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  1. FREE woodworking plans for house furniture and so forth

    has anyone here ever 'subscribed' to the FREE online sites for such things as woodworking plans etc? how secure are these and/or how reliable are they and what quality of plans do they provide?
  2. Thread: ignore list

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    Re: ignore list

    perhaps we could start a monthly TOTIL (Top Of The Ignore List) in the same (but different) manner as the BROTM...vis...list who you have ignore and see who gets to top the list!:d

    hmmm.....the...
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    Re: A couple of drawings ....

    in my opinion, these types of "pictures" tend to evoke or 'provoke' in the audience... imagination.
    imagination to roam through the story of the pictures...

    whats up that road?...or, what's...
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    Re: A couple of drawings ....

    absolutely nothing wrong at all with any of the pictures you have created.
    they are all wonderful.
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    Re: A couple of drawings ....

    to be able to draw is something special.
    they are very good Peter.
    got any more for us to look at?
  6. Re: Adventures in South Sound on a Scamp and a Wherry

    so much fun and adventure. thanks for the story.
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    Re: is this supplier selling expired stock?

    maybe you could call them and make an "enquiry" about there glue? I bet they tell you the same baloney I was told: the turn around on their glue is about 6 weeks so yes, they can give you fresh...
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    Re: is this supplier selling expired stock?

    Phil, perhaps if I was home and had the time and energy I would. They certainly deserve to be taken to task on the matter. However, Im out bush, working again, and I am trying my hardest to keep...
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    Re: is this supplier selling expired stock?

    I am waiting on Doug at MZ3 in Perth to get his new batch of glue underway. He says he should have it done by early next year at the latest, hopefully.

    The problems with the glue from Nightingale...
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    Re: is this supplier selling expired stock?

    Last update on Nightingale Supply...a most unreliable and deceitful company....

    the glue was finally returned by the freight company(Qld Parcel Express) to Nightingale Supply after 2 weeks.
    ...
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    Re: BROTM boat photos

    I really like the scenery shots. they would do well on any wall...

    thanks for taking the time to post up your photos. they are all very good.
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    Re: BROTM boat photos

    https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-photos/i-bWQpvMm/0/596a83fe/M/Mystic_6-M.jpg
    whats with the pineapple??
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    Re: I知 now a power tool statistic

    I wanted to see the blood and gore but didn't have the guts to ask!!!!!
    and when people hurt themselves they tend to get a bit titchy about things like that.

    I think Steve is made from sterner...
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    Re: I知 now a power tool statistic

    it will be mighty painful and pesky to heal...
    I do hope you get full use back in your thumb over time.
    how come the local clinic mucked about with the wound instead of just sending you straight...
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    Re: Some local boys started a band.

    makes ya happy! :d
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    Re: Meg's new color.

    looks ok to me. muted green tones....and all.
    you can only but try and as you say, there is always next year!
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    Re: Farmer's Market

    ive got friends who live in Missoula...they want me to visit but I wont get the chance for a long time. nice to see the photos of the area and the markets.

    Hmong people settled years ago in my...
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    Re: Tammie Norrie 釘risbane Find Questions

    wonderful work Tom. She is a lovely boat. Rowing is such fun and a wonderful peacetime pursuit. I do hope you get many hours of simple enjoyment from her.
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    Re: is this supplier selling expired stock?

    to add to the slackness...

    Queensland Parcel Express have still not delivered the returned goods to Nightingale Supply which were picked up on form my place on 13 August.

    ....the "she'll be...
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    Re: So, I've bought a pub.

    Grantala...for $300K should have got the vessel to the point of a new rebuild...

    well a pub hey????...looks like a good spot for the next OCR I reckon! :d
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    Re: Finally, I found my penis gourd

    A trip to West Papua would be most interesting and to some extents, fraught with some danger. I would be interested in going myself just to see first hand the plight of the West Papuans and to learn...
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    Re: is this supplier selling expired stock?

    its always been made with macadamia nut shells for as long ive known...


    yeah, "nightmare" supply will 100% sell it on to someone else.

    The glue might have been ok but the gamble was 50:50. I...
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    Re: is this supplier selling expired stock?

