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Unfinished Business

In this month’s Woodturning magazine, Andy Coates made an ear-ring stand with a hidden box in the base. I started out making one, but didn’t get it finished. This is an example of dangerous practice incidentally, even though I’m only … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

I’m a day or three late, but the hectic life of a family man over the festive season leaves little time for self promotion, self reflection or self anything very much. I hope you all had a very happy Christmas … Continue reading

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Out and about

I actually got some turning done this weekend. I’m slowly getting back to normal, nearly one year on since my original injury. If someone had told me how long this would take to heal, I would probably not have believed … Continue reading

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A Summer(?) Break

Just what the doctor ordered, a 2 week break from work. Strangely, for this time of year I expected better weather. As things stand, I have a nasty head cold. I went to a classic car show a week ago, … Continue reading

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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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Heavy on the shavings

I didn’t manage to get anything finished at the weekend, but started a few interesting projects. I rough turned a lot of green timber, and started a couple of small projects. One was to be my entry for the May … Continue reading

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Got a new lathe

New to me, at any rate. I have been planning an upgrade for quite some time. My old Myford ML8 is still a perfectly good machine, but very limited in the size of stock I am able to turn. My … Continue reading

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