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  1. There is a Government department that I do casual...

    There is a Government department that I do casual work for. Five hours every four to six weeks. (Very casual.) I have been doing the same job (Technical Officer) for 28 years.
    It is only in the last...
  2. Thread: Newspaper?

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    What am I going to clean my paint brushes on...

    What am I going to clean my paint brushes on though?
  3. Thread: Peanuts

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    And I thought it was the circus joke with Peanuts...

    And I thought it was the circus joke with Peanuts the elephant.
  4. Thread: ANZ Bank

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    There are still robberies committed in banks....

    There are still robberies committed in banks. Previously it was done on the customer side of the counter and the police were called. Now it is done on the staff side and the police are not involved.
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    My son learnt to drive a Toyota Corolla, mine...

    My son learnt to drive a Toyota Corolla, mine since new, one year older than him. Once he got his licence at 18 he then drove it for the next 6 years. Had one minor bingle in the first 12 months that...
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    That is a really excellent repair. If you had not...

    That is a really excellent repair. If you had not pointed it out it would not have been seen.
    :2tsup:
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    With those trolleys, the wheels are soft. So do...

    With those trolleys, the wheels are soft. So do not leave them loaded or your wheels will not remain round.
  8. Thread: ANZ Bank

    by Handyjack
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    Of coarse there are "Late" fees. The customer is...

    Of coarse there are "Late" fees. The customer is dead.
    Good idea to redirect mail to current address and see if they can get money from the ground. Or you could give them the address of their head...
  9. N.S.W. If it was white it would be worth over $100. Made...

    If it was white it would be worth over $100. Made by Tanos so compatible with Festool systainers.
    Postage is a killer otherwise I would take it.
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    An Oldie but a Goodie. It came to mind when...

    An Oldie but a Goodie.

    It came to mind when the Victorian Government announced they were phasing out Old Growth timber harvesting.
  11. 5 years ago I tried to sell a car on GT. I live...

    5 years ago I tried to sell a car on GT. I live in Melbourne Vic. The car was 24 years old with out air conditioning.
    In minutes had an offer to buy the car for a person in the Northern Territory....
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    Those whose heads are below mine are vertically...

    Those whose heads are below mine are vertically challenged.

    Many companies do not employ tall staff. That way they are short staffed. :D
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    What you probably need is a caster in each corner...

    What you probably need is a caster in each corner that with the press of a lever becomes a solid pad.
    Another idea is a lever at each end that as you push down lifts the bench up on to wheels. When...
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    Understand what you are going through. Wife is...

    Understand what you are going through.
    Wife is only child and after FIL passed away ended up cleaning up his place to rent. Charities did not want, or unable to take some furniture. My son sold some...
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    I would have thought that even a simple split pin...

    I would have thought that even a simple split pin through the vertical shaft might work.

    Whirlygigs look great. :2tsup: You have obviously spent a lot of time making them. I am sure the kids are...
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    Yes Makita is good gear. Earlier this year I...

    Yes Makita is good gear.
    Earlier this year I bought a garden blower and there was a 5 Ah battery buy redemption. It took over 3 months, not to mention a couple of phone calls and additional emails...
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    There are multiple tool repair stores in...

    There are multiple tool repair stores in Melbourne. Two I know of, one in McKinnon, the other in Hughsdale. Not sure which area of Melbourne would suit you.
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    You could always make your own guide and use a...

    You could always make your own guide and use a plain circular saw.

    Sorry, I can't comment on the Ozito, but after buying a tracksaw with dust extraction I have no regrets. Accurate cuts and little...
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    I always thought that the Mint made coins, and...

    I always thought that the Mint made coins, and the Note Printing Works made banknotes.
    So no banknotes to pocket at the Mint.
    No wonder you did such a good job.
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    What I am often getting is ads (only at the top)...

    What I am often getting is ads (only at the top) for 25% off fares on Puffing Billy. Google has not worked out that I am actually a member and can get member discounts!
    For everybody else though,...
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    N.S.W. How long is the hose? Approximate cost to send...

    How long is the hose?
    Approximate cost to send to Caulfield, Vic. Postcode 3162?
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    Price dropped to $649.

    Price dropped to $649.
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    Another word which causes problems is if you ask...

    Another word which causes problems is if you ask for a router.
    If you can see this a router has been used.
    I have a reply in another thread where I have used a different router.

    Just remember...
  24. Thread: Colonoscopy

    by Handyjack
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    Here the government sends you a test kit, but I...

