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  1. I too make furniture from rough sawn timber. My...

    I too make furniture from rough sawn timber. My preference for saw is a slider, makes straightening timber quick and easy. I do have an old school heavy duty cabinet saw, permanently fitted with a...
  2. Deceased fridges or freezers make an excellent...

    Deceased fridges or freezers make an excellent tool chest. A minibar fridge with a timber top screwed to it makes a handy bench with tool storage.
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    Sticky: Masons

    Masons
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    Sticky: Provocation.

    Provocation.
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    But is the horse Officially Dead? Who signed...

    But is the horse Officially Dead?
    Who signed off, on who signed off, on the horse signing off?
  6. Thread: Any ideas?

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    Its a case nail puller. Main use butter boxes,...

    Its a case nail puller. Main use butter boxes, but could be used to open any lightweight wooden packing crates.
  7. I usually use method 1, in which case all cuts...

    I usually use method 1, in which case all cuts are on the waste side of the mark.
    I prefer not to run a scribe line with a marking gauge across the board to mark the bottom of the cuts. Instead I...
  8. Thread: Cows

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    Eider duck. Goose down is second rate crap.

    Eider duck. Goose down is second rate crap.
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    Check the moisture content before dressing. Thin...

    Check the moisture content before dressing. Thin stuff like that will go walkabout if its still carrying moisture.
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    Have been using Stanleys for fifty years.

    Have been using Stanleys for fifty years.
  11. Thread: Log tongs

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    Oh I forgot. A half inch nut and bolt to hold the...

    Oh I forgot. A half inch nut and bolt to hold the two pieces together.
  12. Thread: Log tongs

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    Two bits of 40x10 flat bar about 600 long, three...

    Two bits of 40x10 flat bar about 600 long, three 100mm "D" shackles. Thats all you need to make one capable of handling 600 dia log.
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    Sticky: Proof.

    Proof.
  14. Thread: Log tongs

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    Snedden's Fencing Products - Clarencetown NSW....

    Snedden's Fencing Products - Clarencetown NSW.
    Arbormaster - On line.
    Or make your own.
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    As an apprentice, my first boss's opening remark...

    As an apprentice, my first boss's opening remark was, "Be careful. Be very careful, because if you have an accident, the damage will fade into insignificance compared to the kick up the ass you get...
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    Put the battery in, Take the battery out, Give...

    Put the battery in,
    Take the battery out,
    Give a little shimmy,
    And toss the bastard out.
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    I prefer the rings as the suction created when...

    I prefer the rings as the suction created when the glass is pressed into position helps hold while the silicone is curing. This method allows venting behind the mirror and any moisture can run down...
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    As Elan has said, natural cure silicone is the...

    As Elan has said, natural cure silicone is the go. I form "calamari" rings of silicone on the back of the mirror. This gives the benefit of suction when the mirror is pressed into position.
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    Sticky: Obese adolescent.

    Obese adolescent.
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    Sticky: Laryngitis.

    Laryngitis.
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    Isn't slave trading illegal? And what will they...

    Isn't slave trading illegal? And what will they do when they run out of staff?
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    Do me for QLD walnut. IF it is it will smell like...

    Do me for QLD walnut. IF it is it will smell like vomit when you sand it.
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    As a young fella, I used to help my Dad with hut...

    As a young fella, I used to help my Dad with hut repairs in the Alpine areas. Mortising machines and routers tended to be in short supply and the availability of power to operate them was a figment...
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    A screw going into end grain is three parts...

    A screw going into end grain is three parts useless anyway.
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    Sticky: gbh

    gbh
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    Sticky: Power failure.

    Power failure.
  27. Plane will require a thicker sticker than 10mm....

    Plane will require a thicker sticker than 10mm. Mould stain is a real issue with this stuff.
  28. As the OP was relating to Oak, it is important to...

    As the OP was relating to Oak, it is important to make stacks suitable. The methods used for drying Eucs. doesn't always suit Oak. Boards should be placed hard against each other in each layer, this...
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    You well may think I am a nobody. Well nobody's...

