Workshop layout

Workshop layout

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

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An unexpected find buried in the garden

An unexpected find buried in the garden

At the weekend we started on a project to plant some small shrubs along the boundary to grow into a hedge. But we didn’t know what we would uncover.

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House and Workshop

House and Workshop

It has been a busy few weeks with some key autumn maintenance jobs on the house. Primarily cleaning out the gutters. Armed with a new ladder and a standoff, I headed up to clean out the lower level gutters. Some

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10 DIY Projects To Spice Up Your Quarantine

10 DIY Projects To Spice Up Your Quarantine

With the high rate of COVID-19 virus spreading around, many folks are stuck at home and all seems boring. I thought it would be great if you can get creative by building some artsy, practical DIY woodworking projects to spice

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New locks

New locks

The front door on our new house is a hardwood door, it had some brass handles. These would be more in keeping with a Victorian theme than the contemporary style of the house. The handles also kept getting snagged on

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The mystery of the TV aerial

The mystery of the TV aerial

I had TV aerial sockets but a very weak signal, what could be wrong? First step, find the aerial…

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Disappearing beds and eating pillows.

Disappearing beds and eating pillows.

Fold-down beds – also known as ‘murphy beds’ are great for occasional use in spare rooms and compact flats but they have one big issue…

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A new beginning

A new beginning

Back in January 2008, I set myself a challenge to have the Workshopshed up and running by my birthday in March. I just about achieved that and had a bench built for the lathe. This week I moved into the

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