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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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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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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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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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Nice Bottom Madam…….

OOOh Errr missus! I haven’t really been getting much turning done lately thanks to the weather, my shoulder, and family commitments. Like many turners, I have previously used a recess in the bottom of the bowl to hold the wood … Continue reading

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A Cold Weekend

Thankfully I have a gas fire in the shed to stop my bits falling off from frostbite. It was about 2°C outside, but much colder inside until the fire did it’s thing. I managed to finish a horse chestnut bowl … Continue reading

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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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