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  1. #9526
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    well ,less than a week in our new digs and today we accepted an offer on our old place .not exactly what we sought ,but in light of day it was reasonable,so maybe good luck does come in threes(?$10m lotto win anyone)
    Be nice -new gunsafe ,new truck,boat ,shooting coaching from gadget?????(sorry mate meant Timrider -us cackhanders are the chosen ones)and someone to sort our grounds out>
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    Couldn't remember where the customer service shout out thread was so put it here.
    Went to use my heavy duty circlip plier other day. Look like a set of bearing pullers-work well. Used to be Hi tech but now Lang tools.
    Last time I used them was here in NZ over 12 years ago before I moved to Oz.
    They have replaceable tips that look a bit like Allen key steel with different machined ends to suit the different holes. Couple were missing of different sizes but got away with it.
    Checked a local supplier-the agents had one set left at $90 dollars. No way-looked on line and could get them cheaper than that.
    Went straight to the supplier in the US-after indicating they didn't currently have an agent here, this was his response:

    "Hi Craig,
    Yes, I confirm the replacement tips we will send you are for the model 87 retaining ring pliers.
    We will put the two tip kits in a padded envelope and send by US mail as samples with a commercial value of USD 6.00.
    No charge, consider it a Christmas present from your friends at Lang Tools.
    Best regards,
    Paul"

    Well I was very surprised and grateful and wished him, his staff, and his family a very merry and safe xmas
    Top effort
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    now gents i am truly blessed -out on the new patio today and in my lughole comes the sound of the king of gamebirds the mighty canada goose in full throat-the clucks ,the moans ,the shiver down my spine as i looked skyward to be rewarded with two perfect Vs(15birds in total)on their way to club med bromley shit ponds or the lower avon estuary.
    this was the 3rd time this week(Mrs thinks im batshit crazy)but like KWB,C404 and the crew -that sight&sound makes life worth living!!
    gentlemen i am truly blessed!!!
    Smiffy -you dere -youre a coaster -one of the truly rare &unique humans ,thats why people go out of their way to be good bastards to coasters!!-they can see that -or hope to gewt an invite tofrequent the chosen land on planet earth(nup only 2beers so far as i await arrival of me mancave!!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by kotuku View Post
    now gents i am truly blessed -out on the new patio today and in my lughole comes the sound of the king of gamebirds the mighty canada goose in full throat-the clucks ,the moans ,the shiver down my spine as i looked skyward to be rewarded with two perfect Vs(15birds in total)on their way to club med bromley shit ponds or the lower avon estuary.
    this was the 3rd time this week(Mrs thinks im batshit crazy)but like KWB,C404 and the crew -that sight&sound makes life worth living!!
    gentlemen i am truly blessed!!!
    Smiffy -you dere -youre a coaster -one of the truly rare &unique humans ,thats why people go out of their way to be good bastards to coasters!!-they can see that -or hope to gewt an invite tofrequent the chosen land on planet earth(nup only 2beers so far as i await arrival of me mancave!!)
    Yes I'm trying to make contact with @C404 for such an event, haven't had a crack at the big honkers for moons. Lately its been either him or me out of action.
    We are due for a catch up and a beer.
    And yes you are right @kotuku we are indeed unique and special (not thpecial) and are truly blessed. I have even offered to have some of @Rushy favourite nectar Waikato instead of Monteiths when a certain event happens. We are truly a magnanimous breed much apart from the rest.
    One of these days we need to have a catch up and a special drop or too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csmiffy View Post
    And yes you are right @kotuku we are indeed unique and special (not thpecial)
    thpecial people are everywhere. You'll have your quota.

