Rennners

Rennners

Rennners

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Apr 2014    Paulstown, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland    Website

A blog entry with some wood in it... Fixing Drawer Fronts in a Hurry

Most of you will probably know this already, but there are probably a few amongst us who would appreciate a walk through of the simplest method of affixing drawer fronts yet to be devised by man. With a hole bored for the knob, offer drawer...

A blog entry with no wood in it

I guess I am now in the category of Hobby Woodworker. If anyone read the last ramble I submitted here then you might remember that I was offered a job in England doing what I used to do before trying make a living as a cabinet maker. I took the...

13 Cuts...

Friday, 12.40pm, sitting on a wall outside a BMW dealership in Hull, South Yorkshire. There’s ten minutes to go before what seems an appropriate time to walk in to reception at the packaging pre press company next door. I have flown over from...

A silk purse from a sow's ear... #6: "At this moment I feel no love for you at all. I never thought that would ever happen, but it has."

Diane Keaton to Al Pacino in The Godfather II. I will preface the next part by saying ’It’s not all fun and games in the workshop’ “At this moment I feel no love for you at all. I never thought that would ever happen, but it has.” This is...

A silk purse from a sow's ear... #5: Say hello to my leetle friend...

Long day in the workshop today, trying to catch up on yesterday, May Day – a Bank Holiday here. Didn’t get as much done as I wanted, I’m at a point where all these little things seem to need attention, cutting the top for the tall boy into the...

A silk purse from a sow's ear... #4: More extreme cheapskate measures...

There’s a midi tallboy part to this job. Originally it was going to be made from bb ply with a poplar face frame, but as the client didn’t want to shell out for high end materials (for a painted job), I revisited the quote and priced it to be...

A silk purse from a sow's ear... #3: Keeping the cost down/new adventures in MDF

The build is going well. No stupid mistakes yet, a lot of cutting. Doors made. Base made. Carcase ready to assemble. One thing I had to do today in order to determine an exact width for the tall boy part, was make the cornice. I needed to do...

A silk purse from a sow's ear... #2: Take 4 wire coat hangers, a length of tinsel and eight candles...

I finally got round to making a start on the wardrobe. End panels first. I can’t help but think of ‘Blue Peter’ – a long running children’s tv programme on the BBC. Every week they had a demonstration of how to make some artsy, craftsy piece of...

A silk purse from a sow's ear... #1: Well for a start off, I'll say Hi and a little bit about this job...

Fellow woodworkers, I recognise some of you from the other place, just signed up here, so would like to say hello! I like the format here, especially since my laptop bit the dust and this works and looks really well on my phone. So after a...