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Cabinet Garden Woodworking

Pottery Store – part 2

I’m building a cupboard that will go outside and provide a store for the pottery and craft tools and supplies used by my wonderful wife, MakeWalkRead. I spent the previous post designing, measuring, sketching, and deliberating. Now it’s time to get out the saws, screwdrivers and hammers. Before I can assemble the frame, I need […]

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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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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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Table Woodworking

TV Table – part 2

So, the legs. In a previous blog I began a project to build a table for our new TV. Our failing eyesight required us either to give up watching Only Connect, or to upsize our screen so that we could once again read the clues on The Walls. So far, I have talked about how […]

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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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Garden Woodworking

Fork Handles

Repairs are part and parcel of keeping a home. I did intend to write up an outdoor project I started many years ago, but a more recent bit of outdoor work interrupted. We have a good garden and veg patch, and there’s always opportunity for digging. Wear-and-tear happens though, and sometimes repairs are necessary. In […]

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House Woodworking

Banister

Strictly speaking, I didn’t make a banister… A banister is a handrail with supporting posts at the side of stairs, there to help people move up and down and stop them falling off. When I first moved to this house in 2001, I quickly came to hate the banister that was here. It was a […]

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Bookshelf Woodworking

Obelus and Radical – part 2

The boy’s mathematical bookcase project continues… In the previous blog I talked about the design of a bookshelf for my son’s bedroom that would have mathematical symbols hidden into the shelves. I had bought the wood and marked it all up, and was beginning the assembly. I tackled the most complex piece of work first; […]