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    Back to OP's question! In todays ABC News ----...

    Back to OP's question!

    In todays ABC News ---- > Cheaper electric cars are coming but is it still too early to jump on board? It depends who you ask - ABC News
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    One of these inline duct fans with variable...

    One of these inline duct fans with variable speed, a length of ducting, a HEPA filter and a homemade cardboard box to sit it in - Apollo 11 bodge-up style.

    Amazon.com.au : duct fan
    VIVOSUN 4 Inch...
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    Wind Replaces Coal As Main Source of Power In Germany

    Wind lost Kohle in Deutschland als wichtigster Energietrager ab | heise online




    I think its short sighted to consider that one form of generation cannot replace another.

    I'm a shareholder...
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    Elon Musk: 10x More Tesla Cars To Get Full...

    Elon Musk: 10x More Tesla Cars To Get Full Self-Driving Beta Soon
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    On Autonomous vehicles

    They're comin'!

    Honda launches world's first level 3 self-driving car -
    Nikkei Asia
  6. WANTED:QLD. Not sure if this would work for you, but I've an...

    Not sure if this would work for you, but I've an as-new Veritas Low Angle Jack with A2 blade.

    It came bundled with a few other planes. It's now spare and I don't need two.... (ooooorrrrr DO I?) ...
  7. Its all fresh and new. Ive owned it since birth....

    Its all fresh and new. Ive owned it since birth. I know every scratch and dink.

    I think Elan that you are right. The terms they use are so nebulous as to be worthless. "Market Value" is clearly...
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    I absolutely love the fence. This has a few...

    I absolutely love the fence.

    This has a few EXCELLENT ideas incorporated into it.

    A first? Well, I'm seriously impressed.


    edit - I saved image 4 for my "ideas" folder :)
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    Retaining a wooden thread within a vice

    I HAPPENED to be looking at bookmaking and the various jigs enthusiasts use.

    They are quite nice.

    This one in particular shows the making of a wooden thread with a Beall and importantly, how it...
  10. A.C.T. 650 .... 650 .... 650

    $650 now.

    Heaps of power!
    Heaps of spare filters!

    Filters in it are NEW!
  11. Bob, there is not much of that machine LEFT to be...

    Bob, there is not much of that machine LEFT to be called a Cimbali :)

    Its the ship of Theseus!

    :)
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    I saw a battery pack exchanged on a Prius. ...

    I saw a battery pack exchanged on a Prius.

    Fiddly job with a good deal of digging and a thousand bolts, but not out of the range of a person with a few spanners.

    Now, if the packs were easy to...
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    They buy this "Oak" of which you speak as it's...

    They buy this "Oak" of which you speak as it's Real WoodTM

    The peons don't know Real WoodTM exists any more.


    Their sole exposure to this substance is via Bunnings "timber" a.k.a Pine, Ikea...
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    Ethanol

    I think with petrol, we should include in the conversation - Ethanol.

    I was using this years back in Sydney when it was available at the pump as V-Power 100 RON.

    MAN O MAN did the car love...
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    oooo. I saw that middle piece... that would be...

    oooo.

    I saw that middle piece... that would be a nice box :)
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    death and taxes

    Placing an additional tax on the sales of new-new items would fix this.

    Use that tax as a rebate to offset the costs of producing recycled-new items.

    Like a GST.... 10%... or something.
    ...
  17. Changed to MARKET VALUE

    I apologise. A whole chunk of what I typed was somehow missed....

    This...

    EDIT: This has now been changed to "Market Value". Market Value is not disclosed but is a blanket statement of......
    ...
  18. Car Insurance - Write off - payouts - Ever been in an argument with insurer?

    Hi all,

    This is a silly hypothetical question.

    It seems that some cars are going ballistic in price (not to mention houses! Holy hell!)

    This month I renew my car insurance. I keep a close...
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    Wabi Sabi - leave them :) They are character...

    Wabi Sabi - leave them :)

    They are character :)

    That blade... yikes.
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    Yep! Markers. I have a pack from Amazon of...

    Yep! Markers.

    I have a pack from Amazon of Sharpies in a zillion colours.

    They cover a multitude of sins.

    I learned this trick from luthiers, and perhaps indirectly from a violin maker who...
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    Have to admit that I've never experienced this,...

    Have to admit that I've never experienced this, nor have heard of it happening.

    Ply twisting is weird.


    (ducks!) My secret is that I love MDF. Its the bees knees :) (/ducks!)
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    Tasmania's kelp forests feel the impact of...

    Tasmania's kelp forests feel the impact of industry of climate change - Science - ABC News

    Tasmania.

    The guy mentioned in the article (Puck), worked his life in kelp harvesting until it was...
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    WANTED:N.S.W.. Delbs - I have about 10 packing boxes of highly...

    Delbs - I have about 10 packing boxes of highly figured blanks collected from all over.

    Ive also a zillion kits all boxed as well as cases, sheaths, etc.

    the pens were from Timberbits and the...
  24. SOLD: is that $150 for both books?

    is that $150 for both books?
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    This may be misanthropic, but people and counties...

    This may be misanthropic, but people and counties that are dependant on unsupportable industries are doomed.

