Spam thread.

Discussion started by Ferret619, Dec 17, 2017.

  1. Pbgoose

    Pbgoose Member

    [​IMG]
    A mate saved some cypress kitchen cabinet doors that were destined for the skip bin so I made up a pine carcass to suit, mix tinted and stained the pine to match the cypress and clear finished the lot. Now I've got a storage cupboard for my oils and essential oils. Felt lined the shelves to protect the timber from any excess volatile oils.


    [​IMG]
    Whipped up the spice rack to go on the top shelf of the cabinet for better use of real estate. A bit more felt and away we go.
     
  2. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs 2018 Sabbatical

    That cypress is nice, not a bad smell either huh
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2018
  3. Pbgoose

    Pbgoose Member

    I love cypress. I wanted to use it for framing for our reno's but our builder doesn't want to know about it. It's great for white ant resistance but is harder to get and moves a fair bit as the average log size is smaller these days so probably harder to work with than what we used to get thirty or forty years ago.
     
  4. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs 2018 Sabbatical

    Not sure why but I have found the Razel blade shape compelling lately.
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs 2018 Sabbatical

    Absolutely, now not cypress specifically but many timbers I have found more and more challenging to get in good shape without paying a large premium on, cut right down on my experimenting with Aussie now woods.
    I’m fortunate as we have a bit of cedar around the place and every time I’m working on it I’m flooded with fond memories of archery in my youth.
     
  6. Pbgoose

    Pbgoose Member

    What's that shaped blade useful for?
     
  7. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs 2018 Sabbatical

    People have come to love them as their daily pocket knife, however the chisel tip and heavy stock prove useful for scraping etc
     
    Pbgoose likes this.
  8. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs 2018 Sabbatical

    This is what I come home too...
    Sleepy ass ferrets
    [​IMG]
     
    sealer, FluffyGroodle, Spud1 and 4 others like this.
  9. Mark1966

    Mark1966 Shavepocalypse 'Prepper' Site Moderator Grand Society 2016 Sabbatical Fail

    All 618 of them? Making you 619?
     
  10. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs 2018 Sabbatical

    That’s just the number I can get in a single room at one time :)
    They are fun critters, we have been playing a game in which I pick them up while they sleep... very deep sleepers indeed.
     
    Mark1966 likes this.
  11. glenos

    glenos Member 2018 Sabbatical 2015 Sabbatical

    Or is it how many you can stuff in your trousers?
     
    Ferret619 likes this.
  12. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs 2018 Sabbatical

  13. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs 2018 Sabbatical

    Do you know I know I need to get a job?
    I thought it was a good use of time to spend a few hours putting a mirror finish on the bevel of my Spyderco Delica.

    [​IMG]
    Thing is near razor sharp, it is actually hair shaving sharp.
     
  14. huntereyes_

    huntereyes_ Member

    There is still a lot of Cypress being cut around western Queensland, but it's lost popularity vis-à-vis treated pine framing which is generally much cheaper and equally termite resistant. (75x38 F7 Swn Cypress: $4.30lm vs 70x35 T2 MGP12 Pine Framing: $3.60lm.) Stick frame on a new build often requires several hundred / thousand metres of pine framing, so that difference in pricing adds up pretty quickly.

    Source: I work for a timber wholesaler in Brisbane.
     
    Ferret619 and Pbgoose like this.
  15. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs 2018 Sabbatical

    I must congratulate P&C for being the island of sanity in the choppy seas of censorship and general tender feelings on the net today, this morning alone I have been issued 2 warnings from other forums;
    1. Post edited by mods for pointing out the legitimate short falls of the MAP pricing structure being enforced by knife manufacturers and how it relates to large retailers like amazon.
    2. Being called an instigator (I am one but not in this context) for urging a user to talk to someone if they are carrying alcohol on them every day.

    Some forums don’t allow you to ignore/block the mods unfortunately.
    Here I go with mods on boats...hmm perhaps that was the plan, get rid of the instigator... tiny cement shoes for the ferret.
     
    Greenpike likes this.
  16. lerenau

    lerenau ...is a cheeky monkey

    We don't need cement shoes... Our mod/captain clearly can't handle his alcohol so the boat is more likely to run into a wall or hit a lazy bird... Very slowly. :D

    But, if something *did* happen, you'd likely be too relaxed to notice. :sleep:
     
    Mark1966 and Ferret619 like this.
  17. Mark1966

    Mark1966 Shavepocalypse 'Prepper' Site Moderator Grand Society 2016 Sabbatical Fail

    FTFY
     
  18. lerenau

    lerenau ...is a cheeky monkey

    Haha!
    I'll tell you what... I'd have been happy to drop anchor there for a bit and just enjoy the serenity.
    Who'd have thought that I'd enjoy boating?
     
    Ferret619 and Mark1966 like this.
  19. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs 2018 Sabbatical

  20. lerenau

    lerenau ...is a cheeky monkey

    I interacted with a ferret at the pet store today... Very cute little thing.
    Even made little cute little noises; I had thought they were silent.
     
    Mark1966 likes this.

Share This Page