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Discussion in 'Australia' started by Beet, Sep 12, 2019.
Freaks me out that they send them by mail!
Occupational hazard for beekeepers.....you play with bees, you get stung every now and again.
Take it for a 4000km drive through 4 states without unloading it
Those tyres have lasted well!
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".
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.
Love doing this.
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.
Made in Tasmania
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.
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.
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.
It’s not going to win any wood turning competitions but you need to start somewhere - right?
Making big bits of wood into small bits of wood is how you learn. You'll move onto dodging chisels soon
Repurposed the wood shed into a garden shed
And this space will be turned into a she hole for Alison
^^^ 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..."
My intentions are to start with a big chunk of this....
So I can make one of these....
But by the time I’ve finished fixing my screwups I’ll probably end up with one of these....
I can relate to that ^^^ TOTALLY ....
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...
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...
great to try something new nev
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
Wood shavings are handy for burnishing.
nev "... hmmmm... the review on the e-bay ad, never said anything about the waste aspect..."
First photos from phone
If the missus and i cant moto, we like to kayak on the murray
otherwise i look at this pic
Im fairly one dimensional
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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!
@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.