Monthly Archives: March 2014

Carving, fairies & floor sweepings

I was asked to make something for a close family friend. A 4 leaf clover. I thought about a clover shaped box, but don’t have a band saw. Instead, I decided to turn a box, and carve the shape into … Continue reading

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Rustic and natural

When I got my lathe, it came with a large elm burr. I have been avoiding turning it in case I didn’t do it justice, but have been desperate to turn something big at the same time. Yesterday I mounted … Continue reading

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Got a new lathe

New to me, at any rate. I have been planning an upgrade for quite some time. My old Myford ML8 is still a perfectly good machine, but very limited in the size of stock I am able to turn. My … Continue reading

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Change of plan

I did intend cleaning the shed and taking some photos at the weekend, but that plan changed suddenly on Thursday evening when I got the chance of a new (to me) lathe to upgrade my current set up. I have … Continue reading

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Midweek musings #2

Another weekend approaches, and the days are most definitely getting longer. It is still daylight when I return home from work in the evenings, and even in bad weather the days are brighter. I have some car repairs to do … Continue reading

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of dishes and pots

I had a few small cuttings of timber kicking around the shed which were really too small for anything big, and too big for anything small. One piece of elm was only around 4″ in diameter by ¾” high. “What … Continue reading

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