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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 oak which is what we have in our house on the stairs and floorboards so a good match. No idea […]

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 you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 50 Woodturning Blogs on the internet and […]

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.   

The Cubby House Turners Woodies Inc – August 2017 Newsletter

Current Cubby House Turners Woodies club newsletter below. Great picture of Ray Elyard in his workshop; I have never managed to create as many streamers during one turning. Geoff Tong showing his segmented segmented lidded box that he presented at the Shire Woodworkers Club the previous week.  Some good looking boxes for show and tell items but still need more general woodwork items. They are getting back into the themed maxi days which I think […]