Monthly Archives: October 2014

Firewood

My daughter brought me some “firewood” she found at a roadside stand during the week. The bags consisted mainly of beech, with some oak and a couple of pieces of birch. All were neatly cut into stove lengths, and well … Continue reading

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So much for a day off

So today was the last day of my long weekend, so I went out to clean the shed & sharpen my tools. If only……. I put some finish on the natural edge maple bowl I started on Saturday. The finish … Continue reading

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A turn for the better

I actually managed to get some turning done yesterday. Unfortunately the banksia nut exploded all over the place, so my intended project was a wash-out. Not to worry, at a fiver a pop it isn’t exactly going to break the … Continue reading

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Just a quickie

Yesterday I attended Scotland’s National Woodworking & Power Tool Show at Brodie’s Timber just a bit North from Perth on the A9 road. The event was held here because the Nelton’s show had to be cancelled this year. Although not … Continue reading

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Mini Van Helsing

This weekend, I actually got some turning done. I wrecked a vase, and had 7 attempts at turning a hammer shaft for this week’s planned project. The vase was part turned, and had been put away to dry. I was … Continue reading

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Still no output

So another weekend been and gone, and still no turning. A lack of sleep recently has not helped my doziness, and using power tools would really not be a good idea. I helped my Son start his venture into casting … Continue reading

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