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    And methamphetamines. (Lloyd Bridges?) :wink:...

    And methamphetamines. (Lloyd Bridges?)

    :wink:

    Regards
    Paul
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    My understanding is that the virus' sole aim in...

    My understanding is that the virus' sole aim in life is to survive and it does anything it can to achieve this: Probably, in reality, not much different to any other life form including us. I believe...
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    Very useful link Flintlock. The video identifies...

    Very useful link Flintlock. The video identifies a huge number of cutters that came with the Rose Engine. Was it 480 or 580+?

    Regards
    Paul
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    Mick I am in awe of your exploits and am...

    Mick

    I am in awe of your exploits and am currently standing to attention. Sir!

    (Standing easy now). I agree the linked brakes were a good feature and that was the "3" in the model number for...
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    Chris The 900Z1 was probably the bike that got...

    Chris

    The 900Z1 was probably the bike that got Kawasaki on the map and was the forerunner of your mate's 1000. I can remember walking out of the London motorcycle show and watching a kid gun his...
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    Fifty years ago most Italian motrocycles suffered...

    Fifty years ago most Italian motrocycles suffered from a poor reputation as far as their electrics were concerned. British bikes leaked oil, Japanese bikes had a hinge in the middle of the frame and...
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    Mick Green density of QLD Box is 1160Kg/m....

    Mick

    Green density of QLD Box is 1160Kg/m. Most of the boxes are around this weight when green, but the Tristania species dry at around the 900Kg/m mark while the eucalypt species seem to lose...
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    Clivemania

    Clive whipping up a storm:

    Factcheck: Clive Palmer uses 12-minute radio interview to make false Covid claims (msn.com)

    A disgraceful outburst. Some people will believe: Some just want to...
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    Phil Unfortunately I can't make it today. All...

    Phil

    Unfortunately I can't make it today. All the best

    Regards
    Paul
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    More curvy? This is the last motorcycle I...

    More curvy?

    This is the last motorcycle I owned and the only Moto Guzzi:

    504430

    I sold it in 1980. It seems like yesterday, but by my count forty one years ago! Boasting 53bhp it had less...
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    Guzzi. Made for Australia

    I spotted this latest offering from Moto Guzzi to celebrate their 100th anniversary, a V100 Mandello and found myself wondering if it was designed specifically to appeal to the Australian market.
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    Beardy I appreciate that may not be what we...

    Beardy

    I appreciate that may not be what we wish to hear, but our electricity market is driven fundamentally, but not exclusively, by private enterprise. If the market, following the law of supply...
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    Doug I think this is the classic "Once bitten,...

    Doug

    I think this is the classic "Once bitten, twice shy."

    Having said that, I believe this one could be the real deal. I think our best bet is that they send one to Dennis in the Netherlands...
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    I spotted what looked like a similar product to...

    I spotted what looked like a similar product to the dreaded drill locator:

    Upgraded all aluminum alloy adjustable woodworking drill locator guide with 8pcs extension rods flip stops and wrench...
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    WP I picked up on this one in particular: ...

    WP

    I picked up on this one in particular:

    Victoria Big Battery now registered as biggest non hydro player in FCAS market | RenewEconomy

    I would point out that it's forte is mostly in the...
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    Bob I may not have explained myself clearly....

    Bob

    I may not have explained myself clearly. The baghouse filters only trap most of the visible particles. They do not trap any of the invisible particles, which are primarily the gases. I did not...
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    Holy Moses. Bling on steroids. Regards Paul

    Holy Moses. Bling on steroids.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Martin We might need a familiar object to...

    Martin

    We might need a familiar object to reference the size. A coke canor a box of matches perhaps if you don't have one of Ian's coins to hand?

    They look interesting.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Ian We tend to use the Rankine cycle in power...

    Ian

    We tend to use the Rankine cycle in power stations and I have to say I have only "heard" of the Carnot cycle. However, it comes to the same thing..I think :?. That is that the most efficient...
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    Ian I had never even heard of Holtzapffel...

    Ian

    I had never even heard of Holtzapffel before. I looked at the link but could not enlarge it to get a clear view. I then Googled images for Holtzapffel and it still only brought up that single...
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    Spinner I think you may be on the right track...

    Spinner

    I think you may be on the right track there. I was struggling with the concept of inserting a self respecting turning tool into those rather short handles. Also ivory handles are something...
  22. John Finished perhaps, but not apparently...

    John

    Finished perhaps, but not apparently "dressed all sides." (DAR)

    Regards
    Paul
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    I read the following quote by Alan Kohler writing...

    I read the following quote by Alan Kohler writing for "The New Daily"

    " And if the nation is 90 per cent vaccinated, does it matter anyway – can we just let the unvaccinated off?That’s certainly...
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    Mick I confess I had to look this up, but it...

    Mick

    I confess I had to look this up, but it appears that Qld Box is the same as Brush Box. Most of the "box" named species in Australia are Eucalypts, but your tree, if it is indeed a Qld Box (it...
  25. Draconus That has come up very well and so...

