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Make a Mahogany Chopping Board with Molave Inlay

This is how I made this mahogany chopping board with a tugas (molave) inlay using a Whiteside inlay guide. Molave (Vitex parviflora Juss.) is called...

Japanese Hammers – The Daruma – Make your own

In the video below I show how I made a medium sized Daruma Hammer for $5. The word Daruma comes from the Buddhist monk...

How to make Beautiful Hardwood Stair Treads

Today I show how to make these blackwood stair treads (steps) from rough air dried planks. They are finished at 1240mm wide X 325mm...

GluBot Glue Dispenser Review

Today I do a review of the Fastcap Glutton™ 16oz glue dispenser. The GluBot is designed by cabinetmakers and woodworkers. They are easy to...

Jointer Jig for your Table Saw

In the video below I will show you how to make this simple jig for your table saw. The jig is used to flatten...

Official Opening of Fine Woodworking School

We at Star Apple Foundation, together with our partners, GOone2one, have just opened this free fine woodworking school in what was our old house....

Super Hot Peppers – Seed to Flowers in 9 weeks

Our second crop in the 2019 season is Thai Pumpkin (or Brazilian Starfish), Trinidad Scorpion and Bhut Jolikia They were sown on June 19,...

Watch this insect come back to life after being frozen

As part of our mosquito trap trials, we freeze the net of insects so I can study the species under the microscope. Today, whilst...

How to make a Tufted Headboard

A few months ago I made a large bed for our new house. I have finally got around to making the tufted headboard. I have...

Growing Super Hots in Tropical Climate

Today we discuss the ups and downs of growing hot chilli peppers in the tropics. Varieties include, Bhut Jolokia, Trinidad Scorpions, and Scotch Bonnet....
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