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    Ok Rich, seeing you chimed in I will have to...

    Ok Rich, seeing you chimed in I will have to reply. I have spent over one year of my life travelling or living in the US, but Coors? Nuh it's not that bad.
    I have over that 34 years tried every...
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    QLD.Swap Well I tried, I thought Ironbark was only for the...

    Well I tried, I thought Ironbark was only for the BBQ.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    I have to agree there. It's funny how all the...

    I have to agree there. It's funny how all the iconic Aussie beers, eg, XXXX, VB, Tooheys, West End, Swan, Foster's all taste like washing up water. Sadly I can't drink beer at present but if I could...
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    QLD.Swap I've got some 80 year old Boree fence posts, will...

    I've got some 80 year old Boree fence posts, will they do?
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    It's a beer made for North Queenslanders Tony,...

    It's a beer made for North Queenslanders Tony, quite a nice drop.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    Not sure if he is Trever, I was communicating...

    Not sure if he is Trever, I was communicating with him years ago and I was to drop in and see him on one of my trips to Tennessee, but I got injured and didn't see him. I stopped getting emails from...
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    Welcome Trever, oh to be in the land of Hickory...

    Welcome Trever, oh to be in the land of Hickory trees. Looking forward to some photos.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    Paul, I will follow this with interest as I am...

    Paul, I will follow this with interest as I am not far from needing some myself. I had hearing aids back in the late eighties, but I was able to get an operation on both ears that fixed them. Well...
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    Quite simply there are 328 million Americans give...

    Quite simply there are 328 million Americans give or take a few millions and they are their own world and their own market. As other posters have said Aus Wood Review and Aus Woodsmith are great and...
  10. Thread: No eye deer

    by Old Croc
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    I have that spray gun, it is a quality gun, but I...

    I have that spray gun, it is a quality gun, but I only use Wattyl Stylewood precat lacquer on my woodturning. I found the 1 litre cannister awkward to balance doing my smaller work so I bought a...
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    It's available at Timberbits, I bought a bottle...

    It's available at Timberbits, I bought a bottle of Earl's Wood Hardener from the big green shed and I have found it excellent for fixing punky wood.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
  12. Hi Merle, welcome to the Forum. I lived in Belen...

    Hi Merle, welcome to the Forum. I lived in Belen in the mid 80s, beautiful part of the world. Much nicer climate than Minnesota.
    Wow that is an expensive building, I hope you planned it all well and...
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    Little Johnny at it again.

    Little Johnny was in the classroom bored to the back teeth on a Friday afternoon, and the teacher decided to have a game for the kids to get them thinking. "Okay class. Now I'm going to say a famous...
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    VICTORIA The reason it says 3 phase is because it is. The...

    The reason it says 3 phase is because it is. The VFD changes the single phase 240 volts into 3 phase variable frequency, that's why they are so good.
    Good buy for someone.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    Looks like a home made one to me, Qld Maple is my...

    Looks like a home made one to me, Qld Maple is my guess, but photos are deceptive.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    Delbs, a couple of things to consider. The...

    Delbs, a couple of things to consider. The package you linked to is currently unavailable, like most of the items in their website, all stuck on a wharf somewhere. I have seen that package on a knife...
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    Mate, if you don't feel confident pulling it...

    Mate, if you don't feel confident pulling it apart yourself, try and find a metal machining shop near you and ask them if they can pull it apart for you. Or you could jump across to the Metalwork...
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    Hi mate, welcome to the forum. You have asked a...

    Hi mate, welcome to the forum. You have asked a question in an Aussie based forum and I don't think many of us have heard of that brand. From the pictures on the interweb it looks like a generic...
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    Get onto SEQld Woodworking Supplies, he has a...

    Get onto SEQld Woodworking Supplies, he has a mobile showroom and he is due back up your way around ANZAC day.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED I'm in.

    I'm in.
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    READ ME! Mate, you would be better posting this on the...

    Mate, you would be better posting this on the actual Metalwork Forum, link at top of this Forum, more people over there might see your request.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
  22. Thread: Logic?????

    by Old Croc
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    The level of dumbness never ceases to amaze me. I...

    The level of dumbness never ceases to amaze me. I go to my local supermarket with my daughter due to security reasons, regular robberies and carjackings at knife point ( I am in Townsville, by the...
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    John, this was a big ugly headlog I bought from...

    John, this was a big ugly headlog I bought from the DPI that was full of rot and damage. I got it about 25 years ago, came out of the Wongabel State Forest but the longest bits are 450mm, so it's...
  24. Colin, sorry for the late reply to your...

    Colin, sorry for the late reply to your questions. I am lucky to be one of the Aussies that has one of Jerry's Tailstock Centres and here is why I sought him out to see it in real life, because as...
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    I was in there today, needed some double GPO's,...

    I was in there today, needed some double GPO's, marked made in China so who knows?
    Crocy.
  26. Thread: Bws

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    OMG that's witty. I guess we better explain this...

    OMG that's witty.
    I guess we better explain this for our American friends?
    BWS is the equivalent of your liquor stores, Beer Wine & Spirits.
    Berala is the centre of one of Sydney's Covid 19/20...
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    The reason I posted this was surprisingly the...

