Category Archives: Cool Tools

Doug Maloney mallet 

Doug Maloney Made this wonderful mallet. I love it when form and function unite as it does here. It fits the hand beautifully and the balance is spot on. Stan said that it was too cool to hit anything with. Well … Continue reading

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Air caulking gun

I have tried many types of caulking guns. Cheap ones not so cheap ones and many in between. Many of which you will find in my paddock where they were chucked out of frustration.  But no more I cry for … Continue reading

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Parken drill press spindle runout check

The other week I had a quick trip to Melbourne to pick up a second hand Parken Drill Press. Parken are Australian made precision machines and I was very lucky to find one used as they are serious coin new.  … Continue reading

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Dewalt cold off cut metal saw

Stan and I have destroyed a few abrasive wheel off cut saws. It doesn’t seem to matter what brand, Makita, Metabo, Hitachi the smoke got out of them all. So this time I decided to lash out and get a … Continue reading

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Parken Drill Press

I have been lusting after a Parken drill press for a while but as with many things that are made contrary to the current race to the bottom they are not cheap. That is why I jumped on this second … Continue reading

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Eclipse Levels – as tough as advertised

This is not something I would recommend doing to a precision tool but if you are dumb enough to leave your level in long grass it is good to know it will survive. This week I have been building a … Continue reading

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Dismal weather but work goes on.

The cold weather has officially arrived with very cold rain and wind. But despite the unpleasantness I did get a bit done this week, mostly tuning the SawStop table saw¬†(Their video is pretty cool)(save me loosing more fingers) as it … Continue reading

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Markal welders pencil

Our house is made from steel, steel posts, joists and bearers. Steel frames and steel cladding and roof. Mr Wolf can huff and puff as much as he likes. While building I have tried everything on the market to write … Continue reading

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Bedroom Sub Floor Preparation.

Today I sanded the bedroom floor in preparation for glueing down the ply sheeting that will be the finished floor. Not really a big deal but I thought I might share how well the Festool dust extraction works when sanding. … Continue reading

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Vesper Tools Sliding Bevel

I am getting to the stage in the build where I need to start doing the trim around windows, doors and walls. To do this accurately it is necessary to transfer the angles to be cut from the wall, for … Continue reading

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