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    21st anniversary of the forum

    I just wanted to make it known how grateful I am to be a member of this Forum and the spirit under pinning it. No matter what the subject matter someone is handy to give good and solid advice to our...
  2. To add to the "fingers on black board" feeling, I...

    To add to the "fingers on black board" feeling, I don't like reading on these Forums "lumber" rather than timber. To go further to read "wood" instead of timber. My analogy wood goes in the fire and...
  3. I have been thinking for some time now how...

    I have been thinking for some time now how American information is used on these forums. 2"X 4" to me is like fingers nails on a black board. I think we should use our jargon to preserve it and not...
  4. Its funny how your mind works or to have an...

    Its funny how your mind works or to have an "attitude" to practice......I have 2 Silex Sliding Bevels (had them about 50 years). One has black paint the other red on the knurled part of the stock...
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    N.S.W. Can I put up my hand and say"I'll take it". I...

    Can I put up my hand and say"I'll take it".
    I will shoot you a PM with my details. And yes I will be asking for you to post it please
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    I saw an interview from one of the "front line"...

    I saw an interview from one of the "front line" research team working on a vaccine for Covid. She said they were hoping to have it in 12-18 months. She also said that they are expecting a bounce back...
  7. I think it could be the dull blade but also if...

    I think it could be the dull blade but also if your timber is sitting on the sled and cutting miters there is a lot of blade going through your timber. When cutting bevels with the blade set, to cut...
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    That's not good news at all!! There are low lifes...

    That's not good news at all!! There are low lifes around
    During the bush fires last year, 2 tradesmen left their vehicles at the fire shed to fight a fire when they returned those low lifes had...
  9. When I was working (white boards cabinet maker)...

    When I was working (white boards cabinet maker) for a 600mm bench we bought in 3600 X 595 X 16 mm shelving with 1mm tape on one long side. We cut them down into 550mm and when assembling would use a...
  10. Just reading the above comments made me think of...

    Just reading the above comments made me think of the farm machinery INVENTED and MADE by H.V McKay the Sunshine Harvester Man. He very proudly cast into his parts of the machinery his name and the...
  11. FREE: VIC I bought mine 30 plus years ago second hand. They...

    I bought mine 30 plus years ago second hand. They are a really great saw especially if fitting out a house. Being able to use mitres and to rip architraves etc makes them a great saw. That cable fix...
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    Slightly off topic We would use AV 56 glue for...

    Slightly off topic
    We would use AV 56 glue for putting together Melamine carcases in the kitchen game. It is a latex glue (I think) and is applied as you would use PVA. It is water soluble and...
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    I would use some paper as a "gap Filler". Just...

    I would use some paper as a "gap Filler". Just try one or two pieces to give you a tight fit. Also check to see that the handle is not bottoming out. If the taper is now too long for the taper on the...
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    CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
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    The wife and I did our usual fortnightly shop at...

    The wife and I did our usual fortnightly shop at Woolworths on Tuesday at Tamworth. I was surprised at a few things.....
    *it was mid morning but the whole plaza seemed less busy than usual
    *the...
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    one has mentioned the "healing properties" of...

    one has mentioned the "healing properties" of Vegemite. When you are recovering from the Flu or what ever a Sao Biscuit (Cracker biscuit with neutral taste) with Vegemite is something you have to...
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    I heard this one yesterday..... Warning!!!!...

    I heard this one yesterday.....
    Warning!!!! Handling paper notes is a huge risk of picking up the virus. Put any notes into a zip-loc plastic band and get it out of the house as soon a possible....
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    I have a 3 Ph motor on my Thicknesser. It started...

    I have a 3 Ph motor on my Thicknesser. It started to drop the circuit braker. My Electrician mate suggested I replace the bearings in the chassis of the motor. Worked a treat. Then started to drop...
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    In my situation (on a disability pension) I would...

    In my situation (on a disability pension) I would have to borrow monies to install the panels so I reckoned that going solar would actually cost me more than just buying power as we need it. Is my...
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    Before Christmas I placed an order from an...

    Before Christmas I placed an order from an American Turning Tool Company. I had bought from them before and was happy with the product. By the time they added the weak $A as well as the freight my...
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    I am in the same place as most have admitted. But...

    I am in the same place as most have admitted. But on top of the "project mess" I have to get to the floor of the shed to remove the silt that came in about 50 mm high from water that came from the...
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    I am glad that others are suffering the lack of...

    I am glad that others are suffering the lack of momentum at the moment. The high 30-40 degree days keep me inside even though I have an Evaperative Cooler installed. It will take the "edge off" the...
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    "Oh, how did we live with no mobile phones????"...

    "Oh, how did we live with no mobile phones????"
    Well we got a long long way without them, really!!!
    Do we really need to use them as much as we do? How important are the majority of calls that come...
  24. QUEENSLAND Could I put my hand up and say "i'll take it",...

