Monthly Archives: July 2013

Midweek musings part #1

Nothing to post up in the way of work, but I have been pondering my hobby. I can see a vast improvement in the quality of what I am turning out, which is very satisfying. I am thinking more about … Continue reading

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Mainly the skew and miniatures

Last weekend I built a solid plinth for the lathe to sit on. I’ve been needing to do it, because previously it was sitting on a couple of bits of 3″x2″ and a bit less than sturdy. I can’t believe … Continue reading

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How to BBQ candles

Yes, sounds stupid, I agree. I keep an old oven tray in the shed for catching oil during the service on the car. Today I fired up a little disposable BBQ and sat this tray on top with a bunch … Continue reading

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More of the arty stuff

I have a pile of oak in the shed, which has been there since I got the lathe. It is either nasty & punky, or horribly split and not much use for anything other than firewood. I have been experimenting … Continue reading

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Half Day Friday

I had a half day yesterday, finishing work at 1PM. I went out to the shed, just because I could, and it was crazy hot. 46°C after the door being open for an hour. I did some more work on … Continue reading

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Baby it’s hot inside

I went out to the shed for a couple of hours last night. When I opened the door, it was 49°C inside. After 15-20 minutes rough turning a wet birch bowl blank, the sweat was running down my forehead and … Continue reading

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Weekend off on the horizon

There will be no action this weekend. A fun-fair has set up shop in the park next door this week. I don’t really have any truck with the fair, or the folk who run it. It’s the undesirables the rides … Continue reading

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