    An update.

    after much tooing and froing...and Peter not talking to Paul type behaviour from Nightingale Supply...I have finally got the sales person to admit the company did make the "mistake" as...
  24. Thread: Douglas Fir

    by Bernadette
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    Re: Douglas Fir

    the imported DF I took delivery of yesterday cost me around $37 per meter. I got 3 x 3.3m x 150mm x 50mm: plain sawn, Class 2 (whatever that means), kiln dried, alleged old growth. Im using it for...
  25. Thread: Kittens!

    by Bernadette
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    Re: Kittens!

    kittens.................................................the next best thing to boats! :D
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    Re: 86 year old boatbuilder

    Dad had a good birthday today. I showed him this thread and he was most chuffed with the attention and comments. So thank you to everyone for your contributions here.
    He spent today working with...
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    Re: 86 year old boatbuilder

    Dan, I meant to tell you...its a new boat we are building. Not a rebuild!
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    Re: 86 year old boatbuilder

    :d

    well like I said....I did have it all sorted but we wanted to see if we had any timber suitable for the bowsprit and knowing that the Huon pine slab was at the bottom of the pile...murphy's law...
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    Re: 86 year old boatbuilder

    ah its not so good...not much room to sort and store timber...the 'heap' was once tidy, now its a mess...
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    there are piles of timber (mostly offcuts) all over the place in the main part of the...
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    Re: 86 year old boatbuilder

    thank you all so much for your kind, fun and thoughtful comments. I'll be sure to show dad "his" thread.
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    Re: 86 year old boatbuilder

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    sanding the hull prior to primer and seam putty.
  32. Re: From Norway and Gavin Atkins excellent site a big restoration

    thats the real stuff of life. cant beat time away camping.
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    Re: 86 year old boatbuilder

    dad has messed with all manner of toxic materials in the past, most notably red lead powder. there has been a lifetime of inhaling sawdust. he did build a number of fibreglass boats and I think from...
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    86 year old boatbuilder

    Dad turns 86 on the 8th August.
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    He's been making the scarph joints for the mast prior to glueing. We are using Silver Quondong for the mast and all the spars except to the bowsprit. I have...
  35. Re: From Norway and Gavin Atkins excellent site a big restoration

    thanks Jeff! Im about to head off to Townsville with Andrew: he's running in the half marathon tomorrow but Ill be sure to have a proper look when we are home again.
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    Re: small schooner cruising perfection

    yes, Amazon UK do have the title. I checked myself and was going to order direct through them but got stymied when I had to make a new account.
    That would be super kind of you to buy and send me a...
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    Re: small schooner cruising perfection

    I tried to order the book through Amazon (USA) but they wont ship to an Australian address. The same book is obtainable through Amazon Australia but it looks like its a collectors item. At $400+ I...
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    Re: Jay & Anne Greer's H28 Ketch "Bright Star"

    Jay, with regards to the interior layout on your boat (in post #243 above): have you posted photos previously or can you post up a few for me to see please? I would be interested to see the layout as...
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    Re: small schooner cruising perfection

    ah yes, exactly. I live by this "rule" and have never been disappointed.
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    Re: small schooner cruising perfection

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    Im incredibly biased having built and sailed DECATUR (the Malabar II design) :D. I love the look of this schooner and the design is incredibly drop dead gorgeous by my reckoning.

    I found...
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    Re: is this supplier selling expired stock?

    The company has had all of today to rectify the matter but no email or phone call. Cant be too hard to get a batch number and DOM?
    I'll be letting them know Im sending the product back at their...
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    Re: is this supplier selling expired stock?

    Jim, thats the sort of behaviour I just don't understand about the on-suppliers...they leave themselves wide open for all sorts of litigation if they sell a product that is not what its been...
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    Re: building progress

    for the launch???! heck yeah!
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    Re: building progress

    Jim, the sponsons are a 'signature' of dad's building style. He has done a much on many other vessels he has built and we did the same on my two previous yachts. Its what Im used to and they have...
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    Re: building progress

    yes, both the same ads Peter. It looks ok but at the moment Im not in urgent need so will hold off for awhile. But thanks for the links. I can drool over the pictures and wish away...
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    Re: building progress

    Ha! This is hilarious!!!!
    I can empathise and sympathise with you all the long way to launch day!!!
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    Re: is this supplier selling expired stock?

    yes, Nick, thats very much what I need to do. in the meantime, im looking for a new supplier.
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    Re: is this supplier selling expired stock?

    Ned, we have our own "old" supply of (four years) resorcinol from a very reputable Australian manufacturer (MZ3 in West Australia) that we unfortunately cannot use. This manufacturer is currently not...
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    Re: building progress

    Hello John,
    I have been informed that DECATUR was sold on again and has gone to West Australia. No other details unfortunately. I have not been contacted by her new owners. I do hope she fares...
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    is this supplier selling expired stock?

    Just took delivery of 22kg Resorcinol glue (with hardener) from supplier in Brisbane (Nightingale Supply).
    On the resin container label there is this stamp: "B/N 03092015". The label on the...
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