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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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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A new home for Workshopshed

A new home for Workshopshed

There are some radical changes for the workshopshed. I’m currently boxing up the tools and materials so I can relocate to a new workshop.

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How to Choose The Right Kind of Screws

How to Choose The Right Kind of Screws

If you’re new to the DIY world, or simply new to your given project, you might be at a bit of a loss for what screws are best for your build of choice. There are so many to choose from,

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Shed of the year 2020 – Finalists

Shed of the year 2020 - Finalists

This year marks the 20th year of readersheds, a website setup by Andrew Wilcox aka Uncle Wilco for people to celebrate their sheds. That spawned the shed of the year competition in 2007 which even spent a few years on

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Patreon ?

“Did you ever consider Patreon either as something minor to fund the hobbies or as a full-time income?” asked my mate Kevin. I did think about becoming a full time maker earlier in the year whilst otherwise out of work.

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Axe Cosy

Axe Cosy

Our little hatchet normally hangs on a hook in the Workshopshed. But I wanted to transport it so felt that the blade need a bit of protection and us from it. I had some leather left over from a previous

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