Tag Archives: Sycamore

A Cracking Piece

Literally. I visited a tree surgeon in July and came home with several pieces of timber. One piece was a crotch from a hawthorn. As soon as I saw it I knew what it wanted to be. I rough turned … Continue reading

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A Short Long-Weekend

These last few days off have seemed very short indeed. I got plenty done, but not much turning. I finally re-built my heavy bench, tidied up some more clutter, shelved inside a cabinet, connected up the fourth light fixture, added … Continue reading

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Re-turning to turning

Finally. Today I got back into turning, after a far longer break than I foresaw. The move from the old wooden garage to the steel cabin took a lot more time than I expected. I’m not complaining though, the new … Continue reading

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Easing myself back in gently

Good news faithful reader! I have been able to get back in the shed and do a small amount of turning. Nothing spectacularly large of course, but enough to put the damaged muscles to the test. One day in the … 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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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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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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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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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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First for 2014

My first visit to the shed saw me start on a pierced piece for the monthly competition. I have a bit of yew, about the size of a tennis ball, which I have hollowed. So far I have spent about … Continue reading

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