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What is it About “Hand-Made” that Keeps People Going Back(wards)?

07 Jun,2017 - Here at Machines4u, we’re always interested in new and increasingly futuristic manufacturing techniques. Discussions around the water cooler about the takeover by our looming robotic overlords are not uncommon. However, occasionally we like to get back to basics and check out some real masters of craft and inspect some traditional or ‘dying’ arts. It seems, ...

Why You Should Be Using A Vertical Band-Saw For Your Mitering Jobs

30 May,2017 - One of the more unique machines at Austech 2017, the team at Power Machinery had the HYDMECH V-20 on full display during the expo. We spoke with Ken Christensen, Director of Power Machinery, to get all the latest on this new tech. Imported from the US, the V-20 is a band-saw configured with a unique overhead ...

Builders of the Future: The Kids Taking on the Trade

09 May,2017 - Australia is seeing a worrying decline in the number of school-leavers taking up a trade. As social attitudes lean towards an almost mandatory university education, there are concerns that we will soon be facing huge skills shortages in traditional trades such as construction. One Sunshine Coast organisation is tackling the issue by introducing children as ...

Construction Queen Kayleen McCabe on DIY Home Renovations

20 Apr,2017 - Legendary contractor, construction queen and television host Kayleen McCabe is a woman renowned globally for her brilliant work on the DIY Network’s Renovation Rescue. Besides being a talented industry ambassador, she’s also a sought-after speaker on trade education, career choices, America’s labor shortage, and women as skilled labourers. Oh and did we mention the woman knows ...

Wooden’ it be nice: cool DIY projects to bring in extra cash

24 Mar,2017 - Know how to handle your wood? If not, now’s the time to learn. Not only could you gain extra brownie points with the important people in your life by hand-making custom gifts, you could even bring in some extra money by getting a little creative. There’s nothing quite like finishing your own project. Especially if ...

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