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    As said earlier a rasp. Also a "Four in Hand". I...

    As said earlier a rasp. Also a "Four in Hand". I bought a couple here for about $10 each.

    Basically it is a rasp and file on a flat side and a second rasp and file on the convex side. It is...
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    groan

    groan
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    Odd. . . . When I was in 12th year, an...

    Odd. . . .

    When I was in 12th year, an engineer from one of the aerospace companies did a demo at our physics class. One of the things that they showed was Stainless Steel honeycomb. Reportedly...
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    I saw the comment about the termites eating the...

    I saw the comment about the termites eating the wall board or sheet rock.

    What they really eat is the paper backing of the wall board. Here we have foil back wall board and a type with an insect...
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    File this under 'Stupid things that people do in...

    File this under 'Stupid things that people do in their youth'.
    I was in my mid 30s and the company that I worked for (Now Experian) had sent a group of us up to Silicon Valley for training. There...
  6. Thread: Bending Timber

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    I made a set of dining chairs. The back rails...

    I made a set of dining chairs. The back rails needed to be curved. The first chair, an experiment for class, the back rails were cut curved on the band saw from laminated timber. The back rails in...
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    LOL! I remember that one. Mr. Lebinger told it...

    LOL! I remember that one. Mr. Lebinger told it in class, 8th year about 1955 or 1956.
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    Ah yes! Mr. Kirchhoff and his laws rear their...

    Ah yes! Mr. Kirchhoff and his laws rear their ugly heads again. Anyone who has studied electronics has suffered through the chapter on Kirchhoff's Laws.
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    Here we can get depth gauges almost free but they...

    Here we can get depth gauges almost free but they are only good to about inch or 19mm. Typically they are used to measure the tread depth on tyres. If one asks nicely, usually the blokes at the...
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    The rhetorical question: Why do motorcycle...

    The rhetorical question:

    Why do motorcycle riders have bugs in their teeth?

    (Been there, done that and I understand)
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    I needed a piece of flat glass for a sort of...

    I needed a piece of flat glass for a sort of Scary Sharp process.

    I went to a shop that made glass enclosures for showers. I explained what I needed. The owner asked me to give him a few minutes....
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    Two incidents for a cure

    Two incidents to cure back seat driving.
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    It was 1960 and before Interstate I-5 had been built up the western coast of the US.

    We were heading home (Cardiff by the...
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    Oh, Just to be able to see those magnificent...

    Oh, Just to be able to see those magnificent machines . . . . . .
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    Allow me a bit of sarcasm if you don't mind. ...

    Allow me a bit of sarcasm if you don't mind. Here we occasionally run across "articles" in print, on the evening news and on the web purporting how bad solar and wind energy is for the grid. As we...
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    To me it sounds like the supreme being was making...

    To me it sounds like the supreme being was making a statement. ? ? ? ?
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    There is a magic word, "Box". It is not very good...

    There is a magic word, "Box". It is not very good aerodynamically.

    Here, before we went to the square dust bins for automated pick up and emptying, perviously we used metal trash cans, about 30...
  17. Don, I would be more concerned about any of the...

    Don,
    I would be more concerned about any of the finishes reacting with the vinyl sticker.

    I am not a luthier but the logic of sanding down to the level of the vinyl sticker eludes me.

    As for...
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    Forget the digital gauge. Take a piece of...

    Forget the digital gauge.

    Take a piece of hardwood timber that has been through a thicknesser about 19 or 20 mm thick and about 75 to 100 mm wide. Use your miter gauge and cut the timber into a...
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    Something along the lines of: But we've always...

    Something along the lines of:

    But we've always done it that way.
  20. Thread: Cows

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    Cow

    Cow
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    We had a local news crew capture the safety...

    We had a local news crew capture the safety valves popping on some propane cylinders. They were in the back of a pick-up truck (Ute?) and the truck was on fire. Some rather spectacular footage but...
  22. Thread: looking looking

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    Here I would go to a salvage yard. If they scrap...

    Here I would go to a salvage yard. If they scrap appliances they probably have a mountain of them as they are cast iron and scrapped differently than the white porcelain sides of an appliance.
    ...
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    He can't even do that correctly. There is a...

    He can't even do that correctly.

    There is a little known philosophy that if repeated often enough it becomes fact. However it takes years for hearsay to become fact. In the office I would say:...
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    Oh goodness! I have seen that happen too many...

    Oh goodness! I have seen that happen too many times.
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    Here we have an empty swap for full. Yes it is...

    Here we have an empty swap for full. Yes it is probably more expensive on a consumption basis. However it solves the need for retesting and certification.

    Another option is to get yourself a set...
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    Actually a goose.

