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Sam_w

Member since Oct 2008 • Last active Sep 2019

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    Just had a worktop delivered from worktop express to use as a desk, had bevelled edges and a corner radius done, so had it pre oiled, really happy with it.

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    Didn't end up using it for my build in the end, so I am purely going on specs and reviews.

    Apparently some people get the edges good enough that once painted you can't see joins, if not there is a jointing compound you essentially fill with.

    This thread has some interesting discussion on it.

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    Have you considered something like Fermacell? stronger than plasterboard, doesn't need skimming, just a bit of filling and painting.

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    Does anyone use stacked monitors? I have three monitors, two side by side and one on top of the right hand monitor. The top one is just used for outlook and Teams, so not used in a high capacity. My question is for people who have a similar setup, do you angle the top one down significantly to stop neck ache?

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    Blimey, Smith is out.

    Woakes should have been in the team every match, he seems to be the only one who has a shot at getting him out.

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    Well I did originally have Warner in the team, figuring if Broad was in the team, he has a chance at least of getting past zero.
    Curveball was to make Smith open, not like he hasn't been in early plenty of times, and no one has shown that they might get him out at any point anyway.
    Don't think either spinner has been overly impressive, but given Lyons class he has been disappointing to me: Worst average of any Aussie to have taken a wicket, and a strike rate of 80, compared to Leach's 55, although Lyon was good at Edgbaston. Tempted to have no frontline spinner, bring in Archer and just blast them out with pace, Smith and Labuschagne can turn their arms over for a bit of leg spin if needed.

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    So was having this debate elsewhere, if you had to pick a combined team after 4 tests, who would you pick? There are a couple of spots I am genuinely struggling to fill...

    1. Burns
    2. ?
    3. Labuschagne
    4. Smith
      5.?
    5. Stokes
    6. ?
    7. Cummins
    8. Hazelwood
    9. Leach
    10. Broad

    None of the other openers have shown any form, Denley at least battled in this test, but isn't really an opener. at 5 god knows, some have had one or 2 decent innings (Head, Root), but no one been consistent. Don't think either of the keepers have exactly set the world on fire. Same with the spinners, Lyon has taken more wickets, but has a worse average and strike rate, and hasn't had a really telling impact on any game, Leach at least gave us a sniff at Lords.

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    Of course!

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