Category Archives: Woodchuck Chuck

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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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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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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Up yours Vivaldi

4 seasons in one day, is what we had yesterday. I abandoned the shed before getting anything much done. I turned a little cherry bowl, which was photographed on the iphone, so didn’t turn out very well. I made a … Continue reading

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Multi-purpose turnings

My daughter has been asking for candle holders for some time now, so I thought I better get some done. Tea-light holders are quick and easy projects, using a small amount of wood. Holders for standard candles tend to take … Continue reading

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Global warming my arse

How odd today has been. Standing in the shed turning, as a mini-blizzard was blowing snow around me. Errr… excuse me! It’s March you know. I turned a little wedding goblet in pine, but I’m not 100% happy with the … Continue reading

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