5 Tips When Choosing Jigsaw Blades
Jigsaw blade selection can make a huge difference to the performance and cut quality of any jigsaw, but with so many available types - how do you choose the right one? In order to make it a bit easier to find the right jigsaw blades for your next project.

Bud Vases - when you only have a few minutes spare.
When I have a full day behind the computer, I usually feel like I need to make something or do something with my hands before I go home. This makes my day satisfying. If I have about 20 minutes spare (sometimes even during the lunch break), I sneak...

A CAMPHOR LAUREL HALL TABLE PART 5.
So I finished up the hall table and delivered it to my Auntie before Christmas. We decided to use commercial pulls rather than me turn up 4 round pulls. Some people do not like, but my Auntie loves it - and that is all that matters. As you can tell by...

African Olive Natural Edge Bowls
Turned a natural edge bowl out of African Olive. Really happy with this piece. The branch of the piece stayed on - super happy with that. Started like this. Had to take a fair bit of material away because of the pith. There...

5 day woodturning with Richard Raffan
Every year I try and spend some time with a wood master to improve and hone my skills. The 5 day Woodturning course was offered by the Sturt School of Wood again so I quickly enrolled again. This would be the 5th of 6th time that I have done this...

A CAMPHOR LAUREL HALL TABLE PART 4.
Now that the carcass is finished, time to install the draws. I didn't use traditional draws and decided to use steel full extension ball bearing draw runners. The benefit of using full extensions is that you get to pull the draw all the way out to...

A CAMPHOR LAUREL HALL TABLE PART3.
The next step of the process was to install a natural edge top onto the cabinet. Here is the cabinet with the top on it. The thickness of the top is currently 50mm (the thickness of the slab). I will need to machine the top down to 25mm. The width of...

A CAMPHOR LAUREL HALL TABLE PART2.
Legs are machined from 50mm x 50mm blanks. They are about 760mm long. They were tapered down to 25mm squares on the bottom and left as 48mm square on the top. I used a loose tenon to hold it all together. Festool Domino was a quick and easy way to get...

A Camphor Laurel hall table Part1.
I was ask by my Auntie to make her a natural edge piece for the new house she had just built. With a open brief - there only requirement was to have a natural edge - no mention of table, no mention of draws, width, length, timber - nothing. It only had...

Vacuum press in action
I normally press my veneers on with clamps. This time round I wasn't having as much success as I use to so I decided to switch over to using the vacuum press. It's is surprisingly easy to use and simple to get thing where to where they need to go...