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Re: Winter workshops

Postby RichardLaw » Fri Dec 25, 2009 1:08 pm

It being Christmas Day, I didn't get out of bed until gone 5:12am. But managed to whittle a couple of brace of elves to help fill the stockings. In front of the living room wood burner! Special treat

Nobody else going say what the tree is in my picture? I'll let you all know on New Year's Day.

Happy Christmas everyone, enjoy the logs! (And no carving with that new knife present at the dinner table.)
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Re: Winter workshops

Postby woodness sake » Fri Dec 25, 2009 7:14 pm

Gavin! Wife to be? :D congratulations.
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Re: Winter workshops

Postby gavin » Sat Dec 26, 2009 11:26 am

woodness sake wrote:Gavin! Wife to be? :D congratulations.

Yep, you can get lucky even if you are over 50 years of age!

Refer thread re " Wedding Plans" in Heretics section for info re pre-wedding festivities... all readers of this board are welcome to a stag/ hen night with a difference: Friday 9 April 2010 at Colvend Village Hall
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Re: Winter workshops

Postby simon » Sat Dec 26, 2009 12:29 pm

Just to join in the spirit of the Christmas Quiz I'll have a go. John's guesses sound likely to me, Oak would have been a first choice, but I wonder if it is something unusual or untypical of the species? Just to be different I'll go for Apple/ Pear. :lol:
Hope the mince pies are going down well :D
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Re: Winter workshops

Postby RichardLaw » Fri Jan 01, 2010 7:26 pm

Yes. In case you were wondering the picture is of an oak tree. Those angular branches really give it away for me.
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Re: Winter workshops

Postby Stellan Vert » Sat Jan 02, 2010 5:31 pm

Hi Richard

Thank you

I have just returned from taking dog for walk in the wood, I had never noticed that about oak trees before.

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Re: Winter workshops

Postby Rich Dyson » Sun Jan 03, 2010 6:32 pm

Here is a poorly lit picture of the stool I finished just before Christmas.

Richard D will testify to the cool location, especially this Sunday past, I'm sorry about all that smaoke mate, but you did do a really good job soldiering on and getting your stool finished


I would have posted earlier but my fingers have only just thawed out sufficient to type :roll:

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Cleaved and shaved legs (the stool not me) and turned rails. The top is shaker tape from Kevin Beauregard who is just outside Edinburgh - I called in to see him in early December although he does mail order.

A big thankyou to Richard Law tutor, mentor and custodian of t'Bodgery :) for all his guidance.
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Re: Winter workshops

Postby RichardLaw » Sun Jan 03, 2010 6:51 pm

Nowt wrong wi' shaved legs. Very good when riding the Three Yorkshire Peaks Cyclo X race!
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Re: Winter workshops

Postby Don Wagstaff » Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:51 pm

Hello,
The winter workshop. It's something of a theme of mine just now, coincidentally, but you have to follow the link there to see. Comments appreciated.

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Re: Winter workshops

Postby davestovell » Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:31 am

Rich
I love the stool but I have a question. How do you drill one mortice square to another as the legs are shaved and not parallel? Do you line it up by eye (obvious answer) or do you use some other method?
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Re: Winter workshops

Postby Rich Dyson » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:53 pm

Hi Dave

Yes - the holes were all drilled by eye after marking out their positions which worked fine.

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Re: Winter workshops

Postby RichardLaw » Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:47 pm

Ah ha, yas, Glasshopper, but lemember haw we made a front and back flame before drilling for the connecting wungs? :x

Bit easier to judge 90 degrees against half a buffet as opposed to a single riven post.
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Re: Winter workshops

Postby Rich Dyson » Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:55 pm

Master, I observe others, and they seem to know the way...
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Re: Winter workshops

Postby woodness sake » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:43 am

So, I posted a picture of my "shop" a couple of weeks ago when we had a fairly deep snow, about 18". That all went away after about 5 days.
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Anyway, I made some comments in the above posting if you'd care to review.
This next photo was taken at 7:00 PM EST. Same view. Same "shop". Blizzard conditions. You may have heard on the news about the winter snow storm(s) that have been slamming the mid-Atlantic eastern United States. This is the second round and boy, am I tired of taking pictures of snow.
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Here is a picture of my new winter shop. Not much turning going on here but I am being busy while waiting to be able to get out of our cul-de-sac. We were snowed in from Friday evening to Tuesday morning so far this week. Looks like we'll be snowed in again for a few days. Ah well. Spoons and back scratchers it is. :wink:
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Re: Winter workshops

Postby RichardLaw » Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:41 am

Hey Rick!

Hope you manage to get out sometime soon and that the food supplies hold out. Makes us Limies sound like real wimps when we see the amount of snow you're getting.

The vice in your indoor workshop looks fine, so simple. I'm sure this could be a way forward for holding down bowl blanks for roughing out.
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