Yeah, too old for this "stuff" but, can I ever stop doing this...?

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G'day peoples,

All my wood stories are getting a bit old like me and I haven't had any major wood excitement since the discovery of the McLaren Vale firewood processing plant is 2016 no longer in business, there is one bloke that I can see from the main road that has a big paddock full of all sorts of logs, growing almost every time I pass by, I try to find the place through the back roads and after some asking around I manage to find the property but that day no one was there that I could talk to so, one day, I will catch this bloke at his place and I will be able to look around for some logs I can use, hopefully, but in the meantime, I keep working on the logs I have in my storage paddock, cut them to manageable sizes and bring them home where I pile them on top of old wood pallets and covered with a big tarpaulin, I'm yet to take a single piece from that pile and process it.

With that said, I have been looking atone old She-Oak that seemed to start dying about 10 ago, I have been taking some pics every few years so that I could attempt to remove it when certain the tree was dead. The thing has a been as dead as a door hinge for about 5 or 6 years, I lost count on the dozens of times I mentioned to Merissa that I needed to get my act together and get the energy to go there with my trailer and chainsaw and cut the dam tree down before the Termites would make a mess out of it.

About 2 years ago, I notice that another She-Oak tree only 50 meters away died and dried fairly quickly so I now had a bigger job on my hands but still looking for some help and energy to do it. Quite recently I met a young man (31 years of age) is name is Corey he has Cerebal Palsy but he is well known in town for doing odd jobs to many people, he is harmless but not very vocal so body language and head signs are the best way to get a response out of him. I was told he likes to use a chainsaw and do wood work-related jobs such as chop firewood and stuff.

A few months ago I spoke with Corey and asked him if he would like to do a bit of work for me here and there and he was more than happy to do so, I have had him around the wood storage paddock, at the yard, work-shop and off jobs that are harder for me to do but he loves to do them for a few dollars and some beer, oh yeah, he loves his beer, low alcohol only, gave him some protective gear to keep him as safe as possible.

So, I started to think that Corey would just be the kind of help I would need to go and get not only one but two trees now, they weren't that big as most She-Oaks around here so, I finally got the courage and the motivation to get this short trip organised and so I did, I asked Corey if he was free this afternoon after 2:00 PM and told him what the job was about, he got really excited and while I was home servicing the chainsaw I was going to take (3), gas, oil and all the minor stuff, he rocked up with his 2 chainsaws that would probably cut butter in a summer day, both chains were stuffed but repairable and he obviously knew from all the gear he saw in the workshop that I knew how to sharpen chains.

Anyway, this poor Corey was so excited that he turned up at my place just pass 1:00 afternoon, and I was not ready at all so he waited.

All the chainsaw stuff was already in the vehicle I only needed to turn the vehicle around to attach to the trailer but in the process of taking a few things from the house such as cold water, my wallet, camera, keys and other stuff, I recall to put my wallet on the roof of the wagon, open the drivers door and put all the other stuff inside, got in the car, attached the trailer and there we went.

We were about 3 km from home when all of a certain I remembered that I had left the wallet on the vehicle's roof so, I turned around quickly in the hope to find it somewhere but I couldn't see anything, I stopped at home and looked everywhere in the hope that the wallet would have fallen inside the gate but that was not to be. I noticed a group of kids walking on the side of the road where my house is, they had already passed my place when I spotted them so and after realizing that the wallet was not in the yard, I turned around trying to catch up with these kids, I knew they had turned to a street on the right just pass my home but I never managed to see them but I noticed that where an old oval once was, the council has built a skate park with a bunch of kids playing in it, could they be some of the kids I was chasing..?
I stopped and asked one of the old kits in there but in no time I had the whole bunch near me obviously they thought they were in troubles or something so, I told them what happened and they told me that none of the kids there had arrived recently and that they had an idea as to who the other kids I saw may be, they were going to ask some questions and let me know what they had found, they knew where I lived.

