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Take Your Woodworking to the Next Level With These 5 Expert Tips

27 Jun,2017 - The Machines4U team recently got to spend some time with master woodworker, Steve Hay. Rather than going for the quick and easy ‘tips and tricks’, we delved deep to bring you some golden pieces of advice that mark the difference between an amateur and a master woodworker. #1: Add some zen to the art of ...

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, ...

What do brands like Dodge, Maserati and Speedos have in common with Sutton Tools?

03 Jun,2017 - What do brands like Dodge, Maserati and Speedos have in common with Sutton Tools? Simple, they’ve all been around for 100 years. 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Sutton Tools Group and to top it off, at this year’s AMTIL Expo they were inducted into the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame. So we thought we’d ...

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 ...

Got wood? Wooden Furniture Set to Make a Rebound in 2017

21 Mar,2017 - Wood has not escaped the downturn which has rattled mining and manufacturing industries around the globe. With Chinese markets slowing and the still-smarting global financial crisis disrupting markets, wooden furniture has suffered in kind. However, recent trends in high-end and bespoke furniture may pull the wooden furniture market from the brink. In recent years, the ...

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