Monday, 15 April 2013

How the tables have turned.

Spring is finally here and so I can stop trying to make my kitchen double as a workshop. Now I can get back outdoors, where I belong.

In celebration of this fact I decided to make a mini garden table. The equivalent of a coffee table, but for outside.

I've had a big slice of Pine (possible the Scottish variety) burning a hole in my shed for a while. Seemed like it was about time I did something with it.

Read on to see how it turned out.

Also, just so you know, my evenings now look like this:

I love Spring!

Anyway, I digress, back to 'table' making. I got a nice new saw for the occasion;

It's quite sharp! As i discovered when I dropped it on my shin.

It was about the only thing that was going to let me get through this log though:

I had to use some quite creative clamping techniques. Turns out it's quite hard to saw a straight horizontal cut in something that's only vaguely straight in places, and bumpy in the rest.

I do prefer my new workshop though, the kitchen was getting tired..

And thus I created somewhere to put my beer.

Just as a side note, this was the first use of some very nice tools I got from my Grandad, which he is no longer using. Including the highly useful combination square set. Aprat from being useful they are also making my shed look retro and cool, I assume.

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