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    Coming in a bit late here, but DO NOT use...

    Coming in a bit late here, but DO NOT use 'sharps' or normal pointed arrows for shooting at ANY animal. Even broadheads can be problematic, they are supposed to eventually fall out if they don't kill...
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    I don't think anyone has mentioned the DeWalt...

    I don't think anyone has mentioned the DeWalt D26204K-XE kit with a plunge and fixed base. $415 at Sydney Tools. It now only comes with a 1/4" collet, but a while ago I button holed a DeWalt rep at a...
  3. Thread: Pet Rats

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    Other notes - Don't get 2 males or a male &...

    Other notes - Don't get 2 males or a male & female. The males will fight until one dies (sometimes litter mates will tolerate each other). Male + female = LOTS of babies. So make sure you get 2...
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    I think you will have to import your own if you...

    I think you will have to import your own if you want quality. Tools for Working Wood in the US & some Lee Valley files are made in Europe and they actually care about the quality of what they sell,...
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    There is a dedicated 'disabled' car park off...

    There is a dedicated 'disabled' car park off Grand Parade right up near the railway bridge, fully paved access to the various stands. So it might be a good idea to make sure you have her parking...
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    Rose Hill station is the pits - no elevators,...

    Rose Hill station is the pits - no elevators, tiny platform shelter, steep stairs, half hour service to Clyde station where you face another stairs only climb up and down then another half hour or so...
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    Had a test of Amazon Oz, and got the goods...

    Had a test of Amazon Oz, and got the goods shipped reasonably fast from the vendor, not Amazon. I deliberately looked for local suppliers and was annoyed to find that one of the vendors was just a...
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    Well, this discussion seems to have broken...

    Well, this discussion seems to have broken 'BICON' (is that short for BIgCON?) and its now 'down'. Wonder if it will get fixed before New Year?
  9. In case its a ball bearing in the process of...

    In case its a ball bearing in the process of failing, mark the wheels with chalk and see if the 'clunk' comes at the same place each time. Sometimes one ball will go bad or a chip will break off in...
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    I've had 2 friends injured from hard-on-hard...

    I've had 2 friends injured from hard-on-hard impacts. One I was on site for and he a pair of tweezers to fish out a nasty chunk of metal which had gone in one side of his finger and was just under...
  11. There is plenty of soapstone mined in the Blue...

    There is plenty of soapstone mined in the Blue Mountains according to NSW Resources, but it is all done at closed mines, the stone is crushed at the mine face and then sent out by a conveyor belt...
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    Looks like part of an old 'Euro hinge', the sort...

    Looks like part of an old 'Euro hinge', the sort of thing that are sold in packs at Bunnings and other modern hardware suppliers like ElRaco, I think even Ikea sell them. It looks like it is missing...
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    The Strand Arcade in Sydney had hydraulic lifts,...

    The Strand Arcade in Sydney had hydraulic lifts, and they were in operation long after the Sydney Hydraulic Power Company ceased operations (some of the ponds around Mill Pond Drive at Mascot were...
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    If you are in Bunnings, look for Bosch nails...

    If you are in Bunnings, look for Bosch nails which were kept in the same section as the staples for hand staplers. I think they are type 13 but may be a bit shorter, maybe 12mm?. Unfortunately...
  15. Thread: Bench Legs

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    My PC has hysterics when I try to open Sketchup...

    My PC has hysterics when I try to open Sketchup files but......

    If you want a good, solid table top, go to Bunnings and look for one of the multi-piece glued up hardwood wood counter tops that...
  16. Thread: Self-Checkout

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    One of the local supermarket chains had their...

    One of the local supermarket chains had their machines programmed so they would NOT print a receipt until after you had removed your items from the out side, which just used to stuff things up as...
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    No, the service IS a joke. I think more and...

    No, the service IS a joke.

    I think more and more store managers seem to gauge their success by how long the checkout queues are, so they close all but one manual checkout AND close most (or ALL)...
  18. GORE WARNING As several people have pointed out, don't put saw...

    As several people have pointed out, don't put saw blades on angle grinders. When visiting a friend in hospital the neighbouring bed had a bloke in it hooked up to one of the demand morphine machines...
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    Bunnings DAR pine is marked as coming from...

    Bunnings DAR pine is marked as coming from 'Claymark' in New Zealand. If you have a local timber yard Bunnings will be the cheapest place to buy DAR. Bunnies only stock Porta in mouldings and 6mm to...
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    No, the 'new' timber from Bunnings and soon...

    No, the 'new' timber from Bunnings and soon everywhere IS smaller - it used to be 70mm DAR and they are playing with other sizes too. Soon they will be holding up a tongue depressor and telling us...
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    Illegitimae non carborundum Don't let the...

    Illegitimae non carborundum

    Don't let the bastards grind you down.
  22. Thread: No Google

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    Right click on the icon, then click on...

    Right click on the icon, then click on 'properties' - this will tell you if some 'helpful' program update has deleted the actual address of Google from your icons (and probably browser 'favorites' as...
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    I've had success with these guys for slotted...

    I've had success with these guys for slotted screws as well as their square headed screws, also recommended by Chris Schwarz of PWW and Lost Art Press. The main problem is not ordering EVERYTHING.
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    Chesand beat me to it - for phones & Internet...

    Chesand beat me to it - for phones & Internet there is the Telco Ombudsman, some states have a separate power ombudsman's office, otherwise bother the relevant Minister's Office - often quicker but...
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    Big Shed, I still have one of those in the back...

