As a woodworker and avid ‘upcycler’, I am always loathed to see wood go to waste. So, when a friend said they had some wormy maple they couldn’t use I knew I just had to have it. Instantly I knew I wanted to make something with it that would show off the worm holes to create a beautifully organic effect in the piece.
I have been asked to make/repair many things over the years, but none so interesting as an Irish Bagpipe pipe. I was contacted by a bagpipe maker to match the wood colour for a section of an Irish bagpipe.
With so much activity in the shop it is hard to find the time to clean the tools… But it’s important to once in a while clean the table saw.
I have been fascinated with boxes for as long as I can remember and have amassed quite a collection, ranging from simple rectangular boxes to more complex sculpted puzzle boxes that I have long since forgotten how to open. In this article I am going to take you through the steps of creating a simple sliding lid box using some new techniques. Read more…
The re-purposed door for the potting shed (an article yet to be finished) had a really neat door bell – a manual rotary – the sort that by spinning the knob rotates a set of gears inside that in turn forces the ‘clackers’ out to hit the bell itself – basically works like a bicycle bell.