Welcome to Timberbits Blog. I have set up this blog to share with people my passion on life, woodworking, and pen turning.

This blog is mainly concentrated on pen making, pen kits, woodturning, and woodworking in general. I am passionate about making not only fine writing instruments but also heirloom quality artefacts and furniture. As a craftsman, I am always disappointed whenever I see cheap poorly made items that come from dollar shops and their associated retailers. Feel free to add comments or questions about any of the posts on this blog. I welcome all of you to share your thoughts and suggestions.

Hopefully, you will find the articles informative and helpful!

David Lim, the Founder of Timberbits

Jim Krenov Style Cabinet
I was really taken by the Krenov design and always wanted to make one but just never got to it. After reading up on Krevnov, I decided it was now or never. I've compiled a series of videos to take you through the process.

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

History of Woodworking
By developing woodworking skills humans were able to hunt more effectively, create shelters, build boats and make life easier. Furniture, bowls and spoons were created by wood and were also produced as art. Woodworking led to the advancement of society

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.

Hand Made Pen Cases - Step by Step Instructions
This series of videos is for these pen boxes that I make. I make a fair few of them, about 50 to 100 at a time. They are very popular in the galleries, they have also been featured in the front page of the Australian Wood Review.

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...

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...

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...

Veneering up the MDF door
The cabinet is all done so I am now fixing on the veneer onto the MDF that will be the cabinet doors. It's going to be a frameless door so I can't use solid timber. Solid timber will warp and distort so it is unsuitable for a frameless door. I use a...