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Southland Woodworkers Guild Exhibition in Invercargill

Posted In: General | Selling | Wood Turning
I was lucky to be in Invercargill to see an exhibition by the Southland Woodworkers Guild recently. I know a couple of the members but have never managed to get to any of their meetings or seen any of their displays. Very impressed by the quality and variety of goods on display. Some were available for sale as marked but others only for display purposes. Good mix of woodturning and woodworking.        [...]

Gary @ Hugo’s Woodshop Blog in Feedspot Top 50 Woodturning Blogs

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Received this email recently: Hi Gary,   My name is Anuj Agarwal. I'm Founder of Feedspot.   I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Gary @ Hugo's Woodshop has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 50 Woodturning Blogs on the web.   https://blog.feedspot.com/woodturning_blogs/   I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 50 Woodtu[...]

Workshop Update – Photography experimenting

David, my wife's 13 year old nephew recently got a new canon EOS camera for his birthday so yesterday I setup my small light box for him to experiment with.   I setup my three lights for him to use; the front one is on a tripod which makes it very flexible. I also provided him with various backgrounds as shown in the photos of keyrings, these are lining I have used for boxes. Since it was set up I thought I would also see how one of my stabilised burl keyrings looked with different backgrounds. Posted t[...]

Workshop Update – just two pieces of wood!

Finished one set of cuff links; or just two pieces of wood as my wife's nephew Dylan remarked after I posted them on Instagram.   Will complete some more with burls that I am in the process of sanding but wanted to see how one looked when completed. I need to get working on my Shire Woodworking plank competition entry due later this year - I managed to pickup the pine plank (1500mm x 290mm x 19mm) last month         I decided to make a smaller garage than a previous years en[...]

Workshop update for Easter projects and to date!

Posted In: General | Wood Turning | Workshop
Some old and new projects completed over the Easter break and last weekend.  Finally finished updating my wife's file storage cabinet. As shown below this is part of a built in wardrobe that she uses for storing cardboard files The main problem with this is that they fall over and are hard to get to at the back. She has tried stands to separate the files but with limited success. I suggested using additional drawers with a gap so the files can stand up - I thought it wouldn't take that long and unfo[...]

Podcasts I listen to and a quick review of each

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I have a 30-40 minute drive to work so have quite a bit of time to listen to podcasts in the car, some that I listen to regularly are: Wood Talk 316 podcasts to date Almost the original woodworking podcast; I found this a couple of years ago and went back and listened to all the old podcasts which took a while. Three guys, nice mix of machine and hand tool discussions and advice. 360 with 360 Woodworking 166 podcasts to date (most only around 6 minutes) Mostly six minute mini casts but have started to in[...]

Why Hugo’s Woodshop?

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All decent options with Gary were taken by websites 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:[...]