Monthly Archives: January 2015

No turning worth mentioning

I did a fair bit of turning at the weekend, although nothing really important. I mainly finished off some bowls I had rough turned in the spring from newly felled timber and packed away in shavings to dry. One such … Continue reading

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A Cold Weekend

Thankfully I have a gas fire in the shed to stop my bits falling off from frostbite. It was about 2°C outside, but much colder inside until the fire did it’s thing. I managed to finish a horse chestnut bowl … Continue reading

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A Quick Update

So far, since returning to work, no turning has been done. It’s wild outside, perfectly normal for this time of year in Scotland, with 100mph winds at times. As my workshop is a wooden structure, it is best not to … Continue reading

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Why Royal Mail should not have been sold, and why I never use courier companies

I recently ordered my Clubman SK100 chuck from Axminster. A lovely piece of kit once I finally got it on to the lathe. Unfortunately getting it there was a complete nightmare. The courier claimed the goods were delivered, and signed … Continue reading

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Blowing smoke up our asses

Yes, WordPress are. They made some changes to the Stats page among other things, and have the temerity to ask our opinion after the fact. As if the users’ opinions would ever make any difference to corporate plans. Personally, I … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Well 2015 is with us, finally. Hopefully the new year will be better to me than the old one. What a dreadful year that was. The year just gone saw me replace my lathe, then replace it again. That’s what … Continue reading

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