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    Brrrr. +34C here and humid! plus large...

    Brrrr. +34C here and humid! plus large thunderstorm cells about. Ironwood would have similar to us.

    Very sweet pen Ironwood. Love the minimalist lines. Should be a hit with millennials, that is if...
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    and politicians are so brazen in their deceit!

    and politicians are so brazen in their deceit!
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    Very commendable donating this to the raffle. ...

    Very commendable donating this to the raffle.

    As an observation, at 30mm thick, and its apparent size, it is large and it will be quite heavy to carry with contents when in use. Not many people...
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    The Leady bowl lathes and his ring cutter were...

    The Leady bowl lathes and his ring cutter were pretty good.
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    Back in 2012 I made a rocking horse from...

    Back in 2012 I made a rocking horse from laminated Tasmanian Oak for my grand daughter. It was to be finished in the typical gesso plus paint finish. That was until my wife and daughter decided they...
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    As a hypothetical, there are plenty of things...

    As a hypothetical, there are plenty of things that "could be done" and probably are or have been done for use on private property :), like the gent featured on Landline a while back that built a...
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    A few questions, Are the rails Vic Ash / Tas...

    A few questions,

    Are the rails Vic Ash / Tas Oak?
    Was steel wool used on the article?
    Is the face veneer on the ply
    Vic Ash / Tas Oak?
    What glue was used in the construction?

    Some cross...
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    Out of curiosity - has any one tried using a...

    Out of curiosity - has any one tried using a pressure washer? A Karcher or similar.
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    No B Double combination has that single axle mid...

    No B Double combination has that single axle mid trailer configuration. I very much doubt that the rig is "legal", its certainly not in QLD.

    Edit- I had a look at ATA's TAP "Description of truck...
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    OMG - I hope they never permit this! As a...

    OMG - I hope they never permit this!

    As a surveyor who has travelled and worked extensively in central, western and FNQ plus other jaunts across Oz I have always preferred to travel light.
    ...
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    Yet in the cane growing regions of QLD it is...

    Yet in the cane growing regions of QLD it is quite common to see a 4WD ute towing two or more dog trailers loaded with plant cane on public roads. :rolleyes:

    This idea fits in the "why would you...
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    Looks great. That is something I desperately...

    Looks great.

    That is something I desperately need to sort out - storage of the many table saw sleds that I regularly use. Unfortunately french cleats aren't the answer however you have prompted...
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    I posted this on FB a few days back, Some...

    I posted this on FB a few days back,


    Some more clarification on materials testing for those interested,

    CPN #12 of 2011 makes a broad reference statement “ignite and continue to flame for a...
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    LED lighting is not without downsides, as its...

    LED lighting is not without downsides, as its "blue light" dominance has already been strongly linked to retinal damage and sleep disorders. The recommendations coming from researchers is to use...
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    Search the forum/s, its a topic thats been...

    Search the forum/s, its a topic thats been flogged to ad nausem.
  16. To be honest I would pass on the whole exercise...

    To be honest I would pass on the whole exercise if it were me. Lots of shorts once the nail hole sections are removed & typical decking timbers aren't necessarily good or even fair cabinet timbers....
  17. This is one instance where being "greedy" pays...

    This is one instance where being "greedy" pays off, much kinder to the knives with one deep pass. If you have a spiral cutter head I would pass on putting the decking through the A3.

    Hope you...
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    Jim, "Again I asked the question to help wood...

    Jim,

    "Again I asked the question to help wood turners in general." - Certainly an altruistic goal, but not likely to happen.

    There is no universal mandatory requirement for an "Australian...
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    Jim for small manufacturers the compliance costs...

    Jim for small manufacturers the compliance costs and material / product testing means that it is unlikely that they can prove their products comply with the regulations, so falls in the "why bother"...
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    Crocy is correct, I researched the compliance...

    Crocy is correct, I researched the compliance requirements for candle holders in 2011. There was a ban imposed on "commbustible candle holders" which was implemented to remove the hazards posed by...
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    Try Terry Scott at Timberly in NZ, he may have a...

    Try Terry Scott at Timberly in NZ, he may have a supplier.
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    Says a lot! Either crap thread sealant / Loctite...

    Says a lot! Either crap thread sealant / Loctite or stand well back when Sam's missus grabs the hair dryer! It must be a "Q" special.
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    :o Being a pressure vessel I would be very...

    :o Being a pressure vessel I would be very cautious in taking this approach. :no: In fact I would not do it!

    You can bet that the OEM setup and material choice is barely adequate to handle the...
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    How deep is the flute? Is it a traditional "U"...

    How deep is the flute? Is it a traditional "U" profile spindle roughing gouge (SRG)? or a shallow Continental Style Spindle Gouge?