I left a bit concerned about all the cards I had in the wallet, there wasn't much money in there $25.00 in fact and I was going to be on the road so, I was hoping that I wouldn't be stopped by the Police but I needed to do this job in the afternoon, half an hour was wasted going back and some heavy showers were coming my way so I need to move but not forget that was a good possibility now that I was driving on the same side of the road and the first time that the wallet could have stayed on the roof and slide out anywhere so I kept looking and about 1km from the house and already on the main road I spotted my wallet on the grass about 2' from the road itself, I was so quick to stop that the vehicle behind me didn't like my maneuver and gave a couple of "birds", I was not worried about that, I was overwhelmed to have found the wallet so the afternoon could only turn out better, for sure.

So, all these events prior to actually getting to the dead trees and get the job done made me already exhausted but I got to the spot and get working, I said to Corey in the drive to this place that as we would get there we had to work fast, not only we needed to get the 2 trees cut and the selected logs loaded in the trailer but also the possibility that if we would get caught in a big shower of rain, we may would get bogged, unable to get out of there so, from start to finish (load made and strapped) it took us 90 minutes, the rain did hold so we got out OK.

The small trailer (5x7) was loaded high, the wood was dry so a lot lighter in weight than if green but still, the logs were heavy and the whole load was super heavy. We got home and started to unload the trailer, I have not taken any pics of the job when on site, I have pics of the trees that I will show on another post but after I had 2 wheel-barrows already put away that's when I thought of the camera (tablet) so I got it out of the vehicle and took some pics of the load with Corey on the background in a couple of them.

Well, I had promised to Corey that we would have 1 beer each when we would get home and then he could have the second beer after we were all done putting everything away, the tough of a cold beer got Corey going, he took that beer down before I had time to have a sip out of mine but that was OK, I rarely drink beer or anything alcoholic. The wood was stored in two different places and when we were done with the wood, we put all the chainsaws and gear away (undercover) the rain was coming I was sure, as it did about 9:00pm but we managed to get it all done and unloaded from 2:30pm to 6:00pm, unnecessary will be to say that I was absolutely and totally bugged, legs, back, arms, hands all hurting so while Correy was finishing is second beer and get paid some spending cash I came to the house had a nice hot shower a good meal and rest in front of the computer while sharing this long story with you all.

I know that some of you miss my old wood stories, they were not a problem when I was more involved with hunting/gathering woods but I'm no longer doing that but and regardless of my lack of energy, strength and motivation, I don't think that I would ever stop completely from looking around for something I could use and either don't have or don't have much of it which is starting to happen with some of my tree species that I never got much from the start, my eyes and ears still work.

As I said, the only pics I have for you guys today are from the load we brought home, less a couple of weel-barrows loads already taken but still, there is no doubt that trailer worked hard as it did my 20 years old Holden Commodore wagon.

These 2 trees are almost what is left from the experiment the council and a local nursery created about 30 years ago by planting a strip of genetically modified trees, the intention was to create a tree that would be a mix of the Hardness and resilience to Termites and other local pests from the Bull-Oak or Buloke combined with the quicker grower, nicer grain and bigger size trees, hoping that the new trees life expectancy would increase considerably that looked that it was working until about 15 years after they were planted, for no particular reason they started to dye with 95% of them already non-existent, many years ago I applied for a permit that would allow me to remove the absolute dead trees for the purpose of salvaging as much wood as possible for woodwork and make it available to anyone that would be interested in it, my first lot of trees cut under this permit was about 12-13 years ago, there are about 2 or 3 left that are still surviving after all this time the question is, will I have enough strength to salvage any more of these special trees, possibly not, will see. ;)

The name I gave to these modified species was an abbreviation to what they really were so She/Bull-Oak was born for me and everyone else that has been buying these blanks since these last 14 years.

OK, OK folks, the pics are finally coming, I hope you enjoyed the story and the wood, off-course.:)

Cheers
George
 

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Reading your stories is always a joy. Your story reminded me of what I did last week in cutting wood.

