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Pablo Riviera
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The only constant is change
Slowly starting to get my head above water after relocating from Port Phillip Bay to San Francisco Bay.  I'm now driving comfortably on the wrong side of the road, happily ignoring red lights on right hand turns and can almost understand how far a mile is. ...

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The end of an era
It is with a little sadness I am announcing completion of my last project from the current workshop.  After two years of limited access the common sense decision has been made and the the house is on the market.  All my project material, otherwise known as ...

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Low tech ideas from the gold rush.
Spent yesterday afternoon at the Central Deborah Gold Mine in Bendigo where I saw a couple of interesting ideas I would like to experiment with one day.  The first idea was hardwood bearing blocks sighted on a grinding wheel and a crank mechanism.  The bloc...

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Some router work
One of the projects that has been on my to do list for some time has been to make some small bowls with my purpose bought router bit.  I have never really done any template router work before so this was a bit of an experiment.  I decided to start small wit...

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The home of the Couta Boats
I was lucky enough to receive an invite to tour the Wooden Boat Shop in Sorrento today the home of the Couta boat.  I find it truly remarkable and inspiring that, in 2015, some one can make a living as a wooden boat builder.  The yard was full of interestin...

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Geelong Maritime Museum
I have been to many maritime museums all around the world and the knot boards at the Geelong Maritime Museum are as good as you will find anywhere.  Apparently the craftsman who made them was moving to a smaller house without a garage and donated them to th...

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The benefits of blogging
I took the opportunity today to take Beth out for a sail at my local lake and wonder when I had last taken her out.  Turns out my last sail blog was 18th October 2014 and I was preparing the boat for a busy summer of sailing.  Oh well.  Today was very light...

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