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House Technique Woodworking

Book Stand – part 2

I’m on my way towards making a Book Stand… A while ago I made a picture of the White Horse, in a piece of plywood using a Scroll Saw gifted by my Father-in-Law. This picture was to be turned into a stand for cookery books in the kitchen. So far I have a set of […]

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House Technique Woodworking

Book Stand

So, I’d made a White Horse with a Scroll Saw. Now I needed a use for it. About a year after I had first practiced with the scroll saw, MakeWalkRead said “I could do with a book stand for the kitchen. Something that will hold a big thick cookery book at an angle, keep it […]

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House Technique Woodworking

Scroll Saw

What to do when you’re given a new toy to play with… Father-in-Law has a well-stocked workshop. He keeps his kit in excellent working order, and continues to look for ever better tools to work with. This means that every now and then, he has spares that are otherwise redundant. Would I like any of […]

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Cabinet Woodworking

The Chap’s Frame

“Right, so there’s no school for the foreseeable future. What can you do with your time?” Like every parent of school-age children, we needed to spend the Spring and early Summer keeping our boy, aka The Chap, occupied with educational activities. School gave out a steady stream of things to do, and he kept on […]

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Woodworking

The Story So Far

Good lord! This is my 30th blog post. How did that happen?! I started this blog in that Christmas-New Year period when nothing much else goes on; my first actual proper post going live on 6th January. Since then I’ve waded through a score of things I’ve made around the house and garden, trying to […]

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Garden Woodworking

Chopped Wood

So, after cutting a tree down, what do you do with the wood? In the last blog I talked about a few trees in our garden that had to be taken down. This creates a lot of wood, and I don’t like letting that go to waste. We use long, thin branches and twigs around […]

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Garden Woodworking

Chopping Down

It’s mostly about making things from wood. Occasionally it’s about taking wood down. We are fortunate to have a large, mature garden, that opens out onto a nature reserve. We are secluded, surrounded by trees, and generally lucky to have wood to shade under and look at. It’s a dynamic situation though. The garden takes […]

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Cabinet Woodworking

Laundry

A couple of years ago we got a new cat. He was a smashing, lively cat, whose arrival immediately set a timer on the demise of our wicker laundry basket. His claws needed maintenance, and that was his preferred means of manicure (caticure?) I had only a limited time to build a slightly less easily […]

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Garden Woodworking

A Bench for the Den

Work on The Den continues. As The Chap gets older, he becomes less likely to want to swing and slide, and more likely to want to sit and read, or to slope off and find a quiet place to do WhatsApp stuff on his phone. The Den could still play a part in this, though […]

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Garden Woodworking

The Den – part 4

The ever evolving Den I’ve been writing about a play-fort or Den I built for my son. It began as a platform with a slide and a ladder. In Part 3 of the story I had added a swing. This was formed from a long beam suspended between the Den and an A-Frame. The swing […]