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Shop Project – Teacup Rack

In Tokyo’s Kappabashidori area I came across a couple of shops selling a staggering array of teacups, and every time I went in I seemed to return home with one or two of them. With some careful packing they all … Continue reading

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Shop Project – Rehandling an Adze

A few miles down the road from me there is a large open space on the side of the road, and most Sundays it becomes a local marketplace for a bit of everything. Often this includes old tools, and every … Continue reading

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Shop Projects – Picture frames

The back door of my house was old and leaky; for years winter drafts had been kept out by an accumulated blob of weatherstripping and other temporary measures, and it was time for a change. Step 1 – obtain a … Continue reading

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Shop projects – Knifeblock 2

After completing knifeblock 1, I noticed a few other knives in the kitchen without proper homes. Included in this category were a set of steak knives which were still being stored in the cardboard and plastic display box they came … Continue reading

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Shop projects – Knifeblock 1

While living in Japan I ended up with a collection of kitchen knives, and when I came home I found that they did not fit neatly in with my other knives, and looking at buying a new knifeblock for them … Continue reading

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