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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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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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Scrap Bin Challenge

I decided to challenge myself after seeing an article on using up bits of scrap timber. I bought some wee round magnets and had a dig in the scrap bin. The results were impressive, to me at any rate. Fridge … Continue reading

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The Pellet With the Poison……..

Is in the vessel with the pestle……… For the uninitiated, that’s a line from A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. I finally managed back out to play. This week I did a mortar and pestle someone asked for. Unfortunately…… … Continue reading

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Finally Finished

It only took an extra week, but I finally got the ear-ring stand done. I’m not 100% sure about the shape, but I don’t remount pieces after a finish has been applied. After a series of disasters, I live with … Continue reading

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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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A Little Upcycle

A week later than planned, due to the car radiator letting go on the way home from work one evening. Bearing in mind my car is a grey import, and parts are sometimes difficult to get or expensive, I was … Continue reading

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Squaring some wood away

OK, that’s a bit misleading. I watched a video on Youtube by Al Furtado, where he has a bit of a disaster with a segmented bowl. The bowl blew apart. Not one to waste a video, Al turned a square … 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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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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