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    CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
  2. Trick for new players - compress the tenon...

    Trick for new players - compress the tenon slightly in the vise to get a nice easy assembly fit. Swells up again when glued for the final assembly.
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    ABC Radio are doing a fantastic job of keeping...

    ABC Radio are doing a fantastic job of keeping everyone informed, and the RFS are working wonders in very difficult conditions.....huge thanks to everyone involved.

    While listening to the ABC this...
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    The government is MIA - too busy watching their...

    The government is MIA - too busy watching their pretty fireworks in Sydney.
  5. Excel works in mysterious ways - there are some...

    Excel works in mysterious ways - there are some drop down menus that make the lights dim along our entire street :oo: :D

    Just be careful you don't accidentally delete the internet.
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    Thanks for posting that Ian - very sobering...

    Thanks for posting that Ian - very sobering indeed. The disconnect between politics and the real world just keeps growing :((
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    Evan - you've already benefited (indirectly) from...

    Evan - you've already benefited (indirectly) from the performance of G15 :D

    A liberal coating of G15 on all exposed metal, and seal each tool individually in a ziplock plastic bag. Works for me....
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    The solution to all these problems could lie with...

    The solution to all these problems could lie with a VIABLE opposition party, but just like the UK we don't appear to have one..... :((
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    Maybe the best compromise is to set a limit on...

    Maybe the best compromise is to set a limit on the number of "free" days that volunteers should be expected to contribute, this being a number of at least 10-15 days. Beyond that, ALL of them are...
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    The only surprise to me was that someone whose...

    The only surprise to me was that someone whose entire career has been built on marketing, spin, and "optics" could so fundamentally misjudge the mood of the country. In practical terms he's as useful...
  11. Thread: Padauk

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    Paduak is another of those timbers (like...

    Paduak is another of those timbers (like purpleheart) that changes colour drastically due to UV exposure. It might start out pinkish or orange-red when fresh cut, but will inevitably change to a dark...
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    I've always used an engine hoist for...

    I've always used an engine hoist for loading/unloading heavy stuff, e.g. 3-phase jointer/thicknesser. Can be hired.
  13. Hi Evan, If I remember correctly, the low...

    Hi Evan,

    If I remember correctly, the low angle smoother came out first - it was one of the very early BU models, and in fact the first decent quality plane I ever owned. Later they brought out...
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    I'm guessing the bamboo benchtop would also be...

    I'm guessing the bamboo benchtop would also be very stable, since it doesn't really have grain as such?
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    Couldn't agree more. However, it doesn't help...

    Couldn't agree more. However, it doesn't help that most people turning right just stop bang slap in the middle of their lane, indicator on, with no attempt to position themselves as far to the right...
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    Awesome work - very nice designs. Love the...

    Awesome work - very nice designs. Love the dogwoods, but that Crane Box really caught my eye too. :2tsup:
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    "Allan scampers into the net, and delivers a...

    "Allan scampers into the net, and delivers a crisp volley return."

    Well played, sir. :D
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    "Inside every old person, there's a young person...

    "Inside every old person, there's a young person wondering what happened."
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    What they said. Two separate sleds are infinitely...

    What they said. Two separate sleds are infinitely preferable to one half-arsed "universal" sled. As soon as you've used that sled design for both 90 and 45 degree cuts, it's essentially trashed.
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    WANTED:A.C.T. Oh no, slippery slope ahead :D Can't help you...

    Oh no, slippery slope ahead :D

    Can't help you with this one, but maybe there is someone out there who has one (but found it too difficult to drive) ??

    Good luck on your quest, Sir Evan :2tsup:
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    VICTORIA Absolute bargain for someone in VIC (who has a...

    Absolute bargain for someone in VIC (who has a large shed)....looks very well cared for. :2tsup:
  22. Thread: Colonoscopy

    by Mr Brush
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    Had my first "top 'n' tail" this year, and all...

    Had my first "top 'n' tail" this year, and all clear. Procedure is nothing to worry about, because you're not "there" when it happens, but happily off in the land of nod. The preparation, though, is...
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    GORE WARNING True - but I've lost count of the places I've...

    True - but I've lost count of the places I've worked where interlocks were nobbled, etc. in the interests of productivity or usability. "It's all fun and games until someone loses a .....hand", as...
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    GORE WARNING Weird - I've seen more professional cabinetmakers...

    Weird - I've seen more professional cabinetmakers with injuries from a bandsaw than from a tablesaw. Maybe just something about their benign nature (all force directed down into the table) that makes...
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    WANTED:A.C.T. Hi Evan - your parcel is on the launchpad and...

