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    10 Hours Ago
    Steve Mack replied to a thread Homemade Charcoal in MBTV
    I haven't seen coke for years, we used to use it once, burns hot. Didn't think we could get it now but it's possible, not cheap. $40 for 30kg/66lbs or $1.00 a Kg bulk. https://www.farmweld.com.au/blog/coke-the-fuel-for-forge-fire/
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    11 Hours Ago
    Yep, I don't think I'd do it. They can slap together down the line quite a bit, doesn't take that much at the pole. Don't ask me how I know.:/:
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    1 Week Ago
    Steve Mack replied to a thread Good Morning! in Odds and Ends
    I've had heaps of chickens and other poultry, I liked bantams but they're a bit of trouble. Best layers are Isa Browns, they'll lay every day and don't go broody. And very quiet. Last ones I had layed for 3 years, they usually die not long after they stop laying. Bantams just keep living and eating and making a noise, but they're nice to have, unlike roosters, I can't stand roosters crowing.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    I remember you talking about that before. Never liked having signs on my truck in the city, too many nut cases but when I moved it was a bit different so I got a magnetic sign for the tailgate. So when I'm just in the truck people can see it, when I want. And had one like this made up like your a frame, just stick it in the ground anywhere you like. Real estate people use them a lot, big enough to see phone number etc. Seems to be working so far.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Never done it and never will. Yep, and rip off merchants. Couple of news stories and court cases a few years ago about some locals. Lot's of trees at my old house so it was never ending, mostly I wasn't home but a few got the message. One guy even came in and I had the truck and chipper in the driveway.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Anyone know about Graeme Salt? Some people want to bring him here for a two day seminar. I think there's probably better people to look at, but I don't know anything much about him. I can't watch video's at the moment, what do you think. https://youtu.be/8Q1VnwcpW7E
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Dave, your post made me think of Alfalfa. Might not be suitable for Jim but it's a good nitrogen storer. https://www.pioneer.com/home/site/us/silage-zone/alfalfa_grow/alfalfanitrogen/ Catch 22 has a good Alfalfa story.
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    03-20-2017
    Stubbies don't really have pockets, so no problems.:laughing6:
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    03-20-2017
    Steve Mack replied to a thread The RIP Thread... in Odds and Ends
    Mine was Billy Thorpe, 1963. Wagged school to go and see them. He went to he US a few years later and did pretty well. He died a few years ago at 60, pretty fit, just died. Some fancy guitar work here. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/WrHoEx7cpDM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> I think Chuck was in jail then. I did this once, only it was me in a Star Model Ford and a Mark VII Jag. No cops. Ford's didn't handle too well but they went faster, I got there first. 8) <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/zov8kEFjja4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    03-18-2017
    Steve Mack replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Those guys are crims and run most of the drugs and illegal guns here, and some seem to think they're invincible but they're slowly killing each other off. Quicker the better for everyone. Strange how we can't get an extradition treaty with Lebanon, it was just do it and hop on a plane back home for a while but since Isis and Syria they've cracked down on that a bit.
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    03-18-2017
    Wow four days, I hope the hospital rates are a bit less than here. Infection is very bad news, dust is a real problem I've heard, be careful. Glad it went well, best of luck for next week.
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    03-18-2017
    If I was there I'd take all the box you could give me, it's great firewood and selling for about $200 a ton in Sydney and a bit more here if you can get it. I'm in Armidale. Got my battery charged but it's been pouring rain all day so no stump job this weekend. Couldn't jump start it because it was in the garage and couldn't get the truck close enough, won't happen again now I'm getting organised.
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    03-17-2017
    I'm not sure about tomorrow, it's raining here as well. Had a couple of stumps to do, went to put the grinder on the trailer, flat battery.:X Went into town and bought a charger so should be right for the morning but forecast is heavy rain and it's a Saturday afternoon only job at the hospital. Wood Collector, I forget your name if I ever knew it. That Grey Box Psyllid sure killed some trees, pity most are in low income areas. Saw a lot of big dead ones a while back that were way out of their price range, lucky they take a long time to rot. Grey Box Psyllid: http://parramattariver.org.au/wp-content/uploads/Final-Greybox-Fact-Sheet-Low-Res1.pdf
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    03-14-2017
    Anyone having trouble embedding videos now? I've done it hundreds of times but they seem to just be too big now, and I haven't done anything. It could be this laptop but I'm sure I've embedded them here before on it. Can't seem to find an embedded video since you fixed the other problems Evan. <div style="position:relative;height:0;padding-bottom:75.0%"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/hRX6hSGeZs4?ecver=2" width="480" height="360" frameborder="0" style="position:absolute;width:100%;height:100%;left:0" allowfullscreen></iframe></div>
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    03-12-2017
    When I think of all the work I could have done with that....... Why's everything 20 years too late.:( Great machine Carl, congratulations.
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    03-01-2017
    Another hedge day, last one. Did a tree for her 32 years ago at another house, she's in a townhouse now. They never forget a tidy job.
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    03-01-2017
    Hi Kyle, watch out Jim doesn't shoot your avatar.
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    02-28-2017
    Ran out of work so resorted to the dreaded hedges I've been putting off.:shaking: Five hours today on a Murraya hedge at a townhouse complex, down to 2' & six hours yesterday on one to 10'. Not sure what was worse, bending over on flat concrete or up and down a step ladder. Both better than the one on Friday, 10' Murraya and Photinia. I swear I'm never going back there every year but they are good payers. The things I have to do these days.
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    02-24-2017
    Steve Mack replied to a thread I need a little help in Gear Forum
    $5.99 and postage would be around $8 to me. Then to you I'd have to check. See how you go, probably a lot cheaper from the US but if you get stuck I can get them. Edit. $46 economy or $65 express. About the same as US to here, sure hurts when you can't get it local.
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    02-24-2017
    Steve Mack replied to a thread I need a little help in Gear Forum
    What's the part number? Only two listed here. http://www.colemanaustralia.com.au/Parts/Hinges/hinges
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    02-24-2017
    Steve Mack replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    "Dense beyond the ability to understand." A guy I knew once was complaining about his neighbors not speaking to him, guess it had nothing to do with him leaving his V8 with extractors idling under their bedroom window at 5.30am for twenty minutes every morning while he had a shower. Then a big half mile trip to work.
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