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  1. Thread: The butcher

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    I used to be a butcher. My favourite retort to...

    I used to be a butcher.

    My favourite retort to complaints of high prices was:
    "Whats the difference between a butcher and a bushranger?"


    "Bushrangers wear masks" :cool:
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    Went to Bunnings last year in July looking for...

    Went to Bunnings last year in July looking for the 'cut to fit' corrugated roof flanges for flues, breather pipes etc.
    A young girl came up to me as I walked in and asked if I needed help. I though...
  3. When I went to school in the early 70s we would...

    When I went to school in the early 70s we would parade with Lee Enfields that were stored in the Q Store at the highschool.
    There were a couple of Brens in there too.
    We were trusted to do ambush...
  4. Thread: Rifleing

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    Yes I was intrigued by it. The barrels are newly...

    Yes I was intrigued by it. The barrels are newly made cut rifled not old. New metallurgy has changed but the method was justified by the theory that if you make a rod, drill it, stress relieve it and...
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    That has been my experience. It has a thicker...

    That has been my experience.
    It has a thicker web to prevent tear out during difficult extraction.
    I made .243 cases from some ADI 7.62s and had to reduce the loads a smidgen. Inside neck turned I...
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    Great craftmanship and beautiful timber. Nice...

    Great craftmanship and beautiful timber.
    Nice one:brava
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    My advice to anyone who has new brass to reload,...

    My advice to anyone who has new brass to reload, (brass by a manufacturer they havent used before) is to take a fired and sized case from their old batch of brass and a sized case from the new batch,...
  8. Nice job:brava Did you do it 'because you could'...

    Nice job:brava
    Did you do it 'because you could' or because it fulfilled a function not available in other mounts?
  9. Thread: Rifleing

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    There is endless disscussion about which method...

    There is endless disscussion about which method results in a more accurate and or longer lasting bore.
    I noticed a while back that the benchrest community have been paying a premium for stress...
  10. Excellent post, thank you very much. It isnt...

    Excellent post, thank you very much.
    It isnt easy to refurbish a historic weapon and still keep it's patina of age intact you have done a sterling job.
    I find the habit of people to collect and...
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    Theres some really good advice about the...

    Theres some really good advice about the aftermarket stocks here. The Swedish Mausers are a very good rifles and if your barrel is good it is well worth the time and effort. Ive shot M96s and...
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    Using pressure point bedding on the barrel will...

    Using pressure point bedding on the barrel will work but usually only for a few rounds before the group starts to string vertically.
    Bedding the receiver is the most common method and generally...
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    Great resource for gunsmiths

    If you want a great resource for any gunsmithing or small metalworking projects then Brownell's "Gunsmiths Kinks" Vol 1-5
    If it isnt in one of these then it hasnt been done.
    Everything from...
  14. My apologies, your thread name confused me :doh:

    My apologies, your thread name confused me :doh:
  15. Im guessing that even if we knew where sandlewood...

    Im guessing that even if we knew where sandlewood was to be found we (especially myself) would not tell you.
    Reason: We dont know if you are genuine or a poacher looking for new areas to bulldoze....
  16. Thread: Racism?

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    I worked as 1st shopman in a butchers shop...

    I worked as 1st shopman in a butchers shop located in an arcade opposite a music shop that sold records, one day an older gent can in; I fronted up with butchers apron and knives at the ready and...
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    Thanks to the interweb I now know where Obscurity...

    Thanks to the interweb I now know where Obscurity is...it is a small island off the coast of America:2tsup:
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    Now if only I could remember where I left the...

    Now if only I could remember where I left the keys.............and where I parked the car last I could go for a drive:C
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    The blocks in our butchers shop were jarrah. We...

    The blocks in our butchers shop were jarrah. We scraped them each night and dusted with flour.
    I was told that jarrah has a natural bactericide and was preferable to the newer poly sheets the...
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    Ive used formply a lot as it is strong and coated.

    Ive used formply a lot as it is strong and coated.
  21. A lot of the guys who came to a shed night...

    A lot of the guys who came to a shed night earlier this year are converts to the Fiskars axes. They tried the cyclone then the little Fiskars 25 and the fiskars won hands down.
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    Nice stable timber as I recall. I quartered some...

    Nice stable timber as I recall. I quartered some logs a few years back and left some to fester in the corner of the shed. 2 years later no cracks or splits.
    Beats the [email protected]@p out of pine anyday
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    Yes the timber should be green or at best air...

    Yes the timber should be green or at best air dried. If you try with kiln dried it wont bend. The moisture level isnt an issue it is the crystaline structure within the timber that is set permanently...
  24. She oak has been used here in WA for over a...

    She oak has been used here in WA for over a century. There used to be a bloke who sourced she oak for bespoke roofs in the "posh" suburbs. The Armadale 'Pioneer Village' had S/O shingled roofs. Prob...
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    Nice :p I really like the grain and I expect...