Last week I had to go by and drop some paper work off at a father/son farm in a very rural setting, and I noticed a couple of trees down in a neighboring house a 1/4 mile away. I didn't think too much about it while talking with the two men. On the way out, I noticed that the two trees that were down were red cedar. The our region had experienced numerous areas with 75 - 90 MPH (120KPH - 144 kph) straight line wind gusts the week before. The largest tree in the middle of the yard looked like it was about 12" in diameter to me as I looked at it from the road. I called my two friends and asked who owned that house (that was empty) and they said that they did. I asked if I could come back and get some of the wood, not all but some to make some bowls and a few boards. They said yes.

Well, I have two 16 in gas chain saws but and both are ornery to start and I didn't want to fool with them. I also have a 12 inch battery powered chain saw that I use on limbs around the house and in helping others that need to clear out low hanging limbs. It cuts 6 to 8 inch limbs with ease and each battery when fully charged will cut about 15 to 18 minutes.

I have 7 batteries and took 6 of them with me. I figured I had at least 1 full hour of cutting time. I had a friend go with me. When I got there with my trailer and walked to the tree, I realized that what looked to me like 12 inches from the road was actually 18 inches. I decided to cut the smaller first tree that was about 10 inches in diameter at the base, and made two 7 ft long logs out of it. I still had half the battery power left. Then I went to the 18 inch log that was laying over. I decide to cut it into two 3 to 4 ft sections and that would be all that my 12 inch battery powered chain saw could handle. I saw some rot in the bottom of the tree, and the rot was up about 3 ft inside and not visible on the outside - which is why it blew over. I moved up to where the tree trunk was about 14 - 15 inches to start my cut. I went through the rest of the first battery and then two more batteries quickly and got about 5 - 6 minutes cutting time for EACH battery when cutting that large log. That left 3 batteries and it had me concerned. I had to plan the next cuts carefully. At the point of about 12 inch, about 3+ ft from the first cut, I managed to get through with 1 and 3/4s of a battery usage. (My batteries have a gauge to show the amount of power in it). I now had 1 log just over 3 ft long 14+" on one end and about 12" on the other end. It was heavy. With 1 and 1/4 battery left, I tried to cut the next section off, which was about 4 ft up from the fresh cut end. The upper end of that section was about 10 inches in diameter and I finished with 1/2 of a battery power left. I used that bit of power to trim the limbs off of the trunks and finished with 1/4 power left in one battery. If I had more power or my gas chain saw I would have cut more.

That red cedar smelled good when cutting it. I can't wait to make some bowls and cut into some small boards for different woodworking projects.

Next time I will take my ornery gas chain saw.
 
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George, I too enjoyed that story and still being fairly new to the club I’m not as familiar as some might be to your others. You definitely know how to write an entertaining anecdote- I may have search the archives for more. πŸ‘πŸ»
Be well,
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How much for a hundred or so pen blanks from you cut?
G'day,

If you are not jocking :) I can cut 100 blanks from this wood for AU$130.00 plus shipping that according to my calculations would be (4 blanks=250gr approx.) so 6.50kg with box for AU$98.00 making a total of AU$228.00 or USD$157.00

I can cut this log first 20200122_170000.jpgand see where we are at.

Let me know,

Cheers
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Reading your stories is always a joy. Your story reminded me of what I did last week in cutting wood.

Last week I had to go by and drop some paper work off at a father/son farm in a very rural setting, and I noticed a couple of trees down in a neighboring house a 1/4 mile away. I didn't think too much about it while talking with the two men. On the way out, I noticed that the two trees that were down were red cedar. The our region had experienced numerous areas with 75 - 90 MPH (120KPH - 144 kph) straight line wind gusts the week before. The largest tree in the middle of the yard looked like it was about 12" in diameter to me as I looked at it from the road. I called my two friends and asked who owned that house (that was empty) and they said that they did. I asked if I could come back and get some of the wood, not all but some to make some bowls and a few boards. They said yes.

Well, I have two 16 in gas chain saws but and both are ornery to start and I didn't want to fool with them. I also have a 12 inch battery powered chain saw that I use on limbs around the house and in helping others that need to clear out low hanging limbs. It cuts 6 to 8 inch limbs with ease and each battery when fully charged will cut about 15 to 18 minutes.

