Tag Archives: Axminster Clubman Chuck

Organisation and a Half

I’ve been working at trying to tidy my work spaces, which has not been easy. All of the cabinets are rammed with various bits & bobs, so getting stuff squared away has been difficult. The first back wall panorama didn’t … Continue reading

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Nice Bottom Madam…….

OOOh Errr missus! I haven’t really been getting much turning done lately thanks to the weather, my shoulder, and family commitments. Like many turners, I have previously used a recess in the bottom of the bowl to hold the wood … Continue reading

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Easing back in

I did some turning at the weekend, using my new hand knitted carbide tools. The round cutter is fantastic for hollowing end-grain, and I have replaced the screw in the square cutter with one that takes up the slack in … Continue reading

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Hours of fun

A while back I searched everywhere for a very large sand timer for my Summer project that year, the giant hourglass. I finally had one custom made by a local glass craft business, Angels Share Glass. The glass is spectacular, … Continue reading

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A Quick Update

So far, since returning to work, no turning has been done. It’s wild outside, perfectly normal for this time of year in Scotland, with 100mph winds at times. As my workshop is a wooden structure, it is best not to … Continue reading

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Why Royal Mail should not have been sold, and why I never use courier companies

I recently ordered my Clubman SK100 chuck from Axminster. A lovely piece of kit once I finally got it on to the lathe. Unfortunately getting it there was a complete nightmare. The courier claimed the goods were delivered, and signed … Continue reading

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