    Nice :p
    I really like the grain and I expect they sound sweet.
    Good job:2tsup:
  26. Thread: jarrah slab

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    We sold some slabs about 4 years ago for between...

    We sold some slabs about 4 years ago for between $450 and $650. 1100 x 50 x 2100
    One went to a boat fitter who does luxo yacht trim he thought the $600 he paid was a good price. If they had been...
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    I brew mine down at Billabong Brewery in Myree...

    I brew mine down at Billabong Brewery in Myree Perth. Its called Tiger and is amodified lager recipe with little malt and heaps of ginger. 4.5% I think and we've had a tasting with Crabbies,...
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    Ive had several items from him and never a...

    Ive had several items from him and never a problem. English is not his strong point however.:doh:
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    Forgive me if this is a little off topic but you...

    Forgive me if this is a little off topic but you should remember that the 'law of diminishing returns' applies to audio equipment as well as most other things. after a certain point the audible...
  30. Ill second that. Id be interested to know if...

    Ill second that. Id be interested to know if there are any resaw people in WA.
    I cannot find any searching with Google.
    There are a couple of kiln drying businesses in WA who might know
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    I am well impressed by this search for the truth....

    I am well impressed by this search for the truth. Yes those nuts look the part and most people who have had experience of ironbark say it isnt hard or heavy enough.
    Was stringybark timber used for...
  32. Thread: The Big Log

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    None as yet. The tree had to come down so it is a...

    None as yet. The tree had to come down so it is a case of waste not want not.
    The neighbour has asked for a slab for a bar but this is going to take a while to dry so he might not want to wait.
    It...
  33. Thread: The Big Log

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    The Big Log

    Well as you have seen on BobL's previous post the big log mill project is well underway.
    The fiddleback is apparent all through the timber and Im well pleased.
    Bob's saw and frame are a wonder to...
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    The flowers were white. So I think that Mugga is...

    The flowers were white. So I think that Mugga is one. I havnt milled it yet its' been too busy here. But when I do Ill post pics of the slabs.
    Thanks for the help.
    Oh and the timber is getting...
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    I noticed that but I dont know enough about Stils...

    I noticed that but I dont know enough about Stils to say whether this is normal. If not then perhaps the saw has been pinched and some force used to remove it or as happened to a friend the tree came...
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    I give up, what is wrong with this pic?:(

    I give up, what is wrong with this pic?:(
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    These are the only nuts I was able to find.

    These are the only nuts I was able to find.
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    Will do.

    Will do.
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    Although Im not a big fan of dark timber jarrah...

    Although Im not a big fan of dark timber jarrah would probably be a good choice. It adds a little class to mounted objects.
    Easy to find too. Most salvage places have heaps of it and hardware...
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    When I get home next week Ill try and get some...

    When I get home next week Ill try and get some seed pods/nut and post some pictures. Ill put the bark thickness too, it is the thickest bark Ive ever seen in all my 50 years.
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    I can engrave metal. Ive never done timber. 10mm...

    I can engrave metal. Ive never done timber.
    10mm Jarrah!? They are going to be real heavy.
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    Hmmmm.. close but not quite right. From what I...

    Hmmmm.. close but not quite right.
    From what I remember of the way the branches came off the truck it is a little different. Also the pattern of the bark on mine is nowhere as consistant.
    Thanks...
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    Willow leaved peppermint sounds the closest yet....

    Willow leaved peppermint sounds the closest yet. I was told it was a peppermint years ago but because our WA peppy trees are so radically different I discounted it.
    It checks REAL QUICK!
    A log left...
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    I canr post any more pics till I get home next...

    I canr post any more pics till I get home next week on Thurs.
    The tree is too big to snig and load even in 3 pieces so mill it on the ground or cut it up for firewood.
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    I is persistant all the way. Very deep crevices...

    I is persistant all the way. Very deep crevices and the bark at the base of the tree is nearly 3" deep!
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    Ill certainly post some pics of the planks when...

    Ill certainly post some pics of the planks when it is all cut up. :2tsup:
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    These look like the nuts/pods The bark is...

    These look like the nuts/pods
    The bark is similar to a bloodwood but I dont recall any red or pink sap
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    No pics of the nuts. They are very small...

    No pics of the nuts. They are very small eucalyptus nuts about 6mm dia x 7mm long.
    The timber is soft for a gum. Very strong eucalypt smell though. It gets radial splits very very quickly.
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    What kind of tree is this?

    We cut a big tree down a couple of weeks ago. It was dropping big branches close to the house. I think it is almost all fiddleback timber too but Ive no idea what it is.
    The bark is really coarse...
  50. Thread: Chestnut

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    I love those boxes :2tsup: Chestnut is a very...

    I love those boxes :2tsup:
    Chestnut is a very common timber in asia and is fast becoming a popular timber for furniture the world over.
    We have a bedroom suite in chestnut.
    I also milled some of...
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