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Offline John Rudd

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Off on my holidays
« on: July 23, 2016, 05:12:31 AM »
Going away for a few days from Monday. 
'Er-indoors' wants to pop in and see the Neighbours.
 I'll be travelling around so not sure if internet available.
Hopefully I'll be a able to keep in touch...
So until I get back, play nice.....
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Re: Off on my holidays
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2016, 09:18:30 AM »
Have a good time - don't forget to bring me back a stick of rock  :lol:
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Re: Off on my holidays
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2016, 10:11:58 AM »
Have a good time - don't forget to bring me back a stick of rock  :lol:
Will do, :thumbup: but not sure if rock is available in Oz..... :Doh:
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Re: Off on my holidays
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2016, 10:16:49 AM »
Ayers Rock will do us all just fine   :thumbup:
Just get doing and make swarf, you can decide what its going to be later.   :thumbup:

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Re: Off on my holidays
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2016, 04:15:58 PM »
Hoping both of you have a great time, John.......  :thumbup:
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Re: Off on my holidays
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2016, 06:41:03 PM »
Safe landing.  :worthless:

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Re: Off on my holidays
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2016, 03:36:26 PM »
Are you talking Blackpool rock sticks?

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Re: Off on my holidays
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2016, 04:06:41 PM »
Are you talking Blackpool rock sticks?
Nope I'm going to Australia for some time.....longer than a few days.... :lol:
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Re: Off on my holidays
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2016, 03:20:36 AM »
Are you talking Blackpool rock sticks?

Hopefully these ones will have a Kangaroo profile through their length  :lol:
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Re: Off on my holidays
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2016, 05:03:12 AM »
John
Hope you manage to acquire some super tools to save on postage costs, to make the trip worthwhile.  :clap:
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Re: Off on my holidays
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2016, 06:25:37 AM »
Cheers Pete,
I'm always on the lookout for tool suppliers, sadly they are not abounding in Oz, unlike the States...

Harbor Freight is good for bargains and they have outlets in most major cities....One could really spend a small fortune.....
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Re: Off on my holidays
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2016, 03:33:12 PM »
Have a good one John  :thumbup:

Are you meeting up with any forum lads ?     


Rob

PS  dont bother looking at that bridge of theirs  ,its not as good looking as the Tyne bridge  :)

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Re: Off on my holidays
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2016, 02:48:04 AM »
Hey Rob,
        Leave our coat hanger alone.  :palm: Still, I live in Victoria so slagging off the NSW lot is something of a hobby at times. The bridge does make for a great scaffold for the New Years Eve fireworks though. OH, and it moves umpteen thousand cars a day too I guess.
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Re: Off on my holidays
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2016, 11:12:55 AM »
Hey Rob,
        Leave our coat hanger alone.  :palm: Still, I live in Victoria so slagging off the NSW lot is something of a hobby at times. The bridge does make for a great scaffold for the New Years Eve fireworks though. OH, and it moves umpteen thousand cars a day too I guess.
John B

G'Day John

Aye its a fair old structure  :thumbup: definitely no light weight    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorman_Long       , if I ever get down that way I would be up for the bridge climb .



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Re: Off on my holidays
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2016, 01:34:03 AM »
That was an interesting link Rob, I found out stuff there too. At the time of building I think it was, and may still be the longest arch of its type but could be well wrong. Typical of the Australian disrespect for pomp and ceremony some wag  on horseback rode up and slashed the ribbon before the official party had a chance. This is ignored in the official news reel but in the curator's note part way down it gets a mention.
"Curator’s notes
by Poppy De Souza
The notable absence in this newsreel is the ‘De Groot incident’ where an officer of the New Guard, Captain Francis De Groot, on horseback, slashed the ribbon with his sword – beating the Premier to the task. De Groot was quickly escorted away by police and the ribbon was retied for the Premier’s official cutting of the ribbon. "

http://aso.gov.au/titles/newsreels/opening-sydney-harbour-bridge/clip2/
If you  look at the first few seconds of the footage you can see the knot where the ribbon was re-tied about centre screen. The news reel is interesting just to hear the voice of the commentator and the pride in it.
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Re: Off on my holidays
« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2016, 12:24:32 PM »
Very interesting John  :thumbup:



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Re: Off on my holidays
« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2016, 02:57:36 PM »
there's a really good wood work tool dealer in Sydney! Got myself a McNaughton centre saver as  souveneer ( had a real challenge explaining to customs why I wanted to take a carbide tipped 2ft long tool home to UK! If interested I can find the address OI think !

Have a good trip. I cry whenever I see the piles of Burr timber being sold as firewood by the road side! :drool:

Have fun.DO the bridge climb it's brilliant! :clap:

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Re: Off on my holidays one for RobW
« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2016, 11:02:02 PM »
Just for RobW,

Photographed lying in the harbour here at Cairns....
The boat(ship) belongs the CEO of Wurth, the company that makes chemicals and stuff for industry...( I got some from you..)

Cost to build $65,000,000.....comes complete with helicopter.....
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Re: Off on my holidays
« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2016, 02:51:12 AM »
So that's were my money goes John  .good to see its well spent  :lol:


How's the holiday going ?    Three weeks and I am off  :ddb:


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Re: Off on my holidays
« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2016, 04:45:34 AM »
Rob,
We fly back tomorrow, (wednesday) should be back home by friday teatime...We're stopping over thursday night, just too knackered after flying for nearly 24 hours.....

Its been a great experience, snorkelling on the barrier reef yester, red as a beetroot despite the suncream n stuff..
There's been quite a spread in temperatures too, Melbourne started out as around 10 during the day, to here in Cairns it was 28.... Tomorrow is due to go as high as 30!

Not sure I'd do it again, at 58, my body isnt as resilient as it was...but as a holiday, I'd recommend anyone driving from Melbourne up the coast to Cairns....ok its a long way, we've driven 4658 km, or around 3000 miles......in about 26 days....
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Re: Off on my holidays
« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2016, 12:31:09 PM »
Sounds great John   BUT!


 :worthless: ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,  :)


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Re: Off on my holidays
« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2016, 01:28:29 PM »
They'll be no use Rob, they'll all be upside down  :lol:
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Re: Off on my holidays
« Reply #22 on: August 23, 2016, 02:19:31 PM »
 :Doh:    Well that all depends whether John remembered to use the Southern Hemisphere setting on his box Brownie  Andrew  :med:


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Re: Off on my holidays
« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2016, 05:24:14 PM »
More likely it depends upon how much amber nectar he's imbibed before trying to workout which end of the camera takes the photos!

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Re: Off on my holidays
« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2016, 05:28:10 PM »
Even if the pictures ARE the right way up, you won't see anything for the swinging corks from his hat  :ddb:
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