The top is made up of three slabs which meant there was only two joints to worry about but because these are wide slabs there wasn’t any room for sloppiness. If I’d tried to just clamp poor edge joints together on sections this large then the joint would be guaranteed to fail so I needed to take my … [Read more...]
Machinery Removal – Part 1
I’ve been racking my brains for a couple of weeks now trying to peace a sentence together that best describes moving the machines. To be quite honest I think the English language has let me down. Two weeks and I’ve only rustled up three words….. 'Shear bloody will'. I also seem to have trouble … [Read more...]
A Hateful Day!
Hate is a very strong word, but we all have jobs that we hate and today was one of those hateful days full of jobs I hate. To top it of, I arrived at the workshop to find the drains had blocked up … again. One more hated job to add to the list of hated jobs. I decided to start with the worst job … [Read more...]
The Oak ‘Artisan’ – Getting Started
My ears picked up, I heard the distinctive click of the kettle coming off the boil. I knew it was close, I could picture the boiling water flowing onto the tea bag, the sweet sent hitting the air. Any minute now…. And right on queue there she was tea in hand. She put it in the usual spot, on … [Read more...]
Welcome to the English Woodworker.com!
We’ve been planning to start a blog for a good few years now but there always seems to be so much going on around here that we’ve just never found the right time to get things up and running. Currently there are so many things happening that it seems a shame not to share so we’re taking the plunge … [Read more...]
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