design

bench planes – sharpening angles

Once you have established the rough shape of the bevel (see previous post) the next step, referred to as honing or...

Building a workshop – things I wish I’d known before starting

Building a workshop – things I wish I’d known before starting

Design dimensions My main regret is that I did not make it a bit bigger – no doubt I’d still...

Subframe

Subframe

Today I did the subframe – it is complete over-engineered. baroque subframe with thanks to Mondrian for the design inspiration...

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...

Sketchup

Sketchup

… and how you can use it to plan your shed Sketchup was acquired by Google in 2006 when they...

Drawing Software

Drawing Software

For many years I worked as programmer and what I learned was that, although it was generally more enjoyable to...

Planning Regulations

Planning Regulations

, planningPlanning permission in the UK governs the relationship of a building to its surroundings, including its external appearance, position...

Workshop Design

Workshop Design

My initial thoughts were ‘big shed’ possibly with insulation. However, after a bit of research I encountered a whole new...