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Project #9: Pyrography Key Fob

Around mother’s day I finally got some time to myself and decided to get the pyrography kit out. My kit is just a bog standard pen with multiple tips from eBay so nothing special there. I had decided at the time that it was a good way to learn...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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.