As I'm nearing the end of our backyard games room project, I had an eclectic assortment of items in my basket during my long weekend trip to Bunnings. There was some magnets for a gate, some wood filler, some paint and a new BBQ spatula.
Looking around at the store, it seemed many people were gearing up for a big weekend of D.I.Y. and gardening projects. There was certainly a wide variety of items in shopping baskets and trolleys.
What was the last thing you bought at Bunnings?
I bought some cans of spray paint for a craft project at my weekly craft group, some more paint for a project that i did at a Bunnings night last week and it was paid for with the 2 ten dollar gift cards that i won at the ladies night. Thank you Bunnings
Last thing I bought at Bunnings was a red metal stool for $25.
Later then I realised I need another one, then I came back to Bunnings, but they no longer sell it
It was the cheapest metal stool I could find around my area.
A can of spray lacquer and a sheet of ply.
To have a play around with transferring prints onto wood.
When I get some time to do more than just a test, I'll stick a thread up.
It wasn't the last thing that I bought, but I wanted to mention it anyway, as I'm super chuffed with it.
It's the cordless Dremel Micro:
I'd previously bought a boxed set, built around a corded Dremel, which included a flex shaft, & plenty of attachments & fittings.
One of the uses I put it to much later, was to trim the nails of our dogs. After nipping black nails too short, & blood going everywhere, let alone the distress of a little mate in pain, I hauled it out to grind down their nails. I knew of the purpose built nail grinders from pet suppliers, but didn't see the need to buy one if I could rig the Dremel to do the job. With a bit of electrical conduit, & the cap from a pump atomiser, I modded it to do the job & it was very effective.
The only problem was that the sanding tube was quite aggressive, left a rough finish & chattered when grinding.
I could've changed over the sanding tube for a finer one, but if I needed to swap them frequently, it was going to be a hassle (my mod was semi-permanent).
That's where the recent acquisition of my new cordless Dremel shone through. It's quieter, more nimble, & far easier to manoeuvre. When fitted with a 6mm grinding tube, it didn't need the guard that stops their hair from being wrenched/entangled.
Could I have done it with the corded one, well yeah, but the Dremel Micro is a breeze to use, & the boys love it.
I bought a small sheet of pegboard. I am making a Down Draft Sanding table that will sit on my work table that I will connect to my Dust Extractor. I will sand work pieces on top of the pegboard and dust will be drawn through the pegboard into the dust extractor. I will post some pictures when it is done, but here is a quick preview.