Category Archives: Personal

I’m still here …

Last year a combination of health problems, a bereavement and then the weather conspired against me getting any more time in the workshop. This year my excuses are work, family life and severe procrastination! As you may have noticed there’s … Continue reading

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Holiday woodbutchery

The other week we went on holiday to The Manor House Hotel in Devon. It’s in a beautiful setting (although effectively being a large collection of barn like structures, it does little to enhance this!) As well as the myriad … Continue reading

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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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Another lack of progress update …

We’ve spent the weekend decluttering and tidying the study, which we’re slowly turning into a playroom for the girls. We sold and gave away some bits and pieces, threw some other stuff out and put the rest in the loft. … Continue reading

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I’ve been meaning to post about this for a while but I’ve not got round to it! In my previous post on the subject I talked about some of the reasons (excuses) for my inactivity. Most of these reasons are … Continue reading

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Christmas presents

I opened the last of my presents yesterday, so I thought I’d do a round up of the wood related ones, which were exceptionally well chosen … by me! Veritas The first present was from my wife and consisted of … Continue reading

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