Timber – Incredible Strength and Beauty

My Grandfather’s Bench   For as long as man has understood tools, wood has been intrinsically linked to our evolution. From a simple club, to fire, to the wheel and hence to some of the most enduring of engineering and artistic artifacts created in history. I sometimes wonder which millenia we would have been stuck…

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Enamel Signs – Ampol Motor Spirit

Since beginning our business 7 years ago, we have always searched for items to include in projects for our clients. We now have a few restored and original items for purchase outright or possibly something that sparks your imagination for your own Garageworks garage. AMPOL MOTOR SPIRIT  ENAMEL SIGN Old Garage Antiquities such as oil…

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Vintage Hercus Lathe

VINTAGE HERCUS LATHE   Evolving since the late 1920’s and lasting until 2001, Hercus made their famous 9″ lathe. Loved by industry, small workshops and educational facilities alike, this machine, maybe more than any other, has given many professional and amatuer machinists a great opportunity to earn a living or satisfy their hobbies. This example…

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The Wrist Watch

THE WRIST WATCH   Quantum of Solace – James Bond asks Felix Leiter…. “How long have I got?” “Thirty seconds.” “Well, that doesn’t give us a lot of time, does it?” When the Hamilton Pulsar P1, the world’s first electronic LED digital watch was launched in 1972 it was embraced by the world as the start…

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The Art of Chip Foose

REINTERPRETING THE PAST THE ART OF CHIP FOOSE   I find myself scanning the internet, reading books and talking to people about good design and what that is. “Good Design” has as many definitions as there are people to ask but whatever the answer, hi brow or low, from either an artistic or a functional…

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Vern Schuppan

DID YOU KNOW? THE WORLDS GREATEST RACE // A LOCAL LEGEND   Vern Schuppan born in Whyalla on March 19, 1943 is a retired Australian motor racing legend who drove in various categories including Formula One, Indianapolis 500, Sports Car racing and the glorious Le Mans 24 hours. In 1983 Vern was the second Australian in…

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