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    this bloke did something similar to a Stanley #3...

    this bloke did something similar to a Stanley #3 and refers to, in the past, modifying a #4 in a similar fashion A Galoot?s Infill Smoother
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    this bloke did something similar to a Stanley #3...

    this bloke did something similar to a Stanley #3 and refers to, in the past, modifying a #4 in a similar fashion A Galoot?s Infill Smoother
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    my assumptions 1. The fibreglass mold needs to...

    my assumptions

    1. The fibreglass mold needs to approximate -- but not match -- the shape of a Weber kettle lid.
    2. The object you are planning to make will not be subjected to heat.
    3. You...
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    something like the belt sander races?

    something like the belt sander races?
  5. WANTED:WA Hi Dan you do know that you are looking at two...

    Hi Dan
    you do know that you are looking at two very different planes?
    the #4-1/2 is a wide smoother
    the #7 is a mid-length jointer

    Can I suggest that you keep an eye on Patrick's tool list --...
  6. Thread: Surgery cancelled

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    realistically I can't see any alternate option. ...

    realistically I can't see any alternate option.

    If those elective surgery patients who were cancelled because of Covid-19 were given priority, then the pipeline of elective surgery patients would...
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    Bluetooth turned off = presumptive criminal act...

    Bluetooth turned off = presumptive criminal act
    GPS location turned off = presumptive criminal act

    leaving home without your mobile = presumptive criminal act



    BTW
    I understand the newer...
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    apple8 Please accept my deepest sympathies on...

    apple8

    Please accept my deepest sympathies on the death of your beloved son.
    I truly hope that during his final days his care was as you would wish and that in the end his passing was peaceful. ...
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    Poll: Not sure if the University of Newcastle counts as...

    Not sure if the University of Newcastle counts as a state actor, or one funded and resourced by a state actor
    Outrage as University of Newcastle to track student attendance using mobile phones -...
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    Poll: Try this thought experiment You don't own a...

    Try this thought experiment

    You don't own a Covid-19 app enabled mobile phone -- result you can't leave your house for any reason.

    A pretty good way to "encourage" you to obtain a mobile...
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    You know of course that your Tax File Number is...

    You know of course that your Tax File Number is already an "Australia Card" on steroids?
    Open a bank account -- quote your TFN or pay a penalty in the form of with holding tax
    take out a credit...
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    leaving your home for other than what is, by the...

    leaving your home for other than what is, by the POLICE, deemed to be "necessary" reason has already been defined as a presumed CRIMINAL act.
    According to what my son sees on social media, and...
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    according to this source Why B.C.'''s top doctor...

    according to this source Why B.C.'''s top doctor still believes mass testing isn'''t the way to stop COVID-19 | CBC News the Covid-19 "test" can deliver a false negative result 30% of the time. Just...
  14. Thread: Just Groans

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    I always thought that a long neck looked like...

    I always thought that a long neck looked like this
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8c/Longneck_bottle_neutral.jpg/800px-Longneck_bottle_neutral.jpg

    another option is an...
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    I thought the answer was in the name "stubby" no...

    I thought the answer was in the name "stubby" no long necks there
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    long neck anyone?

    long neck anyone?
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    40 mm thick is a pretty hefty dimension If the...

    40 mm thick is a pretty hefty dimension

    If the object is a box you will at the very least bow the sides when you vacuum press the veneer
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    WANTED:N.S.W.. quite right ...........

    quite right ...........
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    Derek That is so sad for your friend and...

    Derek
    That is so sad for your friend and terribly upsetting for your friend's family and loved ones.



    As I look out the window here in southern Alberta, it's snowing lightly -- there was...
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    the answer is economics, staff costs are...

    the answer is economics,

    staff costs are increased by a factor of 3
    $$ per table reduced by a factor of 4

    meals now cost 12x what they would have previously.
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    some edits for your unfortunately that...

    some edits for your
    unfortunately that situation is a direct consequence of the US constitution.
    State governors (or in some instances State legislators) get to determine what should happen...
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    well for starters, maintain the existing...

    well for starters, maintain the existing quarantine restrictions on all inbound passengers.
    i.e.
    you go on a cruise -- 14 days in quarantine in isolation at the dock when you get back.
    you fly...
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    Brett your envisioned future is a very very...

    Brett

    your envisioned future is a very very dystopian one.

    Prior to just now, almost 79% of the Australian workforce WAS engaged delivering services to other people. Scott from Marketing's...
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    the coronavirus is labelled "novel" because it is...

    the coronavirus is labelled "novel" because it is a "new" virus and no one in the community is immune to it.

