Category Archives: Idiot Inside

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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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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More of the arty stuff

I have a pile of oak in the shed, which has been there since I got the lathe. It is either nasty & punky, or horribly split and not much use for anything other than firewood. I have been experimenting … Continue reading

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Half Day Friday

I had a half day yesterday, finishing work at 1PM. I went out to the shed, just because I could, and it was crazy hot. 46°C after the door being open for an hour. I did some more work on … Continue reading

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A slow weekend

I haven’t been too well this weekend. I took some kind of stomach bug on Friday, so have been a bit under the weather. I turned a couple of knobs for the cabinet I built last week, and made a … 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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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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