    Here the government sends you a test kit, but I can never get around to doing it.
    I have had two colonoscopies though.
    After the first I was bouncing off the walls that night. The following night I...
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    That correct. If only I had known earlier. :doh:

    That correct. If only I had known earlier. :doh:
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    Another I can't remove the bit thread

    Today I had trouble removing a bit from my Festool OF 1400 router. For some reason the green ratchet button would not press for me to undo the bit.

    I could and did get the bit out using two...
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    I have two Makita jigsaws. One was bought in...

    I have two Makita jigsaws.
    One was bought in 1990. Variable speed but otherwise nothing fancy. Sort of does the job but does not get pulled out of the box often. It is corded so may not see the...
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    English is a funny language and at the risk of...

    English is a funny language and at the risk of being banned here are a couple.

    Rubber - just be careful where you mention this. Some might turn red, some beliefs will ban it and others want to...
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    I actually needed to round over a piece of hard...

    I actually needed to round over a piece of hard wood so recorded some images of the work.
    The piece before starting. 463114
    Nice square and sharp edges.

    463115463116
    Round over bit with...
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    Use a router with a round over bit. Set it up and...

    Use a router with a round over bit. Set it up and check on a piece of scrap and adjust if required. You do not need a table for this job, just a solid surface to put your stock on.

    If you do not...
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    Festool Kapex

    Seen on internet.
    Festool Ks60e
    I have not seen the item so cannot comment on its actual condition.
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    At the hardware store I asked the assistant to...

    At the hardware store I asked the assistant to show me the shovels. After taking me to the aisle he said "take your pick". :doh: "But I came in for a shovel!"
  33. I have been fortunate enough to use a router...

    I have been fortunate enough to use a router table with an Incra positioner to know how good it can be.
    Like others I lack space for a router table, let alone want to spend the money on a good set...
  34. Lots of rock and other tooth breaking goodies...

    Lots of rock and other tooth breaking goodies there.

    My guess is two bags. Can we enter?
  35. Thread: Gold Toilet

    by Handyjack
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    And I thought they had the missing gold toilet.

    And I thought they had the missing gold toilet.
  36. While I would love to bid on the Incra router...

    While I would love to bid on the Incra router table and positioner, getting it to Melbourne would not be practicable (let alone finding floor space for it).

    All the best with the auctions.

    Hope...
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    Item is no longer available - sold.

    Item is no longer available - sold.
  38. Another excellent build by Handy and Crowie. It...

    Another excellent build by Handy and Crowie. It might be a Ford but I bet it is a Peterbuilt.

    Just imagine the funds that could be raised if the competition was also run on the internet.
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    ...and they ate them alive. Well Done! Glad the...

    ...and they ate them alive.
    Well Done! Glad the Victorian team are premiers.
    Now we need Melbourne Storm to make and win the NRL Grand Final.
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    Keith, I am getting on board for this build. The...

    Keith, I am getting on board for this build.
    The engine looks typical of engines for the period. My guess is it is similar to many Baldwin products with inside motion operating via rockers, outside...
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    Clear strip. Bought 5m but only used 0.8m.

    Clear strip. Bought 5m but only used 0.8m.
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    Festool Domino

    Just seen this. Festool Df500q
    I have not physically seen the item so can not comment on its actual condition or what parts may be missing. Delivery is an option.
    If you are interested I would...
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    Strange, the length of splinter guard that I...

    Strange, the length of splinter guard that I replaced years ago is still stuck on. I don't think I did any special preparation either.
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    You put a new spin on saying "train" or "model"...

    You put a new spin on saying "train" or "model" room.
    At least your steam engines are scale models, I prefer to play with the 1000mm:1metre version which I can't bring inside.
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    You need to decide on a balance of convenience,...

    You need to decide on a balance of convenience, cost and quality along with being comfortable with the staff you deal with.
    The cheapest may not be the best, nor the most expensive. Hope you have a...
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    Probably have not been there for a few years but...

    Probably have not been there for a few years but my son would have been there in the last twelve months for a quote. I found the amagroupsolutions web site just now to be not user friendly.
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    I have been happy with Inkerman Panels in St...

    I have been happy with Inkerman Panels in St Kilda. I have had both insurance work and private done.
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    Well Done!

    An outstanding build :2tsup: by a master craftsman. Starting at ground level with sleepers and rails, there is not only a well detailed engine (and tender) but a carriage as well.
    The speed of the...
  49. Thread: Locomotive

    by Handyjack
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    It has come up a treat. You have the essentials...

    It has come up a treat. You have the essentials on the backhead (in the cab), the (water) gauge glass and pressure gauge.
  50. Well done Handy and Crowie. Hope the fund raiser...

    Well done Handy and Crowie.
    Hope the fund raiser is a success.
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