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  • Brandon Winks
    December 31, 2020 Brian Thomas

    Brandon’s Favourite Tool

    As a professional piano restorer, conservator and woodworking specialist having the right tool for each job is essential to an efficient and quality workflow, however there is one tool which I carry all the time which is neither specialist nor...

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  • Christo’s Product of the Week
    December 14, 2020 Steve Cilliers

    Christo’s Product of the Week

    I spent eight years as a spray painter in the automotive industry so I know a thing or two about compressors. Obviously in a bodyshop big industrial compressors are the order of the day, so imagine my surprise when I encountered the TradeAir 100 litre silent compressor. 
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  • GLENDA'S PRODUCT OF THE WEEK - 210MM RYOBA SAW
    December 7, 2020 Steve Cilliers

    GLENDA'S PRODUCT OF THE WEEK - 210MM RYOBA SAW

    Having been at BPM for 14 years, I have been surrounded by some of the best tools available anywhere in the world. As a result I certainly have an appreciation for quality, but form must always follow function. When both...

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  • Handmade knife and sheath
    October 23, 2020 Steve Cilliers

    A beginner’s guide to knife making in South Africa

    This article contains a great deal of generic information about knife making without getting into too much technical detail. It attempts to offer people interested in knife making some ideas on what basic tools to use, where to find suitable and handle materials. South Africa is blessed with many very talented knifemakers and much can be learned from these people through local societies and the South African Knifemakers' Guild (https://www.kgsa.co.za/).
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