Apart from a computerized CNC router, mostly used for cutting out water troughs, most of the tools used are hand tools. Cameron has gone with the Ryobi line with interchangeable batteries. He has 12 nail guns, which fire 15– 50mm nails; various sanders; a wood planer; a hand router; drills and hot-glue guns; and a string of 18V batteries to power them.
“We’ve been through four drop saws — they get a lot of use. We are using a Dewalt saw at present, which is handling the pace,” he explains.
They go through a lot of screws, buying 7mm screws in 24,000 lots! They buy Selleys wood glue in four-litre lots.
Below: To add authenticity to the woolshed models Cameron got local engineering company Carac Couplings to make up a bulk lot of little shearing handpieces