Sunday, 27 January 2013

I've moved to facebook

Hi All,

I've recently moved across to facebook to make life easier in terms of getting my products and items into galleries and being able to connect with clients.

Please have a look at for all of your custom/bespoke recycled and eco-friendly furniture needs.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Southport - coming soon

Watch this space. Coming soon will be a table that was recently commissioned. It will be 1m x 3m in size, made from reclaimed woods and have some rather unique lines to it.

More to come in the following weeks.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Signature Photographics

This is a quick post to let everyone know that Signature Photographics has to be the most unprofessional company I've dealt with in a long time. Whilst their services claim the be personal and suited to your specific needs they have failed to deliver a quality product and service. Their beautiful photographic packages are great on paper but when it comes to the experience during the shoot and post shoot follow up you will be left wanting.

I would not recommend anyone use Signature Photographics as a professional photographic solution. We are currently over $1,500 down after their inability to deliver a product to us post shoot.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

43 cubed - june update

It's been a few months now since I've talked about the 43 cubed project. Although I've the best intentions to do things on this project I've been side tracked with a new job as Senior Digital Producer for Sapient Nitro and also with my 6month old boy.

I've been working up the 1:1 pland for a few stools and have the templates ready to cut. Before I go ahead and do that though I want to be sure of the construction methods for each stool. I'm about 2/3 the way through the construction of one stool and to be honest - I'm not all that happy with it.

A few weeks back I took delivery of a table saw which I plan on using to cut more accurate blanks with. The blanks on the first stool were all cut by hand with standard tools. The accuracy in joints isn't good enough for me, +/- 1-2mm. I would much prefer <1mm tolerance in the joints.

I was also recently blessed with some timber from a stranger, 5 unwanted pallets that comprised some very good quality marine ply and really decent planks of pine.

With this I plan on getting two more stools underway. One with solid shaped pieces and the other with steam bent laminates. I've never steam bent before so I'm not entirely sure what to expect. However I am looking forward to it.

The table saw will help me cut the laminates as well as the bridle and tennon joints with much more accuracy. Stay tuned as I've got a new camera and will be sure to take plenty of pics.

Saturday, 5 February 2011

3 Axis CNC Router

Thanks to the Tax department sending me some cheques from the early 2000’s I’m now in a position to purchase parts for the 3 Axis CNC Router. It’s been a dream of mine to have one in the workshop to be able to quickly cut parts with incredible accuracy and repeatability. I am happy to advise that everything I need to build the machine has been order, aside from nuts and bolts to hold the wooden parts together. The next month or so will find my weekends filled with cutting, drilling and welding this beast into submission. I’d love to be cutting by the end of march if everything goes to plan. Again, this machine will be a massive help in the production of 43[cubed] and the Flood Relief Furniture (Drift Wood?). I’d like to thank linearmotionbearingsMcmaster CarrProcureit AustraliaAusxmodsFoden Designs, Lamare Wimberly and VXB for being such awesome suppliers to deal with during this process. I’d also like to thank the community at CNC Zone and Wood Work Forums for their ongoing support in getting the technical aspects of things sorted out with the construction of this machine.

Dual Router Finishing Table

A few days ago I received a lovely little package from Foden Designs that contained some super accurate parts for my dual router finishing table that I’m building. These parts will allow me to run two routers at the same time with different bits in them for completing different stages of templating components. I’m really happy with the service, price and accuracy of the things Foden Designs have made and would highly recommend them to anyone looking to have unique one off items made. The dual router table is the next step in getting the machinery setup for the production of 43[cubed] and the Flood  Relief Furniture (Drift Wood - a working title)

[yes I took pics on our FX coffee table]

Flood Relief Furniture (Drift Wood?)

So after a number of calls into local businesses about the supply of damaged wood I can report that not a single one of them was willing to come on board to help with the flood relief – despite themselves being affected. They either weren’t interested or wanted the money raised for themselves. Needless to say I'm a little disappointed with the attitudes of some people.

I’m off this weekend to a couple of local scrap yards to see if they have anything from the floods for this project. Stay tuned as things develop. I’m hoping to have a few initial sketches up by the end of the weekend.

I'm pleased to find out through a friend that there is a scrap yard in coorparoo that has flood affected floor boards. I'll be checking them out tomorrow or next weekend to see if its going to work for this project.