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...]
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...]