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


Kanna japanese hand plane

The Japanese Kanna (Handplane) (鉋)

The Japanese 'Handplane' or kanna (鉋) Japanese planes and saws have one thing in common that separates them from western ...
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nokogiri japanese saw

Japanese Nokogiri (Saw)(鋸)

Japanese 'Saw' or nokogiri (鋸) The Japanese hand saw has become very popular amongst woodworkers. In this article I want ...
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nomi chisel

Japanese Nomi (Chisel) (鑿, のみ)

Japanese 'Chisel' or nomi (鑿, のみ) What is The Nomi Chisel is for? The Nomi is a Japanese tool that ...
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japanese genno hammer

Japanese Genno (Hammer) (玄能)

'Hammer' of Japan or 'Genno or Gennoh' (玄能)The Japanese hammer is called a Genno and is used to impact chisels, ...
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ono japanese axe

Japanese Ono (Axe) (斧)

The Ono (斧) is a Japanese tool and a weapon but it is widely used to fell trees and to ...
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japanese choana

Japanese Chouna (Adze) (釿)

In Japan, the Adze is called a Chouna. The Chouna is one of those tools that is used by skilled ...
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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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