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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 3

Yesterday I was only able to do a little bit of work on the smaller bench. My mission for today was to at least get all the bits into the garage, as my wife needs the car back! As the … Continue reading

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Clutter redistribution

I’m not sure it was the best idea to choose the hottest day of the year so far to do this, but today I’ve mostly been in the garden working on my shed. The door was so warped and the … Continue reading

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Amateur Photographer A few months ago I cancelled my subscription to Amateur Photographer. I enjoyed reading the magazine and the fact that it’s a weekly publication was handy for the commute, but after several years of subscription and other reading … 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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Poll – Bandsaw choices

I’ve been thinking and reading about building a workshop for some time now, trying to figure out the best and simplest setup for my single garage. For financial and space reasons I’m trying to keep the quantity and size of … Continue reading

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Adding to my Library …

At the moment I don’t seem to be getting any time to make any real progress on my projects, but I’ve added quite a few titles to my library! The Bandsaw Book – I’ve not finished reading this yet, but … Continue reading

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Procrastination and Philosophy

I’ve not been making any progress on any of my projects recently. There are a number of factors that are contributing to this (other than chronic procrastination): I am very busy at work and there’s no sign of any respite … Continue reading

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Review – Axminster AWBRD550 Bench Radial Drill – First impressions

On Tuesday I took delivery of my second piece of machinery for the workshop, an Axminster AWBRD550 bench radial drill. It arrived inside two nested cardboard boxes (one inside the other like Russian dolls), strapped atop a small wooden pallet. … Continue reading

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Projects – TV stand – Part 3

Following on from Part 2 After the amount of tearout encountered when cross cutting the veneered MDF for the side and rear panels, I knocked up a zero clearance base for my circular saw as tearout would be much harder … Continue reading

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