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    Ian, thanks for taking a look. Web-confusion is...

    Ian, thanks for taking a look.
    Web-confusion is how I describe the site. We had a compulsory upgrade some time back and it left me floundering (more than usual) and I'm still getting my head around...
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    Hi all, I thought it about time I revived this...

    Hi all,
    I thought it about time I revived this thread, brace talk has been pretty sparse for too long. I wrote an article on W. A. made Tough braces and finally put it up on the HTPSWA website,...
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    We had a pet pig, named Pansy. One morning as we...

    We had a pet pig, named Pansy. One morning as we headed off to school Mum said " When you get home this afternoon Pansy won't be here". My sister, although two years younger was heaps smarter than...
  4. This is an interesting question Skew, because I...

    This is an interesting question Skew, because I use a saw bench for my firewood, when a crotch needs ripping I can do it easily on the bench, I've never used the chainsaw for this. I put a bit of...
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    That last one looks like the big Chamberlain in...

    That last one looks like the big Chamberlain in South Australia?
  6. On the firewood front, we've been on this 2.5...

    On the firewood front, we've been on this 2.5 acre block fifteen years, there are a lot of Marri (corymbia calophylla) which grow very quickly. I thin them from time to time and use them for...
  7. HEADS UP I've just been informed that the MPC intend to...

    I've just been informed that the MPC intend to give their 1904 Clayton & Shuttleworth steamer "Bert" a run on the day.

    Cheers,
    Geoff.
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    Saw a bloke making them at the Steamfest,...

    Saw a bloke making them at the Steamfest, Sheffield, Tas' five or six years ago. I don't remember what the wood was but it split nicely.
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    The vice appears to have two slotted holes for...

    The vice appears to have two slotted holes for the bolts, here's what I'd do. Measure the width of the holes, go to your hardware shop and buy two coach bolts of the appropriate gauge and length....
  10. HEADS UP Mid Winter Tool Sale. HTPSWA Midland, Perth.

    If you missed out on attending our May tool sale, the HTPSWA is pleased to announce we will be holding another tool sale on Saturday the 30th July from 9am to 2pm. The sale will be at our new...
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    I'm trying to get my head around what Bob has...

    I'm trying to get my head around what Bob has told us
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    Lance, did you also notice how your testicles...

    Lance, did you also notice how your testicles dragged themselves up into your carcass as you read Auscab's and Bushmiller's information?

    Cheers,
    Geoff.
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    Ouch! Thanks Auscab, I better warn him against...

    Ouch! Thanks Auscab, I better warn him against his Mrs getting her hands on it.

    Cheers,
    Geoff.
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    Another Mystery Tool

    Hi all,
    This tool belongs to a friend of mine and we have no idea what it was used for. 512619 It is 11 1/2 " long by 2 1/4" wide. There is a five step latch on the end of the handles which on the...
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    HEADS UP Hi Henry, We had a working bee prior to the...

    Hi Henry,
    We had a working bee prior to the sale where we had to pick up some furniture from abandoned buildings to move to the Powerhouse. The huge machinery in these buildings is very impressive,...
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    HEADS UP Yes it was a good day, I was near the CWA ladies...

    Yes it was a good day, I was near the CWA ladies so didn't have to walk far for my smoko and lunch.

    Cheers,
    Geoff.
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    HEADS UP Three days to go. I should add, we share the old...

    Three days to go. I should add, we share the old powerhouse with the Machinery Preservation Club, the Midland CWA and the Midland and Districts Historical Society. Representatives from these groups...
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    Army inspection.

    An army officer was inspecting the troops, he stopped in front of a recruit and said "I didn't see you at camouflage training this morning." The recruit replied, "thank you very much sir".
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    You could spend that money on more tools by...

    You could spend that money on more tools by leaving it bare concrete.
    Cheers,
    Geoff.
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    Yeah, I like to look at the jokes every morning,...

    Yeah, I like to look at the jokes every morning, but that was a real kick in the tripe.
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    Thank you Bill and Alan, that's very helpful as...

    Thank you Bill and Alan, that's very helpful as I've never heard of either of those before.

    Cheers,
    Geoff.
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    Chain Drill chain.

    Hi all,
    This is a Millers Falls Chain Drill No. 717, as shown in the attached page from a 1937 McPhersons catalogue. Photo 3 is chains with ruler for size perspective. I've got a few CD's with their...
  23. My wife suggested sending an old...

    My wife suggested sending an old goat.................
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    HEADS UP Tool Sale HTPSWA May 21 Midland, Perth.

    The HTPSWA is pleased to announce we will be holding a tool sale on Saturday the 21st of May from 9am to 2pm. The sale will be at our new permanent location, the Powerhouse in the Old Midland Railway...
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    Every darksider should have at least one brace...

    Every darksider should have at least one brace and a selection of bits.
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    Sorry Johknee, my feeble attempt at humour, I can...

    Sorry Johknee, my feeble attempt at humour, I can see there are no braces in your original photo.

