Allan Fyfe of Lethenty Mill Furniture demonstrates how to use a smoothing plane that he has just restored. Another movie will follow on the restoration process. The restored plane came from a box of old tools that were in bad condition and it tur...
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Location: Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Over the last 30 years, I have worked hard to establish Lethenty Mill Furniture as a company with a reputation for producing quality items of wooden Scottish furniture and hand-made kitchens. Over the past few years, the emphasis has been on teaching others to make quality items of furniture using traditional hand tools and woodworking techniques.
Many of the items of furniture produced at Lethenty Mill Furniture, which is located near Aberdeen, are based on traditional local furniture and my own designs.
Since its establishment, Lethenty Mill Furniture has supplied customers throughout the North East of Scotland and beyond with timeless pieces of solid Scottish wooden furniture, including tables, chairs, beds, stools, dressers and drawers.
Five years ago, I started running furniture making evening classes within the workshops at Lethenty Mill, Aberdeenshire so that I could pass on my craft skills and woodworking knowledge to others. Following the success of these furniture making evening classes, I have developed a range of self study DIY furniture making projects and self-build wooden kits to allow even more people to access the joy of traditional Scottish furniture making in wood.
-- Allan Fyfe, Lethenty Mill Furniture, http://www.lethenty-mill.com
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Judging by the damage that appears on old wooden planes, patience soon runs out when we handle things that are not operated by a switch! Sometimes this damage is terminal but often with a little care and lots of determination the wooden plane wil...
OK, it had to be sanded and damped and sanded again before it was ready for oiling, and it had to be oiled a couple of times before it was ready. I will oil my beech chair again, and the elm chair too, in a few weeks and build the finish on b...
I closed the shed in October last year and took the toolbox inside as I had no intention of working through the winter on this project – even though it was near completion. The cold damp air is not good for the wooden tools and they deserve be...
The Non-Electric Chair #14: Making the Chair (The back frame gets glued up and the chair comes together)
There are some jobs that must be done as you go along; they will be very difficult to do once the back frame is glued up.Unfortunately, I am one of those people who must see results and can’t wait indefinitely to see a frame going together. Apa...