On this page you will find links to some interesting projects that you might like to try yourself.
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I came up with an idea to make a four part walking stick which would come apart so that it could be packed away in a suitcase for when we went on holiday so what follows is how I came to make it.
Stand for Galileo Thermometer
The idea behind this design was to make a base that was large enough for stability and then a top that would drop over the main body locking it in to place.
Designs for candlesticks
How I designed the fitting and holding of the lid. I will add a drawing at the end just to give you some idea of dimensions.
Wee Wily Winky
Drawing and dimensions for candlestick and holder
Drawing and dimensions for Christman Lantern
How to cut/split green logs for drying
Your stack should be out of the direct sun, preferably in a draughty place, cover the top of the stack against rain.
Use any old paint, some of that old emulsion left over from painting the lounge will do (you know you won’t use it indoors again, because the wife will want a different colour next time)
To view details for Bill Thorne’s Reindeer Project click on the link below
Rough turning wet wood bowl blanks
I turn a number of bowls together & leave them in the workshop to dry.I find on average; the whole process takes three to four weeks to complete.
Two detailed diagrams showing how to produce both a Christmas Cracker and a Christmas Cracker tree decoration
Diagram with dimensions to turn an elegant lady
Cocktail Stick/Toothpick Holder
A guide for the production of a box and lid with raising internal section
The patterns produced by this technique are fascinating and far easier to produce than you might think
Chuck & Apple
A guide to produce a useful chuck to use in the production of turning an apple
Chuck & Egg
Another useful chuck to hold and remove the ends off when turning an egg shape
Eccentric Chuck Jaws
The Very Useful Wood Jaws and things you can make to go with them