Tag Archives: turned box

Revamp with a stamp

I have tried signing my turnings, I really have. My old Mum used to say my handwriting was like “a hen with dirty feet walking across the table.” Yes, it is that bad. I was thinking of investing in a … 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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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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of dishes and pots

I had a few small cuttings of timber kicking around the shed which were really too small for anything big, and too big for anything small. One piece of elm was only around 4″ in diameter by ¾” high. “What … Continue reading

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Over the weekend

Not that much since my last post. I did some turning at the end of the week, but gave the shed a good clean out and took a whole load of detritus to the amenity site. It shocks me that … Continue reading

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Time for tea

This will be my next competition entry. It is a cup & saucer in beech. I particularly like the saucer, and the inclusions. The handle is from the same tree, but has some interesting spalting. I would have liked the … 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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