Make old window look new

Some smart person (sarcastic) painted all of the cedar windows in the house white. Fortunately it was not a good paint job. We wanted one to be clear timber so we attacked it with a scraper, paint stripper and sandpaper. It took ages, because we got disillusioned with it and it sat there for ages. […]

Canvas bag

I was travelling overseas and I had this idea of a messenger bag to carry around my water-bottle, snacks, scarf and gloves etc. Previously I had carried a backpack on such trips, however i had been made to put it in locker rooms and it got in the way on trains. The messenger bag would […]

Update

I haven’t blogged for a while, which doesn’t mean nothing is happening. Woodwork projects have slowed down because a family member is restoring a furniture item that is taking up a lot of space in the workshop. I have confined myself to sharpening tools and even built a mallet out of redgum the other day. […]

Duckie Project

TheseĀ are Duckchasers or Duckies, a canvas and timber folding kayak designed by Don Nicholson based on a US design from the 60s. Don changed the design to suit Australian materials and sizes. Mine still needs to be painted etc. One was made in 2014 and the other 2015