Woodworking


Desk Finishing

Desk Finishing

As mentioned a few days ago, I’ve been making a child’s desk from some scrap planks. I discovered late in the build that one of the planks was twisted. That caused the frame to twist when it was screwed together.

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A child’s desk

A child's desk

After our last bed broke for a second time we decided to replace it. As usual I dismantled it for parts and gave the rest for recycling. So I’ve ended up with a number of thick wooden planks and a

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Windsor chair making

Windsor chair making

The windsor chair is constructed from a solid base, the legs and back are then attached with a tenon joint. It’s a classic design and makes for a comfortable and sturdy chair. These type of chairs can be made with

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Under stairs storage trolley

Under stairs storage trolley

Workshopshed: Russ is a friend of mine from since college, we spent many hours at the student TV studio and then later worked together installing software around the globe. Last month, I got together with Russ and another friend Richard

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Simple garden bench – Finishing

Simple garden bench - Finishing

As the bench was going outside I knew it would need some protection from the elements. The metal brackets that supported the legs were given a coat of Hammerite. The top of the bench was sanded and then cleaned with

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Simple garden bench

Simple garden bench

The last couple of weekends the family teamed up to help renovate my Mother in law’s garden. It was a big garden and had got overgrown as it was too much for her to maintain. After a general tidy, we

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Bird table

Bird table

Back in the summer of 2014 I completed a gate modification extending the height of the back garden gate. One component of that was some bamboo screening at the top. Unfortunately as various cats, foxes and squirrels had used this

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New tools

New tools

For Christmas I received a generous gift of a pocket hole jig, drill and clamp. Unfortunately the provided depth stop was the wrong size as it was intended for a much smaller drill. Rather than send that back I thought

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