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Restoring an antique wooden jointer plane for use. William Greenslade of Bristol, circa 1890-1940.
 
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I've wanted a jointer for some time, but they're super expensive. I saw this old wooden one on Ebay for a fair and affordable price, and the seller was local to me so I wandered over and picked it up. After some cleaning, flattening of the sole and sharpening of the cutting iron, I now have a very effective jointer for a fraction of what a new No. 7 would cost me. Made by the William Greenslade company in Bristol, UK. The company existed between 1828 and 1940 on Thomas Street before their premises was flattened in the Blitz. The markings on this example reference exhibition medals up to 1890, so this must have been made between 1890 and 1940. If any plane history buffs can tell me more, I'd be very grateful. Thanks for watching! I'm happy to answer questions in the comments section. Please give it a thumbs up if you enjoyed it, share it with anyone who might find it helpful or entertaining, and subscribe if you'd like to see me make more things in the future. Videos that I post here are not "how to" guides, I'm an amateur having fun. I'm delighted when people see me making something and want to do something similar, but I do not claim for one moment that the methods I use are correct or safe. All adults attempting workshop activity are responsible for their own safety, and all children attempting workshop activity should be supervised by a qualified adult. Twitter - @BenedictBuilds
Views: 16938 Benedict Builds
Winding sticks from salvaged mahogany, using only hand tools. #TOOLMake18 #HandToolBuildOff2018
 
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This is my entry to #TOOLMake18 - organised by Mitch Peacock @ https://www.womadeod.co.uk Launch video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EOkHzvDs20 Mitch's channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHNLNiFWZcy39ew7OskHdtw #TOOLMake18 playlist - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL86lqISCtD7rA0u9TMZkgbBuNoY6Gy9Yr This is also my entry for the #HandToolBuildOff2018 - organised by James Wright @ https://www.woodbywright.com Launch video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uMoRCEso5U James' channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbMtJOly6TpO5MQQnNwkCHg Hand Tool Build Off 2018 playlist - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uMoRCEso5U&list=PLAbayqjimalFzeVG_Thxhc8gPTgEv60LS Thanks for watching! I'm happy to answer questions in the comments section. Please give it a thumbs up if you enjoyed it, share it with anyone who might find it helpful or entertaining, and subscribe if you'd like to see me make more things in the future. General disclaimer - Videos that I post here are not "how to" guides, I'm an amateur having fun. I'm delighted when people see me making something and want to do something similar, but I do not claim for one moment that the methods I use are correct or safe. All adults attempting workshop activity are responsible for their own safety, and all children attempting workshop activity should be supervised by a qualified adult. Twitter - https://twitter.com/BenedictBuilds
Views: 950 Benedict Builds
Dice tray from oak and felt, with dovetails. Simple methods and inexpensive tools.
 
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In this video I'm making a tray to roll dice into, as a gift for a friend who is really into board games. The construction is pretty simple, just four dovetailed sides, a base and some dowels for reinforcement. It's a low cost project that can be made over a weekend, with just inexpensive tools, even just hand tools if you like, and ends up looking very nice. Hopefully my friend will like it. Thanks for watching! I'm happy to answer questions in the comments section. Please give it a thumbs up if you enjoyed it, share it with anyone who might find it helpful or entertaining, and subscribe if you'd like to see me make more things in the future. General disclaimer - Videos that I post here are not "how to" guides, I'm an amateur having fun. I'm delighted when people see me making something and want to do something similar, but I do not claim for one moment that the methods I use are correct or safe. All adults attempting workshop activity are responsible for their own safety, and all children attempting workshop activity should be supervised by a qualified adult. Twitter - https://twitter.com/BenedictBuilds
Views: 3036 Benedict Builds
Simple chisel rack, made from reclaimed oak and all with hand tools.
 
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In this video I'm making a wall-mounted chisel rack as a birthday gift for my father. I used one of the oak boards that made up an old table top. I'm not usually a "hand tools only" woodworker, but every now and again I like to complete a small project that way, especially if it's a gift. Thanks for watching! I'm happy to answer questions in the comments section. Please give it a thumbs up if you enjoyed it, share it with anyone who might find it helpful or entertaining, and subscribe if you'd like to see me make more things in the future. General disclaimer: Videos that I post here are not "how to" guides, I'm an amateur having fun. I'm delighted when people see me making something and want to do something similar, but I do not claim for one moment that the methods I use are correct or safe. All adults attempting workshop activity are responsible for their own safety, and all children attempting workshop activity should be supervised by a qualified adult. Twitter - @BenedictBuilds
Views: 2457 Benedict Builds
Workshop stool from reclaimed/scrap wood - simple methods and little to no cost.
 
