Shed roof repairs

Shed roof repairs

When I replaced my shed roof, I used a thin piece of plank of internal wooden cladding painted with some preservative, after two winters this was faring badly against the weather (photo taken before the guttering was added) I’d spent

Continue reading Comments One Comment

Replacing the cladding on workshopshed

Replacing the cladding on workshopshed

Thanks to a few days off and some nice weather I’ve managed to replace the side of the workshop. The old side was made from corrugated plastic sheet, which had perished badly in the sunlight. It was very brittle and

Continue reading Comments Add Comment

Turning different materials

Turning different materials

Most people use their mini-lathes to turn metal or plastic and some even venture into turning wood but I expect few will be turning lino. As a Christmas present for an uncle, I made the above lino ink stamp from

Continue reading Comments Add Comment

Machining Wood in the mini lathe

Machining Wood in the mini lathe

I’ve been doing some simple wood turning in the lathe over the last few weeks. I found that the local DIY superstore sold hemlock balustrade blanks, for a couple of pounds. This is a pale wood that is fine grained

Continue reading Comments One Comment

Spindles

Spindles

Back in the 1940s the idea of “Make Do and Mend” was common, however over the last 60 years the disposable culture has slowly taken over. My friends from PSTOIC are the kind of people who will happily repair something

Continue reading Comments 4 Comments