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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