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Pipe and Book 1 ( continued )

I have my drill stand centered over my jig , which is just a square box , with about a 1/16 " play . this did not work either for adequate holding or accuracy , so I returned to using the drill press . So I wrapped the rubber strip...

Pipe and Book 1 ( continued )

I started by taking a 1 3/8 maple dowel to the router table to make the mouth piece for the pipe . I set up a stop and a feather board and angled them away from the fence at the bottom . Using a 1/2 inch straight bit , I’ll reduce it’s...

Pipe and Book 1

Shortened to Alice in Wonderland, is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar,...

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...