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How to sharpen a plane blade?… with my sharpening jig

Sharpening Plane Irons or even chisels can be a difficult task for woodworking newbies. Even pros can get into bad habits and slowly but surely become satisfied with mediocre sharpness.  With my DIY sharpening jig If this is you then you should consider making you own blade sharpening guide. In this blog, I will show …

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How To Hang a Door and Save Money [Tutorial]

Part 1 DIY is fashionable at the moment! I blame popular TV programs! The old school ‘Changing Rooms’ or more upmarket programs like ‘Grand Designs’ evoke a passion to create and improve. Do we really need these DIY programs to poke us into practical hands-on DIY? I think we all have some degree of creativity …

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How to Measure for your new Shutters? Updated January 2020

So you are ready to order but you need your opening measurements to add to our online site calculator and order pages. Don’t despair as it is easy to provide accurate measurements for us to put your order into production. Just follow these simple rules below and all will be tranquil. Skip to the bottom …

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What ‘Tools’ do I need? to DIY install my new shutters?

If like me you have an obsession with tools you probably have everything you need to make a success of it. For many who have gone on this French adventure will more than likely be a virgin to renovations and as such will need to collect a new and exciting toolbox. There are many specialist …

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