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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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Bench reconstruction – Part 2

I only got part way through rebuilding the small bench tonight. As I mentioned in the previous post, one of the stretchers is broken around a barrel nut. Some pieces of it remained on the leg section, trapped by 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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Purchases:2 Progress:0

It’s been almost a month since my last update and I’m ashamed to say I’ve achieved precisely nothing in the workshop. I’ve still been adding to my “collection” though … First is the Axminster 3 way drill vice As the … Continue reading

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Poor impulse control …

I’ve been thinking of buying the Numatic NVD750 for a while, but have been balking at the price (£343.50 for the vacuum alone) as I’d definitely want to add the wheels and possibly the HEPA module. I’ve spent quite a … Continue reading

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A bit of a clear out

Tomorrow a computer recycling company are coming to relieve me of a few obsolete computers and hard drives that I’ve had for years and have been putting off getting rid of because they’re “too good to throw away” but have … Continue reading

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Upgrading the Microclene MC760

I recently posted my first impressions of the Microclene MC760 air filter which I bought from Poolewood Machinery in Kent. I really love the feeling of quality this little thing exudes and it’s amazingly compact compared to the alternatives, however … Continue reading

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