    Hi Evan - your parcel is on the launchpad and will hit the post tomorrow morning.
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    WANTED:A.C.T. Lol....I think it's the only tool for which I...

    Lol....I think it's the only tool for which I still have the original box, in which it lives between outings, and the Limited Edition certificate that came with it. Like you, I think mine was a WWW...
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    WANTED:A.C.T. Oh, those old things. I have one of...

    Oh, those old things. I have one of those.....common as muck..... :rolleyes::D

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    WANTED:A.C.T. True - but I got the "user" version.....:D. The...

    True - but I got the "user" version.....:D. The one you linked is the "bling" version.......lol
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    WANTED:A.C.T. Also have a Veritas block plane that I never use...

    Also have a Veritas block plane that I never use (too big - got the LN ones instead).

    Trouble is it's the fanciest one they make, wind-tunnel tested to have lowest possible drag coefficient...
    ...
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    WANTED:A.C.T. I have a couple of Veritas dovetail saws, almost...

    I have a couple of Veritas dovetail saws, almost unused, surplus to requirements. Can't remember which ones they are, but will dig them out over the weekend if you're interested.

    I went over to...
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    Holy crap - are you sure you didn't plant a magic...

    Holy crap - are you sure you didn't plant a magic bean??

    That's a monster :2tsup:
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    I've been fascinated by peacock spiders ever...

    I've been fascinated by peacock spiders ever since seeing this:-

    YouTube

    Awesome little creatures
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    Love the egg !! Are peacock spiders found...

    Love the egg !!

    Are peacock spiders found across all states, or just WA?? I know they are tiny - how on earth do you find them???
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    Another vote for Selleys contact adhesive. I used...

    Another vote for Selleys contact adhesive. I used it to stick roo tail leather onto a timber substrate when I made up a set of strops.

    Lovely bench by the OP - very nicely done.
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    There are several points on the IOM TT course...

    There are several points on the IOM TT course designed to remind riders that neither the brakes nor the steering work when both wheels are off the ground. :oo:

    I remember watching this some time...
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    QUEENSLAND The "Tiger Tank" of planes....just about...

    The "Tiger Tank" of planes....just about unstoppable. Very nice. :2tsup:
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    :whs: A CBN wheel on a slow speed grinder is...

    :whs: A CBN wheel on a slow speed grinder is your friend...... :2tsup:
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    WANTED:A.C.T. Ahhh - that's the first version I mentioned...

    Ahhh - that's the first version I mentioned above. A most excellent plane, but the blade doesn't fit other planes in the current BU "family" as far I know.

    The second version looks like this:-
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    WANTED:A.C.T. I presume by Veritas LA smoother you mean the...

    I presume by Veritas LA smoother you mean the bevel up variety? I only ask because there were 2 versions of this plane. The earlier one (with flat sides, suitable for shooting board) had a slightly...
  40. Thread: Common Sense

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    I'm pretty sure that "retrospective abortion"...

    I'm pretty sure that "retrospective abortion" isn't legal in NSW?
  41. Thread: Common Sense

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    "Inside every old person is a young person...

    "Inside every old person is a young person wondering what happened." :D
  42. Thread: Common Sense

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    No, "common sense" has been demoted to oxymoron...

    No, "common sense" has been demoted to oxymoron status....:(
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    As we have come to expect from you, Derek, very...

    As we have come to expect from you, Derek, very nicely put together and exceedingly cunning :2tsup:
  44. Bench vises are for wimps..........he's certainly...

    Bench vises are for wimps..........he's certainly creative :2tsup:
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    It seems to be the mantra for politicians...

    It seems to be the mantra for politicians everywhere.....especially that orange chap you have running your place right now :D
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    6+13 (above) = "If you completely ignore the...

    6+13 (above) = "If you completely ignore the rules people will, half the time, quietly rewrite them so that they don't apply to you" - Terry Pratchett
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    Working on various large civil projects around...

    Working on various large civil projects around Sydney, we have to complete a "Take 5" checklist before commencing a specific task. This is formalised as a little pocket-sized notebook, in which the...
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    Eggs..quisite :2tsup:

    Eggs..quisite :2tsup:
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    Remember that with the addition of a simple...

    Remember that with the addition of a simple holder to keep the backside of the plate off the workbench/mat, you can use these plates double-sided with different grit pastes. I only have one of the...
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    Thinking on the small scale......I can see one of...

    Thinking on the small scale......I can see one of these somewhere in your future :2tsup:

    Jointmaker Pro v2

    Check out the videos.
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