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    Black-shouldered Kite

    I've learned when driving and see a raptor to stop regardless, even if I've got umpteen shots of the species.

    This shows why - very often there's a surprise like this one or it is a different and...
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    The wily Willie Wagtail

    As the river slides down the rapids the aquatic insects get airborne to avoid being drowned. They're the white specs in pic 2 - not a dirty lens ;-). The Wagtail is ready to snaffle them up.
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    Thanks John. Depends a bit on the bird. ...

    Thanks John.

    Depends a bit on the bird.

    Robins are usually happy to pose. Some honeyeaters too. And those that hang out in public places can get accustomed to humans.
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    Thanks Pindan. They're cute, and hard to catch. ...

    Thanks Pindan.
    They're cute, and hard to catch.
    You have some beauties over your way. I was there in October last.
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    Yellow-tufted Honeyeaters

    These small birds flit among the foliage picking off insects and manna.

    These images are from Capertee Valley in NSW, one of two of the top 50 world bird sites that Australia has.

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  6. Thread: Bayside birds

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    Thanks John. I'll have a look. Currently it...

    Thanks John.
    I'll have a look.
    Currently it won't load anything at all in Chrome, but I'm travelling and it doesn't matter.
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    Thanks Pindan. I'm more a bird shooter than a...

    Thanks Pindan.

    I'm more a bird shooter than a birder - lol, that gets me off the hook having to be able to identify them all.

    I use a Sony A9 and Sony 400mm f2.8 with a 1.4x or 2x teleconverter.
  8. Thread: Bayside birds

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    Thanks Brad. Yes, that one's a favorite of mine...

    Thanks Brad.
    Yes, that one's a favorite of mine too.
    I've started to do some printing. That's a can of worms. The screen image is only an indication of what you get.
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    Thanks. I loaded a bunch successfully last week...

    Thanks.
    I loaded a bunch successfully last week so it may be an automatic s/w upgrade.
    It's the most recent version.
    This is what the console displayed after a load fail:

    newattachment.php:46 A...
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    Thanks Alan. No, it stood around for a while and...

    Thanks Alan.
    No, it stood around for a while and then floated around for a while.
    It'd made repeated attempts to swallow and failed, and each time pecked it down a bit to try again.
    I'm giving it...
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    Bayside birds

    The last few mornings have been crisp to say the least but with industry and traffic down the air has been very clear.

    Rickets Point, Port Phillip Bay.

    Please click the thumbnail for the full...
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    JPGs not loading

    Can someone help?

    I select a file and when I click Upload nothing happens.

    The file is 140 KB, 671 X 449 px.

    The File Manager window indicated that cookies were blocked. I unblocked them...
  13. No, no option to attach a file there. How...

    No, no option to attach a file there.

    How about you pm me an email address.
  14. It's still failing to load despite being well...

    It's still failing to load despite being well under the limits.

    I'll try to email it to you.
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    Swamp Harriers in flight

    The adults are very shy and do a 180 when they see you even if you're a mile off. The juveniles, the dark ones here, have yet to learn that.

    These were taken at the Western Treatment Plant near...
  16. I set about lengthening the bevels on a 10"...

    I set about lengthening the bevels on a 10" french cook's knife, freehanding as usual, and made a hash of it. So I installed a Tormek BGM to use an existing Sheppach large knife clamp and a newly...
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    The best of the friable wheels IME is the Norton...

    The best of the friable wheels IME is the Norton SG ceramic (blue) wheel, #46. It's slow to clog, runs cool and lasts well.
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    HSS needs to get to dull red before it's...

    HSS needs to get to dull red before it's detempered.

    For carbon steel the variables that matter are technique and the wheel type.
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    VICTORIA Yes, I miss not being able to whip up turnings to...

    Yes, I miss not being able to whip up turnings to fix things but hey ...

    Quercus is in first I'm afraid on the Wagner and maybe RE scraper.
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    VICTORIA Sure quercus. I have some blanks waiting for you...

    Sure quercus. I have some blanks waiting for you too.
    So by small scraper do you mean small bead tool? Or the round-end scraper?
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    Heads-up: tools and accessories FS

    Please see https://www.woodworkforums.com/f221/woodturning-stuff-225840#post2124097

    Thanks.
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    VICTORIA Woodturning stuff

    1. Wax bath for sealing green timber - 38cm x 29cm
    The best way I know of for doing this. Heat up the paraffin wax till it shimmers and fry, er dunk, your grain ends. Quick and efficient. You...
  23. VICTORIA Goodo. Will PM you a revised figure for both.

