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...

How I Make Pens - Summary
Watch how I make a Baron II Pen. Click on the links below step by step instructions. The importance of grain matching your hand made pens. Step 1 . Pen blanks - preparing them for the drill press. Step 2 . How I drill out my blanks to produce better...

Another Super Tight Ass CA accelerator
Hey Guys. Ever since I have succeeded with the Glen 20 method, I have pushed the boundaries a bit with what else I could use to bring it to the next level. Tried a few other products but had limited success. Was feeling a bit down over the...

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...

10 x Cigar Pens
Like I said earlier, I need to make 10 Cigars to go to a high end wood gallery. Now here they are. Timber on the pens are (top to bottom) Huon, Huon, Tiger Myrtle, Burl Red Mallee, Burl Red Mallee, Burl Myrtle, Burl Eucalypt, Spaulted Myrtle...