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    A decent quality plywood is one recommendation...

    A decent quality plywood is one recommendation for scrolling practice.
    Then whatever you want to use other than MDF.
    Could be worth ensuring a good dust extraction system is in operation if it’s...
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    From a Vegemite eater as a boy, I tried Marmite...

    From a Vegemite eater as a boy, I tried Marmite many many years ago and yuk!!

    Stick with the new found taste sensation of Vegemite.....
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    G’day and welcome to the forum Graeme. Peter...

    G’day and welcome to the forum Graeme.
    Peter has given first class advice as he’s a very good scroller.
    The MDF warning is spot on; personally I detest the stuff and won’t use it for toy making. ...
  4. Thread: Good news

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    This may be a silly question Derek, BUT with the...

    This may be a silly question Derek, BUT with the UK Lockdown; have you been about to see this little bundle of joy? Peter
  5. I'm pretty sure that Bunnings [owned by...

    I'm pretty sure that Bunnings [owned by Westfarmers] has done similar across the whole country to capture a higher percentage of the market share.

    The industrial arm of Westfarmer, Blackwoods also...
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    This sounds like a WELCOME BACK SIR..... I hope...

    This sounds like a WELCOME BACK SIR.....
    I hope that as a person with an OBE you are still enjoying shed time creating beautiful wooden items of joy.
    Cheers, crowie






    PS - YES "OBE"
  7. Thread: Good news

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    Congratulations Derek...:clap3: What a top...

    Congratulations Derek...:clap3:
    What a top excuse for making toys :2tsup:
    Cheers, Peter
  8. Thread: Neighbours Day

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    Absolutely bloody fantastic sir....

    Absolutely bloody fantastic sir.... TOP MARKS! :2tsup:

    My comments were never really meant as a challenge just reminding myself as why I enjoy making and giving hand made wooden toys!

    I'm...
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    This loco is looking so good already Keith......

    This loco is looking so good already Keith... :2tsup: Top job sir!! Cheers Peter
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    Nothing better than enjoying shed time....:2tsup:...

    Nothing better than enjoying shed time....:2tsup:

    I'm looking forward to seeing your patient craftsmanship being this old piece back to life Alan...

    Cheers, Peter
  11. Thread: Huon Fruit bowl

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    Sir, That lumb of timber is well and truly...

    Sir, That lumb of timber is well and truly starting to look like a beautiful piece of wooding art....:2tsup:
  12. Thread: Cement truck

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    What a great little wooden toy sir....well done...

    What a great little wooden toy sir....well done :2tsup:

    Love the dark Cyprus Pine bowl...

    Cheers crowie
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    Now that’s classy Peter.

    Now that’s classy Peter.
  14. Well folk the surprise was better than I expected, I still have a smile on my dial.

    Well folk the surprise was better than I expected, I still have a smile on my dial.

    First he takes a good look at the truck asking who or what is it for!

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    Then I tell him that I built...
  15. Handy don’t like the official photo shots in the backyard

    Handy don’t like the official photo shots in the backyard.

    He's a a handy shed worker, not a model!

    He was there throughout the build.

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  16. A Surprise Gift for my Fruit & Veggie man’s off-sider – Hot Rod Ford “C” Cab Flatbed

    This is a Surprise Gift for my Fruit & Veggie man’s off-sider – Hot Rod Ford “C” Cab Flatbed



    The story goes that Sam has been working at the shop for past two years and every time I take...
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    Me too Chris, though I've seen people have peanut...

    Me too Chris, though I've seen people have peanut paste and honey
    [peanut paste is what it was marketed as when I was a boy growing up in Queensland]
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    Commiserations Keith on the bowls championships. ...

    Commiserations Keith on the bowls championships.
    BUT SIR
    The train is looking real good!
    cheers Peter
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    Yes, We've had a few folk from the USA here...

    Yes, We've had a few folk from the USA here who've tried it and suggested we were trying to poison them, but they were teenagers.

    I like it thick especially with a even thicker layer of avocado or...
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    G'Day & Welcome to a top forum. There are a...

    G'Day & Welcome to a top forum.
    There are a stack of members in Perth and surrounds plus the rest of the country.....
    You'll find a heap of helpful & knowledgeable blokes & ladies on the forum and...
  21. Thread: New build

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    Starting to come together nicely sir. The...

    Starting to come together nicely sir.
    The “Jackstands” look pretty special!
    cheers, crowie
  22. Yes I've been trying to come up with an actual...

    Yes I've been trying to come up with an actual truck the toy looks like....

    I'm thinking the earlier cabover Mack's????
  23. And here’s the load of Easter Eggs 469967

    And here’s the load of Easter Eggs

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    Gents, This is such sad news that the drama,...

    Gents, This is such sad news that the drama, media and hysteria around this virus has stopped a dozen woodworkers gathering to share there passion.....Cheers, crowie
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    G'Day & Welcome to a top forum. There are quite...

    G'Day & Welcome to a top forum.
    There are quite a stack members around Melbourne and cross Victoria plus the rest of the country.....
    You'll find a heap of helpful & knowledgeable blokes & ladies...
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    Gee Derek, That wood shed looks way too well...

