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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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Tidying up my Sorby Marking Gauge

I had some minor surgery on Friday so I’ve not been up to much this weekend, other than thinking about various projects and tidying up a Sorby marking gauge I bought a while ago from a local bric-a-brac shop. Today … Continue reading

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Projects – Bench drill base – Part 2

Following on from Part 1 This morning I took delivery of two 4′ by 8′ sheets of Birch plywood, one 12mm and the other 18mm. The local supplier delivered them free and ripped them in half for me, which slightly … 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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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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Building a plain table top for my folding workbench

I picked up about 9 identical 600mm x 350mm offcuts of 18mm MDF on one of my trips to Wenban-Smith a few weeks ago. One reason I got them is that (by eye) they looked about the same size as … Continue reading

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