Tag Archives: Wood

Inspiration

After watching a youtube video by Jimmy Clewes, I decided to get outside my comfort zone and have a bash at the square pagoda style box. The dimensions are a bit out. I think the bottom bit is a tad … Continue reading

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Finally!

I managed to do a small bit of turning today. This pen is from a malt whisky barrel stave, from Cambus whisky bond. Not sure what the whisky was, but the smell was amazing while I was turning it. It … Continue reading

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Taking Shape

I’m slowly getting the shed ready for working in. I finished framing the walls yesterday. Next move is bracing the roof, then I can start to think about fitting some lights. I even have one of the wall cabinets up … Continue reading

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Turning Once More

I can hardly contain my excitement. I actually got the lathe fired up today and turned something for the first time in almost a year. It’s really hard to put into words how good it feels to be turning again. … Continue reading

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Candlestick Phone Revisited

I was inspired by a blogger I follow to revisit a candlestick telephone project I did when I first started turning. The original was a reasonable attempt for a new turner. Not bad, in my opinion, considering I had been … Continue reading

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Out With The Old

As the old year draws to a close we all look back at what a dreadful year it’s been for celebrities. Who would want to be famous? My turning has been much reduced at the close of the year due … Continue reading

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Finally! Some Lathe Action

After four weeks of not getting out to play, I managed some turning yesterday. I had to take some time out to help a young couple sort out the electrics in their first home. I have no idea how the … Continue reading

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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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Buzz Off!

I hate wasps, and I know I’m not alone.They are attracted to the wood at this time of year, because they use it to build their nests. I’ve been inundated with the little blighters though. So much so I had … Continue reading

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Health Matters

Yes indeed it does. For those who know me, y’all know I’ve got dodgy guts. I’ve not been out and about as much in the shed, because I’ve not been eating, and don’t feel too steady on my feet. I … Continue reading

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