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Time to Turn

This is something I briefly touched on towards the end of my last post, where I entertained the idea of selling my woodturning lathe (along with several other machines in my workshop). Recently, I was contacted by a local man who’s repairing a chair and requires a replica of one part (I think it’s a stretcher). We met once before through Freecycle, when he came to collect a box-full of my wood offcuts for firewood. So, he’s briefly seen my workshop (in one of its former, chaotic states!) and had obviously kept me in mind in case I could ever be of assistance.

He dropped the specimen off through my letterbox a few days ago. All I need to do is to create another one just like it. He’ll be refinishing the whole chair so, I don’t have to worry about much else beyond sanding, which is nice! 😉 It looks to me like beech, below the surface so, with plenty of offcuts lying around I don’t need to splash out on any new wood.

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Building for Comfort

Lately, I haven’t been able to spend much time online to update my blog (apologies for that). Though, I have been able to spend a good amount of time in the workshop (at least that’s something!) and I have continued making progress on the chair at college.

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