Tag Archives: yew

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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Organisation and a Half

I’ve been working at trying to tidy my work spaces, which has not been easy. All of the cabinets are rammed with various bits & bobs, so getting stuff squared away has been difficult. The first back wall panorama didn’t … Continue reading

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Started on the pile

I made a start converting some of what I gathered from the tree surgeon into turnable blanks. My poor wee band saw was screaming, right at the limit of what it can cut. It managed however, and I was able … Continue reading

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Change of plan Sunday

Normally on a Sunday, we do the weekly food shop. People always say we should shop online and have it delivered. I’m a little anal about my fresh fruit & veg though, and have to select and inspect every piece … Continue reading

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Work Tomorrow, Yippee!

My doctor has finally agreed to allow me back to work, for light duties only, but back to work none the less. It has been a long time coming. My shoulder is getting stronger every day. I can now manage … Continue reading

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The “Celtic Knot” jig MKI

The problem I had with the celtic knot pens was holding the pen blank in the same position every time. To get around this, I built this rather simple jig from a bit of phenolic plywood. The jig was to … Continue reading

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Heavy on the shavings

I didn’t manage to get anything finished at the weekend, but started a few interesting projects. I rough turned a lot of green timber, and started a couple of small projects. One was to be my entry for the May … Continue reading

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First for 2014

My first visit to the shed saw me start on a pierced piece for the monthly competition. I have a bit of yew, about the size of a tennis ball, which I have hollowed. So far I have spent about … Continue reading

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Holiday Time

I’ve been a bit erratic with my postings, being deeply into the holiday spirit, and holiday beer. I have had quite a few days of doing absolutely nothing, and a few days of turning. Also been busy with family matters, … Continue reading

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Skillbuilders

I turned a few little bits at the weekend from odds & ends of what was pretty much scrap. I hade a lovely bit of yew that cracked during drying.This was despite carefully removing the pith and sealing the end … Continue reading

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