Well I have been tardy in updating my blog for my workbench. It’s been so long that my bench looks well used and even abused. It’s almost done: I still need to find and fit two drawer fronts. My idea is to make the drawer fronts out of...
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24 posts in 2558 days
Location: Christchurch New Zealand
I'm a software development manager by profession which seems a million miles away from working with wood.
I was born and raised in Scotland ane emigrated to New Zealand (via 12 years in England) six years ago.
I'm certainly no expert, up until now I've been making do with an engineers vice and an old desk.
My workshop is my garage that I share with my partners multisport raceboats.
I reckon the first project I post will be the woodworkers vice I am currently working on.
My first experience of working with wood has been attending a furniture making course in Christchurch. This has been fun and I still attend every week however it does focus on the big machines and I am starting to become more interested in the hand tools (and smaller power tools).
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Well it’s been 60 days since my last entry in the blog. My tardiness is due to spending most of my spare time in the shop working on my bench. I decided to go with the majority view and glue and pin the leg tenons.Here is a picture of one of...
It’s been a while but I finally finished the last tenon on the long rails. I couldn’t wait to dry assemble so I could get an idea of how it will look. Here is a photo of the base: The next picture is the base plus one of the ...
As promised here are a few more pictures.. First up the beech after planing: My car does not have a huge amount of room for carting around lumber and putting this stuff on the roofbars was out of the question so I had to roughly dimensio...
Somebody told me a bench should be a woodworkers first project. Something to do with rites of passage. So here I am with 800NZD (or South Pacific Pesos) worth of European Beech in my garage and a design on sketchup. When the wood was deliver...