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...

bench planes – flattening the sole

In the previous post we found out how to check your plane’s sole for flatness.   If you buy a new...

Oneida Ultimate Dust Deputy II – Dust Collection In Action

I did quite a lot of research into dust collection cyclones that would fit in a small workshop.  This research...

Robertson woodscrews

I mentioned that the vice I installed came with screws that use Robertson heads (see the picture at the top...

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...

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