Category Archives: yew

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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Time for tea

This will be my next competition entry. It is a cup & saucer in beech. I particularly like the saucer, and the inclusions. The handle is from the same tree, but has some interesting spalting. I would have liked the … 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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My first “art” attempt

I’m not a particularly creative person. I tend to see what other people are doing and try to emulate their work. I saw something on TV last week that inspired me to try something different. It was a chocolate fountain. … Continue reading

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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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