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  1. Thread: Festool link

    by Mr Brush
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    Thanks John - lots of very useful...

    Thanks John - lots of very useful Festool-specific stuff there (for my domino), plus quite a lot of good general advice on surface prep etc.:2tsup:
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    Interesting article this morning about mixing...

    Interesting article this morning about mixing AstraZeneca and Pfizer shots...as usual, other countries are well ahead of us....

    Can I get AstraZeneca now and Pfizer later? Why mixing and matching...
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    Ahhhh, that dreaded phrase..."We're from the...

    Ahhhh, that dreaded phrase..."We're from the gub'mint, and we're here to help you."

    Having just been through 18 months of waffle with little concrete action after losing our house in the...
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    I think you'll find that the promoters have...

    I think you'll find that the promoters have always been spectacularly bad at keeping their target audience updated about anything.....:(
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    ....and I did. This Tuesday just gone. Easy to...

    ....and I did. This Tuesday just gone. Easy to get an appointment (I'm in the "anyone over 50" category). I'm starting think they have more AstraZeneca vaccine than arms to put it into, certainly no...
  6. Thread: Red Cedar Box

    by Mr Brush
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    Very nicely done - like it :2tsup:

    Very nicely done - like it :2tsup:
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    i.e. you're probably more likely to be involved...

    i.e. you're probably more likely to be involved in a traffic accident on the way to GET your AstraZeneca jab. Bring it on - I'll have mine just as soon as I can get it.
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    In the words found on our family coat of arms,...

    In the words found on our family coat of arms, translated from the original Latin....."I Wouldn't Do That If I Were You" :rolleyes:
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    Latest Nikon mirrorless cameras can do this...

    Latest Nikon mirrorless cameras can do this automatically by taking multiple shots and changing focus position slightly for each, but the menu to drive it is a bit clunky/limited.

    Here's another...
  10. Thread: Inspirational

    by Mr Brush
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    I'm absolutely gobsmacked - inspirational is the...

    I'm absolutely gobsmacked - inspirational is the word :2tsup:
  11. A .22 does the trick. I'm not allowed to shoot...

    A .22 does the trick. I'm not allowed to shoot them off the backs of our cattle though. :oo:
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    Unfortunately, Triton never did anything to...

    Unfortunately, Triton never did anything to correct what was clearly a design/manufacturing flaw with their speed controllers. I got a new replacement from the UK for my MOF-001 when the controller...
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    Fine Woodworking subscription

    This immediately made me remember trying to unsubscribe from Taunton Fine Woodworking magazine (the "cancel credit card" idea worked in the end....)

    https://dilbert.com/strip/2021-01-10
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    N.S.W. Absolute bargain for someone there - none of...

    Absolute bargain for someone there - none of those minor issues affect the function of the jig.:2tsup:
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    Coming soon to an empty patch of sea near...

    Coming soon to an empty patch of sea near you.....

    Star of the South

    I have an indirect connection with this project. Predictably, it's the onshore portion that is causing all the issues !!
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    DONE: Pete - PM sent

    Pete - PM sent
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    DONE: I have a pair of the 10" DMT DuoSharp diamond...

    I have a pair of the 10" DMT DuoSharp diamond plates (double-sided) that I no longer use - I went over to a CBN wheel followed by stones for honing.

    They look like this:-

    DMT W250EFNB 10-Inch...
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    At some point, the declining feed in tariff(and...

    At some point, the declining feed in tariff(and utilities limiting feed in due to grid instability) will intersect the falling price of home battery storage, probably within the next 2-3 years.
    ...
  19. I agree with Wongo - Brushbox. I have some with...

    I agree with Wongo - Brushbox. I have some with grain/colour exactly like that. As well as the hardness and cranky grain, the high silica content will stuff blades in no time. Best rough dimensioned...
  20. DRAWN & CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
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    Very nicely done :2tsup:.

    Very nicely done :2tsup:.
  22. Ahhh......'tis a mighty beast of a plane. Glad to...

    Ahhh......'tis a mighty beast of a plane. Glad to see it's gone to a good home.:2tsup:
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    Well, they've certainly brought it on...

    Well, they've certainly brought it on themselves....:((

    As an owner of several JET machines, purchased over the years from (I think) a different supplier every time, support and supply of spares...
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    Spectacular job - fantastic restoration. The...

    Spectacular job - fantastic restoration. The figure and colour in that timber, especially the lid, is just amazing. :2tsup:
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    CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
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    "Never trust any wild creatures that appear to be...

    "Never trust any wild creatures that appear to be smiling at you. They're almost certainly up to something."
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    Thanks - that's what I'd been told, but never...

    Thanks - that's what I'd been told, but never looked closely before. We must have 30-40 of them living on our 20 acres, several generations of birds, and there's hardly ever any arguments. We do see...
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    Judging by colouring on the back of the neck, I...

    Judging by colouring on the back of the neck, I think it's a girl? Any Magpie experts care to confirm? The males have a more definite edge to the white patch on the back of the neck?

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    Let's try that again, right way up.....478405

    Let's try that again, right way up.....478405
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    Careful......mine rapidly progressed from...

    Careful......mine rapidly progressed from inspecting the tablesaw to sitting on my knee. It just wandered into the shed one day and made itself at home.

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    Almost all materials/tools required for picture...

    Almost all materials/tools required for picture framing are readily available to purchase. Several framing shops in our area will cut the mat on their computer-controlled cutter to dimensions you...
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    This is the tape we used to seal the back around...

    This is the tape we used to seal the back around the edge - usually the 48mm version unless the frame was very thin: -

    Kikusui Brown Tape – Tapes Online

    Kikusui brand. No need to wet it, use it...
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    A lot of framing places will sell all the...

    A lot of framing places will sell all the materials to DIY, including 3mm foamcore :2tsup:
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    All mat materials and foamcore for framing are...

    All mat materials and foamcore for framing are specifically acid free to avoid damaging the work. Good reason NOT to use MDF or masonite. :)
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    Foamcore comes in 3mm and 5/6mm thicknesses....

    Foamcore comes in 3mm and 5/6mm thicknesses. Provided the frame isn't too big, the 3mm will be stiff enough. Anything much bigger than 300mm on a side really needs the thicker foamcore, but 3mm is...
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    Speaking as an old picture framer from way...

    Speaking as an old picture framer from way back......there's a reason commercial frame mouldings are made with VERY soft timber.

    There are two varieties of push points; permanent (silver colour,...
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    CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
  38. 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.
  41. 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...
  47. Thread: Padauk

    by Mr Brush
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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.
  49. 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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