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>Oak Fire Surround III

> First job this morning, was to make sure this little lot were fed and watered. With all the livestock we have, and a huge veg patch, me and all my siblings are pretty much self sufficient. It takes me about 1/2 hr in the morning, to do my share of the chores. First job […]

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>Oak Fire Surround II

> Made a start on gluing some of the component part’s for this fire surround yesterday, the first of which is the 65mm thick Mantle. I am using the domino for this, as I don’t think biscuit’s penetrate deep enough for such a thick piece of timber. I’m using 8×50 dom’s for this, with a row at the top […]

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>Another Saw Mill

>Spent some of the afternoon today, looking at another saw mill that is only 9 miles from my shop. We are sadly lacking sawmills/timber yards in Norfolk, so as soon as someone tells me about one that I haven’t heard of(that’s 20 mins down the road), I like to make some time to go and visit […]

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>Oak Fire Surround

>Received this order last week from the same clients I was doing some site work for. It needs to be done fairly quick, as I have had to take a week off  before starting another job. As with most things I make, a trip/call to the timber yard is my first port of call, after doing […]

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>Rosewood and burr Walnut jewellery box II

>I have managed to get half a day on this today, after finishing my site work early. I really need to get cracking with this box, as it was my wife’s birthday yesterday(I did buy her another gift), and would like to surprise her. Here is my 45 degree shooting board, made about 15yrs ago, and […]

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>Rosewood and burr Walnut jewellery box.

>OK so I know I said it would be traditional, but as usual I’m not that organised. First off I couldn’t find the pearl glue, it’s in the shop somewhere I know it is. Then I realised I had run out of gas to heat the glue up with, so I need to get this done […]

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>Busy Bee Today

>Took a bit of a break from cabinet making today, to pick up my new Bees.  Up until recently I was a bee-keeper with two hives to look after, however with the recent cold weather(it got down to -17 here) I lost both hives. So today, I had to go see my friend the bee-keeper, he’s going to retire […]

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>Little Chunky Side Tables part deux

>OK all wrapped up on these today, barring the polish which I will do tomorrow. Glue up time. I’m using a Wurth PU adhesive, mainly for speed but also the strength. I have also used the wudcare product too which is also good. I only apply the glue to the mortice cheeks, as this glue is […]

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Chunky Side Tables

Chunky side tables. Made a start on the four breadboard ends for the top’s today, these are for some small but chunky side tables I’m doing this week. Here is the process in full.. First I need to mark where the shoulder line will fall, I do this with a marking knife(home made), but it […]

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Norfolk Cabinet Maker Mark Rhodes.

Norfolk Cabinet Maker Mark Rhodes. Hello everyone, my name is Mark Rhodes I have been a Cabinet Maker working in Norfolk since I left school in 1989, and before that I was a hobbyist clinging to my cabinet maker grandfather’s glue smeared apron strings. ┬áIt was largely his┬áinfluence that sent me on this path, most […]

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