Monthly Archives: June 2013

A slow weekend

I haven’t been too well this weekend. I took some kind of stomach bug on Friday, so have been a bit under the weather. I turned a couple of knobs for the cabinet I built last week, and made a … Continue reading

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Another output free weekend

Well, once again I didn’t create anything at the weekend. I decided instead to process some of the timber I have in the wood-pile for later use. I did a bit of skip (dumpster) diving though, and rescued some nice … Continue reading

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More mid-week musings

These are from Wednesday evening, when I also started another project someone has commissioned. Does this make me an official “artist” when people commission work? I suppose if someone can call a dirty unmade bed and soiled underwear art, then … Continue reading

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A quick update

I did a couple of egg-cups yesterday evening, in cherry. These are finished with shellac, and polished up with wax. This has given me an idea for something else, so watch this space. I also filled the gum-ball machine up. … Continue reading

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A busy weekend

I had quite a lot to do this weekend, but still managed to fit some turning in as well as cutting the grass and sharpening the chainsaw. A friend has a static caravan which had some worn out seating. This … Continue reading

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And here we are

Finished the project tonight. Not too bad for a first attempt I feel. I know exactly where I went wrong, so next time I will know the pit-falls to avoid. As I mentioned before it is made from soft pine, … Continue reading

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The project continues

No more photos as yet, that would be too much of a give-away. Glue-up is complete, and shaping is almost done too. The mechanical part seems to work well enough, and the top is an excellent fit. Finish will be … Continue reading

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