Things done when not riding

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Beet, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. nry

    nry .

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    Freaks me out that they send them by mail!
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  2. buckscreek

    buckscreek AUTODIDACTIC

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    Occupational hazard for beekeepers.....you play with bees, you get stung every now and again.


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  3. a2zworks

    a2zworks Trust me, I'm Pablo

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    Take it for a 4000km drive through 4 states without unloading it :fpalm
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  4. buckscreek

    buckscreek AUTODIDACTIC

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    Those tyres have lasted well!
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  5. Paul124ac

    Paul124ac Long timer

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    Geeze, there's some talented and dedicated people in here. Mind you I'm always wary of those who do not have varied interests, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

    This thing is up on the hoist, it was a running complete ground-up resto but me being me it needed to be more "Abarth".

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    I still have this to scratch the classic itch, I love the whole old car thing especially the driving part, gives you a massive appreciation of how cocooned we've become in our modern entertainment systems.

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    Love doing this.

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    And this.

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    Gotta have hobbies. Mid next year we are driving out the driveway and turning left in this for about six months. I'll have to learn to live without the shed.

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  6. MirthfulThylacinator

    MirthfulThylacinator Luthier :-)

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  7. Beet

    Beet adventurer

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    Being lots self sufficient and now more so. Have 3 grandchildren with us on a long term basis as their mother is at the front line as a nurse. So the esplanade got to be basically finished. Just need to plant out. D6A6ECAA-7D31-4110-B86B-9C71DF8351A8.jpeg 81D18B24-1F78-4D89-8707-4B9489090977.jpeg
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  8. glitch_oz

    glitch_oz Long timer

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    OMG!!
    My first car was the breeze-top cousin of that, a red '68 Abarth OT1000 Spider with Campangnolo wheels and front disks.
    You just about had stalactites hanging off that leaking/ perforated ragtop and could get mesmerized by watching the broken lines on the Autobahns while zapping past all those Beetles and Opel Kadetts at 160kmh through the "manhole" in the rusted out floor, just shift the floormat a bit...But the sound, maaannn....the sound gave you goosebumps when that tiny 4-pot was at the top of its Webers.
    And don't forget to load the 6 bags of sand in the front boot to keep the little rocket in a vaguely straight line at those speeds :-)
    Previous owner had hammered some reo-rods into the chassis beams before concreting them, good move the TUV-tester in Germany thought.... as the structural strength of that thing was equivalent to a bowl of shit-cooked spaghetti. TUV pulled the car off the road right there and then, barring a new floorpan and full-resto.

    Didn't learn any from that...and bought a French Simca Rallye3 (balls big enough to clean-snap the half-axles) followed by an Alpine A110....some folks are just born idiots, aye :-)
    But by Gawwwd, it was FUN!
    There is NOTHING like a tiny rear-engined rear-wheel-drive in the twisties... for white-knuckles and packed daks.
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  9. nevgriff64

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    Got to try out my new lathe on Sunday for the first time after setting up my garage well enough for dust extraction and lighting.

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    It’s not going to win any wood turning competitions but you need to start somewhere - right? :-)

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  10. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    Making big bits of wood into small bits of wood is how you learn. You'll move onto dodging chisels soon :eekers
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  11. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler Supporter

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    Repurposed the wood shed into a garden shed 20200325_100044.jpg 20200325_155630.jpg
    And this space will be turned into a she hole for Alison
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  12. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    ^^^ PRESS RELEASE: An exciting new development from "nevIndustries" - will soon have a environmentally friendly and re-cyclable selection of OEM aftermarket wooden; bar ends, front axle spacers and milk crate rack spacers available for the full range of KLR models..." :1drink
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  13. nevgriff64

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    My intentions are to start with a big chunk of this....

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    So I can make one of these....

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    But by the time I’ve finished fixing my screwups I’ll probably end up with one of these....

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  14. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    I can relate to that ^^^ TOTALLY .... :nod :zilla

    I tried my hand at wood turning back at high school... and despite my surname - I found out pretty quick, that lathing stuff out of wood - was NOT my forté... :rofl

    My woodwork teacher actually wrote on my report card (Mr Martin - I can still remember that gentleman's humorous but helpful teaching practices); "Troy has demonstrated an ability to make three things quite well; 1. asymmetrical candle stick holders, 2. 20 mm wooden spacers, and 3. ... sawdust."

    I then turned my attention to technical drawing and CAD after Mr Martin's mentoring... :1drink:rofl
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  15. dunc

    dunc Coddiwompler

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    great to try something new nev :thumbup:thumbup

    but a tree that size and
    1 bowl and 1 match

    how damn big is the match

    all the waste from that you can do woodchip landscaping as well:imaposer
  16. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    Wood shavings are handy for burnishing.

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  17. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    nev :scratch "... hmmmm... the review on the e-bay ad, never said anything about the waste aspect..." :dunno:confused
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  18. PilbaraGoat

    PilbaraGoat Been here awhile

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    First photos from phone

    If the missus and i cant moto, we like to kayak on the murray

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    otherwise i look at this pic
    Im fairly one dimensional

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  19. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Put in a veggie garden. First i had to get the ol beast running. Then pizza and wine overlooking our efforts. Poor Axe tested out the leccy fence. Yep, it works!


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  20. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    @nevgriff64 don't limit yourself to timber. This morning's project was turning a 90mm storm water cap into a reducing bezel ring to fit a GPS speedo into the GSPD. Original speedo is cactus.
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