Category Archives: Woodchuck Chuck

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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Interruption to service

Things have been a bit busy on the turning front of late. All I have managed to produce has been the magic wand, complete with phoenix feather, in my header. Don’t ask me where I got the phoenix feather, it’s … 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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Skillbuilders

I turned a few little bits at the weekend from odds & ends of what was pretty much scrap. I hade a lovely bit of yew that cracked during drying.This was despite carefully removing the pith and sealing the end … 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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A bit more “art”

I’m getting closer to what I want the arty bits to look like. This one is in cherry, and with a natural edge. The bit on top opens, but I think the “skirt” is still longer than I am looking … Continue reading

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