Shire Woodworking Club – 2016 Plank Competition.

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 […]

Managed to do a bit of woodturning over the weekend:

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. […]

Posts lost – I messed up while doing updates

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  

Sydney Working with Wood Show

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.

Why Hugo’s Woodshop?

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:

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Updates from my workshop where things occasionally get made!