I have 7 batteries and took 6 of them with me. I figured I had at least 1 full hour of cutting time. I had a friend go with me. When I got there with my trailer and walked to the tree, I realized that what looked to me like 12 inches from the road was actually 18 inches. I decided to cut the smaller first tree that was about 10 inches in diameter at the base, and made two 7 ft long logs out of it. I still had half the battery power left. Then I went to the 18 inch log that was laying over. I decide to cut it into two 3 to 4 ft sections and that would be all that my 12 inch battery powered chain saw could handle. I saw some rot in the bottom of the tree, and the rot was up about 3 ft inside and not visible on the outside - which is why it blew over. I moved up to where the tree trunk was about 14 - 15 inches to start my cut. I went through the rest of the first battery and then two more batteries quickly and got about 5 - 6 minutes cutting time for EACH battery when cutting that large log. That left 3 batteries and it had me concerned. I had to plan the next cuts carefully. At the point of about 12 inch, about 3+ ft from the first cut, I managed to get through with 1 and 3/4s of a battery usage. (My batteries have a gauge to show the amount of power in it). I now had 1 log just over 3 ft long 14+" on one end and about 12" on the other end. It was heavy. With 1 and 1/4 battery left, I tried to cut the next section off, which was about 4 ft up from the fresh cut end. The upper end of that section was about 10 inches in diameter and I finished with 1/2 of a battery power left. I used that bit of power to trim the limbs off of the trunks and finished with 1/4 power left in one battery. If I had more power or my gas chain saw I would have cut more.

That red cedar smelled good when cutting it. I can't wait to make some bowls and cut into some small boards for different woodworking projects.

Next time I will take my ornery gas chain saw.
Battery-powered chainsaws have come a long way these last few years, every year the batteries capacity and strength increase significantly, I have recently seen on some Youtube videos folks using the latest battery-powered chainsaws from Stihl and is quite impressive the amount of wood they can cut on a single battery, they are costly though.

Hard to start chainsaws are just a pain but that doesn't happen only on cheap saws, it can happen on the best brands of saws reason I always like to take multiple chainsaws, extra chains, extra fuel and tools.

The process of putting these sort of "stories" together is a very simple one and I'm sure that most of you have similar events that you could easily share with all of us, everybody has experience funny, and not so funny events that a few pics and a description of what happened can like many of my true stories be a source of inspiration and learning experience to many others that will have always something to learn from others ventures and tribulations, one only needs a few ingredients to have a story to tell but I have no hesitation to say that, each one of us will have our own way to tell the story, that is a natural ability or tendency that is in not forced but simply a way of self-expression, we all can do it.

I like your story telling, also, shame you took no pics,

Cheers
George
 
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George, I too enjoyed that story and still being fairly new to the club I’m not as familiar as some might be to your others. You definitely know how to write an entertaining anecdote- I may have search the archives for more. πŸ‘πŸ»
Be well,
Russ
G'day Russ,

Thank you for your words, most appreciated.

Many folks have indeed enjoyed many of my stories or description of trued events mainly related to my wood salvaging experiences these last 14 years, I have been told many times that, were the stories that made some folks interested in actually purchasing some of my woods as they have something that they can rarely have when acquiring woods and that is, the background story of what, where and how I got those woods that gives them a complete sense of what they are using and therefore selling to other people, they often write a small info card with a resumed history from what they've learned from me, that always sell or at least attracts interest from possible buyers.

Despite the fact that I have plenty of all sorts of stories, I always like to read/listen to other people's stories, since a little kid I was always fascinated by listening to old folks life stories, now an old folk myself I understand how our brain remembers all sorts of stuff, many of them triggered by others conversations or subjects and that is just normal. It amazes me that in recent years I started to become very forgetful of most things but there are certain events of various natures that don't seem to ever fade in our brain, some good and some not so good but there is not your choice what gets deeply imprinted in our brains.

