Category Archives: Projects

Thoughts on order

[A combination of health problems and bereavement have conspired against me getting any time in the workshop (or even at car boot sales! 😦 ) but here’s a post I’ve been writing for a while] I suspect I’m not alone … Continue reading

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Projects – Boot jack – Part 2

It’s been a while since my eldest daughter and I have done anything in the workshop together, but as this week is half term I promised we’d make a bit more progress on the boot jack project. We re-thought our … Continue reading

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Finishing off the bench drill stand

This morning I reconfigured the base of the drill press stand, moving the castored wheels to the back. Instead of rotating all the corner sections round 90 degrees, I only moved the castored ones round, left one of the fixed … Continue reading

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Measure once cut twice

I got a few hours in the workshop today while my wife looked after the kids. It was one of those frustrating days where not much went right and I probably should have called it quits and gone to the … Continue reading

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Projects – Router table – Part 5

I’ve made no real progress since Part 4, but I managed to get half an hour in the workshop earlier and did a bit more mocking up. I want to keep the structure below the table as simple as possible, … Continue reading

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Projects – Boot jack – Part 1

My eldest daughter has always expressed an interest in woodwork, so I decided to start a series of simple projects with her to encourage this. She’s 5, very artistic and loves making stuff – patterns, collages, papier mache err … … Continue reading

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Projects – Router table – Part 4

Continued from Part 3. I reckon I’ll need about a 14cm bolt to hold the two halves of the clamp together around the router, so I went to Wickes after dinner and bought a selection of threaded rod, some self … Continue reading

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