Project builds

Part 1: Visitor in my timber

I have recently purchased a big load of kiln dried prime grade oak. This was imported to the UK from France by a local merchant. I ripped a board down yesterday and found a sinister visitor lurking in the board. When I flicked...

Part 2: Oak door linings

Getting to the final touches on making up some door linings and started cutting door components today. Have put a few photos in of the progress. This kiln dried oak is very hard and busting planer and hand tool edges. I have got to change both...

Part 3: Oak doors lay out and morticing

I have today not had as much time in the shop as I would have liked but paperwork and collecting timber for other projects dictated otherwise. Having cut and planed the components yesterday for 3 of the four doors I’ve got to make today I set...

Part 4: Oak doors a progress report

Hi folks just a quick progress report on the oak doors. Things are moving a pace here I’ve build a set of garage doors and frames had a good session on the oak doors and fully rebuild all the front axle suspension and brakes on my wife’s...

Part 5: A bit of a shocking week.

I must apologise for the lack of blog entries this week things have been a bit hectic on our return from a weekend away in Wales we found our house had been hit by lightening and just about everything with a chip in on our side of the property...

Part 6: A bit of an update.

Sorry for my lack of posts recently it’s been a hectic few weeks with lots of highs and several not so’s. A relaxing few days was had at the royal welsh agricultural show by my wife and I and while I was there I’ve had a very good look at a...

Part 7: Getting cracking with some curved topped gates.

Having machines the sections for some gates last week I have not got back to them as have been away over the weekend. This evening I had a set too and have cut and shaped the the top rails, early start tomorrow to get them morticed,...

Part 8: Curved topped gate update

Well it seems all my dead lines are close ones at the moment. An early start this morning and lots of setbacks later and I’m not as close to finishing these gates as I would like. It’s going to be a late one tonight to get them done and dusted...

Part 9: Getting there

These curved topped gates are finally finished and have been delivered to the customer all that’s left to do now is install them. This pair are Scandinavian redwood 5ths from a local merchant. It was very nice timber and although stressful...

Part 10: Curved topped gates finally in place.

If it could be a problem it has been a problem on this job they have taken 15 hours to get in and right but there finally done. The posts are green oak 175mm square and 3200mm long. Some better quality pictures will follow when the guy has...