Forming Balsawood

hot wet balsawood formed onto metal

In this particular case forming balsawood for an insulation wrap on a steam boiler. In simple terms the process was to soak it in hot water, wrap it into shape and then heat it up. Here though are the steps and some images to show you the finer points. 1. Soaking the Balsawood in Hot … Read more

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