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    Terra firma? First find a continent and then live...

    Terra firma? First find a continent and then live in the middle.

    mick
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    My cabinet for the SCMS works very well. It's...

    My cabinet for the SCMS works very well. It's connected to a ClearVue Max so there's plenty of grunt to support its efficiency. Rather than angling side walls towards the centre, I ended up opting...
  3. Thread: Getting older

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    Thanks for the link which I read, Paul. I found...

    Thanks for the link which I read, Paul. I found it pretty technical, probably because biochemistry always does my head in. It's worse than physical chemistry. However I googled "Vitamin B12...
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    Me too, however choosing the right parents might...

    Me too, however choosing the right parents might have helped. My last stay in hospital was when I was born. touch wood (taps head). I spent my early professional years working as an industrial...
  5. A nice piece of kit, Scott. mick

    A nice piece of kit, Scott.

    mick
  6. Thread: Getting older

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    Here's an idea. Find a person under 30 yo and bet...

    Here's an idea. Find a person under 30 yo and bet them $10 that you can close your eyes and stand on one leg longer than they can. Within 30 seconds you'll have lost your money. That's the cost of...
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    Me too. You can imagine how heavy solid timber...

    Me too. You can imagine how heavy solid timber would be.

    The design would need a serious counterweight in the base for stability, a bit like the Saarinen/Knoll designs. saarinen tulip table -...
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    Both SWMBO and I had our first AZ jabs in the...

    Both SWMBO and I had our first AZ jabs in the morning. That evening when we retired we were congratulating ourselves for being superior human beings having zero side effects. Overnight we both had...
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    Mine arrived yesterday, the first since April. I...

    Mine arrived yesterday, the first since April. I still have to claim a credit for the missing issues. The envelope was marked Jersey (Channel Islands) post.

    SWMBO has been receiving weekly copies...
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    While I think this question is slightly off...

    While I think this question is slightly off topic, it's relevant. Maybe one of the cognoscenti can satisfy my curiosity.

    Sydney Trains have just announced that their network is going 100%...
  11. Thread: Rock and Roll

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    OK, let's do a virtual trial of this app with a...

    OK, let's do a virtual trial of this app with a video production.

    Bloke peacefully working in his shed. The phone goes off so he pulls it out, puts the specs on and starts reading the 'quake...
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    Art imitates life, eh? mick

    Art imitates life, eh?

    mick
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    Well named sir! Rather than holding up Canada as...

    Well named sir! Rather than holding up Canada as an example of good governance, the comment was made in the context of gun control only. My apologies if I was unclear.

    mick
  14. Rebating the legs for the frame might have been a...

    Rebating the legs for the frame might have been a PITA but IMO it was the right thing to do. It looks pretty wide in the photos leaving me wondering how much spring you might get if you gave it a...
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    Precisely, Barri. The Second Amendment starts...

    Precisely, Barri. The Second Amendment starts with the words "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state...". These opening words illustrate the intention of the...
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    I can't say I've ever been to Texas but I did...

    I can't say I've ever been to Texas but I did spend a few years living in New York, in Manhattan but mostly 50 kms up the Hudson, and I loved both the place and the people. I still have mates there...
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    I guess I posted this story to remind people that...

    I guess I posted this story to remind people that it CAN happen. However it's a rare phenomenon in my limited experience so the concept of smoke detector in the dusty receptacle could be a step too...
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    Perhaps I didn't make myself clear. The NRA have...

    Perhaps I didn't make myself clear. The NRA have often stated that guns in the right hands reduce crime. In the case of mass shootings, clearly they do not. Of course those gun toting people nearby...
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    I wonder how many mass shooters have been...

    I wonder how many mass shooters have been interrupted by a gun toting citizen who draws their weapon and plugs them.

    Regarding vaccinations: It's interesting that many matters involving proven...
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    I ran a thumb across it before fixing it into the...

    I ran a thumb across it before fixing it into the chuck and it seemed sharp enough. Nevertheless a quick run across a stone won't do it any harm. Shallower cuts is the main lesson learned. I've never...
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    Red Hot Router Dust

    Today I was doing some trial dado cuts through Camphorwood with a 12mm straight bit on the router table. I set the cut depth at 10mm and proceeded to make a cut 300mm long. When I flipped the board,...
  22. Thread: shed or shop

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    I think a workshop is a place equipped to do...

    I think a workshop is a place equipped to do work, generally manual. It may be housed in a shed or another place. So I can be either in my workshop or in my shed, same thing. The possessive...
  23. Thread: I've been asked

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    Rich, we call it an ECG here. An...

    Rich, we call it an ECG here. An electrocardiagram.

    Shame your diagnosis wasn't heeded.

    mick
  24. I think Silvo or Goddards are both quite gentle....

    I think Silvo or Goddards are both quite gentle. Straight ammonia will work if you do the job outside.

    mick
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    N.S.W. Engineered Flooring - Sydney Blue Gum

    Boral Engineered Flooring 134mm x 14mm Sydney Blue Gum

    9 unopened packs each covering 1.464 sq metres plus one pack about 1 sq metre. Two more packs found, now 11 unopened. Same prIce.

