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Project builds #69: Charred larch Cladding

So with work on the barn having ground to a very painful holt both in terms of what can be done and financially I’ve turned my attention to other things, the four panel doors I posted in creations the other day and a cladding job have all been...

Project builds #53: I seem to have a timber fetish

I’ve finally found a decentish supplier of large section and long length soft wood suitable for pergolas and garden structures etc. It is always exciting to poke around these merchants and see what they have to offer. This particular merchant...

Timber frame barn conversion #2: Another day some more done.

We are slowly getting through the mountain of repairs required on this timber frame. A lot of previous repairs have been done with some sort of soft wood possibly a spruce or Scots pine and it’s not stood up all that well. Theres some pieces...

A STORAGE SHED FOR MY BBQ GAS GRILL #10: Finishing Up

The carpentry work is finished and only the painting remains. I enjoyed this project and I hope it will be a convenience for us in the years to come. The space it occupies on our terrace is never used, so it was a good place to put it. The only...

Interior door making #4: First paint

Today I caught a break. My wife had to go to the doctor so she was home to take care of the baby when I got home. That gave me a much needed extra hour which enabled me to stay on schedule. I cut the hinge mortises and latchset holes on the...

Hand tools #9: Rouge traders and onsite tool storage.

Hi folks hope all are well and making shavings? I have this afternoon been to answer a distress call from a farther of two about my own age and his wife. The door on the lounge of their new home was falling off its hinges and had been bodged...

Gut Shop Reorganization #2: Planning layout

I finally sat down with a calculator and paper and figured out the layout I’ve been roughly organizing in my head. I also decided to permanently fix certain tools in place because I want a level work surface for all of them to share. My garage...

Project builds #23: A start back at detailed work

Well having had the great big dressing removed from my hand on Thursday I have spent most of the past three days making a gate latch and getting the timber sorted and loaded into the new timber store. I did this afternoon get a chance to do...

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...

Woodworking Monthly #4: Issue 1.04 / October 2016

October 2016 Issue of our Woodworking Monthly is here. Have a good read! Editorial Feature Article by Les Hastings Feature Article by Paul Miller Editor’s Choice Woodworkers of the Week Monthly Top 5 Theme of the Month...