    Draconus

    That has come up very well and so simple. I think I have the materials to replicate so I will be indulging in the sincerest form of flattery: Imitation.

    Down the track I think I will...
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    Ian That is pretty much my take on the...

    Ian

    That is pretty much my take on the "bastardisation" aspect. With these Docking saws there are numerous references by the various manufacturers to a large hand hole so that a gloved hand could...
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    N.S.W. Matt is that sober or inebriated? Regards...

    Matt is that sober or inebriated?

    Regards
    Paul

    PS. It is a good buy whatever state you are in!
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    Matt I don't know how you can mention saw...

    Matt

    I don't know how you can mention saw collecting and frivolous in the same sentence. :D The head Ground Keeper is recovering well, but not in leaps and bounds. :wink: Menial tasks have always...
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    N.S.W. NCA Those types of saw are so good (I call...

    NCA

    Those types of saw are so good (I call them framing saws). If I did not already have something similar I would be putting my hand up like a shot. Being 240V and at that price it would not...
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    I wondered when somebody was going to bring this...

    I wondered when somebody was going to bring this up.

    Essentially CK's lathe is a pole lathe as it operates as a spring and is not continually rotating in the same direction. A treadle lathe...
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    Martin While such things are a no no today, we...

    Martin

    While such things are a no no today, we can't change history, in an Orwellian fashion, so please post some pix.

    Regards
    Paul
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    WP Something else that occurs to me is that...

    WP

    Something else that occurs to me is that those belt sanders are incredibly noisy (both the Maktec and the AEG I have are very noisy and irritating) The combination disc sander and linishers are...
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    Ian Sorry to hear that. Both you and the...

    Ian

    Sorry to hear that. Both you and the better half have my sympathies. I was the full time carer for about a fortnight and although those duties are now much less, I am still the chauffeur (I...
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    WP You could also look at entry level...

    WP

    You could also look at entry level linishers, which may save you setting up a stand and they can usually be set at different angles too. Something like this, which was just the first I saw:
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    WP This seems to be an all purpose belt range...

    WP

    This seems to be an all purpose belt range from forum sponsor The Sandpaper Man

    100 x 610 mm Portable Sanding Belt | The Sandpaper Man

    I have no direct knowledge of the product.
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    She has a zero turn mower. :) Regards Paul

    She has a zero turn mower.

    :)

    Regards
    Paul
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    Ian For some reason, I have never worked out, ...

    Ian

    For some reason, I have never worked out, there is only ever wheat carving ( or floral embossing in the case of E.C. Atkins for a few years) on one side of the handle. perhaps it is because...
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    I chanced on this one: Queensland moves to...

    I chanced on this one:

    Queensland moves to call in proposed Clive Palmer coal plant (thenewdaily.com.au)

    Unbelievable. It has no economic base and surely has to be considered a voter grab,...
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    Simon I am Soooo envious. Regards Paul

    Simon

    I am Soooo envious.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Matt Maybe one on your bench too? Regards...

    Matt

    Maybe one on your bench too?

    Regards
    Paul
  41. QUEENSLAND Julieanne I agree with Scottbr. Very few...

    Julieanne

    I agree with Scottbr.

    Very few hobbyists have 25K to spare or indulge just in timber, although you could be lucky. Consequently, a bulk lot of timber like that would only...
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    Ian Not heard from our impatient friend so he...

    Ian

    Not heard from our impatient friend so he may have run out of alcohol and couldn't stay to the finish. Hopefully, for him, the bottle shop is open today :) . As to a marathon effort, that is...
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    I finish saw handles with matt varnish and then...

    I finish saw handles with matt varnish and then add oil rubbed in with steel wool. This is after the first coat of varnish. Slightly glossy as it was still wet.

    504072504073

    Regards
    Paul
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    The second critical step is drilling the holes. I...

    The second critical step is drilling the holes. I drilled a very small hole with a twist bit going from the template before it was removed. I then countersunk the holes for the medallion (approx 1")...
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    There is a strict order of the steps in making a...

    There is a strict order of the steps in making a handle if tears are to be avoided and for a moment my enthusiasm for the task got away from me and I started to mark out for the rounding over of...
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    Matt I am going as fast as my clumsy fingers...

    Matt

    I am going as fast as my clumsy fingers can type. Ah caint go no faster. Similar handle ?

    Regards
    Paul
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    It is at this point that the reader will start to...

    It is at this point that the reader will start to realise why I use the plywood (thin MDF is better) template. It allows me to cut a fairly accurate blank out and if I want to make another handle it...
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    Brand New Saw Handle - The Method

    I needed to make a new saw handle for a friend to replace the metal handle that is currently on his Simonds Docking saw. I thought I would document the steps involved. However I should stress at the...
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    Matt I would expect 1/2HP to be sufficient. ...

    Matt

    I would expect 1/2HP to be sufficient.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Matt (and Gazza) That is a rather nice looking...

    Matt (and Gazza)

    That is a rather nice looking bit of gear. P.E. McManus seems to have been a bit reclusive. A quick search showed nothing at all. You might try just looking at images for "vintage...
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