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    Re: Back-Country Experience

    Andrew and I went to Townsville on the weekend. Driving in on the 'old' highway I spotted two dingos on the marsh land nearby the airport. The area is close by a busy industrial precinct but has at...
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    Re: Silver Quondong and/or Douglas Fir

    Its ok Peter...Ive had luck from a supplier in Victoria. More than helpful, very knowledgeable and keen to sell their remnant stock (which Im hoping will be suitable to my requirements when I get...
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    Re: Silver Quondong and/or Douglas Fir

    They don't supply Oregan anymore according to the front office staff.
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    Re: Silver Quondong and/or Douglas Fir

    Tried this guy...(lacking terribly in customer service over the phone). He says they are completely out of Oregan. Gave me a geography lesson and told me the Oregan was coming from Canada. I gather...
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    Re: Back-Country Experience

    nice.....every thing and every word!
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    Re: Silver Quondong and/or Douglas Fir

    Tom, no the mast and spars will be solid (laminated). I will use resorcinol glue and varnish the mast and spars and white paint the ends to look trad. The Quondong is indeed very flexible. Ive had...
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    Re: Silver Quondong and/or Douglas Fir

    Ross, Quondong is still available. It just depends on what locations the millers can get into to be able to cut it out. Most types of speciality timbers are on private land these days.
    ...
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    Re: Silver Quondong and/or Douglas Fir

    thanks Peter. I don't need much..small boat and with just one mast, cutter rigged.
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    Silver Quondong and/or Douglas Fir

    Starting to get ready to build the mast and spars. Ive hooked out the Quondong from the stack on the weekend and I figure there probably is only enough to build the mast (with a bit left over) so Im...
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    Re: Roping detail: Rat's tail

    very good!
    ive often wondered how this is done.
    thanks for posting.
  11. Thread: pointy

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    Re: pointy

    she's got class and real style...but she must be cold...all the men are wearing trousers and jackets!
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    Re: Britain Has Become a Police State

    Murray wasn't being complimentary but he also wasn't being disparaging.

    Tommy Robinson may be a "troublemaker" to many but I think Murray almost laments his arrest and actually winds up by...
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    Re: Spinnaker pr0n, no really. . .

    Gib, nah, I really don't think so. it just doesn't make any sense to me. perhaps if there were some advertising it might make more sense. I for one can appreciate a beautiful woman just as I...
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    Re: Spinnaker pr0n, no really. . .

    stupidly objectifying women by a bunch of men with very small brains and probably their penises??????
  15. Re: Dear WBF I found out my wife has ...............

    Jeff, I thought guavas were a tropical fruit only? what variety do you have thats grows down south?
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    Re: Happy birthday to Bernadette.

    thank you to all for your kind thoughts and well wishes.
    birthday done and dusted...I was in a bubble of love and laughter yesterday enjoying the simple things in life.
    contentment at 100% I guess...
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    Re: Happy birthday to Bernadette.

    well thanks a bunch you lot!

    im 56 today and I feel physically fine and my brain still recognises the fun in everyday life...!

    ive had a great day just relaxing at home. im about to head off...
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    Re: I shook hands with Robin Knox-Johnson

    he was inspiration for me when I built PEQUOT, the Atkin double ender. I wish I had kept her as she is a strong, sea worthy and kindly vessel.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    nice work Tom. They are a very good dinghy.
  20. Re: Industry First: let's just exterminate the salmon

    Cairns City Council (next shire north of my location) has voted to cut down the few remaining trees the endangered flying foxes (fruit bats) roost in, in the inner city to make way for high rise. go...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Jeff, (skuthorpe) your PM inbox is full to capacity and I cant send my reply to you re the compass plane.

    Bern
  22. Thread: ANZAC Day

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    Re: ANZAC Day

    the local sikhs hand out water bottles to the crowds on Anzac Day. every year without fail. they have a banner now...ANZAC SIKHS...or something similar to that effect with the rising sun emblem. the...
  23. Thread: ANZAC Day

    by Bernadette
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    Re: ANZAC Day

    I took Dad (and Mum) to the Anzac Day march in our local town. This year Dad rode in a Landrover as he is too frail to walk the march distance. I sat in the back as he wanted me to ride with him (all...
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    Re: A good pix of the Schooner "Susan" had to be posted...

