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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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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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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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Wetter Weekend

We had some fairly heavy rain this weekend. Not that the rain kept me out of the shed, of course. I think I need to replace the start capacitor on my lathe, or at least I hope that’s what it … 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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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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