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Folding stools

There are various similar designs for this kind of stool but I followed Steve Ramsey’s excellent YouTube tutorial. Getting everything to fit together with a smooth folding action was slightly tricky. My second stool works much better than the first…

Wooden Toy Toolbox & Tools

What is the best way of inspiring the next generation of engineers? I don’t know the answer but getting them started at a young age must help, surely?! I’m not sure who has had more fun with this gift: me…

Wavy Wood Tray

The idea for this project came from CNC Wave Sushi board instructable. My mill is too small to do a large a large dish so I settled on a small tray. My waves should have been flatter because it took…

Christmas Cards 2021

It’s been a few years since I made my own Christmas cards and I must have forgotten how long it takes to do so! I assumed that using a machine to do the actual drawing would speed up the workflow.…

Wooden knife

My friend is a big fan of high quality chef and bushcraft knives. His favourite knifemaker is Jacklore and has an impressive collection. I wanted to give him a knife for Christmas but I’m not kitted out for metalwork yet…

Wooden Pizza Cutter

I’m sure we’re not the only family swept up in the outdoor pizza oven craze. A homemade pizza cutter seemed an appropriate Christmas gift we could all benefit from!I used the large wheel pizza cutter kit from Turner’s Retreat. The…

Flint handle

I was asked if I could make a handle for a flint firestarter. My first thought was to use the lathe but a round handle would never fit snuggly into the sheath so I went for a round edge cuboid.…

Half dozen eggs

A gift for an old roomate and friend who passed her PhD viva. I can’t remember which woods I used but it was a different one for each egg. One of the my favourite projects and I will confess to…