Wooden trains anyone?

I have been batching some wooden train sets out recently. After the initial cutting and drilling is some then the pieces are something that I can glue up in pieces when I have some free time.   I think I may have bought more parts than I need:   I am trying to standardise on 2 basic styles; one all wood and the other with hooks. The all wood one is a lot more work to […]

Dyed Stabilised Pen Blanks – interesting results

I bought these blanks over a year ago on Facebook, the first photo is the sale photo and next to it the actual receipt     I do like the labels; it is a small thing but so helpful later on.  They are stabilised which means soaked in resin and then baked in an oven to cure the wood. Dye is mixed in with the resin and can be used multiple times; the top picture from […]

Something different – Desk Organisers / Desk Caddies

Something different – Desk Organisers / Desk Caddies Saw this on Instagram and decided that it looked straight forward, a good use of scraps and none for sale in Australia. Used timber I already had based the sizes on my timber. Deciding what holes was a mixture of identifying what forstner drill bits I had and the look, not particularly scientific. I did try and line up with the centers and tries to keep a […]

Fathers Day Presents for sale

Examples of pens that I sell that would be perfect as a Fathers day or birthday present. Available from my eBay and Etsy Stores Shock Absorber, Bullet, Gear Shift, EDC Duraclick Click, Stratus Click and Golf pencil shown below: Alternatives available with different looks: The gear shift pens are reasonable heavy whereas the EDC click are like while still looking strong   A new kit I started working with; is a 3 mm golf pencil […]

Shire Woodworking Club – June 2019 Newsletter

Shire Woodworking Club – June 2019 Newsletter posted below. The visit by the Australian Prime Minister on his was to vote got a big write-up this month; he is the local federal MP though and has visited the club in the past. The club does well out of elections as the local polling booth is at the school next door; they lost some visibility at the State elections when the school opened the back gate […]

My website got hacked – now back and operational.

I have been a bit busy lately so haven’t recently posted any updated so only found out when I went to post the Shire Woodworking Club’s May newsletter. There was nothing done to my content but a dodgy redirection was added. Luckily I was still able to access the administration console so was able to get Wordfence security application added and then I had to pay to get the site cleaned up. Their report was […]

Shire Woodworking Club – May 2019 Newsletter

Shire Woodworking Club – May 2019 Newsletter posted below. Good to see our oldest member celebrating his 98th birthday at the club; he is very spry and manages to make most  monthly maxi days.    Some great photos from the Sydney Royal Easter Show; unfortunately I didn’t make it so was please that these were included.   The club finally has its Aeon Nova 7 laser operational. Big article and some photos of work top date; […]

I recently attended a silicone mold (mould) class

I recently attended a silicone mold (mould) class. I was looking at buying some molds for pen casting and saw this course at the local community college.   Course description Learn how to make a silicone mould for your unique jewellery piece in Sydney. This hands-on workshop will teach you how to design and make your own moulds that can be used to make multiples of resin arts pieces again and again. Develop an understanding about the […]