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    trying to setup a "handyman plane" is IMO an...

    trying to setup a "handyman plane" is IMO an exercise in frustration. You may achieve success, but are more likely to get frustrated and give up.

    I suggest you concentrate on getting your "old"...
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    PS really enjoying your "trip", even if it's...

    PS
    really enjoying your "trip", even if it's only vicariously
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    at last some wood :D

    at last some wood

    :D
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    Ross One day you will have to tell me who you...

    Ross
    One day you will have to tell me who you work for, or previously worked for.

    Thank you for that link.
    I'm not sure it references the study I referred to above, my recollection is of a...
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    Hi Biggus It'll be a couple of weeks before I'm...

    Hi Biggus
    It'll be a couple of weeks before I'm back in Calgary, but when I am, it's no problem to check how thick the lands are on a Narex chisel.
    The Calgary LV store has Narex in stock priced...
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    everyone with an interest in great design

    everyone with an interest in great design
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    Ross I take your caution about mentioning...

    Ross
    I take your caution about mentioning trucking water at commercial rates, but feel I must comment on your contention that we -- in Australia -- only require short term energy storage.

    A...
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    Hi Derek The car on the wall looks a bit like an...

    Hi Derek
    The car on the wall looks a bit like an earlier Audi A3 coupe
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    Ross, I'm going to have to call you on this one. ...

    Ross, I'm going to have to call you on this one.
    The Dinorwig scheme in Wales is perhaps the best example of pumped hydro in the world.
    The Dinorwig hydro "battery" has a capacity of 9.1 GWh --...
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    Perhaps the easiest way is to install a socket in...

    Perhaps the easiest way is to install a socket in the ceiling and run a 3 core extension lead to a switched power point inside the house.

    You will need a sparkie (unless you are one) if you want...
  11. Brett I'm pretty certain that the location of...

    Brett
    I'm pretty certain that the location of the Wollemi Pines has been an open secret since the pines were discovered by Dave Noble back in 1994.

    Those in the know are not telling and by the...
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    my understanding is that caravans have a maximum...

    my understanding is that caravans have a maximum length that includes the draw bar and hitch, and to maximise the available van length -- i.e. the length of the caravan body -- the draw bar is made...
  13. Hi Brett Don't get too p1ssed off with The...

    Hi Brett

    Don't get too p1ssed off with The Guardian and the Wollemi Pines.

    The exact area of the pines can be seen on these publicly available satellite images ...
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    Caravans have shorter draw bars because doing so...

    Caravans have shorter draw bars because doing so allows more length for the van.

    Dual axles on the van will give you more options for fitting the load within axle zone of the van itself.
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    Hi Dengy Jim Davey still goes -- up to 2019 --...

    Hi Dengy

    Jim Davey still goes -- up to 2019 -- went to the big wood working shows.
    Jim also used to make knobs and totes for Bailey planes.

    Would be worth contacting him.
    BUT he lives at...
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    me too :D

    me too

    :D
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    OK so what you "could" do is 1. put a...

    OK
    so what you "could" do is

    1. put a single axle, single tire under the front of the boat trailer -- I'm not 100% sure if the "truck" regulations allow a single tire dolly but for the heck of...
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    the problem with a face plate would be the screw...

    the problem with a face plate would be the screw hole.

    if getting the 3 jaw chuck off will be difficult, you could use a chisel to roughly shape the very end of a square blank and start turning...
  19. If I recall correctly, indigenous land management...

    If I recall correctly, indigenous land management practices 230 years ago produced an environment reasonably tolerant to fire -- early settlers talk about "park like woodlands". But I'm not sure the...
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    should have included this link UHMW Length - 1/2"...

    should have included this link UHMW Length - 1/2" x 4" x 24" (12.7 x 100 x 610mm) | Workshop Hardware & Fittings - Carbatec

    The UHMW plastic is also available as pre-cut strips ready to insert...
  21. my sincere apologies my response was intended...

    my sincere apologies

    my response was intended to be tongue-firmly-implanted-in-cheek. It was not intended to be interpreted as a dig at you personally.

    If I've offended you I'm sincerely...
  22. the scribing blade deals with the non-show side...

    the scribing blade deals with the non-show side of a panel.

    the main blade cuts the top surface of the panel.
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    investigate UHMW polyethylene runners from...

    investigate UHMW polyethylene runners from Carbatec -- the stuff can be trimmed with your saw
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    My understanding is that back when governments...

