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Part 2!!

I’ve been having great difficulty with Windows Live Movie Maker (now known as just Movie Maker) of late and that is the main reason I’ve been unable to upload Part 2 of my latest cutting board series until today. It’s been a month since part one otherwise and I had been struggling to find the time to sit down and chop through over one hour’s worth of footage but, it’s online now and is available for you to view, share and critique. 🙂

If you’re struggling with the same program yourself, here are some tips that I tried to get it working…

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2011 in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 40,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 15 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Again, I’d like to thank everyone who has read, subscribed, followed and commented on these pages throughout 2011. 2012 is finally here and, I wish each of you the very best in the months that lie ahead!

Olly.

Preparing for 2012

A brand new year is only days and my mind floods instantly with thoughts of all the things I’d like to make and accomplish within my workshop!

2011 wasn’t as ‘successful’ as I was hoping it would be, for various reasons. Moving further away from my workshop hasn’t been easy but, in some ways, I’m fortunate to still have access to this space right now. I cannot say with any certainty that I will still have this workshop one-year from now… Regardless of whether or not the world “ends“! So, there could be a lot of questions surrounding that – can I afford to rent somewhere? What will happen to all of my machinery? If the economy’s in a better state, I may look at restarting a business to keep my workshop dream alive – but, uncertainty is the word of the moment.

There is one new area that I’d like to explore next year and that is the art of guitar making

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