Monthly Archives: May 2017



Check out my bottle collection. I’ve been collecting them for 35 years – ever since I dug up my very first old bottle while digging a footing trench when I was a first year apprentice. I love all of the different shapes and sizes and the bottles from different eras.





I bought this buggie off a mate of mine; pretty cheap. I then built a bit of a track in the bush and we have a few time trials. It’s great that the kids learn to drive at the same time.

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We would get all kids and neighbours together for rides through the trails on the property. Up the mountain, through the creeks, all over the place, it was a lot of fun. We always took it pretty gentle though, cause it was pretty rough coun ... [read more]


Old carpentry tools have been a passion of mine for years. This is a full set of hand moulding planes that I am planning to put on display in a touchy feely artwork at the farm. [scotty_sign] [display-posts id='1802,1741' title='Relate ... [read more]

Mango Peeler & Pipper

I found this bloke when I was out shopping for a birthday present and thought it was fantastic. They’re great if you’re struggling for Mother’s Day gift ideas, too.

It’s so simple to use, just put the mango straight in the base and place the blade right over the top of it. Push down, and the blade cuts right around the pip. All that’s left to do is to munch down on the mango, I love it.


DIY Photo Holder

Do you have lots of photos sitting in a draw? Why not let your family and friends enjoy some of these memories?

Watch this how-to video to make some simple and creative photo holders that you can use to display your treasured photos throughout the house.

As you can see from the photos below, all you need to start, is a piece of timber from your junk pile and Bob’s your uncle.


Step 1: Mark out the centre line


Step 2: Cut through the pine


Step 3: Mark out the triangles


Step 4: Cut out the photo holder


Step 5: Sand down the photo holder


Step 6: Paint the photo holder




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DIY Timber Blackboard You know when you’ve gotta leave a message for someone at home and you cant find paper or a pen? Check out this how-to video to make yourself a little blackboard for all the family to use. It's ... [read more]

DIY Magazine Rack Here is a great idea to keep your magazines tidy and in order. Take a look at this how-to video of creating this easy magazine wall display. The pictures below also show how simple it is to create this timber fram ... [read more]

Think Pink this Mother’s Day

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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 out there this Mother’s Day.

Grab a shirt from Bisley’s Pink Range today for yourself and the women that are most important to you as well.

While you’re at it, check out some of Bisley’s fantastic Women’s range, available at my special mate’s rates.