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