A Garden Tool Store

Posted by Alan on 3rd September 2017 in Garden Tool Store, Wood Butchery |

Our garden shed was the same as most, a dumping ground with no proper place for anything that was supposed to be in there and a lot of space being taken up by stuff that wasn’t supposed to be in there.

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Assembly jigs for legs

Posted by Alan on 16th June 2016 in Woodworking Jigs |

Although the output from this post benefits my model railway stuff, the subject is actually the jig. The Frem0n30 UK group require legs to hold the modules up at the same height and the easiest way of ensuring that happens is to supply them.



Modules depths reduced to 100mm

Posted by Alan on 30th April 2016 in 0n30, Alan's Railway, Wood Butchery, Woodworking Jigs |

Using a jig that I constructed last night from bits of wood in the shed, we have this afternoon reduced the depth of all the Tim Horn board kits in stock to 4″ from 6″, or 100mm from 150mm in modern money.

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A router table insert

Posted by Alan on 31st August 2015 in Router Insert, Wood Butchery |

I’ve watched a lot of YouTube videos on how to use the router, among other tools, and the overwhelming impression I got was that more could be done quicker and safer by mounting the router in a table.

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Slapping on paint

Posted by Alan on 2nd August 2015 in Airing Cupboard, Wood Butchery |

Due to the usual Paint & Finish Department being unavailable, it fell to the rank amateur to seal, prime, undercoat and gloss the four drawers. Done outside in the baking sun, they dried very quickly, but not before bugs had alighted and stuck in the wet paint!


Designing a kit of parts

Posted by Alan on 30th July 2015 in Airing Cupboard, Wood Butchery |

Having designed the drawers roughly, both on paper and in my head, and purchased the wood, the next stage was cutting it all out. As the four drawers are all to be the same, I decided to make the first drawer a kit of parts, and use jigs for assembly.


Time for the shelves

Posted by Alan on 25th April 2015 in Airing Cupboard, Wood Butchery |

Having completed the assembly of the sides some time ago, and my fabulous Paint & Finish Department having top-coated them in situ, it was high-time that the void between them was filled with shelves! The top one is to be fixed, the other four to slide out.


Time for some paint

Posted by Alan on 7th September 2014 in Airing Cupboard, Wood Butchery |

Having left the completed sides in the cupboard for a couple of weeks to stabilise, it was time to add some primer and undercoat. That meant that both sides had to take the trip back down the stairs, through the back door and out into the garden, only to come back again. I suppose I […]


Checking the fit

Posted by Alan on 26th August 2014 in Airing Cupboard, Wood Butchery |

After cutting all the pieces for the sides, it was time for a test assembly, or dry fit as I believe they call it in the trade. Each side consisted of two stiles, front and back, plus five stretchers, one for each of the shelves.


Starting on the sides

Posted by Alan on 23rd August 2014 in Airing Cupboard, Wood Butchery |

After thinking about this project for long enough, the summer allowed one continuous weekend without precipitation and all excuses for procrastination had been used up.

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