Monthly Archives: October 2012

Full speed ahead

I got chatting to a professional turner at the Scottish Woodworking and Power Tool Show on Friday. During some general banter this chap started imparting some pearls of wisdom, which I naturally hoovered up and stored away for later. Interestingly, … Continue reading

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Turned out nice again

Here I am, slap bang in the middle of a long weekend off work. I went on a road trip to Edinburgh yesterday to take in the Scottish Woodworking & Power Tool Show. An interesting experience for anyone interested in … Continue reading

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Some well earned R&R

Although I was up and about bright & early this morning, I decided to take the dog for a long walk rather than go out to play. Don’t want to waste what little sunshine there is before the clocks go … Continue reading

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The dreaded skew chisel

I have had a skew chisel, or more correctly two of them, for around a year now. Until recently they were used mainly for scraping the surface of wood. It seems the skew is one of the hardest tools to … Continue reading

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What a difference a chuck makes

So, as mentioned I finally bought a scroll chuck for my lathe. After careful consideration, I decided to go for the “Versa-Chuck Model T” from Toolpost.co.uk It suits my lathe I feel because I have a limit on the size … Continue reading

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Exciting day today

Today is a bit of a red-letter day for me. I have just placed an order for a chuck to go on my lathe. Up until now I have had real difficulty sometimes making bowls or turning hollow objects. Holding … Continue reading

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Another day another mushroom

Lovely day today. I wasn’t out in the shed yesterday, I was out with the camera instead. I was supposed to meet some fellow nutters, but our paths didn’t cross – so I walked over the Forth Road Bridge instead. … Continue reading

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