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Steak and Chips

June 10, 2013

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This meal was an early anniversary treat. Tomorrow Ed and I will have been married for 14 years. Worth celebrating with steak and strawberries don't you think?

Fire Pit

May 28, 2013

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In the midst of enjoying some beautiful Bank Holiday weekend weather, Claire and I discussed the fact that it would be nice that evening to sit outside around a fire pit...

Write here, right now

March 30, 2013

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I am a ditherer. That might seem surprising for someone who appears to get a lot done, but I endlessly analyse decisions about the smallest details of a project. Sometimes the things I spend hours considering aren’t even visible in the finished piece. I make sketches, produce 3D CAD models, discuss things with friends, build […]

Doing a plank

March 18, 2013

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"An antipasti plank you say? I've got a big piece of oak. How big do you want it?"

Shelf Fulfilling Prophecy

February 24, 2013

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He makes them. I fill them. Pantry Shelves.

2013 Calendar

January 1, 2013

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A Calendar for woodworkers with cool pictures of tools and stuff...what more could you need?

Black Rice Salad

December 17, 2012

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One last reasonably healthy recipe from me before the gluttony of Christmas descends. Ed created this black rice salad one lunch time which is greater than the sum of its parts.

Gift Box

September 13, 2012

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I decided to make use of my new spindle moulder on this box for a friends upcoming wedding gift. The box sides are joined with hand cut dovetails, which people seem to like and should create something that will last for generations.

Like Father, Like Son?

June 17, 2012

5

It's Fathers Day, I made my Dad a box.

Angry Birds

March 26, 2012

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This was a true family project. George wanted to make some Angry Birds for his homework this week. There was help from Mum on the modelling, using Sugru covered bouncy balls, then some time in the workshop with Dad making the catapult. It works really well..a bit too well, as there are now birds bouncing all […]

Whiskey and Walnut(s)

March 11, 2012

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When you’re someone who’s into woodwork and construction type activities its natural to apply those things to your living environment. This means that people like me often choose to refurbish or build their own houses rather than pay someone else to do it. Makes perfect sense, right? Except this means that you actually spend most […]

Something in the attic

February 14, 2012

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Amidst the century old filth, flies and plaster dust, the attic project has turned up some interesting finds. I say interesting, its more crap in the attic than cash in the attic, but interesting nonetheless. I’ve always had a paranoia about uncovering a dead body during the refurbishment of this house, but now the final […]

Hacking Things Better

January 29, 2012

9

This Weekend we have mostly been making things with Sugru. Things like these feet to hold the Wii thingamabob on top of the TV: …and this little gizmo to stop George’s iPod charger cable falling off his bedside table: I liked it so much that I made one for my iPhone too. The blue bit […]

Three Hammers

December 23, 2011

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So many possible puns on post titles (It’s hammer time, You can’t touch this…etc, etc) but I’ll resist them all. This post is actually more about three people, than it is about three hammers. The Things we Make archive clearly records that I know how to make hammers and these are the same basic design […]

Attic Attack

November 16, 2011

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Ed’s Minestrone

November 6, 2011

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An interview with a man about how he makes his soup.

Cocobolo’s last stand

October 8, 2011

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Working with tools is great, but making tools themselves takes the craft and the resulting satisfaction to another level. Over the years I’ve made a variety of hand tools; it’s something I allow myself as a little treat in between the projects that really need doing. On this occasion the tool is a flush plane, […]

How to make a Cajón

September 6, 2011

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I know, enough with the Cajóns already. OK, but just one more thing, then I really will shut up. Several people have asked about me making a Cajón for them, but a combination of time pressure and the difficulty of actually doing it for less than the commercially available models mean its not really viable. What I […]

Cajón!

September 4, 2011

5

Two weeks ago I’d never even heard of a Cajón. Since then I’ve researched them, made one and watched it played in a live gig; it’s been quite the fortnight. Cajón is the Spanish word for ‘box’, which I’ll grant you seems exactly the right name for it, as at first glance it is indeed […]