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Finally!

I managed to do a small bit of turning today. This pen is from a malt whisky barrel stave, from Cambus whisky bond. Not sure what the whisky was, but the smell was amazing while I was turning it. It … Continue reading

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I Present the iFock

We have a thing in the family where off-brand items are given the name of the brand item, but with an ‘F’ in front for fake. So you have Forn Flakes, Faked Beans, Fairy Milk, and so on. This is … Continue reading

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Better Than a Wooden Pringles Tube

There is a current trend within the Woodchuckers Facebook group for turning passive speakers for smartphones. I made my attempt yesterday. This is my version. Timber is ash for the horn, beech for the base, and oak for the phone … Continue reading

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Unfinished Business

In this month’s Woodturning magazine, Andy Coates made an ear-ring stand with a hidden box in the base. I started out making one, but didn’t get it finished. This is an example of dangerous practice incidentally, even though I’m only … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

I’m a day or three late, but the hectic life of a family man over the festive season leaves little time for self promotion, self reflection or self anything very much. I hope you all had a very happy Christmas … Continue reading

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Out and about

I actually got some turning done this weekend. I’m slowly getting back to normal, nearly one year on since my original injury. If someone had told me how long this would take to heal, I would probably not have believed … Continue reading

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A Summer(?) Break

Just what the doctor ordered, a 2 week break from work. Strangely, for this time of year I expected better weather. As things stand, I have a nasty head cold. I went to a classic car show a week ago, … Continue reading

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