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    I bought a pair of the 3cfm ones a few years...

    I bought a pair of the 3cfm ones a few years back for a boatbuilding project. They are great. Top up with motor oil. You just need to decide which size suits you. 2x3cfm wasn't much dearer than 1x...
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    OMG. I remember getting a laugh in high...

    OMG.

    I remember getting a laugh in high school. Some wag looking to throw me off balance said out loud in front of a group of kids, "what's a condom?" to which I immediately replied a piece of...
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    The joke at the top of the page is at least 20...

    The joke at the top of the page is at least 20 years old.

    English is fascinating. It's a potpourri of other languages which is why we have many different words for the same thing, and no...
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    As above I just use bunnings for convenience. You...

    As above I just use bunnings for convenience. You need to know what your after, part number etc, but the prices seem reasonable and the wait times not long provided makita have the stock.
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    Why do you want to use 1/4 bits ? Do you already...

    Why do you want to use 1/4 bits ? Do you already have some ? They are inferior in every way to 1/2 bits. More vibration etc.

    Anyway as said if you must sleeves work fine.
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    I have 2 tritons. If I wee starting again I would...

    I have 2 tritons. If I wee starting again I would not buy a triton. There is a very good thread here somewhere about using a CNC spindle as a table router. I would do that and buy an appropriate...
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    Taking that part as an example I could build a 3D...

    Taking that part as an example I could build a 3D model of it in a few minutes. It'd probably take me longer to produce a drawing from the model, unless I used auto dimension..but I could do the...
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    Early cad was really only useful if you needed a...

    Early cad was really only useful if you needed a lot of copies or if you manufactured a line of similar products. You could knock out the first one and adjust things to create drawings quickly for...
  9. Yeah thanks for that, making a political...

    Yeah thanks for that, making a political statement and quoting from a reliable non biased "news" source.



    Like I said lastpass. I was suspicious at first but I've been using it for a couple of...
  10. I installed lastpass after my credit union...

    I installed lastpass after my credit union brought it to my attention. It's magic. Works across devices. I have not heard of any breaches.

    I run one of the top 5 free antivirus programs. Avast at...
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    I had a stuffed slider on my bedroom. A few years...

    I had a stuffed slider on my bedroom. A few years back I lashed out $70 at bunnings. I looked into it thoroughly and found the mid range option would do the job nicely.

    It changed my life. Instead...
  12. Good video but as mentioned above do try the...

    Good video but as mentioned above do try the triton chip shields.

    I have a tra001, pre winder handle, mounted in a cast iron wing of my table saw with a TS/LS system. It is by far my most used...
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    Argh, I missed the dates. Sorry...

    Argh, I missed the dates. Sorry...
  14. Are they the same is these ? Hart 305mm Double...

    Are they the same is these ?

    Hart 305mm Double Ended Nail Puller | Bunnings Warehouse

    $16 mine is worth it's weight in gold. De nailed my whole roof with it.
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    My house is heritage listed and has a belcon...

    My house is heritage listed and has a belcon roof. A couple of years ago I fitted insulation. This required taking out all the sprung nails, lifting the old gal corro fitting the foil sarking and...
  16. Thread: Aldi clamps

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    I went to aldi today for the hole saw kit and was...

    I went to aldi today for the hole saw kit and was told they didn't come in and no idea when. I looked at the F clamps. Possibly ok 2 for $10 but you have to buy a pack with a large and small and I'd...
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    Dynamic design. I reckon you could get tenure...

    Dynamic design. I reckon you could get tenure teaching that to architecture students...
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    I don't understand drive through.

    I don't understand drive through.
  19. Thread: Car park

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    Soon there will be no Holdens left. Real soon. ...

    Soon there will be no Holdens left. Real soon.

    "If I had a Falcon I'd leave it in a park."

    Yeah some people just can't handle that much power...
  20. Thread: Car park

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    I never use my parking brake. I put my automatic...

    I never use my parking brake. I put my automatic AU falcon ute in park. So I put it in park. Unless I'm on a steep slope.
  21. Thread: Aldi clamps

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    A lot of their stuff is dearer than you can get...

    A lot of their stuff is dearer than you can get the same quality on ebay etc.

    Some of it is worth buying for convenience. Easy returns and no online banking etc.

    Some of it is cheap and good....
  22. Exactly what I was going to say.

    Exactly what I was going to say.
  23. Watches aren't a high strength application. They...

    Watches aren't a high strength application. They do endure vibration but watchmakers have specific means to stop threads loosening.

    Have any of you ever wondered why we have coarse and fine...
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    It started when I started cleaning out the...

    It started when I started cleaning out the garage. Lots of dust, much of it made by vermin. I've had these before and they linger. Blessed bother.

    But if you drink enough it either cures your...
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    As a lifelong whisky drinker there was a time...

