Task Light

I’ve often found a low raking light really helps my woodworking. Its a handy little project that will pay dividends for years to come.

Finessing a joint, sanding, paring or removing machine marks is always easier. The older I get the more I value my raking light 🙂

Daylight and overhead lighting is always a good thing, but it can tend to wash out the surface details. Details you can barely feel become easily visible with a raking light placed …

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I’m Back!

After a long hiatus, I am back, whilst my woodworking slowed I didn’t really stop. For the last few months, I’ve been tinkering more with steel which has been an interesting change.   Make a mistake and you can fix it, no waiting for glues to cure and sanding etc.

My next project is going to be a hybrid of woodworking and metalworking. See we foster and socialise a number of cats, dealing with kitty litter etc is a pain.  So …

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Bit and Pieces

Sample Mirror


With a couple of weeks annual leave under my belt I set off to tackle and finish the console table. To aid me in cutting and fitting the drawers I made a new moxon style vice and a bench helper to support the drawers for final fitting.

Sample MirrorSample Mirror

The Bench Helper, provides support for larger pieces and is great when plaining drawers to final fit. It only took a couple of hours to make using some scrap. I have already used

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The Weekend is upon us!

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 …

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Rough Cut—Woodworking with Tommy Mac

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 …

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