Category Archives: Chuck

And here we are

Finished the project tonight. Not too bad for a first attempt I feel. I know exactly where I went wrong, so next time I will know the pit-falls to avoid. As I mentioned before it is made from soft pine, … Continue reading

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The project continues

No more photos as yet, that would be too much of a give-away. Glue-up is complete, and shaping is almost done too. The mechanical part seems to work well enough, and the top is an excellent fit. Finish will be … Continue reading

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These are the bits

I spent some time this evening working on my latest project. These are most of the component parts. If anyone can guess what it will be, then good for you. All will be revealed. The bits are glued up now, … Continue reading

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A new project begins

I managed out for a couple of hours in the evening yesterday, and started a new project. The exact nature of the project will remain a secret for now…… At the moment I have a series of discs cut from … 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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A touch eccentric

I have seen a few videos of “eccentric” turning. Hey, I’m adventurous enough to be dangerous so I had to give it a go. Of course, nobody told me it was difficult until after I had had tried it. So … Continue reading

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Eggsactly what I was after

I mentioned previously I have been working on a special gift for a very good friend. I have had a few mishaps along the way, with many attempts simply breaking up. This has either been down to splits in the … 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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Monday Funday

Last day of my long weekend, and back to work tomorrow. I have really enjoyed myself today, tidying the garage mainly and organising things a bit better. I only made one thing today, a travel mug to replace the original … Continue reading

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