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    Pash.
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    Thanks for posting that, really interesting.

    Thanks for posting that, really interesting.
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    Had a similar experience to Rrich, except that...

    Had a similar experience to Rrich, except that the geometry of the blade wasn't even anything special. Went to a new place that was closer than the ones I usually used, and the geometry was quite...
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    ...and that's when the fight started.:D

    ...and that's when the fight started.:D
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    Sticky: Against 'em.

    Against 'em.
  12. Thread: Confessional

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    Mate, if he came from Moe, nothing would surprise...

    Mate, if he came from Moe, nothing would surprise him!
  13. GORE WARNING Agree. The kid was 4 yo at the time, though. No...

    Agree. The kid was 4 yo at the time, though. No guarantee that he was even going to let go if he panicked.
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    Thanks all. Silver ash and Australian red cedar...

    Thanks all. Silver ash and Australian red cedar for the board and the drafts pieces. The white chess men are Australian white beech, as I didn't have SA in big enough sections.
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    Chess & drafts set box

    I've just given this] chess & draughts set its last coat of oil and its now set to go to the client.
    It's been an interesting journey. First, I had to improve my turning skills, as I've never...
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    Talking of toilet cleaners... I used to work...

    Talking of toilet cleaners...
    I used to work with a bloke whose nickname was Draino...clean around the bend.
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    And in season 2, "World Axe Catching League."...

    And in season 2, "World Axe Catching League." This promises to be even more exciting.

    And if that's not enough the towns of Stroud around the world conduct the world gumboot throwing championship.
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    I'm with you. Window stuff is blue. Yellow could...

    I'm with you. Window stuff is blue. Yellow could be anything. You had a choice - look at the labels on everything under the sink, on the chance that something there is window stuff, or go to the ute,...
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    Agree with what you say, Rrich, and it applies to...

    Agree with what you say, Rrich, and it applies to many nationalities and pretty well all technology. The first generation learns to do it, not very well. The 2nd generation does it. The third...
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    Audio
  24. Thanks, WP. Daughter & SiL both work in high...

    Thanks, WP. Daughter & SiL both work in high level IT security and from what they have said, your last paragraph comes as no surprise.

    q9, thanks for that warning. Unfortunately, there's a catch...
  25. My only caveat with belt sanding is that it can...

    My only caveat with belt sanding is that it can sometimes be very hard to get the sanding marks out of end grain. You think you've sanded them out with finer random orbital or hand sanding, then you...
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    Jointer
  27. I'd probably use the card scraper as you've...

    I'd probably use the card scraper as you've suggested, but you can reverse the iron in the HNT Gordon plane to make it effectively a scraper. I've never tried this, but may be worth a try.
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    Pretty special figure in the Coast Banksia. I...

    Pretty special figure in the Coast Banksia. I managed to snaffle some when the tree next door was cut down. It dried much better than I expected, and came up beautifully.
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    Dolphin
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    Sticky: Lou Ottens (Inventor of the cassette tape and CD,...

    Lou Ottens (Inventor of the cassette tape and CD, died last Saturday).
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    Sticky: Play

    Play
  32. Thread: Any cooks here?

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    My wife knew so little about cooking when we were...

    My wife knew so little about cooking when we were first married that she asked me how long she had to boil eggs before they were tender.
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    Yardbirds
  34. Thread: Any cooks here?

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    Any cooks here?

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    Anyone able to help, please?
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    Yeah!
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    I haven't contributed much if anything to this...

    I haven't contributed much if anything to this thread, but I'd like to say how rare and useful it has been to be able to follow a civil discussion between people who know what they're talking about,...
  37. Was that Framer? He gave me a heap too. I agree...

    Was that Framer? He gave me a heap too. I agree with what you say.
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    Thanks Bob. My leather faces are just about ready...

    Thanks Bob. My leather faces are just about ready for replacement. I'll go with leather again.
  41. Thread: In the Pub

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    And I always thought there were no new jokes on...

    And I always thought there were no new jokes on the internet.😂😂😂
  42. I don't know about speeding, but being drunk...

    I don't know about speeding, but being drunk certainly will - have a look at the fine print on your policy.
    I understand that if you are over the limit and damage someone else's property, the...
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    Too true. I'm always nervous of machines until...

    Too true. I'm always nervous of machines until I've used them so often that I have my routine down safely. My routine includes visualising the whole operation before I do it, even when it's something...
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    Sticky: Weight loss

    Weight loss
  45. GORE WARNING Quite possibly - any drill could do it, but he'd...

    Quite possibly - any drill could do it, but he'd probably release a hand-held before it got that bad.

    Mate's son was lucky. He held a battery powered drill near his head and clicked the trigger....
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    I've been doing this for years and still cant het...

    I've been doing this for years and still cant het it right!:rolleyes:
    I suggest you make a spreader from MDF - just a small piece with one edge cut on 45 deg, with small notches filed in it about...
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    Sticky: WW Forums.

    WW Forums.
  48. Thread: Bending Veneers

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    I've bent thin (0.4mm) veneers without steaming....

    I've bent thin (0.4mm) veneers without steaming. To make them hold their shape, laminate three layers together using epoxy glue. You can bend quite tight curves.

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    I'm scratching my head too. It looks like you've...

    I'm scratching my head too. It looks like you've veneered both sides, and whenever I've done it like that I've never had any problems. I use Techniglue for that sort of work, but I'd expect Titebond...
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    Have to agree with this. I'd been warned both by...

    Have to agree with this. I'd been warned both by Australians who'd driven there and Americans from other parts of the country, that Californian, especially LA, drivers were terrifying, so I wasn't...
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