Vegan Chocolate Dipped Caramel Coconut Balls

Vegan Chocolate Dipped Caramel Coconut Balls

Once upon a time my gran thought she needed Baker’s semi-sweet chocolate, shredded coconut, and golden brown sugar. But then, like so many things in our lives it was forgotten in the back of a cupboard and ignored. Through birthdays and Christmases, they sat undisturbed. Expiry dates and package updates flew by. But these are […]

Building clamping cauls - complete

Better Call Cauls!! Building Clamping Cauls.

Clamping cauls help you join boards by keeping them flat, and building clamping cauls couldn’t be easier. Joining boards is the first step in a lot of woodworking projects, especially if you are just getting started and working from recovered wood. If beggars can’t be choosers, they had better be builders because it isn’t likely […]


Zero Clearance Insert: What? Why? How?

What’s a Zero Clearance Insert? Well thanks for asking! Your timely question sure makes it easier for me to introduce this rather specific topic. What is a Zero Clearance Insert? A Zero Clearance Insert is the first customisation woodworkers make when they get a new saw or new blade – it’s so common that it […]

Giant Jenga - the carry box doubles as the platform

Oversized Outdoor Jenga.

Premise One: Jenga is fun. Premise Two: Summer is a good time to be outdoors. Conclusion: build an Oversized Outdoor Jenga Set! Okay, I know that the formal argument needs quite a bit of propping up, but: Premise: Summer is not the time for carefully arranging formal arguments. That being said, this was quite a […]

Stool Enhancement: Portable workspace

Make-Do Stool enhancement

I bought this mediocre little stool years ago at Ikea. It seemed solid enough and I’ve been happy with it, but over the years I’ve done a bit of stool enhancement * and made attachments to increase it’s functionality in my life. *Let’s just get this out of the way shall we? It’s a stepstool, so there’s […]