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    One of the most profound quotes ever: " Any...

    One of the most profound quotes ever:

    " Any man's death diminishes me because I am involved with mankind: Therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls, it tolls for thee." (John Donne....
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    Brett Those figures are worrying enough in...

    Brett

    Those figures are worrying enough in themselves. An escalating situation with a country whose attitude reflects various amendments and the fact it is a "free" country and they can't be told...
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    Norman Swan's "Health Report" contains a...

    Norman Swan's "Health Report" contains a discussion on face masks. It might be of interest to some of you. There are several topics broached in this segment, but the face mask discussion starts...
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    Evan I hope you are just bulletproof and are...

    Evan

    I hope you are just bulletproof and are not referring to abuse by a movie mogul!

    Regards
    Paul
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    No. But there may be some reflection of her...

    No. But there may be some reflection of her sentiments there and indeed those of most women. :wink:

    The irony here is that usually, and I do have to stress usually, I am not afflicted with the flu...
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    Phew. I'm right. Only 69 2/3rds. :) Come...

    Phew.

    I'm right. Only 69 2/3rds. :)

    Come August. :(

    Stay safe everyone. Only joking.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Oh. And I thought it was because man flu is so...

    Oh. And I thought it was because man flu is so much worse than the flu that afflicts women.

    :wink:

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    Paul
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    Bruce Before you convert the coarse crosscut...

    Bruce

    Before you convert the coarse crosscut to rip you might like to consider that a coarse tooth saw can be useful for fast cutting where precision in not necessary. Useful at night time too if...
  9. Very true Ian No dedicated beer fridge. It has...

    Very true Ian

    No dedicated beer fridge. It has to share with veg.....tables.

    Regards
    Paul
  10. A very quick update for the way wholesale...

    A very quick update for the way wholesale electricity prices are trending. This is from Saturday night (two nights ago):

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    The prices were similar to this for most of the night. At times...
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    Ok You blokes totally lost me when you started...

    Ok

    You blokes totally lost me when you started talking "codes." I am but a simple man who doesn't use a mobile phone. This episode has ruined my self belief to the extent I will never ever quote a...
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    Thanks Neil and apologies Doug I did not...

    Thanks Neil and apologies Doug

    I did not intentionally change anything. The skill required to multi quote has eluded me for the sixteen years I have contributed to the Forum with the one exception...
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    Bruce I believe that those saws of yours and...

    Bruce

    I believe that those saws of yours and Graham are sharpened the same way as a conventional crosscut hand saw. The only real difference is the extended gullets, which would be filed with a...
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    [QUOTE=woodhutt;2181534] Particularly if under...

    Particularly if under the influence of alcohol you get them on back to front by accident.

    :(

    Regards
    Paul
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    Graham With that tooth pattern do you think...

    Graham

    With that tooth pattern do you think the second saw is in fact a pruning saw?

    Regards
    Paul
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    It would appear that my flippant remark from post...

    It would appear that my flippant remark from post #69 is starting to become reality with cloth masks and undergarments being suggested for use. The fans of Victoria's Secret and Agent Provocateur may...
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    Pete I so understand. While I have a mobile...

    Pete

    I so understand.

    While I have a mobile phone, as in I own one, there is no credit on it and for the rare times I use it (twice in a big year) the number has often been removed because it...
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    Neil Whilst not strictly on topic ( I do...

    Neil

    Whilst not strictly on topic ( I do appreciate how we have arrived at this point) that is such a profound statement. It is not how many billionaires we have, but to reiterate:

    " As a...
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    Brett I think that reference to water related...

    Brett

    I think that reference to water related to 100% alcohol, which apparantly is not effective at that srength.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Agreed. For Sale: Set of four brass...

    Agreed.


    For Sale:

    Set of four brass "master" padlocks. One careful lady owner (unwanted gift.)

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    :wink:
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    Bob I can understand you saying that and you...

    Bob

    I can understand you saying that and you may be right, but how, at this stage do you know? I would think that until stats come in after six months and we can compare to the same period in...
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    Brett Good summary. (Actuallt, I have just...

    Brett

    Good summary. (Actuallt, I have just thought that you could have added road deaths too: Another that is not comparable!) Too often we are tempted to compare disasters and tragedies, but...
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    I looked into one of the links from Woodpixels...

    I looked into one of the links from Woodpixels post #1066

    and saw these two tweets from the Trump family about fifteen minutes apart!

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    Not exactly sympatico. :?

    Regards
    Paul
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    As "the previous poster" I can see that I must...

    As "the previous poster" I can see that I must choose my words more carefully as I have again conveyed my meaning poorly. The implied comment, but not stated by me, was that we can see what has...
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    Tccp I am flattered by such an accolade, but...

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    I am flattered by such an accolade, but the two points taken in isolation are misleading and could be viewed as "cherry picked."

