Perch in comfort over the holidays on the user-friendly foldaway Relax chair, the latest addition to the
range of outdoor camping furniture produced by Kookaburra Gas & Leisure Products. The frame is made from 26mm powder coated steel with a patented hinge system that makes storage simple. The Relax chair is $$? from all major camping and outdoor stores.
Diamond Knife Sharpening tools
The Dyson Dual Cyclone DC06 robotic vacuum cleaner has more than 50 sensory devices which constantly feed data into the brain of the machine, and three on-board computers, the DC06 makes 16 decisions a second while constantly adjusting to navigate around the room. But all you need to do is turn it on, choose a speed, flick go, and it will effectively vacuum a room. It does not need to be programmed; it thinks for itself. The machine is on trial in Britain and will be released internationally later this year.
Look Knife sharpeners
Sharpen up your act in the kitchen with these brilliant Eze-Lap diamond knife sharpeners. Made using millions of diamond cutting edges bonded into a stainless-steel alloy, they straighten the knife edge as well as removing metal shavings and finishing the blade. The Eze-Lap diamond plates are available in a range of sizes and grades set on wood or stainless steel to suit any application. The chainsaw sharpener pictured is $$. Available from King of Knives stores statewide.
Shop The Wood Works Book and Tool Co
I am reliably informed that woodworking is the second most important interest for men in this country (after fishing). So the new Wood Works Book and Tool Co on the first floor of Gowings is a perfect match: now you can buy your jockeys and planers in one swoop. The shop, in a corner of Gowings’ Market and George streets building, is a woodworkers’ dream. Owner Mike Jefferys (above) has stocked it with more than 750 titles and air-freighted magazines on every aspect of woodworking.
He also has Pfeil Swiss carving tools, British high-speed wood-turning tools by Sorby, and Lie Nielsen? bronze hand planes. You can buy your Japanese pull saws and sharpening stones here, as well as Liberon varnishes, dyes and French polishes. A year ago, Gowings advertised for complementary businesses for its largely male clientele. “It’s a marriage made in heaven,” says Jefferys.