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    Cricket Bat

    This is not a new project, but I just stumbled across the images on the PC when looking for something else, so thought I might as well post them up here.

    Its December 2013 .... I remember it...
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    Looks good Bob .... going to be too late for me...

    Looks good Bob .... going to be too late for me to watch tonight but I have added to my YouTube watch list.
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    Love the simplicity ..... and fully appreciate...

    Love the simplicity ..... and fully appreciate that simplicity is bloody difficult to pull off successfully.
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    Why little competition? Could be that the price...

    Why little competition? Could be that the price is tight because of competition. Any idea of the prices in the eastern states? I would agree limited suppliers of the product.
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    Congratulations Neil and all of the others that...

    Congratulations Neil and all of the others that are currently or have in the past worked behind the scenes. The forum has certainly been a valuable educational tool for me over a number of years and...
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    Well there you go. I didn’t think it would be...

    Well there you go. I didn’t think it would be that easy. At least it looks good for now!
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    UBeaut EEE - On headlights!

    I have an older car that I am just cleaning up to sell off. Due to being exposed to the western sun the headlights had started to go a little cloudy and I thought it would be good to clean them up...
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    I do the two extremes .... it’s either rough and...

    I do the two extremes .... it’s either rough and ready like Bob’s images, or it fully documented - mostly in 3D.
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    Not around here unfortunately.... but I will keep...

    Not around here unfortunately.... but I will keep an eye out.
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    Looks great .... you have really captured a...

    Looks great .... you have really captured a cheeky expression on this one.
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    I don’t think that is far off being perfect.

    I don’t think that is far off being perfect.
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    Sorry I was referring to the edges of the board,...

    Sorry I was referring to the edges of the board, have they been cut with a taper on the side?
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    Interesting contrast between a fairly simple (but...

    Interesting contrast between a fairly simple (but well executed) board, and then suddenly your eye catches the delicate detail in the grapes.

    Are the edges mitred or square? The shadow seems to...
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    I would spend the time to strip it back, clean it...

    I would spend the time to strip it back, clean it up and put it back together again. They are fairly simple, but take lots of photos for reference.

    Thanks did one a few years ago. I’m sure I...
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    Thank heavens Granny didn’t see it as an...

    Thank heavens Granny didn’t see it as an opportunity to pump $300k into the pokies.
  16. DIY LP guitar recommendations or tender

    Please be sure to post your progress as a WIP thread. I’m sure your dad would enjoy following it.

    LP-Style Electric Guitar Kits | stewmac.com

    Also worth searching kit guitar [emoji450] in...
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    Great job .... I was a little worried that I was...

    Great job .... I was a little worried that I was going to be following a train wreck after reading the title ..... but you have managed some great workarounds there to do what you needed with what...
  18. It is poorly worded. It’s intent is that if your...

    It is poorly worded. It’s intent is that if your initial application for the house showed a wood fireplace, then a separate fireplace application is not necessary.

    The fireplace application is...
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    Just my opinion, however the price seems high for...

    Just my opinion, however the price seems high for the condition shown in the photos. I wouldn’t be surprised if the asking price back in 2000 is close to what they are asking now - and it’s not what...
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    VICTORIA Judging by your photos Rob, would it be fair to...

    Judging by your photos Rob, would it be fair to say the dusty also has had little work [emoji40][emoji2]
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    VICTORIA Good buy .... would be a huge improvement for...

    Good buy .... would be a huge improvement for anybody looking for an entry level 10-14 inch versions for similar coin.
  22. Not always the fault of the sender that the...

    Not always the fault of the sender that the tracking number doesn’t register.

    I arranged to collect and post some auction wins for members on this forum as the auction house was just around the...
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    Just a question if I may on the box joints. The...

    Just a question if I may on the box joints. The image above (with the Ibox) shows that the fingers are cut with additional depth, allowing the protruding fingers to be flushed back to the side of the...
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    Great work John. Very glad to see that you are...

    Great work John. Very glad to see that you are still producing fine quality work.

    I have been thinking of you over the past few days as we have set up a desk to work from home on due to Covid,...
  25. Not sure about all Adelaide Tools stores, but the...

    Not sure about all Adelaide Tools stores, but the one near me in Mile End is about 100m from a Bunnings on the other side of the road. The Adelaide Tools store is a decent size - perhaps 4-6x the...
  26. I was using the ACCC examples of similar...

    I was using the ACCC examples of similar businesses or alternative competition that they ranked along side Adelaide Tools.

    These were the businesses that they were assessing the market against to...
  27. Whilst I agree that there are plenty of other...

