Anthony Cassar@elite_tradie_anthony.c

Master Craftsman🔨
🇦🇺Australia🇦🇺
• Specialising In Private Custom Work🤫
• Project Managing
• Fine Furniture
• Cabinetry
• Joinery
• Carpentry & More😈

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Anthony Cassar

How DEEP Is This Cavern 😳!
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Evening Y’all 🙌🏼!
What a Crackin day! Currently I’m kickin back with my boys but! Today I was wondering out at the crack ah dawn......didn’t even hear the alarm 🙄 go off! Headed out to load some gear up & cruise out for a check measure, then she was off to the shop 👌🏼 found this little critter so just before I started cutting some tenons I thought I’d topper up! She went on what felt like forever 😆, but cracked out some Rippa joints ready to fit 👌🏼 she’s gonna be a smashin day! Then this arvo I hooked into a large job I’ve been finalising, between pricing up, dealing with 8 different trades on behalf of the client, she’s been exhausting 😴 but a little longer & I’ll have a game plan & have her sorted 💪🏼
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#epoxyresin #fillingholes #epoxy #tenons #mortiseandtenon #finesse #finessing #woodworking #woodwork #aussietradie #tradie #greatday #clearresin


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Anthony Cassar

Life Is Only As Legendary As You Make It 😈!
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Absolutely stuffed today! Started off with what I’d call the foundation of joint work 👌🏼 sharp gear & setout 💕 marking out is more important than actually creating the joint! There is nothing worse than setting out incorrectly leads to a platform of hurt! & your either going to spend on new materials & creating it all again OR 😬 spend countless hours trying to dodge the joint up to just make right 😫 but it’s probably a good thing 😈 this an’t my first time at the rodeo! So how I crack on with it all is pretty simple..... in my eyes 👀 I make sure I mark out one perfect joint! & I mean smack on Awesome 😉 & I don’t mean borderline! Then mark our all my start & finishing points, verniers, square, marking gauge, steel rule, knife is pretty essential 👊🏼 then I spend twice as much time setting up the mortiser 😍, Crack our a test piece fine tune then smash them out of the park! She’s just about ready for assembly! Just about!!! Just going to work on the tenons next & then bust a nut getting this piece glued up & under pressure! Going for a slow active glue for this one 👌🏼 don’t want her setting before I’m done! Cause a brick shit house won’t hold up to what I’m doing 😈
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& now...... I hit a wall, so heading home to chill & rest for a bit 😴 so give me a halfa for the cruise 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼 but I’m going to be around so leave me a comment & come round for a chat! 🍻 ~
#sharpeningstone #sharpeningstones #wetstone #waterstone #waterstones #woodworkingtools #woodworkingtool #chisels #mortiseandtenon #mortise #creation #entrydoor #victorianash #australiantimber #woodworkingtips #woodworkinglife #joinery #joinerydesign #dowoodwork #dowoodworking #tenons #customwoodwork #customwoodworking #foundation #woodworkingmachinery #woodworkingmachines #timetorest


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Anthony Cassar

“Krypton Bred Me, But Earth Made Me Who I Am Today 😈”
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Well how Ya’s Crackin! 😝
She sure was a beaut one! Cruised our to the workshop this morn, & first up set out a live job 💕, then set myself up to get all these tops sanded through the drum sander 👌🏼, just have one more massive top to sand but she may be a wee bit long for my setup 🤪 so might just have to crack onto her by hand 😈, this one has a mitre I need to cut! So looking forward to jointing that bad boy up 🤩, then I leveled off my horses 🐎, laid up the pieces & clamped them down! but also!!got the door components sanded too! Which is A W E S O M E!!!!! That’s going to be this weekend’s job 😱 so excited! I’ll be crackin into some joints! & they’ll be so lit 🔥 you could smoke them 🤪! I’ve also had a couple of idea’s brewing..... I’m pretty keen on sorting out a infeed & outfeed roller table for the drum sander 😘 I’m just trying to fathom how I can make it so it is linked to the feed table, so when I raise or lower it, she’ll move as one 🤔
Should be fun! But boy am I beat! Bout to crack a can! & put my feet up before I crack back into it! ✌🏼
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#superman #woodworking #benchtops #timbertops #timber #australiantimber #drumsander #woodworker #woodworkshop #mastercraftsman #messmate #solalevels #spiritlevel #qualitywork #qualityworkmanship #craftsman #tradie #aussietradie #tradielife #dowoodworking #dowoodwork #woodworkforall #gisborne


