Thanks to some good friends I now have a large ex-BBC filing cabinet. This has 4 large drawers and is 1m wide by 1.2m tall. There’s a couple of concrete blocks in the bottom to stop it falling over when
A bench hook is a simple project that teaches many woodworking skills and helps you when sawing. There were no free plans with instructions so I wrote some.
When the builders finished our extention they left me some timber, mostly 2x4s. I also had some scaff planks that I interited with the house. At the beginning of this year, I decided that the big pile of wood was
This seemingly simply project has taken nearly 5 months to complete. Part of the reason is that the bench did not have any back legs. I’d simply let the bench top be supported on the original shelves with the two
Back in March I built a bench/cupboard to support my pillar drill. This has been working fine but my selection of drills keeps getting covered in swarf, oil, saw dust or whatever I happen to be working on. For this
This week I painted up the next 2 boards for the workshop benches. So I should have these up and usable by the end of the week. Having reviewed the location of the power sockets and also thought about how
This is my last post from the original Workshopshed. All the tools and materials are boxed up, ready for a move to Scotland. Over the last 13 years, I’ve spent many happy days in the shed and it’s allowed me
When designing the new workshop my key concerns are being able to access tools and materials easily, have space to work and controlling dust and chips