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  1. Exactly what I was going to say.

    Exactly what I was going to say.
  2. Watches aren't a high strength application. They...

    Watches aren't a high strength application. They do endure vibration but watchmakers have specific means to stop threads loosening.

    Have any of you ever wondered why we have coarse and fine...
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    It started when I started cleaning out the...

    It started when I started cleaning out the garage. Lots of dust, much of it made by vermin. I've had these before and they linger. Blessed bother.

    But if you drink enough it either cures your...
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    As a lifelong whisky drinker there was a time...

    As a lifelong whisky drinker there was a time when people thought adding anything to a single malt was heresy. Apparently teh thing now is to start neat and as you say add a little water with each...
  5. The only fasteners you'll ever need :D

    The only fasteners you'll ever need :D
  6. You clearly haven't seen any of my projects. :D ...

    You clearly haven't seen any of my projects. :D

    Timber is usually sized in rough sawn, so if you get it dressed at all you lose on both dimensions typically 3mm or 1/8 inch off each face.

    And...
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    wet and dry for bad ones then metal polish and...

    wet and dry for bad ones then metal polish and finish with toothpaste to really get them smooth.

    If you can't find the inhibitor coating headlight protectors will do the job and maybe prevent a...
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    Mine is in the back room of the house. I...

    Mine is in the back room of the house.

    I learned autocad in the late 80's hated it. Slow and frustrating. In 05 I got a job as a design draftsman using NX. Within a few months I could build a...
  9. You do get a lot of noise. Interestingly I was...

    You do get a lot of noise. Interestingly I was talking to some friends the other day on the phone and they said they got a lot more bs on FBM than gumtree, while my experience is the opposite. My...
  10. I have heaps of stuff on gumtree and FB...

    I have heaps of stuff on gumtree and FB marketplace. I don't do ebay because of their fees and "buyer protection". All a buyer has to do is claim I did something wrong and I lose my item and my...
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    And if you do go for replacement nicads or nimh...

    And if you do go for replacement nicads or nimh batteries you should be able to get them for about $10 each, so $50 not the 80 in that ebay auction.
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    I bought a kit from lmii years ago. Very happy....

    I bought a kit from lmii years ago. Very happy. The kit wizard will take some time getting your head around it but basically you buy what you want get work done to teh stage you want and you finish...
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    At my work years ago was a bloke who was not the...

    At my work years ago was a bloke who was not the sharpest knife in the drawer and pretty dodgy.

    One day he was spotted driving down the centenary highway, at 100kmh, with the wheelie bin hanging...
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    If your ducting is 4" you might consider this: ...

    If your ducting is 4" you might consider this:

    Rain Harvesting 100mm High Level Flanged Tank Overflow Outlet

    I used 2 to turn a bin into a cyclonic catcher for the chunky stuff and catch finer...
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    General rule, if the job is large introduce the...

    General rule, if the job is large introduce the tool to the job. If the job is small introduce the timber to the tool. Move the small bit.

    I have introduced long and large items to my hybrid saw...
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    It's easy to find Geelong, just look where...

    It's easy to find Geelong, just look where Victoria's capital should have been...

    As my great aunt got old my ah family tried to get her in a home claiming she had dementur or some such thing....
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    Chemtrails, definitely chemtrails.

    Chemtrails, definitely chemtrails.
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    I seem to recall, Whitlam I think it was, in teh...

    I seem to recall, Whitlam I think it was, in teh 70's decided computers had no future so encouraged our blossoming computer industry to shut down and go do something useful...

    You know Leyland was...
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    pages are just complex beasts.... It's the way...

    pages are just complex beasts....

    It's the way html works and has from the start. All formatting is relative so the browser can apply the most appropriate settings for the viewer. Unfortunately it...
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    Many years ago Elizabeth and I were walking...

    Many years ago Elizabeth and I were walking through a local house built on a concrete slab. There was a huge upwelling in the dinging room under teh table, something between 6" and 12" and maybe a...
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    resize browser window and you will be able to...

    resize browser window and you will be able to access the login boxes.
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    Resize your window. The page layout will move...

    Resize your window. The page layout will move around and at the right size you can access the login boxes.
  23. There are vote-saving provisions in the Electoral...

    There are vote-saving provisions in the Electoral Act that allow some ballot papers to be included in the count even though the voting rules have not been fully met.
    For House of Representatives...
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    When I started my apprenticeship (shortly after...

    When I started my apprenticeship (shortly after the discovery of fire and the wheel) I set out starry eyed to buy teh very best tools. I've still got most of my stahwille spanners. As the years...
  25. Thread: Idiots in 2019

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    OMG I'd blocked that from my memory...pain!

    OMG I'd blocked that from my memory...pain!
  26. I understand the voting system but you are't...

    I understand the voting system but you are't quite right anymore. They changed the federal senate so you only have to vote for X number of candidates then your vote can expire. So you have that...
  27. Thread: Idiots in 2019

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    Frozen Tartare is uncomfortable.... Don't even...

