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January 15, 2017, 11:15:38 AM by garden guru | Views: 296 | Comments: 0

hoorah the site is back, there seems to be a problem with the chat box, but if you open up pop up button you can see what has been written,
March 27, 2016, 10:49:23 AM by Dave | Views: 349 | Comments: 0

Here are a couple of photos of a bluetit pecking at the opening of my latest bird box

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October 30, 2015, 04:16:10 PM by flowerreg | Views: 549 | Comments: 3

Hi!
Iam in Texas now, but I live in Berkshire. On the next summer I plan to decorate my garden with a nice pond.
I want to decide upon a motor for the pump. At least, I can buy here and then bring it home.

Please help..  :confused

July 17, 2015, 07:21:32 PM by shirl | Views: 673 | Comments: 3

Hi Paul, this is my first year of growing rhubarb and it's coming along nicely - but why can't I harvest this first year? All the books say to leave the first year alone .... but I want to make chutney! Also what do I do with it? let it rot down?  pick it and throw away? 

Help please  :think
April 09, 2015, 11:03:47 AM by Dave | Views: 806 | Comments: 0

Hi there, a new project just finished is a toy garage that Shirl requested for the childrens centre.

To start with this is what it should look like

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Next I cut all the MDF to size

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Once that was done put it together dry to check it goes together correctly. I did make a mistake on the lift, I missed the part where the lever to the side that operates it up and down was meant to be put on the inside of ...
January 21, 2015, 12:03:39 PM by Dave | Views: 865 | Comments: 0

Well another project started this is relatively easy but just time consuming.

All the toys below have been cut out of 75mm x 20mm pine on the scroll saw.

To start trace the outline of the item onto tracing paper...or as in my case grease-proof paper as it's a bit more robust

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Cut out the items using the scroll saw (the green traction engine seen in the photo below is the one in the photo above)

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All painted wai...
January 14, 2015, 12:01:26 PM by Dave | Views: 826 | Comments: 0

Hi all,

The latest project to come out of the workshop is a clock for the Childrens Centre. It's a pendulum clock with a cats head above it and what is difficult to see in the finished photo is the mouse hanging on to the cats tail below it.

Shirl bought me the plans for Christmas and I got all the parts and started it when we came back off of holiday.

All the parts have now been cut

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Once it was painted...spot the deliberate mista...
December 28, 2014, 03:13:30 PM by Dave | Views: 1045 | Comments: 2

Shirl said that the fort they had was a bit heavy and worn out so I decided to make them another one.

As usual the images are in order of completion with the first photos showing the basic wood in it's raw format

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