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    I have an idea of your employment history so I...

    I have an idea of your employment history so I won't.

    :rolleyes:
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    back in my far distant past, I did contemplate a...

    back in my far distant past, I did contemplate a career as a patternmaker. I'm not entirely sure why I was thinking that way in my early teens, perhaps because I knew that if I didn't snag a...
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    I think Patrick of Blood and Gore infamy, has got...

    I think Patrick of Blood and Gore infamy, has got it.
    Gerry's 28" long "Stanley" is an owner made plane fitted with Stanley parts.
    As far as those with much better knowledge than me can tell,...
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    Martin I wish I could be as sure about this as...

    Martin
    I wish I could be as sure about this as Patrick apparently is.

    Stanley didn't start making hand planes in the UK till 1936 or 37 when they bought a controlling interest in JA Chapman,...
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    speaking from a jurisdiction [Canada] where...

    speaking from a jurisdiction [Canada] where Covid-19 cases are approaching 1.6 million, with over 27,000 deaths, and where the number of cases in the 2nd wave peaked at over 10,000 per day back in...
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    these are what I calculate shank size 6 mm =...

    these are what I calculate

    shank size
    6 mm = 28.27 mm^2. Comment: while apparently common in continental Europe they are exceedingly rare to just not available in Australia.
    1/4in (6.35 mm) =...
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    Yes, I do now this. But the critical...

    Yes, I do now this.

    But the critical differences are:
    1. Yellow Fever like Dengue Fever, Malaria, and a host of other diseases are mosquito borne. If you are not bitten by a virus carrying...
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    :whs: :D

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    I believe the real issue is who has access to the...

    I believe the real issue is who has access to the "vaccination status database"?

    I trust Health, sort of -- but I certainly don't trust the Police nor any other authority including Immigration...
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    On the assumption that fully vaccinating those...

    On the assumption that fully vaccinating those with "co-morbidities" against Covid-19 will provide a "reasonable" level of protection -- much like an annual flu shots does now -- perhaps the issue of...
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    So if I can reparse your numbers somewhat ... ...

    So if I can reparse your numbers somewhat ...

    Singapore has detected around 1200 new cases in the past two days -- of which 98.2% (1178) were asymptomatic or only had mild symptoms. Which implies...
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    As a double vaccinated person (2nd jab was...

    As a double vaccinated person (2nd jab was received in early July) -- who is currently Covid stranded in Canada -- let me try to answer Warb's question from a Canadian perspective I'm fully...
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    Glenn, I suggested a #7 on the basis you...

    Glenn,
    I suggested a #7 on the basis you already have a Luban LA jack, which is 14" long -- the same length as the Lie Nielsen #62 (low angle jack).
    The LN #62 itself is a "copy" of the Stanley...
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    My 2 cents ... get a #7, a very useful size...

    My 2 cents ...

    get a #7,
    a very useful size for smoothing the finished box and drawer sides flush with the dovetails


    also will come in handy as a jointer down the track
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    As far as Patrick (the author of Blood and Gore)...

    As far as Patrick (the author of Blood and Gore) knows, there is only a single example of Stanley duplicating their plane numbering.
    The example is #11, and, again based on Patrick's expertise with...
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    Graeme, for what follows I'm drawing on Patrick's...

    Graeme, for what follows I'm drawing on Patrick's Blood and Gore descriptions

    Stanley #7 -- bench plane, 22" long, 2-3/8" wide, weight 8-1/8 lbs, "wuzzy" brother to

    Stanley #8 -- bench plane,...
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    Curious that Wood River are branding their...

    Curious that Wood River are branding their version of the Record #041 and #042 (which themselves are copies of earlier Preston designs)
    Preston #1368...
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    But the plane was listed as a "Stanley" leading...

    But the plane was listed as a "Stanley" leading credence to the "counterfeit" response.

    By looking at the list of Types vs parts, the plane might better be described as a "Frankenplane".

    ...
  20. Thread: Which Airline

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    Similarly old ... would Sir like Pan Am...

    Similarly old ...

    would Sir like Pan Am coffee or TWATe
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    Hi Graeme, Stanley (and before them Bailey)...

    Hi Graeme,
    Stanley (and before them Bailey) made a #9 plane -- described as a cabinet maker's block plane. I have the LN version, which was replaced (sort of) by LN's #51 Shute board plane. ...
  22. Thread: Which type of saw?

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    I'm going with Festool only because they make a...

    I'm going with Festool only because they make a system of tools suitable for this job

    you will need
    a TS-55 Set, including the 1400 long guide rail -- $1169. There is also a cordless set that...
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    But ... you have to love the new paint job...

    But ...

    you have to love the new paint job that saw's been given. It seems to be a brighter version of British Racing Green
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    I don't want to dissuade you from chasing Taunton...

    I don't want to dissuade you from chasing Taunton for the "missing" September/October issue of Fine Woodworking (Issue #291).
    But, Alberta is more than 12,000 km closer to Connecticut that...
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    might not be a too bad option though it would...

    might not be a too bad option

    though it would sort of cut down on your enjoyment your shed.



