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    I guess that would be the Daily Telegraph, the...

    I guess that would be the Daily Telegraph, the Australian, the Courier Mail, the Herald Sun, the Mercury), the Advertiser, the NT News, more than 100 local and regional newspapers and so many...
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    Sticky: Murphy's law

    Murphy's law
  3. Thread: Lawn Care

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    Time for St. Barbara to do her work, I think.

    Time for St. Barbara to do her work, I think.
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    High School Woodwork Competition

    There's some excellent woodwork here from Australian school students. Have a look, admire and vote for the ones you like.
  6. Thread: Retirement sale

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    N.S.W. Retirement sale

    Retirement sale - tools & machineryhttps://www.woodworkforums.com/f17/retirement-sale-231720#post2165445
  7. Thread: Retirement sale

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    Retirement sale

    I'm posting this with a heavy heart.
    As much as I love woodwork, machinery like tablesaws, jointers, bandsaws etc, my large stack of quality cabinet timbers and quality hand tools like my planes and...
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    ...and that's when the fight started.

    ...and that's when the fight started.
  10. Thread: Library problems

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    Officer
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    Academy
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    You don't make life easy for yourself, do you...

    You don't make life easy for yourself, do you Derek! Lovely work though.
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    Who?
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    In 2002 when I was at Sturt, we had the driest...

    In 2002 when I was at Sturt, we had the driest year on record. The night before our graduation exhibition opened, it rained. Guess what happened.

    Almost everyone who made something with a drawer...
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    Commanche
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    OK, in that case, as you say, no point in filling...

    OK, in that case, as you say, no point in filling the mortises.
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but as I read it, the...

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but as I read it, the rungs themselves are the correct length, and their ends fit against the rails. It is the tenons that are shorter than the depths of the through...
  19. Thread: Library problems

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    A librarian I once knew had a T-shirt that said...

    A librarian I once knew had a T-shirt that said "Librarians are novel lovers".
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    As I read it, you have 26 M&Ts to fix up. That's...

    As I read it, you have 26 M&Ts to fix up. That's a lot of faffing around with paddle pop sticks, and it will still look like a patch-up job.
    I'd look at cutting off the existing tenons, and make up...
  21. Thread: Library problems

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    Hope she doesn't get left on the shelf.

    Hope she doesn't get left on the shelf.
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    Hoedown
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    If you make the drawer sides the same as the...

    If you make the drawer sides the same as the fronts, the front has to fit neatly into the cavity or the gap will look untidy. that means time and skill. Also, particularly with deep drawers, you need...
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    Pace
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    Smokin'
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    Operations
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    Dunno what causes it, but it happens far too...

    Dunno what causes it, but it happens far too often, as a couple of other posters have pointed out.
    The other ones who pee me off are those who don't understand "Keep left unless overtaking". They...
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    Very good. Actually, I was in Chicago last year...

    Very good.
    Actually, I was in Chicago last year and found the place & the people very friendly, but I was warned that there are some places where I shouldn't go. Never managed to find them.:D
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    Pretty much true here too, Rich. I must say...

    Pretty much true here too, Rich. I must say though, that driving in peak hour LA freeway traffic wasn't anywhere near as bad as I thought it would be. Firstly, the signposting is excellent,...
  30. Thread: Timber movement

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    Thanks for posting that forecast, Feckit. Also...

    Thanks for posting that forecast, Feckit. Also interesting is the bottom line, Dew Point. Dew point is a measure of the total amount of water in the atmosphere, while relative humidity is a function...
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    ' Twas the night before Christmas, The hour was...

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    Twas the night before Christmas,
    The hour was quite late.
    Not a creature was stirring,
    They were drinking it straight.
  33. Thread: Dress-up Box

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    Dress-up Box

    I wouldn't have called it a box, but that's what it's called apparently. Made for a client's granddaughter.

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    Stones
  35. Thread: Timber movement

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    That's what I do if possible. It heps if you can...

    That's what I do if possible. It heps if you can bring the timber into your workshop a few days before tyou start work on it. As Fumbler says, when you start milling timber you may release internal...
  36. Thread: ANZ Bank

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    I fail to see how a bank can commit a crime....

    I fail to see how a bank can commit a crime. Crimes are committed by people, either individually or in concert. Sometimes those who commit the crimes are incited by other individuals, perhaps their...
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    Sticky: Two-step

    Two-step
  38. Thread: ANZ Bank

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    We used dry nitrogen to pressurise various...

    We used dry nitrogen to pressurise various instruments, and each site had a nomogram that used bottle & regulator pressure, temperature and gas flow rate to calculate % full, amount used vs amount...
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    Muscle
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    Krynn, if it's the same gas cylinder supplier...

    Krynn, if it's the same gas cylinder supplier that we used to use (it probably is, the big one) prepare yourself for a long battle. We had lots of gas bottles scattered around the state, but we knew...
  41. Thread: Jewellery box

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    It really is a special timber, but I've never...

    It really is a special timber, but I've never seen it commercially available. I was lucky enough to get some from a tree that was cut down next door. You're right about it needing to be quartersawn....
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    Bones
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    It is indeed an oldie. If my recollection is...

    It is indeed an oldie. If my recollection is correct, it was the first joke posted on the "Woodies Jokes" forum not long after these forums started. I can't remember where I heard it, but thought it...
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    Virus
  47. Thread: Surprise!

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    Fletty, as well as Birdsalls, there is also NSW...

    Fletty, as well as Birdsalls, there is also NSW Leather at Anderson St. Banksmeadow. Both places are real Aladdin's caves.
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    Midget
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    Used one, never knew what it was called, or even...

    Used one, never knew what it was called, or even that it had a name.
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    Sorry Rob, had the wrong man.

    Sorry Rob, had the wrong man.
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