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    Kerosene readily available in Aus & NZ. White...

    Kerosene readily available in Aus & NZ. White gas, less so but available. Neither are particularly cheap. Then again LPG isn't particularly cheap either. You don't really use enough of any of them to...
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    If you're talking about the Primus type kerosene...

    If you're talking about the Primus type kerosene burners, they are indeed very hot/efficient but more of a PITA to get going and can be quite finicky WRT the cleanliness of their fuel.

    I recently...
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    So, OK, absolutely no connection with Ries'...

    So, OK, absolutely no connection with Ries' explanation of how VAT works, despite the fact that you quoted him in full. Just a random finger-jerk.

    Got it.

    WRT tariffs, your Congress & Senate...
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    And the meaning of that little phrase in this...

    And the meaning of that little phrase in this context is.... what, exactly?

    Australia has a GST (Goods & Services tax) currently set at 10%. The Govt that brought it in went to an election...
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    Not at all. Just saying that you're wrong and he...

    Not at all. Just saying that you're wrong and he is a US citizen.

    Anything else you read into what I say is a figment of your imagination and not derived from what I type.

    I couldn't care less...
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    You're saying that statements like that mean he's...

    You're saying that statements like that mean he's definitely *not* a USA citizen? Good demonstration of what I said about bias leading you to your conclusion.

    Do you honestly think that no US...
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    You're wrong - you're putting your own biases...

    You're wrong - you're putting your own biases onto what he writes. He's a citizen of the USA. I've had enough back-channel chat to be pretty confident of that.

    Could be wrong. Shrug. Care...
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    It's kind of a standard joke among my...

    It's kind of a standard joke among my boat-building crowd when we hear something we know is going to end in tears. You're right about the internet sarcasm problem, another forum I follow the...
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    I see that the sarcasm inherent in the phrase...

    I see that the sarcasm inherent in the phrase 'What could possibly go wrong?' passed over your head....

    PDW
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    Angle grinder to get them apart, welder to put...

    Angle grinder to get them apart, welder to put them back together. What could possibly go wrong????

    PDW
  11. Yeah - one of my mills has a captive M16 drawbar...

    Yeah - one of my mills has a captive M16 drawbar so I get it.

    What I did was buy a bunch of M16 coupling nuts and weld a short stud in one end. Stud either 5/8-11 (ok so sue me for mixing threads)...
  12. If you spend much time running a planer, you'll...

    If you spend much time running a planer, you'll either have it or you'll get it......

    PDW
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    Don't agree but I actually built my 12m steel...

    Don't agree but I actually built my 12m steel sailboat so I certainly value both the end product and the blood, sweat, tears and cash that's a sunk cost in her.....

    Agree that knowing what's...
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    Lawyers and the internet, in no particular order....

    Lawyers and the internet, in no particular order.

    I had a camelback DP, got rid of it when I got an Arboga radial arm drill. Some of the stuff I have is definitely museum vintage rather than...
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    As an Aussie I can tell you straight out that...

    As an Aussie I can tell you straight out that just saying Australia as your location is spectacularly useless in getting help.

    You could be in some remote shit-hole like Rockhampton for all I...
  16. Bolting the B/port head on is still the easy bit...

    Bolting the B/port head on is still the easy bit though. Aligning it is another problem. Slowing the table feed *and* getting the feed speed working nicely is non-trivial. Not to mention positioning...
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    I lifted mine by slings through the side door...

    I lifted mine by slings through the side door openings. IIRC there was no better way of doing it.

    PDW
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    Still have them in Melbourne, I was riding on...

    Still have them in Melbourne, I was riding on them only a couple days ago. Great way to get around the central part of the city and inner suburbs, less so in the fr flung stretches. There autonomous...
  19. Lotta work though. Bolting the B'port head on is...

    Lotta work though. Bolting the B'port head on is the easy bit, replacing the table drive with a big ball screw or similar is a lot more aggravation.

    I have a planer with missing table drive...
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    This. I just drove some 2000+ kilometers. Stop,...

    This. I just drove some 2000+ kilometers. Stop, feed the beast with diesel, keep going. Recharge time on a BEV wouldn't have been acceptable, would have tripled/quadrupled the time most likely.
    ...
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    How about following stupid instructions? I've...

    How about following stupid instructions? I've done that but always after giving fair warning that said instruction is counterproductive and why.

    It surprised me the first few times how often I got...
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    Nope, there's an option on VBulletin where if a...

    Nope, there's an option on VBulletin where if a poster is flagged as a spammer, the user account *and* all the posts are auto-deleted. It's known as the 'nuclear option' on another forum I infest,...
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    Think a friend of mine bought the D6B, he said...

    Think a friend of mine bought the D6B, he said he's bought one recently anyway.

    I wanted a tracked loader, for my use the 4 in 1 bucket is a lot more versatile than a dozer blade. But really I...
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    We may talk more about this later on, it's not...

    We may talk more about this later on, it's not top of my priority yet.

    Not a red power fanatic at all, if the engine is past economic repair it'll go out the door without the slightest qualm.
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    4 cylinder petrol/diesel engine that doesn't run....

    4 cylinder petrol/diesel engine that doesn't run. I bought it as a big play toy for when I'd finished the boat. Well, the boat is now in the water and the shed space is available.....

    As for baby...
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