Category Archives: friction polish

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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Holiday Time

I’ve been a bit erratic with my postings, being deeply into the holiday spirit, and holiday beer. I have had quite a few days of doing absolutely nothing, and a few days of turning. Also been busy with family matters, … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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