Woodworking Enthusiasts

Our woodworker artisan blog is a compendium of ‘Marcus Kett’s’ woodworking knowledge based on his 30 years of crafting timber into useful and artistic works. A variety of different skills using traditional tools and modern machines in his ‘Solar-Powered’ workshop.

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The Blog

Woodworking for beginners and intermediate craftsmanship is found here within the realms of this compendium of woodworking ‘TUTORIALS, HOW TO’s, WOODWORKING NEWS AND REVIEWS’.

Search through over 300 woodworking tutorials, reviews and articles in our BLOG. 

“Woodworking is not just a lifestyle but a passion…”



Today we start our next adventure without being able to mix with others. So I made a short movie!


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What is the Lever Cap for?

Lever Cap The lever cap, along with other elements of the metal-bodied hand plane was patented by Leonard Bailey in ...
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What is the Chip Breaker For?

Almost every hand plane has a chip breaker which at first glance is easy to dismiss!. But the chip breaker ...
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Festool Domino DF700 Review

One of the most significant accomplishments that I have experienced in my woodworking was when I first executed a perfect ...
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No5 Jack Hand Plane Explained

TheNo5  hand plane is the jack of all trades.  I know most people start with the No 4 but frankly, ...
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No4 Smoothing Plane Explained

The smoothing plane is probably every woodworker’s first-hand plane that they purchase.  My very first woodworking plane was the ‘Stanley ...
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No 7 hand plane explained

The Jointer plane is also known as a ‘Triplane’ ‘Trying plane’ or the ‘No.7. The less common ‘No. 8’ is ...
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Wallybois – Workshops

Our workshops are busy everyday building window shutters and doors. We also make a variety of Architectural wooden products in Oradour Sur Vayres of France. What sets us apart from other manufacturers is that we produce quality products using power from the Sun. It is our way to do our part towards being carbon neutral.

‘Window Shutters Made to Measure’

Products such as Window Shutters and Traditional Entrance Doors made from French Oak and Pine (Northern Fir).

“Woodworking is not just a lifestyle but a passion…”

oak entrance door
Entrance Doors
How to Measure
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How to Install
Stanley bailey hand planes
Tools for Installation
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Solar Powered Workshop

“Woodworking is not just a lifestyle but a passion…”

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