Now that the Garden Workshop series has ended, I’ve decided to take a short break from planning, filming and editing videos in favour of preserving my motivation and drive. I found myself in a bit of a creative rut before the UK was placed on lockdown for COVID-19 and I don’t fancy finding myself in […]
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Purchasing tools can be a bit of a minefield. There are so many different brands to choose from, and so many different retailers offering them. This quick guide explains the main tool suppliers I use when sourcing tools, and why I like using them. Axminster Tools and Machinery If you didn’t know already, I worked […]
I’ve recently had some time away from the workshop to reflect on the real reason why I do what I do. I figured getting it down on paper (or screen) was probably the best way to brain vomit all of these thoughts into one place, while also giving you guys something potentially interesting to read. If you’re looking to learn something about woodworking, this post isn’t the right place for you.
In this article, I’m going to share my reasons why I prefer a bandsaw as opposed to a table saw. This is not in an effort to persuade or influence you to copy me, I simply want to outline the things you should think about before purchasing either of these machines.
All the way from initial concept, design, prototyping, manufacturing, and fulfilment. This is the story of how my custom marking knives went from an idea into my head, to a tool that people can use and treasure.
This map details timber suppliers around the world that provide material for craft based industries. If you believe something is missing from this list, please provide me with a name, postcode and website in the comment section at the bottom of the page.
The OSB Army is an identity, a movement, and a fight against the critics who say… ‘No, you’re doing it wrong’ The OSB Army started as a bit of a joke. A satirical use of a manmade board in an attempt to rustle the jimmies of traditionally trained woodworkers. Such woodworkers include those who tell […]
To ensure you get the best from your knife, it’s worth putting some thought into which blade will suit you best. Moreover, how to actually get it fitted into the handle!
Want your knife to look good as new every time you open the box? This article shows you everything from how the blade was finished, how to refinish it, and how to ensure the blade stays securely fitted.
Ever wondered how I crammed so much woodworking experience into such a short time? It’s a common question that get’s asked by new viewers. So I thought I’d write something to refer them to!