I have announced several weeks ago to close Unique Clocks after 18 years in operation. Due to the high volume of work, high levels of stress, long hours and lack of quality family time I have decided to stop and go back to being an amateur woodworker.
I love working wood and to keep doing what I love I need to afford it, so my hobby needs to be self supporting. My income is not large enough to support daily life expenses and the ongoing, increasing cost of materials. So I have opened a sales section in this blog. It’s just one individual selling to another individual as private buyer and seller.
Not all the proceeds will go towards covering the costs associated with the craft. I will dedicate certain products from time to time to go towards the homeless, the poor and the needy. All the proceeds from the sale of these dedicated products, will go towards the additional 4000 families that have been made homeless in my hometown in the last few months. They are forced to sleep in their cars with their children some as young as 19 months old due to the current high rental market and low wages. Having a roof over your head has exceeded a single persons income. These families are not alcoholics nor drug addicts, but decent folk who cannot meet the high demands of paying excessive rent. Blankets and pillows are much needed for their temporary housing in mosques and churches provided, but as these places of worship are over stretched, the majority continue to live in and out of their cars. The council’s response was to place no camping signs in these areas.
From time to time I may post antique and vintage tools for sale, I will always do my utmost best to keep these prices as low as possible. I will also offer tools I have made, I understand how expensive tools have become and will take this into consideration when pricing them. My aim is to help as many woodworkers as I can because without tools we cannot build anything.
All items listed are in Australian dollars, this is a great opportunity for overseas buyers to take advantage of the low Australian dollar. It will be cheap as chips for you.
I have set up a donate button which is located at the side bar. All proceeds from here will go to cover the costs of the magazine. These costs are significant as timber in Australia has reached nonsensical levels in terms of price.