The stats have become very skewed in the past few years due to the rise and rise of social media, and the many ways people now get access to the information provided on Stu’s Shed, so the actual exposure is at least 50% higher than the on-site stats suggest.

Even so, of those directly visiting Stu’s Shed, we have just passed the magic 2 million mark.

2 000 000!

That is pretty cool!

1000 a day directly (and another 1600 odd through various feeds – RSS, email, Facebook, Twitter)


(Yes, the best ever day, just a couple of weeks ago had over 2000 direct views, a new record for Stu’s Shed)

FirefoxScreenSnapz004Onward and upward!

It is not about the tools

In the end, it is always about what you do with them.

I do like a good tool, there is no doubt about it.  I do like a functional workshop, and the greater the capacity the better.

But what really counts is getting the enjoyment from using the workshop as it was intended, and despite the wide range of things I have (and will) produce from my workshop, my personal favourite is children’s toys.  Not that they all end up in the hands of kids!  Look in my office at work, and you’ll find wooden dinosaurs, a construction vehicle and other toys (the rest have been given away once made).

I’ve books and books of plans, but rarely get around to actually make one.  What I really want, are plans, ready to go.  And yet they are either really expensive, too basic, look like they were created in the ’60s, have to be imported from the US, or just do not inspire me enough.

So I’m genuinely excited by the latest offering from Professional Woodworkers Supplies – they now have plans on offer, a wide variety of vehicles and machinery.   These plans come with some of the critical components that are hard to fabricate. Even so, I may choose to do so anyway, using the parts supplied to make it easier to copy and duplicate (will decide that at the time!)

And what models they are! (Click on them if you want to go to the relevant page on PWS).


There are toddler toys as well (my personal preference is realistic vehicles, but obviously that is when I am making something for myself 😉 )

Come on shed, hurry up.  I want to get busy!!!

My only problem…..I want to make them all!


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