Author Archives: Scotty Cam

Fishing Cabin – Stage 1

IMG_1844 (1)I had an old dam in the middle of the property about 15 mins drive from the homestead. I thought I needed to fill that with trout fingerlings and build a fishing cabin and that’s exactly what I did.

I had a bit of level ground to the side of the dam, so I cleaned that up with a machine and was ready to go with the piers. I dug a small hole to lay in a brick footing ready for the brick piers. Remember this is bush carpentry, quite isolated and no power. I laid the bricks in drizzly rain but absolutely loved it. Take a look.

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HIA feature article

My apprenticeship was one of the best things I ever did. And I’m proud to be an ambassador for HIA, encouraging the next generation to get stuck into trades.

 

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Scotty’s Top Aussie Sheds is out now!

My book, Scotty's Top Aussie Sheds, is available in stores and online now! I love spending time in my sheds, sometimes doing absolutely zip. Just having a beer, looking around, turning random things on and off, sanding a bit of timber for no ... [read more]

Think Pink this Mother’s Day

My mates at Bisley Workwear have teamed up with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) to create their Bisley Pink Range. They’ll be donating $3 from the sale of each Pink Shirt to the NBCF, so let’s throw on some pink for all the women ... [read more]

Rubbish Piles

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Council Clean ups, hard rubbish day, whatever you like to call them. I always loved it when the unwanted treasures went out on the street. I used to bring home all sorts of stuff and my father would go crook on me for filling up his garage with this so called “rubbish”. Still to this day I slow down around rubbish piles. Four days ago I picked up some great solid timber shelves for the garage. I’m using them for the car wash gear. The coffee table in our TV room, I found on the side of the road, as a work bench. I cleaned it up, cut the legs down, sanded it and gave it a lick of varnish. That was 25 years ago and it’s still a ripper.

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Beach Buggy

With kids, a dog, brolly, water, newspapers and deckchairs, walking to the beach, down at the south coast was a punish. I looked like a homeless bloke carrying all of his possessions. I needed some transport. So I went to the tip and salvaged a w ... [read more]

Billy Carts

When you’re 10 years old you need transport to get yourself to the shops, social occasions, the park, so you need the next best thing to a ute, The Billy Cart. Very simple procedure. Wait for the council clean up, find a pram and pinch the whee ... [read more]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beach Buggy

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With kids, a dog, brolly, water, newspapers and deckchairs, walking to the beach, down at the south coast was a punish. I looked like a homeless bloke carrying all of his possessions. I needed some transport. So I went to the tip and salvaged a whole bunch of gear. A golf buggy, a crisper draw from a fridge, a milk crate. Add a bit of rope from the shed, a few other things and hey presto, the beach buggy was born. It does the job holding all my gear and more. I love it. I’m very proud of it and all the other beach goers are jealous ……. I think?

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Billy Carts

When you’re 10 years old you need transport to get yourself to the shops, social occasions, the park, so you need the next best thing to a ute, The Billy Cart. Very simple procedure. Wait for the council clean up, find a pram and pinch the whee ... [read more]

Fire Pit

There’s nothing finer than cooking a meal in a fire pit. We did it in our normal wood fired barby so often that I decided to build a dedicated fire pit. I get the fire going about 3pm and keep burning fuel until about 6, then we’ve got a good ... [read more]

Xmas Time

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As a child I loved the excitement of Xmas eve and waiting to wake up in the morning to see my pressies. Now, Xmas time is all about relaxing with my family, enjoying a beer, while watching the cricket on the tele and the food, especially the perfect pork crackling that I seem to achieve without fail. Check out my recipe here.