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    @Max Headroom yup I've had the misfortune to work for a couple.
    Mind you I'm working for a real window licker now so thpecial is definitely not provincial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csmiffy View Post
    @Max Headroom yup I've had the misfortune to work for a couple.
    Mind you I'm working for a real window licker now so thpecial is definitely not provincial.
    15 000 bonus points for using the phrase "window licker" in a complete sentence. Go to the top of the class.
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    Quote Originally Posted by csmiffy View Post
    Yes I'm trying to make contact with @C404 for such an event, haven't had a crack at the big honkers for moons. Lately its been either him or me out of action.
    We are due for a catch up and a beer.
    And yes you are right @kotuku we are indeed unique and special (not thpecial) and are truly blessed. I have even offered to have some of @Rushy favourite nectar Waikato instead of Monteiths when a certain event happens. We are truly a magnanimous breed much apart from the rest.
    One of these days we need to have a catch up and a special drop or too.
    well my son when you jointhe team you willundergo a true transmorgification-.dont panic its not like a masonic lodge,more a gestapo interrogation.KWB will first interrogate you on why you want to join us-when he finds youre one of the chosen few he then offers a very agricultural version of my pedigree and possibly how you &me are related.
    C404 being an aussie and one of lifes real genuine good bastards whose done the hard yards does a very good "defence counsel"
    you may or may not witness the closest thing we have to ell mcpherson 'gadget of the long leg"doing the spider crab racing red long john dance" followed by the extremely lanky RR,ever the gentleman ,speaking quietly ,then hoisting trusty bretta ,letting one go(not a fart) and suggesting you duck cause theres a dead canada goose headed right where youre presently located!
    stage two involves what you do for a crustand how that ties into this situation you find yourself in.......oops ive forgotten Im busy drinking beer and doing a psychiatric assessemnt ..though be warned if you even hint at liking escort shotguns ,the almighty willdeclare you treasonous like me!!
    Its also an advantage to own a chainsaw -for brownie points if nothing else,though on a trip to the grand poobears residence in rakai a trip for a load of firewood is often incorporated as fun&fitness before we set out on the true mission -ducks (pigs&deers 2 if theyre around).
    4wheel driving ranks very highly ,not as high as creative excuse if one should render ones wagon temporarily immobile
    my last
    KWB-trust you to get the fucking thing stuck in a flat paddock
    if you want a cuppa keep diggin till i cant get the jacks underneath.
    he got his cuppa -I got unstuck!!
    one other thing we do have a secret site-a weekend ther is truly,i mean fucking truly a blokish experience-legend has it light bulbs were gaffa taped into sockets and walls reinforced to stop them collapsing with my snoring-must be true as those mentioned oft speak of it in awe!!
    still want to join............

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    @kotuku sounds like my kind of club.
    bring it on.
    Chainsaw is a mild issue. with no wood fire haven't had the use for one.
    wee bit rusty at the 4wd thing but I'm sure it will come back to me. Used to get up to all sorts of mischief over the hill in the old days.
    I can certainly handle having the wee extracted from me. Lived across the ditch for 10 years. The sheep jokes do wear a little thin in the end.

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    Just saw this pop up on facebook. Someone done their kitchen splashback right.

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    Wow.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    Tumors that the doctors decide aren't malignant. I quite like those. Luckily, that's what I've just had removed from my chest.

    Funny, daft, weird, stupid, whatever, but my immediate reaction to the news that the tumor was the lowest grade of risk, was FUCK now I am going to miss the entire summer holiday with my boys and amazing wife FOR BLOODY NOTHING.

    Yes I know. That is stupid.

    But the value I place on time in the bush and on the beaches hunting and fishing and camping with my family and dogs is very very high... and at 12 and 10 years my boys need maximum brainwashing now or else some freakin' snowflakes will get to them and all of a sudden they'll come home with a man bun and a vegan cookbook.

    So. Onwards. I am bored.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyblown View Post
    Tumors that the doctors decide aren't malignant. I quite like those. Luckily, that's what I've just had removed from my chest.

    Funny, daft, weird, stupid, whatever, but my immediate reaction to the news that the tumor was the lowest grade of risk, was FUCK now I am going to miss the entire summer holiday with my boys and amazing wife FOR BLOODY NOTHING.

    Yes I know. That is stupid.

    But the value I place on time in the bush and on the beaches hunting and fishing and camping with my family and dogs is very very high... and at 12 and 10 years my boys need maximum brainwashing now or else some freakin' snowflakes will get to them and all of a sudden they'll come home with a man bun and a vegan cookbook.

    So. Onwards. I am bored.
    Well @Flyblown it looks like you have many summers left to complete that mission. Onward!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyblown View Post
    I am bored.
    Gongs. From the weak shoulder.

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    That's an awesome splash back.

 

 

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