Workshop Update – Toy trucks for charity and some pen turning
Working on the toy trucks for Christmas charity donations; have glued up all the bodies now need to paint them and add the wheels and fenders. Not looking forward to the painting so will try spray cans first. Trucks will be a single colour, either red or blue at this stage.
Also managed some turning, these are the bullet pen parts available from Timberbits. The wood is black palm which is apparently only available in northern Queensland. Needs sharp tools so I had to get the Tormek wet sharpener going.
Quite happy with the result as only finished with Shellawax cream. Will try CA glue for the next batch as have the rest of the block left.
Managed to break one of my photography bulbs as was trying a shortcut without using the light-box and correct setup, will post some decent photos when I manage to replace it.
I am an accountant who uses woodwork as a way to escape computers. I work in the back half of a tandem garage under the house; effectively a basement that also houses my wife’s car. I have a reasonable set of tools and am getting more into hand tools, mainly due to the lack of noise and dust minimization. I live in Sydney Australia and am a active member of The Shire Woodworking Club, Cubby House Turners & Woodies Inc and The Traditional Tools Group Inc Why Hugo’s Woodshop? All decent website options with Gary were taken so I had to look for something else! Hugo is our 3 year old Ragdoll cat who is very nosy and likes investigating the garage / workshop: