A couple of months ago the motor in my Numatic Henry vacuum cleaner died. At the time I was using it as a workshop dust extractor and it was connected to my belt sander. It was working moderately hard but nothing I wouldn’t expect it to be able to cope with. I hadn’t long replaced …
A few years ago someone gave me this woodworking vice as a present. At the time I had no bench to attach it to so it sat in it’s box. When I did finally get a bench and install the vice I discovered that it had a problem with the quick release mechanism. When the …
The Festool Domino is probably the best tool I own. It’s insanely expensive but when you’ve got to join to pieces of wood together with a good looking strong joint there’s few better ways. In this article I correct an issue I’ve been having by performing a Domino sighting adjustment.
I’ve recently been playing BioShock Infinite and enjoying the Art Deco architecture and I thought I’d make something that would look at home in the game. As I had a few scraps of timber left over from another job I thought I’d use those to make a letter rack.
In the fourth part of this series on repairing a window sill I got to the point where I had mostly finished the replacement part for the outer lining. In this final instalment in the series I tidy up the sill, fit the outer lining repair and tidy things up.
After spending literally years doing up our tumble-down old house we are finally getting to the point where we are laying carpet and putting the last coats of paint on some rooms. Like a complete DIY noob’ though I managed to get a spot of paint on one of our new carpets and here’s how …
In part three of this growing series on repairing a window sill I cut, shaped and fitted the two largest patch pieces. In this part I prepare and fit the other patch pieces for the sill and start to prepare the outer lining patch.
In part two of this series on repairing a window sill I started to fix up the outer lining, made some patch pieces for the repair and applied wood hardener. In this part I’ll continue to make the pieces that will patch up the window sill.
In part one of this short series on repairing a window sill I showed you how to remove the rotten wood from the window. In part two I’ll begin the repair work by adding new wood and shaping a new piece of sill.
In this article I repair a window sill on a sash window that I removed from an extension we were having demolished. The window is modern, probably only a decade old, but the sill is already in a poor condition because it’s been made of softwood and not been looked after very well.