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 […]

Geoff’s jig for gluing spaced segmented vases

Last month Geoff displayed these vases at the Shire Woodworking maxi day and was asked lots of questions about the making process so he brought his glueing assembly jig along at the next maxi day. This is his “simple jig” for spacing that he made! Basically it is an indexing plate that moves the piece a predetermined distance and you add the new piece against the stop. After you have completed a level you move […]

Workshop Update – Slightly Different Pen

Have been experimenting with my resin casting pressure pot and decided a good test would be for the Facebook Group – Australian Pen Turners slimline challenge. The only criteria was that you had to use a slimline mechanism.    This is my submission:   I cast cake toppings in resin for the bottom and dyed some light timber I had for the top piece (see photo below for the timber).  I didn’t feature in the […]

Recommended site from a reader

A readers mother recently sent me a great email as follows:  I’m Amy, a stay at home mom. My son Jack has a fascination with woodworking. His great grandfather has done it for quite some time, so he knows a bit about it from him. He did some research on his own to show his boy scouts and found your page. He really enjoyed it – thanks a lot! In return, Jack wanted to share […]

Workshop Update – Pens and more pens

Unfortunately I had to be in NZ for most of November as my mother was dying; typically this was when I started selling pens! I managed to ship some between trips, delay some and got my wife and sister in law to post others.  Another issue was that I forgot to remove a sold item from eBay after it was sold via Etsy; this would happen when I only have one of each item.  This […]

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Updates from my workshop where things occasionally get made!