    Goodo. Will PM you a revised figure for both.
  24. VICTORIA Remaining: 9. 34. E. F.

    Remaining:

    9.
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    E.
    F.
  25. VICTORIA Sure.

    Sure.
  26. VICTORIA Sure. PM coming.

    Sure.
    PM coming.
  27. VICTORIA Thanks Peter. PM coming.

    Thanks Peter. PM coming.
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    VICTORIA 14, 21, and 25 remain. Make your bid here...

    14, 21, and 25 remain. Make your bid here please: https://www.woodworkforums.com/f222/blanks-erns-wood-bank-final-consolidated-225697#post2122991
  29. VICTORIA 30 and 34 only remain. Make your bid here...

    30 and 34 only remain. Make your bid here please: https://www.woodworkforums.com/f222/blanks-erns-wood-bank-final-consolidated-225697#post2122991
  30. VICTORIA E and F only remain. Make your bid here please: ...

    E and F only remain. Make your bid here please: https://www.woodworkforums.com/f222/blanks-erns-wood-bank-final-consolidated-225697#post2122991
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    VICTORIA N only remaining. Make your bid here please:...

    N only remaining. Make your bid here please: https://www.woodworkforums.com/f222/blanks-erns-wood-bank-final-consolidated-225697#post2122991
  32. VICTORIA Turning blanks from Ern's wood bank - Final (consolidated from the others)

    These are all dry and waxed and almost all came from The WoodSmith or timber suppliers at the woodwork shows.

    The measurements are conservative.

    Price is before postage. Pickup in the north of...
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    VICTORIA Today I'll consolidate the remaining blanks from...

    Today I'll consolidate the remaining blanks from the 5 threads in one new thread called Final.

    Please post there if you want one.
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    VICTORIA Please check your inbox and respond to my PM.

    Please check your inbox and respond to my PM.
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    VICTORIA Done.

    Done.
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    VICTORIA Turning blanks from Ern's wood bank - batch 5

    The measurements are conservative.

    Price is before postage. Pickup in the north of Melbourne is fine.

    If you want some, PM post the letter and your postcode for a postage quote.

    The forum...
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    VICTORIA Yes, it is. PM coming.

    Yes, it is. PM coming.
  38. VICTORIA Sure. So I have you down for ... 19. Vic...

    Sure.

    So I have you down for ...

    19. Vic B/wood
    27. Euro Ash
    G. Coolabah burl
    I. B/wood roughout
    J. Red? Oak
  39. VICTORIA Sure. BW roughout is 9 H and 13 diam.

    Sure.

    BW roughout is 9 H and 13 diam.
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    VICTORIA Sold, sorry Barry.

    Sold, sorry Barry.
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    VICTORIA Done.

    Done.
  42. VICTORIA Sorry, there was a typo in C. They're 45 cm long.

    Sorry, there was a typo in C. They're 45 cm long.
  43. VICTORIA Bowl and spindle blanks from Ern's wood bank - batch 4

    These are all dry and waxed and almost all came from The WoodSmith or timber suppliers at the woodwork shows.

    The measurements are conservative.

    Price is before postage. Pickup in the north of...
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    Just a fraction of the bank ... 447989 ...

    Just a fraction of the bank ...

    447989

    You'll note they come ready-oriented for mounting. No one else provides this service.

    The response has been strong but there are still blanks left and...
  45. VICTORIA PURCHASE UPDATES I can't edit the OP any...

    PURCHASE UPDATES

    I can't edit the OP any longer so check here for availability.

    Now also sold are ...

    27. Blackwood square
    28, 29. Qld Maple
    32. OO blanks x 3 (new buyer)
    33. Mulga...
  46. VICTORIA There's some offcuts of Redgum burls. Got a...

    There's some offcuts of Redgum burls. Got a rough size in mind?
  47. VICTORIA PM coming.

    PM coming.
  48. VICTORIA Sorry jw I'll double check but don't think so.

    Sorry jw I'll double check but don't think so.
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    VICTORIA ............ deleted .................

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    VICTORIA Pick up is no problem Rony. I'm in Reservoir. ...

    Pick up is no problem Rony. I'm in Reservoir.

    You'll need to pay for them to be held. I'll send you the details.
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