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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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Garden Woodworking

Shed Fettling

Most of the woodworking that goes on in the garden involves fettling and fixing things that have deteriorated. I do have a nice big garden creation to write about, and will do that next post. Before I get there though, I will tell this story as a preamble. In 2006, I tried to move an […]

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Garden Woodworking

Compost Fettling

Spring and Summer in lockdown. What to do? There are always things going on out in the garden. I should use the time to do some tidying up, and fettling of the various things that tend to decay over winter. Specifically; the compost bins. I built these many years ago. Four bins in all; two […]

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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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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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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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Table Woodworking

TV Table

Eyesight gets worse as you get older. This project started when we began to lose the ability to read The Walls on the television quiz show Only Connect. We would have to sit far forwards on the sofa for that round, to make the writing big enough. It was no good, we would have to […]

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Bookshelf Woodworking

Obelus and Radical

The Boy’s bedroom projects continue… He has a lot of books, of course, and a newly modelled bedroom that didn’t offer anywhere to put them. I could’ve bought a regular, free-standing bookshelf… Alright, I couldn’t. I was bound to end up building one, wasn’t I? His room had a thin slice of wall in the […]