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  1. Thread: Best Sheds

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    I've seen them recommended by several people on...

    I've seen them recommended by several people on (I think) this and other forums. Word of mouth is good.

    When I built my shed 20 years ago I was flat broke having bought the house a year earlier...
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    I am not clear on what point you are making above...

    I am not clear on what point you are making above ?

    He claimed opening the doors at every station would overload the air conditioning.

    When the train is full all the doors are opened at every...
  3. Well as usual I have a different point of view....

    Well as usual I have a different point of view. Take it for what it is...

    Second hand saws are a tiny fraction the price of new ones. I realise your in the country but is saving a grand worth a...
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    I have never seen a more complete disconnect...

    I have never seen a more complete disconnect between authority and responsibility than in Queensland Rail. It was truly astounding. Someone would decree something and it would be adhered to for...
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    https://d1r5wj36adg1sk.cloudfront.net/images/misc/quote_icon.png Originally Posted by Mr Brush https://d1r5wj36adg1sk.cloudfront.net/images/buttons/viewpost-right.png
    6+13 (above) = "If you...
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    Trailer tramps go for that sort of money in good...

    Trailer tramps go for that sort of money in good order, no cabin but they could be had back in the day with a fitted deck tent. Check sails, new ones are about $100 sqm, rigging etc. Personally I'd...
  7. Thread: The Millenials

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    One of the big differences I've noticed. When we...

    One of the big differences I've noticed. When we were that age the boys would leave school and go straight to pursuing a career and saving. The girls would travel and later settle down. Now it seems...
  8. Thread: The Millenials

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    It's in the job description of every generation...

    It's in the job description of every generation to horrify their parents. My lot did it with recreational drugs, long hair, promiscuous sex and suicidal driving tendencies. I guess today's kids are...
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    At the risk of drifting off topic...

    At the risk of drifting off topic...<leans back in recliner, dons reading glasses, sips warm milk...>

    When I was young I began my mechanics apprenticeship thinking I should buy the best of...
  10. Thread: Major decision

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    Major decision

    A bloke I used to work with is a lot funnier than me. He was very happily married but did like to point out:

    He and his wide had an agreement. She would make the small decisions and he would make...
  11. Who did you buy from ? You mention ebay and...

    Who did you buy from ? You mention ebay and amazon ? Did you buy from a re-seller and then ask incra direct to fix the issues ?

    I have a pretty extensive incra setup and it is arguably the best...
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    Laughing! Ha! As I said you can get a...

    Laughing! Ha!

    As I said you can get a dedicated clamp to attach a drill, corded or not, to a table and mount a wheel in that. You can even make a rest. I recommend against a grinder for precisely...
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    R2008 Renegade Drill Bit Sharpener Electric |...

    R2008 Renegade Drill Bit Sharpener Electric | Sharpening Tools - TradeTools | Huge Range, Great Service

    69 atm, they come on for about 45 or something occasionally. I'm on their mailing list.
    ...
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    Where did you get it and how much ? Considering...

    Where did you get it and how much ? Considering it for knives...
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    As I've said elsewhere after decades of bosh blue...

    As I've said elsewhere after decades of bosh blue corded tools I won't be buying any more.

    Impact drivers are wonderful. As you say I wasn't sure I'd use it much but since buying my US amazon...
  16. Thread: Micro workshop?

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    Peet in canada built a 25' cat in his lounge room...

    Peet in canada built a 25' cat in his lounge room and yet managed to keep the place spotlessly clean!
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    Funny when I listed new posts angry wife and...

    Funny when I listed new posts angry wife and husband in prison came up one after the other...
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    Have you looked at trade tools direct ? They have...

    Have you looked at trade tools direct ? They have a copy of the drill doctor for about $60 or something.

    I bought a new 6" grinder from them years ago but wouldn't do that again. You can pick up...
  19. Thread: Micro workshop?

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    My current shed is 7.5 by 9 and full to the...

    My current shed is 7.5 by 9 and full to the rafters. I am yet to encounter anyone who complains their shed is too big. Even the chap I went to school with who has/had 4000 sqm undercover and locked....
  20. Thread: Micro workshop?

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    FWIW which isn't much... The era of the giant...

    FWIW which isn't much...

    The era of the giant shed is reasonably recent. When I were a young whipper snipper you'd count yourself dead set lucky to have a single garage. I had a slightly oversized...
  21. Thread: Vegans

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    My response to animal rights activists is to buy...

    My response to animal rights activists is to buy and consume more australian bacon....


    Not that I needed much convincing...
  22. Thread: Thank you Doug

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    Yeah well those in australia have probably seen...

    Yeah well those in australia have probably seen the sportsbet ad having a laugh at them. When it's in an ad it's universally known I'd say...
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    FREE: QLD Bugger I'd have loved that to go with my EB...

    Bugger I'd have loved that to go with my EB jointer thicknesser :D oh well...
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    The picture explains everything except the...

    The picture explains everything except the wording of the ad. It's not 1 wife in 2 passes, it's 800 wives! Seller is in Arncliffe ?
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    Makes me want a 400mm wife. Sanding 800 wives...

