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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 ...

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 ...

Laguna Tools and Gregory Machinery: The Ultimate Long-Distance Relationship

22 Mar,2017 - The collective feeling on long-distance relationships seems to be a resounding “yeah, nah”. But there are always beautiful exceptions to this rule. Laguna Tools and Gregory Machinery are one of the statistically improbable success stories. To be fair, long-distance business relationships are a lot easier to maintain. But they still require commitment and shared values. ...

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