    BTW
    Lee Valley Calgary has packs of 20 paper bags for the CT22, Cost is CAD $220 (including...
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    an open-cut coal mine ?? or are they...

    an open-cut coal mine ??





    or are they mining some other commodity?
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    perhaps not. the 1 litre bottles will have...

    perhaps not.
    the 1 litre bottles will have similar if not greater handling costs, compared to the 2 litre bottles.
    a staff member can place 2 x 2 litre bottles on the shelf at a time. One in...
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    IMO you are overthinking it. There are two...

    IMO you are overthinking it.

    There are two schools of thought.
    One -- e.g. elanjacobs -- says don't buy a router that can't take 1/2" bits.
    the other says at the outset plan on eventually...
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    perhaps the "best" source for understanding what...

    perhaps the "best" source for understanding what a mid-range router is, is to look at the range of Festool routers -- please don't think I'm encouraging you to buy one, just look at the specs for...
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    I'm a 66 year old boomer and have to mostly agree...

    I'm a 66 year old boomer and have to mostly agree with your 16 year old.

    and while the Boomers might get the "blame" -- I'll posit that the immediate post-Boomer generation (Gen X) -- who make...
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    sounds like you were all squared away then. ...

    sounds like you were all squared away then.


    Mask on person, not on face = exercising.


    sounds like the wallopers were exercising their discretion.

    so nothing to worry about.
  32. some observations ... the Shapton 120 can be...

    some observations ...

    the Shapton 120 can be used as either an oil stone or a water stone -- at least that is what the packaging says.
    were you using oil or water to carry the swarf away?
    ...
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    :whs:

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    Mark Thanks for the correction

    Mark
    Thanks for the correction
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    that's a very inefficient virus. 55% of people...

    that's a very inefficient virus.
    55% of people infected combined with a 70 - 80% fatality rate suggests that the Peter May's "bird flu" virus will die out very quickly.

    I don't feel like...
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    in 2009, the people turning 65 had been born in...

    in 2009, the people turning 65 had been born in 1944, while those born in 1954 were turning 65 in 2019. But, as I understand the demographics, the increase in dementia is among those older than 80,...
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    Hi Bob see this chart lifted from Treasury's...

    Hi Bob

    see this chart lifted from Treasury's 2010 Intergenerational Report
    In 2010, the dependency ratio was projected to move 600 basis points between 2010 and 2020, and 1200 basis points...
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    Perhaps it's mostly due to Australia having an...

    Perhaps it's mostly due to Australia having an aging demographic.
    Actuaries have the best handle on the relevant stats, but going off Treasury's Intergenerational reports --
    Australia's...
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    the Military fully accept that the best plan will...

    the Military fully accept that the best plan will never survive the first shot
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    Increasingly, I'm finding these sorts of "league...

    Increasingly, I'm finding these sorts of "league tables" to be of only marginal utility.


    Don't forget, that once Boris was "convinced" that achieving herd immunity by letting Covid rip was a...
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    of course, the corollary is that the population...

    of course, the corollary is that the population adjusted infection and death rates are so very very low, that its only the current non-outbreak that is causing people to consider to be vaccinated. ...
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    I would swear that I have seen such a "diagnosis"...

    I would swear that I have seen such a "diagnosis"


    :D
  43. well if you have the $$$ you can use a sliding...

    well if you have the $$$ you can use a sliding table panel saw to cut your trapezium. Just hold the piece being cut to the sliding table (make sure the fence is well out of the way) and make the...
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    the fact that 70 or 80 or even 90 percent of...

    the fact that 70 or 80 or even 90 percent of Tasmanians support border "the Tassie drawbridge" doesn't make those people right.

    At its core, the Australia Constitution is essentially an...
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    I suspect that it's more a case of the decision...

    I suspect that it's more a case of the decision [to lock down more strongly] was made a few minutes before the 11 AM press conference. i.e. the decision to lock down more strongly was not made far...
  46. The Triton saw was designed in a way that allowed...

    The Triton saw was designed in a way that allowed the fence to be slightly angled away from the blade to avoid the piece being cut binding between the blade and the fence.

    The fence should NEVER...
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    This is issue of States being permitted to close...

    This is issue of States being permitted to close their borders seemingly at will, is something I feel very strongly about.

    All state governments and territories are sailing very close to, if not...
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    Look as I've already said, even if I max out all...

    Look as I've already said, even if I max out all my credit cards, I can't get close to the >$40,000 AUD I'd need to get my wife and myself back to AUS.
    finding an additional $3,000 each for hotel...
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    well, the mark of a great cabinet maker is said...

    well, the mark of a great cabinet maker is said to be knowing how to fix one's mistakes.

    I don't claim to be a great cabinet maker, but I do know how to repair an undersize tenon or one cut at a...
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    This is how the commercial kitchen builder...

    This is how the commercial kitchen builder accomplished the "fix" to a cupboard door in my then Sydney kitchen -- BTW, I no longer own the property.

    1. use a router to excavate the back of the...
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