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10-06-2010 11:25 PM

I got it yesterday. - 6 replies

..Yesterday the postman delivered the book I ordered from Darrell PeartFor those who have not heard of Greene & Greene or the Arts and Craft Movement click the link for more on the Greene brothers. . .. . I was tickled pink when I read the inscription on the inside [even though I had requested that Darrell sign it] I will be ...

09-21-2010 10:35 AM

Do you think....?? - 34 replies

That is the question, Do you think? And if so what about? Or who? And why? Deep? Not really… Also… do you think about me? and if so what? and if so why? Just a thought…? Do you like my shed? Do you like me? Do I like me? Would you like to be me? And why? Would I like to be you? And why?

09-18-2010 11:29 PM

Greene & Greene.. - 8 replies

In a hope to increase my working knowledge of furniture design and manufacture… I have just ordered Darrell Peart’s new book..Greene & Greene: Design Elements for the Workshop Many of you will know or know of Darrell but for those who don’t you can visit his site here..I have been a big fan of both the G & G movemen...

09-17-2010 11:30 PM

At the turn of last century... - 9 replies

This may have been posted before but I though it would be of benefit…..I was reading a comment made by Henry from Finland while catching up with Olly in England workshop blog…. and he mention a unique collection of over 175 complete books on woodworking
 and related topics of interest to woodworkers. 
The Library continues to grow,...

08-22-2010 09:36 AM

How long...Battle of Trafalgar ... under new WHS - 6 replies

RE-RUN OF THE BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR 2010 Nelson: “Order the signal, Hardy. Hardy: “Aye, aye sir.” Nelson: “Hold on, that’s not what I dictated to Flags. What’s the meaning of this?” Hardy: “Sorry sir?” Nelson (reading aloud): ”’ England expects every person to do his or her d...

08-09-2010 09:23 PM

Inner Peace... and how to achieve it... - 24 replies

Message Inner Peace. I am passing this on to you because it has definitely worked for me…in today’s hectic world we all could use a little calm. By following the simple advice I read in an article, I have finally found inner peace. The article read: “The way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you have s...

08-07-2010 11:45 AM

Lazy Larry for Prime Minister of Downunder... - 26 replies

Folks check out this just in news story...

08-03-2010 11:01 PM

Royal Australian Navy... Junior Recruits... - 8 replies

In 1960 the Royal Australian Navy introduced the Junior Recruit Training program…At HMAS Cerberus, south of Melbourne, capitol of Victoria… and at HMAS Leeuwin in Western Australia, just south of the capital Perth… Over the next 25 years, more than 13,000 young men, aged 15 to 16 years, spent their first 12 months in the Navy ...

07-31-2010 08:24 AM

A big box store story with a twist... - 14 replies

Charley, a new retiree greeter at Bunnings [ read big box store] as a Team Member, just couldn’t seem to get to work on time.Every day he was 5, 10, 15 minutes late. But he was a good worker, really tidy, clean shaven, sharp minded and a real credit to the company and obviously demonstrating their ‘Older Person Friendly’ polic...

07-08-2010 09:44 PM

Revamp... - 20 replies

Just spent a few minutes revamping the web site… From now on, the site will only have Lazy Larrys for sale.. I have removed all superfluous pages and also the cutting boards etc are no longer on that site… Why? I am returning to my roots… Lazy Larrys… As you can see you have a variety of...

06-24-2010 12:36 AM

Missed this one... - 2 replies

I missed this one… while at the museum I took some pics of early furniture… the following pics are of some tables I thought might be of interest here… I know that this is short.. but it is just a taste.. visit your local museum and you will be surprised by what you might find… have fun… enjoy…

06-23-2010 03:55 PM

Christchurch Museum Visit.. - 5 replies

Like the title says… a visit to the Christchurch Museum… before this I was not all that interested in walking around a museum but from some of the pics I took… there is a really great lot of things to see.This is a small collection of hand tools.. There are other things I thought to be of interest but not necessarily timber re...

06-23-2010 11:00 AM

Snow Business.. - 3 replies

Well, what can I say… the three days prior to our going up the mountain to see the snow at Mt Hutt were glorious… You can see where I am going… can’t you… yup… The day we went… cold, windy and almost dangerous… I personally would not have driven up that mountain… and I have driven in Me...

06-22-2010 11:32 AM

Trees in the Botanical Gardens. - 6 replies

While in Christchurch last week, we took the opportunity to wander through the Botanical Gardens.. Just a few trees…Not really impressive until you think that none of them was planted until after 1870 or so… that means that the oldest is only 140 years…

06-12-2010 01:48 PM

Now .....and ..... Then OR then and now... - 7 replies

The Old Navy Then – If you smoked, you had an ashtray on your desk.Now – If you smoke, you get sent outside and treated like a leper, if your lucky. Then – Mail took weeks to come to the ship.Now – Every time you get near land, there’s a mob topside to see if their mobile phones work. Then – If you le...

06-03-2010 12:57 AM

A tree - 14 replies

A tree but not just any tree .. I was told this tree is in Africa and once you view the following slideshow… all will become apparent!!!!.. I seems I was misinformed.. it is really at Disneyland and it was constructed there..... here is a pic of a real Boab Tree ... notice the person sitting at the base of the tree...

05-22-2010 01:51 PM

Why I love the Navy - 19 replies

I WAS A SAILOR ONCE, I WAS PART OF THE NAVY AND THE NAVY WILL ALWAYS BE A PART OF ME THAT’S WHY I LOVE THE NAVY Why I Love the Navy I LIKE standing on the bridge wing at sunrise with salt spray in my face and clean ocean winds whipping in from the four quarters of the globe, the ship beneath me feeling like a living thing as her engi...

05-13-2010 10:49 PM

Just a little Quirkiness. - 19 replies

If you’re not familiar with the work of Steven Wright, he is the famous erudite scientist who once said: “I woke up one morning, and all of my stuff had been stolen and replaced by exact duplicates.” His mind sees things differently than most of us. Here are some of his gems: 01 – I’d kill for a Nobel...

05-05-2010 04:40 AM

New Business Cards - 22 replies

I ran out of business cards over the weekend and have just ordered some more… decided to change the layout slightly… I have included all the websites that I am either running or very active on. Pretty snazzy hey.. Got them from Vistaprint and only $101.00 for 2000 .. including postage..and a free stick-it note pad. I was...

05-03-2010 09:50 AM

The Beaut Ute Muster in Caboolture. - 11 replies

Not really woodwork I know and I am posting in the forums..Thought you all would like a few looks at the Utes of Australia..So here goes….This vid was taken last Saturday in Caboolture at the Beaut Ute Muster… part of the Urban Country Festival.After the show in the morning it was off up the mountain to the Maleny Wood Expo.

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