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Anthony Cassar

Warning - You Might Fall In Love 😍
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Evening Y’all! Scadoosh 👊🏼
So she’s been flat stick lately! So i am going to crack out some positivity! As since the last bloke I’ve had employed I’ve got enough to be pissed for! & what’s worst is I’m the one that has to pick up the pieces, miss time from my boys because working these days is apparently a skill by itself 🤪...... but! Got someone new in, had them on trial over the weekend & 🙃 I was pretty happy with where there at 👌🏼, & I’m happy to say that she starts in about 3 weeks! Fingers crossed for this one 🤞🏼, now shall we crack on with this! I love 💕 absolutely love seeing my work in its stages 😍 now I’m up to passing the timber through my twin drum sander 😝 we all know how much I love love love! This machine! TO BITS!! & you can see with how I’ve colour, book & grain matched 👌🏼 it’s paying off 😈 she is the bee’s knees for woodworking 101! I’ve just got the tops to pass through 😍 & oh don’t get me started on this door 🚪 I’ve literally matched the timber up so well.... that It’s going to hurt so bad when I’ve created this beautiful entry door 😘 & have to hand her over 😭 I know I know! I shouldn’t care so much but! I do.... how big is a woodworkers soul when they give a little bit to every single piece they create? Oh if your curious....... yes I physically hand select every single piece of timber I use in my workshop, I sorted through 400 lineal meters to hand select over 130 lineal meters just for this job ❤️ & by doing this...... it allows me to colour match & grain match from the very beginning.
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#woodgrain #woodgraining #messmate #woodworkmachinery #sanding #woodworkingporn #woodporn #woodworx #bespokejoinery #bespokecabinetry #handselected #epoxyresin #epoxyresin #woodworkers #dowoodwork #dowoodworking #grainmatch #woodworkfeature #woodworkforall #diy #doityourself #wooddesign #mastercraftsman #williamstown #essendon #gisborne #daylesford #southmelbourne #southyarra


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Anthony Cassar

Work Hard! & Then When Your Done..... Work Harder 😈
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Evening Y’all 🙌🏼,
So this morn! Cruised right into the workshop! Hooked right into some quotes! One that is a huge job that I’ve actually been working on for weeks! Then I cracked right into cleaning up a bucket load of glue 🤪 grabbed the kunz cabinet scrape & cut the heads off clean to the timber face 👌🏼, stopped & thought, my shop is getting smaller 😅 so moved gear & jobs around to make some room. After smashing that out! I laid out all the timber flat & started mixing some clear epoxy 😍, & by golly 😘👌🏼 this timber is going to look bloody mint 🤩 just the colour that’s popped out from pouring epoxy is 😱 Awesome, I’m a massive fan of using a clear resin to fill holes, splits, gum vain, love being able to look into the hole & clearing seeing In 😍 & if your curious...... yes there is a way to pour this in cracks, splits & especially gum vain to not get bubbles caught & before you say bah just heat it up, you can, but if you heat the timber & epoxy up too much, as it cools down you get more bubbles appear in your work that comes in through the timber 🙃 think about that for a second 😆
Now Y’all keep being Awesome! P E A C E ✌🏼
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#epoxyresin #epoxy #epoxypour #epoxytable #epoxycountertops #clearresin #clearepoxy #victorianash #blowtorch #woodworking #woodworkingtips #diy #tipsandtricks #dowoodwork #woodporn #epoxyresinart #woodgrain #woodshop #customwoodwork #williamstown #daylesford #essendon #stkilda #southyarra #kew #thomastown


