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Elvis Rules Intarsia Woodworking

Steve Bundred - Monday, October 29, 2012

Elvis Presley Intarsia Woodworking PatternDanny from Ohio has just sent me some photos of his work including his version of Elvis.

Having done my own Elvis intarsia pattern it was a delight to see his take on this rock-n-roll icon.

Just look at those side burns!

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Customer has a Great New Woodworking Idea

Steve Bundred - Thursday, July 07, 2011

Anchor Sailing TrophyJulie-Anne runs a local business making cakes for special occasions. It seems to be quite successful and keeping her busy.

A recent request was for a 80th birthday cake for a sailor. She had tried to make an anchor from icing sugar but it kept collapsing. So she contacted me for a wooden one.

This gave me an idea. Read More......

Drum Sanders for Easy Dolphin Sanding

Steve Bundred - Saturday, November 20, 2010

I've just received this question from Ron who's working on the dolphin bookends.
Dolphin Bookends Woodworkng Project
I have just cut out the Dolphin book ends, and can you or any of your colleagues tell me how other than wrapping sandpaper around my finger to try and get the dolphins to look rounded.
Yours Sincerely.

Good question, Ron. This is how I do it.
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Lots of New Intarsia Addicts after another Mackay Workshop

Steve Bundred - Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Local intarsia enthusiast Tom Lynn has been busy enthusing the Mackay Woodworkers club about Intarsia.

There were a couple more students as well and they all made Lazy Koalas. Read More......

Beginners First Kookaburra

Steve Bundred - Monday, March 08, 2010

Gloria sent me this image of her first attempt at the Kookaburra design. (Click the thumbnail to see a larger image.)

I am worried about the one eyed teddy bear. But he did donate his eye to a good cause.

She attended a workshop up the coast at Mackay in Queensland. Good attempt Gloria.  Read More......