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Bench modification

Bench modification

Thanks to some good friends I now have a large ex-BBC filing cabinet. This has 4 large drawers and is 1m wide by 1.2m tall. There’s a couple of concrete blocks in the bottom to stop it falling over when

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Bench hook – Mini Woodworking Project

Using The Bench Hook

A bench hook is a simple project that teaches many woodworking skills and helps you when sawing. There were no free plans with instructions so I wrote some.

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Potting bench – Part 1

Potting bench - Part 1

When the builders finished our extention they left me some timber, mostly 2x4s. I also had some scaff planks that I interited with the house. At the beginning of this year, I decided that the big pile of wood was

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Drawer for lathe tools

Drawer for lathe tools

This seemingly simply project has taken nearly 5 months to complete. Part of the reason is that the bench did not have any back legs. I’d simply let the bench top be supported on the original shelves with the two

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Building a Drill Drawer

Building a Drill Drawer

Back in March I built a bench/cupboard to support my pillar drill. This has been working fine but my selection of drills keeps getting covered in swarf, oil, saw dust or whatever I happen to be working on. For this

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2015 – A winning year

2015 - A winning year

My main plan for 2015 was to built a little Stirling Engine based on a design from Model Engineer with some tweaks and castings. However even in January I was distracted by other projects. The Cel Robox 3D printer I’d

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The Shed

The Shed

About the shed The Workshopshed is a small green shed that was there when I moved into the house, to be honest it was one of the reasons we picked the house. It’s appears to be a self built shed

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Setting up a workshop shed

Setting up a workshop shed

Over the last couple of years, I’ve written a few articles on how to setup your garden shed as a workshop. Here’s a summary of all the topics you might need to think about when designing your workshop. Storage and

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