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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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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

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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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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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 […]