Author Archives: Tom Speirs

Progress

We now have a ceiling in the kitchen! Go me! You know you’re starting to age when you struggle to hold a sheet of plasterboard above your head and screw it in place. I managed the first sheet on my … Continue reading

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No turning lately

Too busy trying to get the house in order. I’ve made a start on the kitchen upgrade. It’s not easy when you only have weekends. I lifted some floorboards yesterday to find a route back to the mains for the … Continue reading

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og maidne again

Almost another new year. What a year it has been for me. After the nightmare of dealing with dishonest solicitors and selling/buying our home, we are settled in the new place. The bathroom has been renovated, but nothing much else … Continue reading

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Christmas basics

Staying with the back to basics theme, I discovered a local bargain chain was selling novelty bottle stoppers for £1.75 which is about half what I usually pay for the bare stopper. I removed the novelty head, which was a … Continue reading

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Back to basics

Looking back at some of my earlier output, I have begun to recognise how far I have come in my turning journey. I still need to finish moving my cabinets through from the old container, and getting all my clutter … Continue reading

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Inspiration

After watching a youtube video by Jimmy Clewes, I decided to get outside my comfort zone and have a bash at the square pagoda style box. The dimensions are a bit out. I think the bottom bit is a tad … Continue reading

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Finally!

I managed to do a small bit of turning today. This pen is from a malt whisky barrel stave, from Cambus whisky bond. Not sure what the whisky was, but the smell was amazing while I was turning it. It … Continue reading

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