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In this video, I build a stool to sit on at my workbenches. It's also about the right height for a guitar stool. As is often the case, I try to complete the project for little to no cost. By using reclaimed wood, I was able to ensure that the only cost was the small amount needed to replenish general consumables. This video is intended to be illustrative, not instructional. I'll be delighted if some people watch this and decide to make something similar themselves, but I'm just an amateur having some fun, so I don't claim that the methods I use are in any way "correct" (or even safe). Copying me is almost certainly a bad idea. Thanks for watching! I'm happy to answer questions in the comments section. Please give it a thumbs up if you enjoyed it, share it with anyone who might find it helpful or entertaining, and subscribe if you'd like to see me make more things in the future.
Views: 22269 Benedict Builds
Building a new gas meter cupboard/cabinet using reclaimed materials and simple methods.
 
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In this video, I build a new door for the gas meter cabinet at the front of my home. As is often the case, I try to complete the project for little to no cost. By using reclaimed wood and paint that I already had left over from previous jobs, I was able to ensure that the only money spent was the small amount needed to replenish fixings and adhesives. This video is intended to be illustrative, not instructional. I'll be delighted if some people watch this and decide to make something similar themselves, but I'm just an amateur having some fun, so I don't claim that the methods I use are in any way "correct" (or even safe). Copying me is almost certainly a bad idea. Thanks for watching! I'm happy to answer questions in the comments section. Please give it a thumbs up if you enjoyed it, share it with anyone who might find it helpful or entertaining, and subscribe if you'd like to see me make more things in the future.
Views: 5125 Benedict Builds
Small scrapers / scraping tools made from offcuts and razor / utility blades.
 
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In this video I'm showing how I make small scraping tools for cleaning up old tool handles and similar. It's super easy and can be done for almost no cost. Thanks for watching! I'm happy to answer questions in the comments section. Please give it a thumbs up if you enjoyed it, share it with anyone who might find it helpful or entertaining, and subscribe if you'd like to see me make more things in the future. General disclaimer - Videos that I post here are not "how to" guides, I'm an amateur having fun. I'm delighted when people see me making something and want to do something similar, but I do not claim for one moment that the methods I use are correct or safe. All adults attempting workshop activity are responsible for their own safety, and all children attempting workshop activity should be supervised by a qualified adult. Twitter - https://twitter.com/BenedictBuilds
Views: 240 Benedict Builds
Saw till / rack made from old floorboards and other offcuts.
 
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In this video I'm making a saw till or rack, so that all of my saws can sit in one place efficiently, rather than being scattered around various tool boards, taking up lots of space. I'm using some battered old floorboards that someone I know was giving away, along with some other assorted pieces of wood that I had lying around. It didn't all go smoothly as I was just making things up as I went along, but I'm happy with the end result. Thanks for watching! I'm happy to answer questions in the comments section. Please give it a thumbs up if you enjoyed it, share it with anyone who might find it helpful or entertaining, and subscribe if you'd like to see me make more things in the future. General disclaimer: Videos that I post here are not "how to" guides, I'm an amateur having fun. I'm delighted when people see me making something and want to do something similar, but I do not claim for one moment that the methods I use are correct or safe. All adults attempting workshop activity are responsible for their own safety, and all children attempting workshop activity should be supervised by a qualified adult. Twitter - @BenedictBuilds
Views: 336 Benedict Builds
Potting bench or small workbench made from reclaimed garden wood.
 
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In this video I take some beaten up old fence posts, decking and boards, and turn them into a potting bench for the garden. In the warmer months it could also be used for some woodwork. I didn't use any plans for this, I just visualised the bench then made some notes for a cut list, which follows below. Frame - exact thickness doesn't matter as long as it is consistent and thick enough to be sturdy, but the posts I used were 65mm square, and cut to: 4x 1000mm lengths for the left-to-right pieces, 8x 600mm lengths for the front-to-back pieces, 4x 800mm lengths for the legs. Top and shelf: 12x 25mm square and 450mm long pieces of whatever timber is to hand for cleats, 4x 150mm wide and 1000mm long heavy pallet boards for the lower shelf, 5 x 120mm wide and 1000mm long decking pieces for the top. Thanks for watching! I'm happy to answer questions in the comments section. Please give it a thumbs up if you enjoyed it, share it with anyone who might find it helpful or entertaining, and subscribe if you'd like to see me make more things in the future. General disclaimer - Videos that I post here are not "how to" guides, I'm an amateur having fun. I'm delighted when people see me making something and want to do something similar, but I do not claim for one moment that the methods I use are correct or safe. All adults attempting workshop activity are responsible for their own safety, and all children attempting workshop activity should be supervised by a qualified adult. Twitter - https://twitter.com/BenedictBuilds
Views: 256 Benedict Builds
Keeping a hand plane iron sharper for longer.
 