    Gee Derek,
    That wood shed looks way too well organized and clean.
    Good to see it all back together to keep the precious timber stocks dry and safe!!
    Now back to the workbench and make some more...
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    Sorry Ian, Handy didn't make it to the official photo shot BUT he was there in the build!!

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    Thank you for the reminder Ian...Cheers, Peter

    As an...
  28. Dump Truck for the local “Boys & Girls Club” Easter Guessing Competition

    Dump Truck for the local “Boys & Girls Club” Easter Guessing Competition [Fund Raiser].


    Not the prettiest of trucks I’ve made.

    It’s based on a truck from the book Weekend Woodwork...
  29. Thread: hello everyone

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    G'Day & Welcome to the Great Southern Land and to...

    G'Day & Welcome to the Great Southern Land and to a top forum "Bart".
    There are quite a few members from the Europe plus of course the rest of the world.....
    You'll find a heap of helpful &...
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    Email on it's way Glen, Cheers, Peter

    Email on it's way Glen, Cheers, Peter
  31. 'Day & Welcome to a top forum "Young John"....

    'Day & Welcome to a top forum "Young John".
    There are a stack of members in Perth and surrounds plus the rest of the country.....
    You'll find a heap of helpful & knowledgeable blokes & ladies on...
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    You’ve certainly been busy in the shed Glen. ...

    You’ve certainly been busy in the shed Glen.
    The trucks look great sir, well done.
  33. Thread: Hi all

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    G’day & Welcome to a top forum "Dan", There are...

    G’day & Welcome to a top forum "Dan",
    There are quite a stack members around Sydney and cross NSW plus the rest of the country.....
    You'll find a heap of helpful & knowledgeable blokes & ladies on...
  34. Thread: Hello Gents!

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    G'Day & Welcome to the Great Southern Land and to...

    G'Day & Welcome to the Great Southern Land and to a top forum,
    There are quite a few members from the "USA" plus "canuck" members and the rest of the world.....
    You'll find a heap of helpful &...
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    Come Keith, The CLUB CHAMPION must make the...

    Come Keith, The CLUB CHAMPION must make the finals.....

    May your bowls be curved and true, right up next to the jack!!
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    G'Day Glenn, You certain do build a very nice toy...

    G'Day Glenn, You certain do build a very nice toy sir, WELL DONE on this beautiful Fire Engine... Cheers, Peter
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    You forgot the stashes of timber under everyones...

    You forgot the stashes of timber under everyones house!!
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    G'Day & Welcome to a top forum "Marty", There...

    G'Day & Welcome to a top forum "Marty",
    There are quite a stack members around Sydney and cross NSW plus the rest of the country.....
    You'll find a heap of helpful & knowledgeable blokes & ladies...
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    G'Day & Welcome to a top forum "Jim"... There...

    G'Day & Welcome to a top forum "Jim"...
    There are quite a stack members around Brisbane and cross South East Queensland plus the rest of the country.....
    You'll find a heap of helpful &...
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    Boy Dave, Keith’s well into the next loco; you...

    Boy Dave, Keith’s well into the next loco; you have a lot of catching up to do.
    I saw Fletty wished you a Happy Birthday for today,
    so I too add my best wishes for a good day along with a top...
  41. Thread: Hi I’m New

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    Don't tempt fate Matt!!!!

    Don't tempt fate Matt!!!!
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    G'Day Phil, Why not go to one of the forum...

    G'Day Phil,
    Why not go to one of the forum sponsors, Jim Carroll.
    Cheers, crowie

    CWS Store - Titebond Glue
  43. Thread: Hi I’m New

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    G'Day & Welcome to a top forum "Sally" [and yes I...

    G'Day & Welcome to a top forum "Sally" [and yes I seem to remember you are a crafty lady in the nicest of ways].
    There are quite a stack members around Melbourne and cross Victoria plus the rest of...
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    G'Day & Welcome to a top forum "Brian". There...

    G'Day & Welcome to a top forum "Brian".
    There are a stack of members in Perth and surrounds plus the rest of the country.....
    You'll find a heap of helpful & knowledgeable blokes & ladies on the...
  45. G'Day Jake, I bought a similar model about 4-5...

    G'Day Jake, I bought a similar model about 4-5 years ago for $400 and thought it was a good deal.
    Mine has a quick blade changer and I had to replace the rear tension spring.
    Back to your possible...
  46. Thread: hello

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    G'Day & Welcome to the Great Southern Land and to...

    G'Day & Welcome to the Great Southern Land and to a top forum,
    I must say that this is the first time I've welcomed a woodworker from Colombia, sir; you'll find woodworkers from the rest of the...
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    Ray, Too many old houses that need an experienced...

    Ray, Too many old houses that need an experienced older builder to do repairs..... :2tsup:
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    Good luck with the learning to use a sewing...

    Good luck with the learning to use a sewing machine Gus :no: :U
    Glad it’s you and not me.
    Cheers Peter
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    Thank you Kryn.. Need to check out his other...

    Thank you Kryn..

    Need to check out his other video's, some amazing mechanical engineering feats....

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    Apologies Graeme... BUT the Aussie wit or black...

    Apologies Graeme...
    BUT the Aussie wit or black humour has also struct on this awful issue...

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