Monday, July 2, 2012

My turning of a polaris pen kit in fast motion. The timber is Australian Grass tree finished with CA (super glue)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Sawstop table saw

Most people have seen the amazing saw stop. The table saw that when your finger is being feed through the blade, it stops and drops below the table. For those of you that have not seen it here is a video. The creator show he way his saw works by putting his finger through it.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

End Grain Chopping board

Have recently made an end grain chopping board for an order. Its made from camphor laurel. 400mm x 300mm x 50mm Just made a camphor laurel end grain chopping board. Its 400mm x 300mm x 50mm in size and consisted of two glue ups.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Huon Pine Burl bowl

Recently at a timber show I purchased a huon pine burl. After caving it I tried to finish it with Shellawax a friction polish but due to the oil in the timber the polish did not come out even, I then tried to finish it with varnish but the same thing happened so I finished it with an oil and that worked well. -

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Mandrill Buffing Station

Mandrill Buffing Station

Items you will need.
- Lathe
- 7mm Drill Bit
- 3 x 50mm 7mm Brass tubes
- 26 x 90mm Flannel circles
- Pen Mandrill
- Blocks of timber
2 x 35mm x 45mm x 45mm
1 x 50mm x 45mm x 45mm
- Super Glue
- Hammer
- Nail
- Saw
- 4 x Pen Brushes

1. Cut three pieces of timber
1 x 45mm x 45mm x 50mm
2 x 45mm x 45mm x 35mm

2. Drill the three pieces down the centre with a 7mm drill bit

3. Cut one 7mm Brass tube down to 50mm and the other two down to 35mm in lenght, glue in to the timber blocks with supper glue and leave to dry.

4. Once dry us a 7mm pen mill to square up the ends of the blocks.

5. Place the three blocks on to a pen mandrel with brushes to separate them.

6. Place in lathe and turn down to a cylinder. Use a parting tool to square the ends to the milled parts.

7. Remove the brusher and turn all the parts down to approximately 35mm.

8. Cut 26 90mm flannelette circles

9. Put in to groups of 13 and hammer a nail in to the cetre of the group putting a hole through. Use sissors to widen the hole to fit the mandrill if necessary.

10. The assembly of the pieces goes one 35mm block of timber them a group of flannelette then a 50mm block of timber another group of flannelette then the other 35mm block of timber.

11. Assemble the pieces on to the mandrill.

Put in the lathe and give it a test bits of flannel will come out for a while but it should stop.
Now you are done you can buff small objects like pens.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Face book and twitter

Like any ideas on the blog why not share them with your friends on FaceBook or Twitter?

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Astra Double & Single Dot sanding disks

Astra Double & Single Dot sanding disks are available for 50 & 75mm sizes. These are sold for use with a rotary sander but it could be used or any small electric sander.

The single dot sand paper comes in 80, 120 and 180 grits

The double dot sand paper comes in 240, 320 and 400

Each dot is made up of the grit of stand paper

The dot patent makes the sand paper very had to clog. It cuts faster than conventional sand paper.

120 grit Sand paper after standing a maple bowl.

As the sand paper cuts it stays relativity cool. When used with a rotary sander the results are very smooth with no linear sanding marks.
There is also a Champagne sand paper for the rotary sander which go from 500 to 600 to 800 to 1200 grit for a very fine finish.
Over all the Astra dot is the sand paper to use on the rotary sander if you want fast effective results.

Pack of 12 disks
50mm $10.05
75mm $11.10