Monthly Archives: April 2013

Too much excitement for one weekend

I decided to do some spring cleaning in the shed this weekend. The place was a real mess, and needed a good tidying. I managed to get rid of 4 massive bags of shavings, off cuts, beer cans, packaging, old … Continue reading

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Adapt, improvise, improve

I made a grinding jig for my turning tools soon after getting started. My grinder is a toy one really, with rubbish wheels, but it will do me for the time being. My original jig was wooden, made from pine, … Continue reading

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Eggsactly what I was after

I mentioned previously I have been working on a special gift for a very good friend. I have had a few mishaps along the way, with many attempts simply breaking up. This has either been down to splits in the … Continue reading

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Hello, good morning, and welcome!

I’ve noticed a sudden spike in visitor activity to my humble ramblings recently. I believe this is mainly due to the kind soul who mentioned it on The Woodturning Resource forum. I generally keep away from internet forums these days … Continue reading

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A distinct lack of Easter eggs

Although egg shaped things are on my to-do list, I decided it would be too obvious turning eggs at Easter. The ickle lidded pot I turned over the weekend changed shape due to a design opportunity. (aka mistake) The shape … Continue reading

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Happy Easter

Easter Monday meets April Fools day. Don’t worry though, I wont be running any pranks. I’ve had a very quiet weekend, spending time with the family, but did venture out to the shed for a short time yesterday. Now we … Continue reading

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