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    FREE: VIC Yeah - aside from a smashed fence and shed, we...

    Yeah - aside from a smashed fence and shed, we were lucky no one got hurt! A couple of months later, it would have smashed a new garage too. Good timing!
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    FREE: VIC Peppercorn - large branches and burls

    Hi all,

    We have a massive peppercorn tree with huge burls. Last night, half the tree broke off at a burl and is sitting in our yard. Easily 40-50cm+ diameter and even wider at burls.
    Before I...
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    Hey, thanks for all the feedback! ...

    Hey, thanks for all the feedback!

    Unfortunately the general message seems to be that it's a much bigger job than it looks. And here I was hoping to just do a quick and dirty patch-up to get...
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    The cross-pieces are welded to the brackets that...

    The cross-pieces are welded to the brackets that holds the ends of the leaf spring, which are in-turn welded to the angle in the pic. This bracket is a lot thicker (5mm) than the angle, so I hope it...
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    Yes, a "load of soil" was an exaggeration. Like...

    Yes, a "load of soil" was an exaggeration. Like you said, the odd load of rubbish, the occasional piece of furniture/whitegood, and maybe a max load of 1/3 meter of sand.

    Thanks for the feedback...
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    Major repair job - feedback appreciated!

    Hi all,

    After having my trusty old 6x4 box trailer stolen a while ago, I was shocked to see how much these are going for second hand. However I managed to pick up an old one with a fair bit of...
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    Ah, thanks for pointing out the help site. It...

    Ah, thanks for pointing out the help site. It covered my problem exactly - the lens un-darkening mid-weld because my gloves were shielding the arc. Especially because as a total newbie, I was...
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    I bought a Tecmen auto helmet from Bunnings the...

    I bought a Tecmen auto helmet from Bunnings the day after my first welding lesson. Flipping the old school helmet up and down was proving to be a real hindrance - I'd either be pecking around in the...
  9. Thread: arch welding

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    Hi there, I just finished a short arc-welding...

    Hi there,

    I just finished a short arc-welding course at my local TAFE (and employer - the joys of staff discounts!). The instructer said we'd probably need to steady the rod with our hand unless...
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    Hi Stuey, I am strictly an amateur who has...

    Hi Stuey,

    I am strictly an amateur who has only done this once before, but I can relate to your hesitation on where to start. I procrastinated for nearly two years!

    There are some useful...
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    The dip in the concrete means that there is a 2...

    The dip in the concrete means that there is a 2 cm gap under the middle of the beams along the length of the drainage line, however I guess if the beams were to bow even this tiny amount, the gap...
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    Hey, thanks for that - I hadn't even thought of...

    Hey, thanks for that - I hadn't even thought of the nails working their way up, but it makes sense. That would indeed make a hole in a poly tank very quickly!

    Actually, now I'm wondering if I...
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    Advice please - wooden water tank base safety

    Hey all,

    We're down to some serious water restrictions here in Melbourne, so I'm finally going to put a 5000l poly rainwater tank in to keep the garden alive over summer.
    I have the perfect spot...
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    Hello from Doveton, Australia

    Hi all,

    Unfortunately I missed out on any woodworking mentorship when growing up, althought I've always tried to build things with varying levels of success. I bought my first house a couple of...
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