Woodworking


A handmade footstool

A handmade footstool

A few years ago my daughter inherited a “big bed” from her Great Aunt and we set it up in her room. Last year she told us that she did not like the big bars over the ends so as

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Simple garden bench – Finishing

Simple garden bench - Finishing

As the bench was going outside I knew it would need some protection from the elements. The metal brackets that supported the legs were given a coat of Hammerite. The top of the bench was sanded and then cleaned with

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Simple garden bench

Simple garden bench

The last couple of weekends the family teamed up to help renovate my Mother in law’s garden. It was a big garden and had got overgrown as it was too much for her to maintain. After a general tidy, we

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Bird table

Bird table

Back in the summer of 2014 I completed a gate modification extending the height of the back garden gate. One component of that was some bamboo screening at the top. Unfortunately as various cats, foxes and squirrels had used this

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New tools

New tools

For Christmas I received a generous gift of a pocket hole jig, drill and clamp. Unfortunately the provided depth stop was the wrong size as it was intended for a much smaller drill. Rather than send that back I thought

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