WIP workbench.
Since the weekend I have been spending time making myself a new work bench. Using all traditional joints including mortise and tendon joints. Made out of macrocarpa pine. Stand is all made and glued together. Now I am working on the bench top which...

My 13 year old TRA001 Triton Router
I am finally replacing my TRA001 Triton router with a new one. Motor and speed controller still works fine but the rack and pin on the height winder is in poor condition after 13 years of continuous usage. I think that is pretty good value for money...

600mm disc sander
I'm making a large disk sander to flatten the base of a large document box. I didn't have an outboard turning attachment for the tool rest so I came up with the idea of using the walkie stacker as a tool rest instead. It is 600mm in diameter made of...

Chisel Plane we made at Timberbits.
Today I had a session in David Lim's workshop out at Yennora. He has some very nice wood working equipment. David was very generous with his time, equipment and materials as well as showing me how to use his equipment. With his help I was able...

Workshop time before dawn.
Got up before dawn today and couldn't get back to sleep. Rather than tossing and turning in bed I headed down to my workshop, the place I love best. Started the day by making some shavings. Love it when shaving come off the piece like this. My 40 year...

Tormek T4
Tormek T4 Grinder If you’ve invested in good quality tools, you’ll know how important it is to keep them really sharp. The newest Tormek T4 Model can be configured to sharpen and hone virtually any edged tool with ease and unbeatable precision. It’s...

Box sides are glued up
I have got the box sides machines up. The mitre joints are cut and glued together. I decided to use the Bessey clamp - VAS-23 to clamp the box sides which made life so much easier. I think every workshop should have a couple of these. The Birds Eye...

Back in the workshop
Back in Sydney after a week away in the sun. While away I have recharged the batteries and am now super keen to make something in the workshop. Got the wood out and am now doing night shifts in the workshop. Night shift is great for me because I done...

Spaulted sassafras pen blanks.
Trying to make some more room in the warehouse so I can fit in some more stock. Cutting up slabs is spaulted sassafras and huon pine. There is about 2 to 3 thousand pen blanks here. I love cutting up spaulted sassafras because of the smell...

Do I cut my own pen blanks?
We sell lots of pen blanks to pen makers. I often get asked by customers, do I cut the blanks I sell. We get some cut by specialist cutters who chase particular species of timber, like burls from the semi arid regions of Australia. I also cut...

Dust Bee Gone™ Nuisance Dust Mask
We have just added the Dust Bee Gone™ Nuisance Dust Mask into our range. Use these to protect your lungs while saving money. These masks last for years and is washable. You can find it on our website with the following link...

Stretcher Bond Pen Blanks
I have finished the video on how to make the Stretcher Bond Pen Blanks. I had to break it down to 3 videos because is goes over 27mins and youtube will only take up to 10mins. I don’t know how other videos on youtube has videos that run for hours, my...