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  1. QUEENSLAND Could I put my hand up and say "i'll take it",...

    Could I put my hand up and say "i'll take it", please
    I will send you a PM giving you my details
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    I think that the current problems with no water...

    I think that the current problems with no water has high lighted that no one has considered any alternatives. We have had drought after drought that has usually be fixed up by rains that have...
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    That picture of the Possy looks like the one I...

    That picture of the Possy looks like the one I have in my shed. I have been sharing the shed with them,yes them, for a long time now. I made 2 boxes to house them and set the boxes over the rolla...
  4. Have you checked which direction the blade is...

    Have you checked which direction the blade is travelling. The previous owner may have just quickly put the blade on without thinking. Is the saw 240 or 415? Either is very easy to rearrange to get it...
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    Very well explained Ian!!

    Very well explained Ian!!
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    Not forgetting the silent "p" in surf

    Not forgetting the silent "p" in surf
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    Hold on......through-threw ...

    Hold on......through-threw
    plough-plow
    though
    weather-whether
    this is just a few, the last is long
  8. That is a home made Lathe. Crompton & Parkinson...

    That is a home made Lathe. Crompton & Parkinson is the manufacturer of the electric motor
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    Cklett. Can I suggest you get yourself a brass...

    Cklett. Can I suggest you get yourself a brass rod say 20mm diameter and 150-250 long to use as a drift to knock out pieces. The amount of force needed to disassemble parts can be brutal and on top...
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    To get the round shape you need to make a...

    To get the round shape you need to make a template for the router to go round the radius you need. The template could be clamped down on the table and just go round with the router base pushed tight...
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    One of firewood chains had filed down so the...

    One of firewood chains had filed down so the teeth when looking from above were triangles. I was surprised that I cut as much as I did with the condition of the chain. Blame my parents....both had...
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    A lot of years back we had the privilege of...

    A lot of years back we had the privilege of seeing him do a talk at University of NSW. He was an unpretentious man who (in his own understanding) was doing his job. I very much doubt you would come...
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    I have been thinking for a while about this...

    I have been thinking for a while about this subject. I was thinking along the lines of a vacuum device on a "boom" to go with you while you are using a power tool (belt sander comes to mind). I have...
  14. HEADS UP Euge,Could I put my hand up for a copy of the...

    Euge,Could I put my hand up for a copy of the book? I will need your bank numbers etc.
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    I had a stud workmate who wanted to undo a large...

    I had a stud workmate who wanted to undo a large nut so he put across the flats a slip head G clamp and wondered why it didn't work.

    This is a true story!!
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    Thumbsucker, if it suits you I could make the...

    Thumbsucker, if it suits you I could make the required steel parts on my metal lathe and also make the timber bun parts as well on my wood lathe. The cost would be the postal journey from you to me,...
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    Molten glass is "floated" on molten tin

    Molten glass is "floated" on molten tin
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    You are right Bob. Seven or so years ago when I...

    You are right Bob. Seven or so years ago when I wanted to have a 3Ph Rotary Converter I found most sparkies did not have a clue even with as much information as I had gathered. A Forumite 70 miles...
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    That's such a great story and real history. Every...

    That's such a great story and real history. Every tool we own would have some tale as to why we have it and what it has done to help a project on. My Dad never did a trade but due to the depression...
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    You are probably in a better situation to buy a...

    You are probably in a better situation to buy a bench saw than we are here. Being in Europe you will have close by companies like Felder, SCM, Altendorf as well as others that we are unaware of. The...
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    I was in the white board kitchen business for...

    I was in the white board kitchen business for more than 16 years and have had my own bench saws at my own shed for even more than that. In all that experience, thankfully, I have never seen a blood...
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    That is what I would do. A piece of 3mm flat...

    That is what I would do. A piece of 3mm flat steel (Mild steel will work) Drill into it the diameter you want then cut back to the edge giving you a slotted hole that is ready to slide onto the...
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    With the trouble you have gone through restoring...

    With the trouble you have gone through restoring these hammers you will now have a spiritual attachment to them and may find it hard to put them to work. The Spotty will be worth the effort you have...
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    We are called the "Lucky country" and we have...

    We are called the "Lucky country" and we have made a number of inventions that gives us the name "the clever country" but I am afraid we are the "dumb country" because we are selling raw materials...
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    Our family legend has it that on voting day Grand...

    Our family legend has it that on voting day Grand Father would wait until 2 minutes before closing to register his "deciding vote" so the right party would be "in"
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    Maaaaate.....the fight was worth it!! To put...

    Maaaaate.....the fight was worth it!! To put together anything in Timber has to have a lot of thought about prevailing weather not only during construction but also where it will reside.

    I put...
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    Paul, have you psychically linked to my brain to...

    Paul, have you psychically linked to my brain to get me to attend to 2 cramps that need rejuvenated "wobbly bits" on their ends??? At the moment motivation is very low (black dog) so to "do some...
  28. Being a Carpenter (now retired) what ever I do in...

