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    Re: Oz Politics.

    ''parliament actually has to work as a parliament of members not as a party block. ''
    The party system has well and truly corrupted "representative democracy". The parties are like gangs and no...
  2. Re: Home built machines ...... who builds them?

    There are adjustment screws under the slide/track but they hardly ever need adjustment.

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3699&d=1505816196&thumb=1
  3. Re: Home built machines ...... who builds them?

    No problem, the idea is a light cut and steady feed back and forward under the stone, I dress with an oil stone to finish and the hollow grind is an advantage there. Keep the blade cool.
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    Re: Oz Politics.

    Turnbull's pumped hydro 11 combined with solar and wind will cover base load, coal isn't needed.... but Abbot is useful for Labor, a nasty reminder of the dead heart of the Libs.
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    That method works well enough for me, here's how I sharpen my thickness planer blades.

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    Re: Random photos of mine

    Excellent images Ian.
  7. Re: Home built machines ...... who builds them?

    Heimlaga, you can now post images easily and free. Click on the icon third from the right on the ''quick reply '' and for the instructions. Click, ''from computer''... then ''chose image''....then...
  8. Re: Plastic fibres found in tap water around the world

    Microplastic input into cancers might be ''interesting''. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131202142735.htm
  9. Plastic fibres found in tap water around the world

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/sep/06/plastic-fibres-found-tap-water-around-world-study-reveals
    Damian CarringtonEnvironment editor

    Wednesday 6 September 2017 09.01 AESTLast...
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    Re: Oz Politics.

    I don't think they realise how sick the population is of the whole anti alternative power circus. The party that admits AGW is a problem and we have to reduce our emissions in a big way will be...
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    Re: Alright, 'Know it alls'...

    Magnetic catch.
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    Re: Oz Politics.

    Alan Finkel urges Turnbull to adopt clean energy target before states act
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    Re: Voyages of Arawana

    Well done Bruce, an epic journey the rest of us just dream about ! Y>BY:D
  14. Re: RIP Stanislav Petrov, the man who saved the world

    Stanislav Petrov was a lieutenant colonel in the Soviet Union's Air Defense Forces, and his job was to monitor his country's satellite system, which was looking for any possible nuclear weapons...
  15. Re: RIP Stanislav Petrov, the man who saved the world

    Oops , I'll delete mine soon.
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    Re: Home made drill bits

    I once scored a small pile of 1/4'' tempered spring steel round from a spring works skip. It was wonderfully useful steel for everything from long drill bits to cross handles in the welded on steel...
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    Re: A neat toolmaking project.

    I broke the tip off a 5/8'' spade bit today ! Before seeing this I'd have thrown it away, not now !
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    Re: How Does Your Garden Grow?

    It's still prime growing season here, a bed of lettuce . Winter is great growing here.

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3323&d=1505195000&thumb=1
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    Re: Oz Politics.

    How long do you think the effects of that much liquidity disappearing from the system lasted ?
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    Home made drill bits

    I've posted this before but it's not well known so worth repeating . It was an old Australian boatbuilders trick, drill bits to about 4mm from motorcycle spokes or thinner ones from bicycle spokes....
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    Re: Oz Politics.

    and the RW have sufficient numbers to roll him if he asserts the "Old Malcolm", the one the voters thought they were getting.
  22. Thread: Duck Punt

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    Re: Duck Punt

    Dream camo?
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    Re: 2 piece oars ...joining hardware ?

    The reason for the cuddy is a mosquito proof hideaway, some of our sailing areas are dangerous !
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    Re: Oz Politics.

    https://d31fjbthwxlyse.cloudfront.net/blogs.dir/6/files/2017/09/bt2019-2017-09-08.pngBludgerTrack: 53.6-46.4 to Labor
    https://blogs.crikey.com.au/pollbludger/

    Mal had his chance but the Right...
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    Re: It's a Yuequin

    It's what happens if you don't die.
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    Re: Voyages of Arawana

    How's the fatigue going Bruce ?
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    Re: 2 piece oars ...joining hardware ?

    The Duckworks option is sounding light and simple.
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    Re: Oz Politics.

    Yes, the GFC was cruel all around .
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    Re: 2 piece oars ...joining hardware ?

    Yes, a sleeve of aluminium bronze from George Weston's would be good.
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Certainly Porsche inspired ... I've never seen one either.

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a0/Marathon_1953.JPG/1200px-Marathon_1953.JPG
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    Re: Pattern Photos for Peter

    I think I'd set the flask at a slight angle and bottom feed with a couple of large reservoirs of metal at both ends to cope with shrinkage and feed directly into the lower one. There would be a lot...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    He said he was self taught, probably a bit from everywhere and a damn good ear !
  33. Thread: beached

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    Re: beached

    http://gcaptain.com/maritime/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/ship-artemis.jpg
  34. Thread: beached

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    Re: beached

    Sad .
  35. Thread: Evolution

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    Re: Evolution

    16 has his feet under the desk.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I just watched this, it's quite amazing .


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=152&v=ysEM3ojgMfk
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    This was my 2 ton Diahatsu Delta with the gantry on, I could easily put on a 1 ton long and 1.5 ton if I mucked around .

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    Re: 2 piece oars ...joining hardware ?

    But the load is constantly trying to flare the socket end and it will, copper is very malleable.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Ah, that's right, you do interstate runs. I just carted small logs for my mill. Bad tracks and low speed.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I had a Ford Courier dual cab with a 2.4 diesel and yes the box wasn't good, probably the same component.

    I'd buy a Toyota Dyna or Diahatsu Delta 2.8 diesel. I've had both and they're good...
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    Re: 2 piece oars ...joining hardware ?

    I think copper would be too soft Rick.
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    Re: Stop arguing healthcare is a right

    http://www.pgpf.org/sites/default/files/0006_health-care-oecd-full.gif
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    Re: 2 piece oars ...joining hardware ?

    Thanks John, that recommendation will do . :)
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Very nice Greg !Y>
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    Re: Pattern Photos for Peter

    Yes, a tricky part of the casting... I'd be tempted to feed that as shrinkage in the shank would suck metal out of the enlarged area.
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    Re: Pattern Photos for Peter

    I do too. Alex thanks for taking the time to post the photos ! What do you think the heaviest component will weigh?
  47. Re: The Ken Burns interviews leading into the 18-hr Viet Nam Special are getting - -

    +1. In a nutshell. In one we were attacked in the other we attacked.
  48. Thread: Cartoons.

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    Re: Cartoons.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fk_BZGJpmBg
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    Re: Oz Politics.

    Number two, it showed he was really bad at it. The reference to the Muslim Brotherhood, in the context of debate on energy and climate change policy, invited not prejudice but head-scratching. It was...
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    Re: Oz Politics.

    https://www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au/news/environment/2017/09/16/climate-action-stalling-here-and-america/15054840005223
    NEWS
    The federal government is ignoring the realities of climate change –...
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