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Fishing

I love to fish. It started when I was a kid, fishing from a tinnie with my brother and sister. Then we progressed to rock fishing off the cliffs, with my mates, a couple of early mornings each week before school. We used to get some terrif ... [read more]

Zyliss Classic Food Chopper

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYuBL9xQOZ4 A couple of weeks ago I did have a Zyliss sort of onion-puller thing which I struggled with a little bit. I found another gadget from Zyliss in the cupboard, I forgot about it, I've had it for like 10 year ... [read more]

12 Sheds of Xmas #12

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#12 in my 12 Sheds of Xmas, I love listening to my music and there’s no better place to play all your old favourites than in your shed, where no one can hear you singing off key.

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12 Sheds of Xmas #11

#11 in my 12 Sheds of Xmas I'm not one to pick sides when it comes to the Holden v Ford debate but I always appreciate people's passion for motorsport and history. Good on ya. [scotty_sign] [display-posts id='2641, 2609' title='Rela ... [read more]

12 Sheds of Xmas #1

#1 in my 12 Sheds of Xmas comes from Trevor Kent in NSW. Trevor is a man that's after my own heart, just look at his tools and how beautifully arranged they are - can't say the same about my own. [scotty_sign] [display-posts id='2428 ... [read more]

12 Sheds of Xmas #11

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#11 in my 12 Sheds of Xmas I’m not one to pick sides when it comes to the Holden v Ford debate but I always appreciate people’s passion for motorsport and history. Good on ya.

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12 Sheds of Xmas #12

#12 in my 12 Sheds of Xmas, I love listening to my music and there's no better place to play all your old favourites than in your shed, where no one can hear you singing off key. [scotty_sign] [display-posts id='2419, 2623' title='Re ... [read more]

12 Sheds of Xmas #10

#10 in my 12 Sheds of Xmas this is what the shed is all about, a space to do all those DIY projects. Tools, check. Space to put your cuppa, check. [scotty_sign] [display-posts id='2623, 2582' title='Related: 12 Sheds of Xmas' post_ ... [read more]

 

12 Sheds of Xmas #10

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#10 in my 12 Sheds of Xmas this is what the shed is all about, a space to do all those DIY projects. Tools, check. Space to put your cuppa, check.

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12 Sheds of Xmas #11

#11 in my 12 Sheds of Xmas I'm not one to pick sides when it comes to the Holden v Ford debate but I always appreciate people's passion for motorsport and history. Good on ya. [scotty_sign] [display-posts id='2641, 2609' title='Rela ... [read more]

12 Sheds of Xmas #9

  #9 In my 12 Sheds of Xmas is a childhood dream come true. If you step in here you just might not come out again, as there's too much to play around with. [scotty_sign] [display-posts id='2609, 2552' title='Related: 12 Sheds of ... [read more]

 

Gadget #6

G’Day! Scotty Cam here, In my kitchen and its gadget time again!

Now this one is an absolute ripper, and I’m gonna make something that I’ve never done before, and I’m not sure is gonna work.

I can’t remember the name of this thing. But you’ll see it, you’ll find it in a shop or somewhere. It hasn’t got any names on it… Cause I threw the box away! So I don’t know where it came from but someone sent it to me as a gadget, sorry I’ve forgotten the name.

It’s unbelievable! Peeled spud, straight on there, Bong! into there, put your hand here, and you do this and LOOOOK it comes out as string! the potato!

How….Good…Is that

Then what I reckon you do and I don’t know if this is gonna work out as I say, so you spread it out and then you put it in some oil and cook it all together and you end up with like a hash brown sort of thing or you could do this with salads or things like that.

I’m not getting paid for this remember! I just like gadgets.

Its the P8 whirlymcgigor for spuds, zucchinis you can do anything and it turns it into swirly things like this. You’d be like a salad genius. But I like the deep fried stuff.

And this is a corka.

 

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Zyliss Classic Food Chopper

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYuBL9xQOZ4 A couple of weeks ago I did have a Zyliss sort of onion-puller thing which I struggled with a little bit. I found another gadget from Zyliss in the cupboard, I forgot about it, I've had it for like 10 year ... [read more]