    Being a Carpenter (now retired) what ever I do in the shed is under pressure to "get the thing finished!!!". Why ?.....that little voice in my head is trying to make me perform as if I am still...
  29. Thread: Penmakers.

    by chambezio
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    QUEENSLAND Hi Crocky Can I put my hand up for 4 Burdecan...

    Hi Crocky Can I put my hand up for 4 Burdecan Plum Blanks please. I can do a DD with your banking numbers

    [Just realise the packs were in 4s not 5s (I had a "man look"]
  30. A mate wanted to do up his front gate/entry on...

    A mate wanted to do up his front gate/entry on his property. He wanted to borrow my concrete mixer. I has a ½Hp 240 Volt motor. When I dropped it off to him I told him to use the mixer near the...
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    Knowing the history of such an article is...

    Knowing the history of such an article is fascinating. With no "story" you can only speculate. I did a small repair job for an older woman one time and while talking to her she showed me an old rough...
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    I also meant to say, I would avoid spray cans. I...

    I also meant to say, I would avoid spray cans. I am not a fan of them generally but on "board work" [ie; your drums] its very difficult to get a non stripy coverage
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    Alan.....I would buy a litre of black spraying...

    Alan.....I would buy a litre of black spraying enamel and lacquer thinners and go for it. I wouldn't worry about undercoats either. Because the exercise is for a "one-off" I think it would be OK (now...
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    The windows in our house have a similar "chair...

    The windows in our house have a similar "chair rail look" but it is all Aluminium with (in my case) an artificial timber veneer between the upper and lower sashes. To screw into, to secure a timber...
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    I don't follow their reasoning but they must have...

    I don't follow their reasoning but they must have asked me 4 times if I was running a business or was it 100% hobby during the phone calls. I would imagine if you did have a claim and they find...
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    Insuring our shed and tools

    This subject comes up now and again but no real forward progress seems to be found. I have got nearly all my policies with NRMA. It was just easier at the time to use them. Last week I called the...
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    Knowing what to charge has been something I have...

    Knowing what to charge has been something I have struggled with for my whole working life. Being a Carpenter has led me to a huge variety of different jobs, from putting roofing on a carport roof,...
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    I have a Jet 10" Contractors Saw. If I raise the...

    I have a Jet 10" Contractors Saw. If I raise the the blade up too high the drive pulley on the spindle will rub on the cast iron top of the machine. That could be one thing to check, another that...
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    Nah you have all got it wrong. Its a whats-a-name...

    Nah you have all got it wrong. Its a whats-a-name for a thingamy-bob. Plain and simple
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    I just read the previous edition and it reminded...

    I just read the previous edition and it reminded me of a bloke who drove a Fiat 500 (little car). every couple of weeks he would come into the timber yard and buy one sheet of 1800 X 900 X 5mm ply...
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    With European style hinges there are some key...

    With European style hinges there are some key measurements that need to be adhered to so you get all the adjustment needed to make them work for you.
    *Firstly, the distance between the edge of the...
  42. Thank you for this thread, I will file it away...

    Thank you for this thread, I will file it away for future reference.
    I have been watching "Highway Thru Hell" and want to design a "Rotator" Wrecker from scratch. Well one day and when it gets...
  43. I just noticed this thread. Neil I have put an...

    I just noticed this thread. Neil I have put an order into your PM box. Thanks
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    Exidez....you have named your location as...

    Exidez....you have named your location as "Australia" this may be correct but it does not tell the rest of us where you might be. I am not being nosey but if you had a location named some one from...
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    China they are great words and Bloody TRUE I...

    China they are great words and Bloody TRUE

    I am saddened some what when I see and hear "non-Australian" words or actions being exhibited about. We are not a clone of some other country. We should...
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    VICTORIA Ern, its sad to see you off loading your gear...

    Ern, its sad to see you off loading your gear (Things change)
    Could I put my hand up for the
    HD round end Scraper
    Wagner Texturing Tool

    I will PM you with my details
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    Under the front verandah roof of our little piece...

    Under the front verandah roof of our little piece of rural Australia the thermometer is saying its 35°. The back verandah says its 31°. Whether the 2 thermometers are trying to out do each other is...
  48. Thread: 4x2

    by chambezio
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    When I read here about timber sizing with the...

    When I read here about timber sizing with the thickness first (2 X 4) it really gets me annoyed. I am a Carpenter and have been all my life. I was taught that when referring to timber, the thickness...
  49. QUEENSLAND Can I put my hand up for these Bits? I will send...

    Can I put my hand up for these Bits? I will send a PM with my details
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    Mmmmmm.....rice/bird seed.....mice......slithery...

    Mmmmmm.....rice/bird seed.....mice......slithery reptile.......Mmmmm not here any way

    But I like the Idea. I might make one for my desk here in the house
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