Inspired by a friend, I started working on a list of things to do in the coming days and weeks. Things I have wanted or thought of doing but had other stuff get in the way. It was inevitable that some of these things would get me into the workshop and I started with aContinue reading “Bucket lists and Japanese saws”
Working on a piece requested as a spin-off of the book carving I made earlier this year for a friend. This one is for a wedding and it is going to Spain. I was glad to make another carving, and was positively surprised at how confident I felt with the roughing out of the initial form having done oneContinue reading “Glad to be carving…”
The English workbench form has held a great deal of attraction for me for two primary reasons: it is the predominant traditional form in Britain, and one that epitomises simplicity. I think there was possibly another, hidden motif of a challenge: will it meet my current and future needs? Can I do without all theContinue reading “Workbench Part II: Design and joinery”
Like many folk, I struggled with a flimsy, inadequate commercial workbench for a couple of years. I use hand tools almost exclusively and although I did manage to build and carve on the bench, any moderate to heavy planing was particularly far from fun. It was a good learning experience, though: when the time cameContinue reading “Workbench build and workbench height”
Is there such a thing as procrastination at 4AM in the morning?
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