Never Enough Time!

I love woodworking – it’s my passion! But I don’t have enough time to do what I want.  I come home from work, get changed and go into the workshop most nights at about 6.45pm.  I don’t come out until 8/9pm and still I can’t get enough time to start and finish a...

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Makers Central NEC

I’m one of a group of 12 admin who run a woodworking Facebook group.  It’s a fantastic forum to share your work and discuss woodworking, solely UK based, wood related and friendly about sums us all up. Here is the link if you would like to have a look;...

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2017 My first year in woodworking

Well 2017 has been a different kind of year for me.  I’ve started my own business, set up a website,  helped to moderate a 16,000 member woodworking group on Facebook, designed and built new things, developed new skills and techniques, bought new tools, made lots of...

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Coffee Table – Part 2

I cut and planed the wood to become the frame for the top to sit on, this was a lot easier than the top as the wood was only 2” wide.  I then double and triple checked how I was going to make the joints – I decided to use my table saw to cut the tenon’s (the pin...

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Coffee Table – Part 1

A few months after making the stool and if I’m honest, feeling pretty disappointed and disheartened with my efforts, I decided to make something else using mortice and tenon joints to try and improve my skills.  What to make…?  I realised my Dads 70th birthday was...

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1st Project

A few years ago I decided to make myself a stool for the garage so that when I was doing intricate work at my bench I could sit down and relax while concentrating. I’d never made a piece of actual furniture before, I’d made a few small pieces...

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Why I Build Things From Wood

Why I build things from wood… I’ve always loved wood. The feel. The smell. The way it makes me feel when I work with it. It’s something almost primal, like a connection to the rest of the planet – not in a tree hugging kind of way, just a connection that brings me...

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