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First Turning 2020

I really needed to tidy my shed. It has been used mainly for cutting timber (and mdf) for the house, so rubbish has accumulated on the floor, and I didn’t tidy it away. The garden incinerator has been busy, mainly … Continue reading

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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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I’m not tight, just careful

I like to save money where possible, and upcycling is a good way to do this. I originally hoped to line the inside of the new shed with dry wipe white boards. I’m not in a hurry to get the … 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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