Tour of my house and some of the things in it - talking about past projects some which have been featured in videos and others which haven't.
In this video I restore a vintage Stanley Number 4 hand plane which I purchased on eBay.
This handplane dates from 1948-1961 which is a really old model. I used this website to check the age of the plane.
There was some rust to deal with, a loose handle, and the plane needed a set up as the frog was set too far forward. The blade was also in need of a thorough sharpening.
In this video I make some simple dogs for my workbench.
Before I started, I wasn't sure I'd need/use them, but fancied giving it a try - and now they're installed I haven't stopped using them
I started with a scrap of oak that was around 33mm square which I'd use to make the dogs.
I picked the back left hand corner of my workbench for a few reasons - I have access to the underside of the worktop in this area, it's also in a good position to plane/sand etc, and finally it's out of the way of the main surface area of the worktop.
This video is a bit of a departure from what I normally do - I’ve had a few people ask me to make a video about how I make videos so this video is about how I film, edit and produce my project videos on this channel. Making the videos is time consuming – I spend at least as long working on the video side of things as I do making the project itself. So here it is.
In this video I restore a mid century modern / ercol style coffee table that was given to me at car boot sale.
It had one or two broken legs, and the top had some heat marks and stains and generally looked dry and in bad condition.
The legs had wooden threads which screwed in to the leg mounts on the bottom of the table. I didn't really like this method of construction so I wanted to come up with something better and more solid.
To finish off the tray that would sit inside the jewellery box, I first cut a centre section with a small handle (shaped by drawing around a large washer) that would be used to lift the tray in and out of the box. This was cut on the bandsaw and shaped using a file and some sanding.
I glued the partitions in to the tray.
I then wanted to make a decorative inlay on top of the lid, so I used some sapele and oak offcuts to cut some very small pieces at the bandsaw, glued them together in to a bar. I then cleaned up one face on the bandsaw.
The next job was to cut some splines at the mitred corners to re-enforce the strength of the box.
I set my tablesaw blade to a height to ensure it wouldn't cut through to the inside of the box, and used my frame spline jib to cut three slots on each corner, equally spaced.
In this video I make a jewllery box out of some pallet wood which I believe to be Meranti.
I started by cutting out all the bits with nails in, and then used my electric planer to get one edge and one face of each piececleaned up and square.