    The intent of my comment was that the usual number of...
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    Evan In some ways I see a parallel with...

    Evan

    In some ways I see a parallel with climate change in the way numbers are tossed around. The point that appears to be missed is not that the numbers are similar but that they are in addition...
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    As a group we have been extremely critical of the...

    As a group we have been extremely critical of the reluctance to act. Should Australia begin to be proactive? For example there is now some controversy over the public/private hospital systems...
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    I had to reassure SWMBO that lockdown was nothing...

    I had to reassure SWMBO that lockdown was nothing to do with BDSM.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Graeme Just on the subject of chutzpah may I...

    Graeme

    Just on the subject of chutzpah may I bring in a small degree of humour and relate a story? It goes like this.

    A Jewish gentleman is having an appointment with his divorce lawyer and the...
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    I heard something on the radio (RN) about a...

    I heard something on the radio (RN) about a conferencing type programme. It may have been zoom, but whatever it was it could host up to 40 people at once and was really only limited by the...
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    Thanks Neil I thought for a horrible moment my...

    Thanks Neil

    I thought for a horrible moment my Luddite personality was becoming dominant over my IT personality :rolleyes: (The Obsessive personality from my Dissociative Identity Disorder is, for...
  32. Now there is a thought. Some elections might end...

    Now there is a thought. Some elections might end up, "there was not a suitable candidate this time so we didn't appoint anybody."

    Umm.. That might be most elections.

    Regards
    Paul
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    This may be an interesting link to the worldwide...

    This may be an interesting link to the worldwide stats situation. If you click on a country on the left hand column it brings up more detailed information on that particular country, but then I...
  34. Ray Who? Me? Nah. See my catch phrase at...

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    Who? Me?

    Nah. See my catch phrase at the foot. Perhaps everybody goes that way eventually and it is just a case of how long it takes to get there. People begin to believe their own lies and...
  35. Fair point. I have never voted for somebody:...

    Fair point.

    I have never voted for somebody: Only against, which means default to the alternative: Fundamental problem is that there is a distinct dearth of talent out there amongst all political...
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    Graeme As some others have mentioned Virgin...

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    As some others have mentioned Virgin does employ many (don't know exactly how many) Aussies and that is good. I guess it is a shame that it is not Australian owned, but that is true of so...
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    This, I think, is going to be a little bit of a...

    This, I think, is going to be a little bit of a round up on my own perspective on the situation. The first question (rhetorical) is why this pandemic has created so much more reaction/panic than any...
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    Brett That is why I mentioned that banks...

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    That is why I mentioned that banks should give space on the mortgage aspect. They are the one group that can be assured of recovering their money eventually. As I said, extend the mortgage...
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    Bruce Sorry to hear of your grief. At least...

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    Sorry to hear of your grief. At least you are able to talk about it. Good opportunity to do some reading too. I do understand about the ego; Possibly the worst thing that can be damaged. :)...
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    and the link is?....... :? :) Regards...

    and the link is?.......

    :?

    :)

    Regards
    Paul
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    Ian Our Australian Government has been...

    Ian

    Our Australian Government has been unforgivably slow in enacting most of the policies around this pandemic. It is not as if there are not examples all around the world to indicate the perils...
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    Bruce To save some time, as when I looked, I ...

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    To save some time, as when I looked, I had not posted the finished articles for....... (post #344)

    https://www.woodworkforums.com/f152/simonds-story-188082/23?highlight=handles

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    Bruce That is exactly what I would do, but I...

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    That is exactly what I would do, but I did not want to suggest an obsession level this early on and ruin the hand tool phenomena for ever.

    :)

    Regards
    Paul

    PS: If you are stuck at...
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    Umm. Nor for me. Regards Paul

    Umm. Nor for me.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Bruce I don't know anything about those saws...

    Bruce

    I don't know anything about those saws but they certainly look the same. I agree that the handles are not the prettiest I have ever seen but as long as they are comfortable to use there is...
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    Bruce Really hard to add anything except the...

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    Really hard to add anything except the handle doesn't indicate any Beech characteristics. No reason why it couldn't be a good user.

    Regards
    Paul
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    It is open to discussion as to whether the...

    It is open to discussion as to whether the stimulus helps the poor or the not so poor more. We have to remember that the "intention" of any stimulus is both to encourage people to spend instead of...
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    I don't really question the advice that is given....

    I don't really question the advice that is given. I question whether the actions taken by the government truly reflect the original advice that is given. My take is that the version we are fed is...
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    John Disston did indeed have a Canadian...

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    Disston did indeed have a Canadian factory and I think many Disston saws arrived in Australia from there. I believe there was a commnwealth importation advantage and this explains why so many...
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    MA I believe your saw dates from the HK Porter...

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    I believe your saw dates from the HK Porter era because of the medalion with Disston repeated twice. I also think your saw has been "cut down" and was once a little longer. The depth of blade...
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