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Anthony Cassar

The Question Isn’t Can You, It’s Will You? 🤷🏻‍♂️
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So How Y’all C R A CKIN 😝
So this mornin got in early! I started buzzzzzzzing some edges for these timber fronts & came across one of many Rippa timber posses 😆, this one I’ve been told by a few looks like an owl 🦉, between the colour matching 🤩, grain matching 😍 & book matching 😘 it’s all lookin like a centre fold spread 🤫, once I cracked that out, it was on the bench to get these boards under some pressure! 😅 would you believe...... I ran out of clamps 🤣🤣🤣, But!! then I was out the shop for quite a few hours! Went off to see a new client! Got a Rippa to quote up 😉 complete kitchen Reno, removing 30sqm of old tile, possibly replacing the floor itself along with a brand spanking new kitchen ✊🏼..... I know I know but it pays the bills 🤪 then after a decent meet..... I was out to the hospital to get another scan of my spine, I’ve been in a lot more pain lately & the pain is starting to travel down my spine 😬, I suppose a broken back, crushed spine, shattered vertebrae, wedge spinal fractures would do that to you! But even though I’m in extra pain! My day never stops & although I make it look so easy..... it’s not, it’s all full on & honestly every single day turns into a one sided battle between my body & my mind! I’ll find out next week about this scan..... all I can say is the blokes face didn’t looks that convincing 🤕
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#woodworking #bookmatch #bookmatching #bookmatched #grainmatch #woodgrain #woodworx #joinery #timberjoinery #bespokejoinery #cabinetscrape #clamps #sashclamps #timbertops #vanitytops #timbertop #timbertopstuesday #dowoodworking #woodworkingshop #woodworkerlife #woodworkcraft #woodworkings #daylesford #trentham #essendon #stkilda #southyarra #kew #williamstown #loveya


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Anthony Cassar

Own What’s Yours, Or Else Others Will Try To 🙄
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Evenin Y’all ✊🏼,
Wha! She surly has been a Cracka today! Went out for Yet another Awesome job! Met up with a new client 🙌🏼 this one is pretty lit! 🔥 we’re talking custom barn door & a magical floating shelf 😆, then she was straight out to the workshop! & although on my own today 😑 I got a bit done! I sorted myself out, started sorting through all this lovely timber 🤩 for all the featured board, along with colour matching, & oh yasss I’m deckin these vanity fronts out with my A grade finish 🤤 going straight for the big guns 💪🏼 grain matching & yes..... book matching too! This one definitely going to be made in such a way that I would be proud to fit it in my own home 💕 but some of these boards! As I’m ripping them up 😍 they are coming up crackin 😈, tomorrow 😱 I’ve got another client to go have a yarn with..... all about there totally new kitchen, it’s going to be a full on havoc with a tare out! Then straight in with the new..... but this one....... she’s for next year 😉 my books this year have been shut for months! 💕 which I am very great full for ❤️
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#messmate #australiantimber #woodgrain #workingwithwood #bookmatch #bookmatched #grainmatch #pushingthrough #woodworkinglove #woodskills #tradesman #tradie #mastercraftsman #craftsmanship #customwoodshop #customwoodwork #customwoodworking #madetolast #woodworkingskills #roughsawn #woodshoplife #woodshop #norestforthewicked #whoneedssleep #apparentlynotme 🤪


