Once we’d made a start at cleaning up the saw we had to bring our attention to the electrics. We knew that they would work as we’d seen the saw running back in Kent but they were very old and we’re not that keen on fires! The bearings inside the motor didn’t appear to be in too bad condition but the … [Read more...]
Another Happy Customer
Amidst the chaos everyday it’s easy for us to become engrossed in our work and focus solely on the day to day occurrences and hiccups. Fortunately we have some very lovely customers and often it’s them who encourage us to take a minute and remember just what it’s all about. Whenever a bench is … [Read more...]
We've exhibited at the European Woodworking show every year since its beginning almost four years ago and will be returning for another busy weekend on the 22nd and 23rd September. The event grows every year and includes something for every woodworker with demonstrations taking place throughout both … [Read more...]
Cross Cut Table – A Fitting Support!
I just popped out and left Richard to get on with building the new table for the cross-cut saw. I got back to find what looked more like a workbench.This rather sturdy looking table design has been giving him a bit of mental grief for a couple of weeks now as he's been trying to plan for all … [Read more...]
Cross Cut Clean Up
You’ll be pleased to know that all of the machinery made it back to our workshop safe and sound after Richard’s trip down to Kent back in April. The details have been left in limbo as on day two the photos were taken by various visitors and we’re just gathering them up ready to share. Just to build … [Read more...]
The Oak ‘Artisan’ – Gluing up the Top
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...]
One of the main reasons that we wanted to set up this blog is to keep everybody up to date with any developments that that are going on behind the scenes at Maguire Workbenches. We’re constantly dabbling and experimenting with new designs and improvements to our product range and quite often we fail … [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...]
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...]