In Australia we recently held our federal election; as the club is next door to a polling station we made full use of the passing foot traffic.
This is the latest effort by Fred from the Shire Woodworking Club; very good for an almost 90 year old. Fred has a corner at the club where he made these including all the furniture included in the dolls houses.
I have entered this competition for a number of years without winning any prizes; although I have been advised that if some of the items had been finished I would have performed a lot better. I seem to run out of time every year as I have a habit of changing my mind over what I going to make as well as underestimating the work involved. I have to have my project finished by 10th […]
Haven’t done any turning for about two years so started off slowly; had to locate everything I needed first! Turned these only using a roughing gouge; a bit of practice before the pine below. First time I tried the sierra pen blank also first time I have turned a razor handle What happens with blunt tools and delicate blanks! Engine for my train entry in this years plank competition, quite pleased with the result. […]
Somehow I managed to wipe all my posts while trying to install a gallery application. I have the details so will be reposting over the next couple of days
Visited the show for a long lunch on Friday and managed to limit my purchases: Looking to get back into turning so bought some pen parts, blanks and new Micro-Mesh Micro Finishing System Pack. The butt chisel is Narex and looks promising for small trimming without cutting my hand. The show was OK with a good selection of timber available but I don’t have a lot of space so resisted.
All decent options with Gary were taken by websites so I had to look for something else! Hugo is our 3 year old Ragdoll cat who is very nosy and likes investigating the garage / workshop: