Friday, November 3, 2017

When you start getting into woodworking, especially hand tool woodworking, you will need planes. You can find them everywhere. In your parent’s shed, tool shops, junk shops, antique shops, car boots, online auction sites…

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

As you may have guessed by now, I love vintage hand tools. If I come across a car boot sale or an antique shop I can’t help myself, I must go have a rummage to see what I can find. And recently I struck lucky, finding a shop with loads

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Whilst I am setting up shop in Scotland I am not getting much time to do any woodworking, so I thought I would share something from the archives that I really should have written about a long time ago, especially as I’ve had so many questions about it.

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

There is a disadvantage to making one off items using reclaimed timber – when someone sees something you made and says they want one too! (This project was completed a while ago, but due to moving etc., I am only just getting around to publishing it) The tray that I made

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Friday, April 14, 2017

I’m still living out of boxes as I settle in to my new house in Scotland, and I was hunting through boxes the other day looking for a specific tool when I came across an old rule that belonged to my grandad.

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

A friend of mine has been particularly supportive during everything that has happened recently, so what better way is there for a woodworker to say thank you than to make her something?

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