    Therefore it is not surprising that some people who previously tested negative to the...
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    reminds me of this one YouTube...

    reminds me of this one YouTube
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    just an observation ... a 1200 x 600 sheet of...

    just an observation ...

    a 1200 x 600 sheet of plastic will give you an approx 500 x 500 "vacuum press". Not the 600 x 600 you are hoping for.

    something like these Gripstic Clips - Lee Valley...
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    I'm impressed.
    well done
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    WANTED:N.S.W.. hi Henry The OP has their location set to...

    hi Henry
    The OP has their location set to "Melbourne".
    Riding a bike to and from Concord might be a tad too far ??


    I'm sure there's a person in or close to MLB who could volunteer to do this...
  29. Thread: Just Groans

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    need a much better (worse) pun than this

    need a much better (worse) pun than this
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    Dear apple8, This is a very difficult time for...

    Dear apple8,
    This is a very difficult time for both you and SWMBO.
    There is no way I can adequately express my feelings at this time.

    Yes you are allowed to openly cry and scream to the Gods...
  31. oh Paul I remember your earlier post about...

    oh Paul

    I remember your earlier post about lamenting the absence of a beer fridge


    :wink:
  32. just on this Canberra, and Queanbeyan, are for...

    just on this Canberra, and Queanbeyan, are for want of a better description twin cities.

    The sorts of tools that Adelaide Tools sold would be just the sort of tools used by Canberra's major...
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    ah the big statistical "elephant" In most...

    ah
    the big statistical "elephant"

    In most (all ?) western countries, poverty is defined in reference to a person's ability to purchase a basket of goods. If you have the income to purchase said...
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    just some very rough numbers there's something...

    just some very rough numbers

    there's something like 26 million people in Australia.
    we're going to be under enhanced "self-isolation" for at least 90 days.
    if each person ventures outside...
  35. square needs to be square in two directions -- in...

    square needs to be square in two directions -- in reference to the reference edge and also in reference to the reference face.
    unless the face opposite to the reference face is exactly parallel to...
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    BobL you've left out the possible major variable...

    BobL you've left out the possible major variable -- exposure to communicable diseases like polio, measles, mumps, whooping cough, etc -- these are largely childhood killers get infected early in live...
  37. hi Ian Derek's shooting board with it's edge...

    hi Ian

    Derek's shooting board with it's edge strip would almost entirely correct your "my left hand is not my dominant hand" issue
    ...
  38. successful flipping of the board requires that...

    successful flipping of the board requires that both edges (front and back) be absolutely parallel to each other. In my experience this is rarely necessary as only one edge of the board needs to be...
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    Andrew I'm not sure whether to thank you or...

    Andrew

    I'm not sure whether to thank you or not.

    using your comparisons

    number of confirmed cases 1 million = 11.5 days
    1 billion because its a round number = 31.7 years with exponential...
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    regarding reporting from Japan ... this site...

    regarding reporting from Japan ...
    this site Coronavirus Cases in Japan by Prefecture | Nippon.com has a total number greater than that on the Worldometer site.

    Haven't done enough analysis to...
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    Is there any way you can get your son to unlock...

    Is there any way you can get your son to unlock his phone and give you access to his bank account login details / medicare number / private health insurance number, etc ?

    It will be a right royal...
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    I think it might be helpful if I posted this...

    I think it might be helpful if I posted this chart
    source Australian Health Sector Emergency Response Plan for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Australian Government Department of Health (page 11 of...
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    There has been speculation that the sudden spike...

    There has been speculation that the sudden spike in cases for Tokyo in particular has more to do with previous deliberate under reporting of Covid-19 cases than any other factor.
    With last week's...
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    exactly I think you got my basic point --...

    exactly


    I think you got my basic point -- comparing gun deaths in the US to Coronavirus deaths in New York City or Northern Italy is more akin to comparing cars with oranges.
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    and the corona virus has only been killing people...

    and the corona virus has only been killing people for less than 3 months.
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    Well we "could" isolate everyone at risk. But...

    Well we "could" isolate everyone at risk.
    But then we would have the situation that WA is approaching.
    see Coronavirus infection rates begin to fall, but 'flattening the curve' may mean WA is...
  47. a frame saw is pretty easy to make out of what...

    a frame saw is pretty easy to make out of what might otherwise be described as "scraps"

    essentially you need two arms, a middle compression member and a means of tensioning the blade -- a twisted...
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    Paul, I believe that the AUS Government has...

    Paul, I believe that the AUS Government has already "taken over" the private hospital system -- increasing the ICU bed supply by around 50%

    posted in the thread about elective surgery being...
  49. hi Mountain ash my thoughts: a shooting...

    hi Mountain ash

    my thoughts:
    a shooting plane has two soles, the one the blade protrudes though and the side (sole) the plane rides on. If made from wood, there will be issues of seasonal...
  50. Thread: Surgery cancelled

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    Looks to me, as though it's already decided. ...

    Looks to me, as though it's already decided.
    Greg Hunt announces private hospital partnership to fight coronavirus - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
    Private Hospitals to stay open...
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