    As a lifelong whisky drinker there was a time when people thought adding anything to a single malt was heresy. Apparently teh thing now is to start neat and as you say add a little water with each...
  26. The only fasteners you'll ever need :D

    The only fasteners you'll ever need :D
  27. You clearly haven't seen any of my projects. :D ...

    You clearly haven't seen any of my projects. :D

    Timber is usually sized in rough sawn, so if you get it dressed at all you lose on both dimensions typically 3mm or 1/8 inch off each face.

    And...
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    wet and dry for bad ones then metal polish and...

    wet and dry for bad ones then metal polish and finish with toothpaste to really get them smooth.

    If you can't find the inhibitor coating headlight protectors will do the job and maybe prevent a...
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    Mine is in the back room of the house. I...

    Mine is in the back room of the house.

    I learned autocad in the late 80's hated it. Slow and frustrating. In 05 I got a job as a design draftsman using NX. Within a few months I could build a...
  30. You do get a lot of noise. Interestingly I was...

    You do get a lot of noise. Interestingly I was talking to some friends the other day on the phone and they said they got a lot more bs on FBM than gumtree, while my experience is the opposite. My...
  31. I have heaps of stuff on gumtree and FB...

    I have heaps of stuff on gumtree and FB marketplace. I don't do ebay because of their fees and "buyer protection". All a buyer has to do is claim I did something wrong and I lose my item and my...
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    And if you do go for replacement nicads or nimh...

    And if you do go for replacement nicads or nimh batteries you should be able to get them for about $10 each, so $50 not the 80 in that ebay auction.
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    I bought a kit from lmii years ago. Very happy....

    I bought a kit from lmii years ago. Very happy. The kit wizard will take some time getting your head around it but basically you buy what you want get work done to teh stage you want and you finish...
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    At my work years ago was a bloke who was not the...

    At my work years ago was a bloke who was not the sharpest knife in the drawer and pretty dodgy.

    One day he was spotted driving down the centenary highway, at 100kmh, with the wheelie bin hanging...
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    If your ducting is 4" you might consider this: ...

    If your ducting is 4" you might consider this:

    Rain Harvesting 100mm High Level Flanged Tank Overflow Outlet

    I used 2 to turn a bin into a cyclonic catcher for the chunky stuff and catch finer...
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    General rule, if the job is large introduce the...

    General rule, if the job is large introduce the tool to the job. If the job is small introduce the timber to the tool. Move the small bit.

    I have introduced long and large items to my hybrid saw...
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    It's easy to find Geelong, just look where...

    It's easy to find Geelong, just look where Victoria's capital should have been...

    As my great aunt got old my ah family tried to get her in a home claiming she had dementur or some such thing....
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    Chemtrails, definitely chemtrails.

    Chemtrails, definitely chemtrails.
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    I seem to recall, Whitlam I think it was, in teh...

    I seem to recall, Whitlam I think it was, in teh 70's decided computers had no future so encouraged our blossoming computer industry to shut down and go do something useful...

    You know Leyland was...
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    pages are just complex beasts.... It's the way...

    pages are just complex beasts....

    It's the way html works and has from the start. All formatting is relative so the browser can apply the most appropriate settings for the viewer. Unfortunately it...
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    Many years ago Elizabeth and I were walking...

    Many years ago Elizabeth and I were walking through a local house built on a concrete slab. There was a huge upwelling in the dinging room under teh table, something between 6" and 12" and maybe a...
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    resize browser window and you will be able to...

    resize browser window and you will be able to access the login boxes.
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    Resize your window. The page layout will move...

    Resize your window. The page layout will move around and at the right size you can access the login boxes.
  44. There are vote-saving provisions in the Electoral...

    There are vote-saving provisions in the Electoral Act that allow some ballot papers to be included in the count even though the voting rules have not been fully met.
    For House of Representatives...
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    When I started my apprenticeship (shortly after...

    When I started my apprenticeship (shortly after the discovery of fire and the wheel) I set out starry eyed to buy teh very best tools. I've still got most of my stahwille spanners. As the years...
  46. Thread: Idiots in 2019

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    OMG I'd blocked that from my memory...pain!

    OMG I'd blocked that from my memory...pain!
  47. I understand the voting system but you are't...

    I understand the voting system but you are't quite right anymore. They changed the federal senate so you only have to vote for X number of candidates then your vote can expire. So you have that...
  48. Thread: Idiots in 2019

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    Frozen Tartare is uncomfortable.... Don't even...

    Frozen Tartare is uncomfortable....

    Don't even start on the pronunciation of Jaguar or Porsche.......
  49. Your prejudices are showing, you might want to...

    Your prejudices are showing, you might want to tuck those back in. Calling people names isn't clever. politicians are not the problem, they are a symptom. The electorate who put them there is the...
  50. Thread: Idiots in 2019

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    Funny story (I hope). I used to make up jugs of...

    Funny story (I hope). I used to make up jugs of coffee and chill it in the fridge, drank it black with lots of sugar. Many moon later I discovered the vietnamese do it exactly the same way. I was...
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