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Potting Bench – Part 4

Potting Bench - Part 4

I’d planned to attach the legs to the top frame before putting on the top as it would give me more visibility but I found there were too many pieces to juggle at once. So instead I cut two more

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Potting Bench – Part 3

Potting Bench - Part 3

The next part of the bench to build was the top. The back of the top was made from a scaffold plank, the ends were going rotten but I managed to cut a nice section from the middle 1m long.

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Potting Bench – Part 2

Potting Bench - Part 2

Making the second pair of legs was fairly uneventful, a couple of knots meant that one piece of scrap just refused to separate itself regardless of how much I attacked it with chisels and saws. One tip I can give

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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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Wooden Bike from Rammed Earth Workshop

Wooden Bike from Rammed Earth Workshop

Michael Thompson has recently finished building a bike made from wood, the SplinterBike. No metal, plastic or rubber parts were used at all. The main part of the bike is made from birch, the axles from the hardwood ekki and

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Wood Pattern-Making

Wood Pattern-Making

I’ve been reading Wood Pattern-Making by Herbert J McCaslin. It’s the 1997 reprint of a much earlier book and I have to recommend it as being an interesting and potentially useful read for people interested in casting (or woodworking). Wood

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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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Bench work in progress pictures

Bench work in progress pictures

The bench framework and top assembled, need to attach the edging and sanddown and paint my screw fixing holes. Apart from one joint where the 2 screws clashed in the middle the construction went fine. The shelving that forms the

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