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 […]

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 […]

New themed pens – Cat, Dog and Music

I saw these Cat, Dog and Music themed pen kits advertised recently on my USA suppliers site and as they are not available here in Australia I decided would get some and try making them. The starter kits contain the mechanisms plus the bushings and drill bit required.   These pens are currently for sale through my eBay and Etsy stores, link here. These pens may be sold but I will be completing the others […]

Shire Woodworking Club – January 2019 Newsletter

Shire Woodworking Club – January 2019 Newsletter posted below. Good to see a great turnout for the December Maxi-day and Christmas lunch; unfortunately I was unable to attend this time. Some great entries in the club’s excellence awards; I may submit something one of these years. Quite good quality of entries, the lack of entries has been a problem in previous years. Geoff looked to be a deserving winner of the overall award; his work […]

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 […]

2018 Plank Competition Entry – Shire Woodworking Club

2018 Plank Competition Entry – Shire Woodworking Club This as my entry in the 2018 Half Plank Toy Competition (1500mm x 290mm x 19mm).  My build was based on this photo I found a few years ago when I was looking for inspiration for my 3000mm plank competition entry. As I couldn’t find any details about the garage I estimated the size using matchbox cars as per the photo. I made a prototype using plywood scraps […]