We all have stories to tell...!

Cheers
George
 

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G'day,

If you are not jocking :) I can cut 100 blanks from this wood for AU$130.00 plus shipping that according to my calculations would be (4 blanks=250gr approx.) so 6.50kg with box for AU$98.00 making a total of AU$228.00 or USD$157.00

I can cut this log first View attachment 231319and see where we are at.

Let me know,

Cheers
George

Not Joking, please proceed and send me the total and paypal address.

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Not Joking, please proceed and send me the total and paypal address.

Thanks
Hi Richard,

I really didn't think you were but just in case I had to ask, sorry.

Sure, I will get that log I showed you and start with it, if not enough there are plenty more from where that one came from, huh...? ;)

They will be cut and then sanded to 21mm square x 130mm long, do you want me to wax one of the faces or sending then unwaxed..? remember that the wood is super dry so the wax will not do anything apart from enhancing the grains and colours required when necessary to take pics but this is not the case so, I don't see the point nor I think we need to increase the total weight with wax...!

The total both in Aussie and USA dollars was provided on my previous post to you, you can pay in either currency to, nyodine@yahoo.com.au

If your Paypal payment confirmation does not provide your contact details, could you please send me a PM with that info..? thanks

I will let you know when ready to post them.

Cheers
George
 
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Hi peoples,

I had mentioned that I had pics of the 2 trees I cut recently, I have found today some from 2013, at this time the bigger tree with the big fork was already starting to die while the smaller one has been dead for some years, I have much older and more recent pics stored somewhere, I get a hard time sometimes trying to find pics I know I have, the issue is that I sometimes make the mistake of joining folders or name them with something that doesn't tell what is inside, I endup finding them one day when I'm looking for something else, for sure...!

So here they are, enjoy...!

Cheers
George
 

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Hi Richard,

I really didn't think you were but just in case I had to ask, sorry.

Sure, I will get that log I showed you and start with it, if not enough there are plenty more from where that one came from, huh...? ;)

They will be cut and then sanded to 21mm square x 130mm long, do you want me to wax one of the faces or sending then unwaxed..? remember that the wood is super dry so the wax will not do anything apart from enhancing the grains and colours required when necessary to take pics but this is not the case so, I don't see the point nor I think we need to increase the total weight with wax...!

The total both in Aussie and USA dollars was provided on my previous post to you, you can pay in either currency to, nyodine@yahoo.com.au

If your Paypal payment confirmation does not provide your contact details, could you please send me a PM with that info..? thanks

I will let you know when ready to post them.

Cheers
George
No wax, as is, is OK. Thank you, my friend. will get the money sent to you.
 

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No wax, as is, is OK. Thank you, my friend. will get the money sent to you.
Hi Richard,

Just a quick update on your order.

Selected log debarked at the bandsaw, the log length was 23" so, I cut it in half and then quarter it for slicing into boards, I finished the afternoon with a box full of about 11" long strips of wood for cutting into 130mm after (tomorrow).

I got a few pics of this job.

Enjoy,

Cheers
George
 

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Another update,

The blanks are done and ready to post on Tuesday as Monday is a public holiday in Australia (Australia Day), my only question to Richard is if he wants me to remove the square corners of all blanks to reduce a bit of weight but then use that saved weight to replace with some extra blanks so, the costs still the same but the box would contain a few more than the 100 blanks, I'm not sure how many but I would expect about 6 or so extra blanks.
Let me know otherwise I will post them as is.

I took some extra pics (close ups) of the grain or should I say the "rays" of these stunning blanks before I had sanded them, unfortunately, my camera never liked the red colours so it never gives me a true colour which is annoying.

The last batch of She/Bull-Oak blanks I processed were/are a lot darker, there are 2 main reasons for that, one is certainly the darkening as it gets older and also the part of the tree the log come from, most of the very old trees that have been dead for many years, the wood darkens while the tree still standing, both lighter and darker colours are amazing but because all the She/Bull-Oak I have in stock has been cut many years ago so, I'm considering to process a few of these recently cut logs and make pen and knife handles, the colours will maintain (either darker or lighter) after the wood is coated with something, interesting but true...!

