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    Maybe they were so shocked by the accent they...

    Maybe they were so shocked by the accent they forgot to mug you ?
  2. Thread: Help Needed.

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    couple of things: Change cars last, she might...

    couple of things:

    Change cars last, she might catch on.
    Once the offshore fund is established it's easy to create a false identity online to buy your own tools if you happen to be fond of what...
  3. Thread: Help Needed.

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    No one knows...never happened before...

    No one knows...never happened before...
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    Not only are they not an afterthought they are...

    Not only are they not an afterthought they are really hard. I'm sure there are harder things to make in woodwork but getting drawers right is pretty much the biggest grief I've given myself. You need...
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    It's probably a money saving and also allows them...

    It's probably a money saving and also allows them to be assembled more easily. You don't have to "aim", just hook the slides and in it goes.

    You have to remember kitchen cabinets and cheap...
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    QUEENSLAND I'd love it but I'm recovering from major surgery...

    I'd love it but I'm recovering from major surgery and am in no fit state to be buying stuff, for all sorts of reasons. Sorry.

    And while the hitachi is a great unit I've already got 3 routers...
  7. I'm starting to wonder just how many tools an...

    I'm starting to wonder just how many tools an incra renders redundant...

    I know they are poisonously dear but if you add up all the tools I don't need to buy because I have one it's gotta be more...
  8. Thread: Urine test !!

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    Funny I have all those, except the excited bit...

    Funny I have all those, except the excited bit...
  9. I like kreg stuff but that thing is expensive. ...

    I like kreg stuff but that thing is expensive.

    Personally I'd get a pair of GOOD B&D workmates and make a top for it. Box out of ply or mdf and make it so you can tilt it off the workmates and...
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    FWIW: The record is a much nicer thing as...

    FWIW:

    The record is a much nicer thing as said. If you get some molasses from a horsey place mix it 1:10 with water and put the vice in it. Maybe over night but keep an eye on it. It'll strip it...
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    I'm on my second chinese chainsaw. 62cc I think...

    I'm on my second chinese chainsaw. 62cc I think it is 22" bar. The first one was perfect and got stolen. The second one is perfect and hasn't been stolen yet. Cost me $100 and has already paid for...
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    FWIW I wouldn't touch one. I'm a metal worker by...

    FWIW I wouldn't touch one. I'm a metal worker by trade so I could build it myself, something I wouldn't try with timber.

    I wouldn't have used them when they were cheaper than timber. Now they are...
  13. 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...
  15. 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://www.woodworkforums.com/images/misc/...

    https://www.woodworkforums.com/images/misc/quote_icon.png Originally Posted by Mr Brush https://www.woodworkforums.com/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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  28. 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...
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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....
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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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  40. Thread: Quotable quotes

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    So never argue with a woman then ?

    So never argue with a woman then ?
  41. 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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