Making Hardwood Drinks Coasters

A friend of mine donated me some lengths of hardwood - oak, mahogany and teak (I think).  I used them to create these drinks coasters to give as Christmas gifts.  I got about 36 coasters in total out of the laminated block of wood - 8 sets of 4 coasters.  I had a few issues - the glue up was tricky and it took a while to find a finish I liked, but they looked good in the end!

Charnwood B350 - my new bandsaw

This week I took delivery of my new bandsaw, the Charnwood B350.  This is just a quick video talking about some of the features and my first impressions.  It's not a full review, just a quick overview

Making A Zero Clearance Insert for DeWalt DW745 tablesaw

Here I make a zero clearance insert for my DeWalt DW745 from a piece of pallet wood that I think is Poplar.

Making Push Blocks

Recently I made a couple of push blocks for using with my jointer, as I only had one and it was in bad condition.  They didn't turn out perfect, but they do the job

Making A Chest Of Drawers (part 2 of 2)

Here is a chest of drawers I made for my girlfriend using some salvaged dovetail jointed drawers that were found by some bins.

Part 2 covers making the feet, making the top, painting and applying finish and installing the drawer handles

Making A Chest Of Drawers (part 1 of 2)

Here is a chest of drawers I made for my girlfriend using some salvaged dovetail jointed drawers that were found by some bins.

Part 1 covers making the sides, starting to assemble the carcass, installing the drawer runners and cleaning up the drawer fronts.

Making A Hedgehog House

Here's a quick and simple hedgehog house I made from scraps of wood for my brother who has a regular hedgehog visitor to his garden.

Hedgehogs need our help!  Please visit the below links for more information to see what you can do to help them survive.

Building A Quick & Easy Workbench

Here's a workbench I built using an old kitchen cabinet I had spare from my kitchen refurb and some salvaged wood.  

Making A Cat Tree (part 2 of 2)

Here's a cat tree I made using a salvaged log, some pallet wood, a small piece of kitchen worktop and some scraps.

Part 2 covers finishing off the cat enclosure and making the shelves.

I sold the cat tree on eBay to a local buyer

Making A Cat Tree (part 1 of 2)

Here's a cat tree I made using a salvaged log, some pallet wood, a small piece of kitchen worktop and some scraps.

Part 1 covers cleaning up the log, making the base and mounting the log to it, and starting the cat enclosure

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