Links

Our Shed members have scoured the internet to find the best instructional crafting videos together with general Shed related websites. Click on the links below to view these (please note that by clicking on the link this will take you away from the Redditch Community Shed website).  Many instructional videos shown in the links may not necessarily follow the most up to date health and safety practices (ie safety guards removed for filming purposes etc). Please ensure you do! 

The support body for Men’s Sheds across the UK.  The site contains lots of information about the shed movement and the UKMSA mission to awareness of the social and health benefits of Men’s Sheds in reducing isolation, loneliness and in empowering local communities.

50 years experience, written 50 + books - interesting ideas and a lot of incidental tips that appear as he works.  One of our Shed members gave this site a 5 Star rating.

Comprehensive videos on a wide range of woodworking topics. Another 5 Star rating.

Interesting Bloke - lots of info on buying and "tuning" low-cost tools / mainly hand tools. 4 Star rating

This YouTube channel has regular updates and lots of odd job and projects. 5 Star rating

"Wood Working for Mere Mortals" some good newbie advice.  4 Star rating

Another 50 years of experience - hand tool specialist, lots of practical tips.  5 Sta rating *****

THE Man for turning pallets into beautiful furniture etc. Make a cuppa and relax for 20 minutes or so........ 5 Star rating

Based inside a retirement living community building. Great Shed, really friendly group, probably the only Shed with underfloor heating and an on-site restaurant!

Have a look at their picture gallery and see what a wide range of projects they've produced.

Matthias Wandel - Woodworking for engineers. Canadian who makes woodworking machines from wood. A wide variety of projects, plans and software for woodworking and lots more. Have a look at the big print and stencil programs.

Tim Hunkin is an English engineer, cartoonist, writer, and artist. He is best known for creating the Channel Four television series The Secret Life of Machines, in which he explains the workings and history of various household devices. Those were on Channel 4 in the late 80's / early 90's. Now re-mastered and available on  YouTube

As one comment says - "Tim Hunkin is the David Attenborough of the mechanical world!"