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    Re: Day zero when the Cape runs dry

    Plenty!8-)-if you'd care to inform yourself, and perhaps read up a bit::)

    This is just a short related report published locally today:
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  2. Re: Kamplek buite Greyton op oewer van die Riviersonderend

    Mooi!8-)

    Pity your hot-tub is not yet ready for you!;D that would be spectacular:o-and steamy! >:D;D
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    Re: Ons nuwe ryhuis in wording.....

    I find that a simple normal household candle does wonders for dry-lubricating zips, drawers, glides,and slides, tools, screws, bolts, saw-tabletops, keys, etc. etc.8-)

    cheaper, less storage...
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    Re: Ons nuwe ryhuis in wording.....

    dupl
  5. Re: Please check out the new Metalian Genie video ad.

    Sheesh!:mad:::)

    Sorry to hear that -... makes one mad, when everything possible and reasonable has been done,one still has to worry about security!:mad:

    Hope the insurance will cover it, Heinz,...
  6. Re: Please check out the new Metalian Genie video ad.

    ?

    please expand.::);D

    -( something makes me want to eat some cold canned beans now!::)>:D;D)
  7. Re: Please check out the new Metalian Genie video ad.

    Looks well produced, Heinz! Nice Trailer too -as ever!8-)

    -but I would say there is not enough focus on the trailer itself in the clip -it is only halfway in that one really first sees it-the...
  8. Fortuner Re: Just bought a Fortuner 4.0 4x4 auto at auction.

    Congratulations!

    You have made an excellent choice!

    -Nay -2 ..brilliant choices!>:D;D....

    The Fortuner is a fantastic vehicle all round- and an absolute pleasure to helm!8-) First very good...
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    Re: Drawer System

    Looks like good stuff!8-) -also in a few thicknesses-which is always helpful.
    If it works for truck bodies, it should do wonders for a drawer system!8-)

    Approximate price example if you don't...
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    Re: Drawer System

    Thanks -will be interesting to see and find out!:) ( but don't get caught in the roadblock for that!) -so many new materials available nowadays!

    (-I did zoom in on your one picture of the board,...
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    Re: Drawer System

    I'd double check on this.... before carrying on too far.8-)

    Any melamine board is usually chipboard ( read WeetBix) based. You do get water-RESISTANT chip and MDF/Supawood ( usually green colour...
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    Re: Trip Report Strange days, empty land.

    Heavy Horses!8-)
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    Re: Your Lockdown Projects

    Very nice indeed!8-)

    How did you machine the wave profile? -router jig????
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    Re: Your Lockdown Projects

    ;D;D;D;D;D>:D

    Love your practical approach!>:D8-):)
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    Re: Advice Request - Ford Courier / Ranger

    The 2,5tdi engine is a bulletproof one8-)-and in the 4x4 Drifter DoubleCab format,( aka Ranger>:D;D) is a fantastic combination.8-)

    I have had mine for some 10 years now -put about 150k onto it in...
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    Re: Glue to stick rubber to canopy door

    Sika is great stuff8-)

    https://zaf.sika.com/en/solutions_products.html


    Check their data sheets on their website to get the right one -there are several options -the ones used in the marine...
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    Re: Laser cutting parameters/materials?

    Yes, one does get special 'bendyply' for thicker composite panels and tight radius bends - would be bent in several layers of 3-4mm and glued and clamped to a form mould.

    -but thinner panels of...
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    Re: Laser cutting parameters/materials?

    possibly -for prototype only,though 8-)
    -I think a good finish is generally difficult to achieve, and costs would be quite high, I imagine.
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    Re: Laser cutting parameters/materials?

    Quite probably::) -but not absolutely!8-)

    I'm obviously not looking at this scale of work, but in principle one can 'bend' plywoods and select solid woods a fair bit!;D

    I also wondered???- can...
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    Re: Laser cutting parameters/materials?

    Thanks8-) -much to consider...;D

    They are to be presentable in finish - small simple flat sheets of material approx 100 x 75 -with simple geometric line pattern ( I'm guessing max 400/500mm total...
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    Re: Laser cutting parameters/materials?

    I'd say not-

    -unless you found exactly the right material that would not go brittle, was hard enough not to abrade too quickly, hold colour and finish, resistant to solvents/paints etc. etc..
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    Re: Laser cutting parameters/materials?

    Thanks:)

    Does waterjet work with absorbent materials?

    is it generally cheaper/more expensive than laser?
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    Re: Laser cutting parameters/materials?

    not crucial -it is an independent item -essentially flat piece which needs simple pattern/tabs cut -cutline can be anything up to.5mm wide
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    Laser cutting parameters/materials?

    As far as laser cutting goes, I am unsure about specific materials etc. that are possible to laser cut more efficiently/cheaply than others.

    I did once -20- years ago, have some stainless steel...
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    Re: Insurgent push in Cabo Delgado

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-52381507

    report earlier today -

    Mozambique villagers 'massacred' by Islamists ...
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    Re: Project Suzuki (SJ410).

    Fantasic workmanship!:) -love seeing absolute attention to detail!
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    Re: My buick build

    Who knew that 'Corona Monster" would appear as we see it now!????>:D;D
  28. Re: Dodged a huge bullet on a dual battery solar setup.

    I suspect this is indeed burnt, but in a 'charring' fashion.

    Burning of anything is really just oxidation -and it happens at differing rates.

    Newspaper 'browning' in the sun? -slow oxidation....
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    Re: Lawnmowers & Weed-eaters

    You will not go wrong with Stihl. :)
    Best possible choice in petrol trimmer.
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    Re: ROB EDEN Handcrafted Pens

    Nice work!

    Incidentally -I , just before shutdown, visited a few good woodwork tool shops in CT with a mate of mine.

    (We had resolved to get our 'fix of lekker hardware' before the lockdown;D...
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    Re: Your Lockdown Projects

    I'm green with envy!;D

    Looks fun -:)

    Enjoy!:cool:

    (Don't pierce the little packet with the oil-leak in it!>:D;D;D)
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    Re: Tourist Vandals?

    Typical ignorant tourist response.::) You don't think very deeply, do you?

    Feck off!;D
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    Re: MDF Varnish Problem

    I agree!>:D it's the MDF to blame!::) -horrid stuff:-X, really, in all respects of working with it, until finally finished and coated.

    It could be the cheap import MDF nowadays is not pressed as...
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    Re: MDF Varnish Problem

    What happened here-I'm fairly certain-is...

    The first coat penetrated into the MDF, and had a long time ( several days, you say) to dry.
    It dried with a few 'furred' patches/nibs, which did not...
  35. Thread: For sale

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    Re: For sale

    No Pressure....>:D ::)...but do try a quick search to find the the classified section!8-);D
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