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  1. Thread: Panic buying

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    shipping from CA might be a little bit exy

    shipping from CA might be a little bit exy
  2. Robert, this Fine Woodworking design for a...

    Robert,
    this Fine Woodworking design for a sleigh bed -- you will need to start a 14 day free trial to access the details -- should get you started

    Building a Sleigh Bed - FineWoodworking
  3. Robert, a very good reference is a book by Jeff...

    Robert,
    a very good reference is a book by Jeff Miller called Beds: Nine Outstanding Projects by One of America's Best Craftsmen
    Google the title and author to find where you can obtain a copy.
    ...
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    :whs:

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    back in the day -- I was working in Broken Hill...

    back in the day -- I was working in Broken Hill at the time -- we had a large truck mounted 12000 litre hot bitumen sprayer.

    Hot bitumen can be mixed with lighting kerosene (intended for use in...
  6. I'd also go with the jigsaw. use a "knife...

    I'd also go with the jigsaw.

    use a "knife blade" in your jigsaw

    Bosch have them, and Festool sell them in packs of three.
    Not sure which maker makes the better blade.


    you can also...
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    Terry's reasoning is correct. The top of the...

    Terry's reasoning is correct.

    The top of the shelf is in compression and wants to pull out of the housing. Locating the DT edge of the housing on the top edge of the housing and the shelf tends...
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    :whs:

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    John I'm going to ask the WHY / FOR WHAT PURPOSE...

    John
    I'm going to ask the WHY / FOR WHAT PURPOSE question.

    You mention that you are using 3 layers of MDF -- which implies a bench top.
    And you want to drill 19mm dia dog holes.

    Do these...
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    Paul Please correct me if I am missing...

    Paul
    Please correct me if I am missing something, but the Eastern states' electricity market operates in 10 minute increments and wholesale supply prices reflect these pricing increments.
    If that...
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    I suspect I know what caused the price spike at...

    I suspect I know what caused the price spike at 11:10 AM on December 13 (is that Eastern Australian Standard or daylight time?)

    At Adelaide Airport for Sunday December 13th Hours of sunshine is...
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    That is also my understanding -- charging a...

    That is also my understanding -- charging a Li-ion battery to 80% is pretty straight forward. The last 20% needs to be more akin to a trickle charge, but most (all?) electric vehicles are fitted...
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    True, most electric vehicles won't need to be...

    True, most electric vehicles won't need to be recharged every time they are used, so the grid won't implode at 7 or 8PM every night.

    Now, while I know of no way to obtain reliable values for the...
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    I don't really know, but EV range performance has...

    Wouldn't the battery warm up when you start using it, restoring the range.[/QUOTE]
    I don't really know, but EV range performance has something to do with temperature of the environment -- the Tesla...
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    Funny -- somewhat I've mentioned before that I...

    Funny -- somewhat

    I've mentioned before that I currently live in Canada.
    My part of Canada gets a little bit cold -- like several consecutive days where the maximum doesn't get above -30 deg C. ...
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    I understand that BobL was talking about the...

    I understand that BobL was talking about the average daily kms. Not the mode (most frequent km value) nor the median (the middle value of km travelled). I understand that the average is calculated...
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    Some examples of electric vehicles: BMW i3 --...

    Some examples of electric vehicles:
    BMW i3 -- Battery 42.2 kWh, Range 160 km -- infrastructure required 9.6 kW (4x what a 10A fuse can support), charge time 4.5 hours.
    BMW iX -- Battery about 680...
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    Here's a thought, perhaps electric vehicles (when...

    Here's a thought, perhaps electric vehicles (when they finally achieve more than their current miniscule market penetration) will grant Australia's coal fired power stations a [near permanent] new...
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    Graeme I suspect you have "sorted" the issue. ...

    Graeme
    I suspect you have "sorted" the issue.
    Your copy of Issue #289 has travelled via the UK.
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    Hi Graeme, Issue #293 (Tools and Shops 2022)...

    Hi Graeme,
    Issue #293 (Tools and Shops 2022) was sitting on the shelf of the Calgary branch of Chapters/Indigo I frequent this morning.
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    given your recommendation, I think the only...

    given your recommendation, I think the only reason I'd want to see or handle a McConnell plane is as part of a historical collection of Australian plane makers
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    I wouldn't worry about taking flak because a Jim...

    I wouldn't worry about taking flak because a Jim Bode listing is not "as listed on eBay"


    What you need to remember is that Jim is located in the US where Australian made planes are an oddity...
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    Hi Paul dragging the following info from the...

    Hi Paul

    dragging the following info from the recesses of my memory of studying thermodynamics 45 or so years ago.

    The efficiency of all thermal processes can be described by a four (?) sided...
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    another twist on the Covid topic even fully...

    another twist on the Covid topic
    even fully vaccinated Canadians are dying from Covid Sen. Josee Forest-Niesing, 56, dies following struggle with COVID-19 | CBC News.
    as a community, do we chalk...
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    Paul I believe that what you are referring to is...

    Paul
    I believe that what you are referring to is a proportion of the Federal Government's fuel excise.
    I believe the excise is currently in the order of 60 cents per litre. But I am out of date...
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    hi IanW Veritas still make a mitre plane...

    hi IanW
    Veritas still make a mitre plane https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop/tools/hand-tools/planes/miter/73208-veritas-miter-plane
    I don't own one and to my recollection I have not used one...
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    IanW Joel from Tools for Working wood posted...

