Category Archives: stuff

Construction

It’s always with a bit of trepidation that you start to assemble pieces or components into a finished piece. You don’t know if you got the measurements right, if you’ve mixed up left and right of, just plainly miscalculated how … Continue reading

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Comfortably out of my comfort zone.

Most of the stuff I do now, as a hobby, is something that takes me well outside my comfort zone. This has been the case now for at least the last 7 or 8 years. When my heart starts pumping … Continue reading

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Sawing over

….not completely, but all the heavy stuff is done. All the wood I hope I’ll need is now drying off before I get to work planing and squaring up individual elements and starting to think about assembling them all into … Continue reading

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Busy in the workshop

Sometimes you look and wonder if you’ve bitten off more than you can chew, but then, that’s what we do, mostly. Time and patience usually proves that we should have had a bit more self-belief. That’s what happened with my … Continue reading

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Why I hate OSX Mavericks…

OK…so I know upgrades take a bit of time to get used to, but… Safari has stopped working properly.. 1) It sends a crash report everytime I log out “Safari closed unexpectedly ..” not really, dummmy, I just closed it. … Continue reading

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Spalted beech and other news…

So..it’s been absolutely ages since I blogged and I’ve missed it, but I’ve been busy with planting an orchard for a client and other more boring stuff like mowing and weeding… To bring you up to date with stuff I’ve … Continue reading

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My new knife

So, I finished my second knife … more of a heavy duty beast than the craft knife. The blade is hand forged in carbon steel by a Finnish maker and 4mm thick, so it should take a bashing. The handle … Continue reading

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My new craft knife.

I just finished my new craft knife, it’s one of a pair of knives I need for general carving and hacking at bits of wood. The next one will be more heavy duty.. I have a bit of a problem … Continue reading

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Status update

Well, I’ve finished my work bench, more or less, and fitted a nice new vise which I am very pleased with….. ..and, I’ve decided I like this idea of commissioning work from me …for me. For one thing I don’t … Continue reading

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Beavering away at some old wood.

I was sitting drinking a morning coffee last weekend, outside, as the weather has been glorious, and heard the unmistakeable sound of wood being loaded into a skip. Being a veteran skip raider I wandered round to see one of … Continue reading

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