    Makes me want a 400mm wife. Sanding 800 wives though in 2 passes now that's efficient...

    I can understand why you'd want to seal the dust port given it's stealing all your dust....
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    Mackay waters are usually pretty flat. I have...

    Mackay waters are usually pretty flat. I have spent some time around, is it Imeo ? beach, and it is spectacularly beautiful. My cousin lives there and I was born in Home Hill.

    I of course would...
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    A.C.T. RouterMaster - Selective Engineering Pty Ltd...

    RouterMaster - Selective Engineering Pty Ltd

    I assume. Routermasters can be upgraded to torque workcenters I think. It would be useful to know what extras come with it. $800 is a middling price...
  28. Thread: Quotable quotes

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    So never argue with a woman then ?

    So never argue with a woman then ?
  29. I am just west of brisbane. My place gets hotter...

    I am just west of brisbane. My place gets hotter than brissy in summer as I'm on the west side of the mountain. A little colder in winter also.

    I put up a thread late last year in the reno section...
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    The forum and video tutorials on autodesk's site...

    The forum and video tutorials on autodesk's site are very good aswell. Better IMO than the youtube stuff but YMMV.
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    Fusion 360 works like other mechanical 3D...

    Fusion 360 works like other mechanical 3D modelling programs. Once you learn it you will be able to pick up NX, invetor, solidworks etc quickly. It does routine things like your project well. I could...
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    I use social fixer, similar idea. I tried several...

    I use social fixer, similar idea. I tried several when I was put on to them but SF seems to work better for me.

    It's easy enough to say get off facebook but truth is it's a great tool if you use...
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    I thought I saw 16mm mdf when I was hunting for...

    I thought I saw 16mm mdf when I was hunting for "cover sheets" which are mdf and chipboard sheets used to protect deliveries to kitchen makers. Here in brisbane you can get full sheets for as little...
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    Be patient. Everyone's experience is different...

    Be patient. Everyone's experience is different and I assume they have told you that. 3 years on and I'm still improving. Things were a bit of a mess for the first 3 months.

    Now on my second major...
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    N.S.W. Oh well nothing like a bump to get things moving....

    Oh well nothing like a bump to get things moving. If Repete backs out I'll take the 6, just need bank details and post to brisbane...
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    N.S.W. I can't believe you've had no replies ? How...

    I can't believe you've had no replies ?

    How much smaller is a 6 than a 7 ? I've always wanted a 7 but at that price maybe a 6 will do ?
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    I'm surprised to see you type that given your...

    I'm surprised to see you type that given your previous stance on workshop safety.

    Yep I've been using the sides of wheels for decades, but it's always warned against because if they do come apart...
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    Put a nominal price on it. My neighbour does this...

    Put a nominal price on it. My neighbour does this occasionally and found the same as you. Some people will take anything if it's free. As soon as it's $5 the inquiries drop away.

    We have a box of...
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    I have an incra, no miracles required....

    I have an incra, no miracles required....
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    I bought one of those old ozito slow waterwheels...

    I bought one of those old ozito slow waterwheels the other day for $20 on gumtree not because I'm concerned about heat but because I want to use the side of the 40 grit 8"x40mm wheel. At 120 rpm if...
  41. Thread: Quotable quotes

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    The rest of them have to pee on the electric...

    The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence

    One slash and you're ash....
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    What they said. The temper problem is for other...

    What they said. The temper problem is for other tool steels, like hardened carbon steel. There is a lot of misinformation on the web. Remember anyone can put up a youtube video or a web page and...
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    I have the opposite problem, she keeps...

    I have the opposite problem, she keeps encouraging me to buy stuff. I bought a motorbike 10 years ago I've ridden about twice. That it has doubled in value is moot....
  44. Thread: Husband's call:

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    An oldie but a goodie...

    An oldie but a goodie...
  45. FWIW I've got an electra beckum. I believe some...

    FWIW I've got an electra beckum. I believe some of the other 10" combos are copies of this design. I love mine and it takes minutes to switch.

    Problems:

    Setting the knives properly after...
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    I have 2 questions. I don't want to take this...

    I have 2 questions. I don't want to take this thread away from the OP so if this is inappropriate so be it but I'll ask...

    Is splitting logs feasible ? I've never tried but given slabbing seems to...
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    You could "dip your toe" with a hoinkin big...

    You could "dip your toe" with a hoinkin big chinese saw, long bar and chain and a basic guide off ebay, see if it suits, get this job done, then upgrade later if you want to...

    chainsaw 92cc |...
  48. Thread: Whats the best

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    Fusion 360 is free for non profits startups and...

    Fusion 360 is free for non profits startups and students. I thought sketchup was also.

    I have not used sketchup. I tried it once a long time ago but it was so alien to me I gave up. I worked as a...
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    After reading this yesterday I ended up spending...

    After reading this yesterday I ended up spending hours looking at this bloke's videos. I don't always agree with him but it's interesting stuff..

    YouTube
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    I agree with you, of course, but what really p's...

    I agree with you, of course, but what really p's me off about those laws is how ambiguous they are regarding pulling over.

    If I get an sms and I think it might be important I pull over, put the...
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