Monthly Archives: November 2017

Holly galore!

Friends of ours have recently remodelled their back garden, and decided that their big holly tree was just getting in the way and needed to go. Luckily they mentioned this to me at the time (about 6 months ago), and … Continue reading

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Stuff happens

Here’s an illustration of what can happen even to an experienced turner: This is from a conifer, not Leylandii, but out of the same family. It was given to me by a neighbour. The wood is very soft, so much … Continue reading

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Making a centre finder

It’s one of those things that we all need every now and then, but I kept on forgetting to buy one. It just wasn’t important enough. So one day I decided that I was going to make myself one and … Continue reading

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Not a happy camper

I was planning on taking some photographs of my latest goodies last night, but it didn’t happen because Bob Mercer emailed me with the opportunity to buy some rather fantastic pieces of oak burr, which were just to good to … Continue reading

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Building a steady

My engineering lathe came with two steadies, one travelling steady (two support arms, and is mounted on the apron) and a fixed steady with three arms. Initially I used these for my first wood turning projects, but they had several … Continue reading

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