OK…I’m back to my blog.

Last September my workshop burnt down…lost everything and since then have not felt like even maintaining my blog. Anyway…insurance covered everything both building and contents but it took nearly 6 months just to replace the shed AKA garage. Insurance company was fantastic but the nominated restoration company was a bit slack…but in the end everything turned out well.

The new shed (workshop) has four skylights with two windows at the rear…let there be light, and underground power from the house with power points and two twin fluro lights all fitted – nice. In a way I was lucky with Masters closing down it was a good time to go shopping, I bought a heap of stuff off them…up to 80-90% off on hardware and other stuff.

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My 2014 Bandsaw

20160707_110434.jpgCheckout one of my most ambitious projects that I built in the second half of 2014.

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My 2017 Bandsaw

My first benchtop machine project in the new workshop.

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My 2018 Bandsaw

This one to replace the 2014 saw lost in the 2016 shed fire.

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Scroll saw stuff – name plaque 3

With the pattern stuck onto the plywood we can start drilling the pilot holes as described in the previous post..

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Off we go..

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Scroll saw stuff – name plaque 2

After creating and printing the ‘Al’s Workshop’ pattern we can now stick it onto plywood and start cutting.

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Cut some plywood on the table saw.

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Scroll saw stuff – name plaque 1

Doodling in Word 2013 to create the Word Art text for a scroll saw name plaque.

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More to come…

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Golden Retriever silhouette night light – part 8

This project is completed. Having said that for now it’s using a simple 2 cell battery pack with switch as I’m waiting for the LED strip light with controller to arrive, same as that used in the Samoyed night light – see previous posts.

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Sitting on my 14″ homemade bandsaw in the workshop.

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No Internet !!!

Not able to even access the Telstra modem downstairs in my study from the balcony AIO desktop – bugger.

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The Dell 16 port switch in the linen cupboard is dead – no lights. This thing has been running for like 15 years, I did have to recap the board some years ago but apart from that – is good.

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Bella to vet again

Ongoing issues with some sort of parasitic invasion around her crop and neck.

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LED string lights delivered

Arrived today and I’m thinking of using them instead of the regular fairy LED’s for silhouette lighting.

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