    Frozen Tartare is uncomfortable....

    Don't even start on the pronunciation of Jaguar or Porsche.......
  28. Your prejudices are showing, you might want to...

    Your prejudices are showing, you might want to tuck those back in. Calling people names isn't clever. politicians are not the problem, they are a symptom. The electorate who put them there is the...
  29. Thread: Idiots in 2019

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    Funny story (I hope). I used to make up jugs of...

    Funny story (I hope). I used to make up jugs of coffee and chill it in the fridge, drank it black with lots of sugar. Many moon later I discovered the vietnamese do it exactly the same way. I was...
  30. Thanks but it's the same all over. Politics is...

    Thanks but it's the same all over. Politics is REALLY simple. The problem is the people who are into it overthink it.

    Republicans will always vote for the republican candidate, democrats the...
  31. CNN ? Fake news! Just remember you got Trump...

    CNN ? Fake news!

    Just remember you got Trump because of Hilary. If the democrats had fielded an electable candidate they would have won at a canter. How utterly deluded do you have to be to stand...
  32. Up here total tools are hopeless. You'd get more...

    Up here total tools are hopeless. You'd get more expert service at coles. We are lucky as we have trade tools direct. Used to be queensland trade tools. They are often too dear but occasionally have...
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    Oh sh*t I'm the older brother. This explains a...

    Oh sh*t I'm the older brother. This explains a lot!
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    Most of the important information is in SOME of...

    Most of the important information is in SOME of the preceding posts. I think the reason it gets strong responses from Americans is it's not sweet and the flavour is very strong. If you spread it...
  35. maybe we should have a swap. I'm missing a few...

    maybe we should have a swap. I'm missing a few woodsmith and conversely have a few doubles. I also have other ww mags I don't want which I could offer as swaps....
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    Bunnings sell sullage pipes that might be the...

    Bunnings sell sullage pipes that might be the right diameter. The cheapest one is $10 I think. If you can salvage the end fittings that might work.
  37. Thread: Custody

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    My comment was about that also. Even when...

    My comment was about that also. Even when convincingly linked to the crime at my place and with previous convictions she walked, to do it again and again.I see it all the time, first hand.
  38. Thread: Custody

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    Maybe "practising barrister"'s perspective is...

    Maybe "practising barrister"'s perspective is different to us who have had our houses knocked off, bikes and cars stolen.

    My place got done in 2016. They were spotted by the chippies building a...
  39. Thread: Ugly Skerry

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    Boating is an irrational passtime let alone...

    Boating is an irrational passtime let alone building or renovating boats. As long as everyone's happy and no one dies it'all good.
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    I had the same problem but I got round it by...

    I had the same problem but I got round it by making my web browser window smaller, about half three size of the computer screen. Signed in and made it big again.
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    One slash and you're ash...

    One slash and you're ash...
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    BobL: Do you have any experience with the solar...

    BobL: Do you have any experience with the solar rood fans ? noise wise?

    Assuming it's a cavity ceiling putting the fan on the roof and vents in the ceiling would isolate the noise somewhat but it...
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    The first are called whirlybirds, at least here...

    The first are called whirlybirds, at least here in brisbane. They cost from $70 last I looked. They rely on convection, they are barely a pump at all. I have 2 in the shed and they are better than...
  44. Thread: Ugly Skerry

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    Beach cat and small dinghy rigs are heap. Laser...

    Beach cat and small dinghy rigs are heap. Laser rigs are unstayed and you get more sail area into the bargain, but the rig isn't the big problem.
  45. Thread: Ugly Skerry

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    Well you have 2 issues. Areas that are...

    Well you have 2 issues.

    Areas that are unsealed will allow water into the timber and damage it. You may be able to recover from this by drying it out for a long time in low humidity but better to...
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    Is that the one from ipswich that was advertised...

    Is that the one from ipswich that was advertised a while back ? I'm at Mt Crosby so not exactly down the road but I'll help if I can...
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    The leg will atrophy but it will recover quickly....

    The leg will atrophy but it will recover quickly.

    My first broken leg was at 13 I think. I'd qualified for the school regional long distance run and was quite annoyed I couldn't make it. The...
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    As a lifelong expert in broken bones I was quite...

    As a lifelong expert in broken bones I was quite alarmed when you said fracture and plate in the same paragraph.

    I have my own crutches (I've needed them so many times I decided to invest). The...
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    If it helps at all I can pop it on my google...

    If it helps at all I can pop it on my google drive and it can be directly downloaded. If you prefer to keep distribution contained than that's fine, just offering.
  50. Thread: Skin Cancers

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    Some GP'shave specialist training to inspect for...

    Some GP'shave specialist training to inspect for skin cancers. They do it for a normal long consult fee. You should definitely do that as a minimum.

    I've had a check over by a skin specialist....
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