Monthly Archives: May 2016

A Shed Full of Smells

I bought a piece of camphor laurel from Brodies Timber at Inver near Dunkeld last week. There were a few cracks in it from the drying process, which I poured thin CA glue into. This, I decided, wanted to be … Continue reading

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The Oak Was Hard

Back in March, I bought some oak from Scottish Wood in Fife. I made a shallow bowl from one piece, but kept another for a large platter. It had a few shakes in it, and a couple of huge knots. … Continue reading

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I Think That Was Summer

I got out and enjoyed the sun over the weekend, visiting a classic car show. I should have worn a hat though, because my head is scarlet. I also got some turning done. I made a thing. I have no … Continue reading

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Lucky/unlucky Balance

One of the joys of being owned by a 20 year old motor car is the rarity factor. There just aren’t that many of them around. The obvious downside is all the components are 20 years old. I had a … Continue reading

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A Quick Pen

I had some work to be getting on with indoors this weekend, and had to do a bit of clearing up in the shed. Once all that was done, and the grass had been cut, there wasn’t much time left … Continue reading

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