ManSpace Magazine Online

It is not very well known I’d hesitate to say, but along with the Facebook page, more recently there is also a ManSpace magazine website.

It contains a number of previous issue articles, including quite a number that I have written, if you happen to have missed them.

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Torque Workcentre’s New Website

The new website for Torque Workcentres has just gone live, and their new introductory video is definitely worth watching, if only to see the new chainsaw slabbing attachment in action!  And the new version of the saw mount, which now rotates between crosscut and rip mode, providing a much better balance for the circular saw when ripping.

It is a very slick looking site, still with some development to come I would imagine – it still needs a section listing the ever-increasing list of tool attachment jigs for example, but I’m sure that will come.

In the meantime, have a look around a mature looking website – very stylish.  Fitting too, as the machine itself is maturing very quickly with all the little tweaks and upgrades.

Some screenshots from the video:

These are stills – seeing it in action is worthwhile.  (Puts my pathetic chainsaw to shame)

Finally being able to utilise fallen timbers is worth gold.

Swinging between crosscut and rip

I can also really start to see the benefit of the extension table.  Nice too, to see some of my ideas are now part of the standard machine.  Benefit of a local (Australian) manufacturer.

Sanding Attachment for Router

And the new sanding disk for the router makes its debut.  I’d imagine it has to be used at the minimum speed for a variable speed router.  Hate to think what the tip speed would be if the router was run at maximum speed!

So this is a bit of a look at the new Torque Workcentre site.  The timing is not bad either, considering the TWC (and Stu’s Shed) make their debut on the DIY Network show “Cool Tools” with Chris Grundy this weekend (in the US)  Not sure when it comes out in Australia, but we’ll keep looking!

When Did ‘That’ Happen?

2008 came and went…apparently.  Did anyone see it?  I certainly blinked.

I’ve never been particularly big on New Year’s Resolutions – mainly because I always think of a few, and often they are the same from year to year as I never seem to keep them.  I doubt 2009 will be any different.

So of the ones that seem to reoccur from year to year, I rehash them again just in case I somehow manage to achieve any of them.

I still want to become a lot more competent with the Incra LS Positioner, and achieve a double dovetail joint with it.

Get back to somewhere in the vicinity of my fighting weight.

And finally, the one thing that seems to roll over from year to year to year.  I really want to get a book published (and hopefully one will lead to another). If you haven’t noticed, I’m not adverse to writing a word or two, and if I took all the words that make up this website so far, I’d have two 400 page tomes to my name.

Of all of these, the chances are that I may only achieve the 4th one.  No – I don’t know what that 4th one is yet, but I still think it is the most likely one to be achieved.

So thus draws the end of another year.

Happy New Year to all my occasional, and regular readers out there.  Keep an eye on this site – there is so much more to come!

A nostalgic look at the Triton Club’s final page

Here lies:

Triton Woodworkers Homepage

Triton Woodworkers Homepage

RIP.

At one stage, this site I created and ran was the largest Triton-based website in the world.  A huge amount of work and energy went into creating and running it (although it pales in comparison to the amount of time involved in Stu’s Shed!)  I created it firstly as a single page on the Woodwork Forums server on 9 September 2002, before creating this site, built from the ground up and launched 30 May 2003.  Since then, it received almost 50,000 visitors until shut down 29 October 2008.  I was the inaugural (and only) webmaster of the club over that period, and president of the club over the period July 2004 to July 2006.

They now only exist as local sites on one of my harddrives, granted the gift of oblivion.

Original Club Website

Original Club Website

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