Since completing work on the Wadkin cross cut saw we’re beginning to wonder how we ever got by making workbenches without it. Despite it’s age it’s got to be the most dependable machine that we’ve ever owned and whatever we throw at it gets cut fast, clean and accurately every time. Besides the … [Read more...]
Following up from yesterday’s post on our cupboard hardware - we’ve had a few emails enquiring about the blacksmith who made the pieces so I felt it would be worth providing a bit of background. James Kendrew is an apprentice trained blacksmith and so continues the traditions and techniques of … [Read more...]
Wadkin Machinery – A Past Life.
Our line shaft machinery was originally built and purchased in around the 1900's and the fantastic thing for us is that it was used by the same business right through its life up until 1993 when they finally closed their doors. When we purchased the machines we weren't all that clear on what kind of … [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...]
Be Careful What You Wish For!
Having a job that we enjoy means there’s always a tendency for our work and spare time to become intermingled as we come up with new ideas or methods that we’re eager to put in to action. These ideas are often driven by principles and ideals rather than common sense and because of this many get put … [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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