Have a look at some of these blanks from this fresh batch for Richard, beautiful stuff indeed, in my opinion, off-course...! :)

Cheers
George
 

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Beautiful wood, looks like I will enjoy working with these blanks, thank you so much. Leave them as they are, too much work trimming off the edges, but thanks for the offer. Keep me another log for more blanks, a hundred or so, next month.
 
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Beautiful wood, looks like I will enjoy working with these blanks, thank you so much. Leave them as they are, too much work trimming off the edges, but thanks for the offer. Keep me another log for more blanks, a hundred or so, next month.
Oh OK, I can do that...! ;)

Let me know when.

First box on its way.

Cheers
George
 

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Great yarn, and lovely wood George πŸ‘ πŸ‘ .



Bloody hell mate they would have loved your trailer with no mud guards.😱
Hahahahah, glad you noticed it, can you do some decent welding...? next time you come over I will swap a chunk of this wood with some welding time, right...?;) πŸ‘

Oh hell, you are welcome to some of it even if you can't weld like myself, silly but true, there are only a few things that I never conquer, proper welding is one of them and one of my bigger frustrations also, we can't be good at everything, huh...?:)

Cheers
George
 

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I hired a trailer, to go to Alice Springs.
Just driving out of Alice I got pulled over for having an unregistered trailer.🀬🀬
They the coppers escorted me down the road a bit where I had to pull over, off the road till we could contact the owner and get him to re-register the trailer,.
$240 fine .🀬🀬🀬🀬
 

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I hired a trailer, to go to Alice Springs.
Just driving out of Alice I got pulled over for having an unregistered trailer.🀬🀬
They the coppers escorted me down the road a bit where I had to pull over, off the road till we could contact the owner and get him to re-register the trailer,.
$240 fine .🀬🀬🀬🀬
Hahaha, no wonder why the word "trailer" made you jump off your skin...!

The hire company will refund you that money, right...?

Cheers
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Hahahahah, glad you noticed it, can you do some decent welding...? next time you come over I will swap a chunk of this wood with some welding time, right...?;) πŸ‘

Oh hell, you are welcome to some of it even if you can't weld like myself, silly but true, there are only a few things that I never conquer, proper welding is one of them and one of my bigger frustrations also, we can't be good at everything, huh...?:)

Cheers
George

I can give it a go, I will do a bit of practice before I come down.
I haven't touched a welder for a number of years.
 

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He did,πŸ‘

When I lived in SA, I managed to keep my demerit point at 1 or 2 , every time I got a couple back I lost them again.
Here in the NT I had a perfect record, πŸ˜‡ till this happened.😒
What did you get, 3 points...?

Well, I reckon I have a good idea as to why your record was clean in the NT, the police ou there have their hands full dealing with silly aborigines to start with and secondly, the distances are too far in between for a heavy police presence and off-course, you don't have security cameras nearly every interception like up here, I know I lived there for 6 years.

Cheers
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What did you get, 3 points...?

Well, I reckon I have a good idea as to why your record was clean in the NT, the police ou there have their hands full dealing with silly aborigines to start with and secondly, the distances are too far in between for a heavy police presence and off-course, you don't have security cameras nearly every interception like up here, I know I lived there for 6 years.

Cheers
George
 

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What did you get, 3 points...?

the police ou there have their hands full dealing with silly aborigines
Cheers
George
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Not quite the word I would use, and majority of the cops would agree as well.


off-course, you don't have security cameras nearly every interception like up her
I will have to post some pics when I find them.


I lived there for 6 years.
I am thirty years ahead of you.

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the police ou there have their hands full dealing with silly aborigines
Cheers
George
Not quite the word I would use, and majority of the cops would agree as well.[/QUOTE]

Yes, I also agree but I'm trying to be politically correct and not start something that non-Aussies may not understand or have knowledge of so I use the win formula that goes like this "keep it simple stu&!$...!" ;)

Cheers
George
 
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