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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

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To all my blog readers I wish a happy and prosperous year 2018! I haven’t posted in a while, mostly because I have been busy in the workshop creating new things. And I have a success story to report: This … Continue reading

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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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I promised a post on this most wonderful of all places called Exotic Hardwoods UK, so here it is. I found out about this place quite some time ago, when researching timbers for a variety of commissions and also some … Continue reading

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