Woodworking Crafts : Blog
24 July 2017
Last weekend us ‘amdram’ folk – the back stage crew that is - met up on the stage in our deserted village hall to try and sort out the scenery
26 June 2017
Honestly, we moan about bad weather and now we are all moaning about good weather. The hot summer sun is fantastic but it’s not the weather for getting anything useful done. Mornings are okay and evenings more so, but last weekend I was working outdoors part of the time, then a break in the cool of ...
26 May 2017
Hi Everyone, I don’t know about you but like it or not I use social media rather a lot. Recently I seem to be doing quite a bit of Facebook and Twitter but my Pinterest, Instagram and this blog column have got a bit left behind. Truth is there aren’t enough hours in the day to keep updating them all ...
3 February 2017
This year is turning out to be quite busy as I expected to be quite honest. I’m doing various work at one of our local community halls, I’ve now been co-opted on to the committee on account of my practical skills – sometimes it pays not to let people know you are quite good at dealing with problems… ...
10 January 2017
Last weekend I finally finished clearing and reordering my own workshop; a folding table and all its contents on top and below, gone; stuff lying everywhere sorted carefully into new compartment cases; other stuff that might, but let’s face it, won’t be useful after all – chucked. So, for part of th ...
30 November 2016
At the weekend I found myself musing about the number of different things my wife and I both do, which don’t count as paid work but do help others. The list is extensive and I’m not going into all of it now and I certainly don’t want to ‘big up’ what we do. We don’t do it for the applause, we do it ...
27 October 2016
Since my last blog things have inevitably been changing, one challenge was my daughter Amber being offered a marquetry donkey or ‘chevalet’ and the actual logistics of bringing it back to Sussex from Buckinghamshire (by car) and then checking it over and some minor maintenance before getting it ship ...
30 September 2016
Autumn is a busy time for woodworking related shows. Last week I was at the Bentley Wood Fair, quieter than usual with less stands but still interesting and the weather was kind on the day I went there. APTGW members – Mike Gordon, Richard Bingham and Fionn Turnbull Mike Gordon showing it isn’t all ...
18 August 2016
I admit it, it’s been a while since I’ve put anything here, but then it has been busy and stressful on the domestic front. My daughter, Amber, moved back from Paris to our house and thence to Wrexham in North Wales to start her new job. That would be all well and good except she had a mountain of st ...
30 June 2016
The last month or more has been stressful to say the least at ‘Maison’ Bailey, where plans have been undergoing fine tuning, in concert with my daughter Amber in Paris, to bring her firstly back home, and thence to Wrexham and her first ‘proper job’. It hasn’t been easy, but finally everything (excl ...