Birthday presents for the Sister-in-law!

Hello everyone! It’s been a while. It’s been a while because I have been waiting for my husband to write this blog post for months. I’ve given up hope so I’m writing it instead…

At the end of June (June!) it was my sister-in-law’s significant birthday. Paul decided to do a ‘Paul special’ and make her birthday present. I also made her something but I’ll show you that later. Continue reading

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Kitchen Knife

OK, time for another woodworking post (I’m on a bit of a roll here, two posts within a couple of days).  Towards the end of last year I was trying to think of some ideas for what to get Corrine for Christmas.  Apart from lots of sewing related stuff she mentioned wanting a good quality small kitchen knife.  Then, not long afterwards, I was at the North of England Woodworking Show in Harrogate when I spotted a kit for making a knife – perfect! Continue reading

Copper Pipe Table

Another catch up post from a project a while ago.  There are quite a few websites with ‘easy’ construction woodworking projects that I tend to browse a lot but never make anything.  One of these is Designs by Studio C (as I write this the website is down and this link doesn’t work but they are promising it will be back up soon).  However, when I saw this project I really liked the look of it and fancied making it.

table

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Arcade Machine

Quite a big project from me this time, which I’ve been working on for a while.  It’s an arcade machine:

WonderBoy

Wonder Boy!

I’ve been a fan of the Raspberry Pi (a tiny cheap computer in case you don’t know) for a while but the one I initially bought has been running a music server so we can stream music all round our house.  Then I came across a perfect excuse to buy another: a project to turn an Ikea table into an arcade machine.  I started to buy some of the materials (the Raspberry Pi and the joystick and buttons) when I discovered a different project that looked more fun so I switched to (loosely) following this instructable to make a bar-top arcade machine. Continue reading

Minifig Display Stand

Pallet projects – everyone is doing them and I was feeling a bit left out.  So after a bit of badgering my mate Damian got me a pallet from work (Stuart’s Foods – for all your fruit and veg needs!). As usual I have forgotten to take any ‘in construction’ pictures but it isn’t very complicated.

I found out the same as everyone else that the hardest part of a pallet project is Continue reading