    My understanding is that back when governments owned the generators, the definition used to be "spinning reserve" -- meaning a generator that was spinning but not generating power. A unit that could...
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    make yourself a 27mm or thereabouts diameter...

    make yourself a 27mm or thereabouts diameter plug.
    Use the plug to sort of centre a 30 mm Forstner bit.
    Make a 30 mm plug with a 30 mm tenon cutter

    Robert's your uncle


    Failing that as...
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    Methinks that scenario -- keeping a coal fired...

    Methinks that scenario -- keeping a coal fired plant as an emergency standby -- is very unlikely.
    without divulging trade secrets, realistically how long would it take to get a coal fired power...
  27. seriously, what benefit will we get from a Royal...

    seriously, what benefit will we get from a Royal Commission? and will such a commission need to wait till after the WA, Vic, SA, NSW, Qld and Tas coroners have held their enquiries?

    Conclusion 1...
  28. see

    see
  29. n ice drill. Last produced in 1998. (That's...

    n ice drill.
    Last produced in 1998. (That's more than 20 years ago !! )


    and the price (21 years ago) ...
  30. who remembers Bob Hawke's ONE BILLION trees by...

    who remembers Bob Hawke's ONE BILLION trees by 2000?


    anybody?


    100 million trees is but a drop in that ocean.
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    too true

    too true
  32. WP as I advised in post #2 so your 405 is not...

    WP
    as I advised in post #2
    so your 405 is not really "handed" -- it can be used by both left and right handed people
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    The real idioticy was allowing inter-basin water...

    The real idioticy was allowing inter-basin water transfers. So water from the Lachlan (which except in times of flood is a closed system) can be traded into the Northern Darling Basin. Allowing...
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    The thing about solar power is that it's really...

    The thing about solar power is that it's really only available for about 5 hours per day. Maybe six hours during December-January.

    A reverse osmosis desal plant needs to run 24/7. This equates...
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    also, check out this manual...

    also, check out this manual https://www.axminster.co.uk/media/downloads/508498_101157_manual.pdf
    while it's for a different machine, the principle adjustments should still apply
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    While not a real Kity, the Axminister Trade...

    While not a real Kity, the Axminister Trade (planer/thicknesser) machines seem to be direct copies of the Kity. At worst you might need to modify the blade guard with a hacksaw and drill one hole so...
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    A Euro style guard should be fairly easy to...

    A Euro style guard should be fairly easy to fabricate from aluminium extrusions and bolts. It basically stays in place by gravity.
    These twin bolt holes on the outfeed table are the mounting...
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    thank you

    thank you
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    :whs: depends on how much follow-up...

    :whs:



    depends on how much follow-up sanding (and possibly carving into internal corners) you are prepared to tolerate.
  40. I was there for half of October and most of...

    I was there for half of October and most of November. Long story ...
    Some mornings I'd wake and not be able to see the zoo which is only about 500 m from the flat's balcony.
  41. In respect to cultural burning, the big problem...

    In respect to cultural burning, the big problem is the weather in the Sydney Basin leads on too many days to the city being clothed in very unhealthy smoke.

    Outside the Sydney basin it's more a...
  42. Technically what you did is called "aid to the...

    Technically what you did is called "aid to the Civil power".
    Again technically, an individual can not request that aid -- it has to be some level of the "Civil Power" the local police, council,...
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    if you read the story, the 4WD driver holds an MC...

    if you read the story, the 4WD driver holds an MC (multi combination) licence and has customised the tow couplings so that they are equivalent to a B-double's 5th wheel coupling. So while highly...
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    hi Lappa you have 118 mm to play with....

    hi Lappa

    you have 118 mm to play with.
    inserting a shallow drawer -- no more than 80 mm high is doable. Arrange the apron so that you keep at least 25 mm of meat on the BOTTOM of the apron,...
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    Looks like solid core to me. I'm fairly certain...

    Looks like solid core to me. I'm fairly certain that justonething wasn't referring to MDF core ply

    or is there a void on the right edge?
  46. so you purchased a D1090XZ 10" blade -- with a...

    so you purchased a D1090XZ 10" blade -- with a 30 degree Alternate Top Bevel grind. Can't see any mention of the hook angle.
    Provided you keep the blade sharp it should do the job you require. ...
  47. Quite right Alex -- we need to get weather to...

    Quite right Alex -- we need to get weather to order
  48. are you sure the fire bombers are 747s The...

    are you sure the fire bombers are 747s

    The one's I've seen look a lot like the much smaller 737s to me
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    Paul the reason is quite simple when Bob...

    Paul

    the reason is quite simple
    when Bob Carr was the Minister for Environment (back about 1985 if I recall) he refused permission for Sydney Water (which was then called the MWS&DB if my memory...
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    you're burning MDF? Not sure that I would be...

    you're burning MDF?

    Not sure that I would be happy doing so
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