The Australian Backyard Shed

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The Backyard Shed is an integral part of Australian life. No other nation values them as we do. Despite this, our sheds, modest from the outside yet glorious on the inside, have never really been recorded or their many purposes explained. Backyard Sheds come and go with no-one the wiser, remaining secret, and mysterious places … Read more

Significant Meaning For Wood Carved Box

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Wood Carved Box – What at first seems to be merely an acquired material culture is actually part of a series of historically and socially significant intercultural subjects and practises. The typical wood carved boxes can be seen to have link to various cultures all over the world. Many can be found on Etsy and … Read more

Buying For A Craftsman Tool Box

Craftsman Tool Box

Buying For A Craftsman Tool Box I wish I asked this question when I started woodworking over 30 years ago. What do I buy next for my Craftsman Tool Box? There are 3 main factors that dictate what to buy next in your tool box. These factors are; The type of project I am doing. … Read more

How To Build A Wooden Boat For Beginners

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Wooden Boat Plans Wood is the most popular material for home-built boats under 30ft long, Marine plywood and  waterproof glues have simplified boat building for the amateur. Wooden boat plans are available online for you  to follow. Before the Second World War, wooden boats were built from solid timbers in clinker or caravel fashion, with … Read more

Antique Cabinet Making From 17th Century

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Antique Cabinets Abound. Dutch and Oriental influences abounded in the late 17th and early 18th centuries in antique Cabinetmaking in Europe and England. We must look at the William and Mary and Queen Anne periods (1689-1702 and 1702-1714).  This is when the Continental styles which had accompanied Charles II across the Channel were first absorbed … Read more