Tag Archives: purchases

Delivery day roundup

I’ve had 3 deliveries since the 15th: one from Machine-DRO (Allendale Electronics) and two from Axminster. Machine-DRO I’d never heard of this company until I saw a link in a post on the Woodworkers Institute forums. So far I’m impressed … Continue reading

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Stanley hand drill

I was wandering through town earlier when I saw an old Stanley hand drill with chest/breast brace in a bric-a-brac shop (not the one I got the planes, saws and other bits and bobs from). It was only £3 and … 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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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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Bentley Woodfair

Today I took both daughters to Bentley Woodfair. We knew it would be wet, but the friends we were going with couldn’t make it on the Saturday when the weather was better. In the end we only wandered round the … Continue reading

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Bench reconstruction – Part 1

Yesterday I saw a couple of posts on the local Gumtree advertising beech workbenches. They were of two different patterns – one fairly heavy construction with vices either side (Record 52E) and the other slightly lighter with vices either side … Continue reading

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Car booty – 27th August 2012

As may be obvious from some of my purchases and reviews, this year I’ve mainly been acquiring new tools and machines. This isn’t because I am ignorant of the quality of old vs modern tools, but more a question of … Continue reading

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Saw seeing

The other day when I was in the bric-a-brac shop I noticed some old hand saws in the outdoor section. There were a couple of Disstons and a Spear & Jackson. Today when I went back they were still outside … Continue reading

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Further reading

Yesterday I received a parcel containing 7 books from Olly (thanks again Olly!). He’s been selling off a selection of his books on the UKWorkshop forums. The ones I bought were: How to Build a Great Home Workshop (Wood Magazine) … Continue reading

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Most expensive machinery yet!

I’ve been thinking for a while about getting a Worksharp WS3000 for my workshop. It looks like a good solution – Olly certainly likes it – and it seems to have a lot of nice features. Rutlands had one of … Continue reading

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