    I can't see any real benefit in "skewing" the nose of a...
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    I do either, depending upon what I have to start...

    I do either, depending upon what I have to start with; how much "waste" I have to play with; the value of the timber; the grain / cut of the board & how likely it is to "perform."

    If the stock was...
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    :D Spares in case hers breaks down, :D

    :D

    Spares in case hers breaks down, :D
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    Makes for some new urban myths / legends. :D ...

    Makes for some new urban myths / legends. :D

    "Fake news"

    One thing about the Internet, FB etc is that stories like this will never die no matter how much effort is put into debunking them....
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    I appears to have an uncanny similarity to the...

    I appears to have an uncanny similarity to the many Chinese clones marketed as Rikon, Woodfast etc. Perhaps a more refined version hopefully.
  29. Thread: AWTEx 2020

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    I think the real crux of the issues facing the...

    I think the real crux of the issues facing the diminishing committee is the dwindling volunteer support to run AWTEX and making a longer term commitment to the committee.

    To that end it would be...
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    Love the modern take on the old "widow makers"...

    Love the modern take on the old "widow makers" sleeper cutters saws. Impressive!
  31. Thread: Pens wanted

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    No worries, I have appreciated the great timber...

    No worries, I have appreciated the great timber that I have received from you so more than happy to repay your generosity.
  32. Thread: Pens wanted

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    Chris, if you require more I'm happy to assist.

    Chris, if you require more I'm happy to assist.
  33. Can't assist with spares but know of two...

    Can't assist with spares but know of two Teknatool TL 1000 8s that may still be available for purchase. Located in Townsville however.
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    Make a formal complaint to The Office of Fair...

    Make a formal complaint to The Office of Fair Trading in your state and to the ACCC. False, misleading or deceptive conduct is illegal under Australian consumer legislation.

    Hopefully the...
  35. Each complaint about telco issues that goes to...

    Each complaint about telco issues that goes to the TIO costs the Telco money. So imho the Telecommunications Act & Regs should be "modernized" to force Telco's & ISP's / SP's to be more proactive in...
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    Bunnings only stocks a part range in most Sutton...

    Bunnings only stocks a part range in most Sutton products. Very limited range of fractional sizes in imperial twist bits etc.
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    Try...

    Try https://dubbeldwoodtools.com/product-category/drilling/bradpoint/

    FAMAG are reputed to be of similar quality to Colt. I have purchased a couple of brad points in the small sizes plus a few...
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    Ahem - its in WA.

    Ahem - its in WA.
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    Not a such coincidence as the technique is quite...

    Not a such coincidence as the technique is quite common for caissons and bored piers in Civil Engineering construction, maybe a coincidence that your thread prompted the conversations.
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    As an aside but on a similar theme we used a...

    As an aside but on a similar theme we used a "belling tool" to open out the base of bored pier foundations for telco guyed masts in the late 1980's to mid 1990's.

    Mind you it was quite impressive...
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    A lot of the homes flooded in Townsville this...

    A lot of the homes flooded in Townsville this year would have had MDF trims, skirtings, architraves, jambs etc.
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    Top shelf items, great craftsmanship.

    Top shelf items, great craftsmanship.
  43. Thread: Hairy Oak

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    Hairy Oak, Bulloke, WA Sheoak, River Oak, Beach...

    Hairy Oak, Bulloke, WA Sheoak, River Oak, Beach Sheoak ….. all turn nicely. Darn shame that they have a few issues, insects, cracking, collapse (Beach Sheoak). Almost my favourites, behind the...
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    The additional ads are more a distraction than an...

    The additional ads are more a distraction than an annoyance to me, more so when they are in a post which already has included photos. They disrupt the context of a post when they are about a similar...
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    Seems Google Ads are pushing the envelope, which...

    Seems Google Ads are pushing the envelope, which does not surprise me given the current ACCC action against Google.

    This is exactly what I experienced. I'm currently logged in and always access...
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    Neil I was logged in. The second banner advert...

    Neil I was logged in. The second banner advert was incomplete, or did not load fully. I should have taken a screen shot.
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    I'm getting them on my PC as well.

    I'm getting them on my PC as well.
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    WANTED:WA No!

    No!
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    When using hand or power carving tools, indeed...

    When using hand or power carving tools, indeed any wood cutting tool, one has to work with the grain to minimize tear out.

    I presume when you say "when I pull the chisel back up" you mean...
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    Great to see these workhorses getting a new lease...

    Great to see these workhorses getting a new lease of life.

    Three months or so back by sheer chance I was in a woodies store when a lady came in asking for assistance & advice on what her very...
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