Category: Workshop

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

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Epoxy resin river laptop tray

For the longest time I’ve wanted to play with epoxy resin. Watching makers like Peter Brown, Ben’s Worx, and TheCrafsMan on YouTube inspired the desire to use resin in a project, and conversations with...

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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...