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Out With The Old

As the old year draws to a close we all look back at what a dreadful year it’s been for celebrities. Who would want to be famous? My turning has been much reduced at the close of the year due … Continue reading

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Easter Weekend Busy-ness

This weekend was another long weekend for me. I managed out to play 3 days on the bounce, which was nice. I attacked a slab of oak I bought from Scottish Wood, and turned a shallow dish. The dish is … Continue reading

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A Cold Weekend

Thankfully I have a gas fire in the shed to stop my bits falling off from frostbite. It was about 2°C outside, but much colder inside until the fire did it’s thing. I managed to finish a horse chestnut bowl … 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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So much for a day off

So today was the last day of my long weekend, so I went out to clean the shed & sharpen my tools. If only……. I put some finish on the natural edge maple bowl I started on Saturday. The finish … Continue reading

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A turn for the better

I actually managed to get some turning done yesterday. Unfortunately the banksia nut exploded all over the place, so my intended project was a wash-out. Not to worry, at a fiver a pop it isn’t exactly going to break the … Continue reading

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Just a quickie

Yesterday I attended Scotland’s National Woodworking & Power Tool Show at Brodie’s Timber just a bit North from Perth on the A9 road. The event was held here because the Nelton’s show had to be cancelled this year. Although not … Continue reading

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What goes with Suzy Salt?

Percy Pepper! A gift to myself at my birthday was a salt & pepper mill grinder kit. I have yet to turn the salt mill, but I turned the pepper mill at the weekend from some maple. The coin is … 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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Rustic and natural

When I got my lathe, it came with a large elm burr. I have been avoiding turning it in case I didn’t do it justice, but have been desperate to turn something big at the same time. Yesterday I mounted … Continue reading

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