    Same as one-trick mining towns here... or coal... or nuclear power... or...
  26. GORE WARNING Seriously Terrible. DO NOT look if you cannot UNSEE - --> Drill Accident

    This is from Reddit r/woodworking and /r/medizzy ... reported from Patientís fingers and connected tendons pulled out by a






    WARNING....... (scroll)
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    rat-a-tat-tat

    Here is an article that shoots my hypothesis and enthusiasm to shreds!

    The hype, high hopes and sobering reality of the future of car travel - ABC News


    Hindenburg!
  28. :) I listed only the Melbourne ones I know off...

    :)

    I listed only the Melbourne ones I know off the top of my head. There are a few board manufacturers, plus a good many more elsewhere in Oz :)
  29. Im no expert, but I worked for a time with an old...

    Im no expert, but I worked for a time with an old codger who was. Man was he picky about grinding.

    He swore that something called a "conical burr" was the only way to get a good grind.

    This may...
  30. Rabster, the prices at Plyco are exceptional....

    Rabster, the prices at Plyco are exceptional. Half of what I pay here!
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    Oz crazy woods makes us wish for more locally...

    Oz crazy woods makes us wish for more locally produced sweeties like Cyprus (Hinoki) and Cedars :)

    Easy to cut. Nice to smell. Planes nicely. Straight. Splits beautifully. Resists rot. Doesn't...
  32. I looked at this a fortnight ago. Gave up! ...

    I looked at this a fortnight ago.

    Gave up!

    After thinking about it a bit, I considered getting a massive pot from the junk shop and putting a burner underneath it.... like a Coleman camp stove,...
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    we are all doomed

    Waste... waste... waste...

    I went to the buildings recycler last night and in it were plastic bags, shoes, prams, washing racks, timber furniture....

    This young generation LOVES to virtue...
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    This is my scrub. 100% adore it. Its a...

    This is my scrub. 100% adore it.

    Its a chainsaw.

    It took steel-hard mystery wood and chewed through the rough sawn exterior quick smart. Flattened it out with a few quick eyeballs and...
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    The first work-related dent in that bench will...

    The first work-related dent in that bench will bring a tear to your eye :C
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    I feel like I'm about to order a beer during a...

    I feel like I'm about to order a beer during a bar brawl... Getting in between you lads might be unwise :) but here goes....


    When I moved, I had a huge huge huge think about what my wooodworking...
  37. Mathews Timbers Britton Briggs Timberwood...

    Mathews Timbers
    Britton
    Briggs
    Timberwood
    George Fethers
    Elton group

    All have their specialisations.

    So much choice!
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    Almost as good as Canberra drivers. They take the...

    Almost as good as Canberra drivers. They take the cake. Worst I've experienced anywhere in the world.

    -- Sit in your blind spot (what is with this????)
    -- Can't merge / zipper
    -- Will NOT give...
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    WANTED:VIC One cant learn to plane left handed :) Im as...

    One cant learn to plane left handed :) Im as close to real ambidextrous as it gets and planing is one of those tasks that absolutely doesn't feel right.

    If OP passes, Im happy to take.
  40. Table saw - motor driven fence and router lifter - video

    From the Reddit users Youtube:





    https://youtu.be/wGhlaHIymVw
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    WANTED:VIC If flowmancer isn't interested in the leftie, I...

    If flowmancer isn't interested in the leftie, I certainly am!

    Im a leftie and find using my right to be hard for this type of planing :)

    IM me?
  42. A.C.T. Using Interparcel, the pallet price is less! Now...

    Using Interparcel, the pallet price is less! Now only $155.25

    490080
  43. A.C.T. Apologies! I completely missed your response ...

    Apologies! I completely missed your response

    The price, using a pallet (2305 Katora East) and Interparcel (thanks LyleJ!) is only $122.50

    Bargain!


    490079
  44. A.C.T. figured and burl veneers

    489904 489905 489906 489907 489908 489909 489910 489911 489912 489913


    ONLY $250 a box!
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    So it cant drive nails THROUGH other nails? :)

    So it cant drive nails THROUGH other nails? :)
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    Electrodry - wood floor refinishing

    Interestingly this ad was on last night (during tennis!) Wood Floor Refinishing

    Maybe have someone else do the work :)
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    Yeah, like the abattoir things... a punch. ...

    Yeah, like the abattoir things... a punch.

    FenceFurniture, many years ago, was advocating one of these Air Lockers for punching out nails in a pallet... AIR LOCKER ap700 professional Punch...
  48. A.C.T. As can be seen, these are a rather interesting...

    As can be seen, these are a rather interesting collection of useful pieces, all are spectacular and gnarly.

    The videos don't lie.

    IF my prices are unreasonable, make me an offer I can't refuse....
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    I've bought TWO of these... Freeman PP123...

    I've bought TWO of these... Freeman PP123 Amazon.com

    First was for a job and I loved it so much that I use it all the time. Bought the second Just In Case (still BNIB!)


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    I also have...
  50. A.C.T. Afraid I've no idea of the species, but there is...

    Afraid I've no idea of the species, but there is one point to consider... they all came from here: Anton Gerner - bespoke contemporary furniture melbourne

    I'm afraid that my powers of...
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