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DIY Garden House Technique Woodworking

My First Year

I began this blog a year ago. Happy Birthday Messing About With Wood! On the 29th December 2019 I signed up to WordPress, with the idea of documenting my efforts with chisels, saws and drills. I didn’t really have any intention for the blog. It would be little more than a personal record, I could […]

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DIY Technique

Paper Stars

Right. It’s Christmas. Time for some decorations… I’m going to step away from wood and play with paper this time. You know how people like to make paper snowflakes? They fold up a piece of paper a few times, attack it with scissors, and come up with an 8-pointed thing that looks wrong? #Snowfake! Sometimes […]

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House Technique Woodworking

Book Stand – part 3

So, I’m making a book stand… In the beginning of this story, I made a picture of a White Horse. Later, I built a frame for the picture, then I made a tray for books to stand in and a pair of legs for the frame to stand on. Now to put all these things […]

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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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House Technique Woodworking

Lamp Clamp

Making replacement parts… Sometimes a big thing can be rendered useless when a small part of it breaks or goes missing. I’m beginning to find that with some basic woodworking skills under my belt, I can fashion replacement parts and keep things alive for a few more years. This is most evident around the garden, […]

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House Technique Woodworking

Dovetails

For Christmas, Fi got me a place on a woodworking course, which I took over the weekend… Not far from where we live is an organisation called the Sylva Foundation. They are an environmental charity who work to connect people and trees. They look at forest, land and wood resource management, and at the uses […]