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Surf Fishing Plugs #14: How to fit 10 lbs of beef in a 5 lb bag

I haven’t kept this blog up even though I’ve made a bunch of lures. I figured this one is interesting enough to warrant an entry. I wanted a very, very large bait and I have made a couple of 12"+ lures but they all had one issue in common: they...

Viking clamps.

I was in Denmark for 14 days in Oct. for my sons Masters graduation. During that time I took time out to visit Mads. His shop is like a museum. There is stuff everywhere, some of it old, some of it new, but made from old ideas. I have made...

Project builds #64: More sashes

So I’m 11 days in and one window (that awful bathroom window) is done and functioning all as it should so past two days I’ve got the other window I had started (the bedroom window that took 4 hours just to remove the sashes) all stripped...

Project builds #63: Sashes slow painful work

So after a week of working decent hours 7-10 hours a day on these sashes finally ones gone back in (almost) I fully rebuilt the box for the bathroom window, the youngest window in the house. This included a new oak Cill new bottom sections to the...

Project builds #62: What have I done? more than I can chew? Maybe?

Well folks as some of you will know as a rule I sail fairly close to the wind be it with deadlines, budgets, my abilities or what’s possible. My current job is a restoration of some Georgian sash windows and oh my I’m beginning to question what I...

Mitre Saw Dust Collection

Hey all, Haven’t done much woodworking this summer, it’s hard to be inside the shop when it’s so nice outside. Slowly gearing up for my winter woodworking, doing a few much needed shop projects and maintenance (waxing all the cast iron,...

Mobile bench prototype

I started a prototype mobile bench for the hybrid wood worker last night as really need to get something together for next week. As a hybrid wood worker this is a difficult thing hand tool benches traditionally are heavy with thick tops and...

Small Bookshelf Speakers #3: Sanding sanding and more sanding

The bases for there speaking are taking a long time to get just right. But they are coming along well. I have to change the plan on these a little as the original design didn’t account for the speaker edge depth.

Project builds #61: Getting to grips with glazing bars

As a woodworker I tend to be drawn to traditional work and traditional methods. Seldom do I find a modern high speed solution to be the best solution, for me that’s true for many things, carving letters and dovetails of any type are two good...

Hand tools #15: New saws

So after the disappointment with the lie Nielsen back Saw I’ve struggled with my old ones but time had come for a couple of new ones first up a 10inch 20 TPI gents saw as my original is a 6 inch I think. Second was a monster 18 inch 9tpi...