Latest Woodworking Blogs

Help with info on a planer.

I’m looking at buying a 1998 CKM p-630 planer. I can’t find much info on it via google or other search sights. My Dad and I have a small sawmill operation and would like to add a planer to our tool cache for customers and for our own projects....

Project builds #67: Sash windows coming together

So I’ve had a couple of steady days at the sashes and have lights for one window done and glued up in clamps and the other pair machined up apart from the glazing bars. I started with the narrower window as it only has one vertical and one...

Project builds #66: Starting a run of new sashes

So it would seem I’m becoming some what of an area expert on the sash window. I have taken on another two small arch top sash windows, they are of Victorian style but are going to be double glazed with plant on beads. Lots of lead weight required...

Rants from the chaos woodshop #3: A little glimpse into my shop, especially for Jack.

Hello folks hope the new year is being good to you? My van spat its clutch out yesterday so after spending all morning looking at yet more work and arguing with an architect I had lost all enthusiasm this afternoon so I took some photos of the...

Project builds #65: Bifold doors and windows to latest building regs

Hello folks, so my most recent job (or one of many has been to create a set a Bifold doors and a window for a new build extension going on the listed house with the sashes. These have got to be bang on modern building regulations here in the...

Finishes #1 Chalk Paint

As promised here is the start of some more detailed updates… I have been playing around with different finishes and experimenting a bit with different combinations. It has definitely been a big learning kerb but I’ve now got some pleasing...

Bed side table

Not too long ago I made a pair of tables for a bedroom upstairs. Last week I wanted to post it as a creation. That I did yesterday. The reason for the delay, is that the table and I could not agree on the speed we should go down the stairs. ...

Daddy-Daughter Time #1

As most of you will know by now my Dad is my hero and he too has found healing in woodwork. We get up to all kinds of mischief together and this last week has been no different! As I am now back behind the wheel of a car and driving to different...

Rants from the chaos woodshop #2: Radial arm saws and stick framing (for you Brian)

As Brian has many times hinted stick framing buildings is a fast perfectly strong and acceptable way to build. The size and speed with which these war time buildings was built was incredible and you won’t see a titanium super duper framing hammer...

Time - Who Needs That Luxury?!

Long time no speak, things have been hectic to say the least. I hope this festive period finds everyone well and in good spirits. The last few months for me have been crazy! I came 5th in the woodwork competition I entered back in May. I learnt a...