Never Enough Time!

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...
2017 My first year in woodworking

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...
Coffee Table – Part 1

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...
1st Project

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 like a basic shelving...
Why I Build Things From Wood

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...