Category Archives: leisure

Craftsmen today are not what they were!

One of my current projects started out as “just replace the spoke” on a wheel dating from about 1880. Now as a rule I don’t rush to attract repair work, there are always issues, but like everyone else I have bills to pay, … Continue reading

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Ten Pin Bowling

This weekend we installed a pair of outdoor 10 pin Bowling lanes at Canary Wharf in London. These form part of the estates free summer entertainment, an opportunity for office workers to come outside and have fun. The specification from … Continue reading

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Which shape skittles?

Most of my work is one off pieces, working for clients who have an idea but not a set of plans so part of my job is the design, and drawings necessary to complete the finish project. Next weeks project … Continue reading

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How to make a Hot Tub

Its 3 years since I posted the How to build a Hot tub video and its proved to be my most popular video with close to 400,000 views to date. The video is linked to a set of plans, my … Continue reading

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Grow your own Baskets

After many hours of discussion and pouring through catalogues to select the right species of tree we have now finally finished planting what is going to become the woods at the bottom of the garden. As someone who works with … Continue reading

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Bargehouse

In a past life I used to be a Theatrical Lighting Engineer, although I became known for using theatrical techniques and equipment but not necessarily in a Theatre. Over the years I have lit countless artworks and buildings, I still … Continue reading

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A pie’s not just for Christmas

  I try and have the days off between Christmas and New Year, it gives me a chance to play and try some new things. For sometime now I have wanted to try making my own sausages and for Christmas I … Continue reading

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