Finally… after taking a bit of a handful on, I've now got my old workbench ready for sale. Most of you will know this bench well. It's been used in most of the videos and has also been the bench that I built 99% of Maguire Workbenches on. It's the bench that built benches. I first … [Read more...]
Workbenches For Sale!
The workshop stinks of nuts at the moment. I'm also tripping over big wooden vice screws and having to breath in to squeeze by the massive slabs of ash that are sitting there on my trestles. This all feels familiar. It's because I've just finished tarting up some workbenches ready to sell. I … [Read more...]
Another Workbench Build Completed!
Our French workbench build is now complete. If you're interested in this build then have a look at the full details here. Or you can Click Here to Buy Now Your workbench can be a tricky thing to get right. Not so much because the build needs to be complicated, but because it's functional and … [Read more...]
Squaring Up Drilled Out Mortices
Morticing has never been my favourite job. Depending on the size of joint I have various techniques that I use, and for hefty mortices like in our French workbench build, I prefer to drill out the waste rather than go at the whole thing with a chisel. But then I hate squaring up drilled out … [Read more...]
Matching Drill Bits & Dowel Plates
Getting a nice looking pegged joint is all about compression. You basically want the peg to be a bit too tight for the hole so it cleans up without any gaps. But, that's not to say you can just whack a fat bit of dowel through a hole that's too small and expect a good job (although … [Read more...]
Build A French Workbench – New Video Series!
https://youtu.be/P4mwbEpTKr8 Follow Step-by-Step with our French Workbench Video Build This Series Is Now Complete! The series can be purchased by Clicking Here If you're already a Member then you may need to Login first The Bench Design The French workbench is simple and strong - just how … [Read more...]
How To Sharpen Thick O1 Irons On Oil Stones
You can sharpen owt on the humble old oil stone, but that doesn't mean that you’d want to. In our sharpening trilogy, I go on quite a bit about how your choice of tool will tell you what kind of sharpening method and set up you'll need. I’m very firm on how effective oil stones are, … [Read more...]
Giving Birth To Rough Sawn Wood
When owt gets born there's blood, sweat and faecal matter. That's just a fact. Giving birth to a workbench is the same. It's been a while since I've built a bench and I have to say I've been twitching for quite some time to do one. Building this hasn’t scratched that itch, actually this has … [Read more...]
Building A Workbench For ‘That’ Screw
I’ve been having a good old tidy up and done that thing where you stumble upon a great big sod off vice. Now, if you've been lingering around from our old days you may remember this thing. It was rather nicely given to me by my good friend Richard Arnold. He mentioned he’d had it for … [Read more...]
Are We Old Fashioned? – Online Series Now On DVD
It feels a bit awkward when a customer asks you when their DVD will arrive and you haven't got one for them. This has happened to us a few times just though the misunderstanding that the Series they've bought is provided online. But all the streaming and downloading can certainly seem a bit … [Read more...]
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