Woodworking and DIY in 2020

So, if you are just getting started in woodworking or you are an accomplished craftsman, you might find inspiration here… We don’t judge we just do our best to help anyone who wants to learn. If you love tools then you have come to the right place but we realise that newcomers to woodworking are here to be guided on their journey into making things out of wood and other materials.

Woodworking & DIY Blog and Videos

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. Demonstrated in a light-hearted fashion for beginners and keen woodworkers.


Search through over 300 woodworking tutorials, reviews and articles in our BLOG and hundreds of VIDEOS live recorded and many edited


stanley bailey no4

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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no7 jointer plane

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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miter trimmer 01

Miter Trimmer – Review

If you want to get that perfect frame with mitred corners then you need perfect mitres. Relying on that chop ...
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Rabbet plane vs shoulder plane

Rabbet plane vs shoulder plane

What is the difference between the rabbet and the shoulder plane?Both planes may look similar, in that the plane iron ...
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Wooden door Bolt

Wooden Door Bolt

My handcrafted Oak wooden ‘Shoot Bolt’ looks superb on any door but especially tradition farmhouse style internal doors. This strong ...
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riveting wood

Riveting Wood?

Can you pop rivet wood? Riveting wood using a tool designed to rivet metal is a concept that does seem ...
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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
compass plane for planing curves
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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