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Jun 2014    Warwickshire Uk    Website

Carpenter, Joinery, wood turner and carver. Specialism gates, doors, traditional timber frame building. Also a national hedgelaying society accredited hedge layer.

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Project builds #70: Little barn truss and purlins.

Another job off the still very long list. A little truss and purlins done. Done with traditional joints and draw pegs in genuine English grown oak that was locally milled to me. Small truss with the tie beam being just over 3.6metres...

Hand planes #12: A light repair

As seen in my last instalment in this series I found some writing on the bottom of a plane handle. I repaired that handle and sanded and dyed it again and gave it several coats is new shellac. I also cleaned the rest of the body of the plane and...

Hand planes #11: A little bit of family history.

My Mother came to see me at my shop yesterday as she wanted a new prop for her washing line. I pulled a piece of deal out the rack and 4.5 plane out of the cupboard smoothed all four faces and knocked the arris off. The plane I pulled out was a...