    Whilst I agree that there are plenty of other specialty stores, they are not operating in the same space as Adelaide Tool, Total Tools or Sydney Tools. These three stores could be compared to the...
  28. Interesting that the ACCC sited that one of their...

    Interesting that the ACCC sited that one of their reasons for approval was due to the fact that the deal was unlikely to lessen competition due to the growing number of specialist tools retailers...
  29. You are correct Ian that it is a privately owned...

    You are correct Ian that it is a privately owned company and the owner may want out for various reasons which is fine.

    What struck me was the lack of choice, if Adelaide Tools is purchased by...
  30. ACCC Concerns about Bunnings’ Adelaide Tools deal

    I might be a little late on this one however I have just found out that Bunnings has proposed an acquisition of Adelaide Tools which is currently being reviewed by the ACCC.

    A few random quotes to...
  31. That is a no brainer for $200. Even if its not...

    That is a no brainer for $200. Even if its not the latest and greatest it will still be a good machine. I had a cheap $100 GMC, the thing vibrated to death. I had a chance to use a Hegner (similar...
  32. SOUTH AUST Tony .... if I’m not home please just leave the...

    Tony .... if I’m not home please just leave the sander on the verandah, I will take it out to the workshop later. [emoji1783]
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    Lately I have been doing home reno projects so...

    Lately I have been doing home reno projects so the workshop only needs to be able to cater for small tasks at a time.

    I actually like the clean up process, I get it ready for the next project and...
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    There is no need to judge. Just finished a...

    There is no need to judge.

    Just finished a walk in wardrobe project inside so everything was just piled up to enable handover to the boss. Hoping to get out during the week after work to create...
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    READ ME! Duplicator router copy carver

    Not sure if it’s what you are after, however Timbecon sell one for a router. Typically used for creating letters in signs, but you could use it to trace anything. It was about $100 when I bought one....
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    Mine is the same as the one in the picture above....

    Mine is the same as the one in the picture above. The same button is used for on/off/cal, from memory you need to hold this down to calibrate, which is possibly a good thing as its difficult to...
  37. SOUTH AUST Good buying. I seriously considered it but in...

    Good buying. I seriously considered it but in reality didn’t need anything. Glad it’s sold as I kept thinking that it would be good to collect.
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    I have the Wixley and find it quite good when...

    I have the Wixley and find it quite good when working.

    Not particularly impressed with the zeroing process and find it difficult to zero. If I recall correctly the same button is used for on, off...
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200121/208ac9df...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200121/208ac9df47d717e031b708e837eb5de7.jpg

    Hi Tony,

    Should be a simple enough fix to turn that into a great buy. The black knob has broken, just remove and...
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    That timber isn’t talking, it’s shouting .... ...

    That timber isn’t talking, it’s shouting ....

    “look at me, look at me”

    What are the details of the laser engraving?
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    It seems that every couple of years somebody has...

    It seems that every couple of years somebody has trouble with obtaining stock from Jet and looks at dropping them.

    Get the Jet :)
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    WEST AUST What’s this worth brand new

    Seems a little high for that model.

    Second hand market is often down to luck, timing and opportunity, but as a comparison I picked up the Carbatec version on the smaller Jet oscillating model...
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    Damn .... I came for the photos!

    Damn .... I came for the photos!
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    You need to narrow down your search so that...

    You need to narrow down your search so that temptations are within reach to avoid disappointment.
  45. Glad to here that there are some other options. I...

    Glad to here that there are some other options. I just tried what I had at hand before coming across the one mentioned.

    Some of the failed that I can remember included:
    Metho
    Terps
    Eraser...
  46. Tip - Removing pencil from white melamine

    For anybody who is looking at removing pencil from white melamine I have found that Glitz Power Paste works a treat.

    I tried a number of different things but found that the Glitz was the best by...
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    Watchmaker in Melbourne

    Not in Melbourne but I did by chance read an article on a watchmaker here in Adelaide who may be able to help.


    R. McMahon Watchmakers inches closer to manufacturing their first watch in Adelaide...
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    Preserving tools for long storage

    Not sure if it is still the case or not but I thought that WD40 contains silicone which has been known to cause issues with some finishes being applied to the end project.

    Seemed to be discouraged...
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    I was thinking of taking a drive over to have a...

    I was thinking of taking a drive over to have a look, but then I decided I couldn’t be arsed.
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    Candles holders

    I found some info here:

    Combustible candle holders | Product Safety Australia

    Candle holders and decorations that ignite from the heat of the candle are permanently banned from supply in...
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