Tag Archives: Calamity

Holly trouble

No, this is not a story about anything holy. It’s about holly, the spiky stuff growing in many gardens and used as Christmas decorations. About 6 months ago I got a whole holly tree from a good friend. She had … Continue reading

Posted in General, Turning, Wood | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

That moment when…

…it seems that all the bad stuff happens precisely at the same time. Yep, I had one of them not too long ago. I am currently working on a little coffee or side table for the lounge. The top will … Continue reading

Posted in Musings, Workshop | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Turning | Tagged , | Leave a comment

How to …

… waste a perfectly good piece of wood. Or maybe how to waste a perfectly good Sunday. Well, in fact neither, but it got pretty close. Last Saturday night, while watching a late romcom on TV, I started doodling around … Continue reading

Posted in Decoration, General, Musings | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Battered and bruised

Last night Helen and I returned home from the BBC Countryfile Live, a 4 day event held at Blenheim Palace. The weekend before we were at The Game Fair, a 3 day event held at Ragley Hall.  The breakdown at … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Musings | Tagged , | Leave a comment