Tag Archives: beech

Some output from the weekend

I actually got out to play for a few hours on Saturday. Last weekend was a washout, with torrential rain and 50mph winds. I spent much of the time this week building a lathe steady, for supporting longer spindles to … Continue reading

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Work Tomorrow, Yippee!

My doctor has finally agreed to allow me back to work, for light duties only, but back to work none the less. It has been a long time coming. My shoulder is getting stronger every day. I can now manage … Continue reading

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Easing myself back in gently

Good news faithful reader! I have been able to get back in the shed and do a small amount of turning. Nothing spectacularly large of course, but enough to put the damaged muscles to the test. One day in the … 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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Revamp with a stamp

I have tried signing my turnings, I really have. My old Mum used to say my handwriting was like “a hen with dirty feet walking across the table.” Yes, it is that bad. I was thinking of investing in a … Continue reading

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Firewood

My daughter brought me some “firewood” she found at a roadside stand during the week. The bags consisted mainly of beech, with some oak and a couple of pieces of birch. All were neatly cut into stove lengths, and well … Continue reading

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Mix & match weekend

The current challenge is to turn something from 3 different woods. I have had 2 attempts, but can’t decide which I should enter, if indeed I enter any of them. My first go is something I have been meaning to … Continue reading

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