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Tea Tray Repair Video

For those who haven’t already seen this through other social media outlets; here we have my most recent YouTube upload, where I set about repairing the mitred corners of a serving tray I made about seven-years ago.

Tomorrow, I’ll add a blog post, outlining a few still and details to complement this repair.

As I write this, I’m currently working on a new video on a walk I did in December. That should appear soon and will then be followed by further DIY and woodworking uploads. If you haven’t done so, I would like to encourage you to subscribe to my channel on YouTube. My following appears to be growing at a steady rate and I’m confident that I’ll reach the 4,000 mark before too long.

Thanks for reading and for watching.

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Cheap Veneering and Laminating

Another tip from “the mind of Maskery” for you, today! 😉

These cheap (<£6) vacuum bags; designed for the compressed storage of clothes and other compactable household items; provide an affordable alternative to producing laminated pieces and veneered panels, for those of us without the funds spare to splash on an AirPress kit, for example. This tip was originally featured in one of Steve’s [dubbed “The Jig” in the current issue] many British Woodworking articles, a few months ago, where he used such a bag as a ‘press’ to veneer some MDF panels.

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Holy Cramp, Batman!

Just in time for the half-term break, I got my arm chair all glued up at college. It’s quite a relief to finally reach this stage of this build in particular! Even though, I still have a bit of sanding and tidying up to do. To be honest, I’m not sure I would have had enough cramps, had I decided to do this one in my own workshop…

Do you think there are enough sash cramps?!

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Gluebox Tote

This is a job I should’ve done about six-months ago… We’ve just been through the coldest winter in Britain for thirty-odd years and, as a consequence, I’ve had to throw away a couple of bottles of PVA (at least, they were less than half-full). Over the years, I’ve come to accumulate a growing supply of woodworking adhesives and it’s enough of a chore having to cart my timber in and out of the house to protect it from the cold and damp – what I’ve been in need of, then, is a simple means of storage and single-handed transportation…

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Beginnings of a Bookshelf

For far too long now, I’ve been in dire need of a proper bookshelf. As you’ll see in the photo to the right, my stack of woodworking books is inconvenient to say the least. There’s no risk of overloading the brackets (yet!) but, when I want to reach a title that’s near the bottom, I have to remove half the stack above.

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