    IanW

    Joel from Tools for Working wood posted his thoughts on metal mitre planes back in February 2010, see The History of Mitre Planes - The Marquetry Plane - Part 1 -- for the moment I can't...
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    Ha, ha It's still officially Fall here in...

    Ha, ha

    It's still officially Fall here in Canada, it won't get really cold (like minus 40) till February.
    The temperature in my 1-1/2 car garage "shed" is around 7C and hovering just 0 the...
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    True. But Chris does live in the Blue Mountains...

    True.
    But Chris does live in the Blue Mountains where temperatures usually hover around zero for 3 months and average below 10 for a further 4 months or so.


    Adopting forced air ventilation...
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    Matt, No need to use "auntie Google", I have...

    Matt,
    No need to use "auntie Google", I have both planes here in Canada and can easily measure their mm dimensions
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    Matt your other option is to incorporate the...

    Matt

    your other option is to incorporate the squirrel's tail into the lever cap.
    Perhaps easier than trying to incorporate the tail into the plane's body?

    Examples:
    Lie Nielsen's violin...
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    Chris, why 4" ducting? BobL, usually...

    Chris,
    why 4" ducting?

    BobL, usually recommends that dust collectors be connected with 6" or larger ducting. And that the machine ports be opened out to 6".
  33. Thread: Timber veneers

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    Hi Basso Rob has the various hide glue...

    Hi Basso





    Rob has the various hide glue methods down pat.
    Given that you admit to being a novice, may I suggest that if you are committed to using hide glue, you consider using Rob's...
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    Graeme, I think you have just found the ABS...

    Graeme,
    I think you have just found the ABS statistics that proves Lance's point -- 42% of Australian's over 16 are functionally illiterate. Look at the right hand scale, the "missing" space is...
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    well put BobL. It's a very slippery slope. ...

    That's a VERY slippery slope to start on.

    snip

    It's too bloody hard to untangle most of these things as we never can know the full backstory in sufficient detail and it will take a room full of...
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    actually 12% is close enough to 1 in 8 -- not at...

    actually 12% is close enough to 1 in 8 -- not at all a small proportion of the population.
    To my mind 1% (1 in 100) is the starting point for "small proportion".
    Note that as a society flood...
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    Greame, please remember that Covid is not an...

    Greame,
    please remember that Covid is not an irradicable disease like Smallpox. Smallpox is the only disease I know of where the legality of universal compulsory vaccination has been legally tested...
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    I wouldn't be too sure about that as it stands,...

    I wouldn't be too sure about that
    as it stands, the UK currently imports 4GW from France, all of which is nuclear generated, or so I understand. Well the UK did import 4GW from France till a fire...
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    it all depends on how cute your neighbour is --...

    it all depends on how cute your neighbour is -- and at your age "cute" might be all females under 75 :wink:

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    But I'm not sure how I would respond to a "peck on the cheek" from a...
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    my point was that an MDF screw is not the same as...

    my point was that an MDF screw is not the same as a particle board screw.

    I don't doubt that MDF screws can be used with particle board. It's the other way round -- particle board screws being...
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    Just be aware that there is a difference between...

    Just be aware that there is a difference between a chipboard screws and screws intended for holding MDF panels together
  42. Thread: Teak Vanity

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    FWIW, I suggest a solid teak top and teak...

    FWIW, I suggest a solid teak top and teak veneered water resistant particle board or MDF for the back, sides, and base.
    The drawers (if fitted) could be solid teak fronts with your choice of...
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    Beyond a pleasant surprise

    Well what can I say ...

    Issue #292 (December 2021) was in my mailbox this morning (Friday October 15, 2021) -- that's only 9 days after I received the "hot off the press" teaser email.

    Either...
  44. Thread: Workshop Floor

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    The story as I was told it, was that the carpet...

    The story as I was told it, was that the carpet was installed by the cleaning contractor because the "savings" in labour outweighed the capital cost of installing the carpet.
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    you mean like this bunny?...

    you mean like this bunny?
    https://displaymakers.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Bunny-with-Glasses.jpg...
  46. Thread: Workshop Floor

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    And here I thought that replacing lino and/or...

    And here I thought that replacing lino and/or vinyl flooring with carpet was all about the reduced life cycle cost of cleaning carpet -- you only need to vacuum a carpeted office once a month, while...
  47. Thread: Rock and Roll

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    you wish ... En Zed is not known as the...

    you wish ...


    En Zed is not known as the "shaky isles" for nothing
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    There must have been millions of Stanley #4...

    There must have been millions of Stanley #4 planes produced between 1869 and when the UK and Australian branches of Stanley stopped making them around the turn of the 21st century.
    You should not...
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    I'm entirely sure that FWW's distribution system...

    I'm entirely sure that FWW's distribution system requires that each issue is wrapped and addressed individually. Which explains the four separate envelopes.
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    FWW Issue #292 - is "hot off the presses"

    Not to entirely reinvigorate this thread ...

    I received the following email earlier this week#292 - Nov / Dec 2021
    Our latest issue is hot off the presses, featuring Kerf-bent wall cabinet ; How...
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