    Big Shed, I still have one of those in the back yard in working order. The top section had to be replaced when a Willy-willy (call them tornadoes these days)came thru one Christmas and demolished it...
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    All I know is, don't get behind me in a queue -...

    All I know is, don't get behind me in a queue - any other queue will be faster than the one I am standing in. I have proved this numerous times, I get in a queue with 1 person ahead of me, they then...
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    There was an article in one of the US wood...

    There was an article in one of the US wood magazines(?) some years ago from a bloke who went 'antique' shopping, he turned up a 'panther head' saw in good condition for not much $$$- apparently very...
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    Just for day dreaming purposes, do a search on...

    Just for day dreaming purposes, do a search on cycles and the Boer War - several cycles were converted into rail patrol vehicles with modified rims and an outrigger, can't remember where I found the...
  29. If you go the tree screen process you will have...

    If you go the tree screen process you will have to wait several years for them to get tall enough to give any benefit. You would probably be looking for some of the 'pencil pine' trees, planted about...
  30. If the boxes are totally covered in cloth and not...

    If the boxes are totally covered in cloth and not exposed to moisture at all (like a cold glass on a humid day) then you really don't have to finish the boxes at all. If they are placed in areas of...
  31. Thread: dangerous goods

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    In NSW eating knives are specifically exempted...

    In NSW eating knives are specifically exempted under the relevant act, as are knives carried for religious purposes (one dozy constable got a good kick up the butt for harassing a Sikh taxi driver)...
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    I use a couple of HTC commercial covers on my...

    I use a couple of HTC commercial covers on my bandsaw and 10" table saw, seems to keep the rust at bay (Sydney near a river). Most of the other tools manage as best they can, not much dust can...
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    Something I should have mentioned - if you are...

    Something I should have mentioned - if you are looking for cheap ply or MDF, have a look at Gumtree, Freecycle or similar online services for 'free to pick up' items - my neighbours picked up about...
  34. Thread: What to buy

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    I still have my old Triton 2000 but these days...

    I still have my old Triton 2000 but these days just about the only job I use it for is cutting thin strips for shelf edging or cutting the tongue and groove off recycled floor boards. I also have a...
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    I have used Elraco in Sth Australia to purchase...

    I have used Elraco in Sth Australia to purchase drawer slides and other hardware. They have 'flat rate' shipping which can be a big saving vs OzPost.
    Australian Online Hardware and Restoration...
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    Coming in a bit late here, but there are several...

    Coming in a bit late here, but there are several sets of free plans on line for basic, beginners work benches that use very basic joinery, ply or MDF for the top and such. A quick Google search will...
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    What Mobyturns said. You can also gut the...

    What Mobyturns said.

    You can also gut the battery case and wire a dedicated extension cord and plug. Several years ago someone posted their conversion of a Triton 18v drill to run off a...
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    Hope you don't have any cats. Apparently they are...

    Hope you don't have any cats. Apparently they are renown for pawing holes in the paper rather than go around.
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    Or ask the Missus/Girlfriend for an old...

    Or ask the Missus/Girlfriend for an old stocking/pantyhose and put that over the pleated filter. Stops large shavings and things from poking holes in the filter but needs to be shaken out...
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    There are two different epoxy systems for...

    There are two different epoxy systems for concrete floors, but unfortunately my 'expert' on them has retired. One is slippery when dry and the other seems good until it gets wet when it turns into a...
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    You might want to thread some home irrigation...

    You might want to thread some home irrigation pipe through the bushes with a bunch of spray heads. Then when the noisy #^^&* starts up you just turn the hose on 'to water the plants'. He should get...
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    What FenceFurniture said - Tools for Working...

    What FenceFurniture said - Tools for Working Wood. As well as their holdfasts they have a really nice line of handsaws saws both completed and in kit form, plus lots of generally nice stuff such as...
  43. Have a rummage through its sister site -...

    Have a rummage through its sister site - Hovelbenk. There are lots of older posts over the years with clear photos of gear from the Vasa and the castle that they stopped work on back in the late...
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    What Doug said. Also common in historical sources...

    What Doug said. Also common in historical sources talking about ship building timbers - they wanted field grown Oaks for ribs and brackets because of the limb branching and forest grown oaks for...
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    Thank you Sir, for the good wishes. I have a bit...

    Thank you Sir, for the good wishes. I have a bit under 20 years to reach your mark. Hope you have had a wonderful time, and have a safe, happy and prosperous New Year.
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    From personal knowledge (retired Police officer)...

    From personal knowledge (retired Police officer) quite a bit of the 'fall' in crime statistics is due to the Police being too busy to put all the incidents on the computer. Back in the late 1990's a...
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    Or of course the previous owner's kids (always...

    Or of course the previous owner's kids (always blame the kids) could have taken it apart and no one could remember how it was supposed to go together.
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    Do you have any pets or vagrant wild life like a...

    Do you have any pets or vagrant wild life like a possum? Animals have a habit of either moving things or taking them and hiding them in their favourite places. I have a possum that likes to break...
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    I've had problems with Win10 and IE trying to...

    I've had problems with Win10 and IE trying to view YouTube video's. After much swearing I just downloaded Chrome and use that just to view YouTube videos - I think they are all owned by Google or...
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    I'm with Sturdee on this - write to council,...

    I'm with Sturdee on this - write to council, require a written reply, danger to your property and road users, demand details of council's insurers. Friend of my father's had problems with an...
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