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Location: Auckland New Zealand
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I was born in Auckland, New Zealand and did an apprenticeship in carpentry/joinery.
Moved to Sydney, Australia in 1969 and from there I traveled around a number of large building/mining sites in Dampier/mount Tom Price, Bougainville, New Caledonia and Mt Isa.
I got married in 1972 and settled with my lovely wife on the Gold Coast, Queensland where we raised two children.
I started my own construction company and was involved in the building industry until I retired in 2011. I was fortunate to win a few Master Builder's Qld State awards for housing.
I am proud to say that I became an Australian citizen and even though I retired to Auckland I still travel under my Australian passport.
Since retiring I have taken up model making and to date I have made around 18.
I have also taken up collecting older Stanley USA wood planes all of which get used for model making. My favorite and best plane for model making is my Stanley 51/52 Chute Board Plane. Every serious model maker should have one of these, unfortunately they are very rare an quite expensive to buy. This plane along with my digital caliper's allows me to be accurate down to 0.01mm.
I enjoy reading, music, travel and I don't mind the odd rum or two maybe three if it is Bunderberg Black Label.

-- Don't tell me it can't be done.

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Dutchy

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#1 posted 05-26-2016 02:50 PM

Welcome to the club.

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MrRon

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#2 posted 05-26-2016 04:30 PM

These are some of the best examples of model car making I have seen. I have made some cars in the past, but my true love is for model trains which I build in 3/4 scale. because they are about 70% metal and 30% wood, I won’t post them here as this is a woodworking forum and metal work is not appropiate here.

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crowie

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#3 posted 05-28-2016 01:00 AM

G’Day Peter from across the ditch….
Your vehicles are beautiful sir…first class workmanship…
Keep sharing your handiwork and how you make them…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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htl

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#4 posted 11-21-2016 10:50 PM

Hey Pjonesy of all your model projects which one do you like the most and which was the funnest to build.

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs https://www.lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/130264

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Pjonesy

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#5 posted 11-22-2016 06:41 AM



Hey Pjonesy of all your model projects which one do you like the most and which was the funnest to build.

- htl


I would have to say my favorite is the 31 Cadillac Roadster which was one of the easier models to make. I could not say which one was the most fun as I believe if it isn’t fun to make then don’t do it.

-- Don't tell me it can't be done.

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Orvile Baker

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#6 posted 10-17-2018 02:18 PM

Some of the best work working I have seen.

-- Bud Baker , Ojibwa, WI. http://papabudswoodtoys.webs.com/

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LittleBlackDuck

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#7 posted 03-08-2019 01:37 AM

Yo Pj, what have you done with your models? Do you sell, give away (donate) or let them dust collect?
For the ones (if any) you keep, are they under glass?

Also, how about a few pickies of your working environment and bragging rights about your Kiwi heritage…
all we know is you live in Auckland… or are you worried the cops may learn about you?

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Pjonesy

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#8 posted 03-09-2019 04:54 AM

Hi LBD, I have actually sold all my models and now I have to make some more. Actually I am always making them even though I have short breaks in between. Like last week I was over your way to go to the Avalon Airshow and visit my daughter. Avalon nearly fried us in 45c + heat.
I have raised close to $10,000.00 for my favorite charities with money from the models.
I will endeavor to get some pictures of my work area one day but you better believe me that you will be disappointed, most of my work is done on the band saw,drill press and by hand tools. I don’t have any fancy gear and my work area is less than a single car garage.
My Kiwi heritage is nothing to brag about as I am a naturalised Australian I have the passport to prove it. As I like to say I did it by choice, most Aussies did it by accident.


Yo Pj, what have you done with your models? Do you sell, give away (donate) or let them dust collect?
For the ones (if any) you keep, are they under glass?

Also, how about a few pickies of your working environment and bragging rights about your Kiwi heritage…
all we know is you live in Auckland… or are you worried the cops may learn about you?

- LittleBlackDuck


-- Don't tell me it can't be done.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#9 posted 03-09-2019 07:29 AM

Pj, the more frugal your equipment is, the more we can admire the quality of your work with basic tools.

As for the Kiwi heritage, all I was hinting at (in my roundabout way), was a brief narrative of what you do, why your there, likes and dislikes… actiually whatever, other than a blank info page.

You mentioned Avalon… didn’t you get my invite? Not that I really expected a visit but the offer is always open whenever you visit Aus.

The reason why I asked about your models was as I’ve had a few inquiries about cabinets… I know a lot of modelers just leave them on the shelf and after building my ship without cover the dust accumulates and it’s nearly impossible to remove. Was considering posting something about my glass faced cabinets.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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