WorkBench Upgrades

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I scored some cheap 65x45mm Hardwood boards, decided to glue them up and replace the solid core door benchtop I have been using for the last few years…. Once I figured out the layout, I pre-drilled my dog holes prior to the glue up. This is much easier the drilling after everything has been glued up.

Oil finish

Next step was to glue up the bench top in two half’s, then I ran them through through my drum-sander to flatten them. The final step was to glue up the two halfs, and a finish sand to prepare them for finishing. No fancy finishes here, its just a workbench after all, all I did was a couple of coats of linseed oil and a light wax to help stop wax from sticking during glue ups.

Finish 2

Overall I am very happy with the way it turned out, and at a cost of about $80 I think i did ok. Vic Ash/Tas Oak whatever you want to call it is fairly prone to chipping so I’ll round off the edges as soon as my vises are installed. One thing I have noticed already is that with the thicker benchtop the whole workbench seems more solid.

Chippendale Mirror Update

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Havent posted in a while, was out of action with a cold, then I was offline after a botched ISP plan upgrade…

Anyway finally got to cut the scroll work for the mirror.

I haven’t done much in the way of scrollsaw cutting before, this is actually my first real piece. While I am not entirely happy with my cuts, overall the piece looks good.

I still need to do some sanding to even out my curves and to bring the sides to a closer match, but its 95% done.

Bedroom Suite added to projects page

Bedroom Suite has just been added to the project pages.

For more on this project checkout: Bedroom Suite Project

Veneering the Chippendale Mirror

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I finished veneering the scroll work, here are picks of the final panel being glued up. This panel is the base of the mirror, the crown has already been veneered, stained and grain filled.

For more on this project checkout:
Chippendale Mirror Project

Prototype Boom Arm is up and running

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Managed to get the Tablesaw Boom Arm up and running this weekend:

Boom arm

For more details checkout the Boom Arm section under the projects menu : Boom Arm Page

The Weekend is upon us!

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Well its a cold and wet Friday night here in Melbourne, Australia but I don’t care. Its almost the weekend and that means I have paid my dues for the week and get to retreat to my shed!

During the week I managed to pickup some goodies and will hopefully get to put some of this stuff into use this weekend.

CMT Rabbet set, CMT box joint bit

digital mitre gauge, Fastcap Calculator

Framing Clamp, Pliers

dust collector reducers and pipe clamps.

I firmly believe in working on the workshop as well as in the workshop, so I’ll continue to tweak the dust collection on my saw (keep an eye out for my roof mounted boom arm ) and hopefully find time to work on with my Jewelery box and Chippendale Mirror projects.

If you interested in more info on any of my projects checkout the Projects Section.

Anyway thanks for looking.


New Review – FastCap Converterpro

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Just added a new review – fastCap converterpro in the reviews section for this website.

Rough Cut—Woodworking with Tommy Mac

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I’ve been following Tommy Macs work for a while now, he does some amazing work. Just in case you haven’t heard he’s just scored his own TV Show.

If your not familiar with his work, you’ll find a link to his website on the links page (207 Woodworking).

Hopefully well be able to see it here in Australia, things have been very quiet on the woodworking front since Norm and David Marks have disappeared.

Anyway here is the trailer for the new show, which starts in late October 2010.

Rough Cut—Woodworking with Tommy Mac

Hello world!

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Its alive!!!! Lol

First new post on this new website, this is going to be fun 😉
we are in
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