    Cheers,
    Geoff.
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    And meanwhile, I'm patiently waiting for you to...

    And meanwhile, I'm patiently waiting for you to start the restoration of your braces and bits.................oh hang on.......
  28. Thread: Jail

    by Boringgeoff
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    Jail

    My brother was sent to jail, he really spat the dummy, wouldn't eat, threw is food off the plate and wouldn't accept counselling. That's the last time I'm playing Monopoly with him.
  29. Thread: Nightclub

    by Boringgeoff
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    Hey DTH1, don't worry about the groaners, I like...

    Hey DTH1, don't worry about the groaners, I like them all, not matter how groanerous others may think they are.
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    About thirty or so years ago when the fuel prices...

    About thirty or so years ago when the fuel prices went up through the roof, one of the big nationwide transport companies lowered the speed of their fleet from 100kmh to 90kmh, thereby saving...
  31. I believe J A Chapman were making Acorn planes...

    I believe J A Chapman were making Acorn planes prior to Stanley buying in, did these planes continue under Stanley?

    Cheers,
    Geoff.
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    Strungout, sorry mate my drawing is misleading,...

    Strungout, sorry mate my drawing is misleading, the bottom "anchor point" should show the rope attached to a lever arm of the extension latch.
    Cheers,
    Geoff.
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    Hi Strungout, My ladder is a bit different from...

    Hi Strungout,
    My ladder is a bit different from yours but the setup is probably similar. I was going to take a photo but decided a diagram might be better. I hope this is of some help.
    Cheers,...
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    Thanks Ian, that's very helpful, because it puts...

    Thanks Ian, that's very helpful, because it puts my examples in some semblance of order and also shows me I need to find the of the 1946 -59 version.

    Cheers,
    Geoff.
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    Dating Titan Auger Bits.

    Hi all,
    I've got a few Titan Scotch pattern bits with various branding and I wondered if someone could put them in chronological order for me. I'll use the last two digits of the photo numbers to...
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    As someone has already commented there are...

    As someone has already commented there are various results depending on your location, here's my experience.
    In Karratha, which is in the Norwest of WA and gets extremely hot in summer, we owned an...
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    When we relocated 1500km we bought a 20ft...

    When we relocated 1500km we bought a 20ft container and loaded everything inside. When we arrived here the container was gradually emptied and sold.
    Cheers,
    Geoff.
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    Dave, my shed is 10m wide and eaves similar to...

    Dave, my shed is 10m wide and eaves similar to yours at 3.8. The mezzanine is 2.4M above the shed floor. My staircase is right against the end wall and starts 1100mm from the side wall but much...
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    Hi Q, My MIL has progressed to the extent that...

    Hi Q,
    My MIL has progressed to the extent that she can now stand from her wheelchair onto a 200mm raised step and get into the car. This is a good outcome because it means that either of my wife's...
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    I got my third shot, booster, on Tuesday....

    I got my third shot, booster, on Tuesday. previous two were A-Z this one Pfizer. Sore arm at injection site and slight tired feeling for 24 hours then back to normal.
    Cheers,
    Geoff.
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    We inherited my father-in-law's petrol-kero...

    We inherited my father-in-law's petrol-kero Ferguson and as Malb mentioned it has a large tank for the kero and a small tank for the Petrol and a selector valve to one carby. These days we only run...
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    Thanks for your quick reply Forrestmount, I'll...

    Thanks for your quick reply Forrestmount, I'll pass that info on.

    Cheers,
    Geoff.
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    Mystery small chucks.

    Hi all,
    Can anyone ID what these small chucks are used for please?

    Cheers,
    Geoff.
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    Yes there is a pump, though the raspberries and...

    Yes there is a pump, though the raspberries and grapes are down the slope from the shed we could use gravity and timers. The dripper lines have been added to over a period of a few years so are not...
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    Gardena water meter

    I have drippers set up on the raspberries and grapes, each morning I turn the tap on and leave it running while I nip into town and buy the daily paper. When I get back I turn the water off, the...
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    Hi Fred, I've just got off the phone with my...

    Hi Fred,
    I've just got off the phone with my friend. His brother says this grinder came out in the early 1960's and generally sell for around the $100 mark.

    Cheers,
    Geoff.
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    Hi Fred, My father was a shearer and I worked in...

    Hi Fred,
    My father was a shearer and I worked in a few shearing sheds in my youth and can say I never saw this style of comb and cutter grinder before. I checked with a mate of mine, his brother, a...
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    Thanks for this China, it looks like it might be...

    Thanks for this China, it looks like it might be the go.

    Cheers,
    Geoff.
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    Lifting device.

    Hi all, hoping someone can give some good advice.
    We are shortly going to move my wife's mother in with us, she has been hospitalised since the beginning of July and has gone from fit and healthy...
  50. Thread: Mud Wasp.

    by Boringgeoff
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    There's been no activity at the nest for a few...

    There's been no activity at the nest for a few days, on closer inspection found the remains of the wasp in the bottom of the window frame. Looks like a resident spider complained to the local...
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