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Thursday 31 December 2015


Well folks.. One year ends another begins.. May all your dreams come true.. ;b

Thursday 24 December 2015

Merry Christmas

Like the title says..
I wish all friends and followers and occasional readers of this little blog...
Merry Christmas folks.. ;b

Sunday 20 December 2015


At a loose end today..
So I whittled a little...;b

Friday 4 December 2015

Seems Like

Seems like every Christmas I'm making one of these little heirloom boxes..
This box is sycamore with yew hinges... ;b

Sunday 29 November 2015

Copper Stitched Chair

Well after a while and a few interruptions I finally finished the chair..
Rippled sycamore the back rest is stitched together with copper boat nails.. This adds another little quirk to the chair although it was a bit of a challenge.. But that's why I do it, I like the challenge of an evolving design and resolving design issues as they arise.. So here it is folks..;b

Tuesday 24 November 2015

First Part Glued

Hey folks
I got the first part of my chair glued up..
And sanded too I'm pretty happy with it so far.
This coming weekend should see the seat and back fixed into place then final sanding and wax..;b

Monday 9 November 2015

Trophy Box

So another little project interrupted my chair..
I was asked to make some boxes to hold some gundog trophies..
So with a few old boards..
And a little idea..
I cobbled these together...;b

Thursday 29 October 2015

What About This...

I was given this.. By a friend who knows my interests..
And when he found this he thought of me..
So now I'm the owner of this cool little treadle operated Hobbies fret saw..
It does work but it requires a belt and some tlc...
Which I'll happily tackle... ;b

Sunday 18 October 2015

Shaping Up

Been painting for a week solid giving the hoose a lick of paint..
So I was glad to get out this weekend..
Outside and out to the workshop..

Sunday 4 October 2015

For The Birds

Took a little time off the chair this weekend...
And put together this little bird table..;)

Sunday 27 September 2015

Little Edge

So I glued up the back of the seat..
I added copper nails to stitch it together..
And for a little edge to the look..
The book matched rippled sycamore is pretty stuff... ;b

Sunday 20 September 2015

Back And Seat

Got on with x little more prep on the back and seat of the new chair..
Some really cool grain popping out..
I'm enjoying being back in the workshop ;b

Sunday 13 September 2015

Been A While

Hey guys
Yes it's been a while..
So I've been thrown a few curve balls lately..
But I'm getting back on track.
I started on this chair using the same rippled sycamore as the little cabinet..
It's been nice making some shavings again, and watching the chair evolve ... ;b

Sunday 9 August 2015

A Brace

I made a partner for the Rowan stool..
Same as last time, wedged through tenons...
But Two's better than one..
Also I'm going to start another blog..
I'm still keeping this one so don't worry..
But I'll show a little sneak peak of what's coming in the new blog...;)

Sunday 26 July 2015


A stool made over the weekend..
With Rowan top (mountain ash)..
And hazel legs.. ;b

Friday 24 July 2015

Would You Live in a Treehouse?

You folk's might like this..

I do...;b

Thanks to original uploader...

Saturday 18 July 2015

Wax On

I ordered hand forged hinges for the cabinet..
They came this morning so I popped the doors on and gave it a final coat of wax..
I wasn't sure about the hinges at first.. But now I love them..
Pretty happy with how that turned out..
And it started out as a slab as pictured...;b

Sunday 12 July 2015


Painted the matchboarding
for the back of the cabinet..
A little tweak here and there..
For alignment..
Doors also fitted in..
Now I'm in a quandary as to what to do to hang these doors..
Simple pins top and bottom, or some wooden contraption..
But I fear this will take away from the simple lines..;/
So my thinking cap will be on..
And any suggestions are welcomed...;b

Sunday 5 July 2015

Sycamore Cabinet Progress...

So guys..
After getting sidetracked with all manner of things..
I'm back on track with the sycamore cabinet..
Got it all fitting together..
Not perfect but a little scribing and fettling will see it done..
The doors will be a bit of a challenge..
But that's all part of the making... :b