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Bespoke Skateboard Deck Workshop

Being a lord of Dogtown is one thing, but becoming a lord of the workshop is something else entirely. This was our very first bespoke skate deck workshop. We had eight student all eager and excited to craft their own custom skateboard or longboard. Over  the two three-hour sessions,...

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Wood Workshops: Material Value

ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Australian Design Review Physically creating something tangible to suit a purpose or fulfil a creative urge is a fundamental human yearning, one perhaps neglected in an era where our hands are occupied as an extension of touch screens and keyboards. In the smartphone age,...

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Woodworking Tools – A Beginners Guide

  The following tools are a minimum required to be a basis for a good tool kit for a student or beginner attending our ‘Structured Woodworking’ course. The acquisition of a full, individual tool kit may require many years to accomplish. However, there is basic core...

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Shooting Boards

A shooting board (sometimes called a “chute board”) is a jig that is used to support timber boards to be shaved with a hand plane. Typically, it involves planing end- or long grain on boards. With a sharp and finely set plane , end grain...

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Big Design Market 2013

By Ella Bourke  Do you hear that? It’s the sound of 220 makers and designers putting the kettle on and sitting down with an exhausted yet satisfied collective sigh. Melbourne’s Big Design Market  has just wrapped up for another year. When we dropped by last Saturday...

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Chip off the old block.

Article taken from: THE WEEKLY REVIEW Written by: Jo Davy Peter Bollington, Elliot Gorham and Jarlath Weingott are decades younger than the people normally associated with the art of fine woodworking. “Little old men with white beards seem to be the ones that generally gravitate towards this line...

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Michael Gordon Hill

              1) What early influences led to your pursuit of a career in Photography?  When I was in grade 10, they offered Photography as a part of my Design class. It was the first time photography was offered at the school. There were a couple of 35mm enlargers, a...

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