As you may be aware, I am a member of the Bribie Woodcrafters' and learning a lot of new skills. I like working with wood, and I like my machines even more. I have acquired quite a collection and the corner in my garage was getting rather crowded. Everything was on trestles and a small Triton workbench, but since last week I am the proud owner of a real workbench:
I have sorted everything out and tidied up and I am hoping that I can keep it quite as tidy as it is now...
Having such, may I say unusually small, machines for woodworking it has attracted quite an interest at the 'Woodies' and I was asked to come around on market days to demonstrate, which I happily did last Sunday, together with my other half. I took a number of my miniatures around to display and it is amazing when you realise how few people actually know about this hobby. Frank demonstrated the milling machine and the router(table), I worked on my thicknesser and table saw. We took a kind of Unimat system with us as well, although we were not working on it, but had it set up for wood turning. Everyone commented on the size of it: so small! Anyway, I did some preparation work for workshops, so time wasn't wasted and we had a lovely day overall. Who knows, we might eventually get some more people interested in miniatures.
Before Sunday I had also made a little cabinet. Since it's meant for the Florist go and have a look at my other blog if you haven't already done so.
On Monday I had a lucky escape while doing my cabinet making course. I had been working on almost all the more dangerous machines during the day, but managed to damage my hand on a simple band sander. I had switched from one sander to the one next to it, not realising that the support for the wood had a bigger opening underneath than the other one. The piece of wood slipped through and so did my hand. It got really stuck under the metal frame and I can tell you, it was a huge relief that I could wriggle all my fingers when my hand was finally freed.... I am now badly bruised and have lost a bit of skin on the inside, but I am using all ten fingers to type this, so it's not too bad after all.
Now it's back to the drawing board as I am trying to design another little cabinet.
Bye for now and thanks again for stopping by.
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