    im sure I saw her up for sale just recently. her price had dropped considerably.
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    Re: Fetching airplane pictures

    apart from the shoulder shoving...
    a really good thread.
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    Re: Barbara Bush

    a better president's wife than Mrs Mandela.
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    Re: Tormek T8, table saw and compass plane?

    hello Jeff, Ill send you a PM. thanks.
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    Re: Tormek T8, table saw and compass plane?

    thanks rick. I'll do more research.
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    Re: Tormek T8, table saw and compass plane?

    thanks for the info on usage Greg and Jim. I do expect to spend a bit of time initially 'tidying' up my chisels on the Tormek.
    At times they have a tough life....getting dropped from a height off...
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    Re: Tormek T8, table saw and compass plane?

    hey rick
    im expecting to pay around $1200 for the T8 with all the attachments. a little pricey but Im willing to pay.
    already have the bench grinder and stone but things get moved around a fair...
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    Re: Tormek T8, table saw and compass plane?

    pretty good price too.
    I wonder what the weight of the machine is as this would factor into freight costings.
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    Re: Tormek T8, table saw and compass plane?

    im just not that savvy! and yeah, im sure its not hard to wire in a switch..after all how many wires just are there to play with!!!!????
    electrical stuff isn't my forte and quite frankly, it scares...
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    Re: Tormek T8, table saw and compass plane?

    yes I figured I was being lazy not continuing to sharpen with what I've got in the shed. I will admit, its fairly rudimentary. theres so much I don't like about my current system and I don't have the...
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    Re: Tormek T8, table saw and compass plane?

    thanks for the advice Hugh. The jet does look very similar to the Tormek.
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    Re: Tormek T8, table saw and compass plane?

    yes Gib, I take your advice very seriously. I was wondering how you were healing too, by the way...'well', I can see by your photos. you are so fortunate to have just lots the tips if there is any...
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    Re: Tormek T8, table saw and compass plane?

    very nice bit of machinery there Peter. thats pretty much the type Im after.
    I once purchased a small table saw for $50 at a garage sale. Quite a good unit. I ended up paying $250 to the...
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    Re: Tormek T8, table saw and compass plane?

    compass planes come in handy for many jobs when one wants to use hand tools.
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    Tormek T8, table saw and compass plane?

    Im interested in the Tormek T8 system. Anyone with first hand experience and/or others willing to share opinions on the unit???

    I am looking at buying a 'new' table saw. Again Im after first hand...
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    Re: Is there a viable alternative to WBF

    yeah rick, I reckon give "real life" another shot!

    I recently quit (deactivated my account) FB (if thats ever really possible) and the way I feel right now, Im not likely to post on this or any...
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    Re: A nice boat , with a bit of TLC.

    what Alden design number is she?
    the Gardner diesel is a real bonus in my book!
    she looks to be a pretty good condition cosmetically judging by the photos.
    In Australia, its hard selling timber...
  41. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    very fine work from Leo again. it would be a real pleasure to work such beautiful timber despite its density and the constant need to resharpen the tools. what a great sense of satisfaction he must...
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    Re: Marital infidelity

    sweet as Peter!
    absolutely wonderful!
  43. Re: Is it worth doing a 2 year wooden boatbuiling course?

    all good sound advice from BOI and others here.

    from the flip side…I've been nursing for 37 years. i wanted to do a boatbuilding apprenticeship with my father in his commercial yard but dad...
  44. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    Im pretty certain Leo will complete the job albeit with a lot of work ahead. I personally wish he would have put all his effort into a new build (to the same design as she is undoubtedly a great...
  45. Re: Does anyone else find Facebook to be extremely tolerant of Racism and bigotry?

    how does one close an account on FB?
  46. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    yes i thought it must be quite extensive. what of the frames?
    i was hoping he would replace the keel and i see this is so.
  47. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    I'm still curiously waiting for a response to my original question as to how much solid and sound timber will remain of the hull? Im assuming a survey of the hull has been done (at least by now with...
  48. Thread: Stolen

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    Re: Stolen

    i just locked up my brand new ($600) bike which i had Andrew bring out to me in the truck. Im pretty sure the kids here don't carry anything like bolt cutters or battery operated angle grinders so it...
  49. Thread: Lucy

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    Re: Lucy

    nice looking boat and name!
  50. Thread: i like...

    by Bernadette
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    i like...

    i like the forum...

    i get to read travel stories and see photos of places far and wide.
    i relish the gallery of boats both good and ugly and a host of other interesting 'snaps'.
    i read about...
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