construction

bench planes – honing

Once you’ve ground the blade to to about the right angle then you need to hone it in order to create a...

bench planes – the cap iron

You might recall that the cap iron is the part that is held on top of the cutting iron with a shallow bolt....

Putting on the roof

Putting on the roof

We finished off the walls by fixing the structural posts and beams in the near corner (these will frame the...

Erecting the Walls

Erecting the Walls

There was a welcome break in the weather between Christmas and new year, and we ended up with a couple...

Clearing a Space – Part II

Clearing a Space – Part II

I finished clearing the site at the weekend and realized – rather belatedly – that: the tree I had planted...

Structural Insulated Panels – part II

Structural Insulated Panels – part II

… or why SIPS are a good idea Despite being constructed from flimsy individual components SIPs are very strong. This...

Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS)

Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS)

Structural Insulated Panels – more than you wanted to know – Part I what is a SIP? A SIP is...

Clearing a Space

Clearing a Space

I got a few hours off for good behaviour at the weekend and cleared a space. In the next thrilling...