Category Archives: Off-topic

Burly barking girls weekend

I was on my own with both girls for most of the weekend, while my wife studied. Saturday wasn’t a great day as they were both pretty tired and stroppy, but yesterday was much better (despite the weather) and we … Continue reading

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Weekend update

I didn’t get any time in the workshop during the week. Yesterday was spent at a family birthday in a rural village hall, where I noticed this rather nice little toggle/latch, holding a long trestle table against the wall: Something … Continue reading

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Blog stats – 2012

11 months to the day since I first posted I’ve passed the 10,000 views mark. Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun 16 151 257 724 525 504 Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total 606 1,275 1,612 1,399 1,530 1,630 … Continue reading

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Car booty – 27th August 2012

As may be obvious from some of my purchases and reviews, this year I’ve mainly been acquiring new tools and machines. This isn’t because I am ignorant of the quality of old vs modern tools, but more a question of … Continue reading

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Subscriptions

Amateur Photographer A few months ago I cancelled my subscription to Amateur Photographer. I enjoyed reading the magazine and the fact that it’s a weekly publication was handy for the commute, but after several years of subscription and other reading … Continue reading

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Clutter clutter everywhere

A number of things have conspired recently to make the workshop in my single garage a lot messier than usual: I’ve been buying tools and machinery (and even a dust extraction kit!) but not finding them a permanent home My … Continue reading

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