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Anthony Cassar

Every Path Has Obstacles...... But It’s Up To You To Continue To Smile & Walk That Path 😈
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Arvo Y’all! 🙌🏼,
I know right!! Arvo! For a change! 😆, she is a beaut day! & to top her off she’s been a pretty awesome long weekend! Friday met some new clients & the scope of works is nothing short of Spec-Frickin-Tacular 🤩 a laundry that’s the size of a kitchen! & don’t get me started of the robes 😍 something close to a 10m spread! & that’s just stage one ☝🏼 & to boot unfortunately the client just bought a custom made solid timber door..... for over 6K...... that’s has turned out to be a Solid core HMR Chipboard with a Veneer Face 🤬 I hear this soo much! These days, overpriced & not as specified 😡😡😡. Then honestly she’s been a bit of a painful weekend! I haven’t been home to do my maintenance on the property for close to 18months, I’ve had a day here & there but that’s it! So after having a gander at the back yard & my kids just destroyed the play area! Broken toys, plastic 😫 & the chooks blokes up the drainage I have along the side of the house & im just thinking..... well let’s hook in, its been so long that I forgot, i can work in the workshop everyday of the week and because my body is used to it I can manage my pain way better! But I grab the rake, bending over to pick up toys, moving the barra round, using the shovel & im absolutely wrecked! I’ve literally done nothing & need time to recover! Then this morn I cleaned out Bella’s pen & that’s all she wrote! Still pushing the good fight & it’s good for my boys to see me having a crack even though I feel like a wounded bull!
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This week is going to be huge! & getting through the work is the least of my problems!
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& oh...... I’m digging this hat 🧢 @totaltoolssouthmelbourne
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#itsmeagain 😆 #selfisunday #picofme #selfie #selfy #chronicpain #chronicpainsucks #chronicpainwarrior #hats #hoodies #nature #busyweek #gettingthroughit #buisnessman #soletrader #backtoworktomorrow


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Anthony Cassar

No Matter How Busy A Person Is, If They Really Care They Will Always Find Time For You 😈
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Evening Y’all!! 👊🏼
So today I taught the young bloke about cutting lists, set out, timber selection 🤩 so far this timber is mwah 💋! But as the young bloke has been finding out.... I make everything look so seamlessly easy, but the young bloke has been fighting the good fight trying to get his head around it all along with a push for a good boost in confidence. Now unfortunately like I have said before, & it really is quite sad but this bloke was 2.5 years into his apprenticeship through another company & I honestly thought great! He’s keen as mud, got some time on his side & as we both have found out, the company he was with didn’t teach him anything worth knowing! 2.5 years just wasted, & this is the type of thing that is happening everywhere! How can anyone bring up the next gen of Tradesman in Our society not knowing the fundamentals of the trade they are learning! So I have now disregarded the 2.5 years of Exp this bloke has had in the industry & starting over! Spent hours with him today going over basic trade knowledge just to kick him off in the right direction! Now I wouldn’t dare raise my kids half heartedly!! So I sure as heck ain’t training the next gen tradesman half heartedly either!!!! Got some things in place to help the young bloke get up to speed, even looking at taking some time on every Saturday to do some not buisness related training, where I’ll be teaching, hand skills, sharing woodworking tips & tricks, wood knowledge, along with setout & creating cutting lists along with a heap more! I’m willing to help, taking time away from my family, I definitely know there is quite a few that would give there left arm just to get the opportunityportunity💕
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#wood #woodporn #messmate #messmatetimber #woodworkers #australiantimber #australiantimbers #timberporn #buildingthenextgeneration #customwoodwork #customwood #teachersofinstagram #teachthemright #trade #tradesecrets #qualityoverquantity #dowoodworking #dowoodwork #woodshop #woodshops #cabinetmaker #custombuilt #bespokefurniture #bespokejoinery #bespokewoodwork #soletrader #australianmade


