Monthly Archives: March 2013

What month is it?

I’m ashamed to say I ducked out yesterday and stayed home. It was just too cold to venture out to the shed. I took the dog for a walk and couldn’t feel my fingers after about 10 minutes. This time … Continue reading

Posted in Woodturning

The weekend cometh

Here we are nearing another weekend, with yet more snow forecast. This time last year we were in the mid 20’s, sitting outside sipping beer and occasionally sweeping up some sawdust. I don’t believe in this climate change stuff, you … Continue reading

Posted in Woodturning

Monday Funday

Last day of my long weekend, and back to work tomorrow. I have really enjoyed myself today, tidying the garage mainly and organising things a bit better. I only made one thing today, a travel mug to replace the original … Continue reading

Posted in Chuck, friction polish, Idiot Inside, moonshine, oak, Turning, Woodchuck Chuck, Woodturning | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Up yours Vivaldi

4 seasons in one day, is what we had yesterday. I abandoned the shed before getting anything much done. I turned a little cherry bowl, which was photographed on the iphone, so didn’t turn out very well. I made a … Continue reading

Posted in Chuck, friction polish, Idiot Inside, moonshine, mystery timber, Turning, Woodchuck Chuck, Woodturning | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Multi-purpose turnings

My daughter has been asking for candle holders for some time now, so I thought I better get some done. Tea-light holders are quick and easy projects, using a small amount of wood. Holders for standard candles tend to take … Continue reading

Posted in cherry, Chuck, friction polish, Idiot Inside, moonshine, tea-light, Turning, Woodchuck Chuck, Woodturning

Global warming my arse

How odd today has been. Standing in the shed turning, as a mini-blizzard was blowing snow around me. Errr… excuse me! It’s March you know. I turned a little wedding goblet in pine, but I’m not 100% happy with the … Continue reading

Posted in Chuck, friction polish, Idiot Inside, moonshine, tea-light, Turning, Woodchuck Chuck, Woodturning, yew

A bit of a mixed bag

I didn’t produce much this weekend. I had other things on my mind. I was asked to produce a custom bat for a friend. Never having turned a bat before I decided to do a rough trial, before butchering a … Continue reading

Posted in Chuck, friction polish, Idiot Inside, moonshine, tea-light, Turning, Woodchuck Chuck, Woodturning, yew