and it's supports will...
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    could be 16 feet would also equate with the OP's...

    could be
    16 feet would also equate with the OP's "mile down" comment.


    what I suggest is that the OP's plumber establish a new water inlet at the most appropriate level and once the WA Water...
  31. Just to follow-up Simon (New65) sent me the...

    Just to follow-up
    Simon (New65) sent me the following PM

    "Hi Ian,
    Just to let you know that I have submitted at least three posts in response to the replies that I received on the thread...
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    John Have you checked that the doors -- which...

    John
    Have you checked that the doors -- which aren't in line BTW -- do open fully?
  33. you left out Canada: Norfolk, Ontario there's...

    you left out Canada: Norfolk, Ontario

    there's at least 2 Norfolks in the US -- Virginia and Nebraska
    plus the one in the UK
    and then the island itself


    my guess is that the OP is referring...
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    and while we are talking about the HSC Design and...

    and while we are talking about the HSC Design and Technology course, I've never received a satisfactory explanation as to why contracting the actual project build to a 3rd party is not allowed. If a...
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    ian was more thinking that for the HSC, the...

    ian was more thinking that for the HSC, the project documentation is worth something like 80% of the final mark. With the actual project build worth the remaining 20%. Or something similar. ...
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    Blue Heron kayaks used a Laughing loon designed...

    Blue Heron kayaks used a Laughing loon designed Panache as the basis of his canoe strong back.
    Wood Strip Canoe Plans / Laughing Loon Designs

    Postage from Canada is currently running at 2...
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    Connor Welcome to the forums. advice on...

    Connor

    Welcome to the forums.

    advice on plans ...

    Stitch and glue designs are by far the easiest to build.
    Allow around 100 hours of building to assemble a pre-cut kit -- experienced...
  38. Thread: SketchUp to CNC

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    Ian A google search suggests that you need the...

    Ian
    A google search suggests that you need the Pro version of Sketchup to convert a .SKP file to a .DRW one.

    I believe that AutoCAD can do the conversion via its inbuilt extensions, but I'm...
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    the water proofers and tilers will need a tie-off...

    the water proofers and tilers will need a tie-off point for their safety harnesses -- possibly many more than one tie-off point.

    I believe as the OB you are responsible for supplying the tie-off...
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    either of which is a fair amount of work for you....

    either of which is a fair amount of work for you.

    Tinting "plaster" to a consistent colour to do a whole room requires multiple batches of "plaster" all exactly the same tint. Doable, but a huge...
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    definitely this version 484024 for me...

    definitely this version

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    for me the real issue is -- should the Navy ensign be placed on the right or the left


    That is the question SWMBO should be considering
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    :whs:

    :whs:
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    Arron as the "owner builder" I thought you were...

    Arron
    as the "owner builder" I thought you were the responsible entity -- i.e. the builder. All the trades report to you and, consequently, the quality of their work is ultimately your...
  44. Thread: I知 a convert!

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    on the basis that the "design selection...

    on the basis that the "design selection committee" -- of course you know about the definition of a camel -- liked your "design" and accompanying price because it was Fletty's own design -- and we...
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    or the customer intends, in the future, engaging...

    or the customer intends, in the future, engaging Fletty to retrofit a curtain or "modesty panel" to hide the preacher's legs :wink:
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    what, no more Bar-B-Q sangers :cry4: :cry4: ...

    what, no more Bar-B-Q sangers :cry4:


    :cry4:

    :bigcry:

    :bawl:
  47. N.S.W. I think it's more a volume thing than the TSO...

    I think it's more a volume thing than the TSO version being a "highly inflated price".
    Festool is a huge manufacturer and accordingly can afford to invest in the sort of CNC milling machinery that...
  48. Thread: I知 a convert!

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    Notwithstanding that it's Fletty's design, I'm...

    Notwithstanding that it's Fletty's design, I'm envisioning a WIP (hint, hint) building something a bit like this

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    Fletty, you know that the renderings of your...

    Fletty, you know that the renderings of your proposed lectern has two different designs?

    In this one, the angled desk is set forward of the lectern's back meaning that the "preacher" can stand a...
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    make a throne for it in one of these...

    make a throne for it in one of these MAXI-SYSTAINER SYS MAXI
    https://festoolcdn.azureedge.net/productmedia/Images/jpg_large/64869063-2558-11e5-80cf-005056b31774_400_267.jpg

    Dimensions (L x W x H)...
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