Things done when not riding

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

  1. buckscreek

    buckscreek AUTODIDACTIC

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    My daughter and I gave our mailbox a bit of a spruce up on the weekend.

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  2. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    pig box.jpg She forgot the lipstick... :raabia
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  3. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward I don't even know where the box is.

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    And the wings...
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  4. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    HONDA ones...?

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  5. buckscreek

    buckscreek AUTODIDACTIC

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    We're well grounded around here.
  6. Oldfatbeerman

    Oldfatbeerman Enroute to a PUB

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  7. Toe - Cutter

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    Right u dunderheads ....

    Top to btm.

    Ginger

    Mexican turnip

    Turmeric

    Benefits -

    make u strong like bull ,, smart like tractor !
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  8. Suncoaster

    Suncoaster Long timer Supporter

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    Mexican turnip is new to me.
    You need some galangal to round it off !
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  9. Woody2627

    Woody2627 Grey Wobbler

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    Mate across the road used to grow Mexican tomatoes, he always seemed happy. :hmmmmm
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  10. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler Supporter

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    Put together an auto door for the girls,to be fitted this weekend!
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  11. Spanky McKanky

    Spanky McKanky Spanky

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    If I was a chicken I'd be approaching that door with caution.
    Looks like a guillotine :lol3
  12. Bighammer49686

    Bighammer49686 Been here awhile

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    With all the rain, I seem to be mowing a whole lot more this year. It sort of dried up and browned for a very short spell, but since then it's been like spring all summer. Today I finally went over to my shop and turned something today. It's nearly done. I was thirsty and sweating my ass off, so I cut my day short.


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  13. rossguzzi

    rossguzzi 990 Adv.

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  14. Spanky McKanky

    Spanky McKanky Spanky

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    Well since we haven't been able to ride here's what I've been up to.
    My wife Jo wanted a walk-in robe off our bedroom.
    The plan was to cut the room directly behind our bedroom into two with a partition wall. One half to become the walk-in robe and the other half to become a small office.
    All has gone fairly well considering I'm not a Carpenter or a Plasterer, yet as a Plumber in my previous life I had a bit of an idea.
    I nearly did my best Uncle Fester impersonation by lighting myself up when I started to cut through the main electricity feed wire from the switch board to a power point near the new doorway opening.
    Something felt strange whilst cutting through the plaster board with a hand saw so I stopped. I assumed all the electrical cabling was clipped under the floor after I'd had a quick look before cutting. Not the case as I found out.
    Anyway all has gone well just need to do a bit more stopping up, sanding, architrave and paint.
    Once lockdown allows us back into Melbourne we'll go and pick up some wardrobe inserts, drawers etc and fit it out.
    Hats off to all you Plasterers out there, can't say I'm a fan of hanging sheet plaster.
    Those sheets are heavy suckers, stopping up and sanding, and the bloody dust gets everywhere.
    In one of the pics you'll see the "cocoon" arrangement I made trying to prevent dust getting into the bedroom. IMG_2491.JPG

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  15. Toe - Cutter

    Toe - Cutter 666

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    Fence life extension project nearing its end thank effing Christ ...

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    Them there rails.... Still serviceable after 22 yrs !!

    Treated with dolphin safe , high carbon deezil sump extractant,blended with wild pipi sea foam .


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  16. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    An old cocky told me once that the best most bug resistant fence posts were cut just where you want them. Seems most timber adapts in a micro way to its local environment and prefers not be eaten by the local bugs. Worked for me, along with liberal use of sump oil in the hole.40 years now and counting.
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  17. Toe - Cutter

    Toe - Cutter 666

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    Ceptin the underground part , the old bloodwood posts I replaced are like the day I cut /split em 20 odd yrs ago , straight into the wood shed for thermal duties ..
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  18. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    Things done while not riding.... Includes work.
    Did a heap of work recently for a mate, I mean 15+ hours of my time, similar of staff time, plus costs of using some external business also involved in the process. Right around the lead up to 30th June, busiest time of year, pushed other (fee paying) client business to the side to get this done for him.
    All up a few (or more) thousands of dollars in outright time and costs for said mate to go... 'nah, doing something different now'.
    Ummm, ok, thanks.
    On top of not riding for the last 7-8 weeks, slightly frustrating.
    Its Friday, pass the bourbon, fuck it. :photog:baldy:baldy:baldy
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  19. braaap!

    braaap! Long timer Supporter

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    What are mates good for then. :jack

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  20. buckscreek

    buckscreek AUTODIDACTIC

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    Dolphin safe?? I've been told that dolphin oil is a great protectant for timber. You've just gotta catch them and cold press them.