Category: Workshop

Posts about building stuff, where function is king, and tools are plenty.

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Getting into the holiday spirits

For the 2018 festive season I started what I hoped would become a tradition of making Christmas gifts for my friends and family, by making eight wall-mounted bottle openers. I’d had the idea some...

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The first supper

Toward the back of our garden, just before the newly build workshop, we have a beautiful pergola that is intertwined with a wisteria tree. This provides cover to a patio area which is prime...

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The Fruit of my Loom

Following on from my post about the loom I build for my friend Emma, I have an update to share on her progress using it, delivered via the medium of WhatsApp images, and the...

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My first commission

One thing which has been consistent among the projects I’ve worked on since starting my journey as a maker, is they’ve all been chosen by me. That changed two weeks ago when I got...

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I made a box

Last night I attended the first of five evening woodworking classes at The Building Block, a local community center in Worcester As anyone that’s read my review in Hackspace magazine knows, I’m currently learning...

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Jack-o’-lantern out of reclaimed wood

Unlike the last time I tried building something ready for Halloween, I’m somewhat proud of the fact that I was able to have an idea for a project on a Thursday, and have it...

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Patio Table Build

(A second real photo as the feature image – this can’t be right?) Another weekend, and another woodworking project – this time, the California Casual Patio Table. This is the first official project on...