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In this video I'm showing a method I've found to keep my plane iron sharper for longer, and protect the edge from damage. It's dead simple and can be made for about five pounds/euro/dollars, if you can pick up a couple of offcuts somewhere. Thanks for watching! I'm happy to answer questions in the comments section. Please give it a thumbs up if you enjoyed it, share it with anyone who might find it helpful or entertaining, and subscribe if you'd like to see me make more things in the future. Videos that I post here are not "how to" guides, I'm an amateur having fun. I'm delighted when people see me making something and want to do something similar, but I do not claim for one moment that the methods I use are correct or safe. All adults attempting workshop activity are responsible for their own safety, and all children attempting workshop activity should be supervised by a qualified adult. Twitter - @BenedictBuilds
Views: 233 Benedict Builds
Joiners mallet with leather faces, made from reclaimed wood and with simple methods.
 
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In this video I make a joinery mallet from the support struts of a reclaimed oak and spruce table that I picked up for free due to it having a couple of dodgy legs. I wanted the mallet to have cushioned faces so I attached some pieces of leather, allowing me to strike a workpiece directly without leaving marks, if I wish. Particular thanks go to Clint (Timber Anew) for making the featured bevel gauge that I won as part of a giveaway competition, and to James (Wood by Wright), for organising the competition itself. Both of these gentlemen run great channels about hand tool woodworking, and are well worth subscribing to. Clint's channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuHQFdFkfrePBxxksYxW9dw James' channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbMtJOly6TpO5MQQnNwkCHg Thanks for watching! I'm happy to answer questions in the comments section. Please give it a thumbs up if you enjoyed it, share it with anyone who might find it helpful or entertaining, and subscribe if you'd like to see me make more things in the future. General disclaimer - Videos that I post here are not "how to" guides, I'm an amateur having fun. I'm delighted when people see me making something and want to do something similar, but I do not claim for one moment that the methods I use are correct or safe. All adults attempting workshop activity are responsible for their own safety, and all children attempting workshop activity should be supervised by a qualified adult. Twitter - @BenedictBuilds
Views: 439 Benedict Builds
Tool caddy / travel toolbox - made from scraps and offcuts - simple construction and sturdy.
 
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In this video, I gather up some leftover plywood and build a large tool caddy - it's big enough to hold plenty of tools, perfectly sturdy, and looks good when painted. The construction was very simple, as you'll see. Thanks for watching! I'm happy to answer questions in the comments section. Please give it a thumbs up if you enjoyed it, share it with anyone who might find it helpful or entertaining, and subscribe if you'd like to see me make more things in the future. Videos that I post here are not "how to" guides, I'm an amateur having fun. I'm delighted when people see me making something and want to do something similar, but I do not claim for one moment that the methods I use are correct or safe. All adults attempting workshop activity are responsible for their own safety, and all children attempting workshop activity should be supervised by a qualified adult.
Views: 366 Benedict Builds
Magazine display boxes - made from plywood and ash veneer, bespoke, simple and attractive.
 
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This project is a commission from my friend Loki, who runs a music magazine here in Bristol, UK. He asked me to build a batch of attractive display boxes to be placed in some venues where the magazine is distributed. Solid hardwood would have been far too expensive, so I used plywood with ash veneer. These boxes are now situated in various pubs, clubs and music shops in Bristol. I feel like I've left an imprint on my city, which is really amazing. This video is intended to be illustrative, not instructional. I'll be delighted if some people watch this and decide to make something similar themselves, but I'm just an amateur having some fun, so I don't claim that the methods I use are in any way "correct" (or even safe). Copying me is almost certainly a bad idea. Thanks for watching! I'm happy to answer questions in the comments section. Please give it a thumbs up if you enjoyed it, share it with anyone who might find it helpful or entertaining, and subscribe if you'd like to see me make more things in the future. The "Bristol Live Magazine In Session" channel, featuring studio performances by local and touring bands - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqedE_lK1G9GCGouvm6QeGw Loki's individual channel "Raw Thought", about travel and raw foods around the world - https://www.youtube.com/user/FleeceBristol
Views: 643 Benedict Builds
Marking knife and cabinet scraper made from a cheap saw and some small offcuts.
 
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In this video I'm taking a £5 tenon saw that I bought in desperation a while ago, and using the plate to make a marking knife and cabinet scraper. For the handle of the marking knife I used a couple of small offcuts of walnut. Given that I had these things anyway, the total cost is just the value of any consumables used, maybe £2 at most. Thanks for watching! I'm happy to answer questions in the comments section. Please give it a thumbs up if you enjoyed it, share it with anyone who might find it helpful or entertaining, and subscribe if you'd like to see me make more things in the future. General disclaimer - Videos that I post here are not "how to" guides, I'm an amateur having fun. I'm delighted when people see me making something and want to do something similar, but I do not claim for one moment that the methods I use are correct or safe. All adults attempting workshop activity are responsible for their own safety, and all children attempting workshop activity should be supervised by a qualified adult. Twitter - @BenedictBuilds
Views: 163 Benedict Builds