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...

Dating record bench planes

The most complete reference I could find about dating record bench planes is by David Lynch: http://www.recordhandplanes.com …and the information in...

Workbench construction – Part II

The bench is almost finished – I just need to secure the top (which I have not done just yet...

Workbench construction – Part I

Workbench construction – Part I

I have completed most of the base now. I’m most pleased with the pocket hole jig- it even comes with...

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...

1 WEATHERPROOFING

1 WEATHERPROOFING

The weather here is going from bad to worse – earlier today I grabbed an hour to try and fit...

7.  WALLS

7. WALLS

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

3 STRUCTURALLY INSULATED PANELS (SIPS)

3 STRUCTURALLY INSULATED PANELS (SIPS)

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

10 DRAWING SOFTWARE

10 DRAWING SOFTWARE

As a callow youth I worked as programmer and what I learned was that, although it was generally more enjoyable...

2 DESIGN

2 DESIGN

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