Gorillas in our Midst

It was a long hot, humid climb through dense bush, undergrowth like grasping hands. The atmosphere was oppressive, and as the mists rolled down from the hills, something large, powerful could be heard approaching. The all powerful, impressive might of a Gorilla. But not just any primate, these are the really powerful, an American icon that has made its way to Australian shores.

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It is Gorilla Glue, and it has made its way down under.

The original glue looks to be a polyurethane, but since then the range has expanded to include a yellow PVC, Superglue and Gorilla tape.

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There isn’t much you can do with PVC, other than using yellow PVC which is about 30% stronger and more water resistant than white PVC. The Superglue is an impact-resistant version which is particularly good to know. Superglue may be, well, super, but its kryptonite is impact as it is a brittle glue. So having access to an impact resistant version is a real boon.

The Gorilla tape is particularly well regarded. With a doubly thick adhesive layer, it can fill and therefore bond well to rough surfaces, such as wood, stone, stucco, plaster and brick.

I have a few sample bottles (and a roll) to play with, so will report back when I do. In the meantime, keep an eye out for it as they find national resellers. An American icon product, now available Down Under.

Torque Demos

Had an interesting night tonight- a couple of woodworkers came around to see what the Torque Workcentre was all about. Seeing as I didn’t get to do any demonstrating at the show, it was fun getting into it tonight. So easy to demonstrate a tool when you get genuinely passionate.

Went through a whole suite of things – creating accurate fences perfectly parallel to the direction of travel, rip and crosscut saws, router surfacing, copying.

And a whole bunch of things you can do on a Torque Workcentre that you won’t get watching other demonstrators, tricks and techniques I have developed, either in practice or at least far enough that the theory is mature enough to achieve the desired result.

We also chatted a bit about other woodworking things – Walko clamps, Festool Domino etc.

So a good hour and a half, and two happy woodworkers now off to become Torque owners. Shame I don’t sell the machines eh!

Guess I’m a dead man

Spammers are getting increasingly unpleasant. Here’s an interesting example of one I received tonight:

Re: YOU NEED TO SAVE YOUR LIVE

Attn:

I AM VERY SORRY FOR YOU, IS A PITY THAT THIS IS HOW YOUR LIFE IS GOING TO END. MY DUTY AS I AM

MAILING YOU NOW IS JUST TO KILL YOU AND I HAVE TO DO IT AS I HAVE ALREADY BEEN PAID.

SOMEONE YOU CALL A FRIEND WANTS YOU DEAD BY ALL MEANS, AND THE PERSON HAVE SPENT A LOT OF

MONEY ON THIS, THE PERSON ALSO CAME TO US AND TOLD ME THAT HE WANT YOU DEAD AND HE PROVIDED

US WITH YOUR NAME, PICTURE AND OTHER NECESSARY INFORMATION’S WE NEEDED ABOUT YOU. SO I SENT

MY BOYS TO TRACK YOU DOWN AND THEY HAVE CARRIED OUT THE NECESSARY

INVESTIGATION NEEDED FOR THE OPERATION ON YOU, AND THEY HAVE DONE THAT BUT I TOLD THEM NOT

TO KILL YOU THAT I WILL LIKE TO CONTACT YOU, NOT SINCE THEIR FINDINGS SHOWS THAT YOU ARE

INNOCENT.

I CALLED MY CLIENT BACK AND ASK OF YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS WHICH I DIDN’T TELL HIM WHAT I WANTED TO

DO WITH IT AND HE GAVE IT TO ME AND I AM USING IT TO CONTACT YOU NOW. AS I AM WRITING TO YOU NOW

MY MEN ARE MONITORING YOU AND THEY ARE TELLING ME EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU.

WARNING: DO NOT THINK OF CONTACTING THE POLICE OR EVEN TELL ANYONE BECAUSE I WILL KNOW.

REMEMBER, SOMEONE WHO KNOWS YOU VERY WELL WANT YOU DEAD! I WILL EXTEND IT TO YOUR FAMILY, IN

CASE I NOTICE SOMETHING FUNNY.

DO NOT COME OUT ONCE IT IS 7:PM UNTIL I MAKE OUT TIME TO SEE YOU OF THE DISCUSSION WITH THE

PERSON WHO WANT YOU DEAD FOR ANY LEGAL ACTION.

Name: SIR. SLICE MAX
Email: slicexxx@india.com

Nice eh. Turn about is fair play I suppose: I can’t think of anything better for the f&ck@rs out there who are spammers than to meet a real ugly end themselves.

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