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Repaired or restoredTools

Davies B1 Piston Pump repair

The flange bolt fracture on an old Davies bore pump was repaired by welding with high nickel rods and reinforcing with a stud. The inner chamber was lined with J-B Weld epoxy to prevent leaks. Despite a messy appearance, the pump is operational again, avoiding a $1200 replacement cost.

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KitchenwareRepaired or restored

Coffee maker used grounds tray

The stainless steel coffee grounds tray broke into two parts due to failed spot welds. To repair it, tig welding was necessary, involving tools like a tig welder, abrasives for cleaning, acetone, and a thermal sink plate to manage the thin stainless sheet.

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KitchenwareRepaired or restored

Copper Gin Still

This gin still, handmade in Portugal, was repaired after being dropped and dishwasher-damaged. Restoration included reshaping bent copper parts, recalibrating the thermometer, and extending the spout by 10cm. The process involved crafting two dollies, checking for age hardening, and using precise force to restore the parts, before reassembly and spout modification.

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FurnitureRepaired or restored

Three-legged mahogany table

Apparently this table broke the fall of the owner but unfortunately it sacrificed a leg in the process.

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ElectronicsRepaired or restored

Stereogram

A retro-looking but relatively modern music centre with turntable, cassette, CD, FM radio, Bluetooth and Aux ports. The on/off switch …

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FurnitureRepaired or restored

Antique asian chairs

These chairs were originally purchased by my client’s grandparents during their extensive travels. They are believed to have been made …

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BoatsCNC

CLC Skerry ‘Luna’ build 2022-23

CLC Skerry The Skerry was designed by John Harris of Chesapeake Light Craft. You can read the background story here …

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PersonalisedTools

Antique ladies travel jewelry and writing case

Discovered in a somewhat neglected state this Victorian/Regency ladies travel jewelry and writing case was in need of some restoration. …

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CNCFurniture

Veranda fretwork

A neighbour asked me if I could make 13 patterned corners for their veranda. After a trawl through multiple designs, …

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FurnitureRepaired or restored

Pine blanket box

This blanket box had done great service for a number of years but was beginning to look worn and was …

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FurnitureRepaired or restored

Eight oak dining chairs rebuild

Made by great uncles as a wedding gift for the owners parents in the late 1940’s, the joints of eight …

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FurnitureMade

American king-sized bed frame and night stands

My clients had brought their American king-sized mattress with them when coming to New Zealand. At 193cm x 203.5cm there …

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FurnitureRepaired or restored

Vintage stool restoration

After providing great service to the family for over a generation, this stool was in need of restoration. The stool …

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Repaired or restored

Scan Globe A/S 1980

Originating from Denmark this globe has been in the family for over three generations. Unfortunately at some point it was …

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RefreshedRepaired or restored

Pine table refreshed

My client decided it was time for their pine dining table to have a refresh so they started stripping of …

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ChildrenCNC

Magnetic blocks

I was fascinated by the magnetic wooden blocks created by Tegu (https://tegu.com/pages/our-story) and had to discover how these blocks could …

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Furniture

Hidden office

To hide away their computer and printer when not in use, my client bought an antique freestanding oak wardrobe and …

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ChildrenToys

Mozaic puzzles

A set of brightly coloured geometrically shaped tiles in a wooden frame. Geometric shapes were cut using a CNC router …

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CNCMemorabilia

SkiDally memorabilia

SkiDally was a ski boat purchased in the 1960’s by their dad. The boat is no more but some of …

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Repaired or restoredTools

Pencil sharpener repair

After many years sharpening over 1000 pencils a year, Sarah’s trusty pencil sharpener failed. During a strip down two short …

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PersonalisedSigns

Ōpōtiki Library Maker Space sign

A Solve-Design-Create sign for the new Ōpōtiki Library – Te Tāhuhu o Te Rangi Maker Space Concept design: Niamh Chambers, …

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Jewellery

Pohutukawa Earrings and Box

Laser cut Pohutukawa and Silver earrings in a butterfly wing motif Custom made to order with your choice of engraving …

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Furniture

Kwila storage box

The brief was to design and build a storage box for a covered outdoor area in Ōhope to store a …

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Personalised

“The Barge” trophy

A local group of families constructed a barge for use in Ohiwa Harbour, fishing trips with the kids, swimming platform, …

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ChildrenToys

Duplo fence duplicates

The challenge: All but three of the fences from a 30 year old Duplo set were broken and replacements were …

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Kitchenware

Russell-Hobbs kettle repair

The switch lever on this Russell Hobbs kettle had broken off. A new lever was made from aluminium and fitted …

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PersonalisedTide clocks

Tide clocks – made to order

Liivng near a beach it’s always good to know the state of the tide. A tide clock can provide that …

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FurnitureTools

Potting table

Brief: Construct a sturdy gardening potting table to fit under the shed window. Should require minimum maintenance and tolerate some …

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Furniture

Bamboo shelf

Brief: To create a shelf for the top of a wrought iron wine rack with a sloping frame. Materials: Bamboo …

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Signs

Business sign

Make and Mend street sign. Designed in Affinity Designer. CNC toolpaths defined in Vectric VCarve desktop. Carved and cut using …

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PersonalisedTools

Screw press

A screw press made of wood and aluminium. Primary screw made of NZ Beech with the female thread cut in …

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ChildrenToys

Pin hammer toy

A simple pin-hammer toy for the budding DIY enthusiast. Knock the pins through – rotate the block, knock the pins …

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ChildrenGifts

Kiddies toolbox

A laser cut personalised toolbox for a toddler to help mum and dad with the DIY Designed using LightBurn 50W …

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ChildrenPersonalised

Name spelling puzzle

A personalised letter placing puzzle for a toddler. CNC milled using an inlay method from ply. Materials: Face and letters: …

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PersonalisedSigns

Street number sign

Carved out of NZ Rimu, this street number was CNC carved in the form of a book. Signs available to …

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Jewellery

Kauri Earrings

Laser cut Kauri and Silver earrings in a leaf otif Materials: Earring: NZ Kauri sliced to 2mm thickness. Approximately 35mm …

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Furniture

Kauri coffee table

Made from rough sawn Kauri felled last century and obtained from a classic saw mill, this contemporary waterfall styled table …

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Tools

Chainsaw mill

Designed and built to make use of surplus materials in my workshop, this is an easy to use and versatile …

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ChildrenToys

Busy board

Keeping the young mind active and engaged. What’s your favourite gadget?

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Kitchenware

Sistema storage box clips

The challenge: These clips frequently break at the hinge pin, especially when cycled between dishwasher and freezer. Could I create …

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ChildrenFurniture

Kiddies stools

These personalised stools are great for sitting at the coffee table, standing on at the sink, posting things through. Easily …

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CNCTools

CNC Router – Mark 1 and Mark 2

Having gained experience in CNC machine basics through building a Tevo Tarantula 3D printer kit (AliExpress https://tevo.aliexpress.com) I decided to …

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Furniture

Bedside cabinets

A pair of 2-drawer bedside cabinets Material: 18 mm Beech faced ply Dimensions: 880 mm wide, 570 mm high, 470 …

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Furniture

Angled book shelf

A bookshelf viewed from a different angle! A rigid and self supporting book shelf that uses a a strong geometric …

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FurnitureMade

Rimu coffee table

Coffee table made from regular blocks of NZ Rimu glued and cut to a 700mm circle Materials: New Zealand Rimu

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Furniture

Stainless steel balustrades

Designed, insatalled and rigged two balustrades. Fabricated by Apex Metal Services, Whakatane. Materials: 316 stainless steel tubing7×7 3.2 mm stainless …

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