    Pickup...
  26. I would have guessed serving spoons or possibly a...

    I would have guessed serving spoons or possibly a spoon and fork. Sorry John, but the set is not worth much at all. Shame it's not solid silver.

    mick
  27. Thread: Getting older

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    I love the idea of P plates because they're a...

    I love the idea of P plates because they're a great warning to other drivers, especially the aptly coloured red Ps. The 120 hours of supervised driving required in NSW would, in aviation, qualify a...
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    I thought they were shipping through Hong Kong...

    I thought they were shipping through Hong Kong but it matters not. The idea that magazine cargo is being bumped for higher revenue freight is valid although I wonder what happens to the inevitable...
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    I've had the same problem. Subscription extended...

    I've had the same problem. Subscription extended once, an issue or two received and then nothing for the last six months.

    It's cold comfort to know I'm not alone.

    mick
  30. 800mm sounds pretty good to me. On my racks,...

    800mm sounds pretty good to me. On my racks, shorter pieces are placed on top of each bay except for the smallest PITA lengths which are stored vertically in plastic buckets. I'd be happy with...
  31. There are some mornings when I wished I had a...

    There are some mornings when I wished I had a forge in the shed. In the last two weeks I've seen two mornings at -11C. They sent me back to the house until the electric heater kicked in.

    mick :)
  32. Nice job on the bench, Scott. I'm also...

    Nice job on the bench, Scott.

    I'm also uncertain about the black surfaces and how they might impact the available light. The black might provide useful contrast in certain situations but...
  33. That is an extremely cool looking cupboard,...

    That is an extremely cool looking cupboard, Scott. Well done!

    mick
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    CWS was a pretty easy site to use and had what I...

    CWS was a pretty easy site to use and had what I needed.

    Thanks for your help, guys.

    mick :)
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    Replacement Clock - Where to buy?

    I need to buy a complete clock including movement, face and gold bezel because the old one has gone phut. The o.d. of the bezel is 70mm.

    498196 498197

    Can anyone point me in the right...
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    More 'n' likely, IMO. The raw material is surely...

    More 'n' likely, IMO. The raw material is surely only a fraction of the cost.

    mike
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    Two systems can happily be used side by side...

    Two systems can happily be used side by side particularly when one system, more often Imperial, is intuitive. I'd see a hard conversion in aviation as introducing a dangerous and potentially fatal...
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    So do I. Also have occasional difficulty...

    So do I. Also have occasional difficulty understanding young people who speak at 100 mph in a language which I assume might be English but it's hard to tell.

    I had an audio test about seven years...
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    Where do you find a couple of good cattle dogs...

    Where do you find a couple of good cattle dogs when you need them?

    A bit like the cops really.

    mick :))
  40. I'm currently in deep cover at the farm, Scott....

    I'm currently in deep cover at the farm, Scott. With the mouse plague to the West and Covid in Sydney, Oberon is a pretty good hideout.

    mick :)
  41. Nice looking piece, Bernmc! I like the...

    Nice looking piece, Bernmc! I like the proportions and the contrasting edges. It's also good to see pics with descriptive labels.

    Ditto to Aldav's comments. You might get away with the framed top,...
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    For RF to work, it needs certain metals present....

    For RF to work, it needs certain metals present. I wonder if they're mixing something like Al powder in with the resin.

    mick
  43. Thread: Camphor laurel

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    I just bought some Camphor Laurel from Anagote...

    I just bought some Camphor Laurel from Anagote Timber in Marrickville for the same reason as yours. Boutique Timbers would certainly be cheaper but I sometimes wonder how dry their stock might be.
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    Most of the time I up-end it onto a heap about 5...

    Most of the time I up-end it onto a heap about 5 metres from the dedicated and sound insulated dust extractor shed and the cattle eat it. It would probably be good mulch but the box is too heavy to...
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    As BobL said, make sure you have enough height to...

    As BobL said, make sure you have enough height to accommodate your proposed bin. Rather than using a standard bin and constraining yourself to its height, why not make your own bin(s) to optimise the...
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    Unless you'd like to see Broken Hill, I'd be...

    Unless you'd like to see Broken Hill, I'd be taking the Newell Highway through Dubbo and then down through Hay.

    mick
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    About 15 years ago, my son lived in a densely...

    About 15 years ago, my son lived in a densely occupied suburb in Sydney and didn't have the internet at home. So he would prepare a bunch of emails on his laptop, press "send" and then drive around...
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    The displays coming out of the Sturt School of...

    The displays coming out of the Sturt School of Woodworking and ANU reflect all the qualities of good design and execution to which this untrained amateur can only aspire.

    I think Dieter Rams' 10...
  49. Thread: McJing Tools

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    Chris, I doubt you would ever have to choose....

    Chris, I doubt you would ever have to choose. McJing's prices are very competitive.

    I've only visited their shop once and spent a really happy hour browsing and impulse buying bits and pieces...
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    The question of vaccine reaction as a guide to...

    The question of vaccine reaction as a guide to the potential severity of the disease is surely impossible to answer. You either suffer infection as an un-vaccinated person, or you get a milder set...
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