    The reason I posted this was surprisingly the Deta gear that they sell is quite good, marked as made in England. I was an electrician in another life and I personally don't like Clipsal GPO's, they...
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    That's a good price, they are just under $20 for...

    That's a good price, they are just under $20 for doubles at the big green shed when I got one last week.
    Crocy.
  29. I do a bit like Bob, I have blued some parts, but...

    I do a bit like Bob, I have blued some parts, but generally I use Tea oil, (Camelia oil) buy it on the interweb for my Chuck's and all centre's etc. For the bedways I have found Lanotec spray is the...
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    It's been a long time since I used the pen lathe,...

    It's been a long time since I used the pen lathe, but I used to have that problem so I bought a new mandrel with a tailstock centre that slides over the mandrel and pushes on the blanks. That fixed...
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    I was typing a reply and Ian wrote exactly what I...

    I was typing a reply and Ian wrote exactly what I was going to say. You would never make furniture out of Beefwood as it leaches resin for ever that come through whatever finish you use.
    Rgds,...
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    Doug, interesting response. I am unwilling to...

    Doug, interesting response. I am unwilling to sell blocks any bigger than pepper grinder size due to hidden defects. As an example, I sold a large billet of quartersawn Northern Silky Oak to a...
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    Thanks Rod, I have never been asked for more than...

    Thanks Rod, I have never been asked for more than 12mm, so 20mm is different?
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    Not exactly correct Jerry, plastics are numbered...

    Not exactly correct Jerry, plastics are numbered 1 to 7, but none of the number 7 group are food safe, that's the problem. I can't find the website now, but it explains that manufacturers throw all...
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    Timber for Boxmaking.

    Hi everyone, this is a bit of an open-ended question. I have a fair quantity of West Indian Cedar, Cedrella odorata, aka Cigar Box Cedar that I probably won't get around to using. I was thinking of...
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    Well, I got access to a Professor of Chemistry,...

    Well, I got access to a Professor of Chemistry, who I had an extensive conversation with, provided me with a lot of links to sites that explains it all.
    Your water bottles are a Number 1 plastic,...
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    Dave I have a substantial piece of Blackbean that...

    Dave I have a substantial piece of Blackbean that I can let go, but the freight charges may kill you?
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    Yes Jerry, it's only been 2 years since you gave...

    Yes Jerry, it's only been 2 years since you gave it to me, I finally worked out the design I wanted to utilise Crushgrind mechanisms.
    Back to the plastic issue. I got the resident scientist to do...
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    Funny that, I have one of those hidden somewhere,...

    Funny that, I have one of those hidden somewhere, but after several accidents with glass drinking glasses, I got rid of them and use acrylic now.
    Like I said, there is a lot of different "plastic"...
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    Jim, the reason I wanted to use plastic was so...

    Jim, the reason I wanted to use plastic was so you could see the light through the holes, otherwise it will just look like patterned wood,
    Thanks,
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    Advice needed.

    Hi everyone, I am going to make some pepper/salt grinders out of cactus skeletons, they look just like Banksia nuts. I want to use a hard plastic tube inside of them to contain the contents. I do not...
  42. I ended up turning the volume of the ring tone to...

    I ended up turning the volume of the ring tone to zero on the landline and only use my mobile phone now. But before I did that I used to get calls at about 1.30 pm each day.
    Caller in female...
  43. Neil, as best as I can remember when Gregmach...

    Neil, as best as I can remember when Gregmach imported the 1st batch of Laguna lathes into Aus they were made in China from the same castings as the Powermatic's by Harvey Industries. They were for...
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    That is a very nice simple box, well...

    That is a very nice simple box, well proportioned.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    Hi Alan, you certainly make some nice stuff....

    Hi Alan, you certainly make some nice stuff. Victoria hey, I had to look it up it sounded familiar, went through there in 86 on our way to CC, then onto Brownsville.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    N.S.W. Try E-go couriers they are way cheaper when your...

    Try E-go couriers they are way cheaper when your gear is getting up in weight, find them online and calculate the costs.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    I think beauty is in the eye of the beholder, or...

    I think beauty is in the eye of the beholder, or something like that. I really like the stuff if only it wasn't so abrasive. Here's one from my stash, remember I am not a photographer, but you get...
  48. Thread: Angels.

    by Old Croc
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    Angels.

    A Christmas Story for people having a bad day...............When four of Santa's elves got sick, the trainee elves did not produce toys as fast as the regular ones, and Santa began to feel the...
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    The maths are fine Ian. I bought 4 blanks from a...

    The maths are fine Ian. I bought 4 blanks from a timber mill in Portland Oregon, took them back to Jerry in Tucson , used his lathe to spin them into rounds to reduce the weight. He commented on how...
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    So I went and weighed some pieces to check. The...

    So I went and weighed some pieces to check. The American Walnut I have came from the Columbia River Valley in Oregon and comes in at 384kg per cubic metre. The Qld Black Walnut I cut from some pretty...
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