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Author Archives: Hornsby Mens Shed

A Woodturning Project with a Difference

Convert all of your left over pencils into a pencil pot.

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NorthConnex Partners With Men’s Shed To Deliver New Homes For Wildlife

A unique partnership between the NorthConnex project and Hornsby Woodworking Men’s Shed is providing new homes for local wildlife. Over the past 12 months, Men’s Shed volunteers have created 72 custom-designed nest boxes for possums, bats and birds. NorthConnex Project Director, Robert Ioffrida, said construction of the NorthConnex project involves the clearance of some native […]

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The Roentgens’ Berlin Secretary Cabinet

View this video of craftsmanship at its finest.

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Pyrography at the Shed

Woodburning is one of the oldest forms of art, using two elements of the natural world: wood and fire. The generic term Pyrography (from the Greek pyros=fire and grafo=to write) refers to the same technique applied on any suitable surface like wood, leather, gourds, even paper. I grew up in the Balkans where folk art […]

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Our Centralised Dust Extraction System – From Concept To Reality

The first proposal for a system to improve the quality of the air in the Shed was put to the February 2015 Committee meeting by the President, Ian Raper. In consideration that the total cost would be beyond the Shed’s finances, a grant was considered the only viable option to fund a significant part of […]

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How to Make a Cube in a Cube

Enjoy this video on how to make a Cube in a Cube with a Forstner bit in the drill press.

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How to make a metal cube from a cylinder

Were you under the impression you could only make round shapes on a lathe? This metalworker has created the ultimate cube-ception. If you would like to guess how it is done, think about how you would make a cube from a cylinder, and go from there. It gets trickier and trickier the more cubes within […]

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The Janka Hardness Test

The hardness of a timber is measured by the Janka hardness test. This test measures the force required to embed an 11.28mm (0.444 in) steel ball to half its depth into wood. The Janka hardness test is the industry standard for determining the ability of a particular timber species to withstand denting and wear. In […]

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Safety and Housekeeping

The sheds main aim is for you to work safely, to achieve this you must help yourself, to do this it is essential you start with the following procedures and housekeeping rules…

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