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Who is interested in building this sort of stuff?

They are simple basic medium sized chairs for “Bigger Kids” no additional parts involved , apart from a back rest of course.

Project #8: Rustic Signs (Part 2)

I am now utterly convinced that the longer you watch paint dry the more tacky it gets. Luckily I found other things to do while I waited for all of the paint to dry. I have given all of the wood as coat of teak wood stain to act as a base and...

Project builds #51: Getting it together

After several hours fixing a car this morning I thought I’d start and get these nemesis curve top gates together. So I got my jigsaw out and cut the pattern out and got that refined how I wanted it. I then transferred the pattern to my work...

Project builds #50: Lay out deck required.

Due to the nature of the work I do my shop is only 1/3rd of the size it really needs to be and the farm is on a hill so everything slopes there is no level concrete anywhere in the place. Normally that does not matter a jot as I build things...

Project builds #49: Green oak gates build whirlwind run through

So for this order of 4 gates and fencing I was asked to use the clients own timber. The logs were milled 22/12/16 by a Lucas mill that I hired in with operator just to get the job done. I then stacked the timber in the farm grainstore...

Project builds #48: More green oak.

Since before Xmas I’ve had a niggle in my back which finally gave way on 20th Jan and it turns out I had a herniated disc in my spine that was impinging my sciatic nerve to my right leg. Following intensive treatment I’m back at it in the...

Project #8: Rustic Signs

Around this time last year I attempted to make a gift for my mum. It was a small wooden block with the word “mum” very badly carved into it and under the guidance of a friend I attempted to distress it instead of just staining it. It was the...

Odds And Ends

My work recently has been a bit “bitty”. I’ve been doing things here and there while sorting through materials and sharpening tools. I recently purchased a sharpening station complete with a diamond sharpening stone. It has been fantastic for...

Rough TV Stand #2: Yay warm weather!

Been waiting for a nice stretch of weather and finally got it. I can’t/don’t want to bring pieces into the house to stain/poly with little kids around. Got the top and sides stained and 2 coats of poly on (planning on 2 more) and primed the...

Surf Fishing Plugs #11: Epoxy spinner

So I’ve been really ramping up my game here and one thing that has bothered me is the final protective coat of epoxy. I was not getting good results with 5 minute epoxy so I switched to envirotex, which has a much longer working time, but it sags...