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I’m still here …

Last year a combination of health problems, a bereavement and then the weather conspired against me getting any more time in the workshop. This year my excuses are work, family life and severe procrastination! As you may have noticed there’s … Continue reading

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Projects – Bench drill base – Part 3

Happy New Year! Today I’ve made my first miniscule progress of 2013 and glued together the two pieces of 18mm birch plywood that I cut to size in Part 2 I’ve been putting it off for a while, as the … Continue reading

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Final clamps!

It’s a big statement and may prove to be incorrect in the longer term, but for now my clamp “collection” is complete! I’ve just taken delivery of six 500mm capacity (100mm throat) Axminster F-cramps, which are currently reduced from £15.25 … Continue reading

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Even more clamps!

This week I’ve taken advantage of the Axminster special offers again. Part of my order was some more clamps. The uninitiated amongst you might be forgiven for thinking I’ve got enough (or even too many) clamps, but that’s because you … Continue reading

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Yet more clamps!

On Monday I ordered some clamps which were on special offer from Rutlands. The deal consists of ten 6″ G clamps and six 54″ sash clamps In Rutlands perpetual sales, these two packs normally cost £59.95 and £69.95 respectively, but … Continue reading

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More clamps, and other purchases

I noticed yesterday that one of my local tool shops had some Irwin quick clamps and mini quick clamps at reduced prices. I ended up getting two of the quick clamps and two of the mini quick clamps, each with … Continue reading

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Metal butchery – Bar clamp fettling

A little while ago I bought some Dakota light bar clamps from Rutlands. I’ve yet to use them, but I think they’ll come in handy on the living room storage and TV stand projects, which I hope to begin soon. … Continue reading

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