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A turn for the better

I actually managed to get some turning done yesterday. Unfortunately the banksia nut exploded all over the place, so my intended project was a wash-out. Not to worry, at a fiver a pop it isn’t exactly going to break the bank. 265 more words


Turner's Cube

Recently, I had a good excuse to finally make a “turner’s cube”. It’s a project where the end product serves little purpose, except maybe holding down papers, but where the process can be a good learning experience. 422 more words

Is this the end of impulse buys?

I’m a hoarder. There, I said it. And what I tend to hoard are projects and LOTS of them. Mostly, I like to restore classic cars and motorbikes but it doesn’t just extend to vehicles, friends now gift random projects and machines that they no longer need… An MGB GT, a 1992 Kawasaki and an old Norman are all currently mothballed in my garage alongside numerous broken chainsaws, anvils, a pottery kiln and a large gas forge. 257 more words

Just a quickie

Yesterday I attended Scotland’s National Woodworking & Power Tool Show at Brodie’s Timber just a bit North from Perth on the A9 road. The event was held here because the Nelton’s show had to be cancelled this year. 100 more words



Hi!  This is my first post, and it is meant to be a fun way to show some of the “behind the scenes” pictures and information about my woodturning adventures.   254 more words


[Peter] and the Amazing Technicolor Phone Wire Bracelet

When a job left him with some extra phone wire, didn’t toss it in the scrap pile. He broke out the casting resin and made an awesome bracelet… 247 more words

Wearable Hacks

Massive Engine Lathe 3 ( 8000 LB Stub Shaft )

Machining 8000 Lb Stub Shaft. Mat. Is Forged 4340 Heat Treaded To 32 to 34 RC.

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