Only 24 days to go!

It’s December now, which makes this perfectly acceptable. Unlike Christmas songs, which are never appropriate.

I love lamp.

This is my next project. Anyone know anything about switches?

Watch the throne.

T-illy, my little hip-hop niece, has finally got a throne. It’s taken me over a year to restore this 1930s “Atcraft” folding high-chair and because it’s so gangsta (it’s got spinners), the rest of this post will be translated through gizoogle.net – that’s right biatch. Just over a year ago I came across a 1930z…

Stop! Thief!

I stole four bulldog clips today and I feel very guilty. But it was all in the name of art. This print has been in a wrong-sized plastic IKEA frame for too long now. So hopefully this looks a little better. Next week: bedside tables made from staples and post-it notes.

This is the FUTURE. Right now.

These guys are clever. Really clever. They’ve developed an open-source programme that allows people to simply design furniture and have it made and sent to your home. Watch this video. NOW! http://www.sketchchair.cc/ p.s. thanks to Nick Clegg for sending me this

Delia’s Palmiers

Ok, so this doesn’t really fall into the woodworking category, but it is technically “something” and so I figured it deserved a post on this blog. These tasty palmiers are a right bitch to make as delia’s thousand-year old instructions are somewhat misleading. And proper scales would probably help… Parma ham in one set, anchovies…

Kenny’s raffle

Kenny (my planner idol and general superhero) is holding a raffle for some charity malark. He’s running some measly distance and wants cash for it.  Pathetic, I know. In return for a £1 raffle ticket you could win: 1) a bottle of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey 2) a compromising picture of Missy 3) something made…

Art Nouveau

It was my mum’s (34th or thereabouts-ish) birthday recently and so I thought I’d make her something. No I’m not being cheap! I’m being thoughtful. Whatever. Shut up. Anyway, Mrs Jordan’s a big fan of Art Nouveau and I spotted this old tile in “Pictures & Light”, a lovely little shop on Stoke Newington Church Street….

You have to start somewhere

What do you dream of? A huge mansion with 9 bathrooms? A cute little cottage in the countryside? Or maybe a penthouse flat at the top of the shard? Well, I like the idea of a surf shack on a nice bit of coast. Of course there’d be a workshop for making stuff in. And…

Upholsterererer

Some people have accused me of being an old man. I literally have no idea where they get that from, but a couple of years ago when I’d kicked off my slippers and sat down for the second semi-final of University Challenge, I had a realisation. I realised that I hated my settee. Of course,…

Hello puppies!

Now I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking “Oh shit. Kim’s finally lost the plot. In two years time he’s going to be the subject of a Channel 4 documentary called “the last Samurai” or “Saw 5 + 6” based mostly on Facebook wall-posts (instead of real research) and comments such as “he always seemed…

Got wood?

Who’s got 3 metres of tasmanian oak? Oh, I do. Boom.