Dust and Safety

Posted by tony on Apr 15, 2008

I have always been very aware of the amount of dust created in the workshop. This is very apparent when the cobwebs become visible up in the rafters. Read the rest of this entry »


Spalted Hornbeam

Posted by webmaster on Apr 15, 2008

I found a source of a very interesting timber from a company called Stiles & Bates several months ago and thought I’d have a try at working with it. I have not seen it available before so was intrigued to see what it would look like. Read the rest of this entry »


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Thicknesser

Posted by tony on Apr 9, 2008

Took delivery of my new thicknesser this afternoon from Axminster Power Tool Centre (http://www.axminster.co.uk)). For those of you not in the know, it is a very useful device for ensuring that the timber thickness is uniform for the whole length of the piece. Read the rest of this entry »


Masking Tape jointing

Posted by tony on Apr 4, 2008

I dare say that there are many woodworkers out there that have their own tried and tested ways of assembling multi-sided boxes.

I have seen all sorts of different ways to draw all

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the pieces together once glued but I have always found that, unless you have at least six hands, the pieces slip slide all over the place with the glue acting more like a lubricant than a sticky surface. Read the rest of this entry »


Winter in the workshop

Posted by tony on Apr 1, 2008

Not a lot gets done ‘cos it’s cold in the workshop over winter. I have a wood burner but I prefer to make things from the cheap viagra pills wood rather than burn it. Read the rest of this entry »