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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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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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Another weekend

I turned a marriage goblet from a bit of cherry I have had in the shed for a few years. I assumed it was fully dry, but it bent and twisted horribly, so will end up in the waste box. … Continue reading

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Expect the unexpected

Well yesterday was a bit of a strange one. Got up, showered, dressed and out the door to work. When I arrived, everyone in the office asked, “what are you doing here?” It seems I booked 3 days off rather … Continue reading

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A touch eccentric

I have seen a few videos of “eccentric” turning. Hey, I’m adventurous enough to be dangerous so I had to give it a go. Of course, nobody told me it was difficult until after I had had tried it. So … Continue reading

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Too much excitement for one weekend

I decided to do some spring cleaning in the shed this weekend. The place was a real mess, and needed a good tidying. I managed to get rid of 4 massive bags of shavings, off cuts, beer cans, packaging, old … Continue reading

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Full speed ahead

I got chatting to a professional turner at the Scottish Woodworking and Power Tool Show on Friday. During some general banter this chap started imparting some pearls of wisdom, which I naturally hoovered up and stored away for later. Interestingly, … Continue reading

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