Category Archives: Beech

Almost tidy

I’m not ready to photograph the shed yet, I still have to tidy the place up and put some timber away. I definitely have more work space though even before stuff is finally put away. I was starting to take … Continue reading

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Pen Day Saturday

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat. And the bank balance is getting thin. One of my most popular products is pens. I have a good stock of interesting timbers, so should be able to make some very attractive … Continue reading

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The Secret is Out

Well after around 70 hours of work, taking into account damages & mistakes – then completely changing the materials used – my top secret project is complete. Ladies & gentlemen, I give you the hourglass project. The glass was hand … Continue reading

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Time for tea

This will be my next competition entry. It is a cup & saucer in beech. I particularly like the saucer, and the inclusions. The handle is from the same tree, but has some interesting spalting. I would have liked the … Continue reading

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A busy weekend

I had quite a lot to do this weekend, but still managed to fit some turning in as well as cutting the grass and sharpening the chainsaw. A friend has a static caravan which had some worn out seating. This … Continue reading

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Expect the unexpected

Well yesterday was a bit of a strange one. Got up, showered, dressed and out the door to work. When I arrived, everyone in the office asked, “what are you doing here?” It seems I booked 3 days off rather … Continue reading

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The Weekend So Far

Here I am in the middle of a long weekend, celebrating the May-day holiday. I was asked to make a gift for a 50th birthday gift. The recipient is an avid rugby fan, and is difficult to buy for. The … Continue reading

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Too much excitement for one weekend

I decided to do some spring cleaning in the shed this weekend. The place was a real mess, and needed a good tidying. I managed to get rid of 4 massive bags of shavings, off cuts, beer cans, packaging, old … Continue reading

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A distinct lack of Easter eggs

Although egg shaped things are on my to-do list, I decided it would be too obvious turning eggs at Easter. The ickle lidded pot I turned over the weekend changed shape due to a design opportunity. (aka mistake) The shape … Continue reading

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Happy Easter

Easter Monday meets April Fools day. Don’t worry though, I wont be running any pranks. I’ve had a very quiet weekend, spending time with the family, but did venture out to the shed for a short time yesterday. Now we … Continue reading

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