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Bench modification

Bench modification

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

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Bench hook – Mini Woodworking Project

Using The Bench Hook

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.

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Potting bench – Part 1

Potting bench - Part 1

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

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Drawer for lathe tools

Drawer for lathe tools

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

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Building a Drill Drawer

Building a Drill Drawer

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

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The Workshopshed is dead, long live the Workshopshed

The Workshopshed is dead, long live the Workshopshed

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

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Layout and Storage

Layout and Storage

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

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American Magazines for Makers

American Magazines for Makers

So that I’d have something to read on a long flight I dropped into a Barnes and Noble store to see what magazines were available. I picked these three. Nuts and Volts I’d heard of Nuts and Volts via the

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