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  1. Thread: Rock and Roll

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    OK, let's do a virtual trial of this app with a...

    OK, let's do a virtual trial of this app with a video production.

    Bloke peacefully working in his shed. The phone goes off so he pulls it out, puts the specs on and starts reading the 'quake...
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    Art imitates life, eh? mick

    Art imitates life, eh?

    mick
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    Well named sir! Rather than holding up Canada as...

    Well named sir! Rather than holding up Canada as an example of good governance, the comment was made in the context of gun control only. My apologies if I was unclear.

    mick
  4. Rebating the legs for the frame might have been a...

    Rebating the legs for the frame might have been a PITA but IMO it was the right thing to do. It looks pretty wide in the photos leaving me wondering how much spring you might get if you gave it a...
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    Precisely, Barri. The Second Amendment starts...

    Precisely, Barri. The Second Amendment starts with the words "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state...". These opening words illustrate the intention of the...
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    I can't say I've ever been to Texas but I did...

    I can't say I've ever been to Texas but I did spend a few years living in New York, in Manhattan but mostly 50 kms up the Hudson, and I loved both the place and the people. I still have mates there...
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    I guess I posted this story to remind people that...

    I guess I posted this story to remind people that it CAN happen. However it's a rare phenomenon in my limited experience so the concept of smoke detector in the dusty receptacle could be a step too...
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    Perhaps I didn't make myself clear. The NRA have...

    Perhaps I didn't make myself clear. The NRA have often stated that guns in the right hands reduce crime. In the case of mass shootings, clearly they do not. Of course those gun toting people nearby...
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    I wonder how many mass shooters have been...

    I wonder how many mass shooters have been interrupted by a gun toting citizen who draws their weapon and plugs them.

    Regarding vaccinations: It's interesting that many matters involving proven...
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    I ran a thumb across it before fixing it into the...

    I ran a thumb across it before fixing it into the chuck and it seemed sharp enough. Nevertheless a quick run across a stone won't do it any harm. Shallower cuts is the main lesson learned. I've never...
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    Red Hot Router Dust

    Today I was doing some trial dado cuts through Camphorwood with a 12mm straight bit on the router table. I set the cut depth at 10mm and proceeded to make a cut 300mm long. When I flipped the board,...
  12. Thread: shed or shop

    by Glider
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    I think a workshop is a place equipped to do...

    I think a workshop is a place equipped to do work, generally manual. It may be housed in a shed or another place. So I can be either in my workshop or in my shed, same thing. The possessive...
  13. Thread: I've been asked

    by Glider
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    Rich, we call it an ECG here. An...

    Rich, we call it an ECG here. An electrocardiagram.

    Shame your diagnosis wasn't heeded.

    mick
  14. I think Silvo or Goddards are both quite gentle....

    I think Silvo or Goddards are both quite gentle. Straight ammonia will work if you do the job outside.

    mick
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    N.S.W. Engineered Flooring - Sydney Blue Gum

    Boral Engineered Flooring 134mm x 14mm Sydney Blue Gum

    9 unopened packs each covering 1.464 sq metres plus one pack about 1 sq metre. Two more packs found, now 11 unopened. Same prIce.

    Pickup...
  16. I would have guessed serving spoons or possibly a...

    I would have guessed serving spoons or possibly a spoon and fork. Sorry John, but the set is not worth much at all. Shame it's not solid silver.

    mick
  17. Thread: Getting older

    by Glider
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    I love the idea of P plates because they're a...

    I love the idea of P plates because they're a great warning to other drivers, especially the aptly coloured red Ps. The 120 hours of supervised driving required in NSW would, in aviation, qualify a...
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    I thought they were shipping through Hong Kong...

    I thought they were shipping through Hong Kong but it matters not. The idea that magazine cargo is being bumped for higher revenue freight is valid although I wonder what happens to the inevitable...
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    I've had the same problem. Subscription extended...

    I've had the same problem. Subscription extended once, an issue or two received and then nothing for the last six months.

    It's cold comfort to know I'm not alone.

    mick
  20. 800mm sounds pretty good to me. On my racks,...

    800mm sounds pretty good to me. On my racks, shorter pieces are placed on top of each bay except for the smallest PITA lengths which are stored vertically in plastic buckets. I'd be happy with...
  21. There are some mornings when I wished I had a...

    There are some mornings when I wished I had a forge in the shed. In the last two weeks I've seen two mornings at -11C. They sent me back to the house until the electric heater kicked in.

    mick :)
  22. Nice job on the bench, Scott. I'm also...

    Nice job on the bench, Scott.

    I'm also uncertain about the black surfaces and how they might impact the available light. The black might provide useful contrast in certain situations but...
  23. That is an extremely cool looking cupboard,...

    That is an extremely cool looking cupboard, Scott. Well done!

    mick
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    CWS was a pretty easy site to use and had what I...

    CWS was a pretty easy site to use and had what I needed.

    Thanks for your help, guys.

    mick :)
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    Replacement Clock - Where to buy?

    I need to buy a complete clock including movement, face and gold bezel because the old one has gone phut. The o.d. of the bezel is 70mm.

    498196 498197

    Can anyone point me in the right...
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    More 'n' likely, IMO. The raw material is surely...

