Chess Board

chess boards

I decided to make a small chess set and so needed a chess board. These are quite simple to make and thought I would share the process. One: cut 18mm wide and 160mm long strips of light and dark wood. You will need 4 off dark strips and 5 off of the light wood strips. … Read more

Wood and it’s Uses

1/12th scale bog oak chair

A hard substance which forms the branches and trunks of trees and which can be used as a building material, for making things, or as a fuel. Wood properties depend on moisture content. Wood is a composite fibrous material (cellulose and lignin fibres) that starts to decompose at 550 Kelvin. Strong in both compression and … Read more

Evo Stik Wood Glue

evo-stik wood glue

This is a PVA wood glue. This is the glue that you can buy in most DIY shops. This is a good general purpose wood glue that is also great for craft and hobby work. I must admit that if I’m going to glue wood then I reach for a Titebond glue as it gives … Read more

Titebond Original

Titebond Original is an Aliphatic Resin wood glue. This sets in 30 to 60 minutes and takes around 24 hours to reach full strength. Type – Aliphatic Resin Interior use only Initial Tack time 30 mins Fast set – shortens clamp time Bonds stronger than wood Excellent heat and solvent-resistance Excellent sandability Unaffected by finishes … Read more