Resin Casting Experiment – Seam Rippers

I recently decided to use some “new” epoxy resin that I bought 2 years ago; Megapoxy HX. First thing was to ensure that my air compressor and pressure pot still worked. Pressurized the pot and left it overnight; vey pleased that it was still holding the pressure: Initial attempt was to ensure that the resin […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Workshop Update – my first chopping board

Workshop Update I have been promising my wife for a while that I would make a replacement cutting board for the kitchen; she finally had enough and threw out the old one!  I ended up making a small cutting board that can also be used as a charcuterie or cheese board. The main timber is american […]

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

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 […]

The Cubby House Turners Woodies Inc – September 2017 Newsletter

Current Cubby House Turners Woodies club newsletter below; it is a bit light this month! Interesting article about a visit to a local school   Some good looking turnings for show and tell items but unfortunately no general woodwork items; for most members it is still a woodturning club.