    More 'n' likely, IMO. The raw material is surely only a fraction of the cost.

    mike
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    Two systems can happily be used side by side...

    Two systems can happily be used side by side particularly when one system, more often Imperial, is intuitive. I'd see a hard conversion in aviation as introducing a dangerous and potentially fatal...
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    So do I. Also have occasional difficulty...

    So do I. Also have occasional difficulty understanding young people who speak at 100 mph in a language which I assume might be English but it's hard to tell.

    I had an audio test about seven years...
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    Where do you find a couple of good cattle dogs...

    Where do you find a couple of good cattle dogs when you need them?

    A bit like the cops really.

    mick :))
  30. I'm currently in deep cover at the farm, Scott....

    I'm currently in deep cover at the farm, Scott. With the mouse plague to the West and Covid in Sydney, Oberon is a pretty good hideout.

    mick :)
  31. Nice looking piece, Bernmc! I like the...

    Nice looking piece, Bernmc! I like the proportions and the contrasting edges. It's also good to see pics with descriptive labels.

    Ditto to Aldav's comments. You might get away with the framed top,...
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    For RF to work, it needs certain metals present....

    For RF to work, it needs certain metals present. I wonder if they're mixing something like Al powder in with the resin.

    mick
  33. Thread: Camphor laurel

    by Glider
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    I just bought some Camphor Laurel from Anagote...

    I just bought some Camphor Laurel from Anagote Timber in Marrickville for the same reason as yours. Boutique Timbers would certainly be cheaper but I sometimes wonder how dry their stock might be.
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    Most of the time I up-end it onto a heap about 5...

    Most of the time I up-end it onto a heap about 5 metres from the dedicated and sound insulated dust extractor shed and the cattle eat it. It would probably be good mulch but the box is too heavy to...
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    As BobL said, make sure you have enough height to...

    As BobL said, make sure you have enough height to accommodate your proposed bin. Rather than using a standard bin and constraining yourself to its height, why not make your own bin(s) to optimise the...
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    Unless you'd like to see Broken Hill, I'd be...

    Unless you'd like to see Broken Hill, I'd be taking the Newell Highway through Dubbo and then down through Hay.

    mick
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    About 15 years ago, my son lived in a densely...

    About 15 years ago, my son lived in a densely occupied suburb in Sydney and didn't have the internet at home. So he would prepare a bunch of emails on his laptop, press "send" and then drive around...
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    The displays coming out of the Sturt School of...

    The displays coming out of the Sturt School of Woodworking and ANU reflect all the qualities of good design and execution to which this untrained amateur can only aspire.

    I think Dieter Rams' 10...
  39. Thread: McJing Tools

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    Chris, I doubt you would ever have to choose....

    Chris, I doubt you would ever have to choose. McJing's prices are very competitive.

    I've only visited their shop once and spent a really happy hour browsing and impulse buying bits and pieces...
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    The question of vaccine reaction as a guide to...

    The question of vaccine reaction as a guide to the potential severity of the disease is surely impossible to answer. You either suffer infection as an un-vaccinated person, or you get a milder set...
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    Thanks Graeme, I thought about the brass...

    Thanks Graeme,

    I thought about the brass corner pieces and also handles on the ends, which many also had. However, I didn't want to make a repro, but rather a piece using native timbers and...
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    Thanks Lance. If no one in the family wants it, I...

    Thanks Lance. If no one in the family wants it, I s'pose I'll sell it to the local antiques dealer in Oberon.

    mick
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    Campaign Desk Build - A second attempt

    Campaign desks were owned by military officers in the 18th and 19th centuries and designed to be easily dismantled and transported from camp to camp. They were privately commissioned and the...
  44. Thread: Gmail & Spam

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    Occasionally an email from a frequent or previous...

    Occasionally an email from a frequent or previous correspondent goes into junk mail on Outlook. When I find it, a right click allows me to declare it as "not junk" as well as allowing all emails from...
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    Rather than solid timber, I have used good...

    Rather than solid timber, I have used good quality plywood, either marine or aircraft grade. There are any number of veneered plywood types available off the shelf from specialty suppliers. Here are...
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    I think you'll get away with trapping the wood...

    I think you'll get away with trapping the wood inside your outer frame because the piece isn't too big. Try it on something larger and you'd find the joins opening up sooner or later.

    Here's a pic...
  47. Thread: Getting older

    by Glider
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    Apologies Bob, I think I was using an outdated...

    Apologies Bob, I think I was using an outdated name. Haven't seen the inside of a lab since 1970. Isoprofen aka Nurofen is the suggestion.

    mick
  48. Thread: Getting older

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    Bob, Isobrufen aka Nurofen is a non-steroidal...

    Bob,

    Isobrufen aka Nurofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory as well as being an analgesic. IMO a worthy substitute for both paracetamol and steroids. It's worth a try.

    mick :)
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    Fireproofing your shed

    SWMBO's 1865 family farmhouse was lost in the 2020 bushfires. It was insured so the losses were all personal. However not one shed burned despite evidence of flames licking up the iron from the...
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    I heard that the MDF mill management in Oberon...

    I heard that the MDF mill management in Oberon are quite concerned about ongoing supplies of pine. Apparently the 2020 bushfires destroyed a huge area of Pinus Radiata forest in the western foothills...
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