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I Think That Was Summer

I got out and enjoyed the sun over the weekend, visiting a classic car show. I should have worn a hat though, because my head is scarlet. I also got some turning done. I made a thing. I have no … Continue reading

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Carving, fairies & floor sweepings

I was asked to make something for a close family friend. A 4 leaf clover. I thought about a clover shaped box, but don’t have a band saw. Instead, I decided to turn a box, and carve the shape into … Continue reading

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Mainly the skew and miniatures

Last weekend I built a solid plinth for the lathe to sit on. I’ve been needing to do it, because previously it was sitting on a couple of bits of 3″x2″ and a bit less than sturdy. I can’t believe … Continue reading

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More of the arty stuff

I have a pile of oak in the shed, which has been there since I got the lathe. It is either nasty & punky, or horribly split and not much use for anything other than firewood. I have been experimenting … Continue reading

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A bit more “art”

I’m getting closer to what I want the arty bits to look like. This one is in cherry, and with a natural edge. The bit on top opens, but I think the “skirt” is still longer than I am looking … 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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