    Actually a goose.
  27. Thread: Tables

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    Not really. I worked with him and he was out to...

    Not really. I worked with him and he was out to lunch most of the time.
  28. My thoughts are to glue a piece of MDF to...

    My thoughts are to glue a piece of MDF to strengthen the area of the joint. Hide it in the back side.
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    I got a laugh when "Surveyor" was mentioned. ...

    I got a laugh when "Surveyor" was mentioned.

    Here in the US we use feet and hundredths of feet in surveying. An old and crusty party chief told me that the only people that use feet and inches are...
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    Sam, LOL! Actually, I'm saying that the added...

    Sam, LOL!

    Actually, I'm saying that the added cost of a SawStop is less than an ER visit. I really hate to break it down to money.

    I'm of the mindset that every wood worker, regardless of...
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    In July or August 1958 my father drove our family...

    In July or August 1958 my father drove our family to the top of Pikes Peak. It was in a 1958 Chevy Bel Air with a V8 and Powerglide transmission. All I can remember was my mother, the world class...
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    I'm not sure if you looked at the Bosch or...

    I'm not sure if you looked at the Bosch or SawStop models.
    I say this with the understanding that I have a very strong dislike for the inventor of the flesh sensing blade stopping technology.
    ...
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    Similar but vernier calipers. Made by iGang or...

    Similar but vernier calipers. Made by iGang or something like that. About $10 at Harbor Freight.

    You blokes have a HUGE advantage, you're Metric. To you a tenth or hundredth of a MM means...
  34. Thread: Husband's call:

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    Old thread but Paula found

    While looking through the latest (September) Costco Connection I found this:

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    Steve, Malicious or unintentional?

    Steve,
    Malicious or unintentional?
  36. Thread: Quotable quotes

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    That isn't an element, it is the whole periodic...

    That isn't an element, it is the whole periodic table.
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    Had a falling out with the MIL. A bit too tacky...

    Had a falling out with the MIL. A bit too tacky and personal to go into here. We did not speak for about 35 years. Talk about matrimonial bliss!
    On the other hand, Dad or FIL became my real father...
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    You blokes ain't alone. I had to get an 'exam' to...

    You blokes ain't alone. I had to get an 'exam' to deliver newspapers in the city of New York, mid 1950s. All I can say is that I think that the 'Doctor' was really enjoying himself.
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    Thinking that Bunnings is similar to our Home...

    Thinking that Bunnings is similar to our Home Depot or Lowes, a drone seems like an odd product to stock.

    But I'm not in Oz so what do I know ? . . . .
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    The way that I have always done the cuts is with a dual side of the blade mentality.

    First - The height of the blade doesn't matter much, as long as it cuts all the way through the timber. ...
  41. Thread: Thank you Doug

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    Thank you Doug

    "Generation of the permanently offended"

    Priceless!

    So true.

    The perfect answer to so much of the male bovine manure that is prevalent today.

    Thank you. With your permission I will use...
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    A Blonde in First Class

    I came across this on Yahoo of all places.

    A blonde gets on a plane going to California and sits in !st class, the flight attendant tells her she has to move to coach, she responds: I'm pretty,...
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    If that would only smooth SWMBO.

    If that would only smooth SWMBO.
  44. Thread: A "T" Shirt

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    A "T" Shirt

    We were in las Vegas to celebrate our number 54 the past few days.

    I saw a "T" shirt that read,

    Charter
    Member
    Anti Social
    Social Club
  45. Removing pencil marks from wood??? Laws of...

    Removing pencil marks from wood???

    Laws of physics. What makes graphite float?

    Actually almost any solvent should lift the graphite off of the wood. However, if the pencil marks are gouged into...
  46. Thread: Too late?

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    Mates, Let me preface this by saying that I have...

    Mates, Let me preface this by saying that I have no use for Stephen Gass and let it go at that.

    SawStop or the Bosch equivalent, as an investment in safety, it MUST be considered.

    For a new...
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    OK Mates. Fiber Optics has been both a blessing...

    OK Mates. Fiber Optics has been both a blessing and a scourge.

    I'll get calls here in the US without any background hiss. And then they are speaking in British Colonial English. The really...
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    How long???? Well you keep at it until you fix...

    How long????

    Well you keep at it until you fix it or break it beyond repair.

    How careful you are while 'Fixing' it is totally at your discretion.
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    I don't know mates.

    I use a 40 tooth COMBINATION blade for everything. It is 40 teeth in 8 groups of a raker and 4 ATB teeth. It is in a 10 inch Unisaw.

    These blades are branded Anderson Saw,...
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    Everything is zippy for me. But my path is...

    Everything is zippy for me. But my path is totally different than yours. And I believe that the server is here in the US. Unless Neil changed things.
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