    Could I put my hand up and say "i'll take it", please
    I will send you a PM giving you my details
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    I think that the current problems with no water...

    I think that the current problems with no water has high lighted that no one has considered any alternatives. We have had drought after drought that has usually be fixed up by rains that have...
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    That picture of the Possy looks like the one I...

    That picture of the Possy looks like the one I have in my shed. I have been sharing the shed with them,yes them, for a long time now. I made 2 boxes to house them and set the boxes over the rolla...
  27. Have you checked which direction the blade is...

    Have you checked which direction the blade is travelling. The previous owner may have just quickly put the blade on without thinking. Is the saw 240 or 415? Either is very easy to rearrange to get it...
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    Very well explained Ian!!

    Very well explained Ian!!
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    Not forgetting the silent "p" in surf

    Not forgetting the silent "p" in surf
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    Hold on......through-threw ...

    Hold on......through-threw
    plough-plow
    though
    weather-whether
    this is just a few, the last is long
  31. That is a home made Lathe. Crompton & Parkinson...

    That is a home made Lathe. Crompton & Parkinson is the manufacturer of the electric motor
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    Cklett. Can I suggest you get yourself a brass...

    Cklett. Can I suggest you get yourself a brass rod say 20mm diameter and 150-250 long to use as a drift to knock out pieces. The amount of force needed to disassemble parts can be brutal and on top...
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    To get the round shape you need to make a...

    To get the round shape you need to make a template for the router to go round the radius you need. The template could be clamped down on the table and just go round with the router base pushed tight...
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    One of firewood chains had filed down so the...

    One of firewood chains had filed down so the teeth when looking from above were triangles. I was surprised that I cut as much as I did with the condition of the chain. Blame my parents....both had...
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    A lot of years back we had the privilege of...

    A lot of years back we had the privilege of seeing him do a talk at University of NSW. He was an unpretentious man who (in his own understanding) was doing his job. I very much doubt you would come...
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    I have been thinking for a while about this...

    I have been thinking for a while about this subject. I was thinking along the lines of a vacuum device on a "boom" to go with you while you are using a power tool (belt sander comes to mind). I have...
  37. HEADS UP Euge,Could I put my hand up for a copy of the...

    Euge,Could I put my hand up for a copy of the book? I will need your bank numbers etc.
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    I had a stud workmate who wanted to undo a large...

    I had a stud workmate who wanted to undo a large nut so he put across the flats a slip head G clamp and wondered why it didn't work.

    This is a true story!!
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    Thumbsucker, if it suits you I could make the...

    Thumbsucker, if it suits you I could make the required steel parts on my metal lathe and also make the timber bun parts as well on my wood lathe. The cost would be the postal journey from you to me,...
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    Molten glass is "floated" on molten tin

    Molten glass is "floated" on molten tin
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    You are right Bob. Seven or so years ago when I...

    You are right Bob. Seven or so years ago when I wanted to have a 3Ph Rotary Converter I found most sparkies did not have a clue even with as much information as I had gathered. A Forumite 70 miles...
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    That's such a great story and real history. Every...

    That's such a great story and real history. Every tool we own would have some tale as to why we have it and what it has done to help a project on. My Dad never did a trade but due to the depression...
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    You are probably in a better situation to buy a...

    You are probably in a better situation to buy a bench saw than we are here. Being in Europe you will have close by companies like Felder, SCM, Altendorf as well as others that we are unaware of. The...
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    I was in the white board kitchen business for...

    I was in the white board kitchen business for more than 16 years and have had my own bench saws at my own shed for even more than that. In all that experience, thankfully, I have never seen a blood...
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    That is what I would do. A piece of 3mm flat...

    That is what I would do. A piece of 3mm flat steel (Mild steel will work) Drill into it the diameter you want then cut back to the edge giving you a slotted hole that is ready to slide onto the...
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    With the trouble you have gone through restoring...

    With the trouble you have gone through restoring these hammers you will now have a spiritual attachment to them and may find it hard to put them to work. The Spotty will be worth the effort you have...
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    We are called the "Lucky country" and we have...

    We are called the "Lucky country" and we have made a number of inventions that gives us the name "the clever country" but I am afraid we are the "dumb country" because we are selling raw materials...
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    Our family legend has it that on voting day Grand...

    Our family legend has it that on voting day Grand Father would wait until 2 minutes before closing to register his "deciding vote" so the right party would be "in"
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    Maaaaate.....the fight was worth it!! To put...

    Maaaaate.....the fight was worth it!! To put together anything in Timber has to have a lot of thought about prevailing weather not only during construction but also where it will reside.

    I put...
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    Paul, have you psychically linked to my brain to...

    Paul, have you psychically linked to my brain to get me to attend to 2 cramps that need rejuvenated "wobbly bits" on their ends??? At the moment motivation is very low (black dog) so to "do some...
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