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Anthony Cassar

Friday, My Second Favorite F Word 😉
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Ha haa! 🤪 Evening Y’all! 👊🏼
Man she has been A Bloody Cracka of a Week!!!!! So Monday just didn’t happen! At all 😂 I went to my best mates wedding & they had a 1.125L bottle of scotch on each table! Let’s abbreviate the word “had” & between that & all the partying!!! Well the missus & I were knackered 😵 so took a day to recover..... then we kicked the week off come tues! But I pretty much haven’t been around cause I’ve had me hands full, got a new bloke on & literally putting him through his passes! So haven’t had the chance to catch up with all of y’all!!!!!!!!! & I suppose you could say 🤔 I’m a little excited 🤩 I’ve got 103 meters of Australian Messmate with @jacksondwellings name on it! There’s 4 vanities, 1 study benchtop, Powder would top &..... oh yes & a custom entry door that I can’t wait to start on!! 😈 she’s shouted be a right Cracka next week!! & absolutely can not wait! #inlove
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#woodworking #messmate #australiantimber #timber #customwoodwork #customwoodworking #customwoodworks #qualityoverquantity #everytime 😘 #mastersatwork #masteratwork #buisnessman #cabinetmaker #thestorybegins #astarwarsstory #woodporn #tgifridays #thankgoditsfriday #familydays #tomorrow #woodworkers #teachings #missedyall 💕 #forreal 👊🏼


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Anthony Cassar

Need An Ark? I Noah Guy 🤪
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Evening Y’all 👊🏼
So here...... Here she is an all her Glory 😈 my very first “Kakuri” Kana (hand plane) she’s only a new born & I’ve got a bit of work into setting her up 👌🏼, I’ve got to flatten the sole along with the bed that the blade resides in 🤤 the blade is super sexy! Then it’s leveling off the striker plate & polishing this fine arse steel 💪🏼 I’ve got a 10K natural Green Jade water stone ready for honing! & for an added love I’m going to polish up the end grain as she’s got some scars from the saw that sized her up 🙄, for now she’ll sit in my home until I’ve got some time to get her ready for some awesome planing! I’m so looking forward to smoothing some beautiful Aussie Timbers with this bad girl! I’ll get her so sharp that you’ll cut yourself just from staring at her 😈
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#japaneseplane #japaneseplanes #japanesesteel #handtools #woodenplane #woodplane #handplane #handplanes #iminlove #kakuri #handtools #handtoolsonly #woodworkingtools #toolporn #toolsofthetrade #woodworkingskills #woodworkinglove #woodworx #japanesejoinery #japanesewoodworking #japanesewoodworkingtools #madetolast #mastercraftsman #mastercraftsmanship #mastercraftsmen #aussiesofinstagram #aussietradie #tradie


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Anthony Cassar

How I Trim 1mm ABS Melamine Edge 🤪
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Evening Y’all 👊🏼!
I tell Ya what! Crackin on with this all day! Send you loco 😜..... 😅 wasn’t really all day 🙄 I was on the phone for a bit this mornin sorting out some buisness! Then I pulled out the guns & cracked right into edging these 14 sheets of melamine!!!! I first up, started in the fetal position for about 2 hours 🤪 nah it was more like 3 😂 but seriously! As y’all know I don’t have an edge gander yet! So when I need to I Edge by hand, I use a glue called Tensa Grip, it’s basically a contact adhesive but on roids! & a big part of making this all flow easier is setup, I spend a good 40mins stacking all the board up & playing a game of Tetris then I cut all the edge tape & lay it flat on an off cut, then I open up the gun & spray the glue on the chipboard edge then on the back of the tape, I hand lay each piece of edge on, use a roller to press it all down so she’s stuck real tight 👌🏼 then I use this trimmer with a custom base 😉 don’t get me wrong! It’s as mundane as heck but it makes life just that much more easier 🤞🏼 can’t wait to get an edge bander 😈 I probably would have ran the 14 sheets through in about 1 hour as aposed to about 5 💯
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#edgetape #tricksofthetrade #tipsandtricks #woodworkingtricks #woodworkingtips #diy #diys #cabinetmaking #cabinetmaker #customwoodwork #customworks #cabinetry #customcabinetry #customcabinets #trimmers #woodworkingtools #woodworkingskills #madetoorder #edgetrimmer #diyvideo #doityourself #woodworkingideas #router #routerbits #buisnessman #soletrader #aussietradie #tradie #tradielife ✌🏼


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