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About hornet

  • Birthday 03/27/1959

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    Newcastle, NSW Australia
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    Fishing, golf, tinkering in the shed

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  1. hornet

    Centering Tools

    I have recessed a set of these into a piece of timber. Covers most sizes of dowel I use. Push dowel into recess, centre marked, job done. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/8Pcs-Dowel-Drill-Centre-Points-Pin-Wood-6mm-8mm-10mm-12mm-Dowel-Tenon-Center-Set-/351989788914
  2. hornet

    Coiling Lines Option

    Lots of great ideas here.
  3. I have found that if you are careful about hull shaping as you apply the first layer of planking, packing out/ trimming planks as you go, there is very little need for filler of any sort. If you are concerned about small gaps you can make a wood dust & PVC paste to fill them. I you are concerned about planks drying out and cracks appearing you can use bandage gauze and PVC - a bit like fibreglassing on the inside of the hull.
  4. The beauty of the aeropiccola bender is the spring loaded roller attachment. It allows you much more control of the bend. I normally use mine while the handle is clamped in a vice. This allows me both hands to work the plank. You could do the same with this bender.
  5. These are the bees knee. Not sold any more. I have had one for over 30 years. If you can find one second hand, snap it up!
  6. For anyone who may be interested, this book is available on Apple iBooks (in Australia at least) for 99c (down from about $14) Written by Daniel Bryce.
  7. hornet

    What have you received today?

    You can cross the Nullabour in a couple of days if you put your foot down. My stepson lives at the Navel Base at Fremantle, south of Perth (he is a submariner) and he has driven home ( to Newcastle) a few times. We will probably do it a bit slower (4-5 days) and take in the sites.
  8. hornet

    What have you received today?

    Na mate, The Don doesn’t own any tall buildings or golf courses in OZ, they are mostly owned by China. However if he is in the market, I could offer him a nice coat hanger style bridge in Sydney for a reasonable price. 😜
  9. hornet

    What have you received today?

    Hmmmmm, not really designed for walking or a golf cart mate. Each hole is situated in a small settlement or fuel stop along the road. Distance from 1st tee to 18th green is equivalent to about half way across your US of A and the best bit is, it isn’t owned by your President 😜
  10. hornet

    What have you received today?

    Speaking of ‘Cool Golf Courses’ John, check out this one. My wife and I tend to play it when we drive to Perth next year. http://www.nullarborlinks.com/ cheers steve
  11. hornet

    What have you received today?

    Crocs are further North John. Too cold down here plus the sharks ate ‘em all.😀 Plenty of snakes though, black snakes - practically harmless- they will take a few hours to kill you, brown snakes - cranky buggers - these are deadly, and a few other variations on the ‘get a tourniquet on that quick and call an ambulance’ theme. Cheers steve.
  12. hornet

    What have you received today?

    I now live on the NSW Coast. At least a dozen good golf courses within 20 - 30 km
  13. hornet

    What have you received today?

    Cog, Many, many years ago I lived in a small town in far western New South Wales (Australia) - sorta the ‘Outback’ The town had a golf course but the fairways were dirt covered with many rocks (any grass was eagerly devoured by rabbits, goats and kangaroos!!) Golf balls were commonly stolen by crows or lost down rabbit holes. The ‘greens’ were sand mixed with sump oil and had to be scraped flat before putting. Damage to golf clubs was so common that I decided it was better to play with a hockey stick. I didn’t use a cannon ball, but maybe I should have😀😀
  14. hornet

    What have you received today?

    Just retired and couldn’t resist getting myself a new set of golf bats ( as Jeremy Clarkson would call them). I’ll head out tomorrow and ‘spoil a good walk’ 😛
  15. Admiralty Paints for me.

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