Yew Log Chopper

Project to make an end grain chopping board from lots of small yew logs I have been saving from a tree in the garden for the past few years. after watching lots of ‘how to’ videos I was inspired to try and make my own. As suspected, cutting all the little logs square took hours but was…

Proper wood working bench

I had been meaning to make a proper wood working bench for years. So after lots of research and finding some good instructions on Instructables I finally started. Had a hairy moment trying to balance the large sheet of plywood on top of the car but managed to drive slowly home. First had to make…

River chopping board

First chopping board project, inspired by a similar picture online. Uses ash and walnut wood, had to use a bit of maths to calculate the right thicknesses so that they looked right and shrank with the same perspective as the central river. First cut the thicknesses, had to use a band-saw as I didn’t yet…

Garden Table – Oak Sleepers

My attempt at making a new, longer lasting, garden table. After extensive research looking at various pub gardens and cafe out doors furniture, I narrowed down the design and mocked up a version in 3D to get the proportions right. Ordered the 8 oak sleepers from a local company without quite appreciating how big and…

Shavings

A photo capturing the wood shavings generated when turning. well, ok, its a little bit of a cheat, this is actual three photos stacked and blended together to enhance the amount of shavings in the air. They were taken with self timer and long enough exposure the get some motion blur and flash at the…