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How an Out of Work Mechanic Became a Woodworking Master

17 Jul,2017 - After getting the sack from his job as a mechanic on Christmas eve, Steve Hay’s life took an ironic twist that led him to a career as a woodworking TV host. Never one to bother too much about what anyone else thought of him, Steve threw aside the opinions of others to explore the avenue ...

Expert Advice on Getting Wood in the Wild

23 Jun,2017 - The life of a woodworker is full of triumphs and frustrations. For those dedicated to the craft, the joys are worth the struggle because the struggles are really just part of the joy. There’s no greater example of this than the experience of hunting your own wood in the wild. When you get to see ...

The Complete Guide to the Humble Hand Plane from Steve Hay

07 Jun,2017 - All worthwhile pursuits have their gurus. Selfies? Kim Kardashian. Nonviolent civil disobedience? Gandhi. Woodworking? Steve Hay. Steve Hay’s Woodworking Master Class teaches novice and sage woodworking enthusiasts alike a lifetime of tips and tricks via his television and YouTube channels. Here, we take a look at some of his best hacks for the humble hand ...

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 ...

World First: A Circular Saw with A Computer…But What For?

04 May,2017 - Makita is a household name (‘Give me my Makita back, Mack!) and leader in the innovation of cordless power tools. The company’s latest advance in circular saws has got tradie’s minds whirring, as these tools become smarter still. Cordless power tools have come a long way over the decades, and now present a real alternative ...

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