    You well may think I am a nobody.
    Well nobody's perfect.
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    Sticky: Shindig.

    Shindig.
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    N.S.W. I will take it, subject to inspection. PM sent.

    I will take it, subject to inspection. PM sent.
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    The wheel on the track maintains the position of...

    The wheel on the track maintains the position of the axle. The over shot would be 200mm at either end as the axle would make its way to the end of the slot in no time at all and then rotate at the...
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    The burning question is what happens to the pin...

    The burning question is what happens to the pin on the other side of the door? If it is fixed then it is not an overshot roller. If the wheel axle is free to move in a slot on both sides it fulfills...
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    THANK YOU Evan, To you and your wife, all the best. My wife...

    Evan, To you and your wife, all the best. My wife and I have already been down the road you are now travelling. I trust the changes you are making will make life a bit easier for both of you. Just...
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    They were called overshot rollers. They allowed...

    They were called overshot rollers. They allowed the door edge to slide beyond the track length. The over shot was usually enough to bring the door edge in line or beyond the jamb when opened to give...
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    The Junior is a light weight, easy to set up and...

    The Junior is a light weight, easy to set up and remove unit but can be lacking when it comes to needing a bit of grunt. If you are running small section feed stock it will do the job. Once you go...
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    I can remember as a kid having this style of...

    I can remember as a kid having this style of doors on our garage. The opening was 3.6m wide with two doors of 1.8m each. There were no braces, only the cross rails. They stood for about 30 years...
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    I flatten slabs with a 50mm x 12mm two flute bit....

    I flatten slabs with a 50mm x 12mm two flute bit. The router is a Makita 3612C. The C is the difference - variable speed 9000 - 23000 rpm.
    The BR is a constant speed router, running at 23000rpm,...
  39. Thread: Tiny House

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    Sorry, I thought you were just seeking to locate...

    Sorry, I thought you were just seeking to locate one Tiny House. Seeing you wish to start another country you are obliged to seek permission.
  40. If you are going back and forth to Oberon I can...

    If you are going back and forth to Oberon I can lend you one on the way through.
  41. Nover and Co is another option.

    Nover and Co is another option.
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    Not all Councils are equal. The rules on fire...

    Not all Councils are equal. The rules on fire installs depends whether the Council's EPA lists it as COMPLIANCE or EXEMPT. If compliance is required it must be done through Council approval. If...
  43. Thread: Tiny House

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    If there is a Council there is zoning. As far as...

    If there is a Council there is zoning. As far as I am aware, if your structure is transportable, self contained and on private property there is little Council can do to move you on. This does not...
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    I do most of my turning seated (wheel chair.) an...

    I do most of my turning seated (wheel chair.) an adjustable height and tiltable lathe stand makes it quite simple. You just have to be prepared to cop a lap full of shavings but good dust extraction...
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    Visual learning can be a wonderful tool. Much can...

    Visual learning can be a wonderful tool. Much can be lost in translation or should I say comprehension of the written word. An apprentice is trained by a qualified tradesman. On Youtube it can be the...
  46. Thread: Tiny House

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    In our area it used to be legal to build a...

    In our area it used to be legal to build a managers residence as a second dwelling. This was abolished after a court battle with a local who was in a partnership business conducting a Thorough Bred...
  47. Thread: Tiny House

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    Every council is different. If you are in a...

    Every council is different. If you are in a single dwelling zone council may well require transportability. Just ask them.
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    N.S.W. I'll take the Narex Butt Chisel set. PM sent.

    I'll take the Narex Butt Chisel set. PM sent.
  49. It is normal practice to attach a deck to the...

    It is normal practice to attach a deck to the side of a house. The piers are part of the side of the house. Provided the piers are not compromised there is no reason not to attach bearers to them....
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    General rule of thumb - resaw anything under 25mm...

    General rule of thumb - resaw anything under 25mm after drying.
    If you know you need 16mm, saw to multiples there of plus kerf thicknesses plus shrinkage. Say 16x2=32+3=35+10=45 minimum.
    50mm...
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