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Making a branding iron

I wanted to be able to ‘sign’ my future pieces with my new logo… I started off with the following, a scaled image of the log, some Copper Art Clay, two pieces of hard wax and a good scalpel. There … Continue reading

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“Well, it’s not real, though, is it!”

Don’t you love it when people say (about virtual worlds) “Well, it’s not real, though, is it!” Some of my virtual friends bought some of my virtual trees with their virtual money which I then converted to buy a cast … Continue reading

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Theology and carving

Well, it should have been quite simple… (story of my life)… I thought I’d do a bit of carving on the oak stool, particularly on the bottom rung or stretcher… What could be easier. After a lot of messing about … Continue reading

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Oak Stool Project

I’m back in the workshop after having taken it a bit slowly due to my arm/elbow complaining for a while. The butterfly joints that I showed last time were to tie together the two pieces I needed for the top, … Continue reading

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PMGrid

There are few things as exciting as a blank canvas, and a new sim is just that, of course. Bob Wellman of PMGrid has been kind enough to give me a sim with, hopefully, the possibility of upgrading to a … Continue reading

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The chairs, finished

OK, so, finally… [I started in November] … I have finished my chairs, with a little upholstery help from my eldest daughter at Krumnaalen Upholstery in Silkeborg, Denmark. So … a few photos Now, the trickiest joint I used was … Continue reading

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Workshop news.

Well, it’s been ages since I last wrote anything. My workshop has been full of plantlets and seedlings but I’ve been doing stuff that hasn’